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    Gnome Fest 7

    Mark your calendars. Via Facebook, already 75 confirmations and another 100+ in the wings. Come join us! http://www.facebook.com/?filter=nf#/...7575324&ref=ts Registration will open soon.


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    See you all there! Weeeee!

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    It's on my FB now, but uhh....what is it?

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    WOOO! I can't wait for all the madness once again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelock
    It's on my FB now, but uhh....what is it?
    Lot of information on www.gnome-fest.net from previous year. It's probably one of the best mtn bike gathering/camping events around. After moving out to the west coast I've been flying back every year since. It's a must do event.

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    Read the schedule from last year, and am convinced this is a must-make event. Looking forward to meeting a ton of new people

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    Last year was my first year. The crowd is super friendly, the beer is equally as nice (wink) and well...the trail system is ...it's awesome!! DERBY?!?!

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    Gnomefest... god, it makes me smile everytime I think about it. Next year will be my fourth year, and each year I kick myself for not attending the first three. The people are amazing. It is wild how good of a friend you can make seeing them one weekend a year. The beer is plentiful and very good, and not snobby good- i mean you can go from pbr to surly brewing company to sam adams to something local and back to pbr if you choose. The weekend breaks down basically like this. People arrive Friday afternoon or Saturday morning/ anytime in the day and set up camp. In the past there has been a louder camping area and a more chill area for people who brought kids or the husbands or wives that are just out for a nice vacation. Then everyone goes and rides the trails Friday afternoon. The last two years it has been at Levis Trows Mound, look it up, there is some superb singletrack. Then everyone returns and eats dinner or naps or what have you and the shenannigans start. Usually a couple of kegs are tapped and games like hammer-schloggin' and foot-down derbies start up. After dark there is one of the coolest nightrides I have ever been a part of, usually 40-50 people snaking through the singletrack. Get back, (although a group of us have been known to get lost for 3+ hours) hope there is some beer, socialize and head to bed. Saturday features more riding (usually the third or fourth time out on the trails at this point) and then the famed GNOMEFEST DIRTCAT... dun dun duuuunnnnnnn. It is a 2 hour long expedition set up like an alley-cat with checkpoints, no officially route, and multiple tasks to test your fortitude. You can race it, you can ride it. Awards after that- and I must say that GF has some of the best sponsorship ever. Awards/gifts a plenty from Surly, Milwaukee Bicycle, Planet Bike. After the awards the beer pool is assembled. Everyone brings something to contribute, and there is a potluck as well. The night closes down with multiple derbies, more schloggin' and the Dwarfcycle DEATH RACE... words can't really explain the deathrace except maybe these: figure 8, costumes (or lack of), 10" wheels, minimal rules.

    GF is honest to go my favorite weekend of the year, and is something that as long as the people who work hard to put it on keep doing it, I will travel from wherever I am to come to it. I encourage anyone who really digs singletrack, cool people, and food and drink to come. If you don't like those things please don't attend gnomes can smell it on you and have been known to attack in the night.






    and as B.I.G. said " and if you don't know, now you know"

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    What is GnomeFest?

    Is it but a bacchanal of the highest order is all. I could use words, but pictures always work better.

    First and foremost, its about riding:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/3922952922/" title="flowing riders by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3470/3922952922_5e647f5d1f_b.jpg" width="685" height="1024" alt="flowing riders" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/3922983404/" title="gonna make it! by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2496/3922983404_f2ab6f96af_b.jpg" width="685" height="1024" alt="gonna make it!" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/3923036062/" title="Vista by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2530/3923036062_b2063de726_b.jpg" width="1024" height="685" alt="Vista" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/2840359312/" title="DSC_4893 by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3046/2840359312_88704bb72d_b.jpg" width="681" height="1024" alt="DSC_4893" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/2839536709/" title="DSC_4923 by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3159/2839536709_20be65f9f0_b.jpg" width="681" height="1024" alt="DSC_4923" /></a>

    its about beer/booze and food and family too. Lots of kids are there:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/2839503215/" title="DSC_4536 by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3216/2839503215_5eef22208d_b.jpg" width="679" height="1024" alt="DSC_4536" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/2840300968/" title="DSC_4639 by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3232/2840300968_35429dce71_b.jpg" width="679" height="1024" alt="DSC_4639" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/2839459941/" title="DSC_4643 by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2839459941_1de9d7db99_b.jpg" width="679" height="1024" alt="DSC_4643" /></a>

    And a little about ridiculousness:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/2839380269/" title="DSC_4777 by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/2839380269_e3bf4c4000_b.jpg" width="1024" height="679" alt="DSC_4777" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/3918680654/" title="dirty nurse by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3461/3918680654_bc891cf69b_b.jpg" width="685" height="1024" alt="dirty nurse" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/3917879933/" title="Biathalon by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3524/3917879933_4c9c897a38_b.jpg" width="685" height="1024" alt="Biathalon" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/3918858031/" title="DSC_0058 by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3445/3918858031_63da6ab5f7_b.jpg" width="1024" height="685" alt="DSC_0058" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/3921467907/" title="&quot;Anthony Kedis&quot; by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3463/3921467907_56b850223a_b.jpg" width="1024" height="685" alt="&quot;Anthony Kedis&quot;" /></a>

    Hell, there's even been a wedding there:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/3918944143/" title="DSC_0098 by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3484/3918944143_e59d931872_b.jpg" width="685" height="1024" alt="DSC_0098" /></a>

    In the end:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/3919910132/" title="Derby Winnah! by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2535/3919910132_958a5332f5_b.jpg" width="1024" height="685" alt="Derby Winnah!" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/2840352290/" title="DSC_4511 by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3157/2840352290_22976e2d07_b.jpg" width="1024" height="679" alt="DSC_4511" /></a>

    if you live in the midwest, say with in 9 or so hours, are willing to get a little bit dirty, a little bit drunk [on liquor, or life], meet some awesome folk, and have a good time, you owe it to yourself to attend. It really is worth it.
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    I've got to endorse everything said above.

    I'm one of the lucky few that have been there since the beginning. To me GF epitomizes all that is good about mountain biking and people. As others have mentioned, and as you can deduce from the above statements, there's lots of great riding and lots of really great people. But its more than that and it really is greater than the sum of its parts. It's riding on those trails, with those people, that weekend. It all comes together in perfect unison. For one weekend a year, people from all walks of life with a common thread (or more than one if you count the beer) get together to forget their everyday worries and just throw it all to the wind and have a great time riding their bikes. So many of the best MTB memories I have originate at GF and every year I go knowing that I will add to these memories.

    If you are on the fence about going - I can tell you unequivocally you need to be there.

    For those of you that are in the know - I'll see you in September.


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    I think it becomes increasingly obvious to outsiders how fun it is when threads like this pop up and people are quick to give detailed accounts of what we love. As much as I would love to keep GF somewhat low-key I feel I would be doing anyone who loves being on their mountain bike a disservice if I didn't share the word.... and I could talk your ears off. AND through GF I got to be at Martini's rewedding, and THEN we became friends afterwards. Most definitely my pleasure.

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    I owe you a man hug Adam.
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    Group Hug!

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    Can't wait!

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    It will finally fit into my schedule this year, count me in, it has been a few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1strongone1
    It will finally fit into my schedule this year, count me in, it has been a few years.
    It'll be great to see you again.....its been a couple of years.

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    Wow....this looks like about 100x more awesomeness than the Milwaukee Fat Tire Tour. I've never heard of this before, but, after seeing this thread, I definately have to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skankingbiker
    Wow....this looks like about 100x more awesomeness than the Milwaukee Fat Tire Tour. I've never heard of this before, but, after seeing this thread, I definately have to come.
    you are right, you DO definitely have to come... that is, if you enjoy life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1strongone1
    It will finally fit into my schedule this year, count me in, it has been a few years.
    All of you better start practicing your derby skills now! I smell a show down in the making. Looking forward to having you back 1strongone1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amblake50
    .. that is, if you enjoy life.
    Yeah...uhh...about that. I hate life, and I don't like people who live either. I prefer eating brains over all else. Still, I'm going.


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    Just go

    Gnome Fest encompasses all that is right about this great sport of Mountain Biking. Having a great time, in the woods, on the dirt, with friends old and new, enjoying a smorgasbord of great food and libations all centered around what we love best - time on two wheels.

    Great pictures Marty! I'll add a few more to the proof in pictures.


    Gnome fest is about:

    Riding-











    Camping-





    Winning and Schwag . . . Ok. Not about that at all, but there may be some there. ;-)





    Choices-





    Most of all, it's about kicking back and just having fun like you used to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiecker
    All of you better start practicing your derby skills now! I smell a show down in the making. Looking forward to having you back 1strongone1.

    ooh adding decorah flavor back into the GF brew... I dig it. I've been working on shockstar, maybe I'll withhold his pugs wheels...muahahahaha.

    sent by amblake, ia_ss is always signed in at the shop...jerk...not really

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    I happened to supply that fine choice that particular gentleman is holding in his hand. I drank one of those even though I brought them...I think. I don't remember. Fun to be had by all. I have dreams about the trails at Levis Trow. One of the places that keeps me making it through the Midwest winters.

    My brief summary of Gnomefest is: my riding season revolves around this event (and I am pretty serious about my riding sometimes), and if it came down to my job or Gnomefest, I would be broke but happy (and drunk for sure).

    1st pic- My first Gnomefest (was hungover enough at this point that I wanted to take a nap on a rock in the woods)

    2nd pic- Derby during my 3rd Gnomefest at the beginning of the Alleycat (look closely and you will find the 2009 Alleycat champion of the world, and the GnomeMaster himself) (PS- RIP SSuperfly)
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    this sounds like a great time. I would love to go but me and my wife are expecting our second child in july so probably wont happen. Do people bring their kids? maybe i could pull it off next year. we shall see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigE610
    this sounds like a great time. I would love to go but me and my wife are expecting our second child in july so probably wont happen. Do people bring their kids? maybe i could pull it off next year. we shall see.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gomez_lakeraven/3833712188/" title="Gnome-Fest - The beginning by ~gomez~, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2448/3833712188_9e11d3fc95_m.jpg" width="180" height="240" alt="Gnome-Fest - The beginning" /></a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cotterpin/3919000483/" title="IMG_1074 by Sandy Lidbury, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2429/3919000483_aa40d301c7_m.jpg" width="180" height="240" alt="IMG_1074" /></a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cotterpin/1352060863/" title="IMG_1693 by Sandy Lidbury, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1001/1352060863_4ca25ee2a6_m.jpg" width="180" height="240" alt="IMG_1693" /></a>
    Gnome-Fest Babies

    People have been bringing their babies since the very beginning of GF history. There have been a few babies conceived at GF, but no actual births. Once kids get old enough to learn new swear words, I would leave them home, but that's just me. I believe profanity should be taught in the home (by loved ones), not at a mountain bike festival (from strangers).......and gnome-fest can get pretty strange (in a good way).

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cotterpin/1352061801/" title="IMG_1704 by Sandy Lidbury, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1125/1352061801_c2d9c22bba.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_1704" /></a>
    El Barracho teaching a youngster how to execute 'the shocker'

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    The look on B's face in that pic is classic!!! And look, his dad's hand isn't even on fire!

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    the first time i went to gnome fest i really didnt know anyone there and 5 years later some of my closest friends are still guys i've met at gnomefest. hell i love gnomefest so much i ran it for 2 years before i decided i wanted to go back to having fun all weekend. you really owe it to yourself to come up to Levis and hang out for a weekend, in my opinion its the perfect way to end the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigE610
    this sounds like a great time. I would love to go but me and my wife are expecting our second child in july so probably wont happen. Do people bring their kids? maybe i could pull it off next year. we shall see.
    I've been to all the GnomeFests thus far and I'll be at this year's as well. I've been there while recovering from foot surgery and while pregnant (twice, but the first one didn't count cuz I didn't know). Bryce went to his first post-birth GF when he was 3 months old and Brody was 8 months. As long as you can camp with an infant all is good. My children will be staying home this year however as I don't want to miss any riding time. I love 'em but there is a limit.



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    Every year I've gone, I've had a kid or kids in tow. You can see mine in a couple of these pictures. It started when the now 5 yo was mere months old. If you dig through archived photos, you'll find her gladly holding a [beer] bottle next to a roaring fire, under crackling power lines.

    And Gary has taught her plenty of bad words. Its ok though. We like Gary.
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    Gnomefest happy happy joy joy

    I have been attending Gnomefest for several years now , and it is a blast ! It is true that you will make friends and be welcomed by all . There are a wealth of fun loving pedal pushers who are out to have a good time. There are enough people of all skill levels to make sure that everyone from the hardcore racer types to the new first year riders have a group to ride with .
    Last years event was well organized and the Levis Trow location is top notch . All types of terrain are availble .Trails are well marked and maintained , and the rocky / sandy terrain dries quickly in event of rain .
    I love night riding , and it is a blast to go out with a big group . There is power available for recharging , and a clean new heated bathroom with a flush toilet .
    Beer drinking is a big feature at this event and it's fun to see hundreds of different libations donated to the kiddie pool for all to share . Combined with the potluck dinner ( Vegetarian theme last year very successful ) and plenty to drink makes for a satisfying end to the day . I have to comment that I have never been to a group this size - 100 ish - that consumed this much beer , and didn't hear anyone sound too drunk , never heard a cross word spoken , never saw anyone get rowdy . Plenty of good bike riding fun during the day makes for a happy group at night ! What a bunch of nice people .
    I too dream about Gnomefest . Sometimes even during the daytime !

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapwheels
    I too dream about Gnomefest . Sometimes even during the daytime !
    Do your daydreams look anything like this?
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    Glorious event.
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    Sadly Gnomefest always overlaps with another race I do every year. It's on the 12th.

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    Happily , that race is not as fun as Gnomefest so you will be able to attend this year ! You must put both events on the balance scale of funness and you will see the balance tipping , ever so slowly but with great certainty in the direction of Gnomeification !

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    I don't know about that. We shall see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmucker
    I don't know about that. We shall see.
    I do! I've done a lot of racing in my day. All over the midwest and I've never been to any race that is as fun as being Gnomefied.

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    This is SO much better than 'that' race schmucker! Be a part of a group, rather than a horde.
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    Whoa Nelly!

    After a couple of years off the radar, J$ clear for takeoff...

    I will win the figure 8 at any cost.
    Ride a decent line, won't ya!

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    J $ !
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    <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-2wikHY9ezs&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-2wikHY9ezs&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>
    Pretty nice video of the trails at Levis Trow - Home of GnomeVega$even

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    Nice find Gomez!

    Btw, we are in the final stages of updating www.gnome-fest.net and will start accepting registrations with the launch of the updated webpage. Stay tuned

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    looking forward to it. skipping cheq for more fun and beer drinking mostly.

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    I'll be there, last year was the first of manyy for me I think. Bringing a few more crazy Yoopers with me this time.
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    Registration is now open. Save yourself some money and register today!

    www.gnome-fest.net.

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    I'll have to wait until I'm moved to register. Getting on that asap. Glad to see the FB message

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    All signed up...and already started drinking!

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    Why does this seem so f@#$ing rad? Oh wait, it is exactly what i imagine biking to be like.
    29" Trail Assault.

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    Thanks to all of those that have already pre-registered for Gnome Fest 7!! As a grass-roots effort your early registration is greatly appreciated and allows us to pay for permit fees, shirt deposits, insurance, etc.

    Currently there's 110 people who have confirmed attendance via FB, but far fewer via Active.com. There's only one week left to register at the reduced rate of $30, after which it goes up to $35 until August 31. On site, the price is $45. So head over to www.gnome-fest.net today to save yourself a few bucks and help us put on the event you have come to love over the years.

    Thanks in advance.
    Gnome-Fest.

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    Dwarf Cycle Death Race

    Quote Originally Posted by ferrousness
    After a couple of years off the radar, J$ clear for takeoff...

    I will win the figure 8 at any cost.
    I will be there to defend my Figure 8 death race championship. All efforts to defeat me will be thwarted

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    REGISTERED!!!!

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    edit: oh duh the website has registration. >_<

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~gomez~
    <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-2wikHY9ezs&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-2wikHY9ezs&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>
    Pretty nice video of the trails at Levis Trow - Home of GnomeVega$even
    I was just at Levis for Memorial Day weekend.

    In this video, right after the first rock chute, is where I fell and broke my arm - 9 screws and a plate were placed in my arm surgically at Gunderson Lutheran 5 hours later.

    Still, I've been a ton of different places and the trails at Levis are some of the most fun I've ever ridden.

    I'm gonna have to make it to this year's GF and conquer Toad Road again!

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    I'm there ready to drink and ride!!!!!!!

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    http://www.gregridestrails.com/2010/06/levis-and-trow-mounds-neillsville.html is my new best friend. He's done an excellent job of documenting essentially every trail at LTM with photos and videos. Amazing.

    <object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-GGb2ySu4BQ&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-GGb2ySu4BQ&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

    Don't forget to register. Gnome-Fest 7 is a short 2 months away!

    www.gnome-fest.net.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gomez_lakeraven/4872850196/" title="Evil - GF-7 by ~gomez~, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4872850196_e5a978456f_o.jpg" width="450" height="600" alt="Evil - GF-7" /></a>

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    Less than 2 weeks to pre-register and save $10! That's like 30 PBRs for FREE!

    www.gnome-fest.net.

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    Pretty sure I'm gonna call in sick for work to attend this. Sound like a good idea?

    ..... is it going to rain?

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    It never rains at Gnome Fest.

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    So what does one bring to gnomefest?

    - bike
    - clothes
    - extra clothes
    - even more extra bug spray

    food? I'm gonna bring a tent, but maybe it'll end up staying in my car, who knows.

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    This was the recommended packing list from last year's gnome rodeo - GF-666 - from the Office of the Honorable Keiker T and the MG's - Assistant Mayor of Gnome City.

    * - Large Reinforced Heavy Duty Trash Bags - the park staff will have our garbage removed from a central location.
    * - Beer - I just didn’t want to list beer first.
    * - Beer for the Beer Pot-Luck. Bring a 6-pack of your favorite local brew to toss in the kiddy pool.
    * - A dish to pass at Saturday’s feast and cook-off.
    * - Beer to enter in the Homebrew contest.
    * - All your car camping stuff*
    *especially the camp chair~stratolounger~loveseat arrangement, with cupholder.
    * - Night riding gear - Don’t forget Sept can either be really warm, really cold, really wet, and sometimes all 3 at once. Also, it gets dark out there, so don’t forget your lights!
    * - A costume for the mini-bike death race. It can never hurt to sway the judges with some flashy duds. And there’s a gal in charge this year, guys. Show ‘er what you got (but not too much, please, you can’t re-live the past).
    Soda can be substituted for beer, if that's the way you roll....I would also bring a bike and a bike cozy......a swimmingly good natured attitude pill.....a butterfly net and an industrial sized vat of gooch cream with a couple dozen applicators.

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    Paid my cash, it's official

    Event Confirmation #

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    Date & Time

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    Location

    Levis Trow Mounds - About 15 miles off I-94, southwest of Neillsville, Wisconsin.
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    Alright

    What kind of beer do you guys want me to pick up? I'll bring some for the potluck. Any recommendations on bike lights? I can see about ordering one, unless the ones they sell at LBS can be considered good, but the last one I bought was trash.

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    bike lights, Magicshine baby www.geomangear.com

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    What's the theme this year for the food pot luck? What ethenicity will we be honoring with our eats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DekerfTeamST
    What's the theme this year for the food pot luck? What ethenicity will we be honoring with our eats?
    This is from the web-site
    Saturday Evening – GNOME FEST’S SEVENTH ANNUAL POT LUCK. A whole lotta GNOME-FEST LOVE, FOOD LOVE THAT IS. GF7 ENCOURAGES AND DARES YOU TO COOK IT UP, VEGAS-STYLE, AND GET YER SEXPLOSIVE TASTE BUDS ON IN THE NORTH WOODS.
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    Hmm, Vegas-Style?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DekerfTeamST
    Hmm, Vegas-Style?


    I think Vegas Style is pretty much - anything goes......except raw eggs now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~gomez~
    I think Vegas Style is pretty much - anything goes......except raw eggs now....
    That's what I figured, anything goes. Come on Man, buck up, aren't you ready for a raw egg shake, Rocky style, before we hit those mounds!

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    I would also add that it would be great idea to add a small note of what your food item is and ingredients for anyone that may have food allergies, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the locust
    bike lights, Magicshine baby www.geomangear.com
    Wow. I don't exactly have 700 to drop on a light set. Any recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmik
    Wow. I don't exactly have 700 to drop on a light set. Any recommendations?
    Pretty sure you can find a light set at that website for way less than $700.

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    Yea, I'm thinking of making some chili, because I love chili, but I don't know exactly how to transport it, or how much to make.

    Would someone be able to link me to a light that'd be good enough and affordable?

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    Looks good. Am I better off with a helmet mount if I only have one or the other? How do hat mounts fair on their own?

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    I'm ready for THAT.

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    When is everyone arriving for the festivities? I've got the week off between Labor Day and Gnomefest and will be road trippin' around the state getting some riding in starting at Nicolet Roche on the holiday weekend and ending at Gnome headquarters. I may be arriving on Thursday night.

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    I'm pretty sure people are already showing up on Thursday.

    Gomez I think thats the best picture you've ever put together there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DekerfTeamST
    When is everyone arriving for the festivities? I've got the week off between Labor Day and Gnomefest and will be road trippin' around the state getting some riding in starting at Nicolet Roche on the holiday weekend and ending at Gnome headquarters. I may be arriving on Thursday night.
    Most folks start arriving Friday afternoon and evening. Some come on Saturday morning and a few dedicated souls arrive on Thursday. Those arriving on Thursday typically get together on Friday morning to start arranging for the festivites such as collecting the firewood and then all go out for a nice relaxed group ride before the main crowd shows up. Really a good time and you're more than welcome to join us for helping and riding.

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    Registered! Comin up from Iowa with a handfull of other CITA members.

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    Welp, I registered finally, but had to wait on ordering that light, and now it's sold out. How does a bike light become sold out?

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    I have a question... How do I heat up a big pot of chili at a campsite? I have this strange picture in my head of a pot catching fire as I try to heat it over a firepit. D:

    that could be cool, though.

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    ever seen one of these?



    There'll be a hundred of them at GF, and i bet you could borrow a burner off of one from your neighbors.....GF is super friendly that way.

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    I'll find some kind of source of heat to stick it with, I'm sure. Good news, my bike light should be arriving soon enough to take it with me. You guys get to show me how to use it, just like you had to show me how to use my camelback. Thanks for not sucking on it, by the way.

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    man the pre-regs are flowin in. this might be the biggest year ever for Gnomefest.

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    Just over 24 hours remain to pre-register for Gnome-Fest 7 and save $10.

    http://tinyurl.com/gnomefest7

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    Seven days till Gnome-Fest Seven

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    Cabin

    I will be camping at Gnome Village, but a relative of mine has a cabin 2 miles from the Levis Trow parking lot that he rents out. He will rent it out for the weekend for $125, so if anyone has a family they are bringing up, or just like to pamper themselves shoot me an email.

    ogarajef@luther.edu

    Disclaimer: I make no money off this, I am simply trying to offer cozier lodging for fellow Gnome hunters and silver spoon folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~gomez~


    Seven days till Gnome-Fest Seven
    That's an awfully big bowl for a little guy.

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    Installed a completely new drivetrain in prep for my first GF~! First weekend I've taken off work since I moved here. This is going to be amazing

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    One week!

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    80' of skinny was newly installed on Lucy's loop for the brave Gnomefesters yesterday. Enjoy.

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    THANKS STEVE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smeurett
    80' of skinny was newly installed on Lucy's loop for the brave Gnomefesters yesterday. Enjoy.

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    Gnomefest - Late Notice Cabin/Bed Availability

    I understand the probability is low, but if you’re aware of anyone that would like to go to http://www.gnome-fest.net/ but would rather not camp at ground zero we’ve got an extra bed available at our cabin at Lake Arbutus Resort (http://www.lakearbutusresort.com/doghouse/) which is 3.5mi from the campground. It has a full service bar, restaurant and Tiki lounge.

    Your roommates would be five of the coolest people you’ve ever met… We’re heading up for 3 nights, Thu-Sun. Fully-loaded, the cost would be $33/night plus tax.

    Please feel free to pass on to anyone that may have interest.

    Thanks!
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    Went shopping today for the Gnome-Fest Beer Pot-Luck Baby Pool!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gomez_lakeraven/4969231124/" title="Gnome-Fest Beer Shopping by ~gomez~, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/4969231124_ba15deb727.jpg" width="500" height="410" alt="Gnome-Fest Beer Shopping" /></a>

    Click the picture for notes on what's under the caps!

    What are you all bringing to share?

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    The Levis Mound Trail Care Crew this summer-lot's of nice re-routes complete!
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    hey look I'm the first one back, and it didn't take me 7 hours to find my way home.

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