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Thread: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

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    Default RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    Adding a Poll to collect available dates for a VSalon Nomads ride.

    Basic Outline:

    Locale will be near Michaux State Forest.
    Two days of riding. Offroad day one, Road Day two
    RV or Tent friendly. No drop in riders allowed. You must camp.
    No support, not a race, group ride. Ride #1 will be a beast, bring legs. Ride #2 is almost all road.
    Could get eaten by bears or adopted by hillbillies with bears being the preferred option.
    Last edited by Too Tall; 10-31-2018 at 12:03 PM.

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    Default Re: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    Michaux, my old stomping grounds. I helped lay out the first Iron Cross course...

    Does offroad mean MTBs on trails or "gravel" bikes on state forest roads? Or some of both?
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    Default Re: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    Quote Originally Posted by nahtnoj View Post
    Michaux, my old stomping grounds. I helped lay out the first Iron Cross course...

    Does offroad mean MTBs on trails or "gravel" bikes on state forest roads? Or some of both?
    I blame you. I did three Iron Cross races. Did well one year, DNF'd the second and slogged thru a third with a pal...who had a concussion yikes. You are part of the reason I fell back in love with this area. OH BTW thanks for that hill scramble pal ;)

    Back on topic...let's call it road biking on dirt and gravel and leave it at that. I've been riding a road bike with Compass Bon Jon tires and feel pretty d@mn good about the situation.

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    Default Re: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    Sounds really sweet. Ordering appropriate bicycle to attend 2019 or 2020 event.
    Will see if a framebuilder can maybe accommodate *this* upcoming springtime.
    I will watch this thread carefully for information as it becomes available. :-)
     

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    Default Re: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jays View Post
    Sounds really sweet. Ordering appropriate bicycle to attend 2019 or 2020 event.
    Will see if a framebuilder can maybe accommodate *this* upcoming springtime.
    I will watch this thread carefully for information as it becomes available. :-)
    Something like the "Huntsman" Kris @fortyfour makes would be the benchmark for day one.

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    Default Re: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    Super excited about this. Michaux is my local playground. The riding, road, gravel, or mountain biking is as good as it gets. Beyond the cycling there is a lot to see and do in the area. The Appalachian trail goes through the state forest, along with many other hiking trails. Kayaking on Long Pine reservoir. Gettysburg is close by for the Civil War buff. Looking forward to sharing this hidden gem with some like minded folks.

    As far as the hillbillies, this ain't the south, but don't be surprised to see a rebel flag or two.

    I might have to give Kris at 44 bikes a call to see what his wait list is like. A Ti huntsman would be a sweet ride for the forest service roads.
     

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    Default Re: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    never been down that way. as long as the chosen weekend is free, save a spot for the micro-camper...


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    Default Re: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    Ahhh the micro. I remember. Hope this works out.

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    Hmmm..... I have no doubt I could make it work in a tent if there's a tent camping ground there. It'd be great to 'get the band back together', as it were, and ride with TT and his usual band of criminals.
    La Cheeserie!

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    Default Re: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    Hmmm..... I have no doubt I could make it work in a tent if there's a tent camping ground there. It'd be great to 'get the band back together', as it were, and ride with TT and his usual band of criminals.
    There will be tent camping, showers, ticks and what not.
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    Default Re: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
    never been down that way. as long as the chosen weekend is free, save a spot for the micro-camper...
    Cancel any other plans. What could be more important than riding bikes and camping with friends.
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    Update. This is going to be incredible.

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    Default Re: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    Teaser from this week riding in and around the proposed locale for this thing

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    Default Re: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    Count me in. The rest of you figure out the date.

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    Default Re: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    Knox Road?

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Teaser from this week riding in and around the proposed locale for this thing

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    Default Re: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    Joe, I think that was "Jack Road" heading the direction of Ortanna rd.
    Last edited by Too Tall; 12-15-2018 at 09:10 AM.

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    Default Re: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    Oh yea, need some daydream material to get me through next coupla months...I'm in, and tho I don't have no fancy camper, a golf sportwagen with back seats down is pretty deluxe digs for one.
     

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    Default Re: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Joe, I think that was "Jack Road" heading the direction of Ortanna rd.
    nice - l was about a half a mile away.

    Moritz and the upper parrt of Jack are some of the nicest roads around. if you haven't tried it, go up Cold Springs --> Teaberry --> Newman, cross Rt. 30 and make your way to Piney Mtn. Ridge Rd. can ride dirt all the way back to Pine Grove.
     

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    Default Re: RFP for date/location of 2019 Vsalon Nomads ride

    Quote Originally Posted by JoB View Post
    nice - l was about a half a mile away.

    Moritz and the upper parrt of Jack are some of the nicest roads around. if you haven't tried it, go up Cold Springs --> Teaberry --> Newman, cross Rt. 30 and make your way to Piney Mtn. Ridge Rd. can ride dirt all the way back to Pine Grove.
    Thanks :)

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