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Old 06-18-2011, 06:38 AM   #1
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Fall Fire Ball Celebration at the Cabins September 23-25



Fall Fire Ball Celebration


Well there is a high likelihood that I'll still be in the cabin biz come September so we might as well start planning. This is going to be my birthday celebration along with anyone else celebrating a birthday in September (including my dad and Lostmarbles). We did this last year and I think everyone had a pretty good time so lets do it again. Here's the skinny

  • Dual Sport / Adventure riding Friday and Saturday (maybe Sunday)
  • 50% off all cabins (Yep you read that right!)
  • Saturday night we all meet at a restaurant (TBD later) and recount the last two day's adventures. (Sorry no Cookout but I thought I'd give the birthday boys the night off)
  • Friday and Saturday nights, we'll have ourselves a bon fire to relax and enjoy a beverage of choice and tell lies.

Camping available for $10 per tent per night.




You can check out the cabins and reserve online through the website here. Be sure to put your ADV rider username and the code "Fall Fire Ball" in the special needs section to get the discount. As always, you can call me. The number is on the web site.

Here are some links to events from the past:

Spring 2009

Fall 2010

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Old 06-18-2011, 07:12 AM   #2
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That weekend is my wife's anniversary so not sure if I can get out of having to drive her somewhere. Maybe I can buy her cheap bottle of wine and she will never know I am gone.


Well maybe, as long as we have been married she will want me to be gone.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:14 AM   #3
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That weekend is my wife's anniversary so not sure if I can get out of having to drive her somewhere. Maybe I can buy her cheap bottle of wine and she will never know I am gone.


Well maybe, as long as we have been married she will want me to be gone.

Yeap, I was right she said go for it, that way she can have a day to herself.

I'm in!!!!!!

Boy, I love that Woman
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:34 AM   #4
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I'm in. Can probably talk my buddy from KC into a road trip as well. He's been itching to get out here and ride.

Joe if you want a hand with planning/setup/coordination let me know. Be glad to help.
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:54 AM   #5
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just talked to the wife and we have put it on the calendar


i'm in
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:47 AM   #6
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just talked to the wife and we have put it on the calendar


i'm in
Lostmarbles, maybe we can find where that single trails ends this time!
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:59 PM   #7
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.. yeah man ..

.. I'll put in for the time off at work .. awesome ..
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:27 AM   #8
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Great pic!!

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Put me down for camping Fri. & Sat, at least.
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:10 AM   #9
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Great pic!!

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That is a GOOD one!!!
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:14 PM   #10
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Ok whitebread told me about this event. I just bought my first KLR and this sounds like my kinda stuff! I'm def putting this on the calendar!
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:14 AM   #11
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Ok whitebread told me about this event. I just bought my first KLR and this sounds like my kinda stuff! I'm def putting this on the calendar!
I too have marked my calender!

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Old 06-22-2011, 12:01 PM   #12
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Trails

What kind of trails will the rides be on? I looked through the threads from the three previous rides and most of them look like great fun to me. There are a few however from the May rides where there is barely any discernible trail which the thought of trying to ride my heavy-assed wide load adventure bike down (HAWLAB) makes me uncomfortable.

I did see a V-strom on the first two rides, and I'm confidant that my Uly can go anywhere the Strom can. My question, is how would you describe the worst parts of the trail and how long are they?

The water crossings and most of the trails photographed seem right up my alley.

Anyone experienced with these trails want to chime in? Anyone else ridding a HAWLAB to this one?

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Old 06-22-2011, 03:04 PM   #13
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What kind of trails will the rides be on? I looked through the threads from the three previous rides and most of them look like great fun to me. There are a few however from the May rides where there is barely any discernible trail which the thought of trying to ride my heavy-assed wide load adventure bike down (HAWLAB) makes me uncomfortable.

I did see a V-strom on the first two rides, and I'm confidant that my Uly can go anywhere the Strom can. My question, is how would you describe the worst parts of the trail and how long are they?

The water crossings and most of the trails photographed seem right up my alley.

Anyone experienced with these trails want to chime in? Anyone else ridding a HAWLAB to this one?

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Hey MOP First off, I'm not too familiar with HAWLAB but my guess is Heavy is the first word and Adventure Bike is at the end. I can fathom a guess at the first "A" but the "W" and "L" elude me. I think the riding we're planning on doing would be fine for someone on a V strom or GS if they were a confident rider and experienced in getting offroad with their pig. We will hopefully see some single track for the more adventurous folks on their little two fiddys to explore while us more responsible types look on. Mostly FS roads and unimproved gravel roads. Hope that clears it up a little. Only one thing is certain. We will get our bikes dirty and we'll have a good time doing it.

PS: It isn't a DS ride until someone breaks something on their bike. Isn't that right Lostmarbles???
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:07 PM   #14
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PS: It isn't a DS ride until someone breaks something on their bike. Isn't that right Lostmarbles???
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There are a few however from the May rides where there is barely any discernible trail which the thought of trying to ride my heavy-assed wide load adventure bike down (HAWLAB) makes me uncomfortable.

Anyone experienced with these trails want to chime in? Anyone else ridding a HAWLAB to this one?
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Hey MOP First off, I'm not too familiar with HAWLAB but my guess is Heavy is the first word and Adventure Bike is at the end. I can fathom a guess at the first "A" but the "W" and "L" elude me. .

I'm not the most observant person but I'm thinking that first part of her post spells out the HAWLAB acronym






MOP - As long as you're not running 90/10 street tires and do have some dirt experience I think you'll have a good time.
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