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Sportsman Matt

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  1. How about 2018 National Meet in Spirit Lake? Just a thought. I'm all for taking back the AVR and having it like we used to. Got my support.
  2. You might want to do a fact check. The Zakim was built in 1997 The Ravenel was built in 2005. So who copied who? And Vohn, I'm not being negative, I'm goving ypu constructive criticism to help you. I think that a picture of a historic landmark that's been around for over 150 years wpuld look better than a 11 year old bridge for the National Meet logo artwork.
  3. Personally the info should be here on the VMC site well before posting on Facebook. We have members payong dues for an exclusive site and forum, and it is rather insulting slap in the face of the membership to post VMC events on Facebook instead of here on our site.
  4. I see there's a dealer dinner on Thursday and it says registration is closed. Does that mean if you didn't register for the dealer dinner your SOL? This is the first I heard of it.
  5. Don't blame you about Baltimore Gene. I don't have an issue with route changes as long as it provides safe riding. My issue is this whole "let's just ride on xxx day and sit on the baton here for a week" Looks like I'll be joining you on leg 13 and possibly leg 12 depending on work schedule.
  6. General rule, if it ain't broke don't fix it. The dates have been in place since the start. June 21st to July 4th. Baton pass prior to dinner at each end point for the day. What we need is folks to step up and ride the legs. When you have 3 to 4 people show up and have to ride 2 legs because no one else shows up, that becomes the issue. The other issue is lots of folks are "keyboard muscle" and say they'll show and are a no show. I for one will tell you face to face that if I say I'll do something I do it. That's what we really need, folks that don't just talk but do what they say they'll do, like show up to ride a leg or two or several.
  7. Direct number for the hotel is 970-226-5200 Had a tough time understanding the spanish accent operator taking reservations, got the phone number for the hotel and now all booked Thursday thru Sunday morning.
  8. I'll be down there but from the 5th to the 8th
  9. Update.... Got the backpack Got the ride waivers Got the Spot Got the banner Waiting on Tshirts and Pins. Working until 11:30pm Saturday night, will be at the hotel around 7:30am Sunday morning. Tshirts will be $10 each, provided they arrive before Sunday morning. Don't forget the sand to toss in the backpack for the West Coast guys to dump out there in California.
  10. I had a call today from the Hampton Inn. This wasn't a bad call but not a good one either. Because it's 10 days out and no one had reserved a room yet, they are releasing the block of rooms. They will try to accommodate the VMC members if they call or show up for a room but there is no guarantee of a reduced rate.
  11. PM sent Gene. So far we have 0 reservations at the Hampton Inn in Chicopee, don't know about East Stroudsburg yet.
  12. Here's the list of stops for leg 1 of the V2V Start at the Hampton Inn in Chicopee, kickstands up at 8am Approximately 9am 1st stop Barkhamstead Dam, 14 Saville Dam Rd Barkhamstead CT Depart around 9:15am for 2nd stop which is Amenia Mart 5330 US 44 Amenia NY. Figure we'll get there arounx 10:15am, there is fuel so figure a 20 minute break here. Take off around 10:35am and ride to Hyde Park Brewing Company, 4076 Albany Post Rd Hyde Park NY. We'll arrive around 11:15-11:30am and have lunch. Figure we hit the road from here around 12:45pm, and ride to the Hawk's Nest Rt 97 Deerpark NY. Hang out until 2:45-3pm, then head to Budget Inn 320 Greentree Dr East Stroudsburg PA arrive around 4-4:30pm, where the baton pass will take place. FYI I'm not staying overnight, I'm riding back home after the baton pass. For those needing info on the ride back, take 80E to 209N to 84E. There is a toll to cross the Hudson on the Eastbound side, so bring cash or ez pass to pay the toll.
  13. Will be similar to the route 2 years ago, minus the stop at Zack's V Twin because they are closed Sundays. Working out the details.
  14. I can't wait for this ride. Anyhow, here's the info I have so far: Starting off at 8am from the Hampton Inn in Chicopee MA Ending Leg 1 at the Budget Inn in Stroudsburg PA Hotel Information: June 20th 2015 Hampton Inn 600 Memorial Drive Chicopee MA 413 593 1500 Event ID#301672 VMC Group Must Identify themselves as members of the Victory Motorcycle Club VMC group. They are offering us $134.00 plus tax (12.45% at this time) for the evening. Their regular rate is $159.00 plus tax. This is higher than last year by $7.00 but the rooms are decent and free breakfast. They have 10 rooms set aside at that rate, if we need more I can contact them and we can add more if needed. June 21st 2015 Budget Inn 320 Greentree Dr East Stroudsburg PA 570 424 5451 They have a block of 10 rooms set aside for us to reserve at the rate of $79.00 plus tax Mention to them that you are with the Victory Motorcycle Club for the lower rate. They will also open up extra rooms for us if we need them at the $79.00 rate. Also there is parking for the bikes under the overhang by the rooms. More details to follow.
  15. Gene, talk to Arnold aka XC Bubba. He led the ride back from Annapolis to East Stroudsburg PA. I think the reasoning was we have dealer support at the half way point (Trumbauers) and the end (Chesapeake Cycle) Plus the folks wanted to go to a Crab Shack down in Annapolis for dinner, and the hotel was less than 1/4 mile from the dealership. Hope this helps.
  16. Don't forget the pay ti forward book is in the pack.... Safe ride guys.
  17. Something is up. It started playing then I get "Video Not Available"
  18. I won't be there unfortunately. I went down in the crossroads in a death wobble Monday night on my way home from work. Surgery tomorrow, will be in the hospital a while.
  19. Anyone know what the deal is with PAYPAL. I've tried 3 times to register and it keeps kicking me out with an error 4001 I want to pay for me and Audrey but I can't seem to get this online registration to work.
  20. Biggest reason everyone is trying to book now is as soon as the hotel management sniffs a way to make more money by jacking the rates, then it becomes harder to warrant going. If the rooms are regularly $139 a night and then they know they will have 100 rooms booked for an event, then the rate goes to $210 a night, and those of us who can't afford $210 a night but can scrape the $139 a night, may have to skip the event, which is a shame because the event in Hunter was great. This is the problem everywhere a group holds an event, corporate greed. Hopefully there will still be $39.95 a night rooms at Motel 6....where they keep the light on until 3am.
  21. Any word on what hotel or resort we are staying at for the meet?
  22. Thanks, I don't know exactly what time I'm going to arrive, got some running around to do in the morning. I'll catch up with everyone before dinner time. Thanks
  23. If anyone is going to be around in Hunter NY, I can use the assistance of unloading my Crossroads from the back of my truck. I tried unloading my Judge 2 weeks ago and almost dropped it off the ramps, I definitely do not want to do that to the Crossroads. Darn health issues.... BTW I do have ramps for loading and unloading. (Loading is a piece of cake, power up the ramp, clutch in once it lands in the wheel chock) Thanks
  24. Jedi, Thank you for providing the Spot Tracking. I activated it down in Annapolis MD, and had to change the batteries this morning. Nice part is it is waterproof, so the rain didn't affect it in any way. We arrived in Chicopee at 1:45pm EDT. I let the Spot run and the final message is the OK button, which I activated before powering it off. Now we just need to meet up so I can get it back to you. Thank you Matt
  25. Anyone riding to Laconia NH for bike week? Spoke to Tim at Hot Vic and he is planning on being there. I'm riding from Central MA up to Laconia on Sunday the 15th and Sunday the 22nd. Anyone interested in catching up, feel free to post here or pm me. Plan so far is meet in Sturbridge MA at Staples around 6:45am, leave there at 7 am, stop at Cumberland Farms in Baldwinville MA at 8 am, and ride up 202 to Concord, then ride 4 to 106 to Laconia. Hit Weirs Beach, $5 to park the bike at the beach. Also stopping at Harts Turkey Farm for lunch then ride some more and then head home. Long day but fun riding.
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