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« on: July 29, 2015, 19:59:36 PM »
 I have been asked by several people to host a "mini drift-in" next year. I had offered to host the main event, but I lost in the balloting by one vote. It seems that there are quite a few people who want to see the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. We, (they) have settled on a date of July 21st through the 23rd. of 2016. The place will be Sparta, WI. A town of about 12,000 with very easy access to Interstate 90....and situated at the top 1/3 of the Driftless Region. This area is called that because during the last ice age, this part of the state didn't get covered by ice, and it's pretty much untouched, and the way it was 15,000 years ago. We have steep cliffs, wandering valleys, and high ridges. Almost a miniature Rocky Mountains...I have some information posted on FaceBook under the event "Coulee Cruzin" I have plans for some great, scenic rides, some technical riding, visits to some of the largest Military memorials outside of Washington D.C.  Since I still have about a year to plan, I will be adding to this post, as well as the FaceBook event as things firm up
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Re: Drifter owner's family reunion
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2015, 23:42:07 PM »
I'm all for that! Several hundred miles shorter than the other proposed location!...providing I can make it, that is....  :D
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Re: Drifter owner's family reunion
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2015, 09:36:10 AM »
 ;)  with your old bones and sorry a$$ condition you might want to strt out oh about NOW and might make it on time for the proposed time frame.....
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Re: Drifter owner's family reunion
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2015, 16:49:41 PM »
...maybe with your big mouth you ought to....shut up..... ;D :o
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Re: Drifter owner's family reunion
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2015, 17:58:59 PM »
now, now, children....we're all family here.....
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Re: Drifter owner's family reunion
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2015, 18:51:08 PM »
but daddy troll he started it......lol.....
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2015, 20:01:30 PM »
  ♫ black sheep of the family...♫  ♫
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Re: Drifter owner's family reunion
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2015, 21:03:40 PM »
REALLY? Then I'll finish it!
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Re: Drifter owner's family reunion
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2015, 07:05:51 AM »
Man! I'm interested in Wisconsin, but this is starting to sound too much like my childhood! :o ::)
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Re: Drifter owner's family reunion
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2015, 07:17:08 AM »
As a fellow cheddar-head, I'm all for it.  Count me in. Time for me to get out of Harley country and head west.
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2015, 07:18:53 AM »
Who's in the bathroom?  How much longer? you've been in there for over 20 minutes! C'mon, I'm telling Daddy Troll!
Just kidding, but I am interested in riding Wisconsin.
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Re: Drifter owner's family reunion
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2015, 10:15:18 AM »
OK, then...check out the FaceBook event for more info, and I'll post here, too for those who don't "FB"
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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2015, 14:48:26 PM »
There its done! Took that jug head out to the woodshed and tune him up some....he'll behave now...... :o
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Re: Drifter owner's family reunion
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2015, 14:53:32 PM »
What is it under on FB; tried "Drifter Family Reunion" no sale...nothing found.
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Re: Drifter owner's family reunion
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2015, 16:48:55 PM »
Fred, it's called
Regional Drifter Owners Reunion, "Coulee Cruzin'"
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Re: Drifter owner's family reunion
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2015, 16:12:22 PM »
It's an event, Fred...here's a link: https://www.facebook.com/events/752623381526519/
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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2015, 17:12:30 PM »
Troll will be hosting a gathering/rally in WI July 21-23rd 2016. Stay tuned for info.
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2015, 22:07:56 PM »
It is still too far for me as well.  In late August, I am toting my trailer from Seattle to San Diego, which is 1500 miles one way.... but that would only be 2/3 s of the way to your place.  Too far for me!
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Re: Drifter owner's family reunion
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2015, 22:09:06 PM »
I support the name "Drift In" no matter where the gathering is. 

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Re: Drifter owner's family reunion
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2015, 11:09:29 AM »
I just had a meeting with the manager of the Super 8 in Sparta about the potential availability of rooms. She told me that the weekend (actually Friday) would be VERY crowded, as there are several large events planned since last year. All the area motels/hotels told me the same thing...They would have to raise their rates from the normal week day rate to $125+ tax...If we shift the dates by a little...we can still keep Rudy's Bike Night as part of the reunion, and save a lot of money on the lodging. I had originally planned to have the rooms available from Wed. the 20th for early arrival/registration, and then having the first real event on Thursday...but that would require staying over Friday night for most people...Sooooo, if we shift it to the 18th through the 21st, (Tuesday through Friday)...the room rate, inc. tax would be $72.50 per night...Since we have nearly a year to plan the dates, I can't see it making too big an impact. By making Thursday the last rally day, Rudy's Bike night in La Crosse could be our "banquet" event. Please let me know what you thing asap so I can get the dates locked in.
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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2015, 11:40:37 AM »
  Any dates are fine with me other then the July 1st thru 3rd I am doing the Biker reunion. I need to be there to take care of my hero Tom for the welding job he did me......what a super hero he is.......someone can past this on face book for me......
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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2015, 11:46:26 AM »
I just had a meeting with the manager of the Super 8 in Sparta about the potential availability of rooms. She told me that the weekend (actually Friday) would be VERY crowded, as there are several large events planned since last year. All the area motels/hotels told me the same thing...They would have to raise their rates from the normal week day rate to $125+ tax...If we shift the dates by a little...we can still keep Rudy's Bike Night as part of the reunion, and save a lot of money on the lodging. I had originally planned to have the rooms available from Wed. the 20th for early arrival/registration, and then having the first real event on Thursday...but that would require staying over Friday night for most people...Sooooo, if we shift it to the 18th through the 21st, (Tuesday through Friday)...the room rate, inc. tax would be $72.50 per night...Since we have nearly a year to plan the dates, I can't see it making too big an impact. By making Thursday the last rally day, Rudy's Bike night in La Crosse could be our "banquet" event. Please let me know what you thing asap so I can get the dates locked in.

Week days makes it hard for us working folks....  If all the events next year are scheduled for during the week, there is no way I could do all of them.  Do it when you can do it - but keep in mind a during-the-week schedule will undoubtedly decrease your turn out by X%, whatever it turns out to be.
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Re: Drifter owner's family reunion
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2015, 12:27:22 PM »
This last one, in Pikeville, was during the week.....I have no problem with shifting dates, just trying to save people some money.
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2015, 12:56:05 PM »
This last one, in Pikeville, was during the week.....I have no problem with shifting dates, just trying to save people some money.
I'm all for saving some money too - that's good if  you can.

With Pikeville, I think it might have also affected the turn-out as well, being during the week.   Seems like a lot of people showed up on Thurs-Friday, maybe not.

But like I said - you need to do it whenever it works out best.  I just realized I cannot afford to take 3 weeks off work to attend 3 different week-time  events- so I'll have to decide which one I can do.   No matter when you have it, everyone will not be able to attend.
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Re: Drifter owner's family reunion
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2015, 15:36:22 PM »
I know. I'm just hoping that this can act as a preview to the mail event in 2017...
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