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Thread: 2020 "Yet To Be Named" Rally - March 19 - 22 Dripping Springs, TX

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxGSrider View Post
    As an ex event coordinator for a small car club, I know that getting a gtg can be like herding cats. 1st everyone is on board and sets a date, then some folks start asking if you can change the dates for whatever reasons, so you change the dates then some others can't make it. Then when the time comes about 25% of the people show up. Lol
    I suggest you leave the dates alone. Make up some itinerary of where everyone should meet up for the ride or food and let every show up there.
    Just my .02...
    I think it sounds like fun.
    I have organised many successful big group rides over multiple days. I find it to not be that difficult. Last year I organized a 12 day trip to California for 13 guys. And of course my annual Gold River ride here on the Island where I have had as many riders as 36 one year.

    Here is what I do

    I pick a couple of dates and discuss them with my close friends/riding buddies to pick a date that works for them. And then I stick to that date.
    I then send an email to the guys that have been on previous rallies with us and ask for as solis a commitment I can get.
    Then I Book the motels on my credit card based on numbers I get but add 25% more rooms to that..I can always cancel rooms.
    Then, in the case of california I plan the entire route and send maps to everyone via email so that they can download them.
    I also booked our places for breakfast each morning and booked our dinner places.
    This might seem like a control factor...well it is...ask anyone that's been on one of my multi day rides and they will tell you they go smoothly.
    I also send an email to everyone with everyone's cell numbers to keep with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TxGSrider View Post
    As an ex event coordinator for a small car club, I know that getting a gtg can be like herding cats.
    Agreed. So the dates are what they are.

    I will say that beyond linking folks to a digital map or two (or three) + maybe print directions in .PDF format, my only planned involvement in any of this is to ride it.

    Organizationally speaking, I'll make a phone call to that hotel and see what their availability is before posting their response.

    Then, it's up to everyone to call & book their own rooms, plan riding hours, figure out the eats, all of that.

    Sidenote: It's TX so there's a LOT of good food. As far as Dripping Springs goes, they definitely meet the bar on tasty depending on where you look. Hint: gas station breakfast tacos (homemade by co-renters) are king.
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    I called the hotel (https://outpostmoteltx.com/)

    They have 10 rooms. 3 have two beds. The rest are singles. Cheap 'n' dirty.

    Also, there ARE other options if they run out of space. I didn't block any rooms out. Everyone is in charge of their own reservation.

    Actually everyone is in charge of their own everything, though again I will provide digital format maps/directions/etc.

    So, arrive on the 19th. Ride the 20th/21st, head home on the 22nd. That's it in a nutshell.

    I plan on asking Mista Godin how he feels about folks camping here at his place if they so desire. Stay tuned on that.
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    Gaddang, I would love to do this.

    Southwest wants a downright shameful sum to haul one (1) mangy carcass thither and hither again. Coupled with a criminal dearth of vacation time or airline miles, it just ain't happening for me.

    Y'all have fun, take pictures, ride fast, and shift a lot.

    I'll just try not to freeze to death here in Indiana. Mid-March is usually the first time it warms up a wee bit so we can bundle up and go for a long season opener ride, so hopefully I'll at least be on two wheels that weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwringer View Post
    Coupled with a criminal dearth of vacation time or airline miles, it just ain't happening for me.
    It's a damn shame, man! Would love to see you here.
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    I'm putting the dates on my calendar.
    SxSW often brings a pile of work my way, so my attendance will depend on whether or not someone is paying me to shoot video of drunk tech folks on Rainey Street in Austin.
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    As long as nobody makes fun of how crappy my bike looks, I'm pretty sure I'm in. I think Gregory (a member of GSR too) is going too.
    If anyone from the area, or passing through the area around Texas Motor Speedway on the way, wants to meet up and ride with us, let me know.
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    I've once again updated the details. See the edits to my original post on page 1.
    https://www.thegsresources.com/_foru...99#post2568799
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    Looking forward to it. I dont think youll have to worry how bad your bike looks if it is anywhere near mine. Im glad we found that airbnb in wimberly...saving $300 in hotel expense to put toward gas and meals.

    Quote Originally Posted by TxGSrider View Post
    As long as nobody makes fun of how crappy my bike looks, I'm pretty sure I'm in. I think Gregory (a member of GSR too) is going too.
    If anyone from the area, or passing through the area around Texas Motor Speedway on the way, wants to meet up and ride with us, let me know.
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    UPDATE: Twisted Road gave us a discount code for this event (and others).

    If you want to fly in, ride a rental and fly home, go here and profit ...

    http://twistedroad.com/ref/377DQ
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