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2018 Staunton Spring Romp
« on: November 13, 2017, 10:11:48 PM »
2018 Staunton Spring Romp-Dual Sport and Street Ride 4 days-April 12 to April 15 (Thurs-Sunday)
Staunton, VA provides an excellent location for motorcycle riders to gather and launch rides through the beautiful Virginia and West Virginia mountains and valleys.  Street and dual sport riding is available for your ride enjoyment.

Lodging:  The historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel, http://www.stonewalljacksonhotel.com/ the hotel where the Honda Sport Touring Association gathered for STAR 2009.  The room rate will be $119.00 per room/per night-parking included (single/double occupancy) plus applicable tax (Currently 12%). This is a $60.00 room rate discount. If you want to enjoy breakfast at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel-be sure to add breakfast for an additional $10.00 per night/per guest when you make your room reservation. You will be given breakfast vouchers for each morning when you check in to the hotel. This is a $4.00 discount off of the full breakfast buffet in Stonewall's 24 Market Restaurant. To obtain the special rates, call 540-885-4848 and request a room reservation for the Staunton Spring Romp.

And the city of Staunton http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staunton,_Virginia offers much to visitors: http://www.visitstaunton.com/

Cocktails/Social:  6 pm, gather in private room off lobby.
Dinner:  7 pm-leave for local restaurants.
Breakfast:  7 am off lobby.
Ride:  9 am depart from 4th floor parking garage.

Dual sport and street GPS routes available upon request. 
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Re: 2018 Staunton Spring Romp
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 03:01:06 PM »
Working hard to be there this year Galen!
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Re: 2018 Staunton Spring Romp
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 07:37:59 PM »
Working hard to be there this year Galen!

Very good Ron!  I got a new DS to ride and makes big dust!  Hope you can join us and the fun!
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Re: 2018 Staunton Spring Romp
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 02:27:26 PM »
Turns out Nancy isn't going to be able to go to Staunton this year. Anyone have a room reservation and need a roomie to share costs? Full disclosure - I do snore.
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Re: 2018 Staunton Spring Romp
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2018, 09:59:23 PM »
Just tried to make a reservation and all they have are rooms with 1 queen bed. 
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Re: 2018 Staunton Spring Romp
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2018, 07:41:13 AM »
Just tried to make a reservation and all they have are rooms with 1 queen bed. 

Sorry to hear room options are gone!  There are many other lodging options available in Staunton.  I used the Best Western many times-note trains pass by during the night.  Some other riders are staying downtown at the Howard Johnson.  Hope you join the fun!

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Re: 2018 Staunton Spring Romp
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2018, 09:08:59 AM »
When STAR was in Staunton, Randy Logan and I stayed in a "cabin" over at the KOA a few miles away. Bring your sleeping bag, but it's inside, reasonably comfortable, and way cheap in comparison.
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Re: 2018 Staunton Spring Romp
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2018, 11:21:35 PM »
Campbell and I will be at the Holiday 5 miles away.  See you all there.
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Re: 2018 Staunton Spring Romp
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2018, 01:37:06 AM »
Campbell and I will be at the Holiday 5 miles away.  See you all there.
Very good. Street or dual sport?

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Re: 2018 Staunton Spring Romp
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2018, 09:56:01 AM »
Dual Sport.  We will be there Friday morning. 
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Re: 2018 Staunton Spring Romp
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2018, 10:10:03 AM »
We had 25 or so dual sport riders for Friday and Saturday dry rides.  A variety of terrain-gravel, hardpack, boulders, loose rock and paved connectors.  A couple tip-overs on the challenging sections.  And about 10 street riders!  Thanks to all for joining the fun!
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Re: 2018 Staunton Spring Romp
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2018, 06:48:13 AM »
That first section was a lot for these short legs on the DR. Pinched a wire that popped my main fuse so we had to find that to get me going and I busted my hump a couple of times on the two tough spots.  Lower gearing on the big bike would have helped but at the end of day I walked away to enjoy some beverages and the bike will live to fight another day.  Next time no cans on and lower the gearing a bit.  We had a great time and look forward to the next time.
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Re: 2018 Staunton Spring Romp
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2018, 08:14:56 AM »
That first section was a lot for these short legs on the DR. Pinched a wire that popped my main fuse so we had to find that to get me going and I busted my hump a couple of times on the two tough spots.  Lower gearing on the big bike would have helped but at the end of day I walked away to enjoy some beverages and the bike will live to fight another day.  Next time no cans on and lower the gearing a bit.  We had a great time and look forward to the next time.

Sorry that you had some mechanical issues.  That section is the toughest one for the area.  Next year, I will do a better job of offering a go-around.  The afternoon sections had plenty of loose rocks with descents/ascents.  Not a beginner's ride. 

And there are many other track/route options to ride, without the difficult ride sections. 

See you next year!
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Re: 2018 Staunton Spring Romp
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2018, 11:03:31 PM »
I had a ball.  My TTR 250 just would have been a better choice. 
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