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Title: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on January 12, 2018, 07:10:51 pm
Dog Days of Summer has been added to the NE Schedule.
http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDisplayNew.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=247769&mo=8&tDate=%7Bd%20%272018%2D08%2D12%27%7D (http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDisplayNew.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=247769&mo=8&tDate=%7Bd%20%272018%2D08%2D12%27%7D)

Folks, Rooms are in limited supply this year in Staunton. There is a HUGE pipeline project taking place there are hundreds of workers staying in town.

If you're coming to Dog Days you need BOOK YOUR ROOM ASAP.................

Always a fun weekend, great location and great riding.
See you soon.
Jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: 4Bikes on January 12, 2018, 10:17:52 pm
Jason
I did my first Dog Days last year and enjoyed it. The roads were superb. And the restaurants and discussions were great.  Thanks for setting this up again along with the fair warning about the rooms.  :motonoises: :great:
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on January 13, 2018, 02:19:37 pm
Jason
I did my first Dog Days last year and enjoyed it. The roads were superb. And the restaurants and discussions were great.  Thanks for setting this up again along with the fair warning about the rooms.  :motonoises: :great:

I'm glad you enjoyed yourself! Staunton is by far our favorite destination for a weekend getaway.
Something for everyone. Great riding, a very affordable motel in a great downtown setting and wonderful places to eat!
BOOK THOSE ROOMS.
jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gMitch on January 22, 2018, 07:43:53 pm
I booked a room for three nights. Thur - Sat.
Desk Guy could not change the reservation name to me, so still under gsjay.
When he asked for credit card info, I told him to keep it under that name also........................                                                                                                                             just kidding  :nananana:

Will be in WV the week before and wind up in Staunton for DD. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on January 28, 2018, 02:04:30 pm
This map has some great riding near Staunton.

https://americaridesmaps.com/products/1-great-rides-near-the-start-of-the-blue-ridge-parkway

jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on February 15, 2018, 09:28:13 pm
8 people registered....................

Have you eaten here?
http://www.snapdragonpho.com/ (http://www.snapdragonpho.com/)

One of my favorites!

BOOK THOSE ROOMS!
jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on February 21, 2018, 11:36:05 am
you guys riding dual sports could do some of the Mid Atlantic Back Country Discovery route.
https://ridebdr.com/MABDR

section 3 on the interactive map.

jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Wayne on February 27, 2018, 12:53:24 am
Called today and was told no rooms available.
Wayne
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on February 27, 2018, 11:46:00 am
Called today and was told no rooms available.
Wayne

Wayne, call in the morning when Bob or his wife are working the desk...............
I'll reach out to them but won't have time until later in the day.
jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on February 27, 2018, 09:00:27 pm
Called today and was told no rooms available.
Wayne

Wayne, call in the morning when Bob or his wife are working the desk...............
I'll reach out to them but won't have time until later in the day.
jason

Room block is in the system starting Aug 2..........
That's why he couldn't find it.
Call again.
Jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Pittsburgh_Clem on February 27, 2018, 10:00:36 pm
Just called and not blocked yet. He said to call Bob in the am. Does this mean I have to open my beautiful eyes at an ungodly hour  ;)
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on February 27, 2018, 11:08:32 pm
Just called and not blocked yet. He said to call Bob in the am. Does this mean I have to open my beautiful eyes at an ungodly hour  ;)
Clem,
You have to ask for Aug 2nd for him to find the blocked rooms..........
I just got off the phone with the front desk guy. It's in there.
Call back!
jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Pittsburgh_Clem on February 28, 2018, 01:19:53 am
Just called and not blocked yet. He said to call Bob in the am. Does this mean I have to open my beautiful eyes at an ungodly hour  ;)
Clem,
You have to ask for Aug 2nd for him to find the blocked rooms..........
I just got off the phone with the front desk guy. It's in there.
Call back!
jason

Roger that Ghost rider
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Pittsburgh_Clem on February 28, 2018, 02:10:41 am
 Got a room with 2 beds if anyone want to share  I like sharing :beerchug:
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on February 28, 2018, 02:19:12 am
Got a room with 2 beds if anyone want to share  I like sharing :beerchug:

Spooner or Spoonee??

j
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Pittsburgh_Clem on February 28, 2018, 04:45:09 pm
Got a room with 2 beds if anyone want to share  I like sharing :beerchug:

Spooner or Spoonee??

j


I ain’t shy
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Wayne on March 01, 2018, 12:12:46 am
Booked a room today with no problem .
Thanks Jason
Wayne
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on March 03, 2018, 03:16:30 am
http://www.roadrunner.travel/magazine/read/july-august-2014/page/58/. (http://www.roadrunner.travel/magazine/read/july-august-2014/page/58/.)

Good read.
j
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on March 05, 2018, 12:32:23 pm
I was in Staunton this past weekend.............

Good news! A new Donut Shop is opening just across the parking lot from the HO JO!

Other great news. The Roads around Staunton are still GREAT!!!

Book those rooms.
jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Chuck Landis on March 05, 2018, 01:07:38 pm
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM DONUTS
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Pittsburgh_Clem on March 06, 2018, 12:17:11 am
I was in Staunton this past weekend.............

Good news! A new Donut Shop is opening just across the parking lot from the HO JO!

Other great news. The Roads around Staunton are still GREAT!!!

Book those rooms.
jason

Did it take the place of the over priced odd Taco place
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on March 06, 2018, 02:16:49 am
I was in Staunton this past weekend.............

Good news! A new Donut Shop is opening just across the parking lot from the HO JO!

Other great news. The Roads around Staunton are still GREAT!!!

Book those rooms.
jason

NO, the taco place is still there ........
j

Did it take the place of the over priced odd Taco place
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on March 08, 2018, 08:58:32 pm
as of today 3/8/18 there are 14 people signed up for Dog Days...........

I'm sure I'll drag 5 or 6 along from Johnstown.
Gonna be a good one!

Remember, BOOK THOSE ROOMS NOW because there is a HUGE PIPELINE PROJECT IN TOWN THIS SUMMER AND ROOMS WILL BE SCARCE.......
jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: 4Bikes on April 02, 2018, 02:04:54 pm
I got tired of the winter hanging on, so I headed down to Staunton for a long weekend of riding. I mapped out new routes and for the ride down hugged the eastern side of of Skyline Drive from Front Royal to the start of the Blue Ridge Parkway. What beautiful countryside, and twisty roads.  For the ride back, I took the ultra divine route 250 into WV and headed up to Senaca Rocks. Jason knows all of this of course, which is why this place is his stomping grounds.  :motonoises: Bob says hi.
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on April 11, 2018, 12:02:44 am
Here's a neat little article I found about Staunton...........

http://www.thedrive.com/travel/450/get-off-your-a**-and-drive-to-staunton-virginia (http://www.thedrive.com/travel/450/get-off-your-a**-and-drive-to-staunton-virginia)


jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on April 12, 2018, 10:32:07 pm
I'm thinking about a run to Staunton this weekend..............

Anyone want to come along?

Saturday/Sunday?

Jason
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Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on April 15, 2018, 06:50:24 pm
I'm thinking about a run to Staunton this weekend..............

Anyone want to come along?

Saturday/Sunday?

Jason


Well I did indeed run to Staunton. Great weekend trip. The routes from my home to Staunton are just wonderful!
Staunton looks good. Flowers blooming and spring is springing for sure. It was 85 Degrees.

I did start to see beginnings of the Pipeline Project. They have a huge pipe depot just south of Seneca Rocks.

This project is taking LOTS of Motel rooms all summer in Staunton. So BOOK THOSE ROOMS ASAP, you can always cancel if you can't make it.
jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: 4Bikes on April 17, 2018, 12:31:26 pm
Room booked Thursday thru Sunday.  The direct phone number for the HJ hotel front desk is 1-540-886-5330.  Cant wait to ride down there again.   :motonoises:
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Tommyhof on April 29, 2018, 04:21:19 pm
Room booked 2-5 Aug.  :beerchug:
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Roger 123 on April 29, 2018, 06:41:59 pm
Good job, looking forward to this!
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on June 03, 2018, 12:12:11 pm
http://dbbrewingcompany.com/ (http://dbbrewingcompany.com/)

Nice looking lunch stop suggestion.
They even have an onsite campground.

jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Dusty_Strom on June 12, 2018, 01:08:00 pm
I'm in!   :great:

Along with Boosthound (Paul) --- as you know two VERY dependable guys  :)   

So it looks like the Four Horseman of COG will be riding again!

Dusty
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Pittsburgh_Clem on June 13, 2018, 11:51:02 pm
I'm in!   :great:

Along with Boosthound (Paul) --- as you know two VERY dependable guys  :)   

So it looks like the Four Horseman of COG will be riding again!

Dusty



O BOY  A porn star :great: :beerchug:
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on June 18, 2018, 02:03:23 am
This room block will be let go soon...………..

If you're coming you need to get your room booked ASAP.

I think we have 17 people signed up at this point.

jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Boosthund on June 18, 2018, 02:33:13 pm
Well, Clem, it looks like excessive self-flagellation has clouded your judgment.

FYI, my moniker, "Boosthund" (if that's the one you were referencing), is part of a phrase playfully describing man's best friend, taken from James Joyce's "Finnegan's Wake."

I hope that with this information you can give your hand, and its love object, some much needed rest.

Best regards,
Boosthund.
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on June 24, 2018, 07:06:33 pm
Anyone else need a room for this event you better call ASAP...………….

Rooms are tight this year in Staunton due to a pipeline project.

1 540 886 5330

We were there is weekend and had a blast! Great riding, great town, cold beer!

Jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on July 16, 2018, 04:27:11 pm
I don't have any Route Sheets to hand out for this event...……..

I did provide some links to maps earlier in this post.

Do any of you that are coming have routes to share? Can you post here or bring some printed copies?

I'll be getting in Thursday evening.............

jason
cog 32
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: 4Bikes on July 16, 2018, 06:35:14 pm
I know of at least 5 also coming in Thursday, including me.  Sorry I don't have any day routes from the hotel.  I do have routes coming into and leaving Staunton from home. 
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Spackler on July 17, 2018, 07:02:19 pm
The pipeline project has been delayed, so you shouldn’t have that to contend with.
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on July 18, 2018, 07:25:11 pm
Looks like 20 registered...……….

I think this event should be drawing twice this many attendees!
Am I missing something that we're not getting a better turnout?
Should we change something next year?

Jason
cog32
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: 4Bikes on July 18, 2018, 09:47:37 pm
Let’s review the past experiences to see what can be improved.
-have an awesome ride down on great roads to Stuunton with good friends.
-eat a lot of good local food and drink some really good local beer.
-ride the next day one more awesome roads if that’s possible.
-hang out in the parking lot/lobby and talk about a bunch of stuff with old and new friends
-repeat the last three items
-repeat the last four items.
-ride home on new and great roads with friends.

What needs improvement?
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Pittsburgh_Clem on July 20, 2018, 11:25:00 pm
Let’s review the past experiences to see what can be improved.
-have an awesome ride down on great roads to Stuunton with good friends.
-eat a lot of good local food and drink some really good local beer.
-ride the next day one more awesome roads if that’s possible.
-hang out in the parking lot/lobby and talk about a bunch of stuff with old and new friends
-repeat the last three items
-repeat the last four items.
-ride home on new and great roads with friends.

What needs improvement?

 :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug:
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on July 22, 2018, 03:19:55 pm
Dog Days weekend in Staunton, Va. is two weeks out.

http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDisplayNew.cfm (http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDisplayNew.cfm)…

I know of a couple guys looking for rooms mates to share the cost. Yell out if you're interested.

Looks like we'll have a nice crowd, with 20 registered and I'm sure some stragglers...…………

See you in Staunton!
Jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Dusty_Strom on July 29, 2018, 10:59:24 am
Getting ready to depart... might sound early but am riding up to DC (for work) and will head down to Dog Days from DC on Friday afternoon (perhaps riding with Boosthund). 

Would say "see you in Staunton" but of course until we meet up with Roger 123 and Roger's Close Personal Buddy I won't have any big purple lines to follow... Could end up anywhere!
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Roger 123 on July 29, 2018, 06:00:11 pm
I put a route together from the HoJo's to Highs Diner and back.

Email me at someror@gmail.com and I can send it to you.
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on July 29, 2018, 10:11:11 pm
I put a route together from the HoJo's to Highs Diner and back.

Email me at someror@gmail.com and I can send it to you.


I was there today!!
What a great weekend of riding! 250 and 39 are just soooo.....much fun and the weather was perfect.
Don't forget to bring your swim suit. The HOJO pool is awsome!

jason

Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Roger 123 on July 29, 2018, 10:44:33 pm
I put a route together from the HoJo's to Highs Diner and back.

Email me at someror@gmail.com and I can send it to you.


I was there today!!
What a great weekend of riding! 250 and 39 are just soooo.....much fun and the weather was perfect.
Don't forget to bring your swim suit. The HOJO pool is awsome!

jason


CANNON BALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: works4me on July 30, 2018, 01:03:23 am
High’s is under new management / owners.
Sadly, is just not the same.
Been eating there for 15 years and for the
first time I was disappointed.
I hope they improve.
In the meantime, I’ll be checking out
the Gateway.
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: 4Bikes on July 30, 2018, 10:51:41 am
I put a route together from the HoJo's to Highs Diner and back.

Email me at someror@gmail.com and I can send it to you.
I attached Roger's Route to High's Diner for download.


Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: 4Bikes on July 31, 2018, 11:27:41 am
Message from Roger:
I added a couple more legs for a second days ride.

Roger

See attached.
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on July 31, 2018, 10:50:48 pm
Have you seen this ?????

https://visitstaunton.com/stauntons-global-cuisine/

We're going to eat well.

jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: 4Bikes on August 01, 2018, 10:37:03 am
Two things were making it a challenge to get away to VA for four days.  Then the biggest issue hit, which is falling behind on three major projects with deadlines, so in the end I'm blaming it on work.  I'm out.    >:(
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gMitch on August 01, 2018, 05:54:20 pm
Sitting on BRP south of Staunton at the moment. Sunny and fair weather clouds. Been dodging rain And camping pretty successfully since Monday. Route planning has been fluid and flexible. Have run 33, 39- was just in Goshen pass. Come on down!
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on August 02, 2018, 02:02:16 am
See you tomorrow evening Mitch...……….

Should be there before dark.

jason
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Roger 123 on August 02, 2018, 09:25:55 am
I’ll be heading out in and hour or two, I decided to say F it and take today off as well, was planning on leaving work around noon anyway.

Taking 60 out to the Amherst area then will work my way north through the forrest on any crooked little dirt roads that I can find.
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: Jack Frederick on August 02, 2018, 09:30:42 am
Heading out in 15 minutes.
Title: Re: Dog Days of Summer, Staunton, Va. Aug 3-5
Post by: gsjay on August 05, 2018, 09:18:04 pm
Well despite the wet weather I think everyone would agree that we had a great weekend! (except Dave)............

I think there where about 21 in attendance.

Next years dates at Aug 15, 16, 17...........
Same location.

Full report in the newsletter.
Jason
Cog 32