Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

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Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby Daryl_stamp » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:19 am

Looking forward to next years BB, any ideas yet?

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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby wncbmw » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:58 pm

I was intending to start some discussion on this soon. Might as will start now.

I recommend a return to West Virginia somewhere, maybe even to one of the previous sites. The best attended Bashes have always been in WV and its a good halfway point for the southern and northern contingents.
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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby Daryl_stamp » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:12 pm

West Virginia is my favorite motorcycle state, but we need to stay somewhere that we can drink without being hassled. A venue in WV like the one in Central PA would be perfect. Weekend prior to Mothers Day?

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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby STDocLizard1 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:38 pm

Daryl_stamp wrote:West Virginia is my favorite motorcycle state, but we need to stay somewhere that we can drink without being hassled. A venue in WV like the one in Central PA would be perfect. Weekend prior to Mothers Day?


Unlike this year, there is only one weekend between Mother's Day (5/13) and Memorial Day (5/28). The mountains of West Virginia can be tricky weather wise as there was snow at higher elevations, which Vann and I will attest to, on Friday, May 18th for BBIV. The weekend before Mother's Day could be too early unless we move farther south. The Central Park Hotel (BBV) was a unique location and provided everything, but cell service and internet. No locations are perfect, but some are better than others.

I'm thinking Virginia, Maryland, or a little farther south in WV(maybe Lewisburg?). Repeats are not a problem with me. I just would like to consider something new if possible.

I'll agree that WV has the best roads hands down. I did a long weekend down in Marlinton in October with jfslater98, marty2, and two others at the Motor Lodge which was a great location, but the restaurant left a lot to be desired. The bar was open only on Saturday night.

Let's give it some thought and pick a date. If you host it, they will come.

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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby machew01 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:18 pm

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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby wncbmw » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:54 pm

Thanks for the vote of confidence Mac, but I would prefer a supporting role! :)

Daryl - have we been hassled about drinking anywhere? If so, I have forgotten. We are usually a pretty mellow group of drinkers. After a little wine, I just get sleepy!

No riding season left for scout trips for locations. We might have to rely on our collective experiences and recommendations.

I personally think we need to keep the date of the weekend after Mother's Day, simply to avoid the inevitable endless debate on picking a new one. And yes Doc, I certainly remember the tricky riding that day. But it made for a good story, didn't it? But moving it a little south is not a bad suggestion. Lewisburg is a nice town, with lots of eating options.

Anyone else have some location suggestions?
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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby Boxer » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:16 pm

I like the idea of WV too. And I prefer a small B&B like we stayed at in Marlinton, over a chain motel. A Motorcycle friendly place would be nice. I'm too far south to do much research on the road checking things out, but someone should be able to come up with a decent place in the Lewisburg area.

Let's see now..Hmmm?...Who lives in that area?....BRIAN! ....and Cooperstein is also pretty close there. You 2 can be in charge of this! :p

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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby STDocLizard1 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:31 pm

Let me check my archives for some possible location suggestions.
The only place we were hassled about noise and alcohol was in Fayetteville(BBVI).


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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby wncbmw » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:33 am

One of our guys at work is from Lewisburg originally. I have him thinking on a possible location for us.

Maybe we can get a nice weekend this winter for a scouting trip!
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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby machew01 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:48 am

Vann,

You're doing a great job. Keep up the good work!
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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:35 pm

He!!, if you're in Lewisburg you might as well stay at The Greenbrier =D>
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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby DSKYZD » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:13 am

Huh...what??
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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:50 pm

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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby wncbmw » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:54 am

There is some behind-the-scenes planning going for this Bash. Details will follow later.

For now, plan on May 17th-20th (the traditional weekend after Mother's Day) in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

Nice town, good roads, easy access to main roads and a little further south than previous WV Bash locations. And I know it is the first stop I make coming from the Marlington area that has reliable cell service! :lol:

More specifics will be coming later. But don't plan on the Greenbriar! A little out of my budget! ;)
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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby Biff's R » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:14 pm

Great to see you taking care of it Vann. Motels are best in my book. I will be there this year.
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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby CycleRob » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:55 am

A Mapquest city entry says 7 hrs 46 mins / 403 miles - - - - I'm there.
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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby Daryl_stamp » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:38 pm

Sounds good to me; weekend of 17 may. Having some big changes in 2012 for work; knowing the dates now helps a lot for me to plan my schedule. Might be tired by the time that we arrive but we''ll be there. Two thumbs up for the great state of West Virginia.

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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby Daryl_stamp » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:41 pm

Vann, thae place with the drinking issue was the one near the big bridge in WV, 3 years ago I think. We were on the picnic table; not a deal breaker by any stretch but u think Smart Ass Tommy was having more fun than the locals could appreciate.

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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby jfslater98 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:12 pm

OK, this one is far enough that I have to make plans. And I'm in. Also subscribing to this thread so that I don't forget about it. Looking forward to seeing the crew again in 2012!
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Re: Beakster Bash 2012 - where & when?

Postby OU812 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:02 pm

Work schedule will work. :D
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