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Leg 7 ~ 6.27.2012 ~ Wilson, KS ~ Excelsior Springs, MO


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Hotel Information:

The Elms Resort and Spa
401 Regent Street
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
1-800-THE ELMS or (816) 630-5500
Fax: (816) 630-5380


Rate is $99 plus tax. Reference Great Plains Victory Riders for reservation

Rate is good until 05-27-12 After that rooms will be released and standard rack rate will apply.

The Elms is a historic hotel and should be a great place to stay this year. A little more expensive than the last couple of years but Dinner that night will be on the VMC and the GPVR

The MITM BBQ will be catered this year by Wabash BBQ which is within walking distance of the Elms. Great biker friendly venue. Costs for the Dinner will be picked up by the VMC and the GPVR. We will also have a cake again this year to commemorate the Veterans Leg.

Any questions send me a PM

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I made a trip to the hotel yesterday. And I scouted our ride from there to STL.


Let me just say, that the hotel is older and has LOTS of character. A pool and hot tub.


I think we got the lower price because it's just re-opened. I bet next year, they will be priced out of our league.


It is a VERY nice place! Looking forward to being there in about 2 weeks.





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Hey Rick,


Would love to have you join up. I'm planning on leaving Wilson about 7:30 and stopping in Ellsworth to meet up with our farmer friends about 8. We will be working our way east and stop in Junction city for lunch at the sirloin stocked for all you can eat steak for lunch! A quick stop in Wamego, then try to be it gage park in topeka by 1:30 or 2:00 then hit I-70 on to KC. I'm going to take 635 up to 29 to 35 into excelsior springs. Hopefully getting the about 5 to beat the rush. You got a place between topeka and KC you want to meet us?



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Ok. Well if you or anyone else decides to meet up sooner, I think we are going to meet up for donuts and coffee with our farmer friends in Kanopolis this year instead of ellsworth. They said they have more victory highway signs there to see too! So first stop at 8ish in Kanopolis, not Ellsworth.



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Rick - and anyone else - due to the heat, I'm not stopping in wamego. After lunch in Junction City, I'm headed straight to Gage Park - and from there, on to the Elms - I want to spend less time in the heat and get to the Elms before rush hour.



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Sitting in the A/C at the Elms Hotel tonight. Man it was hot the past two days. It was great to meet Dave & Chris from Colorado. You two are amazing people. You battled 120 degree heat, bike issues and even took on a deer. I hope you made it back home safely. It was also great to see Spike, and Patty and I was honored to ride leg 7 was you both. Thank you.


Met the KC & St. Louis folks t the hotel. Had a great dinner, and caught up with a few more friends. Looking forward to next year.


Will post a few pic after I get home tomorrow.



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Thanks Brian for the kind words! I'm going to try to store this away so I can remember it when I'm complaining about the cold this winter. I can't agree with you more about Dave and Chris from Colorado - I'm so impressed with them and when you hear from them, let me know!



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