KMG_365 Posted November 10, 2007 Share Posted November 10, 2007 Attention DVD Pre-Run Riders! Make your reservations now for this Friday and Saturday night at: The Exchange Club in Beatty, Nevada! Here are the details: Call the Exchange Club directly at: 1-775-553-2333 to reserve your room. I just talked to "Pat" and worked out the group rate, but she's passing the info on to the other two girls who work the desk as well, so you should get the same rate no matter who you talk to. The dates are this Friday and Saturday (Sunday, too if you want) the 16th and 17th. Just tell them you're with the "BMW Sport Touring group". The group rate is $40.00 plus tax (which is a flat rate for single or double occupancy, so if you want to bunk up the rate stays the same). You will pay a total of $43.60 out the door per night and she still has plenty of rooms for both this weekend and in January. They have 44 rooms total (mostly non-smoking rooms, but smoking rooms are available) and one or two bed rooms and two mini-suites as well (though I don't know the prices on those). We'll have to check out all the drinks/food options and we might have to BYOB for Friday night, but the Ensenada Grill is a few blocks down the street and serves breakfast as well now and the Sourdough Saloon is across the street (they do pizza too). Each room has wireless internet so you can bring your homework too! Again, ALL are welcome to join us and for those who don't know what the plan is or even what a Pre-Run is I'll give you a quick history lesson and a primer: First, there really isn't much of a plan for the Pre-Run until the very end. The purpose of my original post was to let people lock in the dates if they wanted to go along and the rest of the details would be revealed after more research into options and numbers of attendees firmed up (so we could negotiate better rates for the group). Basically (and to be perfectly honest), the DVD Pre-Run is just an excuse to go riding! When we moved the ride out of the Valley and first found heaven at the Exchange Club almost four years ago now we thought we had arrived at the perfect solution. The first Pre-run was to confirm that that place would work for the larger group at MLK weekend. That first BMWST.com MLK-DVD at the Exchange Club was a BLAST! . . . but when they sold the Exchange Club that same year and closed the restaurant and bar on site we decided to see if we could find another spot and so needed another Pre-Run to scout out alternative locations. The location for that next MLK-DVD was a bit of a disappointment for many in the large group and so we moved locations yet again requiring ANOTHER Pre-Run to scout out the new, NEW location. Last January's MLK was unusually BITTER cold and a lot of folks had trouble with the weather, but the hotel was very nice to us and very accommodating. Still, some expressed disappointment that we had moved too far from Death Valley . . . so . . . Sounds like a good excuse for ANOTHER PRE-RUN!! Basically, things in small towns in that part of the country are in constant flux. The area is littered with "Ghost Towns" that boomed and busted and the trend really hasn't stopped. The Pre-Runners just go to get the "latest news" and act as the unelected representatives for the rest of the MLK-DVD riders. They get to have more say in where the January group ends up staying. So, the organizers find a place that looks like it has potential then: --we all book our own rooms and/or find roomies --we gather up on Friday afternoon/night at the hotel --we eat in the restaurants and try different items --we ride the roads and check distances --we check out access to various attractions (roads close and open with some frequency there due to extremes of weather) --we confirm availability of gas and ranges for the sportbikes --we explore other options for non-riding SO's, etc. (casinos, gun shops, fireworks stands, brothels, etc.) --those of us with Dual Sport bikes check out the dirty stuff --those of us who enjoy the company but don't ride in groups go off and do their own solo thing . . . . . . and then we get back together at Saturday night's dinner compare notes, swap ideas and put our heads together to come up with the best solution we can find from the current data available. . . . and then we usually end up getting silly, start swapping lies and partying into the wee hours! For the Pre-Run, some stay until Monday, but most leave Sunday for home. Hope you can make it! Link to comment
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