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Title: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: touringman on September 09, 2019, 12:19:36 PM
I have been entirely too quiet about Fall Colors this year, and I apologize. The dates are from September 26th(Thursday) through September29th. The Quality Inn Lewisburg, WV is once again our event hotel, and double rooms are $88 and kings are $85. This link should provide all the information you need (http://msta-se.com/fcr/ (http://msta-se.com/fcr/) ). We have reservations for early bird dinner again at Food and Friends at 6:30 Thursday night. :trink39: Food and Friends has consistently provided us with a fine dining experience. I would like to ask those who bring a four wheeler to assist in transporting others to and from the restaurant. This is a just for fun event, so there is no registration and no fees. Room packages are reserved for the event in the name of the MSTA. Don't hesitate to invite a friend who isn't a member (YET)! My contact information is provided in the link above, as are routes, and other helpful information. Don't hesitate to fire any questions you may have in my direction! We will have the use of a large additional room in which to gather, and tell ridiculous lies! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there! Syd Mayes
PS: If someone would please copy this, and paste it on the Facebook page, I'd greatly appreciate it. I don't do Facebook!
Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: doug mcpeek on September 09, 2019, 08:42:07 PM
I have a room for Thursday night.  Syd, please count me in for dinner at Food and Friends.  And thank you for organizing the Fall Colors Ride once again.
Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: touringman on September 10, 2019, 08:41:46 AM
Thanks for letting me know Doug, and I'm glad that you'll be joining us at Food and Friends. Ride safely! Syd
Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: bcd on September 10, 2019, 02:33:50 PM
Syd, I'm sorry to say I won't be able to make it this year. Thanks for organizing, and I hope to get there in 2020.
Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: touringman on September 11, 2019, 10:24:00 AM
I'm very sorry you won't be coming Bryan! If I'm not mistaken, this will be the first Fall Colors you've missed in a number of years. Thanks for letting me know. Syd
Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: jsl1234 on September 11, 2019, 12:25:53 PM
Hi Syd,


I'm attending and wanted to know if this is the best place to post to connect with others who might want to ride up to the event together on Thursday? I live Richmond and figure others might be coming from the Hampton Roads, Richmond or NVA areas.


Thanks in advance--Jay Levine
Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: stevegrab on September 11, 2019, 01:03:39 PM
Just booked my room, easy peasy and very pleasant staff. See you all in a couple weeks.

Jay,
If you're on Facebook that might be a better place to try and link up with others, from what I hear there is usually more activity there than the forum. I'm not on Facebook so don't know the details of that. Being that Syd is also from Virginia he may know something about other members from that area who would be attending.
Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: jsl1234 on September 11, 2019, 01:13:32 PM
Thanks, Steve. I did post on FB after I posted on this forum, just in case....
Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: Steve on September 12, 2019, 08:37:56 AM
Hey Syd, I too, am coming in on Thursday. I hope to get into town before dinner.
Thanks, Steve
Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: Brick on September 17, 2019, 12:30:02 PM
Well I procrastinated again. All sold out AND almost all the hotels around. Apparently there is a concert the same weekend. So unless someone has a room to share with me I won’t be going.
Brick


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Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: RichGrab on September 17, 2019, 04:40:13 PM
Well I procrastinated again. All sold out AND almost all the hotels around. Apparently there is a concert the same weekend. So unless someone has a room to share with me I won’t be going.
Brick


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Brick - check your Facebook. I shared a post someone looking for a roommate. Good luck.
Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: brider on September 17, 2019, 10:02:25 PM
Im out this year due a nasty for letter word.  next year.
Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: Brick on September 17, 2019, 10:04:29 PM
Well I procrastinated again. All sold out AND almost all the hotels around. Apparently there is a concert the same weekend. So unless someone has a room to share with me I won’t be going.
Brick


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Brick - check your Facebook. I shared a post someone looking for a roommate. Good luck.

Yea Scott is with the group from here. A friend is gonna stay with him.


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Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: Brick on September 18, 2019, 01:39:14 PM
Ok... things worked out well. Jim Roberts is going to share his room with me. See y’all there!


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Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: stevegrab on September 18, 2019, 04:36:19 PM
Wow no room at all the inns, because of a concert. I recall the state fairgrounds are in Lewisburg (an odd far east side of the state location) and that in some prior years they had a big horse show there.

The concert appears to be at the fairgrounds on Saturday, called Healing Appalachia, a fundraiser to help fight addiction.

See you folks in about a week.
Title: Room to be had!!!
Post by: JimRRides on September 20, 2019, 01:46:15 AM
I have a single King room reserved that I no longer need. (I am still coming, just ended up with an extra room)


If anyone needs or wants it get a hold of me ASAP and we'll make arrangements to turn it over. I won't keep the room reserved past Saturday or Sunday in case a MSTA member wants it, but beyond that I'm letting it go. (I'm certain a concert attendee or one of the BMW car club members that will be in the area would like to snatch it up)


I'm not currently a user of Facebook so if someone could cross post this that would be great.


I'm in the BlueBook.


Jim Roberts
Coralville, IA



Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: Ohiomsta on September 20, 2019, 10:38:35 PM
Hotels crack me up. No rooms at the inn, then I call the hotel today and get a room and they said the had more available. Soooo, never give up, they seem to keep comming up with rooms. Then again I may end up sleeping in my truck😴
Jon
Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: Brick on September 21, 2019, 06:53:51 AM
Hotels crack me up. No rooms at the inn, then I call the hotel today and get a room and they said the had more available. Soooo, never give up, they seem to keep comming up with rooms. Then again I may end up sleeping in my truck
Jon

Amazing! Syd even tried to get a room when I was trying and couldn’t... now they have rooms??



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Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: DirtFlier on September 21, 2019, 02:26:22 PM
It's related to cancellations and not creating rooms out of thin air!

They might also set aside several more rooms for the group when they see there is a demand. 
Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: JimRRides on September 22, 2019, 02:12:12 AM
The room reservation process is far more byzantine that most people know.


Their methods of room pricing, room availability and room holds (and hold-backs) sometimes makes sense only to the cooperate bean counter who governs the rules implemented to the franchise holders.


Sometimes they truly  are completely booked, and sometimes it isn't so certain.


I guess until I buy a hotel and start running it myself I'll just have to put up with it.



Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: touringman on September 28, 2019, 05:56:22 PM
I have a serious question to ask of the members! I've been doing Fall Colors for so long that I forget the official numbers! For the last couple of weeks, I've been assailed by help requests for room reservations for FC! There's a major country music concert in town this weekend, and rooms had been at a premium. We've done major wrangling to provide rooms for folks. Now that the event is here, I suddenly have found that we've had 15 ((THAT'S FIFTEEN) room cancellations just in the last several days?? For the hotel, that's no problem, cause there are plenty of concert goers to suck those up, but to me, please help me understand!? Perfect atmosphere here since my arrival on Wednesday! Best overall weather in the history of F/C. From what planet did these 15 cancellations come? I suspect that there may be some involvement with the folks from Michigan in this. I had been assured that a considerable number of the Michigan crowd would join us, since they were going farther south for their rally this year. Then I discovered that the Michigan crowd had reconsidered , and scheduled a rally here at the QI for next week, or the week after. No harm intended, buy I hope it rains like hell on their parade! If anyone can shed some light on this problem, I would really like to hear. If you discover that you will not be able to attend an event you've made a reservation for, cancel it right away. you may open a space for someone who really wants to come. If you're from Michigan, please call me at 804-721-3399 before you even bother to make a reservation. My personal problem is that those of us who attended have had GREAT conditions, good fellowship, and good riding. I'd hate to think anyone may have missed out because of things beyond their control. Thanks for enduring my rant! Syd

Title: Re: Fall Colors Is Upon Us!!
Post by: stevegrab on October 03, 2019, 05:26:13 PM
Syd I have no clue, but do know there was a guy from our group checking in Thursday when we got in, and at that time the hotel desk was still saying "we have no rooms for Saturday" and we know several others who came had to leave Saturday morning since they had no room that night.

Maybe some people double booked, or had a room for themselves then found one to share. Even then 15 rooms canceled for that event sounds like a lot.

I will say this, the hotel did not seem completely full with no vacancies. It is a large place, and with rooms both front and back and 2 stories you'd think the lots would be full with the number cars needed to fill up the rooms. Rich and I were around in the lot later at night (after 10) and lots of people were arriving from the concert, some of them a bit loud and carrying on. Maybe the rest arrived later, but it didn't seem full in the morning either.