Smokin Hole Rally V11.17 May 19,20,21 2017 Blue Mountain Ski Resort, Palmerton, PA

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  1. Clunkee

    Clunkee Adventurer

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    Saturday night. Where the beer is cold, and the fire is hot.

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  2. mrxinpa

    mrxinpa Just Get Out and Ride !!!

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    Nice ... it was a fun day to be out riding with all you FF! Another Good ADV gathering of old and newfriends! Great to see the Rally Growing and challenging Riders at all levels and as always challenging myself !

    I can wait to ride that rim trail again! It is beautiful and all but man is it me or did it get worse this year? Guess Im just getting old!

    Headed to the oxbow HS!
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  3. RickB1975

    RickB1975 Long timer

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    Holy shit am I sore today! My legs are dead. That C ride was a killer. But it was a lot of fun!
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  4. Delnari

    Delnari Tom

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    Today hell, last night I started to get leg craps after dinner, and that was from just doing the first 13 miles of the C Loop. I need to get in way better shape if I want to try it again next year. I lighter bike won't hurt either :smooch.
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  5. mrxinpa

    mrxinpa Just Get Out and Ride !!!

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    Ya me too but I woke up this AM thinking about how much I wanted to do that HS today, heard thru the grapevine Sunday's Ride was gonna be pretty much a big bike ride.
    Sorry I didn't get a chance to say good by to you FF. We got back from C Loop & I had to bogey over to my Boyz Cub Scouts Over night camp outings.

    Got up and did another 14 miles of some really fun Singletrack trails!
  6. dgrs2

    dgrs2 Where'd I leave my knee??

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    What a great, great weekend.

    Thanks to everyone for enjoying the riding.

    Great group of riders.

    You know you all had fun!!

    Until next year.


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  7. Racer111v

    Racer111v Long timer

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    Thanks for making this happen again. I think we all had a great time. :beer
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  8. 2Strokecylce

    2Strokecylce RX3, Vulcan, KLX

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    It was a great event, well done.

    Thank you.

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  9. Racer111v

    Racer111v Long timer

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    Here is some of the Rim rail from the c ride.

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  10. dgrs2

    dgrs2 Where'd I leave my knee??

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    Thanks #skibluemountain

    Packed up and went for another ride!

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  11. loph917

    loph917 Beard Bros Racing

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    it was great to finally make this rally - it's been on my radar for years!

    had a great time. blue mountain hosting us and having the use of the facilities was nice. the food and of course BEER was a great addition. social still making an appearance saturday night was a nice added bonus!

    awesome little bike ride - it's been a while since i was able to roll through some single track.

    didn't get a lot of pictures was too busy riding.

    a few group c group shots
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    the new 'tree of shame' ??
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    the fire - not enough wood!
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    the view from up top
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    the covered bridge
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  12. ADVwanaB

    ADVwanaB BOLD NEW AVATAR

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    Thanks Dave and Marco for a great ride Sunday. I really wish i could have Saturdays ride but the old DR couldn't quite process the water/gas i got from the Turkey Hill Premium pump. Note to all; dont get gas at the turkey hill!!!
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  13. RickB1975

    RickB1975 Long timer

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    Smokin' Hole v.17 was awesome. Good to see some old faces and meet some new folks. See you at v.18!!!!
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  14. mslow

    mslow Faccia Brutta

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    Seriously, this rally gets better and better every year! The A loop ride this year was just ridiculous and I'm sure it was more than most would take their big bikes on normally. What I really like about this event is probably what some might not like. I like that we do it as a group rather than out on your own. It's a pain in the ass, but the camaraderie you form with the rest of the group is just awesome to see.
    Also digging the idea of keeping it a small event rather than letting it get out of control.
    Funny thing is that guys will pay 3 times the amount to go to a big name event, left on their own, and the routes won't be nearly as challenging!

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  15. Bunny Wigglesworth

    Bunny Wigglesworth Long timer

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    Couldnt make it this year but mslow summed it up perfectly.
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  16. dgrs2

    dgrs2 Where'd I leave my knee??

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    That's the way I'm going to keep it!


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  17. ADVwanaB

    ADVwanaB BOLD NEW AVATAR

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    What is a good number?
    How should you divide it?
    A,B,C 15 -20 entries each class? the B ride had only 5 participating this year.
    Whatever you decide ill keep a look out and be one of the first next year unless i can pre enter now. LOL
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  18. dgrs2

    dgrs2 Where'd I leave my knee??

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    I like keeping it to 50.

    That's a Manageable number.


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  19. RickB1975

    RickB1975 Long timer

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    I have to agree with Marco. It is nice to do a follow the leader ride. We were all out there together, and we all made it back together. Makes the challenges, and there were some serious challenges, easier to bare when you know everyone is pulling for you.
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  20. 2Strokecylce

    2Strokecylce RX3, Vulcan, KLX

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    The A ride was awesome and the format worked well, it did help build camaraderie. The ride is what I was looking to do and the challenge level was great, i like being challenged. I am planning on being at V18.

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