16th Rick's Eastern Rendezvous ~~~ May 17-21, 2017

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    16th Rick's Eastern Rendezvous
    May 18-21, 2017

    Hampton, TN

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    Please do not call the resort for reservations
    (unless you need a room Wed night)


    2016 thread / 2016 picture thread
    2015 thread / 2015 picture thread
    2014 thread / 2014 picture thread
    2013 thread / 2013 picture thread
    2012 thread / 2012 picture thread





    What's is the RDV?

    Just imagine a bunch of 175+ ADV folks in the Mountains of Eastern TN for a long weekend:
    Spend the day riding some of the best roads in the east: dirt, gravel, twisties; and spend the rest of your time at a private resort (plenty of indoor space in case of rain), eating great food, enjoying a few pints of craft beer (or root beer), show off you big wheel skills, and join the bullshitting on the fire-pit. What can go wrong? :lol3

    What's included?

    • free camping, hot showers, huge indoor area
    • Dinner on Thursday
    • Breakfast and Dinner on Friday
    • Breakfast and Dinner on Saturday
    • Breakfast on Sunday
    • 'bout 18 kegs of beer, root-beer, coffee, lemonade
    • t-shirt (only for registrations before April 19)
    • mug, stickers, tons of door prizes
    • Big-Wheels...
    Cost:
    $99 + $16 for late registrations after April 19th. Sorry no one-day-passes (too hard to control) and no refunds. If you are not able to come, you are more than welcome to sell your spot. Sign up starts December 1st at 8pm. First come first serve.

    online sign up closed - please pay at the door (cash only)
    Extras:
    • Cabin space (more info below)
    • Dinner Wednesday, Breakfast Thursday, lunch Thursday - Saturday (all on donation basis)
    • long sleeve shirts: link
    History:

    The Eastern Rendezvous is the oldest annual ADV rally, and the only one in the south east. It started in 2002 as a small traveling gathering, and Rick aka Party Boss turned it into an annual event known as the Eastern Rendezvous. Sadly we lost Rick in 2012. Nobody will ever be able to be such a great and inviting host like he was, but we will keep his rally alive in honor of what he started.

    One for the Boss :beer

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    Camping:
    Camping is allowed anywhere at the resort starting on Thursday (between cabins, in the playground, etc). There is a great area for hammock camping in the playground area). If you arrive Wednesday, the camping is restricted to the upper part and hammock area of the resort. Price for the RDV and camping: $99 + $15 for late registration.
    Please note: the camping area is for motorcycles and tents only - no cars or trailers please (there is NO trailer or RV camping at the resort).
    Creekside Cabins - SOLD OUT
    Shared Bunk-cabins for 4 people. The cabins do not come with linens - please bring your own. (a limited amount of linens are available for rent from the resort). Cabin rental starts Thursday - if you plan to arrive on Wednesday, please book your assigned cabin with the resort ahead of time (I recommend to book several weeks in advanced). Price for RDV and one bed in a 4 bed Creekside Cabin: $132 (taxes and paypal fee included).
    Hillside Cabins - SOLD OUT
    Shared bunk-cabins for 4 people with mini-fridge (bigger then Creekside Cabins).The cabins do not come with linens - please bring your own. (a limited amount of linens are available for rent from the resort). Cabin rental starts Thursday - if you plan to arrive on Wednesday, please book your assigned cabin with the resort ahead of time (I recommend to book several weeks in advanced). Price for the RDV and one space in a 4 bed cabin: $144 (taxes and paypal fee included).
    Off site RV camping
    Dennis Cove Recreation Area - 1/2 mile up the road, no hookups or showers. RVs up to 30 foot. Sites are reservable.

    Disclaimer:
    We as organizer, provide only information regarding this event. You join all events voluntary and at your own risk. We are not responsible for anything that happens to you, or your gear. Neither at the event nor while traveling to or form the event. In case of an accident, damage or loss, you and the involved persons are fully responsible to each other. You accept this by registering for the rally!

    Random stuff:

    Rides:
    There are NO official guided rides for the Rick's Eastern Rendezvous. We have individuals who go on rides and welcome you to ride along. No part of your attendance registration and fee has anything to do with any rides. All riders are responsible for their own actions. Above all, ride safe.

    Refunds:
    sorry, we can not offer refunds for registration, however you are more than welcome to sell your spot to somebody else - just post it up in this thread

    Parking:
    There is no parking for your car/trailer next to the resort. Parking is available across the street in the neighbors yard or 0.2 miles down the road in a field (both $5/day), you will not be able to spend the night in your trailer or car.

    Bring your fishing gear!
    The stream in front of the resort is stocked weekly with trout (I am gladly cook your trout for lunch - if you share ) accept bribes in front of cleaned trout :wink:). TN fishing license required (details see below). For license information see post 339

    Pets:
    Well behaved dogs are welcome - as long as you pick up after your pooch :deal

    Showers:
    The resort has at least 6+ showers

    Plates and cutlery:
    Paper plates and plastic cutlery are provided. Bring your own if you want to eat in style (and hate waste)

    Stuff:
    We will bring basic tools, compressor, battery charger, tow straps, a pickup truck and ramps etc., plus a basic first aid kit, including braces, splints, bandages, and painkillers.

    Directions:
    1511 Dennis Cove Road
    Hampton, TN 37658

    Do NOT use this address for your GPS - it will send you up the wrong road! (marked with a red X)

    If you are using a GPS, set it for 205 Dennis Cove Rd Hampton, TN. That will take you into town and to the blacktop leading to the resort. Follow the road until you see the resort on the left. You can't miss it!
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    RIDES:

    There are NO official guided rides for Rick's Eastern Rendezvous. We have individuals who go on rides and welcome you to ride along. No part of your attendance registration and fee has anything to do with any rides. All riders are responsible for their own actions. Above all, ride safe.


    leetrout's self-guided ride info: post#2098

    Small Bikes- Gaston Gagne 10:00 Thur.-Sat. by the bridge post#8

    The Late Train- knybanjo 10:30ish Thur.-Sat. post#6

    Stone Mountain Trail Ride- GlennR TBA post#7


    Some Sort of Big Bike Trail Ride!- Kyle B

    Wed. and Thurs. wing it, Fri. and Sat. by the fire 9:30ish post#9

    Kermit Chair Ride- Cigars&Scotch Thur. AM- Sun. post#1278
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  5. Blur

    Blur When're we ridin'?

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  6. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Late Train

    Same as it ever was.....you'll see me wandering around camp wondering why there's no coffee left and trying to brew another pot or three then I'll be wandering around camp some more getting all jittery and finally decide that I need a shower. After that happens watch for me to start gearing up and rolling my bike down to the camp store at the front entrance, that usually happens around 10:30ish. It won't be long after that any that's brave enough to follow me out on a mix of twisty dirt and little paved back roads will roll on down the road. After a bit of fresh air I'll start to get hungry and we'll stop for lunch then try and find our way back to camp in time to join in for the final laps of the Kermit chair ride before dinner at Black Bear. Standard rules apply, if you forgot what those are I sure hope you have a GPS and we'll see you later! :lol3

    No routes are set in stone....just thinking about possibilities.
    https://goo.gl/maps/NHfvB3cdV1T2

    https://goo.gl/maps/RtA2LWcN8Qy


    I honestly don't know for sure where I'll go each day or how far but it usually ends up being around 100 miles give or take and will depend on weather and what kind of a group we have?

    Here's a spotwalla link that will be active Wed through Sun so you can see where I am or last was recently, for what ever that's worth? :lol3

    https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=144e4591b8adf00af3
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  7. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Sorry to bail out on the trail rides, but just not up to it. Decided I need to drink & relax this time.
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    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    Small dirt bike with knobby tire rides. Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Assemble at 10:00 down by the bridge.

    Thursday: Roan Mountain Local Area Tour. This ride won't get too far from the rally area. We'll start off mellow and ramp it up gradually. We can stop for lunch in Roan Mountain. If anyone wants to explore in the afternoon, I know of a few out and back runs.

    Friday: Stone Mountains. I know just enough about that area to get into trouble. I know just enough about that area to avoid trouble. This ride involves a substantial liaison section of gravel and pavement from camp and return. Big day. All of it is epic, including the transfers. There really isn't anything easy about riding there, and you could be eaten by a bear. Bring some food and water. For the bears.

    Saturday: Return to Stone Mountains. Hopefully, GlennR will show us what's really up out there.

    All of this is weather dependent.

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    Let's get everyone back to camp safe ready to stand around the fire.
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    Kyle B "Dirty Jobs"

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    Some sort of ride!
    Wed. and Thurs. we wing it.
    Friday and Saturday we'll meet down by the fire around 9:30.
    Big Bikes, no boxes or trailers on this ride. I'll bring a come-along.
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    I found some new stuff that's doable on a big bike. We may need to bring at least one Husqvarna with us to make it through.

    Out scouting on my R100GS
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    Blur When're we ridin'?

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    To be continued...
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    obsidian16825 Been here awhile

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    mikek Adventurer

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    looks like a great opportunity to ride/camp
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    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    Yesssss.

    -Jake
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