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#845021 - 08/04/13 05:37 AM Re: Let the Planning, Discussing and Volunteering begin [Re: Les is more]  
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Originally Posted By: Les is more

I have been to Uns I through IX and loved every one of them. Heck, Jamie and I even organized one and had a blast doing so.

Dang this short term memory loss....Which one did I help you and Jamie with??? dopeslap


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#845497 - 08/07/13 05:23 AM Re: Let the Planning, Discussing and Volunteering begin [Re: murrayg]  
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Originally Posted By: murrayg
Gonna check around with a few people to see if we want to try and entice you riding ladies and gentlemen to come back to the great state of AR-Kan-Sas for some squiggly roads, camping, moderately price motels,,, and some real fine eat'n. I don't know if you would consider us West or East, but do consider us a land of opportunity for a future Un. Thanks for the parameters of a bid. I have not been very active lately, but returning to two wheeling after being out for 772 days.


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#845502 - 08/07/13 05:56 AM Re: Let the Planning, Discussing and Volunteering begin [Re: EffBee]  
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Arkansas would be an East Un, next scheduled for 2015. And from what I recall from the folks who attended Un II back there about a decade ago, everything you say about the place is true. Great roads, fine folks, incredible food, and purty fair prices.


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#845681 - 08/07/13 11:46 PM Re: Let the Planning, Discussing and Volunteering begin [Re: AdventurePoser]  
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On our ride to Blowing Rock we found the Booger Hollow sign in bad shape and the Park Ranger said that the store was closed.

The roads are still great.

#845814 - 08/08/13 10:07 PM Re: Let the Planning, Discussing and Volunteering begin [Re: Lester V]  
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Just a few comments about Whitefish (aside from the fact I love the area):
It's overrun with Canadians in the summer (no offense, Mike!). Traffic sucks, and I doubt you could find any one place with five rooms available for advance group bookings.

I think peak season near any national park is going to present problems in availability and cost for a large group.

I did some "scouting" on our trip up to Alaska. Yakima and Leavenworth, WA has some potential, as does East Oregon.


Dave Swift
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#845844 - 08/09/13 01:22 AM Re: Let the Planning, Discussing and Volunteering begin [Re: drswift]  
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Originally Posted By: drswift
...It's overrun with Canadians in the summer (no offense, Mike!)...


You say that like it's a bad thing, Dave. grin


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#846006 - 08/09/13 09:33 PM Re: Let the Planning, Discussing and Volunteering begin [Re: drswift]  
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Dave:

I'm not sure exactly what week you were in Whitefish, but it does get a lot busier July 4 to Aug 14. This last weekend was a long weekend in Canada and there were lots of us Canucks in the Flathead Valley. I know a few Albertans with a condo or "cabin" in the area.

However, there is lots to do on an "off" day. Railway museum, hang out at Whitefish or Flathead Lake, zipline at the Big Mountain, rafting one of the forks of the Flathead River, take a short hike in Glacier National Park, just sit and have a few cool ones at the Great Northern.

The best riding ISN'T where the HD riders go. MT 37 east side of Lake Koocanusa, Yaak River Rd, east side Glacier Park up to Waterton.

And enough gravel to keep you busy for a week.

Mike Cassidy


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#846645 - 08/13/13 04:58 PM Re: Let the Planning, Discussing and Volunteering begin [Re: AdventurePoser]  
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Well we just don't want you wandering any ole place, but for sure we would put you on highway 7 south to Bogger Holler. Don't get lost now ya hear? thumbsup


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#846696 - 08/13/13 07:22 PM Re: Let the Planning, Discussing and Volunteering begin [Re: murrayg]  
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I would love to go to Whitefish for a gathering. My point was that
1. it is very crowded until late August
2. it is expensive because of the proximity to Glacier and the influx of tourists
3. there aren't many motels with enough rooms for 80-100 of us.

That said, if we can do one there, I'll be there! thumbsup

Mark: the visitors from Calgary call Whitefish the Canadian Tijuana cuz it's so cheap for them with all those big box stores and Costco booze!


Dave Swift
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#846710 - 08/13/13 08:09 PM Re: Let the Planning, Discussing and Volunteering begin [Re: drswift]  
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