Eastside Meet-ups

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by AKStrom, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. AKStrom

    AKStrom Just call me 'Magellan'

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    Good to see you guys again.

    I ate entirely too much this time. Gonna have to learn NOT to order the freaking dessert. :lol3
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  2. Dude69

    Dude69 Usurper of Gov'ts

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    the Hush Puppies were yummy as usual... must order more next time :dg
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  3. gabrielu

    gabrielu Mo' Beta!

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    Here's a bit of a Ride Report on the RallyMoto that took place last weekend. Not a full Rob-style RR, but I am sure you’ll enjoy the pictures and videos.
    I had a great time down there, it would be great if next year we could get a larger representation of ADVriders…

    It was great to see Luca, Aaron, Troye, Cliff, Bill and other usual suspects, plus meeting folks I had ‘seen’ only on the internet, like Jim Hyde and Ken of Bikebandit, and yet other folks that I had never met and who ride waaay faster than one would think…. I thought I was going fast (hit 85mph :yikes on a stretch) but I guess I was not :eek1. Those guys were really flying, check out some of videos of Thor, Jeremy, Ian, Bill & Co. :bow

    Fun event, very well organized, nice folks all around. Some confusion (on the moto side) on rules that led to sort of ridiculous placement of the top riders. I for one tried to be as accurate as I could on timing etc., and yet managed to pick 6+ minutes penalty:deal . Not an issue for an average rider who cares little about placement, but the fast guys wanted to win and the fastest fellow was downright pissed off… Oh well, he’s a youngster, he’s learning that ‘fair’ is something that exist in children tales only…

    I’d recommend the event to folks in a wide variety of skills, the challenge is really w/yourself, no handlebar to handlebar testosterone stupidity.

    Here’s a collection of pictures and videos lifted from a variety of amateur folks. Thanks Cliff, Vernon, John, Al, Mark: it’s really a treat to have folks willing to spectate and to take/share pictures and videos- Again thanks and hope to be able to reciprocate sooner or later-

    http://picasaweb.google.com/fotoudeschini/RallyMtHood2008#
    http://alinbeaverton.smugmug.com/gallery/6299745_jHwCs#P-1-12
    http://adventuresidecar.smugmug.com/gallery/6285509_YAkQR#397063423_i64Dx

    Also a link to a pro photograper-
    http://www.pdxsports.com/photos/showindex.asp?folder=2008MtHood
    [​IMG]

    Gabriele
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  4. Dude69

    Dude69 Usurper of Gov'ts

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    Great images!
    Thanks for the photos and video. I was really bummed when I couldn't come down to watch the races. :(
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  5. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Yeah, you ended up loving the sh!t out of it. :lol3

    Good work out there Gabriel. :thumb

    Anders
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  6. Tail Gunner

    Tail Gunner Life is Good !!!

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    It looks like the weather is going to be nice for tomorrow and I have no meeting planned, so I should be ready for a burger and beer @ 6PM. Hope to see you all then.

    Drew
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  7. GSguy

    GSguy Here's a quarter.

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    I will try to hook up with you guys and enjoy a brew but i would be a little closer to 7:30 if I make it. :1drink
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  8. AKStrom

    AKStrom Just call me 'Magellan'

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    Sweet. I'll be there until 8-ish as usual. If the weather's decent, I may be out back.

    And somebody slap me if I start talking about ordering the brownies again. :bluduh
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  9. NWBoarder

    NWBoarder Whitmeister

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    Gabe,
    Nice write up on the Mt Hood event. Looks like fun was had by all! :evil
    I saw several familiar faces too. Bill, Jeremy, Ian, Matt, etc.
    I wanted to go, but had too much going on!
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  10. NWBoarder

    NWBoarder Whitmeister

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    Hey,
    I'm sure there's still a few ADV'ers out there that needs a Snortin' Boar Racing T-shirt or Sweat Shirt!

    I am meeting Springer tonight and could transport the goods to the Eastside Meet-up. Send me a PM.

    Also, don't forget:


    Snortn' Boar send off Party / fundraiser at Engel's on Saturday 25th.
    Good food, raffle and give aways! Live music after 7:00
    Starts at 2:00 till when ever you are done!
    Be good to have an idea of who's coming so we get enough chow!!!
    Let us know ASAP
    Thanks and see you there!
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  11. Tail Gunner

    Tail Gunner Life is Good !!!

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    I am going to try to stop by on Saturday and will get a shirt then. It has been a while since I have seen the Engel's crowd
    Snortn' Boar send off Party / fundraiser at Engel's on Saturday 25th.
    Good food, raffle and give aways! Live music after 7:00
    Starts at 2:00 till when ever you are done!
    Be good to have an idea of who's coming so we get enough chow!!!
    Let us know ASAP
    Thanks and see you there!
    [/quote]
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  12. NWBoarder

    NWBoarder Whitmeister

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    Thanks Drew!
    Last time I saw you, was breakfast in Goldbridge, BC.

    See you at Engels on Saturday.

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  13. Tail Gunner

    Tail Gunner Life is Good !!!

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    Nice seeing everyone. It was a cold ride home. Next time I will take the GS with heated grips and seat.
    Also note to self - any gear that has summer in its name is not good in cold weather. next time wear pants with liner. [​IMG]

    Drew
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  14. Tail Gunner

    Tail Gunner Life is Good !!!

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    Not sure if i am going to make it tonight, if I do it will be around 7:30. I have to get ready for Halloween.

    Drew
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  15. Dude69

    Dude69 Usurper of Gov'ts

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    Won't be able to make it tonight... gotta pick up a friend at the aeroport :D
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  16. ruffryder

    ruffryder Been here awhile

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    Anybody going tonight? A barley pop and burger sound mighty good. Might be needed for the cold ride home! :1drink
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  17. Tail Gunner

    Tail Gunner Life is Good !!!

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    Burger and Beer tonight? I will be down there around 6PM. Mostly likely I will be coming from work and will be driving the cage. Hope to see you all there.:freaky

    Drew
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  18. AKStrom

    AKStrom Just call me 'Magellan'

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    Yup, I'll be there.

    Gotta drown my sorrows somehow...
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  19. ducwad

    ducwad Livin' the dash

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    I've my furlough papers in order so I'll be by to meet some of you FF's tonight.
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  20. gabrielu

    gabrielu Mo' Beta!

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    ...having visions of a gorgonzola burger :dg washed down w/an Arrogant Bastard :slurp...
    see you there around 1830-

    Ranjan, can you do a pit stop before heading south for a long ride in the rain?
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