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    ECHR 2007

    The 2007 East Coast Hawk Rally will be June 1-3 (Friday-Sunday) at The
    Natural Bridge Hotel, VA.

    --Area Google Map: <>
    --Website for the hotel: <>
    --Phone number for the hotel: 1-800-533-1410
    --*Starting next Tuesday (Feb. 6)* you will be able to make room
    reservations (more below) under "Honda Hawk Riders."

    I've decided to stay with this location due to its proximity to good
    riding, and to I-81. The hotel is very easy to find. The historic town
    of Lexington is approximately 10 miles up the road, and there's tons to
    do and see in the area (swimming/fishing in Goshen Pass, soaking in the
    springs of Warm Springs, etc.) if anyone wants to do something other
    than ride.

    I have reserved a block of "cottage" rooms for this weekend. The rates
    are $69./night, and the cottage rooms (there are 4-6 rooms per cottage)
    each have two double beds and their own bathroom (they're not as rustic
    as the word "cottage" makes them sound). Instead of disappearing to our
    individual rooms as in years past, we'll be able to hang out on the
    grassy area outside the cottage buildings, and I have been told that we
    can even have a cookout (I'm planning on one for Friday night). You can
    also pull your bikes/vehicles right up to the cottages. And as in years
    past, I am planning on a Saturday night dinner (prime rib buffet) in
    their main dining room. Note: The folks at the hotel will not be able
    to take your reservation until next Tuesday or Wednesday (it sounds like
    they're "low-tech" and need time to get our reservation block into their
    system). I will follow up with them on Tuesday, and will post a
    reminder here at that time.

    Let me know if you are planning to attend so that I can keep tabs on how
    many rooms we are taking up (and to quickly reserve more if it looks
    like we'll need to do so).

    About a month ago I had reserved a block of rooms for the weekend of
    June 8-10, but there was some confusion at the hotel (long story) and
    these rooms wound up being given away. I'm sorry if anyone has had
    difficulty planning because of this confusion. The good news is that we
    now have rally-friendly rooms locked in for this weekend, and if it
    looks like we'll be needing more we have time to arrange that, too.

    If you've never been to a Hawk Rally but are wondering why everyone
    always raves about what a good time they have, then you should seriously
    consider attending one of the rallies this year. The List is about the
    people, not the bikes. New folks are always welcome. You don't even
    need to own a Hawk to attend, you just need to be tapped in to what this
    List is about.

    Looking forward to seeing you at Natural Bridge.

    --John Kokola
    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

    Sounds like fun and its only about a 3.5 hr ride for me. Anyone else thinking about representing the Carolinas?