Last year the wife (Ning) and I went to the Indianapolis MotoGP and from there to the Gatlinburg, TN area. It was sure dryer than the year before! We had a great time, rode about 2500 miles in 9 days. We stayed for 2 nights at the Family Inn in Townsend, cheap (39.95 if I recall correctly) and the people were nice and friendly. I have certainly stayed at better places but it was more than adequate and great at the price. So this motel/place/area gets my vote. Name the date and you have 2 confirmed attendees. It just doesn’t get any better than this anyplace in the US. Colorado is ok (in the summer only), but I much prefer the Blue Ridge due to its prolific roads, streams, and tree covered mountains. In the Appalachian Mountains the roads wind all over the place, you can ride all day on different great roads without every venturing more than 30 miles from your starting point. In a lot of Colorado the mountains are devote of trees and I get tired of just looking at rocks. (Sorry if I have offended anyone, please remember this is just my personnel opinion and you are welcome to extort the virtues of Colorado if you like.) This entire area has not only great sire seeing but also plenty of cheap motels and motorcycle campgrounds. As far as organization is concerned, I think about all we need is to take a poll on dates, place and then let nature take its course.