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|05-06-2019 04:57 PM|
|Raymond2012||I havenít been able to attend the last couple years, but I really had a great time the 2 years before. Hate to hear itís been cancelled though. Beautiful scenery and fantastic riding. Met a few of you there, and hope to see you again. I retire January of 2020, and will have more time for trips.|
|05-05-2019 02:10 PM|
Yesterday Wreckchecker and I took a ride to Romney on our traditional Camp N Ride weekend. We both noticed the empty Koolwink hotel, and felt an odd, almost hollow feeling as we made our way from town to the dealership. It's just not the same without all of you being there.
Larry (GM) and Kevin (owner) also had their usual Saturday breakfast where they discussed how strange the last week has been with no craziness getting everything set for all of us to show up. It's just not the same without all of you being there.
The weather forecast was the same as we've see for the last 4 years. I now have to accept that our first 4 years had been the anomaly, and the first weekend in May really is a very wet weekend.
It just worked out that Wreckchecker wore his Camp N Ride shirt from our very last event, and I wore the shirt from the very first event. So we put Larry (the guy who orchestrated the dealership support year after year) between us and took a picture.
Thanks to all of you who attended over the years. It was a great event, I definitely missed it this year. It's just not the same without all of you being there.
|02-16-2019 12:06 PM|
|B-Mac||Great spot for a meet and greet. ADV Moto had an Event at this campground in Romney on the Trough River and it was great. Wapocoma Campground (304)-822-5528|
|02-14-2019 10:52 PM|
Originally Posted by phatguy View Post
|02-13-2019 02:39 PM|
|phatguy||"B" I would...but I am already signed up that weekend for another rally called "Tour of the Scioto River Valley" Will be out there mixing it up with the youngsters. Keep in touch if the Ohio boys are planning a fun something else this season. Regards, Jim|
|02-13-2019 02:23 PM|
Originally Posted by phatguy View Post
Come to the Strom rally at Ironhorse in May, you'll see most of us Ohio boys there and many others I'm sure you know.
|02-13-2019 12:52 PM|
|phatguy||Went three times and always enjoyed! My fallback are rides hosted by "MSTA". Nation wide, welcoming to all makes and styles of bike, huge selection of downloadable GPS maps, friendly people, and inexpensive. This years MSTA rally is in Bristol, Va/Tn June 20-27th. Also, for those wanting to ride identical routes to the past Romney rally, this years BMW-RA rally is at Woodstock, Va, 5-8 Sept, camping or motel options. Hope to see my Ohio acquaintences on the road this year! Jim (phatguy) in Cbus|
|01-17-2019 07:55 PM|
FYI if anyone wants a copy of the Camp-and-Ride route sheets and GPS files, PM me and I'll give you a Dropbox link to fetch them from.
As of 1/17/2019, it's https://www.dropbox.com/s/nvjwf96v2n...outes.zip?dl=0
|01-16-2019 08:37 AM|
I hate to see stuff kind of fade away. The truth is that there is too much work that goes into these for all but the most passionate to put up with! Unless you have fresh blood coming in, both to help and to visit, things tend to get stagnate.
I think there are too many events. Most are lucky to plan for one a year, some 2 or 3. If the excitement to plan and make the trip isn't there, then you are going to lose attendance. Few have the resources or desire to put on a professional event with vendors and planned/organized events. While these can certainly bring in attendance, they can lose some personality too.
So, the best you can hope for is to be around friends from the forums, past attendance, and the new friends to be made! In the long run those are more valuable than the new riding pants you won as a door prize anyway.
The chance to see V-Tom, Dirt Dad, Big B and some others at the V Strom rally at the Ironhorse has me excited about this years event!
|01-16-2019 05:33 AM|
From Wreckchecker on ADV
Originally Posted by Wreckchecker, post: 36772134, member: 114766
Clearly he didn't list the Strom Rally. Since that one is bike specific and as far as I know, only listed here, I left it alone on the other forums.
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