5th Annual Cache Rally June 15-17 2018 Buena Vista Colorado

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  1. 2mstone

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    5th annual V-Strom Cache Rally June 15 - 17, 2018
    Buena Vista, Colorado

    WHO: The V-Strom Cache rally is for all Stromers, and of course, other bikes are very welcome.

    WHERE: Arrowhead RV park (719) 395-2323

    LODGING: Arrowhead has a group site that I will reserve, they also have cabins. If you intend to TENT no reservation is necessary, but please post here for a head count. The group site rate is $10 per person per night. If you choose a cabin or other site, the Arrowhead will take reservations on January 1. Check in at the office upon arrival.

    EATS: The closest eatery is about 5 miles away. (5.6 miles to the center of town)

    HATS, SHIRTS, STICKERS PINS, ETC. : None. This is a 'no frills' rally. Show up, BS, ride, eat, BS, ride, eat, BS, ride, go home happy.

    RIDES: Pavement, dirt, mix.

    Buena Vista is a town of about 2700 people and has an elevation of 8000 feet. Bring a jacket.

    The group site will supposedly hold far more folks than I anticipate attending, and according to the person on the phone it has a steep uphill to the site that 'BMWs can make it up, but Harleys can't'.

    Firewood is available to buy at the Arrowhead.
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    Nice, that is a great spot. Westfest has used that place before with great feedback. June is often too early with snow to get over the dirt high passes - Hagerman, Weston etc. Cottonwood pass is closed again this year to finish repaving the west side do no rides to CB. The paved east side should / might be open by then to the top. Cottonwood hot springs are sweet. They ticket hard on 285 so watch out.
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    This is on my list if I'm not down in Mexico!
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    Yes....we knew it would be early for that elevation, but at our closing dinner, last years group elected to keep the same date.

    I rode pavement in that area twice last year, but no dirt. I"m hoping a local will jump in with a bunch of awesome dirt rides (that don't require skis!!) :D
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    Round trip miles of rides that have been suggested;

    Arrowhead campsite to:
    Mt Evans (highest paved road in North America) 300
    Pikes Peak 220
    Grand Mesa Scenic Byway, Independence Pass 400
    Colorado National Monument, Montrose, Grand Mesa scenic byway 520
    Bishop Castle 216 or 270
    Sand Dunes Nat park
    Or Crested Butte
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    There are some "good" county roads in the area that are gravel. Especially in the South Park valley. those roads can link up with roads going to Cripple Creek, Canyon City, the Royal Gorge, etc. My favorite Colorado winery is in Canon City. Some good music available in the area as well.
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    70 days or so till I leave for the rally... Hoping for some great Colorado weather!
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    2mstone - Utah
    nvr2old - Washington
    Highwayman201 - Nevada
    Wingstrom - So. California.
    robertyknwt - California (no guarantee needed) [​IMG]
    notacop - California Potential maybe, possibly, if the stars line up, kinda sorta in.
    Imoldman - Ironbutt run?
    WanderWill - kind of maybe
    JimSTer - Iowa
    Bowtie2bimmer - Colorado
    Kotka--90% Colorado
    KingKille82 - 80% Texas
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    Spiritatbay - Thinking about it
    Butlermap - Thinking about it
    BadWolf - 75% sure
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    Attendees update;

    2mstone - Utah
    nvr2old - Washington
    Highwayman201 - Nevada
    Wingstrom - So. California.
    robertyknwt - California (no guarantee needed) [​IMG]
    notacop - California Potential maybe, possibly, if the stars line up, kinda sorta in.
    Imoldman - Ironbutt run?
    WanderWill - kind of maybe
    JimSTer - Iowa
    Bowtie2bimmer - Colorado
    Kotka--90% Colorado
    KingKille82 - 80% Texas
    husky390 - Thinking about it
    Spiritatbay - Thinking about it
    Butlermap - Thinking about it
    BadWolf - 75% sure
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    Motofshr
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    Val_on_the_edge - Montreal
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    Count us in if we can make it in time. We will be leaving Montreal, Canada on june 9th if all goes according to plan. Glad I found this event
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    2mstone Stir the oil Baby!

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    Wow...that's a few miles away... Hope to see you in June!
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    Since we are already heading to Colorado and Utah on the Strom, I figured why not? :)
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    By all means!
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    Wa wa wa why not..... Oh wait, wrong lyrics.

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