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Old 09-27-2010, 05:57 PM   #1
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WetFest 2011 - September 9, 10, 11

Looks like were on for a change of venues for 2011 PNWetFest.



The last few years have been great - being held on the Columbia River, a bit east of Astoria - in Skamakowa, WA.

The campground was fantastic, but after goint to WARPED and WestFest last year, I was thinking of looking for a change that expanded on riding opportunities - ALL types of riding opportunities.

I started a thread in PNW Regionals, and it got batted around a bit.

What seemed to be important:

- Privacy (noise can be a problem at times )
- Good road riding (not everyone rides like Hayduke)
- Good gravel roads - suitable but interesting for big bikes
- Killer OHV areas (to lure the dirtybike riders)
- Camping - ability to have some room to camp away from the roar
- Hotels - Mortimersickle needs a place nearby to sleep
- Amenities - nearby fuel and groceries, etc.

The Father of WetFest was a gathering of idiots near the coast in NW Oregon. As it evolved, the spirit was meant to be preserved - informal gathering of like minded folks looking to get together and ride. And maybe enjoy an adult beverage or 14. There was no catering, and things were loosely organized to unorganized. Some people bring food to pitch in for pot-lucks, and others went to local restaurants. It was markedly casual.

This year will be similar to earlier years, with a few changes - the location is private property (details Post #2). Per the property owner, there will be a per person fee to cover utilities, etc. For those wondering, the fee will be less than 2 nights of camping at the previous location. I have found a printer that will do shirts and (I think) stickers - and the host will be providing the artwork. Shirts/stickers will be optional, and be paid before the order is placed. The only other fee that may be required will be to cover for the likely need for a few porta potties.

This will be epic.

On with the show.

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Old 09-27-2010, 05:58 PM   #2
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"But where will this most bitchin' gig he held!?!?!?"

One of several locations that got kicked around pretty seriously was Bend, Oregon.

It had all the riding needs covered in spades, but the problem was locating a venue that we could use.

And then the clouds of confusion and discomfort parted.............



"I send thee a man to show thou the wonders of the Church of Roostafari!"

Aaaaaaaannnnnnnnd....... *poof*

It was so.



Wachs steps up and offer his place to host WetFest 2011:

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Brought the idea of hosting Wetfest here on our farm to my wife last night. We have 20 acres outside of Bend with plenty of space. We'd like to offer up the place if we can charge a little ($25 each) fee to cover our utilities. We have a big carport 30' X 48' so no matter what the weather, there's a great outdoor place to hang out. My studio is an old dairy barn separate from the house and has a rockin' stereo, also a fun place to party down. We can't see any of our neighbors and they can't hear whatever is going on here so noise is not an issue.

A pond is up the hill for swimming if it's hot and that is also a nice place to pitch a tent. Half of our place is green and has plenty of shade while the southern half is full-on desert. Obviously, there is a crap-load of riding, 2 miles up the road, the pavement ends and the asphalt into town is really fun too. 2 miles the opposite direction is the town of Tumalo with a decent Mexican food joint, Farmer Johns' for fresh fruit and veggies and of course, the famous Tumalo Feed Company which has a full bar.

Just a thought !
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We have a large utility room with shower, crapper and deep sink. It has it's own entrance and 24 hour use is not intrusive in any way. Our water comes from a well and the heater is propane which is stupid, inefficient and expensive but located right behind the shower so it gets hot instantly and is very difficult to not take a long one - .

Guys can pee freely behind any tree but if we need more bathroom options, yes, a blue room is easy to schedule.

We also have a good sized propane BBQ that I'd move into the carport for cooking as well as several tables.

Fire pit(s) are also easy, we have tons of wood if you don't mind juniper and lodgepole pine aromas.

I think there is some footage of the carport and shady/grassy lawn in that 'Get Lost Oregon' movie at the beginning of the film.

We'll handle all the refuse with a dump run after the event. This includes tires, tubes and oil if necessary.
And then:

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There's a ton of cool shady tent spots to disperse and ridable tracks to them, as well as the big shade around the house, studio and carport buildings. The desert camping is dry, nice and sandy with early sunrises.

Can't begin to start mentioning FIRE too early. Always super careful with sparks if it's dry around here.

If you were to zoom out a mile or so - we're surrounded by all types of awesome day riding - on any machine of choice.
Well that about covered the venue.



A google maps link to wet yer whistler:

Tumalo, OR

So - I will edit the space below as needed if any additional details come to light.



EDIT 3/19:

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We can't host anyone until friday but there is a super nice campground on the DesChutes River 2 miles down the road - Tumalo State Park. If anyone is interested in staying there for a night or two it would be prudent to make reservations NOW!

http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_45.php
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:58 PM   #3
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I'll use this space to link ride info, OHV areas (and OHV requirements for Oregon), and link to subsequent posts with route/destination ideas, etc.


**OHV AREA AND PERMIT INFO POST LINKY**


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Some pics of what you might encounter at WetFest 2011...























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If we decide to do a ride to the Christmas Valley sand dunes it would be an all day ride. From Wachs' ranch in Tumalo would be real close to 200 miles round trip. A fast rider making minimal stops could make CV in about 2 hours, all off-road...

Moar..............

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Perfect ride for Dire Wolf:











About 250 roundtrip. Who's in?
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:59 PM   #4
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** Shirt Orders will be CUT OFF at the end of the day, Sunday, August 14.**




$15 for Short Sleeve

$18 for Long Sleeve

$15 for ladies short sleeve.

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A little closer look

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Old 09-27-2010, 05:59 PM   #5
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EDIT: *Registration closed on Friday, September 2nd.*

OK.

The "IN" List.

Your name is below if you indicated you were in, or seemed likely. If you said you wern't sure or had to wait til it got closer to know, you ain't on the list. If I got that wrong - post it up.

Cost.

I talked to dave on expenses, and we came up with a cost of $20 per head. If your name is red, I have not recieved registration payment. Green mean I got it. In the next day or two, I'll have the shirt order stuff up, and I'll have your ordered size next to your name when I get paid for that.

PayPal is: vboost dot 6000rpm @ gmail dot com (remove " dot " and replace with ".")

Please send as a personal gift so there is no fee taken out.


IN YOUR PAYPAL message - please let me know your screen and real name. I'll have shirt info in a day or two. If you want to wait to include shirt money, indicate size and preference (i.e. if we get a women's shirt or long sleeve). PM me if you are going to be a pain in my arse and want to send me a check.

RV's/toyhaulers.

We have room for 5-6 RV type deals. One or two might get a power cord stretched from the house, but I make no promises on that. We have 5 confirmed for a trailer spot. One more maybe. That mean's we're full. As I understand it, other options are the nearby State Park, or a friend of wachs' that lives about 6 miles away. I doubt it will come to that.


Here we go.

AceRph, CA XL
AngryScot, CA
Apple Jam, OR +1 L
asrvivor, OR XXL
B4450Paul, UNK XL - LS
beemerron, WA
Beerslayer, OR XL
BLU HWY, OR
Bobo1167, WA XL
Bonnie Abzug, CO

Brad21, OR XL
brauhausbier, OR
Calvin J,
CamoGreg, ID L
CAStu, CA XXL
Cowgirl, BC M - Women's
Crossthread, ID XL
Dagwood, WA
danodemotoman XXL
dharmasister, BC

Dr Klaun, OR L
Drtyfun, WA L
DualSport650, OR XL
earwife, OR
earwig, OR XXL
Easy-Z, OR XL – LS
Elua Huila LS
eric n, OR
exwingnut, CA SS-XL LS-XL
Ezra, CA

fatalpinist
Gerg, CA XXL
G-Funk, OR LS – XL
Gitana, WA 1x ladies
GoinPostal LS - XXL
grinns, WA
GSGuy, WA LS - XL
GSGuy wife, WA W - L
Hayduke, CO
Hdstd003 L

huzar, WA XL
ironmtnracing, WA XXL (RV)
Ironwood, WA.
joefromsf, CA
Johnny Dakar, CA L
Johnny Drunkard, WA
Jphrse, OR XL
knary, OR
knybanjo, SC XL
ks02, OR XL

kurtw, OR XL
LA Woman, CA M
linkweewee, OR XL
Longways, WA
LUUUUUUUuuuuukkee, OR
malagato, OR XL
Masterchief, WA L
Media, WA XL
Metal Worker, OR XL
mike54, CA 3XLT

mikerbritbiker, WA
Mista Vern, OR XXL
MortimerSickle, OR M – LS
MotoKat, ID
Motomuffin, OR XXL
Mr. Cob, WA
mtrcycllvr, OR XL
Mr. Fisherman, OR
mrazekan, OR XL
nimrod, TX

nomiles, CA L - LS
NoPoChicken, OR LL
NotBetty, CA
Oldmonkeybutt, OR LS - XXL
Oldmonkeybutt Wife, OR LS - XL
OR400, OR XL
PARTY BOSStm, VA XXL
Patrick46, OR L
PecosBill, OR XL
petefromberkley, CA

peterman, OR
Petrolburner
Pint, Iraq/AK M
Porschenator, M
Radioman, OR
Reddog* XXL
richard cabesa, CA XL – LS
Road Rash, OR LG – LS
Rubber Cow, OR
s1marks, OR L - LS

Sasquatch, ID 5XL
scarysharkface, IN XL – LS
Senor Siesta, OR L
Slatz, NV LS - XXL
sopascat, CA
Steamer, CA XL – LS
Steve Lavigne, WA
Taco, OR
Tequila Girl, OR
therivermonster 3XL – LS

threecows
tony the tiger, WA XL - LS
Tour Pros, OR
Treadless, CA L
TTDave, WA 2XL
twisty sister, OR
Used2BeFast2, WA
Wibby, OR 3XL
WU7X, WA SS & LS XL
Xymotic, WA

yzfcathy, AZ
zoomzu, WA L
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Woohoo! Bend will be awesome! Thanks Wachs!!! And thank you, Direwolf for organizing this! I missed this year, but don't plan on missing any more if I can help it!!!
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Yeah! This is gonna be great - rode hwy 242 yesterday (just to make sure the brand new pavement on the west side was absolutely perfect) and then pealed off from my group to sample one of about a thousand routes back to the ranch.








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