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    Re: STOC locations question

    A couple years ago while heading out to Joe's NatSTOC in spearfish (which is mainly a camping event) I had my SO with me and she wasn't prepared to camp. We found a motel close by and still hung out at the campground with the rest of the group in the evening before it was time to turn in. 10 min ride back and sleep tight.

    WeSTOC is mainly a Hotel event (even though this year as the organizer I'm trying to encourage more people from different types of riding (including those that like to camp more) to attend. That said, the main event will still be AT the hotel and in the parking lot. Hopefully you can make it this year.

    In any event, the STOC events are about the people...where you sleep should be secondary!

    Ride safe and enjoy that retirement! (I'll be paying a ton of taxes to keep the roads nice for you for quite a while!)

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    Re: STOC locations question

    I've attended Guzzi rallies (most are camping events) and stayed in nearby hotels. Had no problem at all feeling like I was part of the rally. I usually leave the hotel early, have breakfast w/ other rally goers and hang around until late evening (I tend to go to bed earlier than a lot of guys). Then its back to the motel and a warm shower. Of course, I do like camping and do that often as well, but inclement weather tends to drive me indoors at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TourNut View Post
    I hate paying money for "Motel Bedbug"
    I used to travel for work and stayed in hotels every month for over a week at a time.
    THe only time I ran into the bedbug problem was a rundown Roadway Inn around Columbus OH.
    Should have known better from the looks of it, but it was late and I needed a bed.

    Let's just say my taste in hotels/motels/B&B's has evolved over the years, just like camping gear!

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    Re: STOC locations question

    Quote Originally Posted by dmulk View Post
    A couple years ago while heading out to Joe's NatSTOC in spearfish (which is mainly a camping event) I had my SO with me and she wasn't prepared to camp. We found a motel close by and still hung out at the campground with the rest of the group in the evening before it was time to turn in. 10 min ride back and sleep tight.

    WeSTOC is mainly a Hotel event (even though this year as the organizer I'm trying to encourage more people from different types of riding (including those that like to camp more) to attend. That said, the main event will still be AT the hotel and in the parking lot. Hopefully you can make it this year.

    In any event, the STOC events are about the people...where you sleep should be secondary!

    Ride safe and enjoy that retirement! (I'll be paying a ton of taxes to keep the roads nice for you for quite a while!)

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    I very much appreciate, as probably all other retirees here do, that you'll be working hard to keep up our infrastructure! I helped pay the tax money that got all those roads started! ;-P

    One of the reasons I belong to this group and the MSTA is because of the people. That's why I wanted to be a part of the festivities but still be able to enjoy my stay wherever the event may be taking place.

    I'm so glad to hear there are those options out there for me.

    Hope to see you at one of them this year!

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    Re: STOC locations question

    Quote Originally Posted by dhall854 View Post
    I used to travel for work and stayed in hotels every month for over a week at a time.
    THe only time I ran into the bedbug problem was a rundown Roadway Inn around Columbus OH.
    Should have known better from the looks of it, but it was late and I needed a bed.

    Let's just say my taste in hotels/motels/B&B's has evolved over the years, just like camping gear!
    Then there is these registries that MIGHT work for you .........: https://www.google.com/search?q=bed+...hrome&ie=UTF-8

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    Most stay in cottages at OH-STOC, with 4 or 5 folks splitting the costs. Only a few camp, and nearest hotel is probably 15+ miles away.
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    Re: STOC locations question

    Quote Originally Posted by dhall854 View Post
    Should have known better from the looks of it, but it was late and I needed a bed.

    Let's just say my taste in hotels/motels/B&B's has evolved over the years, just like camping gear!
    One good reason for tugging a P'up along, you have your own bedbugs with you from home, no strange ones picked up along the road.
    I used to camp more, but now with cpap and liking a bed off the ground, I'm spoiled.
    My trip to WeStoc and seeing the western states paid for the unit in what it saved me in motel costs.
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    Re: STOC locations question

    I've always stayed in Hotels for the STOC events I've attended (all 3 of them), but that's because I travel for a living, and always have hotel points, so the stay is free.

    No bedbugs, but wi-fi, TV, and A/C. Horses for courses. Justify your own decisions however you want, just be aware there is no wrong answer. Camping works, so do hotels. As long as you enjoy the ride.
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    Re: STOC locations question

    OH-STOC and ON-Stoc (Ohio and Ontario) are both held where there are cabins, with all the mod cons. Nova Scotia - STOC will be stationed at a hotel or motel, I can't remember which. Would love to meet you at any of these events.

    Even the Blue Ridge Gathering with Uncle Phil includes some cabins. Just keep looking, I'm sure you will find something to fit your comfort level.

    Congratulations on the retirement. Hope you have many years of riding free on a weekday ahead of you.
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    Re: STOC locations question

    Over the years I've been to more than a few SToc events and I can't remember any that were tent camp only. There is just about always nearby lodging of some sort. Our GA Spring rally at TWO has camping, cabins & lodge rooms. Put us on your list of events.

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