Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

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Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby BruceA » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:56 pm

I know it seems early to talk about the Manchester Beach event when its snowing in Placerville, but Oct 1-3 is not that far away when planning an event like this. I spoke with the people there and have made my reservation for a RV site. If you are planning on using a Kampin Kabin or Kamping Kottage, you need to reserve them. If you are planning on bringing your own tent, no need to call ahead.

You can call 707-882-2375 of check out their web site: http://www.manchesterbeachkoa.com/Default.html

I will be working on the menu for the weekend and will post that as soon as all the suggestions have been made. If there was something you especially liked about past events, please let me know so I can try to work that in.

Really looking forward to this years Manchester Beach Event.

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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby Phil Sweeney » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:15 pm

I really like your attitude! You could become the event organizer of the year! Keep it up and you will become the Manchester Beach guy every year! Bruce...your the best!! :D
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby Fred(Prez2.1) » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:51 pm

Phil Sweeney wrote:I really like your attitude! You could become the event organizer of the year! Keep it up and you will become the Manchester Beach guy every year! Bruce...your the best!! :D

I'll second that!
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby BruceA » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:40 pm

Just a note to get you thinking about Manchester.
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby Bob » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:30 pm

After not being able to do much weekend riding due to work, I am definitely planning on spending a cooool weekend on the Coast.
Since I'll likely be a tent-type, it sounds like I won't need reservations...or do I?

Mmmmm. Salmon burgers sound awesome.
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby BruceA » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:02 pm

Hello Bob,

The location is a KOA camp ground and everyone, no matter if you are tenting it or coming in an RV, needs to make a reservation. You can use the link posted above to make your reservation. Look forward to see you there.

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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby Bob » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:55 pm

Is there an organized ride planned? May play havoc with the Poker Run...or make it easier. The Truck stop restaurant was very good on our Morro Bay trip.
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby Steve Jones » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:33 pm

BruceA wrote:Hello Bob,

The location is a KOA camp ground and everyone, no matter if you are tenting it or coming in an RV, needs to make a reservation. You can use the link posted above to make your reservation. Look forward to see you there.

BruceA

Just to make sure... do we call the KOA if we are camping in a tent? The first post said no then it changed, which is it? The wife and dogs can't make it this year so I plan on going up Friday and camping.
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby BruceA » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:50 pm

I will confirm with Manchester KOA tomorrow.
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby ken » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:26 am

Bob wrote:Is there an organized ride planned? May play havoc with the Poker Run...or make it easier. The Truck stop restaurant was very good on our Morro Bay trip.

I'm going up Friday after breakfast at Susie's. I'll be taking Stewart's Point/Skaggs Springs :D , and up Hwy 1 from there, and anyone who wants to join in is welcome.
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby Fred(Prez2.1) » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:13 am

BruceA wrote:
The location is a KOA camp ground and everyone, no matter if you are tenting it or coming in an RV, needs to make a reservation. You can use the link posted above to make your reservation. Look forward to see you there.

BruceA

I believe that reservations are not needed for tent camping but you do have to pay for it. It's been $9 a night in the past, just let them know you are with the RCB when you arrive and check in. I will be leaving from the 49er Truck Stop on Friday at 9:00 AM but will be taking the standard route past Cache Creek and around Clear Lake to 253 to Boonville. This is to get the receipts for the poker run (Woodland, Rumsey, Clear Lake, Boonville) I'll get Mendocino on Saturday to make RCBMW. I'm also planning to take Mountain View Road from Boonville, so if you are interested in doing the poker run, come on along.
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby Bob » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:03 pm

Fred(Prez2.1) wrote:
BruceA wrote:
The location is a KOA camp ground and everyone, no matter if you are tenting it or coming in an RV, needs to make a reservation. You can use the link posted above to make your reservation. Look forward to see you there.

BruceA

I believe that reservations are not needed for tent camping but you do have to pay for it. It's been $9 a night in the past, just let them know you are with the RCB when you arrive and check in. I will be leaving from the 49er Truck Stop on Friday at 9:00 AM but will be taking the standard route past Cache Creek and around Clear Lake to 253 to Boonville. This is to get the receipts for the poker run (Woodland, Rumsey, Clear Lake, Boonville) I'll get Mendocino on Saturday to make RCBMW. I'm also planning to take Mountain View Road from Boonville, so if you are interested in doing the poker run, come on along.


Fred,

That's a key piece of info, because the site lists a tent reservation as $35. Even if you reserve and cancel, you're charged a $10 fee, so the $9 is a good savings, I reckon.

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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby Fred(Prez2.1) » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:02 am

I think the $35 applies to a dedicated tent spot with its own picnic table, fire pit, etc.; we get the open camping area in the southeast corner of the site where you pitch your tent any where you like. It is usually $10, so we get a small discount.
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby Bob » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:14 am

Good deal. Didn't want someone to pay the $35 fee when they didn't need to.

My wife is coming in Saturday; we'll be staying in a Kabin Saturday night. What's in those kabins, anyway? Just a floor, 4 walls and a roof? Any electrical hookups? Lights? Thinking of bringing an electric kettle for hot water for tea.
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby Fred(Prez2.1) » Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:59 pm

The Kabins have a full size bed and a set of bunkbeds, a desk, a heater and a swinging bench on the front patio. I know they have lights and power, but not how many outlets.
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby woodp » Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:30 pm

Fred(Prez2.1) wrote:The Kabins have a full size bed and a set of bunkbeds, a desk, a heater and a swinging bench on the front patio. I know they have lights and power, but not how many outlets.


Last year my Kabin had an electric heater and an electric fan. Both were plugged into the only two outlets ... which sadly ... are located on the opposite side of the room from the desk. So if you're planning to bring a laptop or something like that, you may need an extension cord. The desk, by the way, is 2'x3' - It's pretty small.

Also the room lighting was a single, bare lightbulb in the ceiling - Less than ideal for reading or anything else indoors ...

The hanging bench on the patio is pretty cool, though!
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby Bob » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:54 pm

Thanks for the info.
Looks like it'll suit us just fine.

Is there an attendance list for the event?
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby Fred(Prez2.1) » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:25 am

Bob wrote:
Is there an attendance list for the event?

No, there are too many attending to make a list viable, and besides, 1/2 would sign up and 1/2 would just show up any way. We plan for 75 - 100 and that's what we've been getting the past several years.
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby BruceA » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:28 pm

This will be worth attending just to have some of the dessert. I just finished sampling the 2 different desserts we will be having on Saturday. Let me tell you Mary Sweeney has exceeded all expectations. You won't want to miss this.
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby Dave » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:06 pm

Hey Ken,

I'd like to hook up with your group at the Chevron in Windsor at about 11:40 am if I can get the service finished in time and you are still planning the same route. Let me know if you think that will work.

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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby ken » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:02 pm

Dave wrote:Hey Ken,

I'd like to hook up with your group at the Chevron in Windsor at about 11:40 am if I can get the service finished in time and you are still planning the same route. Let me know if you think that will work.

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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby bmrjack » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:12 pm

I've just returned from 2 weeks at the Barber Motorpark Advanced Rider Course. I attended the following courses:
1. Week 1-placing a bike on the centerstand.
2. Week 2-ducking flying windshields at 80MPH.

MANCHESTER HERE I COME!

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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby Fred(Prez2.1) » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:57 am

Even though it's hot here now I would plan for much cooler weather on the coast. NOAA.gov says it is going to be 50s at night and 60s in the day with patchy fog. Dress accordingly!
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby BruceA » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:19 am

yes, but I am sure the coffee will be hot and the beer will be cold.
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby Bob » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:18 pm

Might need that cold beer. :twisted:

Weather forecast looks phenomenal. 80 degrees forecast for Saturday. A little cooler Friday and Sunday (65 & 70).

For the Coast, this is a big WOW! :D
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby BruceA » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:49 pm

Well, I hope you will all enjoy the food. I either bought way to much or not enough, but what there is will be good. See you all at Manchester Beach KOA Friday afternoon.
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby Bob » Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:46 pm

A BIG Thank You! to all involved in making this a Super event. The food was good and plentiful; the coffee hot & early :D .

All the hard work paid off - the KOA was a perfect location for the weekend.

Thanks again.

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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby woodp » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:04 pm

Bob,

I couldn't agree more. Everything from the planning to prep to presentation was flawlessly executed. The club meeting was probably the most entertaining one I've ever attended, and the food (both dinners) raised the bar to new heights.

Firewood was free thanks to the RA guys (http://www.bmwra.org/) and we have a new friend for repairs and maintenance (http://www.thezenhouse.net/) up there.

Hope everyone made it home safe and sound - I thought I would get to warm weather fastest by heading over Mt. View Rd but that didn't work out. I think the sun finally peeked out around Lake Berryessa.

A terrific event - Thanks to all who worked so hard to put coordinate it!
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Re: Manchester Beach Oct 1-3

Postby woodp » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:40 pm

For those who did (and didn't) attend Manchester, I have it on good authority that our event will appear in the November issue of BMW RA's monthly publication, OTL

Better get your subscription in! http://www.bmwra.org/

Note, subscription rates increase 11/1/10 so it wouldn't hurt to get your subscription in now anyway ...
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