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Getting ready for AMA Vintage Days 2020 at Mid-Ohio 21 Apr 2020 18:41 #823880

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The Mid-Ohio site still shows AMA Vintage Days taking place the weekend after July 4th. I think they moved some of the May races but otherwise the schedule appears to be intact, so I grabbed a weekend pass. :)

The hotels around the track are mostly filled up for 10-12 July. Normally I stay in a decent mid-tier hotel about 7 miles away, but made reservations late this year and ended up in a nicer hotel (in the same area) so I wouldn't be 15+ miles away from the event. When I booked the hotel last week, even that place had only 5 rooms left.

The next step is to get the hitch receiver installed on the vehicle so I can bring a bike to the VJMC area. :)

Is anyone else here planning to go?
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Getting ready for AMA Vintage Days 2020 at Mid-Ohio 22 Apr 2020 06:10 #823900

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We are unless AMA pulls the plug.

We'd inquired to Mid-OH about a month ago about refund policies for vendor spaces re: outright cancellations due to CV-19. Response was Mid-OH would wait until AMA ruled GO/NO GO before making that decision.

Unrelated: An email from VJMC yesterday indicated their policy would be to evaluate & rule on each individual regional/national VJMC event GO/NO GO status 30 days prior to each scheduled VJMC event.

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Getting ready for AMA Vintage Days 2020 at Mid-Ohio 22 Apr 2020 11:55 #823950

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I have been going there for the past 5 years. It has been my only long distance yearly motorcycle ride. About 500 miles each way.
If Mid-Ohio wimps out, my backup plan is Barber in the fall.

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Getting ready for AMA Vintage Days 2020 at Mid-Ohio 22 Apr 2020 12:05 #823952

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Is anyone else here planning to go?

Only the suicidal.


We are unless AMA pulls the plug.

850 people died yesterday from the Chinese virus, you are risking your life.


An email from VJMC yesterday indicated their policy would be to evaluate & rule on each individual regional/national VJMC event GO/NO GO status 30 days prior to each scheduled VJMC event.

The decision will be June 10th.
There will still be thousands of people spreading the virus in June.

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I bought three project bikes last fall, I thought I went over board for a while but now I am happy to have them.
I walk five miles each day, 2.5 in the morning, 2.5 in the afternoon, rest of the day I work on old bikes.
Four vaccines have started clinical trials, phase 1 is a safety test to see if there any bad side effects followed by two more phases for efficacy (does it work).
Best hope is a vaccine in September, two companies are working on ramping up vaccine production before clinical trials complete, very risky (money), but this is a crisis.

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Getting ready for AMA Vintage Days 2020 at Mid-Ohio 22 Apr 2020 19:52 #824010

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slmjim+Z1BEBE wrote: We are unless AMA pulls the plug.

We'd inquired to Mid-OH about a month ago about refund policies for vendor spaces re: outright cancellations due to CV-19. Response was Mid-OH would wait until AMA ruled GO/NO GO before making that decision.

Unrelated: An email from VJMC yesterday indicated their policy would be to evaluate & rule on each individual regional/national VJMC event GO/NO GO status 30 days prior to each scheduled VJMC event.


Yep, I saw that email - will definitely be keeping an eye on things over the next couple months. If the event is canceled, it will be disappointing but not the end of the world. I figured waiting for the 30-day notification would lead to being in a hotel 40 miles away. :)

What are you planning to bring this year?
1979 KZ400 Gifted to a couple of nephews
1967 Yamaha YCS1 Bonanza
1980 KZ440B
1981 Yamaha XT250H
1981 KZ440 LTD project bike
1981 GPz550
2013 Yamaha FZ6R

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Getting ready for AMA Vintage Days 2020 at Mid-Ohio 22 Apr 2020 19:58 #824011

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ckahleer wrote: I have been going there for the past 5 years. It has been my only long distance yearly motorcycle ride. About 500 miles each way.
If Mid-Ohio wimps out, my backup plan is Barber in the fall.


I haven't made it to Barber yet. That's a longer trip but would definitely be worthwhile.
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Getting ready for AMA Vintage Days 2020 at Mid-Ohio 23 Apr 2020 06:52 #824041

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Nerdy wrote: What are you planning to bring this year?


IF we go:
The Wounded Z to sell.
An old Honda Hobbit moped to get around on.
Beer.

We're still ruminating on it. Lots to consider. Might just sacrifice the cost to protect our health & stay away. same for the VJMC National at Spring Mill.

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Getting ready for AMA Vintage Days 2020 at Mid-Ohio 03 Jun 2020 09:43 #827211

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As of this morning:

2020 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Postponed, New Date to be Determined
1979 KZ400 Gifted to a couple of nephews
1967 Yamaha YCS1 Bonanza
1980 KZ440B
1981 Yamaha XT250H
1981 KZ440 LTD project bike
1981 GPz550
2013 Yamaha FZ6R

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