9TH ANNUAL ADVRider EASTERN RENDEZVOUS MAY 13TH-16TH

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by PARTY BOSS™, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Oddometer:
    26,407
    Location:
    out in the clover patch
    knybanjo's ride info
    ___________________________________

    Bums on Big Bikes

    Departing @ 10:30 from Stations Inn Friday and Saturday


    So you overslept, or breakfast took too long, or maybe the line for the can was out the door, or you had to go back for….
    :shog
    Well here’s your second chance to not have to think about getting lost. You can let me do that for you! :lol3


    :deal

    I plan to go out in search of mythical places that I have been told do not exist. I have also been warned not to bother looking for them, for legend has it that they are guarded by creatures that make the garden variety snakes and dragons of the Appalachians look like the pets of a school girl. :rolleyes


    While I can’t make you any promises or accept any responsibility for the carnage that may ensue……you are welcome to follow along!
    :evil

    :ricky

    The path will be narrow and steep, many corners will be blind, pavement will be coarse, patchy or nonexistent, loose gravel and debris will be plentiful but straight-aways few. The pace will be brisk when the terrain allows, although I doubt any speed records will be set.

    You should have an adventure style bike and not afraid to ride it on steep 1 lane dirt roads.


    Be fueled up and prepared to take care of yourself, it will be 80 miles before we even see a gas pump or modern loo. But the total mileage shouldn’t be much more than 212.6 or so….so don’t worry, we should still be back in time for dinner and I aint afraid to take a short-cut or two to make that happen! :dg


    Lunch?
    :dunno I suppose that’ll be negotiable, but there will be a couple of chances to buy a snack at the very least.

    The rules are simple :mulie

    1) Always make sure the rider behind you sees and makes the turn. Stop and wait at the intersection if need be.

    Don’t worry that you lose sight of the rider in front as they will do the same for you at the next turn.

    2) Don’t ride over your head, we’ll wait. Crashes are the biggest ride delayer/ender of them all.


    3) It’s not a race. So there’s no need to pass, we can give each other some breathing room.

    4) Don't separate from the group without making it clear to another member of the group that that's what you're doing!!! Please don't make us worry about what happened to you and spend all afternoon looking for you!!

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Full pre-run was done on 4-24
    My route is in really bad shape! :eek1
    Lots of sand and grit on top of the pavement, broken pavement, bad patch work etc. The signs of that terrible winter definitely remain!

    One narrow little paved but unpainted mountain road that's nothing but blind corners with no guardrails to
    protect you from the steep drop offs may be the worst, as it's North facing slope is still covered with slag on top of poor pavement.

    Plenty of opportunities for a low side along this course :arg ...a lot of the gravel had been freshly graded too, can you say "marbles"? :evil

    (in fact the dirt looks to have received more recent maintenance than the pavement in many cases)

    But I guess all that is what makes it an Adventure ride. :D

    May 8th...too excited not to ride!
    :wink:

    I've decided to change things up on Sat vs. Fri. Since the possibility of having to cut the loop short in order to get back for dinner looms large.... I'm going to reverse my route and add more dirt to Saturday's first sections.

    I've been google earth'n doing a few fly overs along my proposed route etc. :ricky

    Rally Central is in the bottom center of this pic.

    [​IMG]

    misc route fly overs...

    Fri am?
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    both fri and sat...maybe opposite directions?

    [​IMG]

    below was bad, narrow, sand covered pavement with no guardrails a couple weeks ago...
    [​IMG]

    sat am?
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Aint Google fun? :evil

    My ride misc pics.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    #41
  2. Johnny West

    Johnny West Mitzi - "tire-hugger"

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Oddometer:
    434
    Location:
    WV
    Have we EVER seen your Candi @ a rally [besides your cabin]? :ear

    #42
  3. PARTY BOSS™

    PARTY BOSS™ FORMERLY R1100RICK

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2002
    Oddometer:
    5,401
    Location:
    VAGINYA
    Candy came to a Rendezvous at HS once . Pengy peed on her tires and she hasn't been back:rofl
    #43
  4. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2001
    Oddometer:
    37,630
    Location:
    just outside Richmond, VA
    more views of the Station's Inn :thumb sweet spot :nod add me to the in list.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #44
  5. Creekrider

    Creekrider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2007
    Oddometer:
    119
    Location:
    Warsaw,IN
    Rick add me to the list. :thumb
    #45
  6. PARTY BOSS™

    PARTY BOSS™ FORMERLY R1100RICK

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2002
    Oddometer:
    5,401
    Location:
    VAGINYA
    Glad you all can make it . I will start the IN list in another thread(in annual Rallies) when I start to recieve payments . Everybody remember to include your adv handle and your shirt size .
    #46
  7. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Oddometer:
    34,043
    Location:
    Louisissippi Coast
    This looks like a good 'un. I'll partake.
    #47
  8. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, JACKWAD!

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Oddometer:
    15,996
    Location:
    The Paris of Appalachia
    Checks in the mail:clap
    #48
  9. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Oddometer:
    7,341
    Location:
    jaw ja
    check in the mail, hopefully the u s postal service will do a better job of getting it there on time this yr:lol3
    #49
  10. upweekis

    upweekis Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Oddometer:
    3,096
    Location:
    Indiana-We Tax Everything!
    I rode sweep for Y'all last year, and I aim to do the same this time!
    C-ya there!!!:D
    #50
  11. advtenn

    advtenn Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,382
    Location:
    East TN.
    You did a helluva job! Thanks:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap It will be here before you know it:deal
    #51
  12. Augie

    Augie Nincompoop

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Oddometer:
    27,376
    Location:
    Boston
    maybe this year I will take the scooter for a ride.:lol3
    #52
  13. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Oddometer:
    803
    Location:
    Georgetown, In / Costa Rica
    Mike;

    Happy to receive your PM today.

    Sure will be happy to assist with the ride. Your ride is the major part of the Rally for UPWEEKIS and me. I will have my DR650 ready to follow your KTM690.

    Your rides are always GREAT.

    See you in May.

    TravelGuy :clap
    #53
  14. ktmMike

    ktmMike Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,291
    Location:
    NC/TN Mountains
    :rilla
    #54
  15. ktmMike

    ktmMike Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,291
    Location:
    NC/TN Mountains








    :rilla
    #55
  16. HappyRiding

    HappyRiding Silly

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Oddometer:
    5,021
    Location:
    NE 10EC
    First entry in my new 2010 datebook!:beer
    #56
  17. PARTY BOSS™

    PARTY BOSS™ FORMERLY R1100RICK

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2002
    Oddometer:
    5,401
    Location:
    VAGINYA
    I'm still workin out details for the RDV . I would like to say thanks to Twisted Throttle for all their help . He has offered to bring more stuff to the event and will provide more door prizes . Anybody else who knows a vendor who might support this event in any way big or small please contact them or let me know so I can follow up with them .

    Due to the sponsorship of folks like TT and Adventurers workshop . I'll be able to supply more beer and food than ever this year . I am goingto do some special vittles ,at my Beer Garden , throughoout the event! If anyone has any suggestions let me know . I also will post a beer poll when I get a full list of whats available. I think I will also do a shooters event fri and sat after dinner. so stay tuned and let me know what you think .

    I am also considering setting up some music . My past experience is that the selection of artists is fairly limited and tends to be a challenge . The owners have a few local bands who usually play southern rock and a little blues . Personally I like lots of music including Bluegrass another option availalble . Sometimes there are some pretty talented local bluegrass trio's who do small accoustic shows that I think are pretty cool .
    The funny thing is every time we have this discussion we still have a lot of folks who end up not liking the music .
    #57
  18. Harp

    Harp Triumph Boy

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    38
    Location:
    Winston Salem NC
    Any locals know a good cabin or such that can hold 12 people in that area?
    #58
  19. Augie

    Augie Nincompoop

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Oddometer:
    27,376
    Location:
    Boston
    Bluegrass is definatly cool. (and this coming from a damn yankee):clap

    #59
  20. PARTY BOSS™

    PARTY BOSS™ FORMERLY R1100RICK

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2002
    Oddometer:
    5,401
    Location:
    VAGINYA

    Both motels have some cottages for rent . see page one.
    If they don't have one that sleeps twelve , ask them if they know someone that does .
    #60