Westfest 2018?

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Fat Toney, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    Jwrover and Dusty, I will be following this. Depending when it happens, I will be glad to volunteer to help with some trail/pass rides or any other logistics needed..
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  2. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    jwhuls Been here awhile

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    I went to Catholic School and they definitely think I am a criminal. But if I lived in CO, I wouldn't be. How weird.

    This sounds like fun.
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  4. RideFreak

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    Catholic school was were we learned to be criminals.
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  5. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    As much fun as I had in '17..... feeding all you hooligans and running off a darn good event.... I must pass the baton.

    Returning to Ouray sounds wonderful.
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  6. jwrover

    jwrover Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the nod...

    No I'm doing this because I live in Ouray, am an ADVrider who always seems to miss WestFest, love to ride my 500 Exc all over the San Juan's, came to Ouray 20 yrs ago as the President of the National Land Rover Society and Coordinator of the LR National Rally, Want to share Ouray and the San Juan's with all you FF's, and...It will be awesome to have like 200 ADVriders terrorize my neighbors; they lack a sense of humor! :kat:kumbaya:kumbaya:chace

    Also, Dusty will be living here this summer so I have someone to help me pull it off!
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  7. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    oh trust me..a night out with me in Ouray and they will have a sense of humor! I think I have made Grumpypants at the Ourayle house laugh!
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    In.
    So, if the KOA is out what are options for a venue?
    I don't know of another KOA type campground.
    I doubt the Ridgway state park would want to hold the event, but who knows. It's a really nice campground.
    Ironton Park? A bit far from town. And in the NF. Might get the feds pissed without the proper paperwork.
    Any private land that might want us? I lived in Ridgway for 10 years. I might be able to track down some land north of the KOA in the valley.....
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  9. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    Maybe Ouray RV Park and Cabins or the 4J right in town? Not sure if they have good setup for gathering or if it they are just spaces..
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    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    :thumb I'm ready and hopefully will not be sick this year.
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  11. CaptRick

    CaptRick Amazing view every day!

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    Ouray WestFest Fuck yea Im In!
    But if its at the KOA Im going to need to use a alias to register, or stay somewhere else, the last time I stayed there the owner and I came to a mutual agreement that we didn't need to see each other ever again.....
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    I've been making an annual San Juans trip for several years, this should fit right in, but I will know for sure in the spring.
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    CaptCapsize Been here awhile

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    Ouray or anywhere near the San Juans. I am in for sure.
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  14. jwrover

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    OK!
    So Dusty and I are IN!!

    Our goal is to provide a balanced event somewhere between..." What the hell did I pay for!" and..."I didn't know I was on a Love Boat Cruise!"

    We are currently talking with campgrounds in the valley to determine the best date to accommodate a Thur-Sun Event with similar schedule to last year. We will keep Registration fees around $75-$80 to include T-Shirt, Cocktail Party(s)
    and a few meals!

    One inmate has already offered to help with T-shirts. So we will get to work on logos and dates and make a new "Official WestFest 2018 Posting sometime before January 15, 2018. Stay Tuned!!!

    Oh yes....Black Bear is growling your name FF's!!!!

    :jump:rayof:drink:webers

    John
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  15. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    Night riding Black Bear! IN!
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    CaptRick Amazing view every day!

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  17. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    Epic-ness! I was bummed I missed when Tellydoug, Shearboy, possibly antiPaul did one on Black Bear during RMAR. I love night riding when it comes together. Some of my most memorable rides have been at night on fun terrain...
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  18. jwrover

    jwrover Been here awhile

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    4J has some tent camping spots. Ouray RV and Cabins are mostly gravel so not great for tents. But I know a couple of land owners that might be OK with us using their place. I can also look into leasing out Rotary Park. It has new bathrooms and is pretty nice these days.

    John
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    duggram Been here awhile

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    I'm in, where do I sign up? I'm planning to retire in April and moving to Montrose. Short commute to the rally.
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