Skibum Soirée 2018. All the way east rally resurrected! Newfoundland August 23-26

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  1. skibum69

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    I know it's been awhile since 2012 but I'm finally ready to bring back the Skibum Soiree at my house in Newfoundland. I'm staying with the last weekend in August to give everyone including myself as much time as possible plus the best weather outlook of the summer.

    For anyone who's been to previous ones here the format will be mostly the same with a few extra elements thrown in. This is a simple affair with various people going out on group rides mostly scenic pavement rides but there are a few offroad rides for those who want that.

    If people want it we can meet at the Argentia ferry and ride the railbed from there back up towards here. I'll need to ride it between now and then to ensure nothing has been critically washed out. We can probably arrange a sag wagon to carry gear from the ferry to the house as well.

    We should have a couple of rooms available for the odd person who does not camp but primarily this is a tent out affair. As it looks now there might only be one small room.

    Typically this is a pretty small gathering, early editions only had up to 20 staying through, we'll see what kind of interest there is this year.

    There will also be a discussion on ridetherock.com.
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    fredgreen let's take it apart....

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    Yer not going on the friggin honeymoon bye.
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  4. skibum69

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    take the night crossing on the 23rd, you'll fit them both in.:lol3
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    Very Tempting.....
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    Not a bad weekend to add if you want to come ride around Newfoundland.
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    Pathfinders Been here awhile

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    I might be in, was planning on being in Carbonear in July. My mother is from the Rock.
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    I’ll be on the road to Tuk from last week of June to 3rd week of July.
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    bump
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    Kyle B "Dirty Jobs"

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    Always thought this would be a blast. I'll study the calendar.

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    CBerry came up one year to catch it, but then again he’s been up a few times from Florida.
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    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    The 23rd is a thursday. That gives you a day or so to get there...

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  13. fredgreen

    fredgreen let's take it apart....

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    Screwed up my date (go figure, who wouldn't want to go to a wedding instead of a soiree). The wedding is on the 25th.
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    Just about got her talked into it.:D
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    Now mine is talking about a bike tour in Kashmir:lol3
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    You can probably rent a nice 125cc for cheap there.
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    There’s a tour company using Lee Enfield 500’s
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    Deadly!
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