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BumbleBeeDave 04-07-2021 09:27 AM

Deerfield Gravel Weekend in July
 
I'm working as a guide on this weekend tour in early July. It's not associated with D2R2 but obviously uses some of the same roads. But some great riding. PM me if you want details.

Thanks!

BBD

jroam 05-01-2021 06:28 AM

You lost me at $1295.

BumbleBeeDave 05-03-2021 03:23 PM

Fair enough . . .
 
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Originally Posted by jroam (Post 2920717)
You lost me at $1295.

If you're already familiar with the Deerfield area and already can manage your own routes and don't mind camping someplace, then yeah, extravagant. But if you've never been to the area before and want to stay someplace nice, then consider what you get:
  • 3 nights at Deerfield Inn. Nice place–normally $260 per night
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Guides who know the area
  • Pre-planned routes
  • Van support
  • Snacks and everything else a van can carry on the ride
  • . . . and yeah, a water bottle and a jersey
Consider it in that context.

BBD

R3awak3n 05-03-2021 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by BumbleBeeDave (Post 2921895)
If you're already familiar with the Deerfield area and already can manage your own routes and don't mind camping someplace, then yeah, extravagant. But if you've never been to the area before and want to stay someplace nice, then consider what you get:
  • 2 nights at Deerfield Inn. Nice place–normally $260 per night
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Guides who know the area
  • Pre-planned routes
  • Van support
  • Snacks and everything else a van can carry on the ride
  • . . . and yeah, a water bottle and a jersey
Consider it in that context.

BBD

I did not think the price was anything crazy with all that is included. People need to get paid for their services and in the grand scheme of thing I doubt anyone is making a gigantic profit

BumbleBeeDave 05-04-2021 09:01 AM

Yep, that's my point.
 
Factor in the research I've done on routes and trips to pre-ride to make sure of a seamless experience and I don't feel this is outrageous.

Also keep in mind you're getting three nights lodging plus nine meals.

That "big event" they have there has one vibe. This will have a different vibe on the same roads. That's all.

BBD

djg21 05-05-2021 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by R3awak3n (Post 2922000)
I did not think the price was anything crazy with all that is included. People need to get paid for their services and in the grand scheme of thing I doubt anyone is making a gigantic profit

Nor did I all things considered.

As an aside, it really annoys me when threads on Paceline are hijacked to complain about the cost of a service or item that is offered for sale by an forum advertiser or another forum member in a classified. If you don’t want to, or can’t afford to, pay for the service or item, just move on. There is no need to post gratuitous comments that come of as immature and perjorative.

overmyhead 05-09-2021 05:46 AM

Having been on larger trips elsewhere I personally think that’s a great deal. Of course, I do know the area and am slightly acquainted with Dave. He wouldn’t steer you wrong. I myself am still a bit tentative booking anything after the last year of troubles but if not for that I would jump on this. Maybe next year if it becomes an annual.

BumbleBeeDave 06-13-2021 11:09 AM

I went over to Deerfield last weekend . . .
 
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. . . to ride these routes, iron out any flaws, and just generally enjoy the ride. I did indeed find a few spots that probably need to be eliminated, and a few new ones to add. Myself, friend Steve, plus AngryScientist and CNYrider stayed at a campground. But for the July 4th weekend tour we will be at the Deerfield Inn right in the middle of Historic Deerfield.

It's gonna be a GREAT weekend! :banana: :banana: :banana:

PM me if you're interested in going along.

BBD

Peter P. 06-13-2021 12:09 PM

I visited the event homepage. That's a forum member on the left of the photo!

BumbleBeeDave 06-13-2021 12:25 PM

Yep!
 
That's Weisan-Pal!

BBD

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Originally Posted by Peter P. (Post 2941611)
I visited the event homepage. That's a forum member on the left of the photo!


CNY rider 06-13-2021 02:35 PM

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Here's a couple of our fearless leader.
Should be a great 4th of July event!

BumbleBeeDave 06-13-2021 05:20 PM

Wow . . .
 
I don't look very happy in that one photo! :eek:

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Originally Posted by CNY rider (Post 2941675)
Here's a couple of our fearless leader.
Should be a great 4th of July event!



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