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04-03-2012 07:48 PM
theauhawk Our deepest sympathies to the deceased officer and family & friends.

The given news report reads as if he may have gone into a turn too hot, and failed to negotiate the turn.

Re: my above post.....I asked who might stay overnight, simply because the Barber museum alone will require at least several hours to do a worthwhile visit, since there are so many cool bikes and displays to see there.

Thus, we'd really need 2 days for each participant to do the museum, some group riding and anything else (like visiting a few cool restaurants together--e.g., bbq).

Phurp & DAC--thanks much for the info and homework given above!....
04-03-2012 07:51 AM
Old Dog That's sad, it sounds to me like he may have just let his head get out of it for a sec. or two... That's easy done, and very dangerous especially on a bike, keep your head into your ridin, don't let it wonder one small bit... I get a lot of comments, you need to slow down at your age, but if I do my mind wonders away from my ridin...
Your head is your best piece of safety equipment you have...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
04-03-2012 12:25 AM
DACataldo Yep - PHURP and I had a good, but short ride. I ate and drank and he watched and listened to the band ... when another VN750 rides in! We had a good chat. Thanks, PHURP, for checking out the cabin prices while I continued chowing. See you soon for a longer ride.

BTW peeps, we left about 5 minutes before the motorcycle accident less than a mile away from the resort where the Birmingham detective died. It might have been a car passing over the middle line causing him to swerve off the road. Could have been PHURP if we stayed a few minutes longer! Angels are out there! Story here:

http://www.wsfa.com/story/17307192/o...cycle-accident
04-02-2012 09:35 PM
phurp
Get together info.

Me and Dave (DAcataldo) stopped by Courtyard 25 on Sunday. If anyone is interested, they have 8 cabins for rent on the grounds of the bike resort/bar/restraunt. 2 of the cabins have a single twin(?) size bed and the other 6 have the twin and a set of bunkbeds. they are small, basic, but clean and neat. Bath house on site. also available is camping in the same wooded area. Located just a realy cool ride away fron Barbers museum and track.
All cabins are $50 a night and camping is $10. ( $20 down with a refund if you clean your site up)
Fire pit on site.
No real web site, just a facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Courty...69956736426822

The Hampton is nice, and pricey. Discounted to $99 a night if 10 or more are rented. regularly $120.
03-31-2012 12:12 AM
DACataldo I am of course going to be a part of this but unless we are camping out I don't see my need for a place to stay.
03-30-2012 12:51 PM
Old Dog I'm hopeing I can make it, don't know what will be goin on then, but it seems to be about as good a time as any to me... And yes, if I make it I would want to stay overnight...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
03-30-2012 07:33 AM
denny6006
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Originally Posted by theauhawk View Post
After comparing the racing schedules of the Barber Motorsports Park, and that over at Talladega....and also some helpful feedback from fellow forum members....I'd like to submit the weekend of May 18-20 as a preliminary time window for this event.

This chosen weekend of May 18-20 (as of this writing) does not interfere with any major Barber or Talladega event. It misses Mother's Day weekend. It does not interfere with any other SE regional bike rally that I know of--except it overlaps with the very tail end of the Myrtle Beach spring rally. The original VN750 rally dubbed "The Homecoming" isn't until sometime in July, so it shouldn't interfere with that event. The proposed "Hocking Hills" rally elsewhere on this Forum is maybe that same weekend, but it is not a SE event and I figured most of those planning to go to it would not likely attend our SE rally, anyway.

The weekend of May 18-20 is also the weekend right in front of Memorial Day weekend, so we won't be coping with summer vacation traffic and holiday demand for hotels and restaurants.


Anyway....given the above weekend (and maybe the friday b4 and monday afterward)...who feels they can reasonably make it for that weekend (both saturday & sunday) for a first rally? If you can/will be staying at least overnite--please specify. Thanks!.....
The hocking hills Run to the hills is a done deal,and I am booked for it,I would like to have came down as I am in the south east but it would have been contingent on it being more toward Aug or Sept. however it works out, with or without me, I hope you all have a great time.



03-30-2012 12:39 AM
theauhawk After comparing the racing schedules of the Barber Motorsports Park, and that over at Talladega....and also some helpful feedback from fellow forum members....I'd like to submit the weekend of May 18-20 as a preliminary time window for this event.

This chosen weekend of May 18-20 (as of this writing) does not interfere with any major Barber or Talladega event. It misses Mother's Day weekend. It does not interfere with any other SE regional bike rally that I know of--except it overlaps with the very tail end of the Myrtle Beach spring rally. The original VN750 rally dubbed "The Homecoming" isn't until sometime in July, so it shouldn't interfere with that event. The proposed "Hocking Hills" rally elsewhere on this Forum is maybe that same weekend, but it is not a SE event and I figured most of those planning to go to it would not likely attend our SE rally, anyway.

The weekend of May 18-20 is also the weekend right in front of Memorial Day weekend, so we won't be coping with summer vacation traffic and holiday demand for hotels and restaurants.


Anyway....given the above weekend (and maybe the friday b4 and monday afterward)...who feels they can reasonably make it for that weekend (both saturday & sunday) for a first rally? If you can/will be staying at least overnite--please specify. Thanks!.....
03-19-2012 12:37 AM
DACataldo I might be able to take point on this. I am local and like I said I will be at Barber's for the races this month - I could inquire about the group rate at both the museum and the Hampton. I am even headed to Courtyard 25 (the old 29 Dreams) each day after the races and will find out if they offer anything in food or their cabins.
03-19-2012 12:19 AM
theauhawk Old Dog....

in response to your question above--"any news?"....

In truth, I started this thread because I felt we needed a rally for the bike that could someday be similar to the annual "Gathering", but closer for those of us in the southeast who can't quite make it that far each year.

Besides, the Barber Museum is really a "must see" for any "gearhead" who can truly appreciate & own a bike like the VN750. Since the VN750 was pretty much the last of its kind, it seemed appropriate enough that a first-class vintage bike museum was the natural "main attraction" for a VN750 rally...& especially one in this part of the world.

To further make the case for such, betweem the Museum and I-20 is a Bass Pro Shops store (for those of us who enjoy other outdoor sports)...and right across the street and/or down the road from the Museum is (I think) a Hampton Inn (i.e., super-easy access overnite accomodations).

However, I was in hopes that someone who is an avid VN750 rider and forum member but close to the Barber Museum might step up and "take the bull by the horns" with the planning....since someone in that area would be much more familiar with the best local restaurants & attractions, area roads to try and roads to avoid, camping areas, etc, and would probably be able to better work with the museum officials (e.g., to avoid a rally timing conflict with another museum or local motorsports event).

To make a first bike rally there a true success, and score any discounts with any local hotels, etc, I figure we'd need at least 10-20 bikes/riders to show up and stay overnite. With enough participation, it's conceivable that the Museum might even give us a bulk rate discount on museum admission (and/or a second day visit for half price, for example). If the Hampton Inn near the museum knew in advance that at least 15-20 riders would be staying there during a certain weekend, maybe we could get 20% off the going AAA rate for that same time period. These are just examples, but in any case we'll never know unless we try...

Given the number of replies this thread has seen (as of this posting anyway), I don't think we're quite there yet....

Soooo...any takers? Anyone? Anyone?.....
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