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    Good job! Barbie Camp -- Oct. 29-31, 2004

    Announcing Barbie Camp #11F

    When: Oct. 29-31, 2004

    Where: The usual place in Central Oregon. If you don't know where 'the usual place' is, e-me and we'll talk: spartyATthemudzoneDOTcom

    What: Barbie Camp, now in its 11th year, is a campout/festival for fun loving mountain bikers from all over. There exists at Barbie Camp a kind of happy, carefree atmosphere that is impossible to bottle. If you love to ride your bike, camp out, visit old friends plus make new ones, unwind and have plenty of fun, BC is your freak 'n frolic zone. Come find out how Barbie Camp got it's name.

    Who: Guy & gal mountain bikers from all over who are responsible, low impact campers with a sense of humor -- a very tolerant sense of humor -- since crude jokes abound at BC. Sorry, no one under the age of 18 is allowed at BC. Period. We'd like to hold BC to under 70 attendees, which is a goal we've achieved each year thus far.

    Venue: We camp under the blue skies of serene Central Oregon near Black Butte. Beautiful Lake Creek babbles past our remote campsite. It gets cold at night (we've even suffered in the teens before) so we build very warm campfires that last well into the evenings. Note: the BC campsite has changed a bit since we occupied it last spring. "Campsite Alley" has been blocked off by the Forest Service and is no longer accessible by vehicle. If you want to camp back there you'll have to hike your gear in. Otherwise there is plenty of camping room in the open area at the west end of the campsite.

    Amenities: Your hosts, the Disciples of Dirt MBC, will provide a port-a-potty, 10x20' covered group kitchen shelter, keg, fun group rides led by fun people, legendary evening campfires, Saturday evening schwag giveaway, the infamous Wall of Porn and more...

    Schwag: Barbie Camp's sponsors include WebCyclery, Paul's Bicycle Way of Life,
    Metolius Climbing as well as a few generous individuals. If you'd like to donate something to the schwag pile, please bring any functional cycling related item. Make someone happy... recycling at its best, eh.

    What to bring: BC's disbursed campsite lacks any facilities whatsoever. Bring drinking water, your own picnic table, etc. In short, bring everything except dirt, pine trees and a beautiful place to camp. These are the only things that are already there.

    Agenda: This year BC happens on Halloween weekend. Why not wear a costume on Saturday evening? We might hold a wheelchair race so bring a chair if you have one. Also, kinetic sculptures/HPVs/frankenbikes are encouraged. Group mountain bike rides will happen Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The schwag giveaway happens Saturday evening around the campfire. Cozy.

    Cycling opportunities include the Black Butte trail network, Green Ridge, Suttle Tie/Suttle Lake, Gray Butte/Smith Rocks, Peterson Ridge, Metolius-Windigo Trail, Cache Mountain, Crescent Mountain... even the MRT is within striking distance. Plus all the trails out of Bend if you feel like driving 45 minutes or so.

    Donations accepted: New for '04: if you've been reading carefully, you've noticed we're including and extra amenity this year. Your suggested $10 donation will be graciously accepted. Grassy ass.

    Question? Email or PM me.

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    A few pictures..........



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    ... and if we just ...

    about $*@#&%ing time to get the info to us, sparty!!!!! (just kidding)

    I'll be there with bear bells on! besides, someone's got to represent the california contingent, and I cant think of a worse person to do so!

    im looking forward to the (probably not of clear thinking) wheelchair race.

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    Wheelchair race, eh?

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    I'll be there with at least four or five other pacNWers. and maybe a wheelchar. I just got a welder, so perhaprs I can make a chopper wheelchair...
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    Do you allow....

    midwesterners to attend? I have a free Delta ticket just itchin to be used up!

    How far is this venue from the nearest major Airport?

    If I show up early will there be any opportunities to ride?


    MC


    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Announcing Barbie Camp #11F

    When: Oct. 29-31, 2004

    Where: The usual place in Central Oregon. If you don't know where 'the usual place' is, e-me and we'll talk: spartyATthemudzoneDOTcom

    What: Barbie Camp, now in its 11th year, is a campout/festival for fun loving mountain bikers from all over. There exists at Barbie Camp a kind of happy, carefree atmosphere that is impossible to bottle. If you love to ride your bike, camp out, visit old friends plus make new ones, unwind and have plenty of fun, BC is your freak 'n frolic zone. Come find out how Barbie Camp got it's name.

    Who: Guy & gal mountain bikers from all over who are responsible, low impact campers with a sense of humor -- a very tolerant sense of humor -- since crude jokes abound at BC. Sorry, no one under the age of 18 is allowed at BC. Period. We'd like to hold BC to under 70 attendees, which is a goal we've achieved each year thus far.

    Venue: We camp under the blue skies of serene Central Oregon near Black Butte. Beautiful Lake Creek babbles past our remote campsite. It gets cold at night (we've even suffered in the teens before) so we build very warm campfires that last well into the evenings. Note: the BC campsite has changed a bit since we occupied it last spring. "Campsite Alley" has been blocked off by the Forest Service and is no longer accessible by vehicle. If you want to camp back there you'll have to hike your gear in. Otherwise there is plenty of camping room in the open area at the west end of the campsite.

    Amenities: Your hosts, the Disciples of Dirt MBC, will provide a port-a-potty, 10x20' covered group kitchen shelter, keg, fun group rides led by fun people, legendary evening campfires, Saturday evening schwag giveaway, the infamous Wall of Porn and more...

    Schwag: Barbie Camp's sponsors include WebCyclery, Paul's Bicycle Way of Life,
    Metolius Climbing as well as a few generous individuals. If you'd like to donate something to the schwag pile, please bring any functional cycling related item. Make someone happy... recycling at its best, eh.

    What to bring: BC's disbursed campsite lacks any facilities whatsoever. Bring drinking water, your own picnic table, etc. In short, bring everything except dirt, pine trees and a beautiful place to camp. These are the only things that are already there.

    Agenda: This year BC happens on Halloween weekend. Why not wear a costume on Saturday evening? We might hold a wheelchair race so bring a chair if you have one. Also, kinetic sculptures/HPVs/frankenbikes are encouraged. Group mountain bike rides will happen Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The schwag giveaway happens Saturday evening around the campfire. Cozy.

    Cycling opportunities include the Black Butte trail network, Green Ridge, Suttle Tie/Suttle Lake, Gray Butte/Smith Rocks, Peterson Ridge, Metolius-Windigo Trail, Cache Mountain, Crescent Mountain... even the MRT is within striking distance. Plus all the trails out of Bend if you feel like driving 45 minutes or so.

    Donations accepted: New for '04: if you've been reading carefully, you've noticed we're including and extra amenity this year. Your suggested $10 donation will be graciously accepted. Grassy ass.

    Question? Email or PM me.

    --Sparty/Davey

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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    midwesterners to attend? I have a free Delta ticket just itchin to be used up!

    How far is this venue from the nearest major Airport?

    If I show up early will there be any opportunities to ride?


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    I'm sure if you can work out something with one of the groups coming down from Portland or the Seattle area, they could pick you up at PDX and drop you there on the way back, unless Delta can get you to Eugene.

    Me, I wish I was going this fall. Gots dem Ph.D. qualifying exam blues, and have to do the Halloween thing with the minion as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    midwesterners to attend? I have a free Delta ticket just itchin to be used up!

    How far is this venue from the nearest major Airport?

    If I show up early will there be any opportunities to ride?


    MC
    Come on out, Scott! I can not go to BC this fall but I can take you riding before and/or after. Fly into Eugene and hitch a ride to BC with one of the DODers. You can stay at my place otherwise.
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    Well there goes the....

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowSSer
    about $*@#&%ing time to get the info to us, sparty!!!!! (just kidding)

    I'll be there with bear bells on! besides, someone's got to represent the california contingent, and I cant think of a worse person to do so!

    im looking forward to the (probably not of clear thinking) wheelchair race.
    neighborhood, another Slow Cow visitor? Ha! I am driving you out in a car/truck with OR plates, so yer safe. MRT on Saturday would be fun, on a wheelchair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meat Foot
    neighborhood, another Slow Cow visitor? Ha! I am driving you out in a car/truck with OR plates, so yer safe. MRT on Saturday would be fun, on a wheelchair.

    Mike
    good point, you were born here.

    MRT in a wheelchair? that'd make it more challenging!

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    Delta flies into Portland, Eugene is a commuter airport, that's about a 3 hour drive from Barbie camp. Fast Eddie was looking for someone to carpool (split a rental) from PDX with but he needed to be back to PDX early Sunday. There's a shuttle from PDX that goes through Salem/Albany/Corvallis (I think it adds up to $40 for a ride) so Anyone north of Corvallis could give you a ride if you'll go for the shuttle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon
    Delta flies into Portland, Eugene is a commuter airport, that's about a 3 hour drive from Barbie camp. Fast Eddie was looking for someone to carpool (split a rental) from PDX with but he needed to be back to PDX early Sunday. There's a shuttle from PDX that goes through Salem/Albany/Corvallis (I think it adds up to $40 for a ride) so Anyone north of Corvallis could give you a ride if you'll go for the shuttle.
    Eugene is better than a commuter airport. The flights to and from PDX & SeaTac are commuter flights. There are jet connections with San Fransico, Phoenix, Salt Lake and Las Vegas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    midwesterners to attend? I have a free Delta ticket just itchin to be used up!

    How far is this venue from the nearest major Airport?

    If I show up early will there be any opportunities to ride?


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    Delta will get you to Eugene via SLC. Come on out, Scott. I will pick you up at the airport. I can set you up with a bike, too.
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    I'm...

    gonna talk to Delta in the morning. Funny thing, you get much more leeway with Delta if you visit one of their locations, so, I will see the nice ladies at Delta tomorrow and see what I can setup. I would need to leave Oregon by Saturday night, got to be home for the Halloween thing with the boys. Maybe riding with you might work out better. Are you going to Barbie Camp at all?

    I have a shipping case for my bike, but I have no idea what its costs to fly it now. Use to be $50 per flight or so, think it might be $100 per now. Might take you up on the loaner bike if we get this put together...

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    Delta will get you to Eugene via SLC. Come on out, Scott. I will pick you up at the airport. I can set you up with a bike, too.

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    proof that the temps can get lower than socalers are used to
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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    gonna talk to Delta in the morning. Funny thing, you get much more leeway with Delta if you visit one of their locations, so, I will see the nice ladies at Delta tomorrow and see what I can setup. I would need to leave Oregon by Saturday night, got to be home for the Halloween thing with the boys. Maybe riding with you might work out better. Are you going to Barbie Camp at all?

    I have a shipping case for my bike, but I have no idea what its costs to fly it now. Use to be $50 per flight or so, think it might be $100 per now. Might take you up on the loaner bike if we get this put together...

    Scott
    I am not going to BC at all. I will be in Portland all weekend for a pet expo. Leaving Saturday will not give you much time at BC.
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    its been...

    in the 30's a bunch here already too. What is the expected temps for that time of year?


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    proof that the temps can get lower than socalers are used to

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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    in the 30's a bunch here already too. What is the expected temps for that time of year?
    I've been to the last 2 Fall BCs, and they've both gotten into the lower teens (13-15) each night. I think "typical" lows are anywhere from the teens to right around freezing. We'll be on the dry side of the Cascades though, so snow at BC is rare. It can easily get into the 60s or low 70s during the day, but bring full length gloves in case it doesn't.

    Can't wait.

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    Sounds good...

    I'm from Cincinnati, so any weather is normal to me. Negative 18 to 103 over the last 365 days. We have all seasons and all temps, one of the lovely things about living here... Last year we even had a thunderstorm with snow on the ground.

    If I come I'll be sure and bring some winter gear. Do you have any night rides during the weekend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlowBoy
    I've been to the last 2 Fall BCs, and they've both gotten into the lower teens (13-15) each night. I think "typical" lows are anywhere from the teens to right around freezing. We'll be on the dry side of the Cascades though, so snow at BC is rare. It can easily get into the 60s or low 70s during the day, but bring full length gloves in case it doesn't.

    Can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I am not going to BC at all. I will be in Portland all weekend for a pet expo. Leaving Saturday will not give you much time at BC.

    you'll be missed, shiggy. im sure all the long riders will miss your death march as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowSSer
    you'll be missed, shiggy. im sure all the long riders will miss your death march as well!
    I am NOT the Death March leader. That was General Coonskins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I am NOT the Death March leader. That was General Coonskins.
    sorry for the confusion.

    note to self: stay away from the general on saturday morning. i just remeber how alive h-wood and eddie were afterwards.

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    Friday ride at BC

    OK, I've nearly convinced myself to make the 7 hour road trip from Boise for Barbie Camp, and more importantly, I've received spousal approval! My question is whether there will be a planned group ride on Friday and if so, what time. I'll have to bail very early Sunday AM to get back Sunday mid-afternoon, and I don't want to make a 14 hour trip for just 1 ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig
    OK, I've nearly convinced myself to make the 7 hour road trip from Boise for Barbie Camp, and more importantly, I've received spousal approval! My question is whether there will be a planned group ride on Friday and if so, what time. I'll have to bail very early Sunday AM to get back Sunday mid-afternoon, and I don't want to make a 14 hour trip for just 1 ride.

    7 hours? hmm. not too bad- lunch time! (that's half way for me @ sacramento).

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    Re: yea, Friday ride - Eugenians? SShiggmeister?

    United flies from SFO to Eugene, and I happen to have a couple o' hundred kilo-frequent-flier-miles. I'd be coming in time for an 11am MRT ride on Friday. Any takers? Especially any who want to receive my SS via UPS or FedEx, or loan me a ride for Friday and Sat?

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    It's all relative

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowSSer
    7 hours? hmm. not too bad- lunch time! (that's half way for me @ sacramento).
    Given the fact I can be on singletrack within 30 seconds of leaving my garage, seven hours in the car to go ride seems like an eternity. However, having ridden MRT in June with Sparty, I can say that it's worth WAY more than a 7 hour drive!

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    Get there whenever you can. I'll be arriving at Barbie Camp around noon on Thursday. Sorry, my rig is full. Yes, we can ride whatever anyone wants to ride on Friday. The night riding ops are good, too. However, BC evenings around the bonfire are not to be missed. If I were to do a night ride, I'd want to do it Thursday night, when hardly anybody is there.

    Earthpig, the riding out of the BC campsite is not quite up to the jaw dropping level of MRT, but is good nonetheless. If you want to ride MRT once again, the eastern trailhead is less than 45 minutes from BC. Otherwise there are plenty of slightly less stunning but still fun riding opportunities right out of the BC campsite.

    Frankly, I'd suggest we wait to decide whether to ride MRT until we glimpse a more timely weather forecast. You might be surprised at the potential difference in weather conditions between MRT (west of the Cascades AKA rainy side of the hill) and the Barbie Zone (east of the Cascades AKA sunny side) even though they're only about 30 miles from one another.

    Fast Eddy, I can transport your bike to/from BC if you want to ship it to me. Or I can fix you up with a loaner bike if you're into size XL frames with long cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    United flies from SFO to Eugene, and I happen to have a couple o' hundred kilo-frequent-flier-miles. I'd be coming in time for an 11am MRT ride on Friday. Any takers? Especially any who want to receive my SS via UPS or FedEx, or loan me a ride for Friday and Sat?
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    I live in bend and I have the luxuary of staying in my own, warm bed over the weekend but I wanted to get in on some of the riding. When can I meet ya'll for some of those death marches? Nothing like a good death march!!!

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    Well actually...................

    ...last year's death march didn't go over all that well. But if you get to camp by about 9am each day, you ought to be there in time to include yourself in whatever riding is going down that day. Whatever you do, bring your dinner... even if you plan to go home to sleep, you won't want to miss each evening's festivities.

    --Sparty

    Quote Originally Posted by SS4life
    I live in bend and I have the luxuary of staying in my own, warm bed over the weekend but I wanted to get in on some of the riding. When can I meet ya'll for some of those death marches? Nothing like a good death march!!!
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    No need here to do MRT again

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Earthpig, the riding out of the BC campsite is not quite up to the jaw dropping level of MRT, but is good nonetheless. If you want to ride MRT once again, the eastern trailhead is less than 45 minutes from BC. Otherwise there are plenty of slightly less stunning but still fun riding opportunities right out of the BC campsite.
    Sparty - MRT was fun, but I want to explore more of the trails around BC. Jaw-dropping is not required - I'm up for whatever rides are planned Friday and Saturday.

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    There is also a shuttle that goes to PDX from Bend and Redmond. Called the "Breeze" or something like that.

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    Death March

    Happy Boy and I seem to remember the death march a little differently. Anything labeled a death march or any ride led by the General shouldn't have happened any differently. Nobody actually died, no matter how much they may have wished for the sweet embrace of Death out on the trail. Viva la death ride!

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    Friday Night Ride Oct. 29, 9pm

    Charge your batteries... Lee of Salem's Merry Cranksters called to say he plans to lead a mellow BC night ride on Friday about 9pm. This should give even those who have to work on Friday enough time to arrive before the ride starts.

    Don't forget your lights...

    ...or shoes...

    ...or beer stein...

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    Barbie camp

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Announcing Barbie Camp #11F

    When: Oct. 29-31, 2004

    Where: The usual place in Central Oregon. If you don't know where 'the usual place' is, e-me and we'll talk: spartyATthemudzoneDOTcom

    What: Barbie Camp, now in its 11th year, is a campout/festival for fun loving mountain bikers from all over. There exists at Barbie Camp a kind of happy, carefree atmosphere that is impossible to bottle. If you love to ride your bike, camp out, visit old friends plus make new ones, unwind and have plenty of fun, BC is your freak 'n frolic zone. Come find out how Barbie Camp got it's name.

    Who: Guy & gal mountain bikers from all over who are responsible, low impact campers with a sense of humor -- a very tolerant sense of humor -- since crude jokes abound at BC. Sorry, no one under the age of 18 is allowed at BC. Period. We'd like to hold BC to under 70 attendees, which is a goal we've achieved each year thus far.

    Venue: We camp under the blue skies of serene Central Oregon near Black Butte. Beautiful Lake Creek babbles past our remote campsite. It gets cold at night (we've even suffered in the teens before) so we build very warm campfires that last well into the evenings. Note: the BC campsite has changed a bit since we occupied it last spring. "Campsite Alley" has been blocked off by the Forest Service and is no longer accessible by vehicle. If you want to camp back there you'll have to hike your gear in. Otherwise there is plenty of camping room in the open area at the west end of the campsite.

    Amenities: Your hosts, the Disciples of Dirt MBC, will provide a port-a-potty, 10x20' covered group kitchen shelter, keg, fun group rides led by fun people, legendary evening campfires, Saturday evening schwag giveaway, the infamous Wall of Porn and more...

    Schwag: Barbie Camp's sponsors include WebCyclery, Paul's Bicycle Way of Life,
    Metolius Climbing as well as a few generous individuals. If you'd like to donate something to the schwag pile, please bring any functional cycling related item. Make someone happy... recycling at its best, eh.

    What to bring: BC's disbursed campsite lacks any facilities whatsoever. Bring drinking water, your own picnic table, etc. In short, bring everything except dirt, pine trees and a beautiful place to camp. These are the only things that are already there.

    Agenda: This year BC happens on Halloween weekend. Why not wear a costume on Saturday evening? We might hold a wheelchair race so bring a chair if you have one. Also, kinetic sculptures/HPVs/frankenbikes are encouraged. Group mountain bike rides will happen Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The schwag giveaway happens Saturday evening around the campfire. Cozy.

    Cycling opportunities include the Black Butte trail network, Green Ridge, Suttle Tie/Suttle Lake, Gray Butte/Smith Rocks, Peterson Ridge, Metolius-Windigo Trail, Cache Mountain, Crescent Mountain... even the MRT is within striking distance. Plus all the trails out of Bend if you feel like driving 45 minutes or so.

    Donations accepted: New for '04: if you've been reading carefully, you've noticed we're including and extra amenity this year. Your suggested $10 donation will be graciously accepted. Grassy ass.

    Question? Email or PM me.

    --Sparty/Davey
    I just got some info about this from Dan, is this event rain, snow or shine? And is camping free along with the $10 donation. I am familar with the Black Butte area, where is Lake Creek though in relation to US-26? On the west, north, south, or east side Is it by Camp Sherman or Green Ridge, Indian Ford Camp. Thanks, jon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta
    I just got some info about this from Dan, is this event rain, snow or shine? And is camping free along with the $10 donation. I am familar with the Black Butte area, where is Lake Creek though in relation to US-26? On the west, north, south, or east side Is it by Camp Sherman or Green Ridge, Indian Ford Camp. Thanks, jon.

    Barbie Camp comes off no matter what -- blizzard, heatwave, flash flood, whatever. Your suggested $10 donation covers everything provided, which ain't much. I'll PM directions to the campsite to you whenever I get home... probably early Saturday morning...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Barbie Camp comes off no matter what -- blizzard, heatwave, flash flood, whatever.
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    Looks like we might see something other than the usual dry weather this time. As of yesterday the forecast was calling for snow at Site BC on Friday. Current predictions from weather.com:

    Fri: Mostly cloudy, 54/33 degrees.
    Sat: Showers (40%), 50/27 degrees.
    Sun: Showers (40%), 48/29 degrees.

    Many of our riding areas are higher in elevation than the campsite, so it's quite possible we'll encounter snow.

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    It's all good! I'll be Barbie bound (hmmm... I like the sound of that) by 10am tomorrow (Thursday), weather be what it may. We gonna have fun.

    Lickin' forehead!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlowBoy
    Looks like we might see something other than the usual dry weather this time. As of yesterday the forecast was calling for snow at Site BC on Friday. Current predictions from weather.com:

    Fri: Mostly cloudy, 54/33 degrees.
    Sat: Showers (40%), 50/27 degrees.
    Sun: Showers (40%), 48/29 degrees.

    Many of our riding areas are higher in elevation than the campsite, so it's quite possible we'll encounter snow.
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    BC Here I Come!

    Jubelale-ation Awaits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRA
    Jubelale-ation Awaits!

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    Someone say Jubelale? Fug it, I leave now! Jubelale, that is the good stuff.
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    Anyone need a ride from Portland?

    My wife has some unexpected family business to attend to this weekend, so she won't make it to BC this time after all. Since she won't be able to watch the dog during the rides, he won't be coming either, which means I suddenly have room to spare.

    I can take 1 additional bike on the roof, and 2-3 additional passengers. I'll be leaving Portland on Friday between noon and 1pm (sorry, the departure time isn't negotiable beyond that window). Leaving BC on Sunday when things wind down in the early to mid afternoon. PM me if you're interested.

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    I'm off.......................

    ...it's 9am PDT Thursday... I'm outta here.

    See you yokels in the zone!

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    Barbie was unusually wet and warm this year

    ... um, I mean it rained quite a bit, and only barely got below freezing. We even had a big Fri. night windstorm that caused a trailer-park disaster on my part, and to keep things interesting it snowed very lightly on Saturday night and Sunday.

    Friday night started with Lee leading us on a great 19-mile night ride from camp on the Suttle Tie Trail. We had a great turnout, and everyone had such a good time that I have a feeling this will become a regular BC tradition. Sorry, no pics ... next time I'll get a shot of everyone's lights.

    Saturday the main event was a nice ride up to the head of Jack Creek, which (like many streams in this area) pops right out of the volcanic ground, fully formed. Regroup:



    Here's a perp lineup. SS riders only please!



    Check out those beautiful larches in the background. There were a couple times when the wind picked up and I found myself riding through a shower of yellow needles. Cool. Another trail shot:



    Chris models his schwag. Looks like Meat Foot and his Surly flask were having a good time too:



    SSue tries to keep Chris in line (uh, didn't last long!) with her new ice axe.



    IDM won a couple of pieces of wearable schwag. Here's one:



    Not all of the schwag was of equal value, but everyone was proud of their winnings!



    Like I said, not all of the prizes were of equal value:



    And here's the most valuable one of all. This commemorative Barbie frame is loaned to its winner to ride for 6 months, and bring it back (with one additional component) to the next BC to pass on to another lucky winner. This time red-haze.com won it, and it just happens to be SSue's size:



    As usual, there were a couple of freak-bikes for people to ride and break. Unfortunately the "sidecar" suffered more breaking than riding:



    Once again, a good time was had by all. Thanks to Sparty, Justin, Lee and everyone else who helped bring off yet another successful Barbie Camp!

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    Thanks for the sweet pictures! I was pretty delinquent with my camera... what with all the pretty/cool/interesting bikes and people I got a measly two decent pictures. Meh.

    That one of the SS lineup is cool, I'm the one in front with the dumb look on my face. I was trying to choke down the last piece of my energy bar when the photo was taken

    The one of MeatFoot and the Surly flask is a classic, captures the atmosphere perfectly

    Had a great time, got to meet some more SS board folks (MeatFoot and SlowSSer) and catch up with the rest of the usual suspects. Hope to see everyone again in the Spring.

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    Good job! Man that fire was....

    choice! I am still wiping sweat off my brow. Wait, could be the bourbon or the scotch or the beer or the....nevermind. Not sure? Don't think I got too surly with the flask I do know that I woke up Sunday morning and it felt like it was Wednesday morning. GlowBoy pointed out that I had been among all the rest that stayed another week. My dreams ended Monday morning . Anyway thanks to all that were there to join in the celebration. So many new faces and old faces alike. It was very cool to ride witch'yall as well. The night ride was excellent, much like The Shining, and the ride to Jack Creek was also great.

    Thanks!

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