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« on: July 11, 2012, 11:38:45 am »

The attached pic was from a recent Busa rally. STN has never had quite a turnout like that. Let's step it up, kids.  Bigsmile

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 11:45:47 am »

I'd probably not be alone in saying that I wouldn't show up to any one location with that many STNers. Nothing good can come of that.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 11:52:46 am »

 Lol Lol Lol
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 12:00:10 pm »

I took my first bike trip in 1978.

I've always been more about riding twisties and seeing what's on the other side of the horizon, rather than kickin' tires  Smile

but that's just me. I'm an introvert  Bigsmile
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 12:17:27 pm »

Most of us aren't worth meeting anyway.  Bigok

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2012, 12:19:14 pm »

Well we are certainly not as organized and anal about the placement of our bikes.

I'd be bored with a rally with 100 of the same motorcycle. One of the reasons I like STN rather than
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2012, 12:53:23 pm »

I think we're doing OK.

IMHO, I think the National Meet has become tougher to attend for many folks in recent years. I blame the economy - lack of funds plus an "I'm afraid to take that much vacation at once for fear of my job" chaser.

Where I think ST.N excels is at the regional level, where a week's worth of travel isn't required. My home region (Region 6), for example, has several events/meets throughout the year, including a spring meet, the "Ride to the Rides," a fall camping trip, and a winter meet. Not to mention ESTN is either IN or close enough to Region 6 that many of us make that trek, as well. Most of these events are a weekend at most.

For our Spring 2012 Meet, we had a total of 59 riders and passengers for a weekend in West Virginia. (We were close to 50 bikes...we just didn't photograph them altogether.) Attendees had the option of a motel room or camping, which I think a lot of folks appreciated. We've already got the 2013 Spring Meet scheduled so everyone has ample time to put it on their calendars! I'm hopeful that with enough notice, we'll be able to grow that Spring Meet well beyond our 2012 numbers.  

Another great example of a regional meet/camaraderie is the Clay-B-Que in Region 4. It's even drawn a few of us Region 6-ers in recent years.  Thumbsup (And our Region 6 Spring Meet drew a few Region 4-ers as well!)

Beyond that, I think the regions have great little networks where perhaps folks aren't doing formal meets, but they're still getting together in pairs and small groups to do what this site is all about: Sport-Touring.

It would absolutely be VERY COOL if we had a meet with 100+ attendees. But I don't think there's anything wrong with ST.N if we fail to do so. As long as we're all out riding and having fun - whether solo, two-up, in a small group, or at a meet - and have ST.N here waiting for us when we get back, it's all good!  Bigok
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2012, 12:54:19 pm »

pfffft!  We had 3/4 of the other forum I belong to show up in June at Spearfish.  Yeah, 7 of the 10 members made the cross country trek.   Lol  No two bikes alike either.  KLR650, FJR, Road King, GL1000, ST1100, XS750 and my Daytona.  The missing members ride a CBR600, Ultra Glide and a Strom.  We're an eclectic bunch.
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2012, 01:02:30 pm »

Some 'Busa showoff squid coming round that sweeper at a high rate, lowside it and take out 40 bikes at a clip with the domino effect.

I could see that.  Lol

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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2012, 01:03:52 pm »

Prolly a great group of folks...but I wouldn't want to be in the same STATE as that many Busas in that type of concentration.  Anyone calculate the amount of horsepower represented in that picture?
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2012, 01:05:51 pm »

The one I went to was quite fun; nice cross section of folks and I watched them spend ~8 hours rebuilding a bike that had spent four hours in a river, and getting it running again. Big, very well-done, well-organized meet. Basically took up every available bit of lodging in Robbinsville. Great time.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2012, 01:06:36 pm »

 Anyone calculate the amount of horsepower represented in that picture?


Don't. The C14 crew will be all pissy and pout if you do that.  
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2012, 01:07:37 pm »




Don't. The C14 crew will be all pissy and pout if you do that.  


 Lol Lol Lol  Thumbsup
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2012, 01:36:47 pm »




That is impressive.
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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2012, 01:40:02 pm »


Some 'Busa showoff squid coming round that sweeper at a high rate, lowside it and take out 40 bikes at a clip with the domino effect.

I could see that.  Lol


The attached pic was from a recent Busa rally. STN has never had quite a turnout like that. Let's step it up, kids.  Bigsmile


If you look closely, all them bikes are set up for solo riding.  Just sayin'.  ST.n at least has women and two ups participate.
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« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2012, 02:09:44 pm »




Don't. The C14 crew will be all pissy and pout if you do that.  


Nope.  We'll be out riding instead of posing for pics.   Twofinger
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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2012, 02:23:07 pm »

I've never been to an ST.N meet where there were that many people idle during the day. All were off riding.

And Connie, thats obviously a parking lot for a scenic overlook and not a sweeping turn.  Lol
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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2012, 02:27:28 pm »


I've never been to an ST.N meet where there were that many people idle during the day. All were off riding.

And Connie, thats obviously a parking lot for a scenic overlook and not a sweeping turn.  Lol


True, with the one I went to anyway.


I knew that. Just was a fun thought that's all.
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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2012, 02:43:06 pm »


I've never been to an ST.N meet where there were that many people idle during the day. All were off riding.

And Connie, thats obviously a parking lot for a scenic overlook and not a sweeping turn.  Lol


It's near the dam on Rt. 28 outside Robbinsville.
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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2012, 02:57:50 pm »




It's near the dam on Rt. 28 outside Robbinsville.


Been there. Don't remember that particular pull over though. Robbinsville's the end of the Cherohala coming west to east if I remember correctly, top of the Dragon?
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