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Offline Patmo

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STAR 2021!
« on: June 30, 2020, 09:47:21 AM »
STAR 2021 will be held at the CANAAN VALLEY RESORT and CONFERENCE CENTER, just south of Davis, West Virginia over the DATES of June 13-17, 2021.


www.canaanresort.com




The resort has 160 rooms in the main lodge, 23 two-three-four bedroom cabins, and 34 campsites.  Outside of the park are hundreds of chalets, cabins, and houses for rent, and several small local hotels.  The resort has 4 different dinning options, indoor and outdoor pools, golf course, putt putt, horseback riding, hiking, and more! 


And what can we say about the ROADS?!   West Virginia offers some of the best riding that can be found anywhere.  Thousands of miles of smooth twisty pavement and almost unlimited dual sport riding too. A true riders paradise!

https://youtu.be/RxzlCJCyQdU

Please plan to join us there in June 2021!
« Last Edit: June 30, 2020, 05:58:00 PM by Patmo »
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Re: STAR 2021!
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 10:00:12 AM »
Good job Patmo and EC. I think it will be an excellent location though we were there FIFTEEN years ago. Most members may have never been so it'll all be new to many.
Looking forward to it.   TM


Edit:  My bad!  It's 24 years ago.
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Re: STAR 2021!
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 02:37:29 PM »
Good job Patmo and EC. I think it will be an excellent location though we were there FIFTEEN years ago. most members may have never been so it'll all be new to many.
Looking forward to it.   TM

Longer than that...it was 1996. 
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Re: STAR 2021!
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 03:20:47 PM »
Good job Patmo and EC. I think it will be an excellent location though we were there FIFTEEN years ago. most members may have never been so it'll all be new to many.
Looking forward to it.   TM

Longer than that...it was 1996. 
Yes I was going to say, I've been a member since 98 or 99, and know it came before that. I recall hearing some talk about it, and I've ridden in that area quite a bit. I believe sometime in the past decade this location was considered but didn't work out for some reason. Good to hear they have 4 dining options as I think it may have been related to that, you're at a resort and whatever is on premises is what you have, short of getting on your bike and riding at 5-10 miles to a town.

Seneca Rocks is close by and a pretty cool place. US33 has some very entertaining passes thru the hills in that area. I recall one year we rode WV72 from WV32 to Parsons, and it was not much better than a goat trail, that was probably 15 years ago or more. You know the road, locals look at you like you're lost. There were also some wind farms in that area, as you headed up towards the Maryland border area, some were erected right next to the road, appearing to be far away until you were right there.

Wow you got me excited for this one, sure hope nothing gets in the way of going.
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Re: STAR 2021!
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 03:31:32 PM »
I’ve found some videos of riding in the area, including 72.  Your description of that part of it is pretty accurate, although the upper section looks much better.  We looked at this location before choosing Bristol a few years ago, but kept this as a possibility for the future.  The future is now. 

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Re: STAR 2021!
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2020, 08:48:53 PM »
Good job Patmo and EC. I think it will be an excellent location though we were there FIFTEEN years ago. most members may have never been so it'll all be new to many.
Looking forward to it.   TM

Longer than that...it was 1996. 
  I even have the T-shirt to prove it.   :) TM

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Re: STAR 2021!
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 11:16:24 AM »
STAR 1996 Graphic - A deer running in front of a motorcycle...hmmmm? -JEP-

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Re: STAR 2021!
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2020, 06:16:14 PM »
I remember seeing that....yikes! Well, the t-shirt anyway.
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Re: STAR 2021!
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2020, 07:59:20 PM »
Nobody likes to see any deer while riding.  But, make sure you purchase some good safety gear, just in case that happens. 


If you were registered for STAR 2020, now that it is canceled, contact Treasurer Tim Macy to have your registration money put in to the Dan Clark Safety Fund.  Then go out and buy some new safety gear and you will be able to apply for some of the money.


Denise and I donated our registration fees, T-shirt and Lunch Ride money to the Dan Clark Safety Program.


As Denise says, we already spent the money, so let's put it to good use and have Tim put it in the Fund. 


Thank you to everyone that will decide to follow us with these donations to the Dan Clark Safety Program.



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Re: STAR 2021!
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2020, 09:42:11 AM »
STAR 1996 Graphic - A deer running in front of a motorcycle...hmmmm? -JEP-

There were a lot of deer in the Canaan resort area during when we had Star there in 1996
Don't remember if anyone had contact with one but seeing all those deer especially in the evening was not good.
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Re: STAR 2021!
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2020, 11:01:33 AM »
STAR 1996 Graphic - A deer running in front of a motorcycle...hmmmm? -JEP-

There were a lot of deer in the Canaan resort area during when we had Star there in 1996
Don't remember if anyone had contact with one but seeing all those deer especially in the evening was not good.

Yes, lots of deer in WV, especially in the Canaan Valley Resort!

And be ready to dodge the black bears too!
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Re: STAR 2021!
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2020, 11:57:28 AM »
Well, THAT'LL put your hand and eye coordination to the test !  :^)

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Re: STAR 2021!
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2020, 03:21:56 PM »
STAR 1996 Graphic - A deer running in front of a motorcycle...hmmmm? -JEP-

There were a lot of deer in the Canaan resort area during when we had Star there in 1996
Don't remember if anyone had contact with one but seeing all those deer especially in the evening was not good.

Yes, lots of deer in WV, especially in the Canaan Valley Resort!

And be ready to dodge the black bears too!

Saw a bear cub scamper across the road at FCR last year, think it was around Warm Springs VA, lots of wilderness in those mountains, part of what makes them great for riding.
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