West Fest 2017 - Steamboat Springs, CO - July 20-23

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  1. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    July 20-23 -- Steamboat Springs, CO

    Registration is CLOSED!!!!

    We are at 125 Riders......




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    We have a Basecamp of Operations!!!!


    Steamboat Springs KOA
    Address: 3603 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
    Phone: (970) 879-0273




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    Riding.....The area has riding for everyone, and a lot of it.
    * Street Only: Great "C" Ride Pavement Loops
    * Adventure/Dual-Sport: "B" Rides, Dirt Road Cruising
    * Adventure/Dual-Sport: "A" Rides, Challenging Jeep Trails/Two-Track
    * Trail/Plated Dirt Bikes: Single Track

    Meals.....5 Meals are included with your registration.
    * Friday Morning Breakfast - Huevos Rancheros and Coffee (spoiling the early arriver's)
    * Friday Night Dinner - Port Tenderloin (or Chicken) & Fixins
    * Saturday Morning Breakfast - Breakfast Burrito and Coffee
    * Saturday Night Dinner - Steak Dinner (or Salmon) & Fixins
    * Sunday Morning Breakfast - English Muffin (Butter/Jam) and Coffee

    Breakfast: 6:30-7:30am
    Dinner: 6:00-7:00pm


    Will I need an OHV Sticker on my bike????
    * Please click here: http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...gs-co-july-20-23.1201111/page-6#post-31450458

    Swag.......
    * West Fest Sticker
    * West Fest T-Shirt
    * Water Resistance Cell Phone Pouch


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    Clinics......5pm-6pm on Friday and Saturday, while dinner is cooked.
    * What to pack in a tool bag and Trailside wrench-twisting
    * Routing with Maps and GPS
    * How to Fix a Flat on on the Trail

    Competition......
    * Yes, there are two Horse Shoe Pits
    * Our Games Director will have have surprises!!!!

    Ceremonies.......
    * Mass, Group DeNoobing
    * Something to do with Ladies Dresses

    Evening Fire Pits....and Cerveza.....

    Steamboat Powersports has partnered with West Fest and they are your shop for tires, parts, gear and any mechanic'in you might need. The Dealership/Shop is located just down the road, close to the KOA.

    Address: 2989 Riverside Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
    Phone: (970) 879-0709

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  2. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    PAID AND ATTENDING...... (125)

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  3. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    Great news!!!!

    nwcolorider has accepted the position of Route Captain. This is a bit of a new post for West Fest, but one that is needed.....as we need local intel on routes and rides. Norm as you will call him will run the rider meetings each morning.

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    aiMhi has accepted the position of Activity Director. This is also a new post, but one that will probably be the most fun in after hours riding. Bern as you will call him will deliver some incredible laughs from your camp chair as you watch inmates compete for really stupid accomplishments. He will also arrange the Mini-clinics each afternoon.


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    I have nominated SgtMarty to be Master of Traditions, to run off all the West Fest, traditional ceremonies.

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    Micky Payne will be the instructor for our Riding Skills Class!


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  4. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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  5. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Right on. Steamboat is an awesome spot on this earth. No shortage of inmates from the Boat who will not doubt wander in at some point. I'm still a defacto boater...I own a house there. The COBDR runs right thru Steamboat so you can add this rally to your ride!

    Everyone should get atleast 1 soak in here
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  6. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    Giddy up!!! That's wisdom!!!!


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  7. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    Link to "WestFest"?
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  8. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    What are you asking?
    Westfest has been an on and off ADV rally... It's the godfather of rallies I'd say.

    John has taken the lead this year and will run it well. It's going to be old school, cheap, party, ride.
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  9. eakins

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  10. Blakebird

    Blakebird had to get a bike, had to paint it red

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    it's a ways off, but the dates look ok from here
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  11. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    Well, I'd never heard of it so I was asking for a link to get information. He just said we're doing West fest in steamboat, not what West fest is...
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  12. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    This thread is where all the info will reside for the event. Just stay tuned to the first post for registration information.
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  13. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    Right, guess my point was maybe a line or two about what "West Fest" actually is, for those of us new here, and not just that you're doing it might be helpful. Anyway, cleared up now.
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  14. mrgem

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    Strawberry Park?

    Used to go there quite a bit...got some funny stories about their "clothing optional" policy. Great place in any event!

    Question about the preferred equipment. I have a plated dirt bike (WR450) and an ADV bike. The plated WR is for getting seriously dirty and not worrying if I dump it and scratch it up. That's what its intended use is. I also have a very nice KLR650 -- that I prefer to keep upright and reasonably unblemished. It's intended to take me on and offroad, but within limits in the dirt. Having ridden in this area -- which would be the appropriate mount?
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  15. eakins

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    Strawberry Park is the area you ride thru to get to Strawberry Hot Springs. There is no park in the name of the springs however.

    You've got every type of riding up at Steamboat so it depends on what kinda of riding you want to do. There is miles and miles of dirt roads in all directions plus some real funny Twisties (WY 70) plus north of town up near Hahns Peak and Bears Ears amazing singletrack & Jeep roads.

    Both your KLR & WR would do well depending. The WR would lead to closer in woods riding but the KLR would give you the opportunity to fan out and ride to Dino NP, the Flat Tops, along the Colorado River, WY 70 & North Routt etc...
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  16. eakins

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    Got ya. It's one of the original ADV rally names that's all.
    That Google search will lead you back to old ones, but John may create links.

    It's been an on & off thing thing with someone stepping up and taking the lead to run it each year or not.

    John has run many other rallies in the past with great success and I know this one will be too. He's going old school and keeping it simple.
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  17. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    Mid July will be perfect. Mountains should be dry. You also have grizzley Helena trail over in north park. Wagon wheel to the south as well as Burns Mcoy nice big bike loops if you want desert west of craig
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  18. mrgem

    mrgem Adventurer

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    Hmmmmm. Could be an opportunity to bring both on a trailer.

    Thanks.
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    delta21 Been here awhile

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    IN!
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    Hondo What if it's a Samsquanch?

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