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    Fall Gathering - The Info Thread

    OKEY DOKE.

    Here's the info -

    September 29 - October 1
    North and South White Pines Group Camps, Pisgah National Forest

    Directions:
    From intersection of US64 and US276 in Brevard NC - Go west on
    US276 into the national forest. Proceed about 2 miles or so, and
    turn right at the sign pointing to the horse stables. North and South
    White Pines will be about 1/4 mile down the road on your right.
    Each camp has a small parking area, and the North camp area is
    a couple hundred yards farther up the road from the South.

    There is no gate or lock. Show up whenever you like on Friday.

    You will not be able to drive right up to your campsite. No RV's or
    trailers or what-not. You'll need to walk a couple hundred feet to
    get from the car to the site. Anyone bringing a keg will receive
    personal assistance with unpacking from The Management.

    But at least you don't have to drive through A Deadly Creek Of Death
    this year.

    Parking is limited. PLEASE carpool to whatever degree is practical.

    We are theoreticaly limited to 25 people per camp, for a total of 50.
    I'm not going to count and I'm not going to worry about it. The ranger
    may or may not decide to worry about it. Whatever. I'm a lot more
    relaxed about things this year.

    One semi-rule I'd like to throw out. The North Camp is hereby
    designated The Obnoxious Camp. The Obnoxious Camp is for loud
    drunk people who stay up all night and have psychotic dogs, etc.
    The South Camp is for people who want a full nights peaceful sleep,
    have children, etc. There's a wide flat trail between the two, so
    co-mingling is easy.... but if Beefcake and Dickey decide to stay up
    all night listening to Poison and beating on trees like they did last
    year, at least you'll have an option.

    For those who want sophistication, Davidson River Campground is
    only about a 10 minute ride away. They have all the comforts of home
    there.... assuming that a feature of your home is an ex-Gestapo old
    man who follows you around and makes sure you're not "in violation".
    It's amazing what some people will put up with for a hot shower.

    Speaking of "violations". There is frequently a police checkpoint set
    up at the intersection of US276 and the Horse Stables road. PLEASE
    DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. I'm super cereal - Ask the PMBAR folks
    about this one. Now drinking and riding..... That's a different story.
    Just have a light on.

    OK. That's all the boring lame stuff. With two gatherings under our
    belts, ya'll know the drill for the fun stuff.

    Post up if you've got any questions, and see ya'll soon.

    ZB
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    Yeah i'm going without a shower this time! i'll be in the Obnoxious side, your dog will need a chew toy!

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    There is frequently a police checkpoint set up at the intersection of US276 and the Horse Stables road.

    Dang horses - got to ruin it for everyone else.

    http://www.busybeaks.com/images/95002_horse_climber.jpg

    Seriously, there's nothing you'll need to drive out for that's worth the risk. Be safe. Bring it with you. Take a blankie - even if you're just planning to visit.


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    Is there going to be a group ride on the 29th?

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    I'm planning on going. I live in south Asheville / Fletcher and have a minivan and could carpool with some others. The parking areas at the campsite are tiny. If people don't car pool we could end up with cars all down the side of the road. Do you think the rangers would have a problem with that? Could attract some unwanted attention.

    We could also work out some way for people to park at the ranger station. I guess people could drop off their stuff at the campground, park at the ranger station then ride their bike over to the campground. They wouldn't tow your car from the ranger station if you left it over night. Would they?

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    Yeeeeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaawwwwwwwww,

    Are there many people that will be doing the Tabacco Free ride in Dupont on Saturday or are most people just riding?

    I will be riding in the TFR. . . on Saturday and looking for some Pisgah craziness on Sunday.
    BS'ing less, riding more.

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    Parking

    Quote Originally Posted by Maida7
    I'm planning on going. I live in south Asheville / Fletcher and have a minivan and could carpool with some others. The parking areas at the campsite are tiny. If people don't car pool we could end up with cars all down the side of the road. Do you think the rangers would have a problem with that? Could attract some unwanted attention.

    We could also work out some way for people to park at the ranger station. I guess people could drop off their stuff at the campground, park at the ranger station then ride their bike over to the campground. They wouldn't tow your car from the ranger station if you left it over night. Would they?
    All true. Anyone who would be willing to park at the Ranger Station and ride back
    to camp gets a free Natty Light and my everlasting gratitude. Anyone willing to park
    along side the road is nuts and should probably have their head examined. The locals
    consider drifting their pickups through the turns at 60 mph to be good sport.

    Please pack in as tight as possible. If you're that guy who needs to park his car at a
    45 degree angle across two spots because it's so *****in', please do us all a favor and
    stay home.

    "Bad Yuppie - No Beer".

    ZB
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    Help Help I'm Being Repressed !

    Quote Originally Posted by Broussard
    All true. Anyone who would be willing to park at the Ranger Station and ride back
    to camp gets a free Natty Light and my everlasting gratitude. Anyone willing to park
    along side the road is nuts and should probably have their head examined. The locals
    consider drifting their pickups through the turns at 60 mph to be good sport.

    Please pack in as tight as possible. If you're that guy who needs to park his car at a
    45 degree angle across two spots because it's so *****in', please do us all a favor and
    stay home.

    "Bad Yuppie - No Beer".

    ZB
    I can't say *****in' ? What's up with that?

    http://www.deadmilkmen.com/lyrics/*****in_camaro.html

    ZB
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    What the ride plan for this gathering?
    Nothing to see here.

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    I am planning on doing the Tabacco Free ride in Dupont on Saturday.

    Sunday I am looking for a group to go exploring Pisgah. Do a traditional epic from the stables to Trace or whatever. It's all gooooood.
    BS'ing less, riding more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broussard
    but if Beefcake and Dickey decide to stay up
    all night listening to Poison and beating on trees like they did last
    year, at least you'll have an option.
    How come I don't recall this moment in time?
    I am not sure if I can make it. I've got a lot going on involving adoption stuff and the "Worlds" are the next week, but boy it sounds like I had a good time last year....
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    I am not sure if I can make it. I've got a lot going on involving adoption stuff and the "Worlds" are the next week, but boy it sounds like I had a good time last year....
    Worlds ha! Yah I got the get fat and drink beer championship's the next week but you don't see me making excuses.
    Who will be there to let their batteries die and not take my picture when I endo this time. . .
    BS'ing less, riding more.

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    Ride plans

    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    What the ride plan for this gathering?
    It's pretty difficult to put together a huge group ride since what everybody wants
    to do is so varied... and the best laid plans generally come to naught - so I'm not planning
    anything in particular. Generally, everybody just groups up with others with similar states
    of fitness, sobriety, ambition, sanity, etc. and plays it by ear. Also, the FS frowns upon
    ginormous groups of riders, so keeping the group size down is A Good Thing.

    Anybody who is not familiar with the trails and/or wants to join a group should just holla'
    while we're BS'ing around the fire. Everyone should be able to find a group that suits
    them. Just be sure to shout it out that you're looking to ride with others and it'll happen.

    ZB
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    Oh, c'mon.

    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    How come I don't recall this moment in time?
    I am not sure if I can make it. I've got a lot going on involving adoption stuff and the "Worlds" are the next week, but boy it sounds like I had a good time last year....
    Tell you what.... If you qualify*, I'll let you come to the gathering for HALF the price of the
    entry at Worlds, AND I won't charge you for any prizes that you might win! How great is
    that?!?!

    "Bob, tell him what else he's won!"

    With your participation in this Fall's gathering, you'll also receive......

    A FREE HANGOVER ! ** That's right! You'll wake up in the morning with the ultimate
    in sensual...... um, sensations. Can't you just feel the throbbing head? Taste the bile?
    Anticipate the groovy dizziness? What's more fun than vomiting on your handlebars
    while sweating profusely two hunded feet into a 30 mile ride?

    But that's not all. This year only*** you'll also receive a FREE HAND MASSAGE. You
    heard right ! Harley R. Doggerson will be on hand to tenderly chew the stress away from
    any appendage**** that you happen to dangle in front of her! Can't you just feel the
    stress washing away along with the rivulet of blood that gently drips down your fingers?

    Did I mention the free food? Once again we will be handing out THE BIG WAD OF
    BREAD AND THE CHUNK OF CHEESE THAT EVERYBODY RUBBED THEIR HANDS
    ALL OVER ! Wow ! There will also be Cheezits if you want to get your sh*t-smelling
    breath on.

    I'm seriously, you guys. How can you top that?

    * See qualifying procedure. Must have participated in a previous Gathering in a year
    that is a prime number -OR- Must have participated in two consecutive gatherings with
    a combined participation of at least 100 people, with neither event having a participation
    of less than 20 -OR- Must have consumed at least 13 beers in 4 hour period within the
    last 4 months -AND- ridden no less than a) 30 miles offroad or b) 70 miles onroad within
    12 hours of aforementioned drinking -OR- kiss my butt in public -OR- give me a whole
    bunch of money. Other rules and restrictions apply.
    ** 12-pack not included
    *** Other years not included
    **** Don't even go there
    sh*t That's a censored part of the text, not a footnote. Duh. I mean, what the hell are they
    teaching in school these days? Surely you could have figured it out from context. IT'S
    NOT A FOOTNOTE. Stop reading this immediately.

    ZB
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    Yeah, it's strange. But oh well.

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    My mother always told me if something sounds too good to be true it usually is, but that shouldn't stop you from sticking your hand in an open flame.
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    Well, there you go.

    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    My mother always told me if something sounds too good to be true it usually is, but that shouldn't stop you from sticking your hand in an open flame.
    One thing we'll have plenty of is open flames.

    ZB
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    You rule the school Broussard

    That post just reaffirms your place among my favorite muthafukkas of all time.

    Have fun at the inbred family reunion. See ya soon.
    Dirtbag since '89

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    Can't you just feel the stress washing away along with the rivulet of blood that gently drips down your fingers?

    You just told the www that you taught your dog a blood-letting acupunture treatment.

    Weizhong - great and small saphenous veins of the popliteal fossa:
    sunstroke, acute vomiting and diarrhea, systremma and broken collar bones.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Broussard
    Once again we will be handing out THE BIG WAD OF
    BREAD AND THE CHUNK OF CHEESE THAT EVERYBODY RUBBED THEIR HANDS
    ALL OVER !
    No pepperoni? I'm out. What kind of a balanced meal is that?
    When the going gets weird its bedtime.

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    I can't wait! Fortunately I've not taught my dogger any such acupuncture tricks so she might be well liked! Just bring some extra fig newtons and beef jerky and you'll have a friend for life -- she LOVES that stuff!

    I'll be joining the TFL ride on Saturday like extrmtao and will be up for a good ride to Farlow or Trace Ridge on Sunday.

    If anyone from ATL is heading up, drop me a line and we can carpool up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broussard
    There will also be Cheezits if you want to get your sh*t-smelling
    breath on.

    ZB

    Too bad I won't be there to let folks know if/when their breath is in fact sh*t smelling. For clarification, it was some fancy type of cheezit...tabasco er something. Anyway, I won't be there...I'll be in California that weekend which makes sense b/c apparently that's where I live now.

    Y'all have fun now...and know that if I was gonna be there, I'd be on the rowdy campsite side.

    ca
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    go north young man

    Forshizzle. Me and my pals, the cheeze its, will probably be in the ATL with a super friend (not aquaman) at his bachealor party, that is unless i can convince about 9-15 people i don't know to take up MTN biking, debauchary, general uncleanliness and binge drinking in the woods. some people didn't plan their wedding festivities around MY plans properly. My time in the North camp will come soon enough. I will miss all of you, while i am warm, drunk and watching odd shaped things bounce in ways i thought they couldn't. Have fun and remember to walk AWAY from the banjos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k2biker
    I can't wait! Fortunately I've not taught my dogger any such acupuncture tricks so she might be well liked! Just bring some extra fig newtons and beef jerky and you'll have a friend for life -- she LOVES that stuff!

    I'll be joining the TFL ride on Saturday like extrmtao and will be up for a good ride to Farlow or Trace Ridge on Sunday.

    If anyone from ATL is heading up, drop me a line and we can carpool up there.
    K2 - There might be a couple of us going up from the ATL but we are staying at my place just a little ways over the BRP on 276.
    Nothing to see here.

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    Should I show up at any certain time on Friday in order to not miss a killer ride?

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    Sooooooo... is there going to be a ride on friday and what time are you guys planning on getting there?

    Sean

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