Registration is open for STAR 2016 – June 26-30 in Stratton, Vermont
There has been a change in dates for STAR this year. STAR 2016 will be a week later than originally planned – June 26-30th. Originally we tried to schedule STAR for June 19-23rd. Stratton Lodge was not aware that our group has a large check in component on the Saturday prior to STAR. The Stratton Lodge has extended our excellent room rates to 3 days before and 3 days after STAR.
Register Online: http://www.planetReg.com/STAR2016
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STAR 2015 photos are starting to come in. Here’s a peek at what is posted so far! This gallery shows only 20 of the photos in the gallery. The complete gallery is located here: http://msta.smugmug.com/STARPhotos/STAR-2015/
If you have photos that you would like to add, please contact Jim Park for details.
STAR 2014 – Rapid City, SD
June 8th – 11th, 2014
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John Button | California
I’m back from the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association (MSTA) Sport Touring Association Rendezvous (STAR) event in Rapid City, SD traveling from June 4th to 16th 2014. The trip report is below.
Immediately after STAR 2014 was announced, I knew I’d be making the trip. No internal debates, discussions with others or vacillation on my part! It has been more than 15 years since I last visited South Dakota. That visit was for Sturgis–the event, not the town. My focus during that three day visit was on certain “activities” in town. This time, I was determined to maximize the fantastic riding to be had in this area. While I’m naturally prone to engage in moto-trips that are limited in planning and big on make-it-up-as-you-go adventure creativity, this time, with many miles, limited time, and Central Coast member Les Katz traveling along with me, it seemed best to assemble A Plan. My usual approach to route planning involves (too?) many mapping tools, Internet hotel finder sites, and numerous file imports/exports between Google Maps, Garmin’s multiple software products and my GPS. Given that I wanted to share the planning with my riding partner (an important ingredient to maintain long-term riding friends), doing all the planning in sharable Google Maps seemed wise. But, alas, many limitations were encountered.
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Don Moe | Florida Newsletter Editor
Since only eleven members from Florida attended STAR 2014 this year, I thought I would share some photos from one of my rides there. Due to the rainy weather over the first weekend of STAR in Rapid City, the first opportunity for riding in the Black Hills during good weather came on Monday, June 9th. The adjacent map shows the route through the Black Hills and Custer State Park, including the Needles Highway.
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