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4 States Area Meetup - June 2021
« on: July 25, 2019, 06:01:53 PM »
Recently, a few of us had a pretty good time meeting up and having a meal at the Nut Hut in Altoona, KS, and there has been some discussion about starting up a regular 4 states area meetup. The idea is to rotate it through the 4 states, each meetup, in order to keep things fresh and even out the riding distances for the attendees. So far, The Undercliff at Tipton Ford, MO, and the Reddings Mill Inn around Joplin have been suggested as future destinations. Now all we need to do is settle on a date and destination for the next one, and get some ideas for Arkansas and Oklahoma. So let's get some ideas flowing, folks!

As an aside, I apologize for taking so long to post this. I had said (and intended) to do it, last Monday, but I've been on overtime and had several other things on my plate.


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Re: 4 States Area Meetups
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2019, 06:06:13 PM »
Good idea...

Here in the southwest, there is a big, annual bike event in Ignacio, CO, near the "Four Corners" states of AZ-CO-UT-NM.  Mostly a Harley event, but it is always well attended...

Is there going to be a Guzzi event next year at Cedar Vale, KS again?  There is a group of us here in AZ that might make the long journey next May... :thumb: :cool: :boozing: :smiley:
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Re: 4 States Area Meetups
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2019, 06:10:48 PM »
Good idea...

Here in the southwest, there is a big, annual bike event in Ignacio, CO, near the "Four Corners" states of AZ-CO-UT-NM.  Mostly a Harley event, but it is always well attended...

Is there going to be a Guzzi event next year at Cedar Vale, KS again?  There is a group of us here in AZ that might make the long journey next May... :thumb: :cool: :boozing: :smiley:

There will most definitely be a Wild Guzzi National at Cedar Vale, next year, and with any luck, the Sultan will be there in all of his glory.
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Re: 4 States Area Meetups
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2019, 06:19:09 PM »
I'm in JC! Either one of those joints are cool with me. I'm good most Saturdays. There is also Fred & Reds's Chili in Joplin and Cap's cabin in Lamar for fish & Chips, and all the fried chicken joints around Pittsburgh like Barto's and Chicken Annie's
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Re: 4 States Area Meetups
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Re: 4 States Area Meetups
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2019, 07:31:25 PM »
I'm in JC! Either one of those joints are cool with me. I'm good most Saturdays. There is also Fred & Reds's Chili in Joplin and Cap's cabin in Lamar for fish & Chips, and all the fried chicken joints around Pittsburgh like Barto's and Chicken Annie's

Most excellent. I'll add those to the list for MO and KS destinations. Depending on the places and times, I may or may not be able to make Saturdays for a while, as I'll be working until 2 PM on those days, for the foreseeable future. Whatever works for the most people is the important thing, though. If Saturdays work best, then I'll make whichever ones I can!
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Re: 4 States Area Meetups
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2019, 07:47:47 PM »
Most excellent. I'll add those to the list for MO and KS destinations. Depending on the places and times, I may or may not be able to make Saturdays for a while, as I'll be working until 2 PM on those days, for the foreseeable future. Whatever works for the most people is the important thing, though. If Saturdays work best, then I'll make whatever meetups ones I can!

I can do a Sunday too <shrug> as long as I get my honey-doo's done
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Re: 4 States Area Meetups
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2019, 06:13:51 AM »
I'm 251 miles east of the Oklahoma border on interstate 44 - so I'd be interested;  I missed the last one because my Wife made me take her to Yellowstone and all that.  Instead.

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Re: 4 States Area Meetups
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2019, 08:50:24 PM »
Hmmmm.....





I'd definitely need to meet up after enjoying my typical ~100 mile loop (~120 miles if goats are involved) of sweet SW Missouri county road curves. That's an open invitation to anyone who cares to join. Longer distance arrivals are more than welcome to camp out at my place..or crash in the shop. I'll even make sure the bike lift is unoccupied and at your favorite elevation. Crib rails are your responsibility.
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Re: 4 States Area Meetups
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2019, 06:38:35 AM »
Your "neck of the woods" seems to be about the mid point for everyone Leroy. (except you)  We could meet down at Jasper so you can get a ride in if you want to  :thumb:
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Re: 4 States Area Meetups
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2019, 08:06:33 AM »
Your "neck of the woods" seems to be about the mid point for everyone Leroy. (except you)  We could meet down at Jasper so you can get a ride in if you want to  :thumb:

If we did that, I may ne able to get ahold of one of my dad's old Guzzi buddies who we did a lot of touring with, back in the day. If I remember correctly, he lives around Jasper.
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Re: 4 States Area Meetups
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2019, 09:47:44 AM »
Jasper is the heart of riding.   I remember stopping for lunch at Low Gap and saw John & Chris there.  I was just riding on a Thursday on my way to Harrison and decided to turn at the crossroads to go to lunch.
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2019, 11:47:11 AM »
 Salina OK is located in the middle of some good riding , has some interesting history and a large lake with camping . There is a Best Western just down the road in Locust Grove . No idea about the restaurants , although there are a couple in town .

 Picher OK is now a ghost town , but it eerie to ride thru there and realize it was once a thriving little community . Commerce is just down the road , where Mickey Mantle grew up , even the old home he grew up in is a bit of an historical experience , the old metal barn/garage on the property still bears the dents from a young Mickey smacking baseballs into its West side while his dad Mutt pitched to him . Afton is 20 miles South of Commerce , and has an interesting car museum where several of the actual car engine sounds for the movie *Cars* were recorded . There is a motorcycle museum in Miami OK , although the Second Kick motorcycle museum in Grove is much better , and also has an in house eatery that mostly just serves old fashioned coneys .

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Re: 4 States Area Meetups
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2019, 12:02:29 PM »
Jasper is the heart of riding.   I remember stopping for lunch at Low Gap and saw John & Chris there.  I was just riding on a Thursday on my way to Harrison and decided to turn at the crossroads to go to lunch.

Running down to Jasper in the A.M.   :thumb: 
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Re: 4 States Area Meetups
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2019, 05:05:25 PM »
We had lots of rides on Rt 66 between Tulsa and OKC (Stroud, Bristow, Jones, Luther, Cushing).  Had lunch in Pawnee and saw Pawnee Bill's ranch.  Lunch at the Mexican restaurant at the Ponca City Airport.  Chicken in Okarche.  Met up at the Undercliff in MO.  There's a chicken shack in Luther.  And Guthrie is very cool old western town and Byron Berline's Bluegrass Fest is in the fall.  We had a run to a small waterfall around Siloam Springs.  Tahlequah has great roads north and eat, don't know of restaurants.  And Dusty mentioned Grand Lake.

One of the best runs is down to Mt Scott & Meers Store in Wichita Mtns.  Probably a little far from Mizzoura but still a neat run.

We're a little more spread out than when Michael was swinging it.  If we go deep into MO and ARK like Jasper, it would be an overnighter for me.  The farthest one day deal for me was probably the Undercliff.  Same is true if the eastern guys ran with the buffaloes at Mt Scott or attended Byron's fest.  Actually, I am the only one spread out, I think the bulk of you guys are east of me.

My favorite weekend is Harrison/Jasper/Yellville and running the twisties like I did in June.

If you want to announce a ride up, I have a copy of Michael's e-mail list.  Last time I used it was for Gary Scotts Campout at Canton Lake. 
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Re: 4 States Area Meetups
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2019, 08:02:50 PM »
Running down to Jasper in the A.M.   :thumb:

Alright, now I get it. I didn't understand the attraction of a ride to Jasper, MO....
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Re: 4 States Area Meetups
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2019, 07:06:49 AM »
I'm in. Possibly "we're" in if momma is up to it.  Us in the 4-states are very lucky that there is a wealth of places to go and see. Hard to narrow anything down, so yes a rotational thing would be cool. Would give people a good excuse to get off the couch.

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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2019, 01:50:36 PM »


 Iím somewhat familiar with some sw Missouri roads if anyone likes smooth curvy asphalt 🤗🤗
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2019, 02:12:54 PM »
If some of you didn't mind riding further into KS I would suggest coming up to Newton. We have an excellent Italian restaurant and several very good Mexican ones.
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Re: 4 States Area Meetups
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2019, 07:03:50 AM »
Salina OK is located in the middle of some good riding , has some interesting history and a large lake with camping . There is a Best Western just down the road in Locust Grove . No idea about the restaurants , although there are a couple in town .

 Picher OK is now a ghost town , but it eerie to ride thru there and realize it was once a thriving little community . Commerce is just down the road , where Mickey Mantle grew up , even the old home he grew up in is a bit of an historical experience , the old metal barn/garage on the property still bears the dents from a young Mickey smacking baseballs into its West side while his dad Mutt pitched to him . Afton is 20 miles South of Commerce , and has an interesting car museum where several of the actual car engine sounds for the movie *Cars* were recorded . There is a motorcycle museum in Miami OK , although the Second Kick motorcycle museum in Grove is much better , and also has an in house eatery that mostly just serves old fashioned coneys .

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BTW... There is a motorcycle museum in Miami OK.   Or was ?

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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2019, 09:14:02 AM »

BTW... There is a motorcycle museum in Miami OK.   Or was ?

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Second Kick in Grove is motorcycle museum + restaurant

I've not been to this one or the one Miami. 

I suppose most you have already been to Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum?
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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2019, 10:51:13 AM »
 The MC museum in Miami is more of a merchandise outlet , 2nd Kick in Grove is more of an enthusiasts hangout , like Seaba Station. Met the guy who owns 2nd Kick before he really even started the museum project , a real live MC junkie , bikes everywhere at his house and place of business . Delrod and I spent a pleasant few hours in his new museum , one of the owner's partners in crime worked for Triumph back in the day , his scrapbook is amazing .

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« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2019, 11:16:31 AM »


Last time I was @ the Miami (or Mi-am-uh) museum they had a cool display of Steve McQueen's stuff. Did you know he was a Missouri boy??
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« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2019, 11:25:29 AM »
Lots of great ideas floating around. I think I know where we'll set the next one for. I'll check some things out, tonight, and make a post about it, this week.
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« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2019, 12:36:29 PM »
Lots of great ideas floating around. I think I know where we'll set the next one for. I'll check some things out, tonight, and make a post about it, this week.

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« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2019, 12:55:37 PM »


Last time I was @ the Miami (or Mi-am-uh) museum they had a cool display of Steve McQueen's stuff. Did you know he was a Missouri boy??

I think Steve McQueen may have spent a little time in his youth in Slater, but not much....

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« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2019, 02:09:02 PM »
I think Steve McQueen may have spent a little time in his youth in Slater, but not much....
  All I have to go on is that billboard I drove by last week <shrug> but thanks for the "correction"
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« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2019, 02:11:50 PM »
  In Vinita,Okla  Clanton,s on Route 66 is a wildly Noted restaurant that has the finest calf fries I ever ate.
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« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2019, 02:15:17 PM »
  In Vinita,Okla  Clanton,s on Route 66 is a wildly Noted restaurant that has the finest calf fries I ever ate.
   The place is visited a lot buy the Guy in a red Camaro on the food channel.
 

I've heard of that place

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« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2019, 02:30:12 PM »
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