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Old October 23rd, 2006, 14:04   #16
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Note to all it is NOT an easy task to do ie doing a FEST.

Your group better be prepared to work as a team. Also be prepared to spend a lot of time planning and even more time doing.

Good luck!

BUT IN THE END IT'S ALL JIGGY
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 14:35   #17
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Volunteers are always appreciated for the fests.

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Old October 23rd, 2006, 18:50   #18
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BUT IN THE END IT'S ALL JIGGY
AFTER the end it's all jiggy. It the the 'leading up to' and the 'during' that really tries patience and friendships.
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 20:36   #19
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I could go for a Fest in summit county
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Old October 24th, 2006, 13:46   #20
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I will try to get something together in Louisville, KY. There are many vw enthusiasts in this city.
If I cannot get anything together here I will surely volunteer wherever it is held and expect me there for my first TDI Fest.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 13:51   #21
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Good to see some more interest. It is late, but not over yet. Think seriously folks. The deadline approaches. You dont have much more time for your bid!
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Old October 24th, 2006, 21:48   #22
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I bid for the GTG to come to Colorado!

I am talking with the city and community "big shots" about this and they love the idea! The corvette club, many HD(motorcycle) clubs, and at least two bicycle rides came by here this past summer, they want MORE!
There is a folk festival occurring the same LABOR DAY weekend, so hotels/motels will have to be bought up EARLY(not just reserved) !

Let's bring it HERE !

Pagosa Springs, Colorado
60 miles east of Durango,
285 miles(on 285 south) of Denver
457 from SLC, Ut
835 from Los Angeles
1.050 from Houston Pagosa is in the middle of the US !
1.097 from Saint Louis,Mo
1.137 From San fransisco,CA
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1,973 from King of Prussia(Philly)
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Old October 24th, 2006, 22:30   #23
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Thanks FRED for the extension date line! (for the GTG)


I am in Colorado, maybe I CAN get it organized here!
There are close to seven TDI owners here, I will contact them ASAP.
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Don't you...(anyone) think that it WOULD be FANTASTIC to have it in the mountains for ONCE? AND in the middle of the country?
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(60miles east of Durango on 160/14 from Wolf Creek Pass 10.300elev.)

Since you asked, I respectfully answer with a clear: NO.

I happened to be driving through US-160 in June, 2006 (while doing a 6,500+ summer road trip), and while the scenery was nice, I hate to say that there is NOTHING out there in Colorado to incorporate with a Fest.

The few little towns out there (Durango, Pagosa Springs, South Fork, Del Norte) are nothing but one-hour-or-less towns (meaning that towns have 10 streets or less, and one will be able to see and do, everything that there is to see and do, in one-hour or less). Thus, the area offers little or nothing to incorporate with a Fest, and Fest-related (or UNrelated) activities. Moreover, the place I stayed for the night in Durango was a dump (principally because the choices were to either stay in dump #1 or in dump #2). I chose dump #1 because I was dead tired after driving some 12hrs from Long Beach, CA.

So, in short, while I may have arguably harshly criticized the area for the purpose of hosting a Fest, I am calling it as I see it. The area might be great for skiing, but I think any serious area to be considered must offer a variety of "things" to do and see to accomodate various interests (in addition to Fest-related activities). Factors such as the availability of acceptable accomodations, "tourist" appeal, national attractions, etc..etc. are to be weighted heavily. For example, Philadelphia, in my opinion, had them all.

And by the way, who in their right mind is going to deny a kid his/her fundamental right to go visit the Magic Kingdom, and say hello to Mickey Mouse, because they chose to be 40 hrs and 2,500 miles away?

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Old October 25th, 2006, 00:12   #24
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Mr Fred: OUCH...

Well, I tried and you have got the word.
Hope that it,(the GTG) won't be too far away and that it is NOT flat and boring...

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Old October 25th, 2006, 11:01   #25
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I hate to say that there is NOTHING out there in Colorado to incorporate with a Fest.
OH PLEASE!!!
Mr Fred is intitled to an opinion, even a verbous & predjudiced one, but I disagree with his observations. Colorado has plenty to offer. If interest persists, we can move forward with Pagosa or look at Denver or Colorado Springs. I'm sorry, but I could give a rip about Mickey Mouse.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 11:34   #26
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Bottom line.......
If you want to host a TDI Fest! Follow Fred's instruction's above and submit a proposal......His original drop dead date was October 21.......
How much interest was there he obviously didn't have bids prior to that date!!
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Old October 25th, 2006, 11:57   #27
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So if the organizers do not get their proposals in by the end of this month there will be no TDI Fest??? Say it isn't so Or will it be pushed out a few weeks? If Florida gets it together they could have it a little later than Labor Day, although this would make it difficult for those who plan ahead and/or need the Fest to be on a holidy weekend.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 12:18   #28
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I would love it if someone decided to do another one in King of Prussia...but that's just me
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Old October 25th, 2006, 12:40   #29
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If he gets no proposal, I assume that means there will be no fest..........
I understand the FL bid went bust,so that's out......
I would be bummed also, I have been to all of them but 1!but the fest is a large undertaking and it takes a dedicated group of committed people to pull it off !! go to any of the previous organizers and ask....They will tell you
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Old October 25th, 2006, 12:48   #30
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Old Navy's GTG looked like a success. Midwest prices are some of the lowest in the nation...yeah, Montana will always beat them.

I tried to think about this from another perspective, instead of geographical distance, what about distance based on density of population?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_ce....S._population

If we throw a net encompassing a more lax standard, then you get a boundry of roughly

St Louis, MO - Memphis, TN - Nashville, TN - Little Rock, AR - Indianapolis, IN

Now I myself am up for an adventure and love the East Coast, some of the West, any mountain range, I could go on...but staying on task and thinking of the majority of people and their families and the needs of the many...well, it comes down to what is the point of convergence that does not extend beyond the majority of people and still encourages the travelers to travel afar.

At least we aren't planning a 'homecoming' like in the BMW clubs and heading to the factory for a GTG. I think heading south of the border would inconvience more than a few of the group.

And lest we not forget our neighbors to the north...bad me. Too bad I don't have census figures to work off Canada's population either, but I am guessing it would move the center closer to Indianapolis.

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