Rendezvous time! Rich Mountain Rendezvous 2017 - Sept. 14-17!

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  1. jay547

    jay547 Long timer

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    We rode Old Military Road once on our dual-sports, my wife was not happy about that at all. It was very rough. I generally prefer gravel country roads over trails, she likes street.

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    I guess we'll just bring the street bikes. That will knock her out of the Tiddler event though.
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  2. sKatZ

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    She can still ride the Tiddler. It's not limited to small bikes except for the "competition" aspect which I promise you is entirely ridiculous in terms of "awards." :-D
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    I will be there. I am a CASA staff member with CASA of the 2nd judicial district in NEA.
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  4. sKatZ

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    Terrific! Looking forward to welcoming you :-)
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  5. sKatZ

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    Message from our fearless leader, the Prof himself! :clap

    "To all, a personal note about Rich Mountain Rendezvous. I will not be able to attend, but will be there in spirit. Cancer treatments take their toll.

    More than ever the "meeting on the mountain" is important. It is about the kids. CASA needs your support to help those kids. Besides, just think of all the great riding...on and off-road....there is. Not to mention great food, music, friends...new and old, prizes, and for some, wrenching a problem and helping another rider.

    So bring a smile and some $$$ for CASA. If for some reason you can't attend, send a check marked "CASA." Reserve a spot for camping or at the renovated hotel. Please do this right away as Cynthia, and the gang need to have an accurate count for this, the 18th year on Rich Mountain.

    Peace to all, Steve "Prof" Johnson "
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  6. sKatZ

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    From your Tiddler to the Top guru, SwampFox (Lee):

    Friday, September 15th:
    Rider's meeting at 8:30am after breakfast on your own at camp or lodge, after which we'll ride to Mena for a gas stop, then East/South into the Ouachita National Forest. The length & route will be depend on circumstances of the day, such as weather , temperature, road conditions and our spirit of adventure, with the overall loop varying from 70-130 miles. This group ride will focus on unpaved but "groomed" NFS & county roads as much as practicable, with the potential of a couple of short side-trips that are a little more challenging. A lunch stop will be included, and the longest run between gas stops should not exceed 90 miles - friendly to stock TW tanks. A couple of us plan to carry 1-gallon extra fuel just in case. All riders are invited to join us - our pace will be amenable to Tiddler bikes. We'll plan to return to camp by, say, 3-4pm.


    Note: If you prefer to stay on paved roads on Friday, join us for the 1st ~25 miles and we’ll work up a return route.

    Note: Distance from Last Gas Stop on Friday to 1st Gas Stop on Saturday is ~75 miles.

    Saturday, September 16th:
    After rally breakfast at camp, we'll have a rider's meeting at 8:30, after which we'll head West twds Oklahoma. All riders will be given a route sheet at camp. The primary route is ~127 mile paved road route with a gas stop a ~40 miles and gas/lunch at ~80 miles. However, there are a some options for side trips to see old bridges and/or ride across the dam of a small lake. There will also be a true short-cut thru the woods for the adventurous. We should all return to camp by, say, 3pm to rest up for the evening festivities.
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  7. MartiniUp

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    That is exactly what I'm looking for. Hope others are of like mind.
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  8. sKatZ

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    Only a few days left until we meet on the mountain! Hope to see many of you there :-)
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  9. jay547

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    We'll be there. We have decided to bring our dual-sports instead of street bikes.
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  10. sKatZ

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    :clap
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  11. WoodButcher

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    Bike washed, gear washed, new helmet, camping gear in piles for packing. Nothing to do now but wait until Wednesday to load up.
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  12. Advjeremy

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    Very excited about this weekend!!! Looks like the weather might be very nice. Cant wait to meet everyone!!!!
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  13. sKatZ

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    I hope y'all had as great a time as I did because I had a GREAT time!

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  14. WoodButcher

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    Tiddler start.

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  15. jay547

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    We took a few too.

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  16. jay547

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    That's my wife (ladyninja) in the hi-viz on the Honda and me in red on the DR650.
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  17. WoodButcher

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    I may have another picture of your wife. I'll check when I get home tonight.
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  18. WoodButcher

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    Here are some more pictures:

    Sunrise on Saturday:

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    Stars and some faint milky way on Friday night:

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    Some bugs (I have tons of butterfly shots, thanks to Snoopster, but haven't uploaded them yet)

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    Fog and lunch on Friday:

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    The bike that didn't make the Tiddler run:

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    The Internal table. In chatting, Andre was surprised how many of us were born outside of the US. So we got a group shot.

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    Beer and Wine with the brains behind the rally.

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    Cynthia telling us a tear jerker:

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    And the Saturday evening entertainment:

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    Early Sunday morning:

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  19. jay547

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    Anyone know what year the old red International pick up is? I posted it in the "Things you took pictures of last week" thread and they were asking.

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  20. sKatZ

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    I think it is a '63. I'll find out for sure.

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