Apple Valley Rally - AVR15!! - October 1st - 4th, 2015

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Apple Jam, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer Super Supporter

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    Whoa, we're halfway through Summer already! Another year, and another AVR is almost here again.
    As always, it's the first weekend in October: This year that's October 1st - 4th; Thursday through Sunday. Early arrivals and late stayers are welcome to stay & camp both prior & post-event.

    We know that it's hunting season and we'll miss some of you, and that dork hunters add some additional dangers, but the weather that weekend has consistently been most excellent, and we wanna help celebrate what has been a great riding season so far.

    What is the Apple Valley Rally?
    A gathering of moto-people, camping-out in our comfortable, quiet and semi-private five-acre yard, eating, drinking, laughing, riding, drinking, smiling, eating more, campfiring (if it rains by then), and just general hooliganizing in and around the Upper Hood River Valley in the shadow of Mt Hood. Ride here on your bike, drive here if you must,..and camp-out in our yard in your tent, RV, Motor-mambo-home toy hauler or whatever you've got, there is room here for it all.

    Where is the Apple Valley Rally?
    At our home on five country acres, about 3 miles NW of Parkdale and 16 miles South of Hood River, Oregon. We'll send out address PMs to all attendees.

    Who is invited?
    Y'all. ADV Motorcycle People. Anybody that thinks this gig sounds like fun. That means YOU !!
    n00bs, husbands, wives, boyfriends & girlfriends, kids, dogs, your kids' friends and their dogs are welcome too. But no cats. Nobody better bring their fucking cat. And no leashes. Dogs hate 'em and we don't need 'em here. This is a great place to hang out for any non-riders that need something to do while their partners are out riding all day. There are MANY local brewpubs, fruit stands, and interesting shops in Hood River, and great cage-driving loops to Lost Lake and Panorama Point. Or just hang out in our big quiet yard all day and listen to music and drink hard ciders. It's all good with no schedules.

    What does it cost?
    Nothing. If you eat what we prepare for you, feel welcome to drop $3-5 donation per meal into the tip jar to help cover our costs for the food, a few bucks more for the 3 or so porta-potties we're gonna need this year, firewood, and the county noise ordinance fines. Don't pay nuttin' at all if you don't want to or are unable, and if you have more to offer and feel generous - then you are welcome to cover more than just costs, your call entirely.


    What do FF's actually do at the AVR?

    We ride. Friday and Saturday mid-day, this place gets quiet again, as almost all people are out taking advantage of the GREAT riding we have here, whether street, dirt, OHV or anywhere in-between. We have it really damned good here, with generally few road closures and LOTS of options to ride, and we wanna share it with all of you. I will try to have some routes set up with GPS tracks this year,...maybe,...But I will also have our local Ranger District maps that cover our area quite well for $5 each.

    We eat. We will prepare dinners, enough for ALL to eat seconds, something still TBD for Thursday evening, of course there will be Fajita Friday, and for Saturday we'll have something else delicious, and Pig Roast Sunday to make y'all stay much later on Sunday before you go home. For breakfasts we will supply all the pots pans & skillets, waffle makers and coffee makers for y'all to volunteer and make US breakfast ! Bacon Waffles were a crowd favorite last year.... For lunch,...well, we'll be busy RIDING, so y'all are on your own for lunch. Parkdale is 3 miles away and offers two restaurants, a brewpub, and a complete grocery store with a very good beer and wine selection.

    We gather. We talk about bikes, we talk about rides, we gawk at other bikes and farkles that they have and we want, we laugh & we smile, and generally just enjoy the days. For many that includes drinking, so don't expect church. Except Sunday morning, we do have a special Zen-Ride *slash* ADV-style church service at the old Red Hill Guard Station after breakfast and before the mid-day Pig Roast.

    So.......
    WHO'S IN ?!?!?!?!?
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  2. Mustangshelly

    Mustangshelly Adventurer...hardly

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    Apple Jam
    Mustangshelly
    SpecialKRH
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    Shelley
    Miguel Sanchez
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    Road Rash
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    Dr. Klaun
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    Matloik
    susib
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    Slow Joe
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    SuperD!




    The IN list is mainly for us to determine how many porta-loos we will need to rent and how much food and coffee we need to stockpile prior to AVR. Mostly, I don't want to have too few honey buckets, so if you are definitely going to be here, make sure your name gets on the list. And if you are worried that you might ruin your witness protection program status, I can put your alter ego name down. :eyes
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  3. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer Super Supporter

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  4. oldmonkeybut

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  5. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Is no longer on ADV

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    Fence Sitter. Will load the bike up in the truck and bomb up 84 if I have the time off.
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  6. brendan87na

    brendan87na Adventurer

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    Count me IN!
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  7. tblume

    tblume Always Be Gambling

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    Sitting fence; if I can wrangle the kids a mini bike or get that weekend traded with their mom I'll be there.
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  8. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Definitely out. :D
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  9. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    Oh hell ya !

    You might see a Super Duke or Black Bird in your 'hood tomorrow, as in Sunday..not decided what to ride yet...tough decision...hum...:scratch:scratch
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  10. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #101 Supporter

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    :nod
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  11. NotAllWhoWanderRLost

    NotAllWhoWanderRLost So Many Roads...

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    Scarlet and I are looking forward to another AVR! Count us in... :freaky
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  12. EOKYLE

    EOKYLE Adventurer

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    I'm in as of now! I have been wanting to make it to this for a couple years now and finally have the vacation to do it now :freaky
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  13. ttime4four

    ttime4four Been here awhile

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    In!
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  14. pHelix

    pHelix Eternal n00b

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  15. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #101 Supporter

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    Careful, you remember what happened last time!! :lol3


    There - somebody had to say it, right?
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  16. s1marks

    s1marks Mercedes

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    eric n Long timer

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  19. pHelix

    pHelix Eternal n00b

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    How could I forget?! You keep reminding me!

    Besides, I figured out what the problem was. YOU! I seem to fall mostly when I'm riding with you!:muutt :beccaAs long as I keep my distance, I should be fine.

    :norton
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  20. SuperD!

    SuperD! Been here awhile

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