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post #1 of 388 Old 12-08-2013, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Spring 2014 - Romney, West Virginia - May 2-4

Romney Cycles is doing it again. The date has been confirmed and they will be holding the “3rd Annual Camp N Ride” on May 2-4, 2014.

We had a good number of Troopers there last year. Our one Toronto Trooper that gave us an international flavor. In Fall of 2013 Romney was named the #1 Suzuki motorcycle dealer in the USA. I know they sold a lot of new DL650s in 2013. If you were one of the 29 riders that joined us last year you already know the guys at Romney go out of their way to make us feel welcome. They remain interested in growing their involvement in the Adventure market and are once again looking forward to hosting the event again in 2014.
Link to 2013 event video
Link to 2012 event video

When: May 2-4, 2014
Where: Romney Cycles in Romney, WV
What: Camping on the grounds of the dealership, or staying at local lodging. Then riding some fantastic West Virginia roads.


The normal schedule is most everyone arrives at some point during the day or evening that Friday. Saturday is ride day, and everyone headsed their own way on Sunday. The dealership provides the camping area in a nice field next to the dealership, portable toilets, a shower, water, ice, a coffee maker for the morning, plenty of wood for the fire each evening, and they fed us on Saturday evening. They also worked out a group rate at one of the local motels. They are always open to making things better so if you have any ideas please share them here and I'll make sure they see it.

For the non-campers
Koolwink Motel
South Branch Inn
I believe we had several rider stay at both hotels last time. Always get good reports on the accommodations.

As far as Saturday rides, it's open. Last year several guys ventured off on their own, others formed small groups, and some joined one of the two group rides that were pre-planned. I will plan to lead a ride again this year, and will be flexible with what type of ride I'm leading (all street vs dirt/street mix vs more challenging dirt). I'm happy to lead a ride, but if we get the size of group or bigger than we had last year, it will be a good idea for those veterans of the area to have a route in mind (or in GPS). At some point I'll be trying to recruit some of you to plan to lead a ride. Friday night fire is a good time to workout ride groups for the next day.

Romney is centrally located to a lot of great riding. If you do want to explore on your own here's a few ideas along with the approximate mileage from Romney.
65 miles Rt 72 video
83 miles Spruce Knob
54 miles Dolly Sods
16 miles Oldtown Low Water Bridge video
57 miles Black Water Falls
62 miles Seneca Rocks
52 miles WV/VA Border Crossing near Mathias, WV
74 miles Harpers Ferry video

If you want to bring your significant other, but they don't want to do a day ride with a bunch of sweaty guys, the scenic train is less than a mile from the dealer.
Scenic Railroad
The Apple Blossom Festival was enjoyed by at least one of the spouses at the event last year.
41 miles Apple Blossom Festival - Winchester, VA


Romney Cycles will want a ballpark figure on how many to plan for, but obviously it's way too early for anyone to commit this far in the future. When time gets closer I'll try to get a headcount. But until then post up if you think you may attend, have any suggestions or questions.

So mark your calendars and plan to start your early spring season in beautiful West Virginia.


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This following is not an obligation, more of a way to see how many and who may be coming. Post to this thread or send me a PM and I'll add/remove you from the list. When we're a few weeks out we'll try to get a more official headcount so Romney can make their plans.

Possible headcount from stromtrooper

Dirt_Dad
newhoco
tmcgee
Rudderfeet
Big B
exzachtly1
FireDog45
whistler
acormier7

Additional headcount from other adventure boards (yamahasupertenere & ADV): 33


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Last year's Romney trip was one of the highlights of my year , I will be back in 2014 . I just hope they do not have a fully farkled Tenere WITH luggage , I may not be able to resist.
West Virginia does not , apparently , have any straight and boring roads . At all .
And no-one will confirm or deny the existence of a top-secret cultural treasure called Ralla's ( ? ) . I will be heading down early to do some investigating...

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Last year's Romney trip was one of the highlights of my year , I will be back in 2014 . I just hope they do not have a fully farkled Tenere WITH luggage , I may not be able to resist.
West Virginia does not , apparently , have any straight and boring roads . At all .
And no-one will confirm or deny the existence of a top-secret cultural treasure called Ralla's ( ? ) . I will be heading down early to do some investigating...

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Glad you are coming back. I'm hoping to encourage a few of your fellow countrymen to join you down here this year. You are living proof that we we have a 100% safe return record for Canadians. That is much better than another gathering we all do each fall.


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There's a Year Round Riders forum get together in WV the week before. Maybe I can manage to be away for 10 days. Hmmmmm.

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There's a Year Round Riders forum get together in WV the week before. Maybe I can manage to be away for 10 days. Hmmmmm.
Tom, that would be awesome. I'd love to see the new you in person.


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Tom, that would be awesome. I'd love to see the new you in person.
If I do get to WV the end of April, I intend to see you wand Dirt Mom anyway!

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I grew up in Morgantown before I got into motorcycles 2 years ago, so I've been pining to ride WV since. This sounds like a great event!


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I grew up in Morgantown before I got into motorcycles 2 years ago, so I've been pining to ride WV since. This sounds like a great event!
Like Vermont, there are no bad roads in WV.

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If I do get to WV the end of April, I intend to see you wand Dirt Mom anyway!
Sounds good, Tom. I did add you as a maybe to the gathering. Hope to see you this spring one way or another.


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On the calendar and you know that I hope to make this, will let you know!! Safe for our Canadian friends to attend huh, no problems like that "other event"?

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