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2016 CB1100 Rally East - Bland, VA - June 1-4
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Inhouse Bob Offline
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2016 CB1100 Rally East - Bland, VA - June 1-4
Note: I have pinned this thread so it will remain at the top of the meetings and gatherings forum. Ferret Moderator

Hi all,

This is a new thread to replace the old thread about a 2016 rally. I'm doing this so that all the important info is at the top of the thread. If you have RSVPed to the old thread, please go ahead and re-post here to keep the info up to date. Sorry for the inconvenience Confused

And so, here is the scoop!

I have reserved the entire Big Walker Motel for June 1-3 (Wednesday night through Friday night). Some may want to stay through Saturday to get in more riding but I know that many will want to leave Saturday morning to get home at a more leisurely pace. If you want to stay for part or all or extra days, feel free to work that out with the motel. They are very accommodating.

The address is 70 Skyview Lane, Bland, VA 24315. Phone is 276-688-3331.
It is located a few miles off I-81 in Southwest Virginia, close to the "Back of the Dragon", The Blue Ridge Parkway, and many beautiful country roads in VA and West Virginia.

The motel is a family owned place with beautiful views and a laid back vibe. A group I road with two years ago stayed there and we all enjoyed it. There are 6 one-bed rooms (3 smoking, 3 non-smoking), and 14 two-bed rooms (3 smoking, 11 non-smoking). That's 20 total. All rooms are $57.89 with tax. That is for up to four in a room. You can have a free roll-away if you want to really gang up. I'll be glad to share a room with a fellow non-snorer Cool
They have a patio where we can cook out and hang out and enjoy the view.

We have the reservation until May 1. After that, the unclaimed rooms go back on the market. They get a lot of hikers and bikers there in this time-frame, so I think it was pretty nice that they gave us until May 1 to commit. Tell them you are with the CB 1100 group.

Anyhow, get those reservations in asap so I don't look like a schmuck. And post up when you are committed so everyone can see how this is coming together.

BTW, Big Walker refers not to the owner's size, but to the mountain behind the motel. Thumbs Up
(This post was last modified: 12-13-2015 08:23 PM by The ferret.)
12-11-2015 07:56 PM
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2016 CB1100 Rally East - Bland, VA - June 1-4
I've put it on my calendar. Looks good, Bob.

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12-11-2015 08:07 PM
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RE: 2016 CB1100 Rally East - Bland, VA - June 1-4
Should be a beautiful place to ride. I have ridden a lot in the area just north east of that, and it's one of the best places to ride a motorcycle I have found. Beautiful roads and beautiful scenery. Should be great weather that time of the year as well

I have my reservation in for one of the single bed non smoking rooms.

Looking forward to seeing many of you again and meeting some new folks. Hope we can fill the hotel and have the place to ourselves.

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12-11-2015 08:07 PM
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Inhouse Bob Offline
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RE: 2016 CB1100 Rally East - Bland, VA - June 1-4
One more thing! I run a t-shirt shop and I promise that anyone that commits by May 1 will get a semi-awesome commemorative shirt. Just get your reservations in and let me know your size.

Here is a list of those who have stepped up. I will edit/add to this list as we go so it is always up top on the thread. If I missed you, post up again.

Fairly to totally committed... 16 plus 3 guests
InhouseBob
Ferret
EarsOnWheels
Redbirds & Pamela (Sparky)
Chapomis & Yoga Warrior
Nemo
Razor
4Paws
SCCBRider
DAC +1
Valkanut
Oldman59
EGAlvarez
powerdogg11
Empty Sea
Cip57

Currently a maybe...

Verdecken
(This post was last modified: 12-15-2015 05:59 AM by The ferret.)
12-11-2015 08:21 PM
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redbirds Offline
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Patterson, GA, USA
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RE: 2016 CB1100 Rally East - Bland, VA - June 1-4
Sparky and I have a one bed, non-smoking room reserved for Tuesday through Saturday.

Looking at Google Maps there are very many fine roads in the area such as VA16, known as the "Back of the Dragon". Another fine road goes to "Burkes Garden" just west of Bland. Many restaurants in nearby Wytheville.

Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
12-12-2015 05:20 AM
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Nemo Offline
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RE: 2016 CB1100 Rally East - Bland, VA - June 1-4
ROOM'S RESERVED! Banana See you all there!
(Just by thinking of the 533 miles to get there my butt hurts a little...)
But psyched anyway!

N
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12-12-2015 07:23 AM
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Razor Offline
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RE: 2016 CB1100 Rally East - Bland, VA - June 1-4
Same here, just reserved the room. Looking forward to meeting everyone and riding.

Remembering the past... Liv'n the dream

-Ray

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1971 Honda CB175 http://cb1100forum.com/forum/showthread....1971+CB175
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12-12-2015 07:37 AM
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RE: 2016 CB1100 Rally East - Bland, VA - June 1-4
Must be fate... new Road Runner Magazine came today and their Shamrock Tour with route suggestions is based out of Wytheville, VA! (right up the road from Bland I believe)

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DAC Offline
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RE: 2016 CB1100 Rally East - Bland, VA - June 1-4
I'm in. May be bringing a second if y'all don't mind another non-CBer.
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Chapomis Offline
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RE: 2016 CB1100 Rally East - Bland, VA - June 1-4
(12-12-2015 01:46 PM)The ferret Wrote:  Must be fate... new Road Runner Magazine came today and their Shamrock Tour with route suggestions is based out of Wythe, VA! (right up the road from Bland I believe)

Cool, Is there an online version or could you post pictures of the article ?

Made my res today, Arrive monday, leave Saturday Clap with my son, Yoga Warrior, on his T100.

2014 CB1100 Deluxe, Kawa Gaiters, OEM heated grips, K&H Cafe seat, Kijima guards (inadequate), Chic short red rear fender, CB500 mirrors, barbacks and RLETs Clap
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