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Wing Ding 2012

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:07 am



Hey guy's, so who's gonna make it to the wing ding thingy? I shall ride up to enjoy all the goldwings on that day for sure...Oh' man you guys this one's sounds great...I'm gonna get a hotel with a swimming pool..And some beer..And beef jerky[the pepper kind].. :lol: http://www.wing-ding.org/ sounds like fun doesn't it...Call in some pizza, with everything on it... :lol: So who's going?



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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby maestro319 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:59 am

Hey beav...do you have a room already?

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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby themainviking » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:45 am

Probably... And that Johnny Appleseed campground is walking distance from the goins on.
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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:18 am

Oh yeh, think all those Wingers will like my trailer tent :lol: :lol: It's a littlebeaver el cheapo special.... I can make yummy taco's on the side of it too :lol: ...San Antonio has the best breakfast taco's in the World I swear I'm in heaven down here.... :lol:. Did I tell you I have a AC set up now for it. :shock: ..No, I have not booked a room just yet Maestro..I guess I will need to join this group if I wanta play... Or test ride anything...Wife says go for it, so I guess I shall bring my newly painted bike up there to make the 1200, 1500 and 1800 guy's jealous... :lol: :lol: aaahhhh

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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby themainviking » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:53 am

littlebeaver wrote:Oh yeh, think all those Wingers will like my trailer tent :lol: :lol: It's a littlebeaver el cheapo special


It has been my experience so far with those Wingers that they won't even notice your trailer tent. They will, however, notice your bike. It is the one thing we all have in common, right? - our love of motorcycles of all shapes, sizes and vintages. If you have done absolutely anything at all to it tho, they will probably not consider it in the judging as a stock motorcycle, but will put it into the class of custom, where there are many many and few few prizes, :lol: But I agree with your wife - go for it. You will never know if you would like it till you have tried it. Just don't try to move too quickly around those Wingers, as most of them can't :lol:
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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby dingdong » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:16 am

Not me. Too many people. I just don't like crowds.
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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:18 pm

It's only a couple hours from me...I'm not a GWRRA member, and it shows $50 for non-members to attend. I doubt I'd be able to get more than one day to attend - is there no "walk-in" rate for just the day, rather than the $50 for the whole thing?

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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby HALBUDD » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:30 pm

WingAdmin I looked at the mail in registration shows a one day pass for $22.00 for non members. Hal
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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby maestro319 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:38 pm

To those of you who have been to previous Wing Dings, would you recommend that someone who has never been to one to go to this year's?

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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby themainviking » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:16 am

maestro319 wrote:To those of you who have been to previous Wing Dings, would you recommend that someone who has never been to one to go to this year's?


Absolutely. Everyone should go to at least one. I went to my first this year, and although I was not really geared up to go again at the time, it kinda grows on you. I did enjoy the ride, which I could have had going anywhere, but it was good that it took me close to Deals Gap and the Devils Triangle. The hall of vendors is pretty much mind blowing. I got my J&M MP3 player replaced for free. I could have got a set of tires - installed - for $325, which I will be looking for next year. I got a really good pair of riding boots for half the normal cost, from the people that actually make them, so the fit is perfect. Everyone who goes regularly to Wing Ding says Fort Wayne is the best place to have a Wing Ding, so this year is the year to go for an honest look. There are some things I will not do again, one being eating at the Wing Ding Event... There is much better food to be had in some of the restaurants within twenty miles of the venue. I only took a Harley for a demo ride - this year I will take all but Harley, lol. I really need to try a sport bike, in a controlled environment where I will not kill myself, :lol: And I need to be closer to the venue so I can come and go. 2011 I was camping 20 miles away by freeway, and so when I went to the grounds, I stayed past being tired. But then again, this meant that the campground I was in was not totally crowded with Wing Dingers. There were perhaps 20 only. We got to know each other better tho, for being few. I found Wingers as a bunch to be less aggressively macho than HOG members as a bunch. At my age, the less aggressive approach seems to be more attractive. So, I would definitely recommend at least one attendance at a Wing Ding.
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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby NKYWinger » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:40 am

We are going; not for the whole thing, but a couple of days. There are prob'ly 40 or so from our local GWRRA chapter going. It's less than 4 hours from the house and the weather should be great.....it'll be our first..
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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:04 pm

I decided I'm going.... come Hell or High water.. :lol: You guy's can't stop me... :lol: :lol:

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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby bubbs » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:13 pm

Count me in, first one this year :roll:

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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:05 pm

Alright. I think I'm going to try to get out there this year. Perhaps we should set up a meet-up?

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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby HALBUDD » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:31 pm

I am also going to go, a meet up would be good keep us posted. Hal
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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby scratcho » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:41 pm

Wing Admin...Fort Wayne a couple hours? How fast does that 1500 go? A friend wants me to go with him, but he wants to do it in a day. A little too much to get done in a day for me. Of course he is riding a 2012 Wing not a 29 year old one like me. What are the dates anyway? Dennis

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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:18 pm

scratcho wrote:Wing Admin...Fort Wayne a couple hours? How fast does that 1500 go? A friend wants me to go with him, but he wants to do it in a day. A little too much to get done in a day for me. Of course he is riding a 2012 Wing not a 29 year old one like me. What are the dates anyway? Dennis

July 4th thru the 7th...there's a link at the top of this page on my first post, click on that and you should find lots more info... :D

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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby themainviking » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:00 am

scratcho wrote:Wing Admin...Fort Wayne a couple hours? How fast does that 1500 go? A friend wants me to go with him, but he wants to do it in a day. A little too much to get done in a day for me. Of course he is riding a 2012 Wing not a 29 year old one like me. What are the dates anyway? Dennis


And mostly the 4th will be registration, and that starts late. Really anything going on will be the 5th and 6th. The 7th is the closing ceremonies and most of the vendors are packing up.
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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby vtxcandyred » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:20 am

He!!, I'll be there. I can almost commute to there from my place. (not really). It's only about a hundred miles though.

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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:01 pm

scratcho wrote:Wing Admin...Fort Wayne a couple hours? How fast does that 1500 go? A friend wants me to go with him, but he wants to do it in a day. A little too much to get done in a day for me. Of course he is riding a 2012 Wing not a 29 year old one like me. What are the dates anyway? Dennis


Hmm....I've driven out there for work before and it only seemed like a couple hours...but now that I look it up, it says it's almost four hours. I guess my memory doesn't work as well as it used to. Still, easily doable, I can do that in the morning and again in the evening.

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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby RexAubrey » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:19 pm

Ok 620 miles, about 10 or 11 hours with stops... Already have a place to stay about 6 miles from there.... It's doable..... Damn...checked the calendar and my vacation is scheduled for the following 2 weeks in Northern Michigan. Wifey would not like me going all the way out there and back just to turn around and drive to Michigan the next day. :x

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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby starfleetengineer » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:54 am

Its about 45 mins for me :) We might make it... Ya it would be great if we could all meet at one place and put a face with the name ;)
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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby vtxcandyred » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:00 am

starfleetengineer wrote:Its about 45 mins for me :) We might make it... Ya it would be great if we could all meet at one place and put a face with the name ;)

I'm all for that. There should be a steak or burger place nearby. I'll ask my sons, in-laws. They go to that area fairly regularly so they should know a place.

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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby HALBUDD » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:08 pm

Ok just booked my room for wing ding 2012 so guess Im going. Some of the hotels are already sold out,hope some off you guys can make it and we can meet up some where. Hal
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Re: Wing Ding 2012

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:45 pm

Hey Guy's, guy's guy's guess what ?????.............Merry Christmas.... :lol:




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