Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

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Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby ctRrider » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:15 pm

We have a location for our 2017 Beakster Bash, Lexington, Va. May 18 - 22. There were a number of requests for a southerly centrally located Bash and Lexington fits the bill. It is in the heart of great riding with access some of the best roads that Virginia and West Virginia have to offer. It has easy access for members from both the north and south.

There's a block of 15 rooms being held for us for reservations. Room rate is $110 per night for May 18 - 21. Particulars are:

Comfort Inn Virginia Horse Center
62 Comfort Way
Lexington, VA.
For reservations call the hotel at 540-463-7311 and ask for the BMW Bash rates at $110 per night and includes free breakfast and Wifi.
Make your reservations before April 18 for this guaranteed rate. After that date you are on your own.

The location has a lot to offer. Country Cookin is right next door, Diary Queen and Applebees are across the street. Devils Backbone Brewing is less than a mile up the road plus some great places to eat and drink in downtown Lexington.
Easy and close access to Routes 39, 250, 150, 219, 28, Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive and even close enough for a day run to Route 16 in Marion.

This is open to all members of the board. R1150's, R1200's RT's, F800's, GS's, R nine T's and the Yamahas, Hondas and Suzuki's that are part of the group every year and anyone else who wants an excuse to go riding for a long weekend and have a fantastic time.
See ya at the Bash!

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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby machew01 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:19 am

I just made my reservation.
Thanks, Tom!

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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby SteveK » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:23 pm

I'm in, made my reservation today :)

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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby STDocLizard1 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:41 pm

Booked..................arriving on Wednesday, 5/17. Patty & I will trailer down from the Garden State.

See you cats there.


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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby ctRrider » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:50 pm

For those of you that are thinking of joining us at the Bash in Lexington and are not familiar with the area, Lexington is in the heart of some of the best motorcycling roads east of the Mississippi! Here is a link to Pohacontas County WV, http://www.pocahontascountywv.com, is just a short ride west on Route 39 through the Goshen Pass and Warm Springs VA. This is a spectacular curvey and scenic ride! The Blue Ridge Parkway is just east of Lexington along with the Allegheny Highlands. There is great riding in every direction and everyone will ride through good riding areas jus to get there.

To make this years Bash a little more interesting I'm considering putting together an 8 hour mini rally much like a scavenger hunt for bonus locations with points. It will be a simple and fun rally suitable for the first timers and for those with experience. The rally format will be based on the Iron Butt Assoation format with a bonus list, point values and a combination of questions and photos to required to capture the bonus. The bonus locations will be released several days before the rally in order to allow you to map out your best route. Paper maps and/or a GPS can be used. Nothing fancy for the camera, any digital camera including a cell phone can be used as long as the photos can easily be displayed. The rally will be on Saturday May 20. Let me know if there is any interest.

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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby sjbmw » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:59 am

I will be at the Natural Bridge Hotel on May 19th-21st for Morton BMW's annual spring fling. My 7th in a row.
On Saturday afternoon, a few of us will make our pilgrimage to the Jefferson Pools in Warm springs, about 65 miles NW up the mountain.

If anyone has never had a soak in the mineral rich Jefferson Pools, you should put it on your list while in the area. Built in 1761, and historically preserved in that state, it's a refreshing soak. Owned by the Omni Hotel and spa, it's not on the hotel grounds, but a couple miles before it. There is no better Zen ride than down a mountain after a soak. I swear I float on my bike.

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/homes ... ot-springs

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=jef ... &FORM=IGRE

There will be approx. 200 Beemer riders at the natural bridge hotel for the weekend event.

http://www.naturalbridgeva.com/
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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby ctRrider » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:01 pm

Looking at the snow we got yesterday in Connecticut got me thinking of how nice it's going to be to get riding again and take a trip down to Lexington for some great riding. Haven't seen much activity about who is going. We all know that every year the Beakster Bash is a great excuse to go ride some of the best motorcycle roads in the east from the Finger Lakes last year to Tail of the Dragon. It's also a good opportunity to get together with like minded riders and familiar faces. Every year has been at a great location. So who has plans to go this year and how many friends are coming with you?

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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby yjleesvrr » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:25 pm

I'm planning to go.
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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby towerworker » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:57 pm

This had nearly gotten past me......I'll be there. Easy for me.....just 25 miles down the road.

Hmmm......been planning to do a spline lube shortly.......maybe if Cyclerob comes I could get some professional help? And maybe change the antifreeze while we're at it.

I suspect I'll have at least two more and possibly three I could talk into showing up.
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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby festis » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:11 pm

I am planning to be there 3 of us be there on 5/19

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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby wncbmw » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:47 pm

Although the Bash has been on my radar, I somehow never got around to reserving my room. Done! I will either be there Friday or Thursday night!
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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby mikemagna » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:55 pm

I'm in too!! Be there sometime Thursday afternoon. Marty will not be coming to this one.

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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby jfslater98 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:58 pm

This will need to be a game time decision. Work project may still be in a critical condition. I'm sure I'll be catching hell for taking two days off last week. Happy Easter all!
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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby towerworker » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:26 pm

ctRider

I'm attempting to pm you but I've reason to think my pm's are not going out. Would you please email me? I have some information concerning the Bash that might be of some use. My email is wayne.bowyer@gmail.com

Thanks!
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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby ctRrider » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:30 pm

Wayne just sent you an email. I have three people in our group arriving on Thursday. Looks like we are going to have another good turnout!

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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby SteveK » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:30 am

I should arrive Thursday evening.

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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby ctRrider » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:16 pm

Three weeks away! What is the head count for this year? Who is going that we missed?
So far we have:
Tom B. CtRrider
Kevin B
Brian C
Wayne. Tower worker
Steve K
Mike M
Yjsleesvr
Wncbmw
Festis + 2 others
STdoclizard + 1
Machew01

Jfslater. - maybe

Working on finalizing a Saturday night dinner venue.

14 confirmed and several maybes. Looks like a good turnout!

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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby Biff's R » Tue May 02, 2017 11:58 am

I am a maybe as of right now. I will know better this weekend.
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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby STDocLizard1 » Wed May 03, 2017 3:29 pm

ctRrider wrote:Three weeks away! What is the head count for this year? Who is going that we missed?
So far we have:
Tom B. CtRrider
Kevin B
Brian C
Wayne. Tower worker
Steve K
Mike M
Yjsleesvr
Wncbmw
Festis + 2 others
STdoclizard + 1
Machew01

Jfslater. - maybe
Biff's R - may know more shortly

Working on finalizing a Saturday night dinner venue.

14 confirmed and several maybes. Looks like a good turnout!


May I suggest that everyone in attendance bring at least one door prize with them to the Bash for distribution by chance on Saturday evening following dinner. This insures that everybody will be departing with something. It does not have to be extravagant or necessarily motorcycle related.

CtRider has done a great job putting this together and I applaud his efforts as he assumed the role of BBXIV Bash Master.

Thanks in advance,

Doc
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Re: Beakster Bash Lexington VA May 18 - 22, 2017

Postby towerworker » Wed May 03, 2017 8:14 pm

I will be there with possibly one more. A past attendee (Bob Weber--blue GS) won't make it this year. He went to visit family for Easter and wound up in the local hospital--Canton, Ohio having heart surgery. Doing well...no heart attack but chest pain resulting in bypass surgery. Won't be home for a few more weeks.
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