Mendo Rally 4 (2014)

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by mootsuno, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. lastplace

    lastplace Been here awhile Supporter

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    Anyone else bringing kids? My nephew Aidan had a blast last year and he'll be back. There were a bunch of kids playing in the campsite and swimming. At 7, he's getting good at ripping up the trails. Also may have my 5yo daughter who loves riding on the tank of my TTR. I have a few kid bikes and some gear for anyone who like to borrow them to teach their kid to ride, or you can borrow the TTR to ride little ones up front. So, bring your kid!

    We're arriving Friday evening and really hoping to park the Sprinter near the campground since we're all planning to sleep in it and I would like to hang out at the campfire after the kids go to sleep. I know those spots go first, so I'm offering a bottle of Laphroaig 10 year old single malt scotch to the person who decides to let us have the last flat spot rather than them.

    fun fun
    Charlie
  2. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    You talk to Peckham? I'm trying to get him to go.
  3. mootsuno

    mootsuno Long timer Supporter

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    A number of people have cancelled the last few days due to injuries
    and work.

    So, if anybody has any friends or know of other riders whom
    would to attend, speak up. Tell them it's a food rally besides
    the bikes.

    The menu is similar to previous rallies with some added extras.
    It's going to be great. Although vegans may be a little disappointed.
  4. duitswes

    duitswes NAM Biker in CA

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    5000 ft :eek1

    I am bringing mine. Spoke to Dean -- we may be 3 or 4 with mtbs.
  5. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

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    I will try and bring some greens from the watercress farm, to diversify the meals some.:dg:
  6. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    I'll drive a few shuttle runs for ya. I might try and get a DH bike and do some myself.
  7. Hop-Sing

    Hop-Sing Long timer

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    I just got back from 4 days in Eastern Mendocino. It did rain Friday, but even before the rain the creeks were higher than what I normally see. this is strange being that we are in a drought but we have been getting just enough late rain to make this interesting.
    I am super tired after putting on a Trials Competition out there but ready to get on the big bike and cruise some mountain roads and meet some new people. I am hoping to not have to survive on my granola bars, and I may even tip a bottle. Yes, I will be there. late Wednesday night or Thursday afternoon. Depending on my route getting there.
  8. chrisBTSC

    chrisBTSC Been here awhile

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    I personally take it as a challenge. I like climbing, I'm not fast at it, but I really enjoy it.
  9. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    XTGirl and I will be there... at some point. Money sent. We'll also be in a Sprinter.

    Dave
  10. oobus

    oobus Been here awhile

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    Damnit, wish I could go. Hop, last year Joe and I road out on FH7 and headed south, I think it was only four hours from my house, and there were no water crossings that would be an issue. I have to be in Fresno on Thurs. or I would ride over with you - should be a beautiful trip.

    Matt
  11. chrisBTSC

    chrisBTSC Been here awhile

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    I have some gear I'm bringing to sell. If this isn't the appropriate place to do this let me know and I'll remove.

    KLIM Chinook Pants - New with tags, never used. Size 36 $120

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    KLIM Revolt Jersey - New with tags, never used. Size Large $30

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    Oakley O Frame Goggles - New, opened once, never used. $25

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    Kids Fox 360 Pants - Used once. Size 12-14. $20

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    Kids Fox Jersey - Used once. Size Youth Medium. $15

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    Kids Fox Chest Protector - Used, but in great shape. Size Medium. $10.

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  12. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous Supporter

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    What's for dinner Wednesday night? :dg Want any help for Wednesday or me to bring anything? I'm planning to arrive mid-afternoon.

    I have a friend coming up on Friday for a day ride. What would a Friday dinner & beverages cost for him, if available?

    Thanks for all your hard work Dean!!! :clap

    Catfish ...
  13. mootsuno

    mootsuno Long timer Supporter

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    Steak and chicken fajitas. But don't tell anyone, it's a secret. :evil
  14. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    Decided to bring the 525 and the 250, ya gotta have choices.
  15. Sundog

    Sundog Lost

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    Well if everyone is bringing their Sprinters, I may have to bring Petunia, to show you what a real RV looks like :)

    But I'll have to get at least one brake working first.
  16. Hop-Sing

    Hop-Sing Long timer

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    If you all are bringing your Sprinter's and RV's, I am going to bring my tent. Coming in off M-3 Wednesday night.
  17. mootsuno

    mootsuno Long timer Supporter

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    Remember everybody there's limited parking.
    You may not be able to fit a larger vehicle, especially
    if you're not there early. :ear

    However, the none group campsite can fit RV'so.
  18. cme4lyt

    cme4lyt Been here awhile

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    So, who's up there already ? Give us a status report pls !! How's the lake looking ? Anything interesting for dinner tonite ? Mosquitoes ?

    See you kids soon.........................:clap:clap:clap
  19. cme4lyt

    cme4lyt Been here awhile

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    Maybe I spoke a little to soon ?

    0623 and I sit here in Walnut Creek with a busted radiator in my LandCruiser. Gonna try limp it home and then head to uhaul and possibly rent a truck/van with a hitch for the bike.

    Not sure if this might work so if someone reads this and is heading to camp, pls let Dean know that Jonathan might not be joining you guys and gals this weekend.

    Hopefully, I'll see you all soon.....albeit a little later than expected.

    Have fun and be safe !!!!!
  20. mario94901

    mario94901 Adventurer

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    Save me a spot Dean ;) if you can.... See you guys and gals later today.

    M