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  1. As the safety and health are top priority of all of our members and their riders, the Board of Directors has decided to not hold the annual V2V relay in 2020. I, along with most, are disappointed. The complexity of this event, passing through many states, and the individual area guidelines for the pandemic, complicates the planning. I would like to make a somewhat virtual V2V. If members will send pictures to me, with specific location details, from along the normal V2V route, I hope to post a collage for each leg. Of course with lots of help and support of the members. I look forward to 2021.
  2. The decision is scheduled for tonight, at the Board meeting.
  3. Greetings, Leg details, hotel information, all the pertinent stuff will be posted soon. Please understand, this relay is still on a hold due to the National shutdown. Hopefully, a decision will be made to go or no go 5-13-20. In the meantime, with the information Amanda has compiled, look at your schedules and the proposed areas/routes and develop a plan.
  4. We are underway with the planning for the 2020 V2V. We have some amazing volunteers that have stepped up to be your Leg Captains. Here are the 13 legs, dates and leg captains. The destinations are planned as close as possible to the original Victory Highway. V2V 2020 Leg Date Start Point End Point Leg Captain 1 6/22/2020 San Francisco Reno Donna Dovel 2 6/23/2020 Reno Ely, NV Rose Mandile 3 6/24/2020 Ely, NV Salt Lake, UT Rose Mandile 4 6/25/2020 Salt Lake, UT Craig, CO Rose Mandile 5 6/26/2020 Craig, CO Fort Morgan, CO John Dextras 6 6/27/2020 Fort Morgan, CO Wilson, KS Paul Simpson 7 6/28/2020 Wilson, KS Kansas City, MO Lowell Johnson 8 6/29/2020 Kansas City, MO St. Louis, MO Dave Crew 9 6/30/2020 St. Louis, MO Indianapolis, IN Wayne O Jr. 10 7/1/2020 Indianapolis, IN Columbus, OH Wayne O Jr. 11 7/2/2020 Columbus, OH Uniontown, PA David Lovell 12 7/3/2020 Uniontown, PA Frederick, MD David Lovell 13 7/4/2020 Frederick, MD Staten Island, NY David Lovell Leg Captains, hotels, and a few other small changes maybe needed as we all move through this novel Covid-19. The VMC Board is supporting this annual event. We are all in this together. Hoping you will be able to participate in one or more of the legs. This is a great event, you won't want to miss it. Stay tuned!
  5. Thanks Candi, I am working on this today. Please send PM's, post in this thread and by all means, respond to the emails that will be sent soon. Viv
  6. You are correct in the need for criteria. I also think this lack of required information is another reason many proposals are not submitted. Also correct in previous samples doesn't work! I believe your input will be missed.
  7. What good is a committee of several, when the decisions are made from few? That's what I mean.
  8. As a RR from SC, I would be honored to help with this event. The "usual" route goes through Missouri and Kansas and those states are part of South Central Region.
  9. If it could only be that simple! A group coming forward with a proposal is a simple statement for what has turned into a ridiculous, complex ordeal to endure. It has been mentioned several times by event committee members, that misunderstandings were the cause of one proposal for a National meet to be withdrawn by the submitting LC. Recently, the EC Chair would not acknowledge that proposal was submitted. That acknowledgement has not happened after two requests to correct the statement. I hope the 20th anniversary meet can be held in a location that will be able to pay tribute to the first meet, which is known as the Meet in the Middle. That first meeting was held in a field! Time has changed many things. VMC members have come and gone. Members have evolved in their preferences of bikes, and lodging, and expected vendors, etc. The one thing that I have enjoyed the most, is the people that I have met and the friendships that have been built. Most of those friends will never change for me, as some of my fondest memories were not made while being catered in a dining hall with white linen, but around a pizza box and a campfire. Until the deciding members of the board realize that their way is not the only way, I doubt it will be possible for an average LC to gain the event committees approval to hold such an event. That is unfortunate, as I have attended three Victory related events this year that were outstanding and they did not require the events committee involvement.
  10. Leg 13, 20th V2V, 7-4-19. 13 bikes left Carson City this am. Absolutely breathtaking views this morning. Followed Route 88 on south side of Lake Tahoe. Then lit Carson pass. Lunch at Jackson, CA.
  11. Leg 12, Gold Dust, Carson City, bike parking. Lots of beautiful bikes!
  12. In Ely across the street from the hotel is a Lincoln Memorial Highway marker.
  13. Bike temps through the Ashley pass were mid 60’s. It felt cooler than that with a slight breeze blowing off the remaining snow.
  14. Leg 11, 7-2-19 lunch at state line between Utah and Nevada. About an hour east of Ely. Great place to eat in the middle of no where. Snow topped mountains on one side, desert conditions on the other.
  15. 12 bikes left Zermatt resort in Midway UT. Gas stop in Delta UT. It is getting warm again, but not hot yet.
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