OFFICIAL D2D 2012 20th

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Fighter, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Mark your calendars ..... D2D12 dates are now official.
    June 21 and 22, 2012.


    Let's use this tread for questions/answers/details re: this fantastic "gathering".
    AKBeemer can will go ahead and start the "Who's Going to D2D12" list on a separate thread.

    2012 will mark our 20th anniversary in Dawson and I expect we'll have a record turnout.
    More later.
    Giddy Up
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  2. willys

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    Yehaw!!!

    Anything special happening because of the 20th Anniversary? Not that it needs it, just asking.....lol

    Guess I should start exercising a bit to get ready for the ride......this sitting at a desk just ain't cutting it....lol:huh

    I'll be dragging another old Englishman with me this year........gotta out number you Yanks somehow.....:lol3

    Any way....it was such a great time last year and I have to come back and do it all again, well maybe not all of it.....coming of at 80 on the Dempster in the fog and rain wasn't in the plan last year or next year!:huh But we're going up again....just because my piece of paper got wet and I can't frame it in that condition, now can I??:evil:deal

    See you all up there....can't wait!:freaky
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  3. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Everything will be special this year considering that we've been after it for all these years.

    A big thank you to AKBeemer for convincing the powers that be to make the D2D12 sign up a sticky. :clap:clap:clap:clap
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  4. f650624

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    Considering that Trrrrible T and I have had our reservations for that weekend for several months now it's good that you didn't change the date. And yes, we had the reservations and I still don't have a "pass" yet. Another missed spousal birthday. Only got to +57F here today.
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  5. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Yay! :ricky
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  6. TSD

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    Will be heading to the D2D and am trying to time landing in Dawson at the right time... Planing on making reservations at the Downtown Hotel - but wasn't sure if the fun starts on Thursday night or Friday (or both)? Maybe I'll just make reservations for Thursday and Friday night... Assume things will fill up fast. Suggestions?
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  7. KHuddy

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    Did you read the info provided in the sign-up thread? That may help you.
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  8. willys

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    When does that campsite in Dawson close it's doors or has it already? If so, when do they open back up again.....was the best place to stay...imho.:deal
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  9. marbee40

    marbee40 Some Fear is Good

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    AKB and Fite,
    THANK YOU! Now I can put in for vacation and get this ball rolling.

    Not to be Debbie Downer but the sticky has one lil itty bitty boo-boo:

    "Get your Dust to Dawson 2010 fender sticker for your bike" Not that I wouldn't mind some vintage bling, but I didn't earn it. :evil

    C ya'll there. Motard Boy is STOKED!
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  10. TSD

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    Yup - read the post about 3x and sounds like things happen on Friday - but wasn't real clear to me where things started and ended. I'll keep an eye on the thread and will surely figure things out in the next 7 months... :D

    Just don't want to schedule around midnight on Friday and find out that it was midnight on Thursday that things really happened.... I am going to be hauling ass to make it up there on time - got about 7 days to get there from Phila - few stops along the way...
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  11. KHuddy

    KHuddy Big Sky Country

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    Thursday has no "scheduled" events. It is important to get to the Downtown Hotel to sign-up for the diner and poker run. Also you can buy a t-shirt. Most importantly you can spend the afternoon and evening meeting folks, telling lies and buying beer. Friday is the poker run around noonish; diner at 7 (help with set-up before hand); games following the diner and group photo and posting of the bikes at midnight.
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  12. TSD

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    Thanks! All is clear now. Just gotta get there - D2D should be the icing on the cake. Can't wait to meet some of these folks I have seen on line for the last year or so. Probably never be the same...
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  13. willys

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    Just a question....while I'm flying on meds here.....is there a person who I can send the funds to for the dinner etc prior to doing it on the day so to speak?
    Any pics or ideas of the "T" shirt for this event??? Gotta be something good looking for this big aniversary.....no...?:freaky
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  14. FlyRescue

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    Woohoo we're all excited about being there once again. The parents have already been planning their next big ride.
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  15. The Dick

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    Gold Rush campground closed about mid Sept. and usually opens late April or early May. I am sure that they have a web page and you can contact them through that for reservations, Pat and Dianne. If you run into any problems and need help, just let me know.

    Cheers
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  17. Fighter

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    Wow! There's no question about that answer. :deal:deal:deal


    Banquet tickets will be available at noon on THURSDAY.
    Not before.
    At last report our host The Dick was working on finding a larger venue in order to feed more folks.
    Hopefully that will work out and no-one will be sent home hungry.
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  18. willys

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    I remember last summer it was pretty crowded ......168 wasn't there? How many showed this year? How many will the old building hold?:freaky
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  19. Fighter

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    Over 200 in 2010
    Old dining hall 140 max for fire concerns.
    Counter-steering committee working to remedy that situation for 2012.
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  20. willys

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    Great...I'd hate to have riden across the continent only to find out there wasn't enough room for my now skinny arse!!!:evil:huh
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