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Compared to Tokyo lodging and food could be paid with your pocket lint.
Don't look for 5 star (3 even) in the Casey area- rooms about 10 miles away ran in the range around $40-50. The best times from what I gathered were right there camping at the track.
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Most people camped out last time. If you want to get a hotel room in the area, you should probably make reservations as soon as the location and date is verified (if it is at Casey). Last year Effingham had it's annual Corvette show the same weekend as the Spodefest. If this is the case again this year, it may be difficult to find a hotel room nearby if you wait until the last minute. There was over 5,000 entries in the Corvette show last year and it grows every year. Effingham is about 30 miles from Casey.
 

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Wow we would have a new longest travel award winner!!!

If you seen the posts following the last one you know how much fun it was. This yeaer should be bigger and better!!
 

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WorldWideRacer, glad to hear to plan to make the journey. I stayed in a motel in Casey last year. It aint bad for 40 a night. Cable Tv, hot shower and indoor plumbing. If Casey is the decided location I will post the name and phone # for the place we stayed at. Its less than 10 minutes away from the track.
 

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Last year Woodsrider got a room and some of us kicked in to pay for it so that we could get a shower. After three days there was a peculiar smell in the air ... must have been all of that corn!


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How much are tents over there (dome tents if you get them)? I'm trying to work out how much to save to get there this year & would want to do it on the real cheap.

The other thing is would there be spare bikes available for one total spode (me) & one spode (Henk)?

It would be real cool to meet as many as possible, but at this stage don't know if we will be able to make it (Henk's a bit more receptive to the idea this year hehe). The woman's ride would be awesome, but unfortunately way too soon.
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NEXT QUESTION:

My (never-rode-a-bike-in-her-life) wife may be drug along and wants to know a few details before she decides to go.
#1: How many other women/wives will be going?
#2. What other events are there to keep you busy (if riding everyday gets to be too much)?
#3: How large/far away is the nearest town?

I know, it is probably a little early to be able to answer these questions, but I would appreciate any info I can get ASAP.


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Originally posted by WWR:
My (never-rode-a-bike-in-her-life) wife may be drug along and wants to know a few details before she decides to go.
#1: How many other women/wives will be going?

There were several wives in attendance and I am sure more will attend this year

#2. What other events are there to keep you busy (if riding everyday gets to be too much)?

We had alot of people help out running events that they were not interested.
It was a HUGE help

#3: How large/far away is the nearest town?
Charleston is 25 minutes away and has everything you will need. (assuming its in the same place as last year)


I know, it is probably a little early to be able to answer these questions, but I would appreciate any info I can get ASAP.
 

biglou

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It has been my experience that help or assistance of any kind is there for the asking. Especially at the 'fest. Those that went last year will be an invaluble source of info for this year's event if it is at LTM. We are planning on staying for a day or two longer this year and also getting a room. We will help out in any way we can. Last year's 'fest was one of the best times I've ever had. This is a great little family we have here.
 
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Exactly what is spodefest. Sounds like a interesting event! Is it MX or trails or what? Will a TT-R250 be able to run in it? Just curious and sometime when will it be and where just an approximation! I will have to tell my dad about this event and maybe we might be able to hook up with all you DRN's

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A spodefest is the funnest thing you can particiapte in on two wheels. No one cares if you are fast or slow or if you are riding a new bike or an old beater. AJ was tearing up the track on a 125L last year and Offroader was riding an xr100 from time to time. If it is at LTM, Casey, There is a nice motocross track, trails and a natural terrain grass track.

Last year Wardy gave a riding seminar, we had a bunch of give aways, poker runs (night and day), motocross races, harescrambles and a lot of open riding for anyone any time.

I had never been in an atmosphere like at the Spodefest before. It was like hanging out with a bunch of old friends and you could ride as much or as little as a guy could stand. If you needed something there was always some one there to lend a hand.
 

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Hey Paul,

I get to Japan fairly often for my work (although I don't bring my bike).

Next time i get over there (should be next week) it would be great to get together and talk dirt biking - do you get to ride much in Japan?

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Is spodefest similar to festivess? Festivess for the rest of es
 

WWR

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Next question:

What requirements are there for bike registration? Spark arrestor requirements?

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Are travel trailers with generators allowed?? Children??? Don't you guys love all these stupid questions??
 
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