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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Houston Texas
There are alternatives to staying there. I simply have to have access to internet to keep up with my business while on the road, and that has prompted me to stay in Bryson City the last few years. I get a room at the Microtel Inn for around $70 per night when I book in advance. While I might miss some action sitting around the fire, I don't drink so there is little obstacle to riding back to the very comfortable, wi-fi equipped motel room. With a tv and cell phone access. And a private bathroom.
Alternatives to a place like Ironhorse might be more expensive than you think. Down the road is the Fontana Village Resort. It costs a LOT to reserve those type of venues! But they WILL bend over backwards to take care of you. I had a Rally there a couple years back and was impressed with how that went. While there are a few motorcycle friendly motels around, most are not all that large and would not have meeting rooms. Maybe something like the Fairground in Maggie Valley? Motels and eateries close by. At the end of the day, the Ironhorse is a very good venue for a motorcycle event. This next event will tell the story about how willing the owners are to mold their common practices to what we want. Yes, there will always be some "other" non V STrom related riders there. But when we are 80+ % percent of the event, that should carry weight. Over things like the $^%& loud ass band playing right where most gathered around the campfires at night!
Bottom line is that until there are several people that want to volunteer to help with the Rally, not much is going to change.
'12 DL 650 '14 BMW R 1200 RT
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