BWDR 2013 Camp Out and Interpretive Dance Festival

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by bloochdog, Jul 13, 2013.

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Silli Pints... Who wants one ? Silicone pint glass .

  1. Silli Pint ( Have not decided on art work yet )

  2. Two glasses.

  3. Three glasses

  4. Four glasses

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  1. Laconic

    Laconic Hapless Rube

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    Home. Rain, drizzle, wind, 5 seconds of sun then more of the other three. Abused by bluehairs going 15 under on the way to church.

    Can't find my two large BWDR stickers. :baldy

    It was good to see everyone and to start some more new friendships.

    blooch, thanks again for being a river to your people.
  2. xuare

    xuare Gravity wins again

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    Made it home. I checked my oil and straps after I cleared Skyline (all were fine) only to find my starter / battery was getting weaker and only just barely started the bike. I had enough gas, so decided to push for home only to hit the hardest rain of the journey. And I can't stop to put on rain gear...

    There also were a seemingly large number of people on VA-20 headed west, plus some trailer I was behind that was going 50 and spraying water everywhere.

    Lessons learned:

    -Frogg Toggs are a hell of a lot more waterproof than the inside rain lining of (at least my) jacket. To be fair the rain linig did work, but anything the outer, wet mesh touched became drenched, such as the belt line,

    -Standard riding pants don't keep water out very well

    -Camping hammocks work if you take the time to work how to arrange it so you don't sag into the center. You also must work out proper knots (taut-line hitches are very handy). Make sure you have about 15' webbing loop to go around big trees. Hennessy's included straps are too $%^$% short.

    -Tarps are a good thing, but only if they are covering that which you want to not get rain on it. Nylon tarps give more acreage per pound

    -Nothing dries when the humidity is 100%

    -Tom knows Gore-Tex

    -I love my external frame backpack for the ease with which the frame can be strapped to a bike and that other things can be strapped to it or the bike.

    -Inmates are awesome! Thanks to everyone (esp. Blooch!)

    Now I need to look up some of those big webbing straps and a pair of Sidi boots...
  3. beantop

    beantop Remember, Safty Forced

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    eye made it home safe...

    Thanx for a great tyme blooch
  4. H14

    H14 Live, Laugh, Love.

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    Made it home without running over anybody. Time for a shower and a nap, I'll play mechanic another day.

    Thanks for everything Blooch it was a blast, let's do it again next year but on Banshee's off weekend.
  5. valongbeard

    valongbeard mild mannered

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    H14 - i am sorry i didn't see more of you Saturday (not like that). I would like to compare calendars and get you by my fire sometime (not like that, geeze).
  6. tom c

    tom c Not again....

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    Home safe - no turnbacks, no hotels! Lots of rain all the way to Frederick, then less. Final 40 miles on dry pavement - had to stop to take off the thick gloves and put on the sunglasses!

    Great weekend! Thanks Blooch! Pics in a bit.
  7. H14

    H14 Live, Laugh, Love.

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    Yeah, you never made it down to the fire and by the time I got back up to Mason jar central you had already left. I wish we had more time to talk about V-Stroms, turkeys, whitetails, and all the other stuff that makes us happy. I'll give you a call next week.
  8. gastone

    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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    Made it home thanks to Lance.

    Blooch, sorry I ditched on cleanup duty my man.
  9. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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    I want to thank ALL the volunteers that cooked, cleaned up, made salads, side dishes and kept the COFFEE flowing. Without everyone pitching in we would all be hungry.:1drink

    Chaz, home run on the pork..........we're not worthy.:bow

    Blooch, You da man. It must take some patience to deal with all of us..........thanks buddy.

    Lance, WTF........ did you ride? :rofl


    :wave
  10. REAPER_ONE

    REAPER_ONE YOU'RE DONE

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    Thanks all. In the woods since 3pm. Will post up pics tonight.


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    Scotty shut up, you are scaring the deer away!
  11. mica

    mica Weekend Adventurer

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    Clean & dry.

    Hit the shiz 20 miles from Front Royal, slowed down by Haymarket, stopped by the time I hit 495. First dry pavement 495 in Maryland. woot!


    Thanks brother Blooch!
  12. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 Long timer

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    Blooch_

    We're in. Got behind a collection of asshats driving 18 wheelers that thought sitting in the left lane and driving 55 would be cool.

    Many thanks my friend - Absolutely fantastic weekend !
  13. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 Long timer

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    xuare -

    Before you sink more money in more Henessey straps, get a set of Kammok Python straps ($19.95 a set) and two their Kanga Claw is a 22kN wire gate carabiners ($10 ea). The straps have multiple attachment points, are 10 feet long and don't stretch - at all. Their shipping is only $5 flat rate. www.kammock.com

  14. tom c

    tom c Not again....

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    Here's a link to the pics I took this weekend:
    http://s1147.photobucket.com/user/tomc407/slideshow/2013 BWDR

    Here are the campers on Friday:
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    Pumpkin Roll! Thanks Rhonda!
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    This guy has a guilty look on his face - I think he had plans to hoard the PR:
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    Not a UFO:
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    Just one of Beantops flying things:
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    Blooch!
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    Just touch it - it won't hurt.
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    DCRider test rode them all - and then some:
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    One of Saturday's dirt rides:
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    This bugs me:
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    Saturday night: more flying things from Dan:
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    Fire is good:
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    Also I spoke with a few of you about GORE-TEX customer service - here is the link, or call 1 800-GORE-TEX (467-3839).

    http://www.gore-tex.com/remote/Satellite/content/customer-service/contact-us

    Good to see all you FFs!
  15. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    After a good brunch in New Market with Twohawks & Skippii, had a wet ride back east with Skippi 'till we split ways in Orange. Thanks for the hospitality Blooch! It was great seeing everyone and hanging out with y'all.
  16. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    Thanks for the hospitality Blooch. It was a great week. :deal

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    More pics later. :freaky
  17. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Blooch, best BWDR yet. Home safe and sound and almost dry.

    VAC
  18. Porcupine224

    Porcupine224 Somewhere West of Goose Creek

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    Well Done, Blooch

    A fine collection of persons of note, foods and beverage,
    and creative pyrotechnics. A leaf blower...really? but it worked.

    Also I didn't ever think I would see a Helicopter on a KLR...

    Thanks to all.
  19. Charles

    Charles Formerly known as Dr Whipit

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    I wish I could think of something clever and cool to say about how great the weekend was and how cool everybody is and what a great guy Blooch is and what a great place he has and how much fun the ride on Saturday was and how everything was great in spite of the rain and how good the food was and how much I'm looking forward to the next time I get to see you all again and how it rained the whole way home but I stayed dry and stuff like that but I just can't put it into words so I'll just use this little emoticon thingy.

    :freaky
  20. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

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    Thanks Blooch!