Skibum Soiree-all the way east rally '09

Discussion in 'Canada' started by skibum69, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. EvilClown

    EvilClown Standing by to standby for a possible disregard Super Moderator

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    I think I can safely speak for all of us wishing we were going but are unable to this year...











































    This thread is useless without pictures!!!!!:deal


    :lol3

    You guys have a great time!:freaky
  2. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    yeah, I'm disappointed in all you CroMag cronies seeing as my time there last year was the catalyst for me to organize this and I don't think a single one is actually going to show up? :ddog
  3. Mudhen

    Mudhen Foul Adventurer

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    Cromag cronies are poseurs!! Thought you knew that?

    Wish I could be there. But it seems getting laid off and getting laid are similar - if you don't have protection, they're both going to affect you for years...

    See you in 2013!

    Now someone put up some pics of those waitresses!

    Pat
  4. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Faking it/Making it

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    Just the married ones? That doesn't sound like much fun at all! :lol3
  5. dresda

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    Glad to help out and I really wish we were there. Newfoundland is the only place I've ever gone where I was homesick for it even after only 10 days of visiting.

    Next year we plan to get over... for sure.
  6. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Faking it/Making it

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    Hopefully someone will put up Day 1 pics soon...
  7. Gregster

    Gregster Been here awhile

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    Oh man, what a Gongshow last night! Skibum, Throttlemeister and me finally had enough Quidi Vidi by about 4:00am. :freaky
  8. EvilClown

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    I call :topes .

















    No pictures = it didn't happen.



    :lol3
  9. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer Super Supporter

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    Here you unlucky bastards go, from my drunken hands I give you some:

    Before the drinking came the met up shipside:
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    Thanks to the cool dude driving the blue truck, it was nice to ride lightened up a little.

    Some of the crew:
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    That one girl and the town bicycle, I need not say anymore:
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    Foggy up here
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    Skibum wanted to show up how to change a tube so we would all know
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    On some of that RR bed:
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    I bailed out to find some more roads that worked better for me and went to Ellis Falls down in the SE corner:
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    Got back to New Mel later and started drinking and stroy telling:
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    Gregster was drinking late and looked hazy to me without my damn glasses.

    Here's Ron or Don I forget somethimes, good guy here:
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    Mike was awlful bad with his stein:
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    Hell everybody was fuzzing after I was drinking.

    But never forget to always believe everything this guy says:
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    The rest of the morning and it was good:
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    Tonight will be even better, hopefully my pictures will be to, you SOB missed out bigtime:freaky

    :clap for Skibum, Its a good deal dude
  10. EvilClown

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    As much as it pains me, keep 'em coming!:thumb
  11. dresda

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    I'm so envious I can hardly stand it.
  12. DRZ400SK4

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    My buddy Brian just bought himself a brand new CBF1000, so it was pretty easy to convince him to take Friday afternoon off work, and ride to New Melbourne with me, to check out how things were going at Mike's now famous 'Skibum Soiree 09' adventure rider get together.

    It was a 360 km return trip for us. We had perfect weather, and we thoroughly enjoyed both our spirited blast along the twisty coastal roads of Route 80, and our couple of hours spent hangin' out at the always laid back New Melbourne beach, with the surfers and adventure riders.

    Here's some snaps...

    Mike pedalling his board back home, after catching some waves on New Melbourne beach...
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    Andrew (a.k.a. Duff Man) and Karen...
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    Dave Noel just hangin' out and chillin' on the seawall...
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    Craig (a.k.a. outsideset)...
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    My FZ1...
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    Mike catchin' a wave...
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    A visiting GS...
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    Craig's F8...
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    Craig Murray's KLR...
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    Doug's DRZ...
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    Craig back from some surfing...
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    Karen and Andrew's cozy campsite, among the trees of Mike's apple orchard...
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    Mike chatting with the all-important pig roasting experts...
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    Nothin' like a day at the beach to make you feel relaxed...
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    Mike carrying the wood long board he built at the 'Wooden Boat Magazine' workshop...
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    Andrew and Karen...
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    My bike and Brian's, at the Heart's Content lighthouse...
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    My FZ1 and Brian's CBF1000...
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    Brian and his new ride, like a kid on Xmas morning...
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    Another shot of the FZ and the CB...
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    Me and Gregster are the official "bitch keg" floater team. We worked on it hard until 4 am again. Was a grand time.
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    Throttlemeister Long timer Super Supporter

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    Bring that SOB on up here, lets ride. If you are scared go to church.

    Could not be more perfect here at Craigs Surfhouse that has been the greatest place I have ever surfed the internet, I hear the surf is not that bad thanks to Mr Bcane.

    Some people really screwed up not making this one hurricane or not.
  16. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Good times, I'm uploading pics right now from the last three days. I think it was a success by the smiles on peoples faces and I'm happy that regfoo2 actually made the effort to get here and represent all the lazy CroMagnons who bailed. :thumb

    there were 5 on the boat when we went to meet them for the offroad ride up the railway from Argentia.


    regfoo2 was on street rubber and opted to stick to pavement
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    gregster was on a K1000 and followed dougger and regfoo2
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    ITsteve was all over it on his KLR
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    throttlemeister joined the offroad crew for the first 5 km's then opted for a road tour instead
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    dancingboy was keen to get some offroad time in on his GS1200 too
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    I met up with Davem and cage for the Argentia ride at the ferry and dougger was there too to take peoples gear and the beer up to my place in his truck. Thanks Doug!

    More to come from the railbed ride and all the fun that followed!:ricky
  17. skibum69

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    You guys are freaks! I went outside to look around a little before 8 am and there was only one tent standing, holy cow you all split early! But as I recollect it was the same when I was at CroMag, even I was packed by 8:30.

    Back to the beginning of the story
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    Doug was the man of the day for picking up the beer and coming to meet the boat so the guys could offload some gear for the railbed run. Thanks again Doug, this event wouldn't have been possible without your contributions;)
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    the offloading begins
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    local colour chatting with local colour
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    Next up on the agenda is a little offroad fun on the way to the soiree
  18. skibum69

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    Here's a start to the festivities

    cage rolling through the baby washout
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    no trouble for throttlemeister either
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    ITsteve getting used to the rocks
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    k75s puttering through there too
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    everything was going along just fine until this, I knew forgetting my tubes in town would have consequences
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    then we got to the big washout
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  19. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    here's a video teaser of the ride up the railbed, fun on two wheels
    railbed riding
  20. cage

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    I like this vid, mostly cause it's all me in it, lol
    C'mon Mike, post some pics of the big washout and the mayhem that followed!! I shot some good video on IT Steve's camera, not sure when he'll be able to post it up tho...