LABS 20th Anniversary Reunion & Family GetTogether - MotoGP - April 2019

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Re: * impending mega LABusas.oRg announcement *

WHEN: April 12-14, 2019!

1) Do your own thing, plan your own hotel/other arrangements

2) Let's all try to stay at the same hotel

3) Let's all pitch in and get a big assed mini-mansion to rent for the weekend

4) Let's do the campground thing

5) Let's do something else (suggest something)
Start a poll. Might be easiest to keep track of things...

I was leaning towards #2. I would like suggestions from those who have made the trip before for a suitable hotel. Not 5 star, not 2 star. Something fairly close to the track so I don't have to park my car... I can just Uber over for cheap. Walking would be even better.

Quick before everything fills up.
 
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So is this happening or not? Is no one staying at a hotel? I'll wait another week and make my own plans. Sure would be nice to be in the same 'plex as other LAB folk.
 
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Well, tell me if you think this is the wrong plan or not.

I want to wait till the new board is online.
The server we're hosted on also hosts multiple other boards.
So the updates we require on the server prior to the board upgrade, require planning and backup and updates on those other non-related boards.
Which is a major PITA for maverick web host guru Fever500.

Anyhow, so the thought is that once the new board is online, we send out mass emails to all forum members, advertising the party.
Then at that point, when everyone interested is on board, we decide on plans.

Problem is, where do we all stay at.
There is no single place since some will want camping, some will want hotel and some will want "other".

So all we can really do is to plan for the "majority".
And that requires we have all members onboard, which is the mass email result.

So do we wait till the new board is online?
Or do ya'll think we should just start the poll right now?

There are LOT of folks who don't visit often anymore but will be interested in the party.
About 1/3 of the "confirmed" are non-regulars now, due to past transgressions or various other reasons.
Such as being tired of political or racist threads.
Or tired of Dirty Pete's WW (which is apparently MIA now)... RIP DP.

We're all at a turning point here.
Labusas.oRg is about to start a new generation.
A new "thing".
A new "whatever".
If it were going to die, that would have already happened.
It didn't.
We live, motherfuckers. :fu:
 
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So do we wait till the new board is online?
Negative.

Or do ya'll think we should just start the poll right now?
Two polls. Now.

1) Hotel Reservations. Choices are the hotels in the area. Everyone is welcome to choose whatever hotel they want, but the poll will let others choose the majority hotel. Discounts may apply is a single group books a large number of rooms.

2) Camping spots. Choices are the camp grounds in the area.

The "others" will be a minority and can handle things via PM or otherwise.
 
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The main question is still: Where do we all meet in the evening?

What's the point of reunion, if everyone does their own thing and you never get to see half the people?
 
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unfortunately I’ve been outa town for awhile, should be back sometime in October.

On my return I was going to drive around the track area and do some scouting. If not to late I’ll do it in October. I’ll be looking for damn near anything to give us a “playa”. Land, building, home, whore house, whatever has the potential to work. Distance form 6th street may have to take a back seat to an affordable location.



...or it may just be a shit sandwich and everyman for himself.
 
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I'm going to try to spend the night before in Killeen or on Ft. Hood and then ride down with an old friend from there.

Unless we can find a great group place that won't cost two legs and an elbow?
 
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Okay, does anyone want to volunteer to put up a new thread/poll for this?
It's a family thing and I don't wanna be the only one doing stuff.

Pretty certain it's going to come down to two camps though.
One for the hotels and one for the campground.
Question is, do ya'll want the hotels close to 6th st (the city with partying) or hotels near the track, further from the city?

Or will someone with mega bucks jump in and rent us a mega house.
Or at least put down the deposit and then suffer through inevitable 1/4 of the confirmed who flake out and don't stay/pay their share.
 
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I guess it would be good to get a decision asap so we don't have to worry about losing out on reservation spaces.
 
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Just pointing out, there's always been people who don't reside for days at party sites. As long as there's a place the party is happening, some might stop by for an hour, some may stop by for a day, some may live there for 4 days. A hotel with lobby and bar/lounge or a rental house would be ideal.

A good early Meetup could happen at AF1's open house on (probably) evening of Thursday the 11 th.
 
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Just checking back in.... I didn't realize that dates were confirmed already. I'm definitely going... wouldn't miss it for anything. HOTEL for me & Shotlady. Has anyone picked/booked their hotel yet? I think it would be best to stay close to where the evening shenanigans are going to be happening, so it's easy to get back to the hotel afterwards... but I'm open to staying near the track too.

Has anyone booked their rooms yet?
 
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It's a family thing and I don't wanna be the only one doing stuff.
We (I anyway) don't mind a single point of information. Minimizes the confusion.

Question is, do ya'll want the hotels close to 6th st (the city with partying) or hotels near the track, further from the city?
Closer to the track. If the LAB group is concentrated at a hotel near the track, that is where the party will be.

Or will someone with mega bucks jump in and rent us a mega house.
That would be you.
 
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Okay, I'll try to organize a new thread this weekend.
Camping + Hotel and we need to figure out where to have a party or central go-to for everyone to meet up at all weekend+.
 
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Highside....laquinta near the track and downtown seemed reasonable last year. <$150/nite for 3 star
Thank you. It seems like there are many cooks in the kitchen trying to arrange something. I'm unsure where to stay. I was thinking about staying near town, since everyone will want to go out at night for dinner/drinks and will likely end up near the restaurants... and at the end of the night, I don't want to travel far to get to my bed. It seems like there is quite a bit of opinions on this. **confused** I'll brainstorm with the girls.
 
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The main question is still: Where do we all meet in the evening?

What's the point of reunion, if everyone does their own thing and you never get to see half the people?
yes where's the party. thats where I'll show up- I'll drive into blanco to see my folks for the day friday. probably smoke some weed with their neighbors. them mother fuckers are great. they sit there loading bowls taking about sweet baby jesus dropping f bombs.... well any way...where's the main gathering? I'll show.
 
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Shit Howdy! Just a large pole barn would suit this crew just fine.
Bathe in the water trough and drag a grill out for cookin' vittles on.
 
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Thanks for the ping. I've put it into my calendar. But it changes all the time, so I'll have to make the final call much closer to the event date. The fact that I have it in my calendar now, however, is a favorable sign. Could be an entertaining affair to say the least. Perhaps I'll bring a potato cannon, too.
 
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87 members now either "confirmed going", "probably going" or "wants-to-go-depending-on-ish".
 
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Fulltilt did you get the email?
We're wondering if that worked out okay cuz it's never been done before.
 
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I'll show if Johnnycheese does, he's my hero. :oops:
 
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I'll show if Johnnycheese does, he's my hero. :oops:
What's up, EZ!! How's life been??
I'll have to text Johnny about the reunion just in case he didn't get the email.

-CZ Eddie
 
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Thanks for the ping. I've put it into my calendar. But it changes all the time, so I'll have to make the final call much closer to the event date.
Ditto here.

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Turn4nicator Lives Matter...
Holy fuck, look who showed up!
Dude, I was just thinking about you and the Sagebrush Cantina the other day. I miss that place.

-CZ
 
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Just added SuzukiSuz from the NorCal chapter to the "maybe" list. :up:
Hey, SuzukiSuz!
 
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Unfortunately guys, I will not be able to make it. My lieutenant at work, so to speak, got herself knocked up and will be out for 3 months during that time period. We always operate a tight ship and most in the industry would argue we're short staffed, plus we are not filling her role with a temp, so I'll be working double time to make up for her absence. No chance I'll be able to ride or fly to Austin. Sucks too, because I was looking forward to the long ride, let alone meeting many of you.
 
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Skyfroggy, congrats!!!!
Does her husband know you're the 'froggy?!?!
I'm otherwise gonna ignore your post cuz you're coming next year.
You will find a way. :fu: :fu:
 
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30% discount tickets Coast. NOW
 
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Woops that was supposed to be COTA
 
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Valve adjust, cam chain replaced, Damn mechanic oil leak sealed. Cheetara is ready to roll to TX!

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Yup, call and get 'em! Sec 2 row 30 for those that want to be close.

Tell Travis you know tinhead. :up::cool:
 
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Please confirm or deny you are attending. Departure date 4/10 in the am
and arrival back on 4/15 in the am. Planning on working 1/2 day monday.
Space at a premium. This is where text messages are handy.:rolleyes:

So far I got me, my buddy Dan, and buddy Joe youse all met last GP.
I got air beds for 2 or 3 or 5 others.
 
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I guess the rest are waiting until Tuesday when tix are offered up to the unwashed masses aka those not hooked up like tinhead. :cool::p
 
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