Events we should start planning for now... - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
» Main Menu

Discussion Forums
 » Twins
 » Tiger
 » General
 » RAT

Features
 » Blogs

Motorcycle.com Links

Contribute
 » Photo

Motorcycle Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games

Riders Group - NYC Area General information & liaison forum - NYC riders.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-26-2010, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: Bonneville SE
 
marcsiry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Jersey / NYC
Posts: 534
Other Motorcycle: Guzzi gone!
Events we should start planning for now...

Now that we have a couple of snow days keeping us in and off our rides (except for Alpine Star, of course, who has attached skis to his Triumph), we can spend a few minutes hashing out some events for next year. Here's some thoughts of things we can do:

1. International Motorcycle Show at the Javits center, January 21-23, 2011.


Triumph Motorcycles returns to the IMS after a long absence. NY is one of the four shows they'll be attending, and they'll be showing off a bunch of new and upgraded models, including the dirty-er Tiger and the squinty-er Speed Triple.

There's already been talk about people attending the show, and it seems like Friday is a popular day. I suggest we set up a couple of meet times / places for the show itself, for those of you who want to wander with company, and then setup a dinner at a restaurant nearby for after the show. The show is open until 9PM on Friday, so we should be able to accommodate those who need to come after work.

Unless someone else volunteers, I'm happy to coordinate both.



2. Spring Metro Triumph Rider dinner - location TBD.

Last year we talked about putting together a dinner at a bike-friendly restaurant in the NYC metropolitan area on a Wednesday or Thursday night, so that we could have time to sit down for a nice dinner and conversation. We never got around to it, so maybe we can put a circle around a date now and make it happen. It will probably be in late March or early April to allow for better riding temps.

I had previously thrown out Pal's Cabin in West Orange, because they have a bunch of private rooms, a crapload of parking, and a "vintage" feel to the place in general. It's fairly easy to get to from NYC, but it might be a trip for the LI peeps.

Does anyone know of a good place with parking in Hoboken or similar? Obviously NYC would be the most central but it is also a hassle on most weekdays. We could always take over the Ear Inn on a Wednesday night or Thursday night, given that most bikers show on Tuesday… we could probably rope off the back room if we have enough people participate.



3. Triumph Track Day - date, location, and school TBD

Some of you are probably track veterans, but I am betting a large portion of the riders on this forum (especially the classic twin riders) haven't had the opportunity to ride on a track yet. Regardless of whether you have racing aspirations, riding your bike on a track is a great way to improve your skills and explore the limits of your riding ability in a controlled environment (no cars, cops, crap on the road, etc.)

We probably won't get a big enough group to rent a track on our own- it really doesn't make economic sense until you're up in the 40+ person range. However, if we get 5-15 people interested, we could probably "crash" an existing track day business and make up most or all of a single group (typically, track days split up each hour into three sessions for different skill levels or groups).

I personally have never done a track day on the East coast- I've only had experience with track schools (CSS and CLASS) and shop track days on the West coast (Willow Springs and Sears, aka Infineon Raceway). However, I am on a couple of lists with havey track day riders, and I've heard decent things about Sportbike Track Time in terms of being responsibly run and friendly to all bike makes and skill levels. However, if any of you have any more direct experience and suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

Many tracks are quite a distance, but we have a few in the vicinity (South Jersey and the Poconos) that could be long day trips vs. an overnight. Anyone interested? I remember the cost for a track day being around $150, but that was a few years back in California.



4. Bennington Triumph Bash, June 3-5, 2011, Bennington, VT

Dan GSR and I went to this last year and had a great time. It's a rally that came together from a group of TriumphRAT forum friends a few years back, and although it's grown from there, it still has a very casual feel. The rally is based out of Bennington but they run several rides, aimed at different speed preferences, throughout the southern Vermont and upstate NYC area.

Last year, there were about 65 bikes there- the vast majority were Triumphs, but there were a smattering of other bikes / brands. Everyone was pretty cool, and I don't recall any major incidents on any of the three days of riding and socializing.

All of the information you need is on the website- play close attention to the lodging, there's both motels and camping available, but people have had really uneven experiences with both.

It can also be a fun ride to and from the metro NYC area- I'm actually going a day early (will arrive on Thursday, June 2) so I plan to make it a full four days of great riding!



5. RATs in the Cats overnight trip - date and location TBD

For those of you who can't carve out an entire long weekend for the Bennington Triumph Bash, we could do a mini version where we meet in New Paltz on a Saturday morning, ride a few hundred miles through the Catskills, stay somewhere cheap in upstate New York, and ride back through the Catskills the next day toward home.

The Catskills have some astounding riding, and the big problem (for me) is the fact that I have to ride 2 hours to get to the best of it, automatically halving my fun quotient for a day ride. A weekend overnight would let us get some great riding in without having to watch the clock too closely.

I know we have some Catskills area riders (Sal Paradise, I'm looking at you) who could probably suggest some great 150-250 mile routes, along with restaurants for lunch and dinner and possible stayover spots. If anyone's interested, post up and we can start looking at possible dates.

Anyone else have any ideas for events we should plan for?
__________________
Ninja -> Ninja -> CBR -> Moto Guzzi -> SV650 -> Nighthawk -> VFR800 -> Bonneville and THAT'S FINAL!
marcsiry is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-26-2010, 05:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
World SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: 2005 Sportster
 
gabbydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Southern New Jersey
Posts: 1,838
Hi Marc,
This is a great idea, thanks for taking the time. I have interest in just aboiut every of your entries. Hopefully, I'll be able to come through.

Another popular event that might be do-able for you guys is Triumph Come Home. June 17, 18, 19. Spring Grove, PA http://www.triumphcomehome.com/triumphcomehome.html
gabbydad is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-26-2010, 09:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 1976 T140 Triumph
 
giacomo67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Jersey-USA
Posts: 506
would love to meet up with you guys at the Javits center.Friday after work sounds great.I get out at 3:30 and can be there by 4pm.Looking to get a new Triumph, will be able to get some ideas on what I want.Thanks for putting this thread together.
giacomo67 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-26-2010, 10:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: 2011 Bonneville T100
 
ALPINE STAR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bergen County, NJ
Posts: 327
Other Motorcycle: wait...there are OTHERS ?
Marc...great post. Hope you had a great holiday...

1) I will be attending this on Friday also. I will be there as early as possible because as we all know, this can become a mad house...If we are meeting is there a set time/place ? Count me in...

2) Nice idea here. Like a meet-n-greet-n-eat..lol There is a dynamite Mexican joint in Weehawkin called Charritos. Minutes from the city and great food. Not bad margaritas too...
I'm in wherever it is...

3) Track Day ? YES YES and YES again.... Last track day I went to was the SRT experience at Englishtown. Last bike track track I went to was Watkins Glen, many moons ago for the old Keith Code school. So count my rusty ass in for that too...

4) Triumph Bash.. I really wanted to go but I will not be able to make it. My little ones B'day falls smack dab in the middle. This one would be a tough sell with mama...

5) Rat's in the Cats...great name that has to stick...
I will be in for this one.
My good friend owns the Valley Brook Inn in Wurstboro.. He rides and has thrown some really great bashes there. I'm sure he would give us a group discount if we were inclined to stay there.
__________________

"Don't weep big city sheep, I'm just trapped in your hemisphere"

Last edited by ALPINE STAR; 12-26-2010 at 10:57 PM.
ALPINE STAR is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2010, 01:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
Forum Liaison
Site Supporter
SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: XT1200Z
 
BlackTigNYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: new york city
Posts: 1,539
Other Motorcycle: Duc?
My plan, as of now, is to hit the show on friday right about opening time (12 p.m.). That might have to be adjusted depending on work obligations, but I would be open to meeting up with anyone around that time. There are quite a few bikes that I want to throw a leg over this year so I'm trying to avoid the masses.


I would be interested in some of the other upcoming events you mentioned, as well.
BlackTigNYC is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2010, 08:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 09 Speed Triple
 
Dan GSR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NY, Long Island
Posts: 688
crap, of course my friend scheduled a ski trip the same weekend of the bike show
__________________
09 Matte Black Speed Triple
MIVV GP carbon exhaust, grip puppies, tech spec tank pad, daytona brake light, brake light modulator, kisan headlight modulator, hella super tones.
Dan GSR is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-29-2010, 12:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: Bonneville SE
 
marcsiry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Jersey / NYC
Posts: 534
Other Motorcycle: Guzzi gone!
OK, I'll probably open a new thread for this, but I'm thinking the preliminary plan for the show will be Friday, three meet times at the Triumph booth by the new Speed Triple: 12 noon, 3pm, and 6pm.

That way you can meet people just to say hi, or to tour the show, or whatever.

Dinner will be 8PM at a nearby restaurant (TBD, looking into it now).

I'll open a new thread shortly with specific booth location, floor plans, contact #s, etc. as well as restaurant info.
__________________
Ninja -> Ninja -> CBR -> Moto Guzzi -> SV650 -> Nighthawk -> VFR800 -> Bonneville and THAT'S FINAL!
marcsiry is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-29-2010, 09:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 09 Speed Triple
 
Dan GSR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NY, Long Island
Posts: 688
i might come back, just for this
__________________
09 Matte Black Speed Triple
MIVV GP carbon exhaust, grip puppies, tech spec tank pad, daytona brake light, brake light modulator, kisan headlight modulator, hella super tones.
Dan GSR is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2011, 07:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 1976 T140 Triumph
 
giacomo67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Jersey-USA
Posts: 506
For the Javits show.Progressive Ins. has a $4 discount.Go to www.motorcycleshows.com and put in code PRONY685.The guys at NYCvinmoto will have a booth up again this year with some vintage bikes on display.
giacomo67 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2011, 07:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
New Member
Production 125
Main Motorcycle: Sir Scrambalot
 
devondunphy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Troy, NY
Posts: 7
Other Motorcycle: 2011 Scrambler
Extra Motorcycle: 1975 Kawasaki KZ400
I will be blasting through for the Bennington bash Sunday I hope, will be the only day I can make it there. It's a nice short ride from Albany to there.
__________________
Cheers,
Devon
devondunphy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone planning on going? Nickwiz Twins Talk 15 01-28-2009 12:32 PM
Bad planning Wombat Biker Hang-Out 14 10-28-2007 04:17 PM
Planning some trips R100Pilot Speed Triple Forum 2 12-08-2006 09:40 PM
Trip planning TorqueyT Tiger Chat 36 03-22-2005 04:04 AM
Planning the Circle-W JasonS Ride / Trip Reports 7 03-19-2005 04:25 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:45 PM.



Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0