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  1. Thought I would share a little album of photographs that I took from the Meet in Hunter, New York, the night of the Bike Rodeo. I hope everybody enjoyed their visit to my hometown! http://s455.photobucket.com/user/BearBaitNY/slideshow/VMC_National_Meet_July_2014?sort=4 Cordially, Christine (Woodswoman) .
  2. Wishing safe travels to all! See you on the Mountaintop. .
  3. I can't comment on the quality of Mountain Treasure B&B. Last time I was in there, I was 18, and it was operating as a bar. LOL! Nice ride over to it, but it's not in the same valley as Hunter. And there isn't much of anything around it, as far as amenities go. It's in a rural location. There are closer options. If you want suggestions, shoot me a PM and tell me what kind of place you have in mind, and what your budget may be. I don't wish to step on the Adirondack chapter's toes ... but I do live 6 miles from Hunter Mountain. .
  4. I'm sorry as well, Jim. Crummy timing of some demanding stuff going on at work means I can't sneak in a day off, and then the Tannersville Fire Department will be having its annual chicken BBQ on Saturday night, and my husband and I always work the event. He was elected president this year, and thus really has to be there. I'm sure you will have a wonderful rally. The Adirondack chapter has a lot going for it. .
  5. How do I cancel for this event, please? The web page say it's possible for another week or so, but doesn't say how to go about it. I'm running into scheduling conflicts left and right. Still aiming to stop in to say hello, since I live locally, but it's less and less likely either my husband or I will be able to make any of the dinners. Please advise. .
  6. Will: What will your hours of operation be this weekend? I'd like to talk to you about having my bike seat redone. --Christine P.S. Happy Thanksgiving from the Catskill Mountains. :) .
  7. Thanks for replying - it's very good of you. Best, Chris .
  8. Witchdoctor, you mentioned awhile ago that you had a potential winter project to make some rear bag bars for the XC/XR that look a bit like this: Can you advise whether that project is going forward? I have a line on an alternative that I like less well than the above concept ... don't know whether to pass it up and wait. .
  9. I want to throw this open to my VMC brothers and sisters. My husband and I are organizing the 2011 Yankee Rally in New York's northern Catskill Mountains from July 7th through the 10th. This annual rally originates with the Volusia Riders, but ALL riders of ALL bikes are absolutely welcome. We definitely believe that it's no WHAT you ride, it's THAT you ride. We will be staying at the Catskill Mountain Lodge, 334 Route 32A, Palenville, New York 12463, www.catskillmtlodge.com, phone [518] 678-3101. The Catskill Mountain Lodge is a smallish (40-42 rooms available) establishment, run by a husband and wife. It's quirky but friendly. In the past we have pretty much taken it over. It offers several grades of room with differing prices. It has a large, shaded lawn with a couple of picnic tables and a fire ring bordering on the dry bed of the Kaaterskill Creek for our traditional "fellowship and foolishness", has its own smallish but big enough restaurant, and has a bar with many brands of beer on tap. There is an outdoor heated swimming pool, a basketball half-court, a horseshoe pit and (in the bar) a pool table. There is also reportedly a small game room inside and some kiddie playground equipment outside. For those who enjoy the ponies, there is also Off-Track Betting on-site. The parking lot is crushed stone, well-drained. Accommodations are: "Standard (read: older) Lodge" building (#101-#112) - 12 rooms, 8 with one Queen bed, 4 with two Double beds. These rooms are adequate but modest, and are priced for us at a negotiated rate of $75/night for the Queen rooms, $85/night for the double bed rooms. "Deluxe (read: newer) Lodge" (#119-#143) - 24 rooms, 22 with two Queen beds each, 2 with a single Queen bed. These are quite nice rooms, and are priced at a negotiated $95/night. Two adjoining two-bedroom cabins, #114 and #115, with 2 Queen beds each at $125/night. One of these cabins may turn out to be occupied by Lodge staff. Another cabin, #118, with one Queen bed, at $80/night. A three-bedroom house, #145 (two bedrooms with 1 Queen bed apiece, one bedroom with two kid's bunk beds - plus a pull out sofa bed - Double - of untested comfort) also with a large living room, kitchen/dining room, etc. which some folks could split at $200/night. Reservations are best made by phone (the online reservation system has proven unreliable). Advise the management that you are with VOLUSIA RIDERS to get the negotiated rates. The lodge will require a credit card number for a reservation, but will NOT charge the card before check-in. Cancellation policy is to levy a $25 charge for reservations cancelled with less than seven (7) days notice, and the charge is waived if the room can be re-rented for the reservation period. No-shows will be charged one night's stay. (Note that no one was charged any cancellation fee in 2010 according to Lodge management.) Schedule: Thursday - arrive, meet and greet in the parking lot or on the lawn, drink, smoke, eat delivery food (probably pizza). Friday - Chit-chat around 10:00, kickstands up for the day’s ride(s) around 10:30, late afternoon return, dinner on your own (unless included with the ride), hooch and hollerin' until the wee smalls. We have tested a Friday ride which will be a long westward sweep to Oneonta, lunch at Brooks’ Barbecue, and a longer sweep back around the Pepacton Reservoir south of Delhi. Volunteers for ride captains/tail gunners needed! Saturday – KSU around 10:30-11:00 for a single, shorter ride. Alternatively use Saturday for discovery rides on your own. Volunteers for ride captains/tail gunners needed! A communal buffet dinner will be offered at the Lodge restaurant in the evening. We are negotiating a dinner menu at a price of $20/person, to be put on the room bill of those who choose (at check-in) to participate. We will publish the menu as soon as it is set. Sunday - depart in sadness, with hangovers. All are encouraged to reserve early, since no deposits are being required and the cancellation policy is liberal. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. And I'd ask that you post here, or shoot me a PM, if you do reserve a room, so I can make sure I have your name on my attendee list. Thanks for reading, and I hope you can join us at the Yankee Rally! Cordially, Christine
  10. Good to hear! I'm planning a big road trip in late April, and I'm going to want a rack. Hope the timing works out.
  11. Bump. Will, have you given any further consideration to developing this product? Cordially, Chris
  12. Will, thanks for your reply. I have a trunk-style bag from my Vulcan that I'd like to be able to mount on my new Cross Roads from time to time. However, I always run solo, so a passenger backrest is of no use to me. (In fact, I wish somebody made a solo seat for the Cross Roads. It'd look gooooood!) Not in love with the looks of KewlMetal's offerings, as most of the time I would run without the bag. And for two grand, Polaris can keep its new quick-connect trunk. So I'd be interested to hear what you might be plotting. --Chris
  13. Does CycleOps make a luggage rack that does not require a passenger backrest?
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