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Old 08-25-2012, 04:00 PM   #4
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General information about RIDES:

Ride leaders: Please don't schedule your rides to meet/depart at the exact day/time/place of any other ride (that's chaos). Please pick a SPECIFIC meeting place inside or outside the resort such as "party central" or "all the way in the back" or "the front parking lot" or "the Shell Station in downtown Hampton" for example.
RIDES:
There are no official rides for the Eastern Rendezvous. We have individuals who go on rides and welcome you to ride along.
No part of your attendance fee has anything to do with any rides. All riders are responsible for their own actions. Above all, ride safe.
And this year, unlike Laurel Springs, we have LOTS of ride leaders who live locally.
Please do not post descriptions of other people's rides.
Instead, all ride questions should be referred back to this page (page one)
for the list of ride links which contain all info.






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RIDE SCHEDULE:
PRINT THIS OUT AGAIN
UPDATED 4/21/13 in order to balance out the type of rides available each day.

THE RIDE SCHEDULE:




post 32 = _anatic's Buffalo Mtn DIRTY RIDE . . . Thursday 10AM @ party central, pavement straight to all day dirt.
link= http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19448872&postcount=32


post 9 = Strongmendieyoung . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 930AM, meet in front parking lot, pavement/gravel ride.

post 7 = AdvTenn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 945AM meet in front of tent camping area, pavement/gravel ride.

post 10 Kyle B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 9AM, all twisty pavement AND Saturday BIG bike TRAIL ride, meet in front of tent camping area both days.

post 11 = GlennR's 2 DIRTY RIDES . . . . . . Friday AND Saturday 9am, meet in front parking lot, pavement straight to all day dirt.


post 6 = Knybanjo's Late Train . . . . . . . Friday AND Saturday 10:30-ishAM meet in front parking lot, pavement/gravel ride.

post 5 = KTM Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 930AM @ front parking lot, UPDATE: ALL TWISTY PAVEMENT

post 8 = Katoom119 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 10AM @ front parking lot, pavement/gravel ride.

post 1079 = Fe Man's 3rd Annual Mindless Wandering . . . . . . . . . . when he gets around to itmeet in area 52
Maybe Friday, maybe Saturday, but probably Friday, just ask Fe Man when you see him.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=1079


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We also encourage members to explore the area on their own. I will be posting info BELOW on some nearby off-road parks including, Buffalo Mountain and Doe Mountain, for the dirt-bikers with or without trailers (it looks like we will have a few organized rides to this type of destination).



Directions to Doe Mountain Off-Road:
Take US 321/67 northeast out of Hampton. Stay with 67 toward Mountain City. About 20 minutes after crossing Watauga Lake, turn right on Harbin Hill Road, and look for Doe Mountain entrance on right.

Directions to Buffalo Mountain ATV Trail:
From Hampton, take 19E South a couple of miles. Take Right on 361 about 7 miles to end. Take Right on Okalona Rd about a mile. Take Left on Milligan Hwy a couple of miles. Take Left on 321/67 about a mile. Take Left on 67. Then take 3rd Left onto Sinking Creek Rd to end. Take Left onto Dry Creek Rd 3 or 4 miles to Buffalo Mtn ATV Trail on Left.

Also, there are 19 miles of connected gravel through roads in the immediate area of the rally site, and from there you will have to hit the pavement to get to more gravel and dirt.

Check out these links for area attractions:
Todd's Thread:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=821514

Buffalo Mountain Trails: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/cherokee/recreation/ohv/recarea?recid=34966&actid=93++

Doe Mountain Trails News: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/ju...ting-new-path/

Johnson County/Doe Mountain: http://johnsoncountytn.org/ .

Mountain Trail Riders Association http://mountaintrailriders.org/



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Some of our ride leaders use the following
STANDARD RIDE RULES:

(Thanx to KnyBanjo for his suggestion of posting a single set of standardized rules.
These rules were developed for rides including steep gravel with 60 - 70 turns.
YOUR ride leader MAY choose to use these rules, OR his own depending on his route).

1. Please show up to your ride with a full gastank.
2. Please show up to your ride at least ten minutes before departure time.
3. In order to avoid delays during the ride:
a. No passing others in the group regardless of whether they are moving or standing still. If the rider in front of you stops, YOU STOP WITH HIM. That means that everyone behind you will stop too!
(Suppose the rider in front of you slows down because his bike is breaking down or because he has a flat tire. If you continue past him, the leaders see you coming and procede further and further from the problem. Confusion like this makes for a long day). If everyone stops, the leaders will return shortly.
b. If you want to swap places in line, please do so during a stop.
c. If you want to split early/mid-ride, stop and tell the sweep what you are doing so we don't spend time looking for you (and make sure you have the maps to find your way back to camp).
4. Ride at your own pace:
you don't have to try to catch up to riders in front of you. Continue straight ahead. Someone will be waiting for you at the next left or right turn.
5. Safety:
Please leave plenty of room between yourself and the rider in front of you. When he has to slam on his brakes, he doesn't need you crashing into the back of him and ruining EVERYONE's day. Also, there is nothing worse than having to change the way you ride all day because of what's going on in your mirror. If a rider keeps getting too close behind you, flash your brake lights repeatedly as a reminder to BACK OFF.
6. Tire repair:
a. All riders with tubed tires should carry a spare tube the size of their largest diameter tubed tire,
(NOT just a tube patch kit, which takes longer).
b. All riders with tubeless tires should carry a plug kit.
c. Bring tire-pump if you've got one.
7. Cash:
Carry cash for gas please. Rural gas stations often do NOT take credit/debit cards.
8. No whining.

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