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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
Dirt_Dad 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.

Dirt_Dad
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
Rudderfeet
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"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
Wailin' Wayne Weekend perhaps?
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
Big B
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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


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
Rudderfeet 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
realshelby 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
Dirt_Dad From Wreckchecker on ADV

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Originally Posted by Wreckchecker, post: 36772134, member: 114766
While it really is touching to see the doubt and encouragement, let me make it clear that this event IS retired. There are other events already in the area BUT they are not the Romney Camp-N-Ride and will not be held at Romney Cycles.

All four us us organizers agreed that Camp-N-Ride has ended. This included the dealership owner and his general manager. People would be surprised at how much time and money the dealership put into this and they couldn't just keep writing this off. Building the fire pit, the showers, paying (yes) for the factory trucks, and paying for your "free" meals came straight out of the owner's pocket which shows how much he really enjoyed having us there long after he realized how much it was costing him. Dirt_Dad and I could have found another venue but we each have other interests this coming year which limit our time for organizing another CnR. The two of us really agonized in weighing the good we did for the kids and the chance to see a lot of you, versus these down sides. It hurts to see it come to an end.


As for other events, below is a list of others in the general area. We're not yet sure which, but Jon and I do plan to hit some of these others. The list is on this thread and there have been some updates on the below thread to check for:
https://advrider.com/f/threads/2019-...1350744/page-2


"...below is the list of competing events for all of our time that was mentioned above. We pulled together the ADVRider threads and other known events of 2018 and those already announced for 2019. The events ending with a period are announced 2019 dates and those ending with question marks were 2018 dates, so we don't know their 2019 dates. If any of you have corrections to this list, just post them with your vote and I'll update this post.


MARCH
28/29 March Moto Madness


APRIL
6/7 Eurobike NC
13/14
20/21
27/28 Stolen Pig KY 25-28. HUBB VA. Laurel Fork (4/27-5/5)


MAY (5/1 = Labor Day)
4/5 (Traditional Romney) Georgia Mountain Rally, Green Ridge Dual Sport? Classic M/C Day
11/12 (Mothers Day weekend)
18/19 Ricks Eastern Rendesvous 15-19. British & Classic MD. Smokin Hole NC? Strom NC? Dirty Goose NC?
25/26 (27 = Memorial) New Cumberland WV,


JUNE (VA & MD schools out on 6/7 and 6/13 respectively)
1/2 Durty Dabbers?
8/9 Rider Campout Somerset PA? Dirty Daze NY?
15/16 BMWMOA


JULY
6/7 (Holiday weekend)
13/14 BYOB (2019 not yet decided). GSGiant WV? PA Grand Canyon?
20/21 NEADV Rally? BMW RA?
27/28


AUG
3/4
10/11
17/18 Four Winds PA? Soggy Bottom PA
24/25


SEP
31/1 (2 = Memorial Day)
7/8 Blue Ridge ADV NC? BWDR?
14/15 Snappin Turtle NY? Meadows of Dan? Blue Ridge Rally?
21/22 Allegheny ? HUBB NC. ADV Moto WV?
28/29 NotaRally. Renfro KY?

OCT (Weather can change really fast, and there can be snow the last two weekends)
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As for camping, most people at our event were actually sleeping on the property of The Potomac Center, which TPC originally was allowing as a business courtesy to the dealership. As most of us who met the kids are aware, some have been taken from parents who have subjected them to nightmares. Some of those parents have defied court orders to get access. I would strongly suggest not even asking TPC for permission to camp on their property and would expect to wake to a WV Trooper if you do. (They are in the next building over!)

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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