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  1. I'm sorry but I know Grambo and am not interested in spooning, no matter how much Fireball Dave C. brings. 😆😆😆 But I can bring a one-person sleeping bag if it will help.
  2. Paul, Since the wife isn't coming along this year, I'm interested in going all the way....to your place. 🙂
  3. Hey everyone, here's some info on the route for this leg. Link to route: https://goo.gl/maps/a571X3GFa7qjtohGA This leg will start from the Quality Inn & Suites in Craig, CO and go east on Hwy 40 (Victory Hwy) through Steamboat Spgs. and stop on top of Rabbit Ears Pass (Continental Divide, elev. 9426 ft.) for a quick stop. We’ll then go 3 miles and turn left and continue on Hwy 14 to Walden. There, we’ll stop for gas and another quick rest stop. We continue along Hwy 14 down Poudre Canyon and another rest stop alongside the Cache la Poudre River. After that, we head to Ft. Collins for gas and lunch. Currently, lunch is scheduled to be at the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant in Ft. Collins. After lunch, we continue east through Ft. Collins and out towards the eastern plains. We’ll make a final rest stop in Briggsdale, then end in Ft. Morgan at the Comfort Inn. Hope to see many of you on the ride. ColoradoKP
  4. This will be another long ride (~400 miles) through northwestern Colorado, northeast Utah, up into southwest Wyoming, then back into Utah. Although this is a longer than usual ride, we’ll have enough stops everyone's buns don't get too sore. 😁 We’ll first head south from Craig along Hwy 13 to Meeker. From there, we’ll head west on Hwy 64 and merge with Hwy 40 to Vernal, UT. From Vernal, we continue north on Hwy 191 through the Ashley National Forest to Red Canyon where we’ll cut onto Hwy 44 and go west around the southern edge of Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area to Manila. From Manila, we take Hwy 43 (CO) / 414 (WY) to I-80 and Evanston, WY. From Evanston, we head south on Hwy 150 through the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest until it ends in Kamas, UT. From there, it’s just 17 more miles to the hotel. Route: Link to route coming soon. To make room reservations at the Zermatt Resort and Spa, call (435) 657-0180, and don’t forget to mention you are a member of the Victory Motorcycle Club.
  5. This year’s leg will take us north from previous years. The main route will take us west from Ft. Morgan along Hwy 34 through Greely and Ft. Collins, CO. From there we will head north along Hwy 287 to Laramie, WY. In Laramie, we will take Wyoming Hwy 130, Snowy Ridge Rd., through the Medicine Bow-Route National Forest until it ends at Hwy 230. After going south for about 10 miles to Riverside, WY, we’ll take Hwy 70 to Baggs, WY. From there we head south back into Colorado for about 40 miles and end at the Quality Inn & Suites in Craig, CO. Dinner will be at the Quality Inn & Suites. It looks like they have a pretty nice dining/bar area. For reservations, call 970-824-4000 or 970-824-3950. Mention you're a member of the Victory Motorcycle Club for the $89 group rate. Cancellations need to be made NLT 30 May. Route = https://goo.gl/maps/xPjsYBRyNW12
  6. Unfortunately, I'm coming from Colorado, and I'm not sure how many will be riding the leg from Heber City to Craig. I'm surprised, just like Bearcat, that there wasn't a poll at the beginning of each thread like in previous years. But that's ok. Was just wondering if a special rate was ever considered for us. Is there time to try to get a special rate? Is there a way to find out how many riders will be staying in Heber City that night? From what I can see so far, there's at least 3 of us. :tu
  7. Anybody block some rooms for us and arrange for a group price/discount? I just booked my room, and the reservation lady had no info on our club or us staying there. Anybody have any info????
  8. Recommend having the dinner and baton exchange in Castle Rock at the Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Company at 880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80109. This is just down the street from the Days Inn and Suites. A good time to meet would be 6 pm.
  9. Borg, Basically, you carry the travel bag with the baton (and a few other things), plan the route (which is usually I-70 west to just past Limon, CO then Hwy 86 to Castle Rock), make sure the GPS tracker is on so everyone else can see our progress, make sure anyone that is traveling with you fills out and hands in a ride waiver, and be the lead bike for the ride. Other than that, there's not much else. Others may chime in with additional stuff that I've forgotten. You said you'll be riding to the first stop in CO, is that Castle Rock? If so, then that would be perfect.
  10. For whoever will be the leg captain, I got some lodging info for the night in Castle Rock. Best prices seem to be the Days Inn and Suites at 4691 Castleton Way, Castle Rock CO 80109 (that's where we've stayed in the past). Rooms are $99 per night. Can't get a group rate 'cause we don't know how many will be on this leg. Phone # is (303) 814-5825. This is where we plan to start Leg 10 the following day. If someone has any better idea, let me know. Right now I can't Captain this leg because I just started a new job and have not earned enough vacation time.
  11. For whoever will be the leg captain, I got some lodging info for the night in Castle Rock. Best prices seem to be the Days Inn and Suites at 4691 Castleton Way, Castle Rock CO 80109 (that's where we've stayed in the past). Rooms are $99 per night. Can't get a group rate 'cause we don't know how many will be on this leg. Phone # is (303) 814-5825. This is where we plan to start Leg 10 the following day. If someone has any better idea, let me know. Right now I can't Captain this leg because I just started a new job and have not earned enough vacation time.
  12. Whoever volunteers to be the leg captain for this leg, contact me (John Dextras, a.k.a. ColoradoKP) to coordinate the meeting point for the end of this leg. I will be the leg captain for the next leg, Leg 10, and those of us in Colorado want to move it back to Castle Rock; cheaper places to stay, and more places to arrange for the dinner / baton exchange.
  13. Make sure there are two 2XL shirts set aside for Joe and Brandi at the Bear Valley Inn in Craig. This has been our gift to them for being such wonderful hosts, and feeding us dinner at no cost to us.
  14. To all, There's been a change for who will be the Leg Captain for this leg. Due to a personal issue (going out of state to pick up my wife's new motorcycle seat, which happens to be attached to a 2013 XC Tour, and bringing them both home), I will be handing the duty of Leg Captain to Dave Cooper of the Palmer Divide Victory Riders. Dave was the Leg Captain for the leg from Castle Rock to Wilson, KS (eastbound) a few years back so he's familiar with what needs to be done. I believe Dave will add a post to this thread soon to provide any additional info he deems necessary. As for now, the dinner location (Rockyard American Grill), and the start time and location (Days Inn and Suites, 0900-ish) is still a go. My wife and I will still be able to attend the dinner on Monday night, but will have to miss out on the Colorful Colorado Leg 10. Thanks to Dave for volunteering.
  15. Hi Bud, Will let everyone know at the next meeting about maybe hooking up with the Kansas folks in Limon for the final 80 miles or so. Rhonda and I are glad the hat went to a good home. Enjoy. :tu
  16. Wonderful! Whenever things slow down for you, just post your itinerary and we'll see if we can scrape up a few riders to meet you in Limon. We'll just need to know the expected time. No hurry, we've got plenty of time. PS. Congrats to your daughter.
  17. Since this is one of the shorter legs, we'll be starting at around 9am (give or take) from the Days Inn and Suites at 4691 Castleton Way, Castle Rock, CO 80109. Itinerary for the leg is as follows: - KSU at 9-ish - Lunch = Idaho Springs (~ 10:30-10:45) - Intermediate stop = Kremmling (~ 1:30) - Arrive = Craig, CO (~ 3:30) All times and locations are subject to change depending on road conditions, and the very predictable Colorado weather. :ltr PS. Don't forget to bring your rain gear. You've been warned.
  18. As Ichi mentioned, this leg will end at the Bear Valley Inn at 755 Victory Way in Craig. Room and reservation info are: Rooms: $50 + tax. Phone: 970-824-8101. (Please mention you are with the VMC) As is traditional for Joe and Brandi (General Managers), they will be providing a BBQ dinner with all the trimmings free of charge. For our appreciation, in years past, we've provided Joe and Brandi 2 V2V shirts for all their hard work, generosity, and hospitality. For the V2V organizers: Please ensure there are 2 V2V shirts reserved for Joe and Brandi (both 2XL) in the traveling bag. Lastly, I was told that, due to personal reasons, this will probably be the last year Joe and Brandi will be personally hosting our event. Joe and Brandi have been wonderful hosts for many years, and they will be moving on next year. Last year was the largest gathering at the Bear Valley Inn for this event. Let's see if we can top that and make it an extra special thank you for Joe and Brandi. Hope to see you there.
  19. Looking to start this leg from the Days Inn and Suites at 4691 Castleton Way, Castle Rock, CO 80109. Although I'm not the leg captain for Leg 9, Wilson, KS to Castle Rock, CO, I did mention in that leg's thread that this would be a good place to meet, as in years past. Will try to get some prices for this location, as well as 2 others within walking distance.
  20. Updated booking instruction for the Hampton Inn in Littleton. "Hampton Inn & Suites Denver/ Highlands Ranch is holding rooms for the V2V Run (their words, not mine). To get the special rate of $129 for a King or Double Queen Room Call 303-794-1800 ask for the V2V Run group. Or visit www.denverhighlandsranchsuites.hamptoninn.com and put in the group code V2V. Be sure to make your reservations by 5/23/14" They are not requiring us to have a minimum # of rooms, so everyone will get the $129 rate regardless if there's just 1 room or 10. I realize it's still not cheap, but I thought it was very nice of them to do this for us. :tu
  21. End point and hotel information for this leg follows. There's a new end point this year: Hampton Inn & Suites Denver/Highlands Ranch 3095 W. County Line Road, Littleton, Colorado, 80129 303-794-1800 Current room rates are: $149 +tax = 1 King bed $159 +tax = 2 Queen beds If we can get 10 or more rooms, prices go down to: $126 +tax = King bed $135 +tax = 2 Queen beds The reason we chose this location is because there's a Victory dealership 100 feet across the street. Also, they want to help support/promote the rally. Not sure yet on how they plan to do this, however, we've suggested they have a Tech available in case anyone might need some type of service after the leg, such as an oil change, new tire, or brakes; something like that. Also, we will be having the dinner/baton exchange at NoNo's Cafe next to the Hampton Inn. Not sure what time this will take place. Will keep everyone abreast. The experience we have this year with stopping at this location will determine if we want to keep it, or move it back to Castle Rock in years to come. For Dann or Donna, Is there a way to change the title of this thread from "Craig, CO to Castle Rock, CO" to "Craig, CO to Littleton CO" just so we don't confuse people? Thanks.
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