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Old 10-13-2007, 07:19 PM
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Default Jonas Ridge Store has new ownership!

Anyone that has ridden highway NC 181 out of Morganton, NC north to the Blue Ridge Parkway is probably familiar with the Jonas Ridge Store. It is that one on top of the twisty mountain run, with the old Esso sign on the side, and the parking lot that has always been a popular loitering spot for most riders around there. Just in case you need a refresher, here it is:



The place went out of business a couple of months back, and has been sitting idle, while still accumlating the loiterers. I'd say it is the "Calderwood Overlook" of NC 181, don't 'cha think? Well there is some good news - the place has been purchased by motorcycle enthusiasts that plan to reopen it with a bit of a flair for us riders in mind!

3 of the members of our Charlotte RAT pack have bought the place. Tom "Motoman" Bridges (http://www.campmotoman.com), Bob Rehley, and John (Got Wilk?) Wilkinson bit the bullet and bought it a couple of weeks back, because they recognize that it has great potential! They are modeling it with a little bit of Crossroads of Time, a little bit of the Shady Valley Country Store, a little bit of TWO, and a little bit of their own flair. These guys have a unique kind of ingenuity. We went up there today to check it out, it is going to be fantastic!

So when you find yourself motoring the "181 Speedway", please be sure to stop in and support your fellow riders in this new endeavor.... they are in the process of re-stocking, and it will be repoening in 2 weeks.
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