A very Merry Christmas to all you FF's in Adv West!

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by MaddBrit, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. MaddBrit

    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the inmates who contribute to the West Forum.

    :freaky :ricky

    We really have had a bumper year of great rides and Adv events to enjoy in the West region. I have highlighted some of the best ones below, but I am 100% sure I have missed many..

    The TARDS (Thirsty Adventure Riding Dogs) meetings in the Los Angeles area (latest below).
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=293666

    The Monday rides from Santa Cruz.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=211204

    The AAARGH Rider Polar Ride to Camp Schiedeck.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=279768

    Various group Adv rides down to Baja, California (latest below).
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=238470

    The hugely successful recent n00bies ride to Death Valley.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=279717

    Locally organized Tech Days.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=273801
    &
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=249229

    The awesome Redwood Rendezvouz 'Mini Rally' organized by our very own Tiny.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260433

    Visits from the great and famous from foreign climes...
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=272359
    &
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=270807

    Ride in and camp outs...
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=233731

    Pheonix area group campouts.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=256236

    Various Geocoaching events...
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=205437

    ...and numerous locally organized group rides like this one...
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245772

    Not forgetting the Death Valley Daze in January, the WARPED trip at Kernville in April, and the West Fest in New Mexico last August.

    I have a attached below a picture from the Redwood Rendezvouz, which captures the good times for me.

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    Thats cRAsH, AnnieGS, some ugly Brit, and Rad.

    If youve got a pic or two of the good times, then pin 'em up in this thread, for everyone to enjoy after the post Turkey feasting has ended....

    Here is to an even better year in Adv West in 2008!

    :beer

    Cheers!
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  2. garnz

    garnz Happy to be here.

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    Hope to ride with you more in the new year.

    Cheers. :D
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  3. MaddBrit

    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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    Death Valley Daze January 2007

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    Is it January 2008 yet?

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  4. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Real.

    Soon.

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  5. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    This ride was pretty good too. :lol3

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    This one was too.
    Looks like there's some momentum building for some of the Sacramento Riders. :D
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  6. AngryScot

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    Some great memories from 2007!

    Almost a year and half since I finally joined, lurked for a few months before that.

    Great advise, great friends and great place to share..... Thanks to everyone, wishing you all the best for 2008 and hopefully shake a few more hands at DVDAZE! :clap:ricky



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    My Son on Simon's bike, after the 2ridetheworld show.

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    My first Ralley! RIO NIDO!
    Great people and a great ride to Tiny's new place!

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    Old friend, who I got into riding! :clap:ricky

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    California + Hammocks! I miss Scotland, but this place rocks!
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  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Merry Christmas to everyone, and wish another good year for most, and for the few, yours will just get better, just have to keep on exploring. :clap

    Thanks to ADV for bringing us together, making new friends, see different places, and of course, the great memories we keep.
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  8. Popey

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    Nice idea Bob. :thumb A couple of highlights from the year for me...

    Starting the year right at DVD. R-Dubb and Ricardo.

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    Chief clown Yogoi :evil

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    Caught the track bug pretty hard. Hit the track hard a couple of times too. :lol3

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    Final fling with pal of many here, Lone*Star, who's headed to KC. :cry

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    Au revoir to Jean-Luc the night before he left for Patagonia.

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    Good times. Happy Holidays team west!
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  9. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    This wasn't a ride for me...but, does it still count?

    Merry Christmas Popey and the Bay area gangsta's!

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  10. MaddBrit

    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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    There was a guy from Alaska who who used to posted up some great videos, just like that one. I think he was called AKphotog or summit? :dunno








    :lol3

    That is a GREAT video! Get yerself back to the Bay Area soon!

    :thumb

    PS keep them coming!
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  11. MaddBrit

    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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    Recognize any familiar faces?

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    Good times!
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  12. Popey

    Popey Nutter

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    Doood! :D How ya been? When ya coming back for the 2nd annual? :ear

    Merry Crimbo!
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  13. JStory

    JStory Long timer

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  14. Nom de Guerre

    Nom de Guerre Long timer

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    Merry Christma, MB!

    Hope to see you again in 2008 before long. I think the last time I shared a drink with you was at Warped 2 years ago. Maybe again this coming year.
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    Afew more shots from the Rio Nido roadhouse,very fun gathering.
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  17. Foot dragger

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    Fearless world traveler bikes.
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    Just_Sean herewegoagain

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  19. MojaveGS

    MojaveGS Loving it!

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    And a Happy New Year!!!
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