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


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

Post by Titanshadow » Wed May 02, 2018 2:07 pm



I'm sorry but is the second gathering a go? Is there any formal info on it if it is? Sounds like fun and would like to know more as to plan



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

Post by MiWinger51 » Wed May 02, 2018 4:42 pm

Titanshadow wrote:
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I'm sorry but is the second gathering a go? Is there any formal info on it if it is? Sounds like fun and would like to know more as to plan
It is a definite go. Bluethunder is working on accomadations. Hopefully we will have a bigger turnout this year although we had a nice size group last year. The more the merrier. Hope you can join us. Met some really nice guys and gals last year
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by MiWinger51 » Wed May 02, 2018 4:46 pm

detdrbuzzard wrote:
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can I come to the 2018 gathering
You better!! Looking forward to seeing you again. I hope you are still planning to visit the UP on the Midwest ride.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed May 02, 2018 6:19 pm

MiWinger51 wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 4:46 pm
detdrbuzzard wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:59 am
can I come to the 2018 gathering
You better!! Looking forward to seeing you again. I hope you are still planning to visit the UP on the Midwest ride.
i'll be at both and may have a couple friends with me
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by hebert3007 » Wed May 02, 2018 10:18 pm

BlueThunder 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.
Just got my Ohio maps will help with camping wen you do decide on your motel or hotel that you are going to use. I have some listings on Hocking hills for camping from there chamber of commerce thay send me the email all the time now. Who is runing the upper Peninsula Michigan stuff.

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

Post by detdrbuzzard » Thu May 03, 2018 3:43 am

hebert3007 wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 10:18 pm
BlueThunder wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:13 pm
detdrbuzzard wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:40 am
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.
Just got my Ohio maps will help with camping wen you do decide on your motel or hotel that you are going to use. I have some listings on Hocking hills for camping from there chamber of commerce thay send me the email all the time now. Who is runing the upper Peninsula Michigan stuff.
i'll be in the U.P. with the group but lets keep the U.P. stuff on / in the U.P. thread so things don't get confusing
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by ohiobobcat » Fri May 04, 2018 2:54 pm

I live in Athens! What can I do to help?

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

Post by BlueThunder » Sun May 06, 2018 9:38 am

ohiobobcat wrote:
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I live in Athens! What can I do to help?
Ohio, send an email to briank9803@gmail.com. Your help is appreciated!

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

Post by BPMJim » Thu May 10, 2018 12:01 pm

Hi all,
I attended last year's event and had a great time. Met lots of great folks and developed a new friendship. I have blocked off Sept. 13 - 16 for this year's ride and am looking forward to it. I live in Niagara on the Lake, ON, Canada and would be happy to help from a distance so let me know if I can. Be happy to call hotels, plan rides, etc. If anyone is going through Buffalo or Niagara Falls I can put you up on the Canadian side Wednesday night so we can ride there together on Thursday. Same on return trip. Let me know. I'll keep checking this thread.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by BlueThunder » Thu May 10, 2018 2:34 pm

Hi Jim,
Thanks for your offer to help. We have a couple of guys researching a suitable motel. Details will be posted soon. Will keep you mind.

On another note, check out the MidWest ride in the Upper Peninsula Michigan in July. Its right in your neck of the woods.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by BPMJim » Thu May 10, 2018 3:28 pm

Thanks. I looked at it and, unfortunately, we have company that week but I appreciate you're mentioning it.

Cheers,

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

Post by Metal Mangler » Thu May 10, 2018 6:44 pm

Would love to attend this year. Was laid up with a complete torn right shoulder rotator cuff last year. Posted a reply so I can get updates.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by BlueThunder » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:55 am

Hotel for the 2nd Gathering Info:
Sept 13-16, 2018

Hampton Suites - Parkersburg South
64 Elizabeth Pike
Mineral Wells, West Virginia, 26150

304-489-2900

A block of rooms have been reserved under the name "GoldWings Docs" group. Mention the group name to get the room discount
The hotel has Free Wifi, free hot breakfast daily, outdoor heated pool, and plenty of parking for those who plan on trailering rather than riding.

Rooms are non-pet, non-smoking, double occupancy. Room rates are $95/night (discounted $55/night for us) for double occupancy. Find a roomie and the rate is $47.50/night.

Please be aware that you must reserve your room no later than September 3rd. After that date, rooms are available on an available basis and at the then available rate (i.e. no group discount). Also note that you have until September 11th to change or cancel a room.

I started another thread to make motel info easier to read and find.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by gfrench5@hotmail.com » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:24 pm

Hi guys, just want to attend in Sept. I can't find to much info on the meet, where should I look to find out, times, activities, camp spots etc. Thanks in advance. Glen French

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

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:17 pm

Have we got a consensus on campgrounds yet for this year?

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

Post by Nicksacco » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:14 am

Quote from Goldwingsdoc - July Newsletter: "The Hampton Inn in north Parkersburg is our central gathering spot, with free hot breakfast, a pool, close access to I-77 and many restaurants, and we should have a campground set up shortly for those who choose to camp. Hotel rooms at our special rate are going quickly, so I'd suggest booking soon."

As a NC resident, I love the Fall and Winter for touring! Summer is too hot!
Southern VA and WVA is beautiful and I was planning a trip to Dayton to the Air Force Museum.
Perhaps this could be considered as part of a tour using Parkersburg as a jumping off point.
Other: Bluefield VA, Wytheville VA, and Marion NC are great places to ride.
Marion starts the fantastic Marion to Tazewell Route 16 Back of the Dragon ride.

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

Post by thecruiser » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:15 am

I went ahead and reserved a Double Queen room for 4-nights. (Sept 12th and leaving Sept 16th)
I reserved using the block of rooms that Brian reserved for us under the "GoldWing Docs" group name.
The $95/night rate did not include the 12% in taxes for the Gov so total for one night comes to $106.40 or 1/2 that ($53.20) for each of us. Not a bad price at all for such a nice hotel and with a 'better-than-average' breakfast.

I still don't have a 'roomie' so if your going and are willing to share a room and expenses, give me a shout.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by revtomaxx » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:20 am

Ok I see all the advertising for the second annual but where is it located?

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

Post by BPMJim » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:23 am

If you look up 5 posts you'll see the hotel information. Hope this helps.

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

Post by MiWinger51 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:20 pm

revtomaxx wrote:
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Ok I see all the advertising for the second annual but where is it located?
The rides will be in the Hocking Hills area of Southwest Ohio and Northern West Virginia. The Motel is in WV.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by bsavulis » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:18 pm

My wife and I were thinking of attending the 2nd Annual gathering. Is there a formal schedule of activities? What time rides depart, vendor area opens (if any), any other activities that might be planned? Is there at least one ride per day? How large of a group was in attendance last year?
Cost to Register?
Sorry for the 101 questions :roll:
Thanks for any input.

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

Post by thecruiser » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:22 pm

bsavulis wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:18 pm
My wife and I were thinking of attending the 2nd Annual gathering. Is there a formal schedule of activities? What time rides depart, vendor area opens (if any), any other activities that might be planned? Is there at least one ride per day? How large of a group was in attendance last year?
Cost to Register?
Sorry for the 101 questions :roll:
Thanks for any input.

Brian
Brian, This thread has the most information anyone can give ya. Hope to see ya there.
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by jbaviera » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:49 pm

bsavulis wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:18 pm
My wife and I were thinking of attending the 2nd Annual gathering. Is there a formal schedule of activities? What time rides depart, vendor area opens (if any), any other activities that might be planned? Is there at least one ride per day? How large of a group was in attendance last year?
Cost to Register?
Sorry for the 101 questions :roll:
Thanks for any input.

Brian
Hi Brian,
If last year was any indication, there's NOTHING formal about this group! A few people have some ideas as to where we might ride, but as far as I know, nothing is set in stone. Most likely start daily rides about 9:00am. No vendors, no activities as such, lunch a diner somewhere, maybe drinks at the hotel afterward. Probably just one ride per day - all day long :D . Last year we had 17 bikes, and 23 people. I managed about 600 miles for that short weekend. There's been no discussion about registration fees, just show up (maybe give another Brian (Blue Thunder) a thank you for setting up this years gathering).

Hope to meet you there!
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Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Post by captdecker » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:22 pm

Hi Brian,
If last year was any indication, there's NOTHING formal about this group! A few people have some ideas as to where we might ride, but as far as I know, nothing is set in stone. Most likely start daily rides about 9:00am. No vendors, no activities as such, lunch a diner somewhere, maybe drinks at the hotel afterward. Probably just one ride per day - all day long :D . Last year we had 17 bikes, and 23 people. I managed about 600 miles for that short weekend. There's been no discussion about registration fees, just show up (maybe give another Brian (Blue Thunder) a thank you for setting up this years gathering).

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

Post by BlueThunder » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:47 am

bsavulis wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:18 pm
My wife and I were thinking of attending the 2nd Annual gathering. Is there a formal schedule of activities? What time rides depart, vendor area opens (if any), any other activities that might be planned? Is there at least one ride per day? How large of a group was in attendance last year?
Cost to Register?
Sorry for the 101 questions :roll:
Thanks for any input.

Brian
Brian, by all means come and attend. You will have a blast. Good roads, good food, good people. You will make this an annual pilgramage.

1st, no cost to register. Just reserve a hotel room.
2nd, nothing is strictly formalized. We generally leave to ride at 9am. Breakfast is free at hotel, so figure to eat at 8am.

Rides are done each day, except Wednesday at that is when some people begin to arrive. Group attendance lasy year was about 16-20 depending on what day they arrived.

And finally, ask as many questions that you want. Them come!!


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