FJR1300 Eastern Owners Meeting - 2022 - Flatwoods, WV - September 15-18th, 2022

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What: 2022 FJR1300 Eastern Owners Meet (EOM)

The venue and staff in Flatwoods was just too good to pass up a round 2. It has been a while since I've had such a positive experience with interactions with a venue staff and management. It takes what can be a very stressful behind the scenes time and turns it into a completely enjoyable experience from start to finish. There were enough enjoyable roads in the general area to support a return as well. We are hoping the state of things allows for the on-site restaurant to be at full service and capacity this September, but only time will tell. I will be working on the website and social media updates this week. There will be an event on facebook, as well as advertised on the FJRIders.com Facebook group.

When: September 15-18, 2022

Where:
Days Inn Flatwoods Conference Center
350 Days Dr, Sutton, WV 26601
Reservations: 866-700-7284
The hotel is ready to accept reservations now (3/7/22)
Flatwoods.com

Details:
Group Room Rate: $86.39 + tax ($96.75 total per night)
On-site restaurant & bar:Visions Restaurant
EOM Banquet Saturday, September 17th, 2022 at 6:30pm – Buffet (staff served) style meal.
Registration will open on or about July 15th, 2022. Expect registration cost to be around $35-$38 per person.
Event shirts and FJRiders.com merchandise will be available with registration.
Routes will be posted on or around September 1st, 2022 for download on the EOM website (www.fjreom.com).

Event Schedule:(also at FJREOM/rally-info)
July 15th - Registration Open (Link to be posted here)
August 27th - Last day for shirt / merchandise orders
September 1st -Refund cut off date & Route Files posted & available for download (link to be posted here)
Thursday, 9/15 - Travel in (for most)
Friday, 9/16 - Go Ride, parking lot social
Saturday, 9/17 - Go Ride, Banquet @ 6:30p
Sunday, 9/18 - Travel out (for most)

Registration.

EOM 2022 Registration will open around July 15th, 2022. The registration and event merchandise are set up in the Attacktheroad e-commerce website located at www.attacktheroad.com/atrstore (Link)

EOM Registration (link) will be added here.

Registration includes rally swag, door prize raffle ticket and banquet dinner for one (1) in Flatwoods, WV on Saturday, September 17th. 2022, Registration will remain open until Friday, September 9th, 2022. Dinner addons after that date can be discussed on a case by case bases and will be allowed based on the hotel's ability to accommodate additional headcount for the meal.

Event merchandise. (Link) Event Merchandise – ATR Store (attacktheroad.com)

Rally logo shirts are available for purchase at this time as well. The 2022 Logo design is courtesy of FJRiders.com member LeeDavis. Cotton and Sport-tek shirts are available in short and long sleeve. There are women's shirts available as well. Side note regarding ladies shirts – if you do not see the size / color you need, please PM or email me. Merchandise orders will end on Wednesday, August 25th, 2022 in order to accommodate order and production lead time at our vendor.

FJRiders.com merchandise (Link) FJRiders Merchandise – ATR Store (attacktheroad.com)

FJRiders.com merchandise is also available for order during this time as well – these items will be delivered at the EOM event as well. Please contact me if you'd like to have a merchandise order shipped to you.

If you have not already made reservations at the hotel, I would suggest doing that before the room block is released.

If you have questions regarding orders or registration, please post here, PM or email me (Wayne - aka extrememarine) and I will respond as soon as possible.

Is it September yet?

Wayne
 

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very interested, posting to follow! there are a few FJR forums on FB, or I'm not very good at FB... Can you post a direct link?
 

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very interested, posting to follow! there are a few FJR forums on FB, or I'm not very good at FB... Can you post a direct link?
 

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It’s been a while since I’ve made it out to one of these - high time to do so. Rez is made. I’m looking forward to seeing all those shiny, happy faces again.
 

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Quick update:

Registration includes 68 guests as of today - some of the ‘usual suspects’ along with some new names / faces as well!

ExtremeMarine, ExtremeSightseer, SWP, JWilly, Boston, Tyler, FjrVfr, ElToroJoe, FishinVA, Burnspot, Wheaton, Huron52&Pam, Kornbread, BkerChuck, Dianne, Yummyam, RoadRunner&Richelle, JohnD, Andraise, DirtyBrownDog, CraigRegs, RacinRay, BeardBarreBokeh, GDSfjr03, LKLD, TigerWench, Danh600&Tina, RaYzerman, dcumpian, Mark, BigE, FloJo, Mipjk, Vabikebreaker, Madmudder, DeOppressoLiber, SteelGin, cota95, mlacomb, Intech & Spanky, Bluelitenin, Powerman, DIESELDAVE, Spanky, Mossyrocks, Bill Lumberg, Gizmo, Blind Squirrel, PhilJet09, Steve, Toter, FJRfarrier, Horse, IceStationZebra, Ozzy, PCRider, 1911&MRS1911, Chivvalry, Al Gas, Lanzos and hapybikn, Prestone, Majicmaker

Sponsors that have contibuted to the door prize raffle include (Please support our sponsors!)
 

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Registration Update:

81 guests registered – some of the ‘usual suspects’ along with some new names / faces as well!



ExtremeMarine, ExtremeSightseer, SWP, JWilly, Boston, Tyler, FjrVfr, ElToroJoe, FishinVA, Burnspot, Wheaton, Huron52&Pam, Kornbread, BkerChuck, Dianne, Yummyam, RoadRunner&Richelle, JohnD, Andraise, DirtyBrownDog, CraigRegs, RacinRay, BeardBarreBokeh, GDSfjr03, LKLD, TigerWench, Danh600&Tina, RaYzerman, dcumpian, Mark, BigE, FloJo, Mipjk, Vabikebreaker, Madmudder, DeOppressoLiber, SteelGin, cota95, mlacomb, Intech & Spanky, Bluelitenin, Powerman, DIESELDAVE, Mossyrocks, Bill Lumberg, Gizmo, Blind Squirrel, PhilJet09, Steve, Toter, FJRfarrier, Horse, IceStationZebra, Ozzy, PCRider, 1911&MRS1911, Chivvalry, Al Gas, Lanzos and hapybikn, Prestone, Majicmaker, BikerGeek, SoozeBG, retiresomeday, FJRPittsburgh, tbarnes, dancooper, DSBIKER&Wanda, CJFFJR, Spininprop, Hankerin, HotRodZilla, MrsZilla
 

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Am I asleep at the wheel? Have I gone blind? Am I just stupid? Did I miss the secret code word, or handshake? And don't be narrow minded, it could be any combination or all of those.
Are the GPS map downloads for EOM 2022 available yet? I've looked everywhere I know to look and clicked every link I can find to click but haven't found download files yet.
Would someone please point me in the right direction? Maybe a link?


Thanks,
dan
 
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Am I asleep at the wheel? Have I gone blind? Am I just stupid? Did I miss the secret code word, or handshake? And don't be narrow minded, it could be any combination or all of those.
Are the GPS map downloads for EOM 2022 available yet? I've looked everywhere I know to look and clicked every link I can find to click but haven't found download files yet.
Would someone please point me in the right direction? Maybe a link?


Thanks,
dan
Dan - working on final review over this weekend in between family commitments. The download link will be live no later than next Friday.
 

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Dan - working on final review over this weekend in between family commitments. The download link will be live no later than next Friday.
Thank you, I wasn't sure if it was just me!!
I wasn't going to bother you directly over the holiday weekend since it's family time for lots of folks. I am planning to leave home next Saturday, so that will be my last-minute project.

dan
 

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  1. St Marys - 201 miles

  2. Spencer - 216 miles

  3. Snowshoe - 218 miles

  4. Short Route - 85 miles

  5. Parsons - 257 miles

  6. New River Gorge - 177 miles

I am trying to understand why there are 6 different routes posted for 6 different events; and yet there exists only one linked file available for ALL of these different routes with different events... What exactly am I missing?
 

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Great Question - I'll try to explain.

The single zip file that can be downloaded from the EOM website (here) contains a single compressed GPX file. A GPX file is the commonly used map / route format by Garmin GPS products (Garmin Zumo, etc). That single GPX file contains the 6 routes that were created for the EOM event based out of Flatwoods, WV. There is short description of each route with mileage summary and google maps image here for EOM attendees to preview them. These are not separate events, but provided as suggested day ride loops based out of the Days Inn in Flatwoods, WV (EOM HQ for 2022). These are route files are provided as suggestions for day rides based on information from local members and those of the group who have riden the area.

If a rider / guest at EOM doesn't have a GPS to load these routes into, there are options; there are GPX viewer apps for smartphones that will allow you to view or even navigate the route using your smartphone. There are opportunities to socialize with others at the event and find someone who does have a GPS and follow them on one of the routes. Or, you can even just 'wing it' and go explore.

Traditionally, EOM is a riding event - the focus of the event is to host it in an area that offers riding options for most - whether you're in the 2-up, smell the roses & scenery group or the tire melting, apex seeking crowd. Route / loop distance varies for that reason as well - something for most (because something for everyone would be nearly impossible). Shorter loops are nice if there's bad weather in the area or coming, longer loops are nice for those who seek out the challenge. One year, we had a "EOM500" loop - 500 miles of technical, twisty, & challenges rounds in NC and TN. A few attempted it, legend has it someone finished it.

Hope this helps - let me know if you have any other questions - here or via pm.

:)

Wayne

  1. St Marys - 201 miles

  2. Spencer - 216 miles

  3. Snowshoe - 218 miles

  4. Short Route - 85 miles

  5. Parsons - 257 miles

  6. New River Gorge - 177 miles

I am trying to understand why there are 6 different routes posted for 6 different events; and yet there exists only one linked file available for ALL of these different routes with different events... What exactly am I missing?
 

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Okay, color me curious, or color me dense, or both.
What is the Spkbuk Special route all about?
Is that route paved roads all the way through?
Or is that route something special for the ADV crowd?
I can't get GoogleMaps to duplicate that route.

dan
 

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Okay, color me curious, or color me dense, or both.
What is the Spkbuk Special route all about?
Is that route paved roads all the way through?
Or is that route something special for the ADV crowd?
I can't get GoogleMaps to duplicate that route.

dan

Dan,

Jim - Spklbuk on this forum as well as the other FJR community board and ADVrider is a local WV native and provided that route as an addition to the route package from last year. EOM was in Flatwoods last year (2021). Jim provided an indepth review of the that route over on the other forum and stated it is FJR friendly - no gravel, but some single lane paved portions.

EOM has also been posted in Lewisburg, WV; the routes from those events were exceptional, and Jim had much to do with that, even though he may never openly admit to it. I've followed Jim on numerous occasions, both on road and off, and each time it's a noteworthy experience.

The fact that GoogleMaps won't duplicate the route would be the first indicator that it's worth exploring.

One thing is for sure, unless your planning to spend a week in Flatwoods, selecting which loops to ride while you're there will be a difficult decision - there are no bad choices, only choices.

I hope this helps some, and enjoy!

Wayne
 

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Dan,

Jim - Spklbuk on this forum as well as the other FJR community board and ADVrider is a local WV native and provided that route as an addition to the route package from last year. EOM was in Flatwoods last year (2021). Jim provided an indepth review of the that route over on the other forum and stated it is FJR friendly - no gravel, but some single lane paved portions.

EOM has also been posted in Lewisburg, WV; the routes from those events were exceptional, and Jim had much to do with that, even though he may never openly admit to it. I've followed Jim on numerous occasions, both on road and off, and each time it's a noteworthy experience.

The fact that GoogleMaps won't duplicate the route would be the first indicator that it's worth exploring.

One thing is for sure, unless your planning to spend a week in Flatwoods, selecting which loops to ride while you're there will be a difficult decision - there are no bad choices, only choices.

I hope this helps some, and enjoy!

Wayne


I think that helps make one of my choices!! Thanks.

I asked because GoogleMaps usually won't route on dirt / gravel roads.

dan
 
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