I really find the whining regarding the Fall Ride a bit tiresome. It's old news.
My husband and I housed 15 individuals for the weekend. This was the fourth year that we have welcomed this group into our home, at our expense. The gentleman that organizes this group is a business contact to my husband, so we don't feel inclined to charge these folks. Not only are they housed, but feed as well. We've had some pretty open discussions regarding the Fall Ride around the campfire. The general consensus with this group is that paying a little more at events like this is the norm and expected. To them it's part of being on vacation. To them it's part of contributing to good causes. This same group has checked out the the message board and have commented on the negative comments. These people know that the naysayers are a very small minority. They know that Tomahawk is a fun welcoming community.
For that reason some of these folks have made trips to Tomahawk to use the ATV trails, fish, and relax. Thus bringing more revenue to our community. Tell me why when riding a Harley and dressed in black leather that money is dirty?
aphephilia, good luck with your new job, too bad you need to leave Tomahawk to find a job in your field, there are great jobs here too. I do feel that your negativity toward the Fall Ride is more of a Harley issue from the parking lot and your Dad being displaced. I think the regulars to the board will remember that past discussion.
Regardless of how any event is handled there are going to be people whining, it's human nature!
Life is too short for drama & petty things!
So, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly!