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This is the kick-off of the OFFICIAL 2009 DEALS GAP: R1 / R6 Convention.

  • Sunday May 30, 2009 - Saturday June, 6, 2009
This thread will be reserved for info and convention talk. The convention is open to all ALL RIDERS and ALL kinds of motorcycles. Our small convention has grown over the years but we do ask that if you sign up for the convention that you sign up as a member of the R1-forum.com or R6-forum.com!

Each year we have nightly meals catered. For those that have attended in the past you know that these meals are TOP NOTCH!

  • $115 per person for dinner each night.
  • $20 for a convention shirt.
Total is $135 per person (make sure to add an extra $5 for paypal fees if you are sending funds from your paypal account).

Paypal Funds shall be sent to DanQ at [email protected] Make sure you put all of the full real names + screen names of people attending and that you clearly identify that the funds are for the convention deals gap trip.

Also note the Fontana Village includes use of the WORLD FAMOUS Thursday night party boats with these funds as well. We are privileged to have this opportunity from Fontana so if you are on the fence about contributing for the food please do. Your party boat access is included


  • Roast Beef w/ Gravy
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Apple Pie
  • Rolls w/ Butter
  • Country Fried Steak
  • Red Skin Potato Salad
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Green Beans
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Rolls w/ Butter
  • Roast Pork Loin
  • Fruit Salad
  • Black Beans
  • White Rice
  • Squash medley
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Rolls w/ Butter
  • Meat Lasagna
  • Mixed Salad w/ Dressings
  • Buttered Corn
  • Broccoli and Cheese
  • Chocolate Pie
  • Rolls w/ Butter
  • Hard Taco's
  • Soft Taco's
  • Ground beef
  • Pulled Chicken
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Refried beans
  • Rice
  • Nachos
  • Smoked Jalapeno & Tomato Salsa
Cut off will be April 23, 2009 for that money. We will have arm bracelets to identify if you have paid or not.

Here are the details to date:

Dinners will still be Monday-Friday and each year Yamaha usually sponsors Dinner on Saturday. If you can't come the whole week at least try and get there by Wed or Thursday. The whole area is unbelievable during the week when things aren't as crowded.

Place: Deal's Gap
Lodging: Fontana Village

Website: www.fontanavillage.com

Rates for lodging: We do get Discount Rates, But you MUST tell them you are with the Yamaha R1 Forum Group 1-800-849-2258 tell them you are with R1-Forum / R6-forum.com

Make your reservations early. IT WILL FILL UP!!! It would really suck to not be able to get a cabin at Fontana

Fontana Village has cabins and rooms available!

Look at their website and inquire of them by phone to make your choice. 1-800-849-2258. I would suggest making reservations as early as you can, everywhere fills up that time of year up there.

Make sure you tell them you are with the R1 Rally so you get the special rates and so that they put you with us, if there are any problems ask to speak with Debbie or just let me know.

They have blocked off cabins and rooms for us. So start making reservations as soon as you can. For the guys coming up as singles I would suggest getting together with other folks on the Forum and splitting the cost of a small or large cabin. There are gonna be several cabins available. Some of them brand new!
Fontana also has campsites available if you want to camp. They are approx. a mile down the road.

We have 22 cabins and 10 lodge rooms blocked off for us at a discounted rate, after March 1st they will be released to the general public and WILL sell out. SO GET YOUR RESERVATIONS MADE!!!!

Everyone is welcome - but please realize that this group is made up with many types of riders of different skill levels and desires. This is not about getting together to race, or to drag other people into riding above their limits! Everyone is expected to ride at their own pace and have a good time!

COOK: Fontana Village

REMEMBER: Deadline of Apr 23d 2009 for all funds!!!

Alcoholic beverages: BYOB

T-SHIRTS: PRE ORDER ONLY!! The shirt cost of $20 is included in the price above. If you don't want a shirt you aren't required to purchase one.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Snapz. We know as Laura. As far as I know she will be joining us again to take all the photos. I will have her start a thread and handle all this.

PRIZES: Of course we will have prizes like each year. These will be given out at the Yamaha dinner on Saturday night. You HAVE to be a member of the R1 Forum or R6 Forum and also on the definates list to be eligible for the Prize drawing.

We have some killer prizes every year so you need to make sure I put you on the definates list if you are coming. No maybes, WE said definates...please remember that.

EVERYONE CAN SIGN UP BY REPLYING to this thread and myself or DANQ will put you on the list.

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFO: Fill out sheet upon Check in.

  • 6:30 PM will be dinner on Shuckstack Road.
  • Sushi Run
  • Night-Party Boat!
  • Pig Cook at Crossroads (this will extra cost of $6 bring money with you but you will need to sign up here)
  • FIFTY and Bigwheel Races either at the CROT or FONTANA Village!
  • night at 6:30 is the Big Yamaha Sponsored dinner. The prize giveaway will be during this also. .
Most everything is discussed and planned out in the evenings around dinner and hanging out. If you want to get up a ride or find out where people are going the next day come up to Shuckstack Road and hang out. If you get to Fontana during the day just head to the CROT and you will find someone from the forum.

Please contact DanQ, to be put on the definate list:

You don't have to be on the definites list to be eligible for prizes, but you MUST BE PRESENT! There will be someone taking sign up entries for prizes on site during the dinner Saturday!

OFFICIAL EVENT ATTENDENCE LIST: (Paid members are marked people not eating nightly meals are marked in the color Red so we can keep track of it)
  • SpidermanSS +3 (Paid)
  • DanQ (Paid)
  • GPD270 (Paid)
  • Kevap (Paid shirt only)
  • Paytheon (Paid)
  • Apokolypse (Paid)
  • Goobr (Paid)
  • ecuR6
  • kynetguy +1 (Paid)
  • Olymp!A (Paid)
  • Flr1
  • Beaver Puncher
  • fyrefyter0143
  • Peg Grinder (Paid)
  • Nail Biter (Paid)
  • Leader
  • FordForever
  • Tapcon
  • Blu01R1
  • ATM
  • Kyle M
  • HKB3
  • Manowar (Paid shirt only)
  • Skeeter (Paid shirt only)
  • realmccoy1 +1
  • Anubis
  • Irishstu (Paid)
  • 06dragons
  • Pavmatic
  • Skanky
  • J Dollaz
  • DeckerR6
  • Cadwiz_r1 +1 (Paid)
  • jc r6
  • axld
  • LE351 (Paid)
  • Rocalotopus +1
  • Super_Dave_344 +1
  • Lawst cawz +2
  • Baby d
  • R.Stunna
  • R1fastfreak +1
  • colbycb +1
  • Slomack +1 (Paid)
  • cj360v8 (Paid)
  • SRT08
  • Irish01 (Paid)
  • easyR6 (Paid shirt only)
  • Kangaroo (Paid)
  • silverado +3
  • r1Totzauer +1
  • mefistofeles +3
  • B'eater (Paid)
  • Opher +1
  • Kmac +1 (Paid)
  • ducatiwv +1 (Paid)
  • cb11 (t-shirts only lodging off site) (Paid)
  • InkR1Pilot +2
  • Patty McCoy +3
  • plimmer +2 (Paid)
  • Luisa +1 (Paid)
  • runnerguy +3 (Paid shirt only)
  • finsl
  • upsidedownside (Paid)
  • StuartV666 (Paid)
  • Solidus (Paid)
  • R1formetoo
  • RichsGSXR
  • GapRider (Paid)
  • RichsGSXR
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Premium Member
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I want to be there in 2009, but I am afraid that I am not up to the skill level required. I really hope I can make it, I like you guys a lot.
It's not a race or anything like that. We have all kinds of motorcycles there, and all kinds of skill levels from just got on a bike not too long ago, to licensed road racers. You ride your pace, and don't worry about everyone else. I spent a lot of time this year on my Vmax and R1 two up. Wasn't about fast.

It's an awesome time! You really don't want to miss it.

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Sounds fun, if I was able to make it I would be all alone. I wonder how much money I need to save...
A lot of us put about 25 dollars a week away, and it works.

Come on out. I am SURE you will have the time of your life. It's not all about running the Dragon at speed. There is the fellowship that lasts a lifetime!

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Yea, I was thinking about saving 50 a week and hopefully spending less thand 2 grand on the trip. I don't want to actually ride my bike but truck it there. I would be completely alone so I would be really sad if I didn't meet anyone there that I knew.

I am pretty shy as well. I hope everything works out ok...I am going to try my best!

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In the next several months the bunk issues will get taken care of. There will be a couple of people who will get a list of those who want to share a cabin/room and situate everything. Watch for that thread to come out.
Thanks Paytheon! I think we'll have a cabin thread going soon. We will put a link in the first post.

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Yea, I was thinking about saving 50 a week and hopefully spending less thand 2 grand on the trip. I don't want to actually ride my bike but truck it there. I would be completely alone so I would be really sad if I didn't meet anyone there that I knew.

I am pretty shy as well. I hope everything works out ok...I am going to try my best!
You won't spend that much. Main expense is getting there and back. Also, the food if you decide to eat the meals. Or, you can bring your own food. I'm in Florida and there was three of us who went together this past June. It was great to split the gas three ways. If you do decide to go you will meet some awesome new friends. It's a blast. Next year will be my 6th Convention. We will have many cabins and some will be looking for people to split the cost.

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Doing the meals and not having to cook is a BIG plus.... :fact Makes it feel like a true vacation.
Oh yeah! Being able to get off the bike and have a hot meal with no work involved is great! Then hang with the best people on Shuckstack :fact
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