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Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by shrineclown, Oct 1, 2016.
Sorry to miss y'all again this year
Missed you too, bud!
(And several others of some notoriety)
I had a great time and met some stand-up people. Thanks to Clark and all those involved.
Another fantastic weekend in the books.
I attended my first Cromag in 2004. I heard some folks talking about "the old days" or how it all got started.
This got me thinking about the "old cromag" vs the "new cromag"
They are the same. They both serve the purpose to bring like minded folks together for a special time. The old was on private property with a small pond, a spot to build a big fire and serve a meal. The new old cromag (now on year 10?) is on closed state land with a big lake, a bigger fire and a great spot for dinner.
That my friends is all due to a guy named Clark. A guy named Ross got it started and a guy named Clark as improved it tremendously.
Thank you very much to Shrineclown, aka Clark for keeping this mother rolling.
Big props to a new old friend, Titus who joined me on a loop Saturday. It was a mashup of GPX tracks 20 miles of which turned out to be a section from a little bike ride. Thanks again for all the help Titus. Perhaps I'm not too old to keep riding Big Bike Hard after all but I will not argue that I'm getting a bit long in the tooth to take a bike bike on a small bike route.
To Casey I'm not sure what impressed me more; your skill on two wheels our you ability to consume bourbon by the fire. Oh to be 35 again. :)
Next year I'm going to get dirty Thursday and Friday and convince TL Chacifer that she should come up after work Friday for a nice ride to Stowe Saturday. From all accounts it was a great time.
Thanks to all who made this weekend memorable. Esp Kyle B.
Huge thanks to Clark for gathering this group of FFs together!
And a few shots of Sean's Friday ride.
Thanks for the tasty meal, Mary & Jaime!
See you all next year, fer sure!
philip & nanyee
Damn, missed Cromag this year. My favorite rally of the year, by a wide margin.
A somewhat last minute trip thru Canada - Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, the Gaspe and greater Quebec materialized for the week of Cromag. I went for it with hopes of salvaging the weekend at Cromag and couldn't get back in time. Had fun, but next year the rally is getting blacked out on my calendar.
See y'all next year!
My little pot of gold. I arrived at noonish on Thursday and spent the rest of the day wrenching on the 2 bikes finishing up a lot of deferred maintenance (and repairs). If I was riding, I probably would have missed it (that's what I'm telling myself)
It turned to a double rainbow, but the secondary bow was only slightly visible to the naked eye and less so to the camera lens. Still, here's a picture of the bow without my heap of junk in it.
My camp site buddy, Snappy.
I didn't take any pictures while riding the dirty little bike. But on Sunday Skippii and I did 204 miles round trip to the Victory Radar Base. There were several others who on Saturday thought they were going to ride with us, but by Sunday morning it was just the two of us. Ran into PoacherBob and his buddy at a gas station on 114 who had just been there. He didn't make it to Cromag but he said, "At least I made it to Vermont." Then a drunk (and possibly slightly pregnant) chick approaches our group with a creepy smile and goes to pet Skippii's orange hawk asking him what he uses to dye it. She goes on to offer her services as a girlfriend and hairdresser, and yes, she will travel to Virginia to do so. Skippii told her he was on a tight schedule and she quickly surmised he must have a girlfriend. She then offered that she could "probably go both ways," and asked what the girl looked like. Skippii still didn't give in, so she asked if there was anyone in the group who didn't have a girlfriend. PoacherBob said he didn't have a girlfriend but he had a wife, and she said that was ok too! When she finally returned to her vehicle, an older woman in the driver's seat threw her a look with hands raised like, "you didn't land one?" No pictures because I was too busy trying not laugh in her face. As she left she mumbled something about she was sorry, she was drunk, because her uncle just died.
Here's a couple shots from the top of the tall tower:
Panorama (about 180 degrees)
And of course, some fire photos.
I think this was Thursday night.
When it got small enough to call it beddy bye time
Only thing brighter than the fire was that orange mohawk. Here's Skippii making smores like an operator.
Some perspective (note the burly dude silhouette in the center sitting on the bench)
That's none other than our favorite Monkey Fucker, Shrineclown
Thanks to all the Dirty Boyz who came to Gaysville with me. Especially the ones who helped me preride and give me some confidence that it was still a kickass route.
Thanks again to Clark and everyone who contributes to making this event one of my favorites every year.
Yeah with a higher chance of tetanus though. The building I shot from is an easy climb. No rotting metal floors it was all solid concrete. Plus the average age of the group was over 50.
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Anyone know this clown ?
Always impressed with how well you ride two up.
You guys are always great to ride with.
Can I ride with you guys next year?
Here a few shots of you in the Big Bike Hard section... very rough section...
I need to find an easy way to "EDIT" the spedo, especially on my helmet cam.
Hey Craig. Long time no see. I did finally meet Fred and the lovely Marcella and I asked if he knew you. Of course he denied having any knowledge of you..... (just kidding). All good here. Just got back a couple hours ago.
No.....do tell. We were trying to figure that out.
...as always an incredible time...great riding, beautiful scenery, unique places and lots of laughs!
Christ my sides still hurt!
Props to PU...for someone who has not ridden in awhile you rock. Lees route to the radar station Friday was tops and Ken and Troy, you guys are the best! Finally, special thanks to Clark..we appreciate you more than you can imagine!
...few more pics
My first time at Cromag. Thanks to Clark, Kyle and all the organizers. Special thanks to Art and Bill for letting this Canadian boy join them on their Saturday ride. Good times. Put 1200 miles on the Tiger getting down there and back.
The picture of Mr. Bill is great. Frank looks like a giant about to step on his head Oh Nooooooo
I will be posting my pics soon. I have to edit the video a little so it will be a little.
...you getting nails in your tires is starting to be a CroMag tradition!