Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Chicago, IL., USA
A petition to the moderators
Can you please post some info of in the first post of this thread? I think it will help the confusion on where the gathering is and also hopefully quench the people asking on the Facebook page.
I have prepared a copy and paste message below (pending Alexio's approval)
I would have liked to have started with "the time has come for us to begin planning for the third running of the ducati.ms east coast meetup on this Nov 21st 2011, same day as last year as tradition dictates"... but damn it, I was pressured into this!!!!! so.....
I'm starting this thread on this not-surprisingly warm and dry August northern california evening, where, even as a newly-minted west-coaster, my heart still yearns for the land of the dragon, the home of BBQ and PBR, and the lair of Metalhead. I'm starting this thread for all the previous ECM attendees and for the future ones, as we need something to talk about, we need a place to reminisce, we need a thread for 2012 so we can make it run to some absurd # of pages in length, so we can fill it with mindless musings just to pass the cold winter months (it's still summer!) so we can laugh at all those who say "I don't have time to read through this whole thread, somebody please tell me the details.. yada yada whine yada yada". In short, I'm starting this thread because our lives feel a touch empty with out it, and we live in a culture of instant gratification, and damn it, because I'm drinking some good italian wine right now and I've got an itch that needs to be scratched.
SO....dear friends rejoice because what comes next should make you smile....
WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL THREAD FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL RUNNING OF THE DASTARDLY, THE DESMODROMIC, THE HILARIOUS, THE COMRADERIOUS(?), THE UNPARALLELED TWISTY RIDING HOPEFULLY-NO-CRASHING (AGAIN?) TRADITIONAL GATHERING OF ASSIDUOUS AND ELOQUENT AND TALENTED LOVERS OF ALL THINGS DUCATI... LADIES (HOPEFULLY SOME HOT ONES) AND GENTLEMEN... I HUMBLY PRESENT TO YOU....THE 2012 Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum EAST COAST MEETUP WOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!
INSTRUCTIONS: When adding your name, copy the entire previous listing including instructions (no personal sigs), press "reply", then paste everything and add your name at the bottom. If you belong to a Ducati club, let us know next to your name.
-DATES: May 9-13th 2012.
-HOTEL:Fontana Village Resort 800-849-2258 Home - Fontana Village Resort ask for ducati.ms group* rate
-GRILLOUT Fri May 11th
-DINNER: Sat May 12th
-GROUP PICTURE:Sat May 12th, 10am @ the Damn Dam (for reals this time. Maps to the Damn Dam are available for those with Speshul Needs)
-RATES: $69 for double queen room.
-RATES: $109 for two bdrm cabin 3-4ppl: (queen bedroom + 2 single bedroom)
-RATES: $169 for three bdrm cabin 4-5ppl (queen + 2 single + bunk)
-ALCOHOL:dry county.alcohol available at hotel.if you're trailering, bring beer & Bacon, riders will pay $$$$!!
-VENDORS: MOTUS!! (maybe).... THANKS GILLY!!!!!!
-PHOTOGRAPHERS: Nateobie (fri onwards)... Need more pro/semi-pro photographers!!!
-T-SHIRTS: Varmitcong designs.... Dimitry printing services!!!
-SLIDESHOW:will collect pics from 2011 to show
-FACEBOOK PAGE: Ducati.ms East Coast Meet | Facebook
-OFFICIAL/UNOFFICIAL PARTNERS: Pabst Blue Ribbon™, Snuggie™, Omaha Steaks™, Funyons™, Trojan™, Dunlop™ and Fleshlight™
(NE) Joshuaz2 & Corey 607 have SIX spots on their trailer
(NE) Ducati1982 may have a spot on the back of the truck for those coming from Norfolk, VA or on the way
(SE) Metalhead: has one spot on his trailer for anyone who doesn't want to ride 157 miles of amazing twisty roads on their way to ECM. Yes, he's serious.
(W) CAlexio: organizing container to ship bikes form California. NEED 10 participants. *PM for details*
-CONTESTS for PRIZES (submit ideas for contests to CAlexio via PM please)
List of Top 10 funny threads or comments from this year
Rider from longest distance & longest distance travelled to get to ECM 2012
vote for best Metalhead smackdown
Best technical support thread
Slow-races (Harley-style) with crushed watermelon obstacle course (suggested by redpato)