13th Rick's Eastern Rendezvous ~ May 15-18, 2014

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  1. adurbin

    adurbin n00b

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    Question!! The camping area is only 20 minutes from my house. Is it required to pay for camping to come hang out/get in on some of the rides (all pavement here, im on a Versys with sport touring tires).

    Thanks!
  2. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    I think I paid the cheapest there is even if I only make it a night. The food and beer is worth every penny!
  3. adurbin

    adurbin n00b

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    I see. So the 75.00 would cover the cost of the rally and dinner and such, with offsite lodging being my house. That said, if anyone needs a place to park a tow rig, My yard will be open, and free. (bearing in mind that I could only fit a couple of rigs).
  4. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    The rally fee covers the t-shirt, beer, dinners, and door prizes. You will definitely get your money's worth. :deal
  5. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    There's a very competitive "Brain Cell Killing" contest that you'll be missing. In other words... "Stick around and Drink with us." :freaky


    20 minutes is like 20 hours after 20 beers !! :lol3
  6. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Soooo... the off road parts. I need a new rear tire on the 300. What's the hoop of choice for those parts?
  7. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna doldrums

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    Simple advice, gear up for the parking lot.:deal
  8. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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  9. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Near Earth Object

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  10. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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  11. Rapid_Roy

    Rapid_Roy finally understands

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    T shirt wisdom can't be ignored.
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  12. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    It depends on how much rain we happen to get. Most of the time a dual-sport tread will do fine, but if it's damp you'll want a fresh knobby. We'll be riding some very long, steep, loose hills that may be muddy. Some hills might be beyond what the group will be able to climb, so we'll take a break and watch the "hot shots" give em' a try. I'd think if you're riding a 300 you'll want to be prepared for the challenge. :wink:

    (I'm not really an expert on the various knobby brands & models. I ran an IRC MB5 rear on the WR450 last year and was very happy with it. This year I'm planning to be riding a little XT225, so I bought a lighter version.)

    Kenda 760 and Dunlop 606 are popular DOT knobbies.
  13. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    I think that somebody should see if this and SLAP could be held on different weekends next year.
  14. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    we were talking about it. The only weekend I can get into Black Bear is during Damascus Traildays; SLAP tried to do it a week later, but that's Memorial Day :dunno
  15. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Big Dufus

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    A new(ish) Dunlop 606 would be perfect!
  16. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    So the Terraflex should be fine:D I was just wondering what terrain really. Thanks!
  17. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    You're good.

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  18. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Big Dufus

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    Had a terraflex on a DRZ. Hated it. It wasn't any better than a 606 off road, but was like riding on ice on pavement.

    Only good thing about it was that it looked cool.
  19. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    ...and ate holes in batteries? :lol3
  20. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Big Dufus

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    Lol, yeah. It did that too.