2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018


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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by harvey01 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:01 pm



Based on the above posts, it seem obvious to me that we should start a thread for a 2018 Gathering East and one for a 2018 Gathering West!

This would allow for planning and input to be location specific and maybe even increase involvement. I would strongly suggest that they be well separated by time of year in case some of our travelling guys want to attend both. Ideally I would think one in the Spring and one in the Fall.

I do think the dates need to be resolved quickly as those folks who are still working need to plan their vacation times. Even for retired folks, prior planning well in advance allows this to be on ones schedule and you can then work every thing else around it.


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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by BlueThunder » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:26 pm

Exactly. I suggested a separate West Gathering thread. I was planning on starting a separate Cental/East Gathering thread tmw to be held in the fall.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by GL1100Mike » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:55 pm

As a member of the still working group, early planning is a must to plan for time off. Sept. 21, 22, 23 is the same time frame as the last Gathering. We had great weather this year. If we stay in the Hocking Hills area, it would be great to have a couple of rides planed ahead of time. Like this past Gathering, My wife and I enjoyed the longer ride on Saturday with dinner after and the shorter ride to Portsmith on Sunday before everyone split off on there merry ways. that weekend was the high point of our ridding season. If we return to Hocking Hills or look to West Virginia or Tennessee, all areas should provide many enjoyable miles of riding. Please keep me informed with any updated info. Thank you , Mike

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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by detdrbuzzard » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:59 am

can I come to the 2018 gathering
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by BlueThunder » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:38 am

detdrbuzzard wrote:
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can I come to the 2018 gathering
You better!
Keep you eye out for the UP ride in July.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

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I have found that a fixed date every year is the best for long term planning - especially if one has many group rides to attend :D . If we fix the date for the ride to be the 3rd weekend after Labor Day (as the 1st Gathering took place), this gives everyone an opportunity to plan accordingly. It also affords an excellent possibility of good weather.
We have two rallys in our group that are planned annually, and the Summer Ride is usually the middle of the 2nd week of July, approx 11-12-13
the location changes every year, it depends on where the volunteer host lives.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:33 pm

BlueThunder wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:38 am
detdrbuzzard wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:59 am
can I come to the 2018 gathering
You better!
Keep you eye out for the UP ride in July.
i pm-ed you my cell number so you can call or text me to keep me informed or just chat
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by BlueThunder » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:51 pm

William, cell number already logged i . Will keep you and the gang up to date when info becomes available.
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Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:10 pm

highlighting ride dates for next year and need the 2018 gathering on the calendar
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by BlueThunder » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:48 pm

William, plan on weekend of Sept 22nd. I would like to make this a multi-day ride so show up time would be Thursday. Rides on Friday and Saturday. Location should be Athens Ohio. Close to Hocking Hills and WV.

While you are at it, pencil in weekend of July 13th for the Upper Peninsula MI ride. Also a multi-day ride.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:22 am

BlueThunder wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:48 pm
William, plan on weekend of Sept 22nd. I would like to make this a multi-day ride so show up time would be Thursday. Rides on Friday and Saturday. Location should be Athens Ohio. Close to Hocking Hills and WV.

While you are at it, pencil in weekend of July 13th for the Upper Peninsula MI ride. Also a multi-day ride.
are you planning a ride on the 555? 62 is a nice ride also in and out of Zanesville too
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by BlueThunder » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:30 am

The Triple Nickel is definitely on the agenda. Unfortunately construction prevented us from riding it in September. Hopefully the roadwork will be completed for the 2nd Gathering.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by Wingsconsin » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:56 pm

Subscribed to thread to follow along.
Depending on location and dates - The WEST gathering might be on my radar as well as the EAST version .
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by hebert3007 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:43 pm

MiWinger51 wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:50 am
BlueThunder wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:40 am
I have found that a fixed date every year is the best for long term planning - especially if one has many group rides to attend :D . If we fix the date for the ride to be the 3rd weekend after Labor Day (as the 1st Gathering took place), this gives everyone an opportunity to plan accordingly. It also affords an excellent possibility of good weather.

As far as location, that of course can always be decided upon. I do think however, that the same location should also be considered. We did not even touch the numerous roads that exist in Hocking Hills area. Although coming home through West Virginia, I rode many great roads. Not to mention there are also many great roads in the Cumberland MD area as well.
You are correct, there are lots of roads and tours in that area. Enough to last for numerous gatherings. As Harvey mentioned WV has some great routes also. Wherever #2 takes place, I'll be there. Let's get double the number next year!!!
I vote for WV time and date, every day is Saturday & Sunday. Two extra days would be nice. Would like to see some thing for camping trailors like you would do for the main motel or meeting place. Me and Bud was the ones with the Trikes maybe we could get wing Adam and his new camping trailor to.

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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by MiWinger51 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:40 pm

BlueThunder wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:48 pm
William, plan on weekend of Sept 22nd. I would like to make this a multi-day ride so show up time would be Thursday. Rides on Friday and Saturday. Location should be Athens Ohio. Close to Hocking Hills and WV.

While you are at it, pencil in weekend of July 13th for the Upper Peninsula MI ride. Also a multi-day ride.
I think staying in Athens is a great idea. Christopher Inn really treated us right but it was a long way from where we did our ride. If we headquarter in Athens we can ride the Hocking Hills one day and dip down into WV the other. I'm getting pumped already and it is still many moons away.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by hebert3007 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:21 pm

Yes to Athens and two extra days. Not much interest right now?

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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by BlueThunder » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:24 pm

BlueThunder wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:48 pm
William, plan on weekend of Sept 22nd. I would like to make this a multi-day ride so show up time would be Thursday. Rides on Friday and Saturday. Location should be Athens Ohio. Close to Hocking Hills and WV.

While you are at it, pencil in weekend of July 13th for the Upper Peninsula MI ride. Also a multi-day ride.
MiWinger51 wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:40 pm
I think staying in Athens is a great idea. Christopher Inn really treated us right but it was a long way from where we did our ride. If we headquarter in Athens we can ride the Hocking Hills one day and dip down into WV the other. I'm getting pumped already and it is still many moons away.
I screwed up with the date. The ride date needs to be moved up one week to the weekend of September 15th. This is a multi-day ride so plan on arriving Wednesday. Riding begins Thursday the 12th! Of course, come when you can and plan on riding Hocking Hills and West Virginia. Would love to take a trip down to Kentucky but that may be a bit too adventurous!?? 8-)
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by hebert3007 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:58 am

Who is the chief cook and bottle washer for the 2nd Gathering? Is any on working on this yet? Would like to help as much as I can from Mi.

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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by BlueThunder » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:40 pm

I guess I am. Would love the help... Checking out various motels near Hocking Hills.

Seeing how you are from Michigan, check out the MidWest ride thread. Its in your neck of the woods. Would love to have you.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by Wingsconsin » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:01 pm

BlueThunder wrote:
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I guess I am. Would love the help... Checking out various motels near Hocking Hills.

Seeing how you are from Michigan, check out the MidWest ride thread. Its in your neck of the woods. Would love to have you.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:40 am

is there an official hotel / motel yet
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by BlueThunder » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:13 pm

detdrbuzzard wrote:
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is there an official hotel / motel yet
There will be soon... working on it. Looking in the Athens are but not in the town. Athens is close to Hocking Hills whereas last year we were a good 60-80 minutes away.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by thecruiser » Tue May 01, 2018 7:00 am

I'm very interested in this gathering whether it be in Ohio or W-VA. I've never ridden much in the Hocking Hills area but have been to W-Va several times and am willing to go back again too.
I have a Mini-Mate camper so if there are some other campers attending that would be good too.

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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by james.y8 » Tue May 01, 2018 4:02 pm

I live just north of Columbus. I'd love to join a ride around Hocking Hills.

I'm likely to be on another ride in MD the weekend before so it may take some sweet talking to get the boss to agree. 8-)

Also depends on the kids' soccer schedules....

I'll be watching the thread for updates, but you're on my calendar for now!

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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by captdecker » Tue May 01, 2018 7:45 pm

I enjoyed last years Gathering, but will not be able to make this one as is at the same time as 50 year HS reunion. See most likely in 2019.
Is there a western Gathering being set up?



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