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Murgatroy
12-28-2015, 04:22 PM
Let's do this.

Fontana?

Little Switzerland?

Knoxville?

Other?

Discuss.

METDeath
12-28-2015, 05:50 PM
Balls.

andy
12-28-2015, 08:36 PM
Balls

Nitro_Alltrac
12-28-2015, 09:17 PM
Well after all the balls, I'll jump in.

I like the run at the Dragon but law enforcement and many times tourists in general make it a less than enjoy drive. I love the roads on the NC side, the Skyway and the others. Fontana is a good location for getting to the action quickly but in my opinion that is about it. The rates aren't great and the food options are lacking to say the least.

John and I have discussed Little Switzerland some. I haven't been there myself but looking at on the map it looks like there are some great roads in the area. It's not that far from Ashville so that would make it easier on the folks that are flying in. It would be worth a look. Hopefully the Captain will chime in.

I'm not a big fan of Fontana Resort. It's OK but I would be in favor of a different lodging location.

Just my 2 cents.

Nitro_Alltrac
12-28-2015, 09:24 PM
Just did a quick check on Expedia and there are multiple lodging options in the area. Looks like most are in/near Marion, NC.

bloodMoney
12-29-2015, 12:45 AM
I love the dragon, but I won't be heartbroken if we switch venues.... As long as there are good driving roads around and we're all together, I'm good.

Nitro_Alltrac
12-29-2015, 12:50 AM
I'm pretty sure that John has been in this area. The Blue Ridge Parkway runs right through there.

I love the Dragon too. I'm thinking about going down to the Dragon sometime this year mid week. I'm thinking that traffic and the cops won't be as bad.

BabyBear
12-29-2015, 06:38 PM
I still think we should do something on the western side of the US at some point. We always have to travel so far to go to these meets. I'll definitely not be heartbroken if we aren't at the dragon.

ChrisD
12-29-2015, 06:56 PM
Western US would be interesting. Ogopogo will still be on though which covers the PacNW folks.

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Murgatroy
12-29-2015, 11:37 PM
I often thought that something in Kansas would be supremely boring, but the geographical center of the lower 48, so folks would stop bitching about traveling so far.

Nitro_Alltrac
12-30-2015, 01:11 AM
Top speed runs in Kansas.

METDeath
12-30-2015, 04:25 AM
Top speed runs in Kansas.

114 MPH, takes me about a mile... with some downhill.

donteatbugs
12-30-2015, 03:16 PM
Im down for little switzerland. I also would like to travel farther west but the time it takes to drive is ridiculous.

The Captain
12-30-2015, 08:45 PM
I can talk to Gary, the owner of LS, and see which dates are best. I may even be able to get a deal on rooms. There are plenty of great roads in the area. A lot better food options and with Asheville, about 45 minutes away, a lot more entertainment options as well. I'm burned out on the Dragon thing. It will probably be marginally more expensive though.

Nitro_Alltrac
12-31-2015, 12:40 AM
If you can check on that John that would be great. Fontana, at least the lodge, was a little on the high side, in my opinion, for what you got. I wasn't in the cabins that much so I can't comment on that.

burnyd
12-31-2015, 05:42 AM
Im down for little switzerland. I also would like to travel farther west but the time it takes to drive is ridiculous.


Ill go wherever you go.

burnyd
12-31-2015, 05:43 AM
As long as there is E85 from Pittsburgh there count me in.

MCcelica
12-31-2015, 08:01 AM
I'd do something further west, but I know there are folks that flat out won't go (Cough cough, Murg, you fucking asshole) if it's not on the east coast-ish, somewhere. Little Switzerland would be further for me, but not by much, so frankly I don't really care. It seems like LS would be pretty fucking sweet.

I'll also offer up a trip to Estes Park like I did last year. To me it makes no difference. As long as the timing works out, I'll do whatever.

The Captain
01-01-2016, 12:24 AM
As long as there is E85 from Pittsburgh there count me in.
The fuel of satan.

METDeath
01-01-2016, 12:29 AM
The fuel of satan.

Nitro-meth?

Facime
01-01-2016, 12:47 AM
As unlikely as I think it would be, Id be happy to help coordinate something in the west. I mostly know OR but also some of WA and NorCal.

4thgenceli
01-01-2016, 12:54 AM
60 up through Superior, Globe and Miami to ShowLow and the the 260 to the Beeline back to Fountain Hills is a nice drive.

Anyway I'm out this year due to work and saving my travel funds for a family vacation.

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Murgatroy
01-01-2016, 01:40 AM
Nitro-meth?
Only pussies run nitro-meth.

PearlJammzz
01-04-2016, 03:09 AM
Where Murg is from they don't waste that stuff on cars ;).

I am down for little switzerland. Cappy, find out what weekend(s) work best and lets do it. I think we'll all enjoy some different scenery and roads!

(MC EDITED TO SAY FUCK YEEEEHHHHHHH)

Bugs: Im with this guy and too lazy to make my own post

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit

The Captain
01-06-2016, 03:37 PM
Good news! I talked with Gary. If we come the weekend of April 29-May 1st he'll knock $30 off any room.

https://switzerlandinn.com/

MCcelica
01-06-2016, 08:04 PM
Good news! I talked with Gary. If we come the weekend of April 29-May 1st he'll knock $30 off any room.

https://switzerlandinn.com/

We should rent out one of those chantacleer buildings...

METDeath
01-06-2016, 10:14 PM
Good news! I talked with Gary. If we come the weekend of April 29-May 1st he'll knock $30 off any room.

https://switzerlandinn.com/

That makes the diamond back rooms cheap... wonder if we can get the whole thing? granted... I know some people may want some actual privacy.

donteatbugs
01-07-2016, 11:36 AM
Im down for that 3 nights saves me $90, enough to eat at the buffet one night!

PearlJammzz
01-08-2016, 07:31 PM
So is it settled? Is that the weekend? I'll probably stay a night in Asheville before heading up. I may also be in an old VW bus...lol

Nitro_Alltrac
01-09-2016, 05:17 PM
My anniversary weekend but I'll see if the boss will let me go. Should be good. Can't beat that deal.

METDeath
01-09-2016, 05:33 PM
My anniversary weekend but I'll see if the boss will let me go. Should be good. Can't beat that deal.

Why to do two things at once? Anniversary that is a romantic (bromance) getaway?

PearlJammzz
01-10-2016, 08:38 PM
Cappy, is that 30 a night? Or 30 for the weekend?

Also, looks like none of the rooms have stoves or anything. Looks like we'll be eating out most meals. Not a huge deal but something to plan for. Once we get the go ahead I'll go book my room. Bros rolling up single should all get rooms in the Diamondback. Cheap as balls and everyone gets their own room/bath. Single occupancy for each room, however.

The Captain
01-11-2016, 12:39 AM
http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?59491-Official-2016-quot-Dragon-quot-meet-4-29-5-1&p=30250797#post30250797