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Old 04-30-2012, 08:46 AM   #61
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Soap.. never use the stuff myself. I catch rattlesnakes bare handed and squeeze their venom for my soap, then save the carcasses for spare 21" tubes.

Nope, I bring liquid soap for my buddies to use when we're in the hot springs together, but not for me!

Hey ass-river, are ya nervous..? I got dibs on the new guy - you other FF's can git yer own!!



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Old 04-30-2012, 09:56 AM   #62
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Soooo,,you LIKE to stay bent over longer?! Got it!
Maybe a snorkel for the hot springs as an aid in that quest,,jus' sayin',,

[edit cuz I forgot]
V-Duck/Felix,,no worry about extra riders unless there is a campsite restriction.
Your first post,,the invite, says 'come one, come all', then I see you have started to worry a bit about too big a group.

Don't. 30 riders can travel just as effectively as 5 or 6.
You just break up into smaller 5 or 6 groups, and space the pace,,guys on big bikes riding fast go ahead, then a pack of more conservative types or what, then smaller bikes and KLR's that don't want to run 75mph all day, and so on,,,it works out, buhleev me.
I favor a max group size of 6 riders, for various reasons. I'll give you one example, and it relates to that area you intend riding. 6 riders in a group kick up too much dust, and riding in a single file, spaced far enuff to avoid choking takes forever to get anywhere. so space out into pairs,,2 ride side by each, then the next pair, and so,,,, and you get to kick it down the road with yer buddy, and no-one eats too much dirt.
Trade off pairs at the next junction, and everybody gets to ride with everybody else,,all good!
when the riding is done for the day, and you are all together as one group,,,,

then you are a mob!
Yep, you're right. I did invite "any and all." I just didn't expect them show up! Chalk it up to my own inexperience with this sort of thing, but I honestly didn't think more than a few people would show any interest. I guess we had such a good time last year, we couldn't help but talk it up.

I'm not worried about a large group riding *together*. I think we're on the same page in that respect.

I am a bit concerned about a large group in a small campsite in a small, quiet campground. Hart Mountain Hot Springs, especially, is small and low-key. You get more than a half-dozen or so *grown* men together around a campfire and it's bound to get pretty rowdy.

I'm pretty fond of quietly enjoying the outback. IMHO, nothing worse than a bunch of noisy asshats showing up in a previously peaceful place, cranking up the tunes, and generally making themselves unwelcome.

Jeez, I read the preceding and I'm starting to sound like a woos. Look people, if you feel like I shut the door in your face, I apologize. I accept any public flogging coming may way. If you still want to join the tour, but didn't raise your hand previously, lemme know.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:09 AM   #63
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I'm pretty fond of quietly enjoying the outback. IMHO, nothing worse than a bunch of noisy asshats showing up and generally making themselves unwelcome.
Agree. Not every campout has to be a screaming drunk-fest......

... but those are fun too, just not for the neighbors.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:14 AM   #64
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Food

I'm an idiot when it comes to food. I don't plan meals, nor am I creative in any way with ingedients.
Send me into the store without a list, and I'm likely to come out with nothing but beer.

So: don't look to me to suggest, coordinate, or otherwise organize meals in any way.

Now that we've gotten that outta the way, if you have a creative bent on food and want (or are willing) to organize something, speak up.

Otherwise, BYO. We'll stop in Lakeview for provisions.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:23 AM   #65
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Fire

Gotta have one.
And, as Link said earler, we had a helluva time last year finding firewood in Lakeview.

Please bring some if you can. If you don't have an easy source, you can grab some at my place.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:27 AM   #66
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:35 AM   #67
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... so space out into pairs,,2 ride side by each, then the next pair, and so,,,, and you get to kick it down the road with yer buddy!

You have to be able to trust yer Buddies ability...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrsGd...ailpage#t=221s


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Old 04-30-2012, 10:42 AM   #68
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You have to be able to trust yer Buddies ability...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrsGd...ailpage#t=221s


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Old 04-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #69
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If you're coming from a ways away and want to come down the night before, my back yard can hold a couple or three tents. Hopefully, it will have dried out a bit between now and then so it's not a swamp...
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:15 AM   #70
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You have to be able to trust yer Buddies ability...


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oops!
So who's fault was that? The guy that crashed in deep sand or the guy riding his ass in deep sand?

For the book I'd be the guy way up front that showed the others guys where they were gonna crash to start with.

Causin I would already be on the ground. Crashed
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:31 AM   #71
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I just didn't......
my own inexperience....
I honestly didn't think
I'm not worried.....
I am a bit concerned.......
Keven my friend, just relax and let it be what it'll be, you'll have a much better time that way. I mean this sincerely, having put on a multitude of rides over the years.
You guys are going to have a blast just like last year and those of us that didn't get to ride with will be jealous, just like last year.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:10 PM   #72
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Keven my friend, just relax and let it be what it'll be, you'll have a much better time that way. I mean this sincerely, having put on a multitude of rides over the years.
You guys are going to have a blast just like last year and those of us that didn't get to ride with will be jealous, just like last year.
Kevin, one thing you should remember is that half the people will back out at the last minute anyway. Literally 50% almost w/o fail.

It'll be allllll good.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:30 PM   #73
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Kevin, one thing you should remember is that half the people will back out at the last minute anyway. Literally 50% almost w/o fail.

It'll be allllll good.
Zachary r u comin to this shindig. You drivin and towing if so? If'n you be ridin you wanna go with Gary and me? Early in the morning or maybe crash at Kevin's place the night prior? Hope you can go. Makes you the young boy in the group. Keep them old farts off me!!!!!
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:40 PM   #74
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Thanks, guys.

Sounds like it's one of those things that will sort itself out.
Relax.


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Old 04-30-2012, 05:47 PM   #75
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Next time you're at Safeway, Albertsons, the foo-foo market on 29th and Willamette or any market or convenience store selling bundles of wood, look at it and think to yourself "For some reason I feel the urge to purchase a bundle before May 18th-I wonder why? hmmmmm"
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