Before I vote....
I've been to Hillsville and Wytheville, both locations were satisfactory. I liked that Wytheville gave us good access to points even further west. Accommodations were good at both places.
So, what kind of accommodations would we expect in Damascus? I know a bit about Marion.... But, still think that Hillsville and Wytheville offer better "accessories" - restaurants, gas stations, other shopping, etc....
Not really sure about Damascus. I threw that one in there as a wild-card. Rode through it a few times and it seems like an interesting place but never have stayed there nor know if there are any suitable places for lodging.
Coach, take a look through this section of the boards for summaries of the previous gatherings.
Generically speaking, folks usually begin arriving on Wednesday. With others arriving on the subsequent days based on their time off availabilities.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday usually consist of group rides on the more "enjoyable" roads in the area. A day typically will encompass 230 - 280 miles. With the "telling of lies and other stories" during and after dinner along with some "adult beverages".
During the group rides, we typically end up in 3 groups. "Fast", "Average" and "Relaxed/Cautious". Based on the varied speeds of the groups we will plan a route and the fast group will sprint along and find a "wide spot in the road" where we can all regroup and do a head count. All in all, it is a great time of riding and fellowship!!!
Give it serious consideration, I can almost guarantee that you will like it!!!:bud:
Sounds awesome! I've been away from riding for too long and I'm really looking forward to spending a lot of time on my new ZR-7S. I'll have to see what weekend is voted on and try to get some time off from work!