2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

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2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby towerworker » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:26 pm

Time to start getting ready for the Bash of 2015! This year the Bash will be held in Staunton right in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Most of you know many of the local roads have some of the best riding and beautiful views of anywhere this side of the Mississippi!

I have made arrangements with a Howard Johnson Motel right in the heart of Staunton. Some other BMW groups and other brands have often used this motel and the owner is very happy to have us this coming May. He has offered us a good rate of $80.00 +tax per nite and that's for whatever type or room you need whether it be a single king or double queen size bed. OK--here comes the important stuff........There are 3 colleges and universities within 30 minutes and they ALL are having their graduation ceremonies that same weekend. Every motel in Staunton fills up quickly as May approaches. It is extremely important that if you are planning to attend the Bash you need to make your reservations as quickly as you can..........NOW is not too soon! Too give you a comparison I checked with a Hampton Inn in town and they quoted me a rate for a double that very same weekend of $249 a nite with a 3 nite minimum! I can't stress too much the importance of reserving quickly.

We will have some great rides planned for the weekend.........and get this.......Frontline Eurosports in Salem Va is participating in the Bash! I think everyone will love what's coming and this Bash has all the earmarks of being one of the best we've ever had.

http://www.frontlineeurosports.com/

Here is a link directly to the Staunton Howard Johnson. When you call or make reservations online just tell them you will be a part of the BMW Bash to get the rates quoted.

http://www.hojo.com/hotels/virginia/sta ... 025=c&026=

OK--more to come later but this is enough for now to get you all started for next year!

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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby jb44 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:31 pm

Hi Wayne,

Thanks for making the arrangements.

The link doesn't work for me on my Mac, but that might just be me.

According to Mapquest, Staunton is a mere 1,010 miles away. I plan on being there if I can cope with some recurring health issues.

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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby towerworker » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:41 pm

Well I sure hope you can! Been quite a while since we last saw one another. I sure understand health challenges. Take care of yourself, far more important than riding. I didn't realize you lived that far away.
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby STDocLizard1 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:09 pm

Hey Wayne. The link does not work, but I booked a room @

Howard Johnson Express Inn
268 N Central Ave, Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 886-5330

assuming that is the establishment for BBXII.

Patty & I shall be arriving on Wednesday evening and departing on Sunday in order to get three days of riding in. Looking forward to seeing you all again.

Thanks for the legwork,


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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby Daryl_stamp » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:20 pm

RESERVED!!! WooHoo!!!!
Staunton VA here we come (in a few months, after a long & grueling winter).
G has a new pretty pink helmet just for the occasion, thanks to Slater's good suggestion & the nice folks @ Helmet World Canandaigua.

Looking forward to it.

Oh, and my '09 GSA has survived the final drive of doom failure @ 43,000 miles thanks to the prudent purchase of an extended warranty and the good guys @ MAX BMW NY. Picked up @ my house on a Wednesday and delivered back to it the following Wednesday for the mere cost of a little over $130. Clean, fixed & ready to go (or at least ready for me to change the rear pads & disc). Tomorrow may be the last ride, as the threat of snow later in the week will likely put some salt on the roads.

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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby SteveK » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:09 pm

I reserved a room earlier this week. Plan to ride down on Thursday so I can ride Friday and Saturday this year. Looking forward to it :)

Last year my bike was towed to Frontline Eurosports when I had a flat rear tire. They have a nice shop. Several S1000RR's on the floor.

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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby Daryl_stamp » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:17 pm

Those S1000's are a hoot, but gotta watch the duckbill on the enduros style helmet, thought my neck was a goner a couple of times :badgrin: :badgrin: :badgrin: .

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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby towerworker » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:21 am

I'm glad you guys are planning to come--so looking forward to it!

On the link....I'm not very computer savvy. I could only get it to work if I right clicked and selected to open in a new tab or window. So sorry for any additional work or confusion. Confusion.........that has become a daily walk for me! :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby Marty2 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:39 pm

Room is booked. 82.5 miles away. :D
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby touchton » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:15 am

Made my reservation today. Coming in on Thursday.

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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby yjleesvrr » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:23 am

Planning to make reservations this weekend, to arrive Thursday evening.
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby towerworker » Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:47 pm

Great!

I'll be in on Thursday as well, and Wednesday and Tuesday too. Oh wait...........that's right.......I live here! :lol: :lol:


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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby phubai » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:07 pm

Hi Guys...new to the forum, and I'm hoping I can make this bash. I lived just south of Staunton (Greenville) for 7-8 years, but left around 1987. I still have some friends I'd love to make contact with again as well. It is a beautiful area, for sure. A lot of nice riding, history, and scenery...and the people are nice too :)

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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby towerworker » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:53 am

phubai wrote:Hi Guys...new to the forum, and I'm hoping I can make this bash. I lived just south of Staunton (Greenville) for 7-8 years, but left around 1987. I still have some friends I'd love to make contact with again as well. It is a beautiful area, for sure. A lot of nice riding, history, and scenery...and the people are nice too :)

Bob

Oh...picking up my '11 R1200R tomorrow and leaving my Tiger 1050 :(


Bob--really hope you can make it, you'll meet a great bunch of guys (and gals)!
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby wncbmw » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:42 pm

Guess I have been a slacker checking in on this but I am booked! Vince is planning on coming also and I am so looking forward to riding 250 and on to the great West By God Virginia roads with him and whoever wants to come along!

Hope we have a good turn out and good to see the Yankee contingent is on top of things and booked also!

Wayne, you planning on a catered meal for Saturday again?
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby Boxer » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:30 pm

Vann, I'm glad you posted to this thread. I had forgotten to book my room. It's now done. I'll be there with my new bride on the 15th. I may be sporting a side car hack on my little Beemer though.Ha ha. So much for fun riding on twistie roads!

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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby towerworker » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:31 pm

Hi Vann
Yes a catered meal is planned. Sure looking forward to seeing all you guys again! Phil---looking forward to meeting your better half!

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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby machew01 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:43 pm

I have a room reserved!
I plan to be there mid-day on May 15.


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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby towerworker » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:15 pm

Mac---are you serious??
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby Boxer » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:09 pm

Mac, did you reference the BMW Bash group? All other rooms are probably taken but that group was reserved for us but you have to mention the group.


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