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Old February 3rd, 2004, 02:11 AM
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MidAtlantic and New England meeting in PA

Just thinking out loud, but what would you think about a ride in late Mar/early Apr?

Paragon campground is still closed, but Rausch Park has an open campground if we want to do that. Looks like historical temps are 31-52F. BRRR for us in NoVA, but balmy for you New Englanders, I know.

What are your thoughts?

-Rausch Park or Paragon
-Camping or motel
-Mar 26, Apr 2, Apr 9 (was thinking of riding Fri, Sat, and drive home on Sun, but certainly open)
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 08:36 AM
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March 26 or April 9 both are Fridays I have off so either works for me.

There is a new discount package with Paragon and the Hampton Inn which is @ 4 miles from the park for something like $65 a night rather than the regular $99 per night price. Also I can talk to the owner and see if I can swing another D-90 Source special or something. From the Paragon forum:
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Now during the cold season, the Hampton Inn is going to give an exceptionally low rate for anyone visiting Paragon. Just call the Hampton and ask for Lori...tell her that you are going to be visiting Paragon and she'll give you a great discount.

The Hampton Inn (570) 454-3449
Box 273A
Route 93 off I-81
Hazleton, PA 18201
If we decide this is the route we want to go, I can get something setup with the hotel to expect calls from the group.

There is a 2nd campground that is closer to the park that is open year round but its a bit more pricey and feedback I have seen is that while an overall nicer place, the wheelers like Red Ridge better.

Lastly, the weekend of the 2nd is their monthly ride weekend so it will be a lot more crowded but other than that, nothing is on their calendar.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 09:26 AM
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Sounds good! Whats wrong with camping? It was that cold when we went to MAR.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 09:32 AM
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 10:47 AM
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Everytime I say this something happens. So i will try once more I would be up for an April run. Camping is cool (no pun intended) for me. Besides April is not that cold or is it? When does Red Ridge open?
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 11:45 AM
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I might be able to make it

I would be psyched for a trip around then. Keep me in the loop as the details firm up.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 01:09 PM
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Mike, your perspective on what's acceptable is a bit skewed, I think. The rest of us are too soft to be driving around without tops in the middle of the winter, remember... haha
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 03:39 PM
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I'm a "possible" for both dates as well. I won't know for sure until mid- March, but I should be able to make it.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 03:44 PM
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Yeah.. that may be still a bit early for Lisa to camp.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 04:15 PM
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Yeah.. that may be still a bit early for Lisa to camp.
What? with the heater, remote control light, and cabin size tent!

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Old February 3rd, 2004, 04:18 PM
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Yeah man.. remote control so you can locate the batcave. As for cabin size tent.. that was the medium size tent. You should see the "guest house" tent.

The heater works a lot more effectively in the smaller tent
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 05:37 PM
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What are the thoughts about Rausch Park vs Paragon? Try something new or to CVC's backyard?
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 05:51 PM
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You know me I'll try anything. Hek I had to put it into low to get into my parking space at the bookstore the other day. For some reason the people who were parked next to me ran out of the store and left??
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Old February 6th, 2004, 12:00 PM
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Let's mark our calendars for Mar 26-28 then. Personally, I'd opt for Rausch Park since we haven't been there before. They're very close to one another. But Paragon is fine too. Would be happy to share a motel room with someone. Run on Fri, Sat, but gotta come home on Sunday.

From a Yahoo Maps check, driving times from:
Richmond, VA: 5 hrs 11 mins
DC: 3 hrs 18 mins
NYC: 2 hrs 51 mins
Boston: 6 hrs 46 mins (382 mi) *
Manchester: 6 hrs 24 mins (416 mi) *

*Explain that! Why does it take longer to get from Boston than Manchester? Are they taking into account Big Ditch detours or something??? Or are they accounting for the "Hippert setting" on the Defender throttle?

I'd bet we could get some deals on a motel near Rausch Park too.
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Old February 6th, 2004, 12:26 PM
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Sound good, I think the time difference is due to "Hippert setting".
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You should see those truckers in PA get out of his way when he's flying down the road with no hood and no top on.

The road is wide open for Mike.
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Old February 6th, 2004, 07:34 PM
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Let's do it again,I 'm in.Randy hope you can make it.
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Old February 6th, 2004, 08:49 PM
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Old February 7th, 2004, 10:30 AM
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Jorge, sounds goood to me.... when? If im working, I'm sure I can feel sick that day

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Old February 7th, 2004, 11:34 AM
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March 26-28. Rausch Park ok with everyone?
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