Appalachian Spring Rally April 26-28 2013

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by rjamesohio, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. rjamesohio

    rjamesohio Adventurer

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    Just SE of Dayton Ohio, near Caesar's Creek

    Contact Info for campground is below. If you'd are coming, please contact the campground directly and pay for your first nite whether tent or cabin. Your reservation is refundable until April 12 according to Walter, so there is little risk and this will ensure that we have adequate space. Also - as soon as we have 30 registered guests, we will be assured that we have the lodge and can then announce possible catered food.

    Frontier Campground
    Walter Wingate
    937-212-5096
    wingatew@frontiercamping.com

    Tell him you are with the Motorcycle group please!

    Dogs ARE allowed as long as they are in the control of the owner AND the owner cleans up after them; the campground manager assures us that he cannot have dogs running free so please play well with others!

    Walter will quote you the rates on the cabins and tent sites that we agreed upon.

    Spring Shots taken within one week of rally date but 3 years ago (2009):

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    Awesome restroom facilities!

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  2. rjamesohio

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    Update Feb 9 - only 3 cabins are left, but still enough tent camping spaces.

    Thanks!
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  3. rjamesohio

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    Only 2 cabins left now. Tent sites are still available however.
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  4. DirtynDusty

    DirtynDusty Been here awhile

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    I'm pulling teeth & hair 2 go. Wondering if anyone near me is in ,& wouldn't mind me tagging along . Is this pig friendly? or do i kneed 2 ride the kidney shaker?
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  5. indypup

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    Can you tell me more about this rally? Where will we be riding, etc?
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  6. XT Traveler

    XT Traveler Been here awhile

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    Yep, me too. I would love to know more!!!
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    agreed. sounds fun though and close to home.
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  8. rjamesohio

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    Everyone can get all the current detail on the link posted at the beginning of this thread; all updates are being posted there.

    This is only 10 minutes from the location of the annual devils staircase hill climb.

    No formal dual sport rides planned yet but Adams county Oh is not far and there are tons of gravel roads there - I used to go riding there and just pick a side road to pursue. Open to volunteers to lead a dual sport ride.

    Still two cabins left and a 5 tent sites...

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  9. Hans_Krugger

    Hans_Krugger Rock Jock

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    As a geologist, I can tell you that Caesars Creek is one of the best fossil hunting sites in the country...okay, maybe not the best...but the rocks are some of the most fossil rich on earth. Albeit it all marine fossils. You can pick them up out of the creek beds. https://ohiodnr.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=jEBnkdQtbbw%3D&tabid=18690 and http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/caesarck/tabid/720/Default.aspx The creek was named after an African American in colonial times and not a Roman. I have never figured out if he was an escaped slave or much else about him. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohwarren/Bogan/bogan330.htm

    There is a HUGE year round flea market just off I-71 that can be cheap amusement when youre not riding. I am not sure youre gonna find bike parts or equipment there, but old tools, sporting goods and junk are a sure find - they charge for parking. http://www.caesarcreek.com/

    There is a spectacular gorge 24 miles Northeast of the site in the village of Clifton. Clifton Gorge is worth the ride. Its narrow, deep and geologically pretty damn interesting. Its a great place for a short hike - with little effort you can see some pretty spectacular views...at least by Ohio stanards.If your a rock climber, there is a climbing area...although its pretty crappy...its better than nothing. On the edge of the gorge is an old mill - a GREAT place for lunch or breakfast. They specialize in things made from grain they grind on site. The pancakes are legendary - they are huge. However, they do gouge on price... But the view is incredible from your table and its a great place to take the wife or mistress..or both! http://www.cliftonmill.com/ If you dont feel like over-paying for pancakes, you can pick up bags of pancake mix (corn, wheat, buckwheat etc) at the counter - and its worth walking into the place just to snoop around. You can take a tour of the mill but they charge for it.

    Its not open now - but if youre looking for a hell of a good time during August-October... come back for the Ohio Renaissance Festival. If you have watched "Full Metal Jousting"...Shane Adams has bouts here. Its not fake (My daughter works for Shane). They go at it full force on draft horse and knock the living ***** out of each other. It is a very biker friendly place and its bawdy. I mean Ta-Ta City. The Clevage Captial of the Midwest....Buckeye Boobland. A boozonga rich environment. It is a riot! Did I mention it was bawdy? Right...anyway... of course they fleese you...$20 to get in plus spectacularly over priced food and drink - but after a few pints of mead, who cares? ...loads of great vendors..if you dont make it yourself, you cant sell it there. So the stuff is interesting. You can throw axes, spears, do archery, toss dwarves (not an official sport), get drunk, listen to some great music, make passes as women you dont know, get your fortune told by attractive women of all ages, go wenching, make passes at women you dont know. Did I mention Ta-Tas? (for those who are sensitive and PC - I dont want hear it - this is humor). http://www.renfestival.com/ Expensive? Oh yea...but worth it. Its a good weekend of theraputic debouachery

    If youre attending with your wife...or someone else's wife :lol3 and want a romantic lunch or dinner, consider the "Golden Lamb" http://www.goldenlamb.com/. Its a Restaurant and Inn thats been in continuous operation since 1803. Great for a date, but a bit foo-foo and expensive for anything else. Its 17 miles from the campground. The Blackhorse Tavern is worth visiting if you dont have something better planned - its part of the Inn http://www.goldenlamb.com/
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  10. rjamesohio

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    Izzy and Chris to play the Applachian Spring Rally!

    This live show will be held at the Rally site on Friday April 26 from 7:30 till 10:30. Tickets will be sold on site until they are gone.

    Directions to the site here:

    Frontier Campground
    Walter Wingate
    937-212-5096
    wingatew@frontiercamping.com

    If you have not heard these guys, you are in for a TREAT. We originally saw Izzy and Chris at the Foothills Festival a few years ago, and there was almost a riot when they stopped playing. Izzy's vocals are stunning.

    Our plan is to have the music INDOORS at the lodge, with 80 tickets available for $7.50 each. After the show, Izzy and Chris want to hang out with us, so if you come to enjoy their unique brand of music this will add a nice conversation flair to the Friday nite campfires.

    I shouldn't need to say more after you take a look at Izzy performing in studio:

    https://www.youtube.com/<wbr>watch?v=ZOondzDcQIs

    Check out their Myspace site:

    http://www.myspace.com/<wbr>izzyandchris

    We're bringing them to YOU, so hope y'all enjoy
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  11. rjamesohio

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    Volunteers are welcome to lead the Dual Sport ride; we have a local individual who is a retired trials rider and he MAY lead a ride.

    This is also the weekend for the East Coast Timing Association Speed Trials in nearby Wilmington OH if you like that sort of thing.
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  12. SquidRavioli

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    I do not see a link. I'm excited about this rally will be a good opportunity for me to meet some ADV riders, living in Kettering I'm close :freaky With my warm bed being 15 miles from the campground, I might just camp one night.
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  13. SquidRavioli

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    I would be happy to escort folks down the only gravel road I know in the Waynesville / Spring Valley area, get ready for excitement, Scott Road boasts a half mile straight away of gravel with a turnaround at one end. We can go up turn around and do it again LOL! The end of the turn around does have a dirt loop but I think there is a sign that says no motarized vehicles (I think it is for dog training)
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  14. rjamesohio

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    Hello all - I'm updating the information on the following forum:

    http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=59640.0

    and we will start to list ride maps.

    I've had several inquiries on the dual sport ride, but we are still looking for a leader. My suggestion was to head down into Adams county and pick a by-way - there are tons of gravel roads and you can get pretty lost if that's what you want (and I'm sure many of you will want to).

    If you live in that neck of the woods, and want to lead - I suggest you PM me and we could pick a restaurant for Saturday morning of your choosing. We'd then have the rally-goers just meet at that restaurant.

    Thanks - e-mail is best, rjamesohio@yahoo.com
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  15. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    I'll be coming up just not sure on what? The KTM 640adv. or the Norge.
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  16. rjamesohio

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    Sounds good. Hoping to see a lot of Advriders there.

    Still no formal ride leader from the Dual Sporters, but as I've mentioned I'd recommend heading slightly South from the rally into Adams County and I'm guessing folks will have some fun. Google Earth is your friend, but I could make some suggestions if someone here doesnt step up to lead a ride....
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  17. rjamesohio

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    Remember - check in on the Guzzi site for ALL details: http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=59640.40

    Time to start finishing up preparations! We're going to be releasing the 'meal ticket' plan that will complement your lodging arrangements (you DID make your reservation with the campground - right?

    Here's the big picture, and stay tuned here for the details: We're going to offer a meal ticket plan that will enable you to hang out and eat on-site Friday and Saturday nites for one fee. For 'desert' on Friday nite, we are going to option in a ticket to the Izzy and Chris concert. To keep costs down - we'll keep things simple on Sat and Sunday morning with rolls and coffee on-site, and guide you toward the best breakfast deals in the area to start your riding day(s) off.

    Details within the next few days, and then everyone can PayPal me for your 'meal tickets'....
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  18. rjamesohio

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    We now have the meal ticket/concert packages setup and are ready to accept advanced orders. If you plan to eat at the rally you will need to purchase the meal tickets in advance so that we can plan food requirements! TIckets will be issued at the door Friday or Sat for those attending Sat only

    Prices:

    Friday and Saturday Meals with concert ticket: $25
    Friday and Saturday Meals WITHOUT concert ticket: $19
    Saturday nite meal only: $13
    Friday Nite Meal only: $7
    Izzy and Chris Concert tickets will be $7.50 at the door or $7.00 in advance.

    Please make sure you indicate precisely which package you want when you issue payment, along with your name. Tickets will be printed as such.

    Video of Izzy Stetar in the studio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOondzDcQIs


    Friday Nite:


    Crockpot soups/chili with sandwiches. eats available at 5:30 PM

    Izzy and Chris concert around 7:30 for those with tickets.

    Campfires.


    Saturday Nite:


    Dinner at 6:30 PM

    Entrée
    BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
    Smoked Turkey Breast Sandwich

    Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw

    Sandwiches Served with Hamburger Buns
    Spicy and Mild BBQ Sauce

    Send checks to:

    Ron James
    9558 Ferry Rd.
    Waynesville, OH 45068

    or PAYPAL to rjamesohio@yahoo.com

    Less than three weeks away!
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  19. SquidRavioli

    SquidRavioli Beer Snob

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    Any ADV'ers going?
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  20. rjamesohio

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    Deadline for meal/concert tickets is Tuesday April 23.

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