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Yea that's right.. we're going to do it again!

The official 2nd annual Colorado Ride BBQ is planned for Saturday August 26th. Day rides to follow on Sunday and Monday, same format as last year. This date should allow most attendees to make it home safe and sound before the looneys come out for the Labor Day weekend!

This may come as a shock to those that were here last year but there's still no new hotels in the booming metropolis of Whitewater Colorado! LOL (I'd be ok with a gas station really!) If there's a general consensus on where everyone wants to stay I can go put the finger on hotel management for a group discount. Something to consider and discuss in the coming days and weeks ahead.

Mark your calendars!

The list so far.. (I need to do this for my own sake! LOL)

Arizona Jim
C 4
gooddog
rsmith
KCMO Steve
cboothe
TRnCO
1LIFE2LIVE
vicrider
Charlie Fogg
Gaylent

Warrior and nwmkt are either on the fence or in the neighborhood!

If your name isn't listed above, let me know and Ill get it up there!

Best Western Grande River Inn and Suites in Clifton

I have 10 rooms set aside at $104.00 a night plus taxes and other fees. I thought that was pretty fair considering the time of year, August is still tourist season here.

To reserve your room Call 970-434-3400 between 7am and 3PM weekdays and speak with Elissa or Sandy. Tell them you need to book a room for Darbs Colorado Ride and BBQ and give them the dates. The rooms are set aside for Friday night 8/25 thru Monday night 8/28.

These prices are good until 7/25 when the group rate reverts back to regular nightly rates so the key is to book before then. If we happen to take all 10 rooms they will set aside more. I doubt that will happen but its nice to know were covered.
 

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Wish this was the weekend before or after the Crossroads Rally.
Maybe I'll be over the Rally by then!
Can you bring some samples to the Rally? :grin:
 

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Calendar marked! Cheap Local motel info would be great.
 

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Calendar marked! Cheap Local motel info would be great.
What's your definition of cheap? middle of the road, by the hour or bed bug cheap? :grin:

We've got a KOA relitivly close too. Last year people stayed all over. Some at the Best Western in Clifton, some I believe at the motel 6 on Horizon drive and others at the Raddision Suites.
 

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BW works as I have a rewards card I earn points with.
Thx.
 

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BW works as I have a rewards card I earn points with.
Thx.
Tim,

Unless you want to go up earlier or later, I'm probably going to meet up with Arizona Jim in Paulden and ride up. You're welcome to go with if you want.
(I think Jim will let me ride with him, I'd better ask):surprise:
 

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Tim,

Unless you want to go up earlier or later, I'm probably going to meet up with Arizona Jim in Paulden and ride up. You're welcome to go with if you want.
(I think Jim will let me ride with him, I'd better ask):surprise:
Clay check your personal messages. I'm thinking about asking my wife if she wants to go. C4 you're always welcome.
 

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Sounds good, we'll discuss as time gets closer.
 

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I thnk i've posted this here before - but y'all be careful when heading through Montrose, CO. I had a guy on a Harley sportster getting goofy with me at a stoplight - i ignored him. 5 min later i was pulled over and issued a 5 point citation by the state patrol with a mandatory appearance. He said someone reported me drag racing and i "should have kept going with the other guy". (he admitted he didn't witness anything... it was a "phone call". ) I contacted a local lawyer who told me that he has been practicing there almost 30 years.. and in the last 18 months he's had more out of state cyclists contact him than in the last 30 years. Something is going on there. Fortunately i had front and rear facing DVR's on my bike - and i gave all the video to the lawyer. He showed it to the DA and she immediately dismissed my case.

My wife is pretty convinced they are running some sort of a scam on motorcyclists in that town. (i was two up with a trailer - and i'm a 5 ft. 6 300lb guy... and i was drag racing???!!!) Be careful... and it sure doesn't hurt to have video running... i'm adding cameras to all my vehicles now...
 

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I'm in again! :grin:


yeah, the night time BS sessions and adult beverages were very nice at the Best Western.....
 

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After hearing about last year's DarbyQ from brother Jim (Arizona Jim) and meeting up with some of the forum members, I'm thinking this would be well worth a little road trip. Thanks Darby for having this!
 

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Clay check your personal messages. I'm thinking about asking my wife if she wants to go. C4 you're always welcome.
Wives are more than welcome. I think Chris was wanting to bring his better half up this year. I talked with TR yesterday and I think he's going to talk his wife into the trip over also.

Darb,
Warn your neighbors this is going to get big fast.
Long story short Alice and I got tired of seeing all of our friends and family at funerals so we decided to throw an end of summer bash and invited everyone we know. The first year there was between 70 and 75 people here! The neighbors are well aware of the large gatherings here! LOL

After hearing about last year's DarbyQ from brother Jim (Arizona Jim) and meeting up with some of the forum members, I'm thinking this would be well worth a little road trip. Thanks Darby for having this!
Steve, good to hear your going to make the trip, looking forward to seeing you again!
 

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I am very glad Ms. Alice is permitting us to return.....:clap:


(especially after the way those Arizona guys behave):wink:
 

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I am very glad Ms. Alice is permitting us to return.....:clap:


(especially after the way those Arizona guys behave):wink:

Hey man, we showed up for grace before we ate! And we used a fork at times, so there...:p
 

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If I am in the area I will try and make it, doing 45 days in the west so there is a possibility. I don't drink and am very shy so maybe I could assist the wives while you all get DRUNK. This will make it an international event a token Canuck.










Gary
 
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