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Old 12-08-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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Spring 2014 - Romney, West Virginia - May 2-4

Romney Cycles is doing it again. The date has been confirmed and they will be holding the “3rd Annual Camp N Ride” on May 2-4, 2014. All bikes are welcome, but it is an Adventure bike focused group

For those who haven't been before, Romney Cycles is one of the largest dealerships in the country. Brands they sell include Suzuki, Yamaha, and Kawasaki. They were recently awarded the number 1 dealership for Suzuki motorcycles in the USA. They've been maintaining the title of #1 Suzuki ATV dealer for a while, but the motorcyle award was new in the fall of 2013. They like to be a leader in the industry and they are very interested in increasing their involvement in the Adventure market. These guys go out of their way to be customer friendly.
Link to 2013 event video
Link to 2012 event video

When: May 2-4, 2014
Where: Romney Cycles in Romney, WV
What: Camping on the grounds of the dealership, or staying at local lodging. Then riding some fantastic West Virginia roads.


The normal schedule is most everyone arrives at some point during the day or evening that Friday. Saturday is ride day, and everyone heads their own way on Sunday. The dealership provides the camping area in a nice field next to the dealership, portable toilets, a shower, water, ice, a coffee maker for the morning, plenty of wood for the fire each evening, and they fed us on Saturday evening. They also worked out a group rate at one of the local motels. They are always open to making things better so if you have any ideas please share them here, I'll make sure they see it.

For the non-campers
Koolwink Motel
South Branch Inn
I believe we had several rider stay at both hotels last time. Always get good reports on the accommodations.

As far as Saturday rides, it's open. Last year several guys ventured off on their own, others formed small groups, and some joined one of the two group rides that were pre-planned. I will plan to lead a ride again this year, and will be flexible with what type of ride I'm leading (all street vs dirt/street mix vs more challenging dirt). I'm happy to lead a ride, but if we get the size of group or bigger than we had last year, it will be a good idea for those veterans of the area to have a route in mind (or in GPS). At some point I'll be trying to recruit some of you to plan to lead a ride. Friday night fire is a good time to workout ride groups for the next day.

Romney is centrally located to a lot of great riding. If you do want to explore on your own here's a few ideas along with the approximate mileage from Romney.
65 miles Rt 72 video
83 miles Spruce Knob
54 miles Dolly Sods
16 miles Oldtown Low Water Bridge video
57 miles Black Water Falls
62 miles Seneca Rocks
52 miles WV/VA Border Crossing near Mathias, WV
74 miles Harpers Ferry video

If you want to bring your significant other, but they don't want to do a day ride with a bunch of sweaty guys, the scenic train is less than a mile from the dealer.
Scenic Railroad
The Apple Blossom Festival was enjoyed by at least one of the spouses at the event last year.
41 miles Apple Blossom Festival - Winchester, VA


Romney Cycles will want a ballpark figure on how many to plan for, but obviously it's way too early for anyone to commit this far in the future. When time gets closer I'll try to get a headcount. But until then post up if you think you may attend, have any suggestions or questions.

So mark your calendars and plan to start your early spring season in beautiful West Virginia.

This following is not an obligation, more of a way to see how many and who may be coming. Post to this thread or send me a PM and I'll add/remove you from the list. When we're a few weeks out we'll try to get a more official headcount so Romney can make their plans. This event has been posted on two other related forums, no need to be counted on all of them.

Planning to come
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Additional headcount from other adventure related boards (Super Tenere & Strom boards):
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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In again this year! Had a good time last year. I'll be on the hacked klr this year.

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Old 12-08-2013, 06:01 PM   #3
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In again this year! Had a good time last year. I'll be on the hacked klr this year.

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Excellent.

For some reason I'm currently not able to edit the original thread. Until that is corrected I'll keep track here (and hope I can edit this one in the future).

Planning to come
Dirt_Dad
VACommuter
eddie bolted
scott P
tommyhof
WayneJ
macaroni
TORKS
twotime
BEANTOP
MGB
djsteckler
klrider99
inhousebob
gastone
geauXplor
MoonBeamer
Buckee
iBiker
veesquared + 1
wvdirtbiker
lawdogmd
deejmeister
dbern
ScooterZg
WVhillbilly
Roadinator
anotherguy
jules083 +1?
ride4321
Walter + 1
motomandan

Additional headcount from other adventure related boards (Super Tenere & Strom boards): 70
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:48 AM   #4
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:04 AM   #5
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Too long...........didn't read. If I'm there I'm IN

EDIT: We had hot showers and a kick'n fire pit last year.
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:35 AM   #6
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In, I'll pass this on to my adventure riding friends as well
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Put me on the IN list with these Bozos.

I used to own property north of Romney, so I'll volunteer to lead a mixed pavement/dirt ride up towards Three Churches, Levels, up to Paw Paw, maybe a little Green Ridge SF, and back through Oldtown across the Toll bridge.
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Put me on the IN list with these Bozos.

I used to own property north of Romney, so I'll volunteer to lead a mixed pavement/dirt ride up towards Three Churches, Levels, up to Paw Paw, maybe a little Green Ridge SF, and back through Oldtown across the Toll bridge.
Watcha think Wayne................Tiger or KLR???
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:28 PM   #11
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Put me on the IN list with these Bozos.

I used to own property north of Romney, so I'll volunteer to lead a mixed pavement/dirt ride up towards Three Churches, Levels, up to Paw Paw, maybe a little Green Ridge SF, and back through Oldtown across the Toll bridge.
Fantastic!! Thank you. Please PM me if you need anything.

So far this looks to be growing even faster than last year. Lot of familiar names on the list again in 2014.
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Watcha think Wayne................Tiger or KLR???
KLR.

Some of the dirt/gravel used to be a little rough/rocky and there is a small ford(Little Capon River) here:
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And a smaller ford(Hopkins Lick Run) here if I decide to see if my old cabin is still standing(sold it 14 years ago):
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I know my way around Seneca, dolly sods,spruce knob, bickles knob, cheat river. Just depends on how far some would want to go. Be glad to help if I can.

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