Mendo NF Rally 2012

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by mootsuno, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. mootsuno

    mootsuno Been here awhile

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    UPDATE! The dates are May 3-6.

    Hey Everybody,

    It looks like most people are going to be trucking in. The problem is we probably won't have
    enough parking spots for everybody. So some folks are going to have to unload their gear
    and park at the boat ramp. It's only a couple minutes away and we can shuttle people if necessary.

    Also we're not allowing RV's in the the group parking lot, they just take up too much room.
    Even full size trucks with trailers may not be able to fit. We'll try to squeeze in as many as possible,
    but please be flexible.

    Attached is a map of the campsite. As you can see there's limited parking. The RV spot is where we'll have all of our cooking equipment and supplies
    and won't be available for general parking. My truck will be there since it's hauling much of the equipment to the site.
    Don't worry about bike parking, we have plenty of that.
    If you have any questions just PM me.


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    So we've started getting questions about the rally this year so here's
    the thread.

    I've talked with Cory and DaveBro and we decided it'll be quite similar to
    last year's.

    We'll be at Fuller Grove group campground again as long as it's open.
    It should be, but it depends on weather and water availability at the site.

    The tentative dates are May 3-6, and we'll have the site Thursday through Sunday nights.
    This way we avoid Mother's Day and aren't too close to the
    Sheet Iron ride. This is of course subject to change.

    This year we will be charging up front to make sure people who say they are showing do.
    The cost isn't set yet but it'll be inexpensive. The price will include
    four nights of camping and dinner Friday and Saturday nights. There will be an
    extra cost for dinner Thursday night.
    I think we'll do a similar menu to last year, Hot dogs, sausage and chili Friday,
    pulled pork on Saturday ( in the pit smoker of course) and for the early birds,
    pizza Thursday.

    Remember this group campsite is limited to 50 people and it's for tent camping.

    If you have an RV you can stay at the Fuller grove individual site campground,
    all of 3 minutes away and still have meals and hang out with everybody. RV's
    are allowed at the group site but take up too much of the available parking.

    In the next couple of months we'll iron out the details, get the cost figured
    and get some rides planned.

    So there it is, the thread is started. Please feel free to make suggestions
    or ask questions.
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  2. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Also the cut off for sign ups and payments is MAY 1st midnight. We will be off the grid May 2nd and will not have access to internet to verify payments. More importantly we have to go shopping for food and need a firm number to buy food for. Thanks


    This is an unorganized I repeat unorganized ride. You show up camp and hang out and ride with who and where you want.


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    THIS EXPLAINS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, RELEASE OF LIABILIT, AND PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS.

    PLEASE READ BEFORE SENDING YOUR PAYMENT.

    FOLKS, ONCE YOU SEND YOUR PAYMENTS, WE ARE ALL EQUALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF THE PG&E CAMPSITE.

    IN ADDITION:

    Attending this event is voluntary and you are responsible for your actions and whatever comes out of it.

    Motorcycle riding involves some safety risks and you are aware that you can get hurt, have serious injury or even lead to fatality.

    Make certain your motorcyle is in good mechanical condition, legally registered and licensed. You should know how to operate it to a competent level of safety and fun.

    Now say the pledge of allegiance with me:

    "Inside or outside the forest, we will ride only open and legal roads or trails."


    The IN LIST for the PG&E group camp ground will be capped off at 50 people. Once we start taking payments in March the first 50 people to pay for group camping are in. If you want to RV or dont make the group cut off you can still make your own reservations at the FULLER GROVE public camp ground and join us for meals.

    Fuller Grove Link for RVs etc (make your own reservation):
    http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/f...name=Lake+Pillsbury+-+Fuller+Grove+Campground



    Camping is $20 per person (Thur-Sun)
    Meals are $30 per person (Friday & Saturday Dinner as well as Beverages & Snacks)

    Also the cut off for sign ups and payments is MAY 1st midnight. We will be off the grid May 2nd and will not have access to internet to verify payments. More importantly we have to go shopping for food and need a firm number to buy food for. Thanks


    This is the IN LIST
    Once you send money you will be added here as in! First 50 people to send money are in for real.
    1-10
    Mootsuno / Trucking / Camping / Dinner
    Davebro / Trucking / Camping / Dinner
    SkiBumBrian / Trucking / Camping / Dinner
    O'Hooligan / Trucking / Camping / No Dinner
    SenorPeligro / Riding In / Camping / Dinner
    Seavoyage / Riding In / Camping / No Dinner
    Joefromsf / Riding In / Camping / Dinner
    Speed Racer / Trucking / Camping / Dinner
    GasDepot / Riding In / Camping / Dinner
    cme4lyt / Trucking / Camping / Dinner

    11-20
    duitswes / Trucking / Camping / Dinner
    r3r3r / Trucking / Camping / Dinner
    Catfish / Trucking / Camping / Dinner
    K.L.Rocket / Riding In / Camping / Dinner
    BigWan / Riding In / Camping / Dinner
    BigWan +1 / Riding In / Camping / Dinner
    LittleWan / Riding In / Camping / Dinner
    SFMCjohn / Riding In / Camping / Dinner
    Capt.saveaho / Trucking / Camping / Dinner
    Ravine / Trucking / Camping / Dinner

    21-30
    SanGJan / Trucking / Camping / Dinner
    SanGJan (Marcel) /Carpool / Camping / Dinner
    SanGJan (Luc) /Carpool / Camping / Dinner
    SpecialAgentNancy / Riding / Camping / Dinner
    lastplace / Trucking / Camping / Dinner
    Lil Zing / Trucking / Camping / Dinner
    macadamia / Riding In / Camping / Dinner
    Just Paul / Trucking / Camping / Dinner
    Just Paul +1 / Carpool / Camping / Dinner
    balaa / riding in / camping / Dinner

    31-40
    xplora / riding in / camping Dinner
    xplora +1 (Mark) / Trucking / camping / Dinner
    MechEngr03 / Trucking / Camping / Dinner
    MechEngr03 +1 / Trucking / Camping / Dinner
    Chris666 / Trucking / Camping / Dinners
    kzahel / Riding / Camping / Dinner
    zeegman / trucking / camping / dinners
    jerrykap / trucking / camping / NO dinners
    BArtek990 / Riding In / Camping / Dinners
    nwemerys / Trucking / Camping / Dinners

    41-48
    stuntcrazy / Trucking / Camping / Dinners
    Eggroll / ride in / camping / Dinners
    DARKRYDER / Riding In / Camping / Dinners
    DowDuer / Riding In / Camping / Dinners
    Leadman / Riding In / Camping / Dinners
    Titus58 / Riding in / Camping / Dinners
    CalGSer / Trucking / Camping / Dinners
    Focallength / Trucking / Camping / NO dinner


    Dinner Only:
    hotmama / Trucking / RV Camping / Dinner
    andme / Carpool / RV Camping/ Dinner
    arbrlvr / Riding In / RV Camping / Dinner
    BogeyMan / Trucking / RV Camping / Dinner
    BogeyMan +1 / Carpool / RV Camping / Dinner
    rrsteves / Riding In / NO Camping / Sat Dinner

    Also the cut off for sign ups and payments is MAY 1st midnight. We will be off the grid May 2nd and will not have access to internet to verify payments. More importantly we have to go shopping for food and need a firm number to buy food for. Thanks


    Payment
    When using Pay Pal please note: Mendo 2012 in notes section. You must select "personal and others" tabs.


    We need to know :
    Screen name / riding or trucking / group camping or NOT camping / and dinners


    PAY PAL address:

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    As of 3-5-12 we have 46 people on the sign up list. 50 is the limit per PG&E. 12-14 trucks so parking is near full at the group campsite. There is additional parking at the boat ramps but you wont be able to see or sleep in your truck at the ramp. If you can car pool that would be great or ride in.

    Sign Up List not sure or havent paid yet
    CRW
    McMa111
    Boney
    Chrish4ku
    Goforit!
    SuRfR
    little_twin / trucking
    puddles / riding / group camping / dinners
    Rearsteer
    pcfly
    norcalslowpoke
    ixab
    tirebiter +1

    Also the cut off for sign ups and payments is MAY 1st midnight. We will be off the grid May 2nd and will not have access to internet to verify payments. More importantly we have to go shopping for food and need a firm number to buy food for. Thanks

    Last years ride

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685573

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=650270
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  3. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    putting this on my empty calendar.
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  4. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    IN no matter the Price or Dates !

    Have Paypal !

    last year !

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  5. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

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    Yo Dean and Cory
    Im in and just let me know what to do.
    Plenty of space to haul up crap in the new rig!
    Again more than happy to take people out on tough single track rides:D
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  6. SenorPeligro

    SenorPeligro Proper Naughty

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    Wait, like the Sheetiron but without the millions of people...?
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  7. BogeyMan

    BogeyMan Been here awhile

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    Count me in...
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  8. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Andy,

    Think of this as a warm up for the Sheetiron. Heck riding with 500 of your best'est friends. They only pass you one at a time. Most of the time anyway...
    I'll drive.
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  9. SenorPeligro

    SenorPeligro Proper Naughty

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    Sounds like a :freaky!
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  10. boney

    boney Ride > Post

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  11. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    I'm in!!! Well that's if I'm in one piece this time:D. CRW and I will be more then happy to help you trash your bikes on some disgusting trails. Also my family owns a grocery store so I can help with quality food (meat and organic veggies), let me know what I can do. :freaky
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  12. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    and better cheaper food, and camping, and a fire pit... I could go on and on !
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  13. BogeyMan

    BogeyMan Been here awhile

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    Please don't. :lol3:slurp
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  14. mootsuno

    mootsuno Been here awhile

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    Capt.

    We'll be talking to you about that, the food that is.
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  15. r3r3r

    r3r3r Wildebeast

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    Hey Dean, I remember when you mentioned this last year in DV.

    Don't know why I missed the first one. (I guess I thought working on the house was more important... :huh)

    I wouldn't want to miss out again - Please put me down as IN.
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  16. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    I should be able book this one too. Last year was super fun and a great group of folks.

    It's always a good time to practice your river crossings and shower at the same time.

    [​IMG]
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  17. GoForIt!

    GoForIt! n00b

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    Sounds like fun! Count me in! Ken
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  18. Rearsteer

    Rearsteer Been here awhile

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    Do you ride the same trails as you would from Stonyford? IE trail 3,4,15&20? I have flown in and camped, but not driven in. Thanks, Scott
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  19. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    This is an unorganized I repeat unorganized ride. You PAY show up camp and hang out and ride with who and where you want.
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  20. SenorPeligro

    SenorPeligro Proper Naughty

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    I was told there'd be terlets and a band! :ddog
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