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Old 08-09-2013, 04:12 PM   #271
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I'm very much a noob when it comes to posting on this site. While I've read it daily for many years I've hardly ever posted. That being said, this event has me curious enough to go outside my comfort zone! I live right across the border from Vermont in quebec and would like to attend. I ride a street bike (cbf1000) while my buddy has a vstrom. I guess I'm looking for a nutshell of what to expect when you know none of the people. We register, set up camp and start talking to people? I'm okay with that, just a little curious about what to expect. Thank you ahead of time for your responses!
yup , set up your camp site , you could wander into others camp sites introduce your self and start talking to them . The ADV group has the whole campground for the weekend , so everyone there will be from this site .
Or in the evening down by the big fire pit people gather to have a few beers and bench race, just belly up to a conversation .
Admittedly it is hard to feel part of a group at such and event if you don't know anyone yet , but you have to start somewhere to meet people .
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:22 PM   #272
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I'm very much a noob when it comes to posting on this site. While I've read it daily for many years I've hardly ever posted. That being said, this event has me curious enough to go outside my comfort zone! I live right across the border from Vermont in quebec and would like to attend. I ride a street bike (cbf1000) while my buddy has a vstrom. I guess I'm looking for a nutshell of what to expect when you know none of the people. We register, set up camp and start talking to people? I'm okay with that, just a little curious about what to expect. Thank you ahead of time for your responses!
There is usually a small fire down by the lake and most everyone congregates there and plans their next day. Some go mild, some go wild and everything in between. Plenty of nice roads to ride in VT on a litre bike. Come on down! We'll hook you up if you are shy.
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:36 PM   #273
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I'm very much a noob when it comes to posting on this site. While I've read it daily for many years I've hardly ever posted. That being said, this event has me curious enough to go outside my comfort zone! I live right across the border from Vermont in quebec and would like to attend. I ride a street bike (cbf1000) while my buddy has a vstrom. I guess I'm looking for a nutshell of what to expect when you know none of the people. We register, set up camp and start talking to people? I'm okay with that, just a little curious about what to expect. Thank you ahead of time for your responses!
Last year's rally was my first and I had a great time. Set up camp, head down to the fire and meet people. I'll meet you there with a couple cold one's.
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:01 PM   #274
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There is usually a small fire down by the lake and most everyone congregates there and plans their next day. Some go mild, some go wild and everything in between. Plenty of nice roads to ride in VT on a litre bike. Come on down! We'll hook you up if you are shy.
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:24 PM   #275
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yup , set up your camp site , you could wander into others camp sites introduce your self and start talking to them .
This is especially good advice if you are in the habit of wandering around with a sixpack in your hand.
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:34 PM   #276
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I'm very much a noob when it comes to posting on this site. While I've read it daily for many years I've hardly ever posted. That being said, this event has me curious enough to go outside my comfort zone! I live right across the border from Vermont in quebec and would like to attend. I ride a street bike (cbf1000) while my buddy has a vstrom. I guess I'm looking for a nutshell of what to expect when you know none of the people. We register, set up camp and start talking to people? I'm okay with that, just a little curious about what to expect. Thank you ahead of time for your responses!
This will hopefully be my third CroMag. The first time I came in solo on a Friday, found a campsite, chugged a beer, and headed in the direction where I thought I heard a party going on. I found a group of about 40 people partying and joined in like I had known everyone there my whole life. Make it a point to ask the people you meet what ride they have planned and if you like it ask to join in. It all worked out great for me. Hope to see you there!
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:40 PM   #277
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Well it didn't take much to convince me. All registered and paid. Any excuse to do a little camping, riding AND have a few beers. I'll see all of you there on the Friday and look forward to it very much. You know I must like to ride if I'm willing to attend an event organized by someone who states is location as Bruins Nation! Go Habs Go!
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:08 PM   #278
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Is that an AHL team?
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:01 PM   #279
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Last year's rally was my first and I had a great time. Set up camp, head down to the fire and meet some cold one's.
Me too! Maybe next year. Moonshine!
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:22 AM   #280
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:35 AM   #281
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.... I guess I'm looking for a nutshell of what to expect when you know none of the people...
My first Cromag I didn't yet have a bike, 2010. Passed the MSF course just prior & packed the station wagon with riding gear. Sure 'nuf, after a nice night of partying I was walking around & up rides MsLiz, local & ride leader. Nice chat then 'bye, have a nice ride'. She comes back & "do you want to ride pillion?" Do I ever! Saw some great sights & swam in the Lake. This year will be my 4th & I usually bring a 5th
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:10 PM   #282
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My first Cromag I didn't yet have a bike, 2010. Passed the MSF course just prior & packed the station wagon with riding gear. Sure 'nuf, after a nice night of partying I was walking around & up rides MsLiz, local & ride leader. Nice chat then 'bye, have a nice ride'. She comes back & "do you want to ride pillion?" Do I ever! Saw some great sights & swam in the Lake. This year will be my 4th & I usually bring a 5th
Should be fun. I'm use to touring alone and enjoy it. But there is sometime to be said about hanging out with like minded people and chatting it up! I ride Vermont quite a lot as the roads tend to be in a better condition than anything close to me in Quebec. So the combination of the people and the roads should make for a really good weekend. On top of it all its nice to have something to look forward to
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:15 PM   #283
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Oh, you and MZcountryboy will get along great. Go Kings GO!
Anytime I can talk hockey I'm happy. Part of the pleasure is trying to understand how some can actually attempt to claim any other team/organization can come close to the quality and the tradition of the Canadiens. Kind of like a scientist studying a lower life form I said I was coming, I didn't say I was coming quietly
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:52 PM   #284
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Anytime I can talk hockey I'm happy. Part of the pleasure is trying to understand how some can actually attempt to claim any other team/organization can come close to the quality and the tradition of the Canadiens. Kind of like a scientist studying a lower life form I said I was coming, I didn't say I was coming quietly

LOL---you are living in the ancient past. What have they done lately?

It has been all down hill since Patrick Roy left.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:58 PM   #285
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