Mendo Rally 8 (2018)

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by mootsuno, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. mootsuno

    mootsuno Long timer Supporter

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    Well amigos and amigas we have our reservation confirmation from PG&E.
    It was a little harder this year since their regular reservations can't be made
    until 4/16. That's cutting it too close for us.

    Anyway, cost will be $70 again. The menu should be similar to last year.
    Haven't decided for Wednesday yet and Thursday will be some type of a hunk of beef.
    Steak, tri-tip, prime rib, we'll see. It'll be cooked with coals or smoke so it's going to be tasty. Friday, chicken and beef fajitas and Saturday good old pork shoulder from the pit smoker and BBQ chicken.

    Please pay via payapl at
    Mendorally@yahoo.com. If you need to pay a different
    way just PM me and we'll figure it out. When you do pay please use the send money to friends and family so we aren't charged. Also,
    in the memo box please put you adv name and your real name, it just avoids a bunch of confusion.

    Refundable cancellations are allowed until 4/10. If you cancel after that you can sell or give away your spot.

    I don't know what the conditions will like this year so be prepared for all types of weather. The lake was pretty low a few weeks ago when we were there but lots
    of precipitation going on right now and probably the next couple of weeks.
    Plan accordingly.

    So let's start the in list! (people who've paid)


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    Ok, it's February and time to start this year's Mendo Rally thread.
    I'm copying much of the previous thread since I'm too lazy to come up
    with original content.

    Newcomers this is really a fun event. Please check out the threads from previous rallies.
    Again I'm too lazy to write up all the fun we have and how well we eat. I'm sure some previous rally goers can comment on this.

    The planned dates this year are Wednesday May 2nd through Monday May 7th.
    That means we'll have our great Fuller Grove campsite Wednesday through Sunday nights.
    Of course this is based on PG&E having the site open, which they have always accommodated us in the past.
    I was up there up few weeks ago and the lake is low and no snow on Hull Mtn so unless we get more precipitation it might be a little dry this year.

    The price should be $70 again as long as the camp fees haven't been increased.
    Fees include camping, dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
    Maybe Wednesday too if there's not too many campers the first night. It also includes beer, soft drinks and snacks.

    Last year's menu seemed to work out well so we'll it'll probably be quite similar.
    However, I think we overwhelmed a number of people with the size of the steaks
    so we might switch to tri-tip this year

    For payment we'll do PayPal again but not until reservations are confirmed for
    the campsite. I'll post the PayPal address when we start collecting $.

    Remember too, this group campsite is limited to 50 people and it's for tent camping.

    If you have an RV you can stay at the Fuller Grove individual site campground,
    all of 3 minutes away. And you can still have meals and hang out with everybody. RV's
    are allowed at the group site but take up too much of the available parking.
    And, if the group campsite fills up (which it will) the overflow folks can set up camp in the individual site.

    Remember the Rally is the camping event. Not an organized riding event. Riding is whatever you and your friends want to do.

    That being said there's plenty of great riding in this area.

    I know this description is a little short but most of you know what to expect
    after seven years, but feel free to ask any questions or make reasonable comments.

    I'm not starting an official in list until reservations for the campsite are confirmed.
    Too many people believed that their space was reserved from the initial "in list"
    and missed signing up when the reservation list started.

    Now you're welcome to indicate that you'll be attending but no official list will be
    started until payment is required.

    Also, no refunds if you cancel after April 10th. Last year we had a few last minutes cancellations
    and we had to scramble to get the last few sign-ups. However, if you need to cancel after that
    you can sell or give away your spot to somebody else.

    So there you go. Something to look forward to. I know I do. (seriously)
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  2. K. L. Rocket

    K. L. Rocket Big bouncy make big happy

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  3. chrisBTSC

    chrisBTSC Been here awhile

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    You know I'm in.
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  4. Bike Guy

    Bike Guy Long timer

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    Yep, am in
    THANKS DEAN
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  5. cobra46

    cobra46 Been here awhile

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    I'm in too.
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    WayOutThere Been here awhile

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    Count me in!
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  7. JSR

    JSR Wish I was there.........

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    Count me in + 1. I can not wait
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  8. Sertguy

    Sertguy Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'm in +1
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  9. soarseeker

    soarseeker Been here awhile

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    In. I can't wait and thank you :beer
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  10. mootsuno

    mootsuno Long timer Supporter

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    Hey guys if your'e thinking of going please indicate so. Usually the start of the thread gets a lot
    of response, seems a little slow this year. Just want to make sure we have enough rally goers for
    the event.

    Maybe everybody's out of town.
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  11. motowest

    motowest Two-wheeled Adventurer

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    I have not been to this rally, but definitely interested... some of the best riding in that area!
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  12. RolandC

    RolandC Too many bikes...

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    I'm in. Will have to go back to Napa for an all-day meeting Friday, but do-able. Thanks, Dean.
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  13. Bobbles

    Bobbles Adventurer

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    I really want to do this event but I'll be out of town for work this week, dangit. Next year! (hopefully)
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  14. WeeBee

    WeeBee Proud Deplorable

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    Drove up to Pillsbury last Sunday to go shooting. Almost no snow on the south- facing slopes of Hull Mtn and lake level very low. Everyone do a rain/snow dance, cross your fingers and hope for a wet spring!
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  15. tiger800xxc

    tiger800xxc To the Roads Less Traveled!

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    Oh you know im in
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  16. tricky.

    tricky. Been here awhile

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    Yup I'm in as well. Such a great event.
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  17. Tuffgonger

    Tuffgonger Where is Speed Racer? Supporter

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    In, don't want to miss the rally with the best food and adult beverages.
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  18. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    Planning on being there
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  19. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous Supporter

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    I'm looking forward to teasing Gerry every chance I get! ;-)

    Catfish ...
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  20. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    Dean, count me in this year. Thanks!
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