Westfest 2013

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by COXR650L, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. COXR650L

    COXR650L Long timer

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    I will be sending the registration list to Rocky Mountain ATV this week so we can participate in their Race Gas Program. They give every person registered a $10 gift certificate to use online.

    So if you are planning on coming, get registered in the next day or two so you can get the free gift card and save some money:deal:wink:

    ***Remember, we have the free shuttle running into town on Friday for specials at Deerhammer Distillery, and live music and the BBQ on Saturday Night!!
  2. Big_John

    Big_John Ridin 4 the King

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    HUGE thanks to Dubinky!!!!!

    $10 pledge per rider to COHVCO is appreciated!!!!


    As the new President and Chairman of the Board of COHVCO (Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition), we need all the support we can get to keep our trails open.

    I will do my best to attend the event on Friday or Saturday evening to represent COHVCO.
  3. COXR650L

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    John thanks for the support and what you are doing at COHVCO, especially as the new president, congrats BTW! We would love to have you down for the BBQ!


    I just want to be upfront with people and 100% honest. I have no problems donating proceeds to COHVCO and plan on doing just that. However as I stated on the registration page, I have to cover the expenses for Westfest first before we donate, and unfortunately that has not happened yet. I thought we would have a lot more people registered than we have so far......Just a lot going on during Colorado Summers:evil

    Rest assured as soon as the expenses for Westfest are covered money will go to COHVCO.

    This event is not about making a profit, but about doing what many before me have done and making a fun weekend for ADV members to get together and be able to do it affordably. I know money is tight for folks and we tried to make this as cheap as possible so people can enjoy it.

    We have worked really hard to bring in some cool stuff for the weekend and I hope people have a blast:deal

    Ben
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    Big_John Ridin 4 the King

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    Ben,

    I think everyone understands that you have built a "dirt cheap" event. $45 is absurd...... Most events like this are upwards of $250 a rider.

    I hope that everyone understand the hundreds of hours that Ben has put into the planning, work and logistics.

    Additionally, I hope that everyone understands that "free federal land access" ......isn't free. Between the TPA and COHVCO and others.....upwards of $100,000 have been spent (this year) on legal fees to keep our trails open.

    Guys on the front range that ride private tracks, pay $10-$20 a day for a couple of hours of riding.....yet they do not understand the need to invest in the trails that COHVCO works to keep open.

    I will be at the event to answer questions relating to these issues. We all ride the Collegiate's and the Taylor Park area, thinking it is free....without understanding the heavy lifting it takes to make these trails available to all of us.

    Thank you all for your passionate interest in the sport that you love and thank you for considering......"GIVING BACK"!
  5. eddyturn

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    I just want to chime in that if any riders are holding out because of the well publicized fires around Colorado - they are not in areas close to the WF site. We have also been getting a lot of rain lately so that is helping supress the fires that are or were still burning. This is a great area to ride and I am really looking forward to this event.
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    I sure appreciate all you are doing Ben. Can't imagine the time you've spent. Part of my thanks will be an ear to ear grin at Taylor Park! :D

    BTW....just signed up Michael (my 21 YO son). He's official. Arriving Wedn for a little Gunnison Spur action on Thurs (AKA Doctor Park). Anybody else interested? Not a noob trail, but not a real hard one either. Just plain ol fun....with a few climbs and a likely deep water crossing....that you can avoid if you bail out early.
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  10. delta21

    delta21 Been here awhile

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    Hi Y'all. I drove over Cottonwood pass last night(this morning) around 0100 the temp on the jeep showed a chilly 41 degrees. So you Dixie folks bring some warm gear :)
    It has snowed measureable amounts every month of the year here in Colorado!
    Ride safe
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    What are you doin, trying to get a good campsite? :rofl

    Good point about warm stuff...a good rain jacket is a must-have too on the trail. The monsoons are here...at least currently.
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    Actualy, we were East-bound. We had been camping Northwest of the lake but had to break camp around midnight due to a sick family member (it's no fun leaking out of both ends in the woods)


    We stopped at the divide, I usually feel that I am over prepared for the outdoors but I was reminded that "Nature can be a mother" here in Colorado. If you were not prepared for near freezing temps in July I think you could get into trouble in a hurry.


    We saw a bunch of tourist last year in Silverton the weekend of RMAR in rental side by sides with nothing but shorts and t shirts all but freezing to death (kinda funny to see but also potentially serious)
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    Got my reservations in!

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    Got you down and congrats, so a summer full of riding with no job to hold you back:deal Cheers:freaky:lol3

    TRL RDR...Got you down, see you there!


    Dave..... I got Michael's reg! We are happy to do it, I hope everyone has a good time.


    I have been in TP the last two weekend, both times getting in before the sun came up and yes it was chilly. Last saturday as I was leaving I just got to the top of Cottonwoods around 3pm and it looked like a real thunder storm was rolling though the valley. Luckily Arrowhead Point is a lot lower though so no one should freeze to death:eek1
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    Thats awesome, got you down. I am looking forward to seeing your bike, I love the look of your rally kit:deal
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    Also if people are interested in getting a t-shirt inmate Hayduke is making them again this year.......

  18. COXR650L

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    So regarding the $10 per rider to COHVCO.

    I want to apologize about the confusion I created over this statement. When I first decided to do Westfest last November I said I would give $10 from each registration to COHVCO. I did not really consider a lot of budget issues, probably over estimated attendance, and mostly based this off what was done at the last Westfest.

    A few months ago as the expenses for this event started to come in and it was apparent I was not getting the number of registrations I originally expected, I amended that statement, $10 per registration *after expenses are covered. I have used my savings to pay for Westfest and the unfortunate truth is I do not have the additional money to pay COHVCO out of my pocket, trust me I wish I did!

    The original statement was an oversight and a mistake on my part and I should have been more diligent estimating expenses, it was not meant as any kind of bait and switch, and I apologize to anyone that feels mislead or deceived. Right now I cannot say for sure how much will go to COHVCO, it may end up being $10 per person or it may be less, until the event gets closer I don’t know, but rest assured I will do my best to put as much money as possible towards COHVCO. If anyone feels this was done purposefully to mislead them into registering, I am sincerely sorry and will certainly give them a refund if they want.

    Ben
  19. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    Thanks for keeping everyone updated Ben. Ben is a top notch guy and great to work with. I fully trust him. Don't let that little hiccup stop anyone from registering. Have some great rides!
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  20. CaptRick

    CaptRick On dry land 4 now.....

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    Ben,

    First I want to thank you in advance for all the work you are doing to make this happen. I think you should pass the het around for some additional contributions and I for one would be more than happy to kick in some more $$ for COHVCO and to make sure you do not lose any money on the event.
    I am really looking forward to this!