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Title: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on April 20, 2021, 11:32:06 AM
I am planning on riding / attending... :thumb: :cool: :boozing: :wink: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Rebochi on April 20, 2021, 02:46:56 PM
  Positively maybe , depending on how well my Un-retirement goes.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tkelly on April 20, 2021, 04:07:19 PM
Wanted to go last year,hopefully this year.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Moparnut72 on April 20, 2021, 08:39:52 PM
I want to go but I am currently looking at a conflict. I will most likely do the Broken Arrow rally, but I haven't seen anything yet.
kk
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on April 21, 2021, 07:28:27 AM
Wanted to go last year,hopefully this year.

Lots of riders in the Southwest wanted to go last year, but unfortunately COVID ruined most of 2020 for many of us, aka, "The Lost Year..."  Now, many of us have been vaccinated, so the flood gates are open! :wink: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: SmithSwede on April 21, 2021, 09:28:23 AM
I really want to go.   I say that every year and it never seems to happen.   We’ll see
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on April 21, 2021, 09:34:04 AM
I really want to go.   I say that every year and it never seems to happen.   We’ll see

It's really a fun gathering...A few images from past rallies... :thumb: :boozing: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on April 21, 2021, 12:13:04 PM
Guzzi-Mania....on the vast and beautiful plains of St. Augustin... :thumb: :cool: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: kingoffleece on April 21, 2021, 12:27:33 PM
We are moving to PHX in the next 12 months-next year!
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on April 21, 2021, 01:47:40 PM
We are moving to PHX in the next 12 months-next year!

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Bisbee on April 21, 2021, 04:39:53 PM
Planning on going. Will stay at the Largo motel. Might do a trip to Hannigan meadow for a night on the return.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tom on April 21, 2021, 05:49:18 PM
On my radar.  Looking at this then Lake Henshaw after the National.  Then the big bike goes to the Pacific Moto Guzzi Refuge in Kona for "road surfing" sessions.  That's the plan for now.  🤙🤙🤙
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: redhawk47 on April 21, 2021, 06:27:09 PM
I am making plans to attend. Will try to bring some other too.
Dan
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: dxhall on April 21, 2021, 08:16:45 PM
I’d like to.  Anyone else from Colorado?
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: SmithSwede on April 21, 2021, 08:32:21 PM
JJ.  Thanks for posting the inspiring photos.  Looks good to me
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on April 21, 2021, 09:34:32 PM
I’d like to.  Anyone else from Colorado?

I have been going to this rally for years. Didn't make it in 2020 due to COVID. 
However, there are riders coming from: AZ, TX, UT, CO, CA, NM, and many other states. 
Usually draws 75+ riders from these states and more... :thumb: :wink: :smiley: :cool: :boozing:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Dharma Bum on April 24, 2021, 11:24:46 AM
I'm going to try this year. Haven't been able to get there for the last four years.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Dave Swanson on April 24, 2021, 01:48:08 PM
I have it penciled in.  It is 1400 miles from home, but hopefully I will be riding in the general vicinity around then. 
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: kmartin on May 05, 2021, 02:43:14 PM
I was planning to go last year from SoCal, I'm going to try from San Antonio this year.  Wish me luck

Keith
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 05, 2021, 03:09:45 PM
I was planning to go last year from SoCal, I'm going to try from San Antonio this year.  Wish me luck

Keith

GOOD LUCK...and I will buy you an adult beverage if you show up! 

Only 800+ miles..."Piece of Cake!"  :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing: :wink: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Alfetta on May 05, 2021, 05:23:49 PM
OK...  I'm new to the MG world, but i have to ask..
what's up with your rally locations ????

Datil NM = population of 24
Cedar Vale KS = population of 600

what the crap am i missing ???
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: SmithSwede on May 05, 2021, 07:13:40 PM
Have you ever been to Cedar Vale?  Come on down this weekend and see what you’ve been missing !
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tom on May 05, 2021, 07:23:15 PM
OK...  I'm new to the MG world, but i have to ask..
what's up with your rally locations ????

Datil NM = population of 24
Cedar Vale KS = population of 600

what the crap am i missing ???

The only real way to explain is to got to the National Rally in Keene, NH then during that weekend go over to Laconia then back to Keene. 
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: travelingbyguzzi on May 05, 2021, 08:32:21 PM
It on my list. Another rider here (near Seattle)has expressed an interest interest, so you might, maybe, see us there.
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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 05, 2021, 08:49:19 PM
OK...  I'm new to the MG world, but i have to ask..
what's up with your rally locations ????

Datil NM = population of 24
Cedar Vale KS = population of 600

what the crap am i missing ???

The roads, landscape, and riding in Datil, New Mexico is stunning... :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :bow:

I am sure the landscape and scenery in Cedar Vale is equally as nice, although the last time I passed through Kansas was on my way to Vail / Aspen, CO to go skiing...and I was only 18. 

There is something alluring and magically about the wide open spaces of the Midwest and Southwest... :bow: :cool: :boozing: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Gliderjohn on May 06, 2021, 06:43:32 AM
From Alfetta:
Quote
OK...  I'm new to the MG world, but i have to ask..
what's up with your rally locations ????

Datil NM = population of 24
Cedar Vale KS = population of 600

what the crap am i missing ???

Guess it is what you are looking for or may be what you do not know you are missing. Latest nightclub or hot restaurant, nope. Beautiful and impressive scenery (Datil) and solitude, wide open skies and a more subtle scenery but still beautiful (Cedar Vale).
Cedar Vale area is where you can ride 20 miles and not meet another vehicle but if you break down someone(s) will come out of nowhere and offer any assistance they can, probably feed you and give you a beer. As a first time visiter to the KS Flinthills from Tokyo once said. "I sat on a hilltop and wept in joy from the wonderful solitude and inner peace."
GliderJohn
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Travlr on May 06, 2021, 08:26:02 AM
I'm thinking of taking the rv this year.  That way I can stay at the rally site and not have to ride back and forth from Quemado.

Mike
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 06, 2021, 08:47:16 AM
I'm thinking of taking the rv this year.  That way I can stay at the rally site and not have to ride back and forth from Quemado.

Mike

Remember...half the battle is won by just showing up!! :laugh: :grin: :wink: :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: dxhall on May 06, 2021, 10:56:52 AM
Do we need to make reservations at the campground now?
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 06, 2021, 02:10:29 PM
Do we need to make reservations at the campground now?

No for the campground...but if want to stay in one of the 8 motel rooms on the property, YES! :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :smiley: :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 10, 2021, 09:29:06 PM
*** Monday BUMP!! *** Only 90 days from now!! :bow: :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :smiley: :wink: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 15, 2021, 09:39:50 AM
The beautiful "Plains of St. Augustin"...*** BUMP!! *** - - Coming soon in mid-August!!


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: oldbike54 on May 15, 2021, 07:24:39 PM
 The answer is probably "we are too ugly for LA and too dumb for NY"

 Shamelessly borrowed from Phil and Brent , the creators of Roy D Mercer .  :laugh:

 Dusty
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: leroysch on May 16, 2021, 10:02:15 PM
I was toying with the idea of wandering along west US60 (since it's just down the way from my house) for this year's road trip (in addition to the Cavalier, ND Ride-In :thumb:). This sounds perfect! Likely will take the Kawasaki. Haven't yet stretched her legs on a meaningful road trip since purchased.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 17, 2021, 08:17:16 AM
I was toying with the idea of wandering along west US60 (since it's just down the way from my house) for this year's road trip (in addition to the Cavalier, ND Ride-In :thumb:). This sounds perfect! Likely will take the Kawasaki. Haven't yet stretched her legs on a meaningful road trip since purchased.

It does not matter WHAT you ride...as long as you just SHOW UP!  It's a really FUN gathering! :thumb: :bow: :cool:


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Can you imagine the crap I had to listen to the first year that I showed up on my Victory Vision?!? :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: leroysch on May 17, 2021, 12:27:53 PM
Point taken....I'm sure I can't begin to imagine the comments.:whip2: (I always thought the aesthetics of the Vision were an excellent touring bike interpretation. Heck, now I could even take the F6B if I wanted to! :grin:)
Thanks for posting the rally details.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 17, 2021, 04:46:52 PM
I called today and all rooms at the luxurious Eagle's Nest Campground in Datil are BOOKED for Aug. 19th and 20th............so BIKE CAMPING it is!  :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing: :wink: :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: dxhall on May 17, 2021, 09:38:35 PM
What’s the name of the campground again?  I wouldn’t want to be shut out there too.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 17, 2021, 09:49:50 PM
What’s the name of the campground again?  I wouldn’t want to be shut out there too.

You won't be shut out..as the Eagle's Nest Campground is quite huge...No worries if you are camping. 

The Motel only has 8 rooms...and they sell out every year quickly. 

This is the group from 2019..."CAMP VORTEX!!"


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 19, 2021, 07:15:15 AM
"HUMP-DAY"...*** BUMP!! ***  New bike camping gear coming from REI...all set to GO now in August! :thumb: :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: leroysch on May 19, 2021, 07:19:13 PM
Snagged a room at the Largo. FWIW, the lady there mentioned that an energy company doing work in that area may still be using 12 of their 20 rooms. If you're a non-camping woose like me, you may want act sooner than later. Quemado seemed a better choice than Magdalena for (paved) riding options.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 19, 2021, 07:51:22 PM
Snagged a room at the Largo. FWIW, the lady there mentioned that an energy company doing work in that area may still be using 12 of their 20 rooms. If you're a non-camping woose like me, you may want act sooner than later. Quemado seemed a better choice than Magdalena for (paved) riding options.

The luxurious LARGO Motel & Cafe...always a Big Hit! :thumb: :wink: :cool: :boozing: :bow: :smiley:  The food at the cafe is good, also!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Bisbee on May 19, 2021, 09:18:38 PM
Just got a room at the Largo motel for the rally. If you’re not camping , then make your reservation soon . Not much else around there. It fills up with workers and hunters. Good cafe. Premium gas across the street. Datil only has 86 octane. Go figure!
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 20, 2021, 08:23:34 AM
Just got a room at the Largo motel for the rally. If you’re not camping , then make your reservation soon . Not much else around there. It fills up with workers and hunters. Good cafe. Premium gas across the street. Datil only has 86 octane. Go figure!

More images from "The LARGO Motel & Cafe..."...in scenic and historic Quemado!! :thumb: :boozing: :wink: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tkelly on May 20, 2021, 11:00:45 AM
Gotta get there!
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 21, 2021, 07:31:57 AM
The T.G.I.F. - - - - *** BUMP!! *** :thumb: :cool: :boozing:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 22, 2021, 08:17:15 AM
Saturday morning...*** BUMP!! *** :wink: :thumb: :boozing: :cool:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 23, 2021, 05:57:12 PM
The Motel at the Eagles Nest Campground booked?   :shocked:
The Largo Motel filling up quickly?   :rolleyes:
The same for High Country Lodge in Magdalena (the other direction from Datil....) :huh:

Not a problem...bike camping gear secured and ready to go!! :wink: :thumb: :cool:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 25, 2021, 06:48:45 AM
Because of COVID and last year was a total BUST, I predict this year there will be 75+ Guzzi's riding to this event. :thumb: :cool: :boozing: :bow: 

Many people have now been fully vaccinated, and want to get on with their lives, as the clock is ticking... :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 29, 2021, 08:33:29 AM
The page 3 Memorial Day Weekend....*** BUMP!! ***  :wink: :grin: :laugh: :shocked: :rolleyes: :huh:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tom on May 29, 2021, 04:43:43 PM
Seriously looking at going to this.  Can't all the time off that I wanted for the National. :tongue:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 29, 2021, 05:40:44 PM
Seriously looking at going to this.  Can't all the time off that I wanted for the National. :tongue:

Hi Tom - Since last year was a TOTAL BUST, this year, there will be at least 3-4 of us bike camping from Vortex-Land, and I suspect another 3-4 riding up from the Phoenix area... :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tom on May 30, 2021, 12:28:18 AM
I'll be with Richard & Fay Thibideau.   :thumb: 
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 30, 2021, 07:06:49 AM
I'll be with Richard & Fay Thibideau.   :thumb:

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on June 04, 2021, 09:18:14 PM
The June 4th *** BUMP ***  :thumb: :thumb: :boozing: :boozing: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: twowings on June 12, 2021, 04:47:10 PM
I will be there  :thumb:

I'm sorry to correct you, JJ but the "Eagles Nest" is in Magdalena, not Datil.
The signs are very nearly identical but the rally is at the Eagle RV Park and Campground.

Pie Town has at least one cafe open and serving breakfast.  The Pie-O-Neer is closed for the moment but a recent notice made it sound like their re-opening is imminent.
No masking or distancing is required for the Eagle store, restaurant, or campground.  The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner at this time.
There are motels in Magdalena and Socorro for those interested in that sort of accommodations.
Unfortunately, the VLA remains closed.
Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: ITSec on June 15, 2021, 01:37:01 PM
I will probably not attend, but there's a slim chance.

If I do go, it will likely be a ride out on Saturday for dinner and then overnight at the Largo, and back on Sunday. 600 miles each way, not too bad.

And if I do go, it will almost certainly be on a bike that no one would ever expect to see me ride...
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: twowings on June 16, 2021, 01:41:21 AM
I will probably not attend, but there's a slim chance.

If I do go, it will likely be a ride out on Saturday for dinner and then overnight at the Largo, and back on Sunday. 600 miles each way, not too bad.

And if I do go, it will almost certainly be on a bike that no one would ever expect to see me ride...


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A  '67 Corsarino, perhaps?
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: blackbuell on June 16, 2021, 06:31:23 PM
Probably Won't attend the rally, but I will be traveling to Datil tomorrow and Plan to camp there for the next 3 days. This is my old stomping grounds. Will camp at the BLM campground; great place, one of my favorites, have camped there many times. Some of you rally attendees might consider staying there

Jon