Gauging interest in going back to Arkansas.
Was there a negative issue the last time it was in Arkansas? Or just probing to see what location would attract the most riders?
My 02 is that Arkansas has features you cant find anywhere else....
Miles of consistently twisty roads and rural. Yes WV, NC etc... have some better roads and lots more of them, but the reduced speed limits, high traffic volumes and a town/community ever few miles takes a bit away. ( I still go whenever I can cause its still worth the time)
If your looking for turn out and the social aspect, Arkansas may not be the best choice. I've met and rode with a lot of guys and gals on this board over the years and gotten a few in trouble (sorry about that). My ideal of a great ST get together involves more hours and miles of twisty riding than most want to do.
I've also rode with just about every kind of sport group FZ1, CBR, Gixxers, ST's, Connies etc....all here in Arkansas, and typically (not everyone) from ST.N are much more on the social side of riding. Not a thing wrong with that, either!
So for me...if the goal of ST.N National is to have an "All Day" ride your but off! Arkansas cant be beat, and I for one would step up and help coordinate a few things.
If the ST.N National wants to be more of a get together to meet, greet, drink a few beers, ride a bit theres probably a better location that would attract more members.