Sweatfest III - 17-20 June, Blackwater

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Mugwest, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Mugwest

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    Have we really been doing this for 3 years now? Indeed we have, and each one gets better.

    Location is the same as last year: a prime bit of private acreage that is but a stone's throw from the Blackwater SF southern boundary. Plenty of maneuver room for tents, trucks, rigs, whatever. The white line running N/S in this img is a 3-strand barbed wire fence. We will have a lot of it marked off w/ reflective and yellow tape, to prevent any late-night (or broad daylight) fence sampling :lol3 Camping/parking is OK on either side of the fence, but the landowners have a bunch of potted plants and flowers west of the fence where i've placed the Buster/'Anti' symbol here. We need to stay out of that small area much as possible. Otherwise, pretty much the whole parcel is open to us w/ the owners' blessing.

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    coords of camp Ground Zero:
    30.692064, -86.792940
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    30 41.519 N, 86 47.579 W

    This location is about halfway between the Holt and Harold communities, just off US90.


    :deal A note on this property: We are allowed to camp and carouse on this land free of charge due to the generosity of Madhouse's in-laws. They're kind folks, and we impressed them last year by conducting ourselves well (no forest fires, no explosives incidents) such that they didn't think twice about letting us hold Sweatfest there again. We can continue this excellent relationship by being mindful of leaving the land as we find it. :nod



    As last year, we will have a chem-latrine on site from Thursday for the duration. We bring in our own water-- Buzztail usually brings a 65gal tank that is ample for the weekend. Firewood must be brought in as well.

    Food is communal-- we locals will have a field kitchen set up with numerous range tops, boiler stands, prep areas and supplies. Typically, menu ideas get discussed here in this thread and various menu contributions hashed out. :dg


    For newcomers, the Riding in Blackwater is quite varied and typically has something to keep any type of trail rider stoked. Sand is minimal compared to nearby locations such as Eglin. There is challenging erosion and water crossings, and possibly some phantom single-track here and there :eyes

    There's also an internet-famous log very near camp....


    Come join the Hooligans for a bunch of trail riding, bullshit fireside comedy routines, excellent chow, a beer or 2, and some bona-fide celebrity guests:


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    So who's IN ? Let us know your expected arrival day. Several FF's should already be on the ground by Thursday afternoon. You can take that to mean whatever you want :lol3


    The Guilty Party:

    Mug -- arr Thursday afternoon
    Madhouse -- arr Sat AM
    Buzztail -- arr Thurs or Fri AM
    Forrest -- arr Thurs afternoon
    Dr. Z -- arr late Thurs :rilla
    Pete Court -- arr Thurs mid-AM
    Mr. and Mrs. Mini Trail -- arr in 15 minutes :D
    Hooknup -- arr Thurs afternoon
    Skabeeb/Rick -- arr Thurs
    Arebin -- arr Thurs or Fri
    Joey -- arr Thurs PM/Fri AM
    Rob -- arr ?
    Sallad -- arr ?
    Vic -- arr Friday morning
    JP??
    daBurn/Jeff -- arr ?
    Kelly -- arr Thurs afternoon :clap
    PK/Kim -- arr Thurs PM :thumb
    <strike>Oscar</strike> :bluduh
    Barney -- hit n' run; Sat AM
    Duanew1 -- arr Thurs PM :thumb
    bzrider -- hit 'n run;

    S.D.H. -- pending great excuse :rolleyes


    Gonna be a rockin' time, folks. Indigo was just a warm-up for Sweatfest :nod
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  2. ElusivePedro

    ElusivePedro Layin' Low

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    :clap

    Prolly get there Thursday, middle AM.
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  3. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Can't miss event for any of the FF's. :deal

    Last year's "Hotshoe" ride was way cool and has to be ridden again. :evil

    Hell, we might even allow some extra time for Mini to get ready for it to prevent any possible head explody. :kboom


    Insky!
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  4. hooknup

    hooknup Been here awhile

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    Thursday afternoon.:clap
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  5. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    I'm OUT. :cry

    But only because I'll be on the other side of the continent.

    Y'all be sure to stop by and give The Log my regards.:ken

    And tell SDH to bite me. :lol3
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  6. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    :bluduh
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  7. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    I'm IN Will arrive Thursday, or Friday morning.
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  8. r_bin

    r_bin Been here awhile

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    Thursday or Friday
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  9. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Tarpon season may be over by than....:cry ,sooooo I might be
    IN on Thursday....
    As long as SDH stays home :deal and JP doesn't poke one of his eyes out with barbed wire......:patch :eek1
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  10. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Is the gorilla coming? :ear

    If so, might I suggest that you FFs get a set of ear plugs or you may get an extra helping of ear wax! :augie

    That 'splains why Forest is a little hard of hearing. :D
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  11. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    Any Tally FF's that want to hitch a ride over- I have plenty of room in the truck.

    If some of you ride over I might be into that also, but would leave us without the big assed water tank. Firewood could happen weeks earlier if need be.
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  12. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I'm in for at least one night. :ricky
    What day is the "hot shoe" rerun? Is Dr.Z gonna lead this time?:ricky
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  13. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin! Supporter

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    Saturday morning for me!:jive I'll be bringin more venison sausage to suppliment Forrestrider's fine cooking and ears of corn to roast.

    Also, I can share the gps track for Robbie Robinson's hotshoe ride from last year if ya'll pm me your email address.
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  14. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Maybe Mini could lead it. :nod

    This way he won't get left behind. :evil
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  15. sallad

    sallad Been here awhile

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    I'm in for Saturday and Sunday... maybe friday
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  16. Mini Trail

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    I am in and Mrs. Trail says she is coming too. I need to find a bike for her to ride. You guys might warn that store up the road to stock up on Wine.
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  17. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    Mini, I can probably bring the DRZ, and the KLX if no one else has a spare. Provided I don't have many other passangers from Tally
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  18. Mini Trail

    Mini Trail n°°b

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    You would be really awesome for that. I am going to try to have it covered by then, but I know myself.
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  19. ElusivePedro

    ElusivePedro Layin' Low

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    Flank Steak. Instant coffee. ... dunno...:1drink

    LOL!

    Mini - i just sat on that thing. Didn't do half as well as SCRIBE!

    It better be runnin' right this June! :lol3

    I can't wait to go 22mph and have bad wreck!
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  20. J

    J Been here awhile

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    Unsure of arrival most likely Thursday night or Friday morning.
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