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#977723 - 01/07/17 07:16 PM North Meets South in the Middle 2017  
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2017 would be the 10th Anniversary of NmS. It should be a grand event but due to the last few years of low turn out I suspect it has run it's course. Early events had ride leaders for every style of road rider so that everyone could enjoy a pace in which they were comfortable. I added a dual sport day to get more interest then it rains. For whatever reason things just haven't gelled as I envisioned.

Today I was asked about NmS and I must admit I saw a glimmer of light. If there is still interest in having a 10th NmS, now would be the time to get this battery charged.

Traditionally the last full weekend in April was chosen so as not to fall on Easter or be too close to the Spring Torrey. April still gets rain around here, May begins the dry season and for motels to significantly raise rates.

The last full weekend begins Friday April 28th.

Your input is appreciated.


Joe

'05 R1200RT 109K miles, takes me down the highway.
'13 KTM 690 Enduro R 16K miles takes me through the woods.
#977724 - 01/07/17 07:34 PM Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 [Re: CoarsegoldKid]  
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If a ride across the country to START fails... then I'll be there Joe. I'll bring some extra tires and patch kits too. wave



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#977726 - 01/07/17 08:05 PM Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 [Re: CoarsegoldKid]  
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Always enjoy your NmS get-togethers. Be nice to keep it going.


Thor

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R1200GS
Honda Africa Twin (sold)
#977736 - 01/07/17 10:25 PM Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 [Re: Traveler1]  
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Quality, not quantity..........

The usual suspects will always be there, and never a dull ride when the Dutchman is leading.........

Rain, snow, mud, Bigfoot, aliens, nazi hillbillies,gravel, the Dirty Donkey, Yahoos on rental bikes, the infamous Friday back road ride.......Big Fun!!!

See ya in the spring

Don J wave


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04 1150 RT-250 KX
640 KTM (gone and missed!)
#977741 - 01/07/17 11:56 PM Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 [Re: mrduck]  
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Originally Posted By: mrduck
Quality, not quantity..........

That right there...
If you build it, I will come...
revit


Don R.
Beemin on a Budget
2007 R1200RT Sand Beige Metalic (Sandy)


#977743 - 01/08/17 12:22 AM Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 [Re: CoarsegoldKid]  
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I'm with sr. pato,

I already penciled it in my calendar last week.


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13 Yamaha XT250
16 KTM RC 390
96 R1100RT - forced retirement at 175,000

#977745 - 01/08/17 01:32 AM Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 [Re: CoarsegoldKid]  
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I missed this event last year what with life events, family commitments etc.

I plan on being there, riding up with The Unusual, I mean The Usual suspects.

Always a great weekend.


2007 Beige Sand Metallic R1200RT
2015 Red VFR
#977757 - 01/08/17 08:13 AM Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 [Re: CoarsegoldKid]  
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I'm sad to say I'm not going to be able to make it this year, due to my wife booking us a non-motorcycle trip leaving on 4/29. But I'd hate to think that this is the last NmS!


"Dry-Town" Crew, San Diego
'15 R1200RT
'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
'04 R1150RT (gone)
'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
#977809 - 01/09/17 02:35 AM Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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And so it goes... I remember the first. And I'll be there at the last. This one needs to continue. Great folks, great riding, great venue.

And a great host. Thanks Joe for doing what you do.

Riding is a challenge. This time of the year in the Sierras is unique. The area awakens after winter. Sometimes earlier, sometimes later. All of what makes this ride event special.
No crowds yet. Reasonable rates.

I'll see you all there. wave

MB>


74 R90S
98 K1200RS
03 1150RT
04 DRZ400
15 1200RTW

......and a Jeep Rubicon

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#977858 - 01/09/17 05:56 PM Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 [Re: CoarsegoldKid]  
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Im in. May the Donkey be dirty.


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