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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #50 on: December 16, 2016, 04:26:58 PM »
Where do we vote to have CB committed?

I should have been committed for even thinking about riding to work today.

It was awfully gosh darn windy down here; I can only imagine what it was like up there
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #51 on: December 17, 2016, 03:55:57 PM »
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2016, 09:05:01 AM »
Have reservations from Thur-Sun.  Will split room with non-smoker.
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2016, 11:00:53 AM »
Have reservations from Thur-Sun.  Will split room with non-smoker.


Guess I'm out.
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2016, 12:24:44 PM »
Have reservations from Thur-Sun.  Will split room with non-smoker.


Guess I'm out.

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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #55 on: January 12, 2017, 08:29:57 AM »
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #56 on: January 12, 2017, 08:40:13 AM »
Nice!
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #57 on: January 12, 2017, 09:59:16 AM »
I need to wait until a big local band festival announces the date of the "Spring Fling". It will probably be the weekend AFTER the Spring Meet. I really want to make this meet. I love riding to/from/out-of Marlinton.
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #58 on: January 13, 2017, 12:33:07 PM »
Booked. The weekend fits perfectly between my children's commencements.

Come to think of it, I'll be in Athens, OH the week before and Morgantown, WV the week after. Could be an opportunity for a week off to do some riding either side of Marlinton.  :wings:

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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #59 on: January 13, 2017, 12:59:55 PM »
A vacation day has been secured through work on the 5th and my room has been booked for two nights. 

See you then!
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2017, 09:05:06 PM »
Man I would love to attend but I will have just been gone for 11 days riding across x country picking up my bike from South Dakota during easter break.... Maybe.... Just maybe... for my 49th birthday
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2017, 09:57:27 AM »
If there is an interest in Tee Shirts I might be able to get some reasonable.

Probably One or Two color max and a simple design.  Discuss...
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #62 on: January 17, 2017, 02:51:51 PM »
Looks like I'll be just north in Marietta the first weekend of May.  Maybe we'll pass some of you. Next time!
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2017, 08:17:05 AM »
I have an interest in this place, if it's warm enough. One hr. away!
http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/virginia/hot-springs-va/
Has anyone been or have a better suggestion?
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2017, 08:46:56 AM »
I've stopped on the side of the road next to them several times, but never went inside. 

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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #65 on: February 01, 2017, 08:53:09 AM »
I've stopped on the side of the road next to them several times, but never went inside.

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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #66 on: February 01, 2017, 12:21:18 PM »
I've stopped on the side of the road next to them several times, but never went inside.

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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #67 on: February 07, 2017, 11:09:41 AM »
Booked. May 4 can't get here soon enough.
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #68 on: February 07, 2017, 05:53:47 PM »
I better reserve a room before they're all gone!
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #69 on: February 07, 2017, 06:26:53 PM »
Just 127 left!

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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #70 on: February 07, 2017, 07:48:47 PM »
Count me in. Can't get here soon enough.

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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #71 on: February 07, 2017, 09:11:12 PM »
Might have to take the bike out this weekend.  It'll be 50 F.  And raining!  There will still be cinders on the road.

Just like WV in May.
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #72 on: February 08, 2017, 07:33:34 AM »
There will still be cinders on the road.

Just like WV in May.

They still use that stuff in PA?  Up north it's a liquid that melts metal as well as ice!
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #73 on: February 08, 2017, 07:48:09 AM »
Primary and secondary roads get calcium chloride
or sodium chloride ( rock salt ).
Sometimes beet juice.
Tertiary roads get "Anti-skid". Think: tar and chip
seal without the tar.
Seeing how much they put down you'd think
they get it for free.
Takes a slew of heavy equipment to collect and
remove it in the spring.
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« Reply #74 on: February 08, 2017, 07:53:20 AM »
The irony is the "anti-skid" might only work during the snow event.  Then it becomes the source of the skid.

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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #75 on: February 08, 2017, 05:27:54 PM »
Seeing how much they put down you'd think
they get it for free.

Every spring the culm banks in Scranton look a little shorter. 

I think it's up to the local townships.  Ours uses brine solution, which apparently melts metal as well.  (No ammonium Cl in there, I was misinformed.). But when there's freezing rain in the forecast, they switch to cinders. 
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #76 on: February 16, 2017, 08:09:39 AM »
I have an interest in this place, if it's warm enough. One hr. away!
http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/virginia/hot-springs-va/
Has anyone been or have a better suggestion?


We were at Jefferson Pools in Hot Springs last September. The attendant told us that Omni Resorts planned on working on the Jefferson Pools this winter. It is quaint and beautiful but looking tired. Baths are $17.00 per hour.
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #77 on: February 16, 2017, 08:43:07 AM »
Thanks, might be worth a ride by and maybe a dip in the sauce.
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #78 on: March 01, 2017, 07:54:40 AM »
I have been eyeing this thread for a while now. Not 100% committed but very interested in attending.  Vacation time is not an issue. I am on a permanent vacation.  8)

An early May ride is early for me because of where I am. In a normal year, my riding season starts at the end of April when we get enough rain to wash away all the road salt. There has been years when my first ride was in May.

This year I'll need some time to do a proper break in of the new bike before I venture on a longer ride.

Google Maps is telling me that the fastest route is 18 h 29 min. I can do that in two days but would probably take three and leave after the sun warms up the air on the first day.     

I haven't been to WV since riding through on my way to Arkansas and the Ozarks in 2012. Time flies when you're having fun.   


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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #79 on: March 01, 2017, 08:35:54 AM »
I just booked. Mrs. Smoker will be joining me, and I have road tires on the Tenere at the moment so it'll (probably) be all tarmac for me. I also have a friend and his Mrs. coming but they are staying at the Old Clark Inn.
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #80 on: March 01, 2017, 08:39:36 AM »
Excellent, there will be at least two Teneres present! 

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« Reply #81 on: March 01, 2017, 08:44:56 AM »
I'm in, but haven't booked a room yet because I lack motivation and hate using the phone.  ;)

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« Reply #82 on: March 01, 2017, 08:54:09 AM »
I'm in, but haven't booked a room yet because I lack motivation and hate using the phone.  ;)

Good Lord do I hate having to call someone to book something.  So much so I had NearlySeventy do it for me this trip!  :)
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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #83 on: March 01, 2017, 08:59:57 AM »
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I'm in, but haven't booked a room yet because I lack motivation and hate using the phone.  ;)
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« Reply #84 on: March 01, 2017, 09:23:13 AM »
I'm in, but haven't booked a room yet because I lack motivation and hate using the phone.  ;)

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« Reply #85 on: March 01, 2017, 09:51:02 AM »
I'm in, but haven't booked a room yet because I lack motivation and hate using the phone.  ;)

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« Reply #86 on: March 01, 2017, 09:55:11 AM »
Apparently I'm booked.


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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #87 on: March 01, 2017, 01:46:35 PM »
Excellent, there will be at least two Teneres present!

Oh! Oh!  Now the pressure is on me.  I have to attend. 

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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #88 on: March 01, 2017, 02:31:15 PM »
Excellent, there will be at least two Teneres present!

Oh! Oh!  Now the pressure is on me.  I have to attend.

Don't make us twist your arm. 
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« Reply #89 on: March 01, 2017, 05:18:20 PM »
Excellent, there will be at least two Teneres present!

Oh! Oh!  Now the pressure is on me.  I have to attend.

Don't make us twist your arm.

Well it looks like Smoker and I are both in so your new '17 would make 3 Teneres.

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« Reply #90 on: March 02, 2017, 08:48:27 AM »
Well it looks like Smoker and I are both in so your new '17 would make 3 Teneres.

Cool!

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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #91 on: March 14, 2017, 09:11:25 AM »
IN  -  Decided to "Shake off the snow" this morning and made a reservation.

Lady who answered the phone said they are getting a little mix of snow and rain today, just like here.

Sounds like May is on the way in WV
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« Reply #92 on: March 16, 2017, 09:12:11 AM »
IN  -  Decided to "Shake off the snow" this morning and made a reservation.

Woot woot, who you traveling with?
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« Reply #93 on: March 16, 2017, 09:52:43 AM »
This is shaping up to be a good one!

I always look forward to the Spring Meet!
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« Reply #94 on: March 16, 2017, 09:55:52 PM »
I have no idea & no plans at the moment. 

Frank & Beans is regularly on the menu, maybe Paul or John, Jeeze, I mean Jeets, you never know who will be at the Starlight Friday morning, eh? 
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« Reply #95 on: March 18, 2017, 02:32:16 PM »
say a little prayer for me, going in monday afternoon for lung surgery. still hoping to make, but looking doubtful.

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« Reply #96 on: March 18, 2017, 03:18:04 PM »
God bless & hope we meet at the Starlight.
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« Reply #97 on: March 18, 2017, 05:29:49 PM »
say a little prayer for me, going in monday afternoon for lung surgery. still hoping to make, but looking doubtful.

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« Reply #98 on: March 18, 2017, 06:43:44 PM »
say a little prayer for me, going in monday afternoon for lung surgery. still hoping to make, but looking doubtful.

Best of luck!

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Re: 2017 Eastern Spring Meet
« Reply #99 on: March 18, 2017, 06:47:04 PM »
say a little prayer for me, going in monday afternoon for lung surgery. still hoping to make, but looking doubtful.
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