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Old 08-18-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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Avoid the Woodsman Country Lodge in Crescent, OR
I just signed up for the forum so I could share this with my fellow PNW riders. Four of us just returned from a trip. On the last night we stayed at the Woodsman Country Lodge in Crescent, OR (on hwy 97 south of Bend). My buddy and I have been staying there since 1999, and in fact stayed there just last month with our wives on a trip to Crater Lake (by car).

When we checked in we were told that this was the last time we'd be allowed to stay there when riding our motorcycles. The owners had had "problems" with motorcyclists, and instead of dealing with the problem people they decided to ban everyone based on their mode of transportation.



I wonder if a group of Asians had caused trouble if they would put up a "NO ASIANS" sign.

At any rate, please inform all your friends, family, enemies, whatever that this establishment should be avoided.

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Old 08-18-2012, 04:38 PM   #2
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Well, it does say "No pets allowed on property."

On a more serious note, I have forwarded this information to some of my colleagues in Oregon, including some members of the legal community.

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Old 08-18-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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bet it was related to grease & road grime stains on the white bath towels.

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Old 08-18-2012, 08:03 PM   #4
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FYI, this is their profile page on Google Maps.

https://plus.google.com/102911884829...ut?gl=us&hl=en

Looks like there's already been a 0/3 rating b/c of the biker comment.

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Old 08-19-2012, 05:48 AM   #5
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I should also mention that I spoke to the people who own the Crescent Motel (541-433-2550) right across the street. They were very polite and helpful. They've been renovating and the rooms look very nice. They are also half the price. I would suggest staying there instead. A little further north is the Gilchrist Inn with big comfortable beds. I stayed there a number of years ago and the owner is also very friendly.

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Old 08-19-2012, 09:43 AM   #6
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That is weird, to say the least. Curious to see how it unfolds, if Texasl gets anywhere, subscribed.

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Old 08-19-2012, 10:34 AM   #7
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Well I am just going to install some bike pedals on my pegs and consider myself a cyclist... I wonder if I could somehow hook it up to the front sprocket and use the bike lanes in portland ....

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Old 08-19-2012, 03:03 PM   #8
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I'd stay across the street from the mean anti-biker peoples.

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Old 08-19-2012, 03:29 PM   #9
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that is some pathetic management and a poor way to run a business! i hope they go chapter 7 by the end of the year! that pisses me off..

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Old 08-20-2012, 10:36 AM   #10
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I'd stay across the street from the mean anti-biker peoples.
That's our plan for all future trips in the area. Until The Woodsman has new owners they've gotten their last dollar from me.

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Old 08-20-2012, 11:04 AM   #11
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Wow, probably the dumbest move they could make, and they take it one step further by putting a sign up for it.

Definitely going to spread the word on this one.

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Old 08-20-2012, 11:11 AM   #12
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It appears they are an AAA approved stop, I wonder if Triple-A is aware of this?

I would forward them this recent change, but it would probably come better from an AAA member. How many members do we have on here that are willing to step up and complain about this?

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Old 08-20-2012, 11:14 AM   #13
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It appears they are an AAA approved stop, I wonder if Triple-A is aware of this?

I would forward them this recent change, but it would probably come better from an AAA member. How many members do we have on here that are willing to step up and complain about this?
The wife of one of the people I was with is member of AAA. He's already written to AAA about it and has received a response that they are going to look into it.

Kind of funny really, they thought they had trouble when they allowed motorcyclists to stay there. I don't know if they have any idea how much trouble we can cause now that we're banned.

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Old 08-20-2012, 11:43 AM   #14
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I will forward this out to the AMA and a nationally distributed motorcyclist mailing list this evening. It is already on the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) radar.

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Old 08-20-2012, 07:51 PM   #15
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In Oregon, you have the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime for any reason.

With that said, as a AAA repair center, I can say we would be having to do allot of explaining to AAA if we started to turn there customers away for reasons of the type of car they drive.

I have just returned from a three day southern Oregon trip I planned out for my HOG club, and Crater lake was one of the places we went. We rode right past this joint, and stayed the night in Bend. I still when planning a stop go in ahead of time and make sure we are welcome, being on Harley's can carry some extra baggage. There have been a few times that I was asked politely not to stop, but for the most part, the business are happy to have us.

(Most times it is the size of the group stopping on a Sunday and they do not have the staff to handle the group)

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Old 08-20-2012, 09:50 PM   #16
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The wife of one of the people I was with is member of AAA...
The "one of the people I was with" is me. Last I heard from AAA they weren't happy with what I told them and were investigating. I'll report back when I hear more.

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Old 08-22-2012, 06:52 AM   #17
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In Oregon, you have the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime for any reason.
An owner can refuse service to anyone unless the reason is against public policy.
They can't discriminate based on race, sex, nationality, religion, etc. of the patron.

But just not liking a particular person is not against public policy and the owner can refuse service. Unfortunately by verbalizing and posting a sign, they are slowly and stupidly crossing that line. Unfortunately that level of discrimination is so far down the line of importance you would seriously be wasting time perusing it legally.

However, they don't call this the "age of information" for nothing. Taking someone to court is no longer the number one form of action, more damage can be delivered by taking it to the internet!

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Old 08-22-2012, 06:58 AM   #18
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However, they don't call this the "age of information" for nothing. Taking someone to court is no longer the number one form of action, more damage can be delivered by taking it to the internet!
Exactly. I never intended any sort of legal action. I just want everyone to know the practices of this establishment and encourage people to take their business elsewhere (regardless of their mode of transportation). Regardless of whether they change their policy or not, I've spent my last dollar at the Woodsman.

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Old 08-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #19
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Kind of funny really, they thought they had trouble when they allowed motorcyclists to stay there. I don't know if they have any idea how much trouble we can cause now that we're banned.
Is there a name for that phenomenon, like "The Streisand Effect." There ought to be.

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:57 PM   #20
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