Roll The Bones Rally 8, October 13-15, 2017

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  1. c4nuck

    c4nuck Been here awhile

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    Last weekend in October gives a better chance for cooler weather.

    I'm not sure how much of a move would be considered, but I think there is potential out towards Buchanan Lake. Routes can be developed for most areas, its a matter of finding a place with mixed accommodations, which seems to be along lakes 99% of the time.

    I do like the idea of a new venue though, seems like a smaller crowd for sure this year. On the plus side, all 5 of us had the bonfire to ourselves. :freaky
  2. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    I scouted down there last year and every place I came to would not allow a motorcycle event there....if you know of one, let me know!
  3. c4nuck

    c4nuck Been here awhile

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    I'll be on the lookout, I don't know of any either.
  4. gtownt

    gtownt Two wheel omnivore

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    First of all thanks for setting this all up for us Dody. You and your crew did another fine job this year. Thanks to all of you.

    I'm good with the venue, and the timing. If you plan on pushing the timing out in hopes of cooler weather please keep the rally to the second or fourth weekend of whatever month you choose.

    Cheers
  5. scoutguy

    scoutguy The Chairman

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    Great job for putting this on Dody, had a good time as usual. Don't really care about scheduling next year just have to make sure the boss man understands when I need to be scheduled off. I'm in for volunteering again for next year as well!
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  6. goyko

    goyko Been here awhile

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    I’m actually pretty disappointed in rally. The “dirt rally” was described as ride for small bikes made mostly of dirt. When in fact there was more than about 150 miles of paved roads. 50 of dirt streets. And maybe 10-15 of actuall dirt. Instead of that one part in the beginning, I could done the dirt rally on R1. Or in Chevrolet Cruze. Me personally, and other 4 of my friends won’t be coming back for sure.
  7. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Dirt roads is pretty much all there is in TX unless you have access to private land or a pay to ride type place. If you want real dirt you'll need to go to NM, CO, or Mexico. The good riding areas like 360 were all closed years ago.
  8. goyko

    goyko Been here awhile

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    I know. I’m just saying that it should’ve been stated like that in the description for the rally. Dirt rally is actually 150 miles of pavement. It even said “route is douable on bigger bikes”. I don’t see how any bike wouldn’t be to ride that route.
  9. shrineclown

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    ......versus all that good off road riding in Dallas?
  10. goyko

    goyko Been here awhile

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    What is wrong with you people? It’s not competition or where is better ride discussion.
    The event was advertised as dirt rally for small bikes. I payed 75$, spend money for a cabin, and drove there just to ride 150 miles on pavement. That is not a small bike dirt rally. It should have been advertised properly. That’s false advertising. Deceiving and I don’t like that.
    If it was advertised for what it is, I wouldn’t attend. Nor I would ride in Dallas. But I would probably go to AR or something and have a proper small bike dirt ride.
    I didn’t advertise a ride in Dallas as a small bike dirt ride. Then charged a bunch of people to come here and ride, just to make them a route around Walmart parking lot, George bush freeway and a ride around the neighborhood. And then tell them, well that is the best we have.
  11. TXjames

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    The Dirty Raid was in fact a bit lackluster this year. Particularly compared to some of the relatively spectacular Dirty Raids in recent past. We tried to give attendees something new but missed the mark and for that I apologize.
    That said, if you're the type to publicly whine about someone's time consuming efforts for which they receive no profit then dismiss all their future endeavors, your presence won't be missed.
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  12. goyko

    goyko Been here awhile

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    No, on the contrary, I met up a lot of friends, and seen a lot of people I haven’t in a long time. If I would knew what it is, I could’ve bring bike more suitable for that and actually enjoyed the ride. Pavement on a small bike, narrow seat and knobies for whole day equals torture for me. I appreciate your honesty. I have no hard feelings.
  13. bigdave-gs

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    Then next year we expect to see you months in advance coming down here and ride which ever bike you'd like to bring and exploring new dirt roads for our routes. We have had some really great dirt roads with some that were beyond a lot of folks riding abilities that got folks injured, some careflighted. It's really hard to find that happy middle. I can take you down some of our "dirt roads" that have bee removed from our routes, but if you get hurt.....it's on you. Then there are some folks that could fall out of a pleasing tree and hit every limb and still wouldn't be happy ! It takes time and money to do what we do and we usually don't see very many volunteers. So if you'd like to raise your hand as a volunteer, then come on down.
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  14. goyko

    goyko Been here awhile

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    The thing you are saying still don’t have any sense. The reasons you wrote, is why you guys had 3-4 different routes. Taken from the website.

    Dirty Raid
    This track is designed for the little bikes. It's typically shorter and with as little pavement as possible. The goal of the Dirty Raid is to hit the nastiest roads in the area and long detours will be taken to avoid pavement and see the country side. It was all scouted on an 1150gsa (when it was dry) so technically it's doable on a big bike but not necessarily fun. Some roads may be impassable on a big bike this year with all the rain we've been getting. It's hard to say.
    Rally Raid
    This track is designed for the big bikes and is famous for featuring more miles than a sane group can cover in one day. On this route riders will, inevitably, get a few challenges that will test their big bike skills. Between abandoned bridges, sandy roads, and beautiful scenery riders will encounter the twistiest pavement the area has to offer. Boring gravel will be bypassed for twisty pavement.
    Paved Raid
    This track is provided as a courtesy to all of our street bike riding attendees. It will endeavor to show riders beautiful scenery and the twistiest paved roads in the area.”

    I rode the first one as I said. And it was 150 miles of pavement. If the things are as you say. Then simply change the description of the route. I don’t know is anybody making any money on it. I know I payed for it. And it’s was compete false advertise.
    You may continue giving me lessons, but you are missing the point.
    And I really don’t understand why couple of you are getting so mad and hot headed about this. I simply stated a fact. You advertised for one thing. And provided something completely different.
    That’s all I said.
  15. webmatic

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    Thanks for taking effort to organize the event but I believe I need to give true feedback to help make this event better for next year. So please take this criticism constructively, I know I can just not show up in future but then I will have one less choice of event to go. I would like this event to out live participants expectations.

    Stay : resort was great and the cabin rental were reasonable. I loved the lake view and kitchen patio.

    Food: food arrangements were excellent

    Location: In my opinion more importance should be given to routes than location. I think first route should be decided and then closest campsite/location should be finalized.

    Route: very disappointed in dirty ride route. Like many commented that is what we have in Texas then either it should be eliminated or smaller 90% dirt route should be scouted. I would also agree to provide little more realistic description of route so that everyone can make informed decision.
    This is very important if we want to see RTB become one of the popular regional event.

    Camp fire: this is something I had heard lot of hype from friends and on forums but was surprised when few volunteers lit the fire and other 5-10 of us were there. I think whole auction could have been done next to camp fire and some other activities around it would have been lot of fun.

    I will be there next year but on bigger bike
    Once again thanks for all the effort for organizing and generating all the money for charity. If possible I will volunteer to scout the route.





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  16. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    BigDave......from now on I need some armor for those hugs.....not sure if my ribs are just bruised..................:hmmmmm:lol3
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    Then you have three options:
    1 VOLUNTEER ! ! !
    2 Come down and have a great time. Ride, visit, and enjoy the fellowship.
    3 Stay at home.
    No hard feelings either way.
    We do what we can to make it a fun ride for all that attend. We try to make sure all routes are as safe as possible for those that attend. We try to have good food and great fellowship for all that attend. We try to raise money for our selected charities. We make sure any left over money at the end of the rally go to our selected charities. No one makes any money from our rally, everything is voluntary. We encourage folks to volunteer ! ! ! This is a NON profit, ADVRider recognized event.
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