GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017


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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by MiWinger51 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:46 am



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Newbie here...We are thinking of attending. Is there a headquarters hotel or other spot we'd need to register at? Thanks Bob

Most are staying at the Christopher Inn in Chillicothe. Try there first. We had a block of rooms for the goldwing doc group. The last I heard, the blocked rooms were all taken but the motel was adding more. If nothing available there ask them about other motels in close proximity.


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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

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Newbie here...We are thinking of attending. Is there a headquarters hotel or other spot we'd need to register at? Thanks Bob
From my understanding, there's no "registration" perse' for the rides, but most seem to be staying at the Christopher Inn, so in the morning we'll most likely taking off from there. There are a few other hotels in the area close by, along with camp grounds.
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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by jbaviera » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:54 am

wireguy51 wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:46 am
PGO wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:26 am
Newbie here...We are thinking of attending. Is there a headquarters hotel or other spot we'd need to register at? Thanks Bob

Most are staying at the Christopher Inn in Chillicothe. Try there first. We had a block of rooms for the goldwing doc group. The last I heard, the blocked rooms were all taken but the motel was adding more. If nothing available there ask them about other motels in close proximity.
What do you think about Golden Corral Friday night for a meet-and-greet?
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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by BlueThunder » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:31 pm

As most will be riding in from various locations.... it is difficult to arrange everyone at a certain time for Friday arrival. I was planning on having lots of varieties of pizza delivered for Friday night along with numerous adult beverages. Saturday night will be the formal dinner.
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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by GL1100Mike » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:37 pm

That sounds like a good plan to me.

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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by Justin K. » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:41 pm

Sounds good to me. Try to have the pizza brought in from a neighborhood place in N Y. :lol: .
Thanks for doing this.
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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by captdecker » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:23 pm

I too plan to be there on Thursday staying at AZ Sun Valley Campground and Mobile Home Park. Come by and say hi.

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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by Hoosier Jack » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:57 am

I'm planning on coming over from Terre Haute, most likely on Friday. I am not much of a camper but it sounds l kind of fun for a night or two. Wonder what the closest campground is to Chillicothe? I doubt that the inn will let me camp out in their parking lot, but I want to be around for the Saturday rides. Hope the weather cooperates.

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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by Justin K. » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:13 am

captdecker wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:23 pm
I too plan to be there on Thursday staying at AZ Sun Valley Campground and Mobile Home Park. Come by and say hi.

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Just curious...what state is that campground in?

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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by captdecker » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:26 am

Hi I staying at http://sunvalleycampground.freeservers.com/ Does look to be close...just do a web search to see what is close. See ya there.

Sorry about the "AZ" showing up in post, this link should help.

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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by PGO » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:43 pm

Newbie here again, Thanks for the information. We have reservations and look forward to the weekend and the ride from Buffalo, NY......Wheel sea awl of ewe their.......

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Post by Wingsconsin » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:19 pm

Sadly I have decided to Cancel my room reservation :(
Due to life getting in the way - I will NOT be attending this gathering- :cry:
It breaks my heart as I have been looking forward to being there and meeting those of you who are attending.
Saying hello and shaking your hand would've been a pleasure - one that I will probably have to try to get done next year
I have spoken to the hotel - and they promised to take good care of each of you while staying as a guest.
The place is nice and the people are nicer so I know it will be fine.
Please everyone Ride Safe to and from and during the event. -
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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by BPMJim » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:23 pm

Sorry to hear that you won't be coming and we appreciate all the work you've done on this. Hope to meet you on the road.

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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by Justin K. » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:18 am

BPMJim wrote:
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Sorry to hear that you won't be coming and we appreciate all the work you've done on this. Hope to meet you on the road.
+1. Thanks for your efforts.

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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by Fnortner » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:15 pm

Someone posted about a formal dinner. Who is organizing this? What about reservations? I can't seem to find a central location for information about this gathering. Is there somewhere to sign up?

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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by Wingsconsin » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:58 pm

Fnortner wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:15 pm
Someone posted about a formal dinner. Who is organizing this? What about reservations? I can't seem to find a central location for information about this gathering. Is there somewhere to sign up?
Informal - No real organizer - just people stepping up to help.
read the entire thread if you can and there will be informtaion

The host hotel is going to be

Christopher Inn
Chillicothe Oh
Address: 30 N Plaza Blvd, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone: (740) 774-6835

There is a block of rooms for our group 'Goldwing Docs"

I KNOW there is a room left as I cancelled mine yesterday ...:(
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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by Fnortner » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:06 pm

Thanks for the info and quick reply. This will be our first get-together and we will be coming up from NC. We are making a couple other stops and have booked in Athens OH. From there, we'll be heading to H Hills Friday afternoon and Saturday. From your reply and reading many of the threads posts, I take it there is no tent or other site at the park to meet up.
Sorry you can't make it and thanks again.

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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by minimac » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:58 am

It's amazing to see how this thing has gained legs. It's a massive undertaking organizing even an "informal" affair and it's great to see that people have stepped up to the plate. I can't attend this year, but hopefully it will evolve into a regular annual thing. Best of luck and everyone be safe.

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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by zeek1800 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:50 pm

I will not be able to attend. I forget who recommended taking an ADV course but I did and will be in the smokies that week. I canceled my reservation at the Christopher Inn and freed up a room.

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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:01 pm

The weather is looking hot and sunny for the gathering!

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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by Davebasil » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:42 am

I'll be staying nearby with a friend who offered his hospitality. He and I will be joining in on rides and comaradery after I cruise in from Chattanooga. See you all on Saturday. Ride safely!

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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by BPMJim » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:57 am

Hi all,

For those of us riding there on Thursday how about meeting in the lobby of the Christopher Inn at 6 pm on Thursday and we can go out for dinner at a local place. My US cell number is 618-364-2528. This number only works when I am in the US. If that works how about replying to this post so we'll not miss anyone.

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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by MiWinger51 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:42 pm

The day is fast approaching. I am meeting up with WingCott in southern Michigan then riding to Toledo where we will meet up with Corkster52. The three of us will then do a leisurely ride to Christoper Inn. We should arrive by 3 in the afternoon on Friday. Looking forward to meeting everyone and having a great weekend.
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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:12 am

wireguy51 wrote:
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The day is fast approaching. I am meeting up with WingCott in southern Michigan then riding to Toledo where we will meet up with Corkster52. The three of us will then do a leisurely ride to Christoper Inn. We should arrive by 3 in the afternoon on Friday. Looking forward to meeting everyone and having a great weekend.
what time are you and wingcott meeting up with corkster in Toledo? I'm going to be at henry's from 06:30 until 10:30 and leave Dearborn at that time. maybe I could meet up with you guys and tag along too
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Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Post by MiWinger51 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:45 am

detdrbuzzard wrote:
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what time are you and wingcott meeting up with corkster in Toledo? I'm going to be at henry's from 06:30 until 10:30 and leave Dearborn at that time. maybe I could meet up with you guys and tag along too
Wingcott and I are meeting near I94 and US23 at about 8:30-9:00. We are meeting Corkster in Toledo about 10:30. Any chance you can make it by then? PM me for meeting places.


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