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post #101 of 122 (permalink) Old 04-28-2017, 03:20 AM
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Wouldn't be much of a motorcyclist if we flew everywhere or drove to the venue pulling a trailer with the motorcycle in the back. Neither would be what I envision as having a good time.
Sounds like they got your $50 for parking. Flying is not my thing either, but it's just a suggestion. For a guy that has little time and 1000+ miles away, it's a viable option.

For me I couldn't imagine spending longer than a few hours at a Wing Ding. It would have to be near a area I'd like to ride around for me to go to one again. The Billings, MT one would of been good for me.

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ehem! I beg your pardon sir! what is wrong with TX in the Summer time? In my book TX is a great place to be anytime.

Have you ever been in NY in the Summer? How about Louisiana?, Florida? Alabama? Arizona? Up Hwy 14 going North in CA? As Hendrix used to sing: "Are you Experienced" in the art of driving a bike through Summer Southern Hot fog? Apparently not. I 'll have you know it cleans your skin and extracts all the toxins out of your body while you ride a bike...much better than a suna.

I am not going to have any problem with the weather at WingDing cause I am staying in the hotel all day watching TV and drinking beer...and make the most out of that 50 dollar parking fee.
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Sounds like they got your $50 for parking. Flying is not my thing either, but it's just a suggestion. For a guy that has little time and 1000+ miles away, it's a viable option.

For me I couldn't imagine spending longer than a few hours at a Wing Ding. It would have to be near a area I'd like to ride around for me to go to one again. The Billings, MT one would of been good for me.
My discussion about theater with Nanda withstanding, I've traveled through Texas enough to know they have remarkable riding country and roads to ride. I can't imagine going there for any time at all without a bike.

Montana was our first Wing Ding and we loved it. Spent a few hours checking out vendors and having goodies installed on the bike. But, the majority of our time was spent on roads we'd never been on before. A great experience and we'll worth theregistration fees. But, campgrounds were plentiful and hotels were comparatively cheap.
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I didn't mean to infer the parking fees were the major issue. It is, in fact, the cost of the host hotel. While I realize you get what you pay for, it seemed a bit exorbitant to spend 4 or 5 days for. Parking was an added tick. The main reason we aren't going is because, who on God's earth would willingly go to Texas in the middle of summer? Seriously?
Last couple of times it was over the July 4 holiday and they had great turnouts. Some people choose to live there! Different strokes...
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My discussion about theater with Nanda withstanding, I've traveled through Texas enough to know they have remarkable riding country and roads to ride. I can't imagine going there for any time at all without a bike.

Montana was our first Wing Ding and we loved it. Spent a few hours checking out vendors and having goodies installed on the bike. But, the majority of our time was spent on roads we'd never been on before. A great experience and we'll worth theregistration fees. But, campgrounds were plentiful and hotels were comparatively cheap.
Bear with me here, it's sounding like my "motorcyclist" title is in question. Nothing wrong with Texas. I just prefer out in the middle of nowhere, to being all crammed in a big city with event that draws a fair amount of people. MT is more my speed. Also do to time restraints it would be not fun for me (and guessing a few others) to ride slab 1000+miles, to get to and from Texas in a weekend and go to a rally. That's why I suggested flying may work for some people, fly in Friday, home Sunday.

Plus it sounds like you got way more out of Wing Ding then I did, nothing wrong with that. Glad you had fun. People go just to meet up with friends they got to know over the years of being in GWRRA. I get that. If WD was in Minneapolis, (less than a hour away for me) I probably wouldn't go. So I'm sure the he!! not going to book a flight out of MPLS to fly to one. If I rode to one, it would be the ride to and around the destination, the event would pay a VERY minor part. So yet again flying is just a suggestion for some folks.
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Wow, I have been in motorcycling for a long time and this is a first for me....It cost more for parking than it does to register for the event. Ya gotta hand it to the GWRRA, when it comes to fleecing the flock they write the book.
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Wow, I have been in motorcycling for a long time and this is a first for me....It cost more for parking than it does to register for the event. Ya gotta hand it to the GWRRA, when it comes to fleecing the flock they write the book.
Perhaps that is why the registration fee is what it is. Maybe they were aware of the parking tariff and decided to give everyone a break on registration..
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Perhaps that is why the registration fee is what it is. Maybe they were aware of the parking tariff and decided to give everyone a break on registration..

And maybe the GWRRA has nothing to do with parking. Maybe the GWRRA is so powerful they could tell the Host Hotel not to charge for the rooms? MichaelB, Gold-Winger is a Troll. Don't feed him.


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