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Title: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on October 17, 2018, 08:22:06 PM
We are set for the spring meet.
Here's the info:

When: May 10-12 2019
No rain date, Mrs. Smoker and I will be there regardless of weather.

Where: 14 Ethan Dr. Hillsgrove, PA
There is about 50 yards of flat gravel to get to the cabin. If that's a problem, I'll ride your bike in for you. ;)
We have 11 bedrooms available, 3 of the rooms have 2 bunks, and we can put some people on couches if we run out of room.
Cost is $15/night per person.
There is plenty of space for tents on site.
Additionally, there is Almost Heaven Campground 7 miles east of the cabin that can support a trailer if you prefer.

Food: Mrs. Smoker and I will take care of breakfast and dinner on Saturday.
You are on your own Friday night and Sunday morning.

Restaurants: I recommend the Forksville Inn and Tavern which is 5 miles east of the cabin.
There's also the Forksville General Store and Restaurant 7 miles east of the cabin, and High Knob Inn in about 2 miles north.
Alcohol is acceptable at the cabin. Encouraged even. There's a beer distributor 1 mile west in Hillsgrove that had a decent selection the last time I was in, but only sells by the case.

Here's some photos of the cabin:

View from the front porch:
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Pavilion:
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Living area looking to 2nd floor:
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Living area:
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Kitchen:
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Attendees:
Smoker and Mrs Smoker
Cablebandit
Slayman
Jimmy
Shil
1 hippy in a VW
Slides
Oilhed
SLK50 + 1
OHScot + 1
Shane's friends Mike and Wendy
St2Sam
Garry + Chris
Mossyrocks
Sodapop


Other accommodations:
Vulcanbill + Kim
rocketbunny (ambiguously in)

Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: slayman on October 17, 2018, 08:33:50 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: oilhed on October 17, 2018, 08:34:30 PM
Generous offer. I am interested. 

Thanks
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: jimmy on October 17, 2018, 10:29:18 PM
I plan to be there!

Can I send a deposit before you book it?
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: smoker on October 18, 2018, 04:45:00 AM

Can I send a deposit before you book it?

Yes but it's gotta be that scratch and sniff Canadian money.

I will book the venue for the weekend of May 10-12.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: Cablebandit on October 18, 2018, 04:54:43 AM
Are the new cannabis flavored bills called looney-toonies

Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: zer0netgain on October 18, 2018, 05:13:05 AM
Looking at May 10-12.

MOTHER'S DAY?  :headscratch:

Really?  :rolleyes:

Maybe if the old gal kicks of at least 30 days prior....  :pope:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: sleazy rider on October 18, 2018, 05:45:53 AM
 :bigok:   I'd love to bring the DR out and visit, but can't commit till nearly last minute.  Tent life for me.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: chornbe on October 18, 2018, 07:24:43 AM
Totally.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: shil on October 18, 2018, 07:43:58 AM
I'm in. Hopefully this time for real.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: mr.awesome on October 18, 2018, 07:58:03 AM
11 bedroom "cabin" ?  I don't know if I could lower my standards to stay there.  :razz:  Very interested, but too early for me to commit.
Do you have a town name so I can check distance / time to said cabin?
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: oilhed on October 18, 2018, 07:59:46 AM
Looking at May 10-12.

MOTHER'S DAY?  :headscratch:

Really?  :rolleyes:

OUCH!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: smoker on October 18, 2018, 08:27:09 AM
11 bedroom "cabin" ?  I don't if I could lower my standards to stay there.  :razz:  Very interested, but too early for me to commit.
Do you have a town name so I can check distance / time to said cabin?

Well there's no a.c. if that helps.

We'll be in Hillsgrove, Sullivan County, PA, near World's End State Park.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: chornbe on October 18, 2018, 08:30:23 AM
Oh, nice. I've spent tons of time just up the road in Mansfield and Towanda, and of course, North and West of there in Galeton and Westfield. Nice country.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: Slides on October 18, 2018, 10:36:14 AM
Count me in.

Looks like a decent day tomorrow so I'm taking the day off to go for a ride. Won't really have the time or daylight to do South East Ohio, but I do plan to do some of the Trans-Ohio-Trail North East of Columbus.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: SLK50 on October 18, 2018, 10:47:14 AM

We'll be in Hillsgrove, Sullivan County, PA, near World's End State Park.
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Not far from the Forksville General Store or the
Eagles Mere Auto Museum.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: Cablebandit on October 18, 2018, 10:50:15 AM
Mmmmm...Cheeeeeeesesteaks.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on October 18, 2018, 11:52:26 AM
First post updated with the info
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: SLK50 on October 18, 2018, 12:43:51 PM
Oh what the hell, put me down for two bunks.
Can’t miss a meet that’s practically in my
back yard.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: kendenton on October 18, 2018, 12:58:29 PM
I'm in! 
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: MrsCablebandit on October 18, 2018, 01:04:34 PM
I'm in.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: OHScot on October 18, 2018, 02:26:42 PM
Looks good to me, in at 80%.  May bail if a lot of rain, I have limits where it becomes no fun.


Will let you know when I arrive so you can ferry my bike over the gravel.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: GasGauge on October 18, 2018, 03:03:18 PM
I'm in.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: nearlyseventy on October 18, 2018, 03:08:44 PM
Sure, why not. I'm in. Almost my local area. Forksville many times.

Dave
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: chornbe on October 18, 2018, 03:19:53 PM
On the personal and work calendars. I missed far too many chances to get away this year, and I'm not making that same mistake next year.

Put us in for 1 room (Liz & me). I put Thu - Mon on the calendar, and am happy to make accommodations in the area for days outside the event. Thanks!

I sent this to some friends and my brother, and they'll likely all do other accommodations. My brother will for sure as he's got some amazing high end camper trailer that's more like a castle on wheels. :)
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on October 18, 2018, 05:29:39 PM
Tentatively in.

Assuming given the area there will be a DS ride.  :) 


edit:  Accommodations not required.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on October 18, 2018, 06:18:45 PM
Tentatively in.

Assuming given the area there will be a DS ride.  :) 


edit:  Accommodations not required.

If you don't mind boondocking you can park in the yard.
I can suggest routes but I will be 2up so no hardcore DS for me.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Cablebandit on October 18, 2018, 06:24:25 PM


If you don't mind boondocking you can park in the yard.
I can suggest routes but I will be 2up so no hardcore DS for me.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: slayman on October 18, 2018, 06:36:49 PM


If you don't mind boondocking you can park in the yard.
I can suggest routes but I will be 2up so no hardcore DS for me.

Shocking
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: st2sam on October 18, 2018, 07:34:55 PM
IN.
Single bed (bunk), I'll be solo.

Only about 100mi. 2hr. ride for me, ride the area once or twice every year.
Miles of great roads, paved and dirt. Early May in that area the roads can still be very dirty.
For those of you who like a spirited pace like me, just a heads up.


Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Virginian on October 18, 2018, 07:45:11 PM
In! Single bunk if available! Very generous of you!

Eric
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on October 18, 2018, 07:46:05 PM
This is shaping up to be a good time!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Virginian on October 18, 2018, 07:54:02 PM


If you don't mind boondocking you can park in the yard.
I can suggest routes but I will be 2up so no hardcore DS for me.

Shocking


 :rolf: :rolf: :rolf:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Skee on October 18, 2018, 08:54:02 PM
I,ll take a bunk if there are any left.

If not, put me on the waiting list .
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on October 19, 2018, 08:57:43 AM
Tentatively in.

Assuming given the area there will be a DS ride.  :) 


edit:  Accommodations not required.

If you don't mind boondocking you can park in the yard.
I can suggest routes but I will be 2up so no hardcore DS for me.

Generous.  How level a spot are we talking about? 
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Skee on October 19, 2018, 09:36:27 AM
Level in that region is anything less than an 8% grade  :rolf:  I'm pretty sure it's much closer to neutral than that
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on October 19, 2018, 11:26:24 AM


Generous.  How level a spot are we talking about?

Flatter'n my old white ass.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: garry on October 19, 2018, 11:49:32 AM
I guess I need to buy a new (or new-to-me) motorcycle now...
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: radon222 on October 19, 2018, 12:00:46 PM
I know someone selling a lightly used 2013 BMW GS....










 :couch:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: garry on October 19, 2018, 12:05:31 PM
I think I'm done with the big adv-touring bike experiment.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on October 19, 2018, 12:24:03 PM
I think I'm done with the big adv-touring bike experiment.

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/d/yamaha-fj/6704663178.html

just sayin
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: maddjack on October 19, 2018, 03:24:00 PM
Very interested, will commit as the new year unfolds as I may be on a west coast trip ,but we'll see.Us retired folk have to pick and choose  :twofinger: :gerg:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: maddjack on October 19, 2018, 03:24:49 PM
I think I'm done with the big adv-touring bike experiment.
FZ 09 or whatever they call it now days
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Cablebandit on October 19, 2018, 04:19:38 PM
Very interested, will commit as the new year unfolds as I may be on a west coast trip ,but we'll see.Us retired folk have to pick and choose  :twofinger: :gerg:

BOOOOOO and congrats!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: sleazy rider on October 19, 2018, 05:07:16 PM
Got some GPS coordinates?  Google maps isn't finding the cabin address!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: jimmy on October 19, 2018, 05:11:21 PM
Cut and paste the address.  It worked here in seconds.  Google Maps and Mapquest.  :shrug:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: sleazy rider on October 19, 2018, 05:15:17 PM
Cut and paste the address.  It worked here in seconds.  Google Maps and Mapquest.  :shrug:


 :shrug:  Mapquest worked.

Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: jimmy on October 19, 2018, 08:08:17 PM
I looked a little more carefully, Google Maps shows Hillsgrove (downtown??) while Mapquest shows the actual address.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Cablebandit on October 19, 2018, 08:38:11 PM
Bing it.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: st2sam on October 19, 2018, 10:20:14 PM
Generous.  How level a spot are we talking about?

Flatter'n my old white ass.

Yep it's flat and hard. :bigsmile:
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Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on October 20, 2018, 07:30:28 AM
You're a bit early Sam!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: st2sam on October 20, 2018, 08:11:22 AM
You're a bit early Sam!

YA, got out for a days ride figured I would head up that way.
It's a nice place with miles of nice roads in the area, dirt or paved.

It should be a fun event. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: maddjack on October 20, 2018, 08:46:43 AM
Use Duck Duck Go map heres direct link to address.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=14+Ethan+Dr.+Hillsgrove%2C+PA&t=ffnt&atb=v122-1__&ia=maps&iaxm=maps
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: vfrmike on October 20, 2018, 04:55:38 PM
A strong tentative yes--if I have a bike.  I have a tent so no need for lodging and shouldn't screw up any logistics if I have to bail.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: sleazy rider on October 21, 2018, 07:46:23 AM
Just blocked the time off at work.  Hopefully, my plan comes together. 
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: ixxion on October 21, 2018, 08:08:17 AM
I can offer guidance on the area roads if there's any interest.

Would enjoy to stop in and meet some of you, but work obligations would prevent me from doing more than that.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: sleazy rider on October 21, 2018, 06:02:45 PM
In the Bloomsburg area, there are approximately 20 covered bridges that I've put into a gpx file.  I was supposed to be going out there next week with the wife and check them out, but the new PT job and her having the work visit rescheduled killed that.  We were out that way last fall and loved the area.  Great Bloomsburg brew pub located at Inn at Turkey Hill with excellent food too.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet?
Post by: Slides on October 22, 2018, 02:46:15 PM
Count me in.

Looks like a decent day tomorrow so I'm taking the day off to go for a ride. Won't really have the time or daylight to do South East Ohio, but I do plan to do some of the Trans-Ohio-Trail North East of Columbus.

Some shots from my ride on Friday:
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And a little bit of video. The sign just after the right hand turn reads "Travel at own risk", which loosely translates to  :banana:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-PGVK9Jx/0/e5655ea1/320/i-PGVK9Jx-320.mp4 (https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-PGVK9Jx/0/e5655ea1/320/i-PGVK9Jx-320.mp4)

It was a great opportunity for a late season ride. Before long I'll be watching the snow fly and counting down the days to this spring meet.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on October 23, 2018, 07:01:26 PM
Looks like Eric is leading the ds ride.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Slides on October 24, 2018, 08:32:17 AM
Looks like Eric is leading the ds ride.

Nah. We'd get lost for sure.

I am getting a much better comfort level again though. If you recall the spring meet last year, after my broken ankle, any off-road section and I was lagging a fair bit behind you. It was really a much bigger mental block than I was expecting after the injury, but at least the apprehension is fading.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: garry on January 12, 2019, 03:18:27 PM
I was talking to my son Chris earlier today and mentioned this meet since it's about an hour from where he lives. He said he thought he'd prefer a dual sport ride vs paved twisties. I'm OK with that. While I would love to ride the SDGT to the meet, riding with my son is a bigger win. Is anyone else thinking about riding a brazillion of miles of dirt roads up that way? Given that Sunday is Mothers Day, both he and I would probably bail early Sunday AM to dash home and avoid the wrath of SWMBO.

BTW, Chris is about to become a Daddy. His wife is due Jan 21. It's a girl. :banana:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: jimmy on January 12, 2019, 03:39:40 PM
Hey, Chris "slipped one past the goalie!"

Atta boy Chris!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: tankhead on January 13, 2019, 06:37:28 AM
I was talking to my son Chris earlier today and mentioned this meet since it's about an hour from where he lives. He said he thought he'd prefer a dual sport ride vs paved twisties. I'm OK with that. While I would love to ride the SDGT to the meet, riding with my son is a bigger win. Is anyone else thinking about riding a brazillion of miles of dirt roads up that way? Given that Sunday is Mothers Day, both he and I would probably bail early Sunday AM to dash home and avoid the wrath of SWMBO.

BTW, Chris is about to become a Daddy. His wife is due Jan 21. It's a girl. :banana:

Congrats Grandpop !!!!! Hope all goes well.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: sleazy rider on January 13, 2019, 08:16:36 PM
Congrats to the happy couple!


Dirt bikes are my current weapon of choice.  If this happens for me, I'll have the fully prepped DR350 on the rear bumper of the van coming out.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: stromgal on January 20, 2019, 11:17:20 AM
I'm interested; presume all beds/couches have been spoken for? Since I'd be making other stops to visit friends before/after I'd prefer not to haul camping gear.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: mr.awesome on January 20, 2019, 12:00:25 PM
Shane,

Take me off the attendee list. We are going to FL next month so that will eat up some vacation time. Hope to catch up with you guy's later in the summer or fall.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on January 20, 2019, 02:39:44 PM
Shane,

Take me off the attendee list.

Ok Gary, sorry you can't make it, you will be missed.

I'm interested; presume all beds/couches have been spoken for?

It seems a spot has just opened up! We will make room for you.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Skee on January 20, 2019, 03:30:34 PM
Shane,

Take me off the attendee list. We are going to FL next month so that will eat up some vacation time. Hope to catch up with you guy's later in the summer or fall.

That would be good.  Hey, maybe if you mess up on the job a little bit - nothing too serious - they'll send you back to VA for more training.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: chornbe on January 20, 2019, 03:56:26 PM
Smoker, we can free up our room. We have a thing Friday night, probably gonna run late. Liz has a gig on Sunday, so at best we can come up Saturday for the day ride and overnight, then head out at o-dark thirty Sunday. Mother in law got us tickets for a thing for Christmas that happens to be that Friday night.

There's an 85% chance we'll be up for Saturday. There's a good chance we'll come up late Friday and stay in Danville overnight.

That's my loose plan, but in any case, free up our sleep space for anyone who needs it.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on January 20, 2019, 04:27:24 PM
Smoker, we can free up our room. We have a thing Friday night, probably gonna run late. Liz has a gig on Sunday, so at best we can come up Saturday for the day ride and overnight, then head out at o-dark thirty Sunday. Mother in law got us tickets for a thing for Christmas that happens to be that Friday night.

There's an 85% chance we'll be up for Saturday. There's a good chance we'll come up late Friday and stay in Danville overnight.

That's my loose plan, but in any case, free up our sleep space for anyone who needs it.

Thanks for the update, hope you can make it for Saturday night.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: chornbe on January 20, 2019, 04:46:50 PM
At the very least, *I'LL* be there, for at least the day time Saturday and dinner/evening stuff. Liz may be a question. Her Sunday gigs are... problematic... for our weekend stuff for much of the year. (She sings in a professional choir for the rich folks in the whole DuPont circle).
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: sleazy rider on January 24, 2019, 12:49:24 PM
Dang!  The store approved my three day weekend off for this.  Guess I gotta have the van ready for real truck camping.  I haz a new RV floor plan layout to completely buy, finish and install along with the rooftop racks, steel carrier and solar array too. 


 :wings:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on January 24, 2019, 01:33:03 PM
Dang!  The store approved my three day weekend off for this.  Guess I gotta have the van ready for real truck camping.  I haz a new RV floor plan layout to completely buy, finish and install along with the rooftop racks, steel carrier and solar array too. 


 :wings:

Sweet.

FWIW, Mrs. Smoker will be driving up in my truck, which will have a rooftop tent that we are willing to sleep in, and I can bring another small 2 person ground tent with a cot for additional space if we need it.
The rooms with bunks also have double beds, so those rooms can actually sleep 3-4 regular sized humans (not Skee sized). And there's 4 full sized couches if some of you don't mind that.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on January 24, 2019, 08:29:20 PM
And if it gets chilly, I'll have a Honda 2000 near my rig that you can run a cord to if you wanna bring a small heating device of some sort.  Or anything else you wanna plug in for that matter.  I could bring the 2nd one if needed at no real inconvenience to me.  The things run for 12 hours on a gallon of gas. 

edit:  I have a skee sized tent if needed.

https://www.rei.com/product/745759/rei-co-op-hobitat-6-tent (https://www.rei.com/product/745759/rei-co-op-hobitat-6-tent)

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Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: maddjack on January 25, 2019, 11:18:57 AM
Out, I am opting for a trip west that week ( Arkansas) so I'll have to catch up with everyone at another date.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on January 25, 2019, 04:11:03 PM
Out, I am opting for a trip west that week ( Arkansas) so I'll have to catch up with everyone at another date.

Ok Jack, sorry you can't make it but Arkansas sounds fun.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: sleazy rider on February 08, 2019, 09:24:00 AM
Dang!  The store approved my three day weekend off for this.  Guess I gotta have the van ready for real truck camping.  I haz a new RV floor plan layout to completely buy, finish and install along with the rooftop racks, steel carrier and solar array too. 


 :wings:

Sweet.

FWIW, Mrs. Smoker will be driving up in my truck, which will have a rooftop tent that we are willing to sleep in, and I can bring another small 2 person ground tent with a cot for additional space if we need it.
The rooms with bunks also have double beds, so those rooms can actually sleep 3-4 regular sized humans (not Skee sized). And there's 4 full sized couches if some of you don't mind that.


I'm good for sleeping quarters.  Three tents of various sizes and the van available for comfortable accommodations.  I could pack a spare tent also if needed.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: kendenton on February 11, 2019, 05:13:15 PM
I regret that I have to bow out - turns out something came up that weekend.  Hope to see some of you on the road in 2019!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on February 11, 2019, 06:52:18 PM
I regret that I have to bow out - turns out something came up that weekend.  Hope to see some of you on the road in 2019!

Sorry to hear Ken, you will be missed.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Skee on March 03, 2019, 09:05:19 PM
Most unfortunately, I am out.  Cannot attend.

Blame it on Berks Jazz Fest.  We go every year, probably since it began.  It's in April this year, which forced us to move the trip I had planned for mid-April.  I'd been hoping to work around it somehow; I dn't know how.  You know what fell out.

I'll miss this one.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on March 05, 2019, 04:39:28 AM
Most unfortunately, I am out.  Cannot attend.

Blame it on Berks Jazz Fest.  We go every year, probably since it began.  It's in April this year, which forced us to move the trip I had planned for mid-April.  I'd been hoping to work around it somehow; I dn't know how.  You know what fell out.

I'll miss this one.

Ok, Frank, hope you have a good trip.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: MrsCablebandit on March 06, 2019, 01:06:11 PM
Add me to the list of those jumping ship, unfortunately.

My head and my heart want to make the trip...but my body isn't cooperating. #damnshoulder among other things. And I've also committed to a three-week dog-sitting gig while a co-worker visits her family in China. So Coco and I will be at home while CB enjoys your hospitality.

I'll send him with something delicious to share. Maybe not cookies though...he can't seem to get anywhere without them turning into crumbs!  :lol: :facepalm:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: slayman on March 06, 2019, 03:30:22 PM
Add me to the list of those jumping ship, unfortunately.

My head and my heart want to make the trip...but my body isn't cooperating. #damnshoulder among other things. And I've also committed to a three-week dog-sitting gig while a co-worker visits her family in China. So Coco and I will be at home while CB enjoys your hospitality.

I'll send him with something delicious to share. Maybe not cookies though...he can't seem to get anywhere without them turning into crumbs!  :lol: :facepalm:

Or we could incorporate Stormstown into our Saturday loop.......
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Cookie on March 06, 2019, 03:45:00 PM
Can I show up in an old Volkswagen?
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: sleazy rider on March 06, 2019, 06:31:43 PM
Can I show up in an old Volkswagen?


Bring it! 
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Skee on March 06, 2019, 08:24:14 PM
 :drool: MUNCHIES by MrsCB..O wait...I'm out...DRAT
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on March 07, 2019, 04:37:42 AM
Add me to the list of those jumping ship, unfortunately.

My head and my heart want to make the trip...but my body isn't cooperating. #damnshoulder among other things. And I've also committed to a three-week dog-sitting gig while a co-worker visits her family in China. So Coco and I will be at home while CB enjoys your hospitality.

I'll send him with something delicious to share. Maybe not cookies though...he can't seem to get anywhere without them turning into crumbs!  :lol: :facepalm:

Bummer, Andrea was looking forward to seeing you again.



Or we could incorporate Stormstown into our Saturday loop.......


I like the way you think.

Can I show up in an old Volkswagen?

You sure can. You'd miss out on some really good riding though.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Cookie on March 07, 2019, 05:30:34 AM
With the motorcycles currently in my garage, my knees couldn't handle the ride.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: sleazy rider on March 07, 2019, 07:44:54 AM
With the motorcycles currently in my garage, my knees couldn't handle the ride.
I'll be holding down a piece of the lawn and keeping the non-alcoholic beverages cold all day.  No riding for me, just relaxing and seeing new and old friends.  Need tent space or are there beds now available?
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Virginian on March 07, 2019, 07:58:44 AM
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Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: chornbe on March 07, 2019, 08:38:24 AM
Sometimes it's better to spring the ride plans like 2 weeks out and say "don't puss out, ya wankahs!"  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: OHScot on March 07, 2019, 08:55:44 AM
Day of the ride what a hoot. 

Still looking forward to it.  Should be 2 riders.  Going to email Bill today make sure he is in.

Mr. Smoker two to ferry over gravel.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on March 07, 2019, 08:59:18 AM
With the motorcycles currently in my garage, my knees couldn't handle the ride.

bet one will fit in the truck tho. 
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: MrsCablebandit on March 07, 2019, 09:16:28 AM
Add me to the list of those jumping ship, unfortunately.

My head and my heart want to make the trip...but my body isn't cooperating. #damnshoulder among other things. And I've also committed to a three-week dog-sitting gig while a co-worker visits her family in China. So Coco and I will be at home while CB enjoys your hospitality.

I'll send him with something delicious to share. Maybe not cookies though...he can't seem to get anywhere without them turning into crumbs!  :lol: :facepalm:

Or we could incorporate Stormstown into our Saturday loop.......

Hell yeah! Make our house a dessert stop!!! I'll dish up homemade pies, a la mode with Creamery ice cream!

I would LOVE to see all of you!

Well, most of you.

OK, like...four of you.  :rolf:

But seriously, do that! Come see Coco and me!!!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on March 07, 2019, 10:18:35 AM
Add me to the list of those jumping ship, unfortunately.

My head and my heart want to make the trip...but my body isn't cooperating. #damnshoulder among other things. And I've also committed to a three-week dog-sitting gig while a co-worker visits her family in China. So Coco and I will be at home while CB enjoys your hospitality.

I'll send him with something delicious to share. Maybe not cookies though...he can't seem to get anywhere without them turning into crumbs!  :lol: :facepalm:

I guess you'll be getting your fuzzybutt fix and won't need to meet Hemi then. 
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on March 07, 2019, 04:37:20 PM
With the motorcycles currently in my garage, my knees couldn't handle the ride.
I'll be holding down a piece of the lawn and keeping the non-alcoholic beverages cold all day.  No riding for me, just relaxing and seeing new and old friends.  Need tent space or are there beds now available?

Looking like we'll have plenty of room.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Mossyrocks on March 07, 2019, 05:55:48 PM
Looking like we'll have plenty of room.

Not committing yet, but definitely on my "I need to do this" list. 

How much of the riding will be dirt and how much pavement?
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on March 07, 2019, 07:51:11 PM
Looking like we'll have plenty of room.

Not committing yet, but definitely on my "I need to do this" list. 

How much of the riding will be dirt and how much pavement?

How much dirt/pavement do you want?
You can do as much or as little of each as you want.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Mossyrocks on March 08, 2019, 05:30:44 PM
How much dirt/pavement do you want?
You can do as much or as little of each as you want.

Well this is one new to me, so far I've only ridden about 20 miles on her. Street Bias tires so I will be doing almost all pavement. or very nice forest roads.

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Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: sodapop6620 on March 20, 2019, 09:24:33 PM
This is now on my calendar. Will Alex be there?
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on March 21, 2019, 08:29:41 AM
This is now on my calendar. Will Alex be there?

Not sure, I haven't seen him in a couple years.

I will put you on the list.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: garry on March 21, 2019, 11:11:26 AM
I'm still IN. Riding the Super Duke all weekend isn't going to be an issue. The leg is doing OK. Even a day of dirt roads (should I trailer my 530 up) would be OK. But that's only if my son Chris decides to come down on his DR650 (he is tentative at this point).
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on March 27, 2019, 08:29:59 PM
I've had a few ask about payment, PayPal works, cash works, a really good bottle of bourbon works, just please don't pay until you're sure you'll be there so we can avoid having to send refunds.

Mrs. Smoker would like to know if there are any food allergies that we need to be aware of so we can plan the menu accordingly. We are accustomed to accommodating gluten intolerance, peanut, dairy, etc. The current plan is baked oatmeal, donuts, and fresh fruit for breakfast on Saturday, and taco salad Saturday night. If there are any other requests, please let me know. Weather permitting we will have a bonfire both nights of course with hot dogs and smores.


Shane
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: shil on March 28, 2019, 07:36:08 AM
What's your favourite Bourbon?
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Cablebandit on March 28, 2019, 07:47:33 AM
brown
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: chornbe on March 28, 2019, 08:11:41 AM
What's your favourite Bourbon?

If y'all haven't had Angel's Envy yet, it's a wonderfully smooth bourbon blend that lends itself nicely to sippin', maybe a rock, maybe a splash. It's far too good to use as a mixin' whiskey.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on March 28, 2019, 08:28:11 AM
What's your favourite Bourbon?

My current favorite is Makers Mark 46, Mrs. Smoker is a fan of Evan Williams Honey.

I've not had the chance to try Angel's Envy, I've heard it's really good.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: OHScot on March 28, 2019, 08:34:18 AM
Is there going to be coffee?




Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: chornbe on March 28, 2019, 09:37:35 AM
I've not had the chance to try Angel's Envy, I've heard it's really good.

I'm still planning on being a day-run attendee; I'll bring some.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on March 28, 2019, 09:44:40 AM
Is there going to be coffee?

Yep.

I've not had the chance to try Angel's Envy, I've heard it's really good.

I'm still planning on being a day-run attendee; I'll bring some.

Cool.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on March 28, 2019, 11:07:46 AM
I've had a few ask about payment, PayPal works, cash works, a really good bottle of bourbon works, just please don't pay until you're sure you'll be there so we can avoid having to send refunds.

Mrs. Smoker would like to know if there are any food allergies that we need to be aware of so we can plan the menu accordingly. We are accustomed to accommodating gluten intolerance, peanut, dairy, etc. The current plan is baked oatmeal, donuts, and fresh fruit for breakfast on Saturday, and taco salad Saturday night. If there are any other requests, please let me know. Weather permitting we will have a bonfire both nights of course with hot dogs and smores.


Shane

I've got enough pine down to burn a village.  Would you like me to bring some wood for the fire?  I can bring some whole rounds and a couple axes and we can play man games.  :) 
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on March 28, 2019, 11:31:43 AM
I've had a few ask about payment, PayPal works, cash works, a really good bottle of bourbon works, just please don't pay until you're sure you'll be there so we can avoid having to send refunds.

Mrs. Smoker would like to know if there are any food allergies that we need to be aware of so we can plan the menu accordingly. We are accustomed to accommodating gluten intolerance, peanut, dairy, etc. The current plan is baked oatmeal, donuts, and fresh fruit for breakfast on Saturday, and taco salad Saturday night. If there are any other requests, please let me know. Weather permitting we will have a bonfire both nights of course with hot dogs and smores.


Shane

I've got enough pine down to burn a village.  Would you like me to bring some wood for the fire?  I can bring some whole rounds and a couple axes and we can play man games.  :)

Hmmm...sharp things and alcohol, what could possibly go wrong?

There should be plenty of firewood on hand but feel free to bring your scraps.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on March 28, 2019, 01:08:04 PM
I've had a few ask about payment, PayPal works, cash works, a really good bottle of bourbon works, just please don't pay until you're sure you'll be there so we can avoid having to send refunds.

Mrs. Smoker would like to know if there are any food allergies that we need to be aware of so we can plan the menu accordingly. We are accustomed to accommodating gluten intolerance, peanut, dairy, etc. The current plan is baked oatmeal, donuts, and fresh fruit for breakfast on Saturday, and taco salad Saturday night. If there are any other requests, please let me know. Weather permitting we will have a bonfire both nights of course with hot dogs and smores.


Shane

I've got enough pine down to burn a village.  Would you like me to bring some wood for the fire?  I can bring some whole rounds and a couple axes and we can play man games.  :)

Hmmm...sharp things and alcohol, what could possibly go wrong?

There should be plenty of firewood on hand but feel free to bring your scraps.

Perhaps we're envisioning different sized fires.  :) 

I don't drink.  I'll be fine.     ;D
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: stromgal on April 01, 2019, 09:02:02 AM
Sad-face update: :cry: I'm out. Looks like my planned riding trip east must be replaced by visiting a very ill friend.

I was really looking forward to seeing those I knew and meeting those I haven't. Hope you all have a wonderful time; drink some bourbon for me!



Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on April 01, 2019, 07:35:14 PM
Sad-face update: :cry: I'm out. Looks like my planned riding trip east must be replaced by visiting a very ill friend.

I was really looking forward to seeing those I knew and meeting those I haven't. Hope you all have a wonderful time; drink some bourbon for me!

Sorry to hear this BJ. I hope your friend will be ok. I will think of you while sipping on that bourbon.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: sleazy rider on April 04, 2019, 11:12:48 AM
With knee surgery now scheduled for April 12th, I just went to about 20% possibly being there at this moment.  Those odds should improve a bunch if surgery goes well and the healing is quick.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: rocketbunny on April 04, 2019, 01:04:00 PM
We actually have a cabin less than an hour from there, closer to Dushore. Put me down as a tent camper. If the weather is crappy that weekend, I may or may not cage it to my cabin and plan to drop by for dinner or something.

Definite maybe. :P
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on April 04, 2019, 01:35:06 PM
With knee surgery now scheduled for April 12th, I just went to about 20% possibly being there at this moment.  Those odds should improve a bunch if surgery goes well and the healing is quick.

Hope you can make it.

We actually have a cabin less than an hour from there, closer to Dushore. Put me down as a tent camper. If the weather is crappy that weekend, I may or may not cage it to my cabin and plan to drop by for dinner or something.

Definite maybe. :P

You are on the list.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: garry on April 04, 2019, 05:10:27 PM
OMG! A RocketBunny sighting!!! I am seriously looking forward to this.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: nearlyseventy on April 07, 2019, 06:19:40 PM
Sorry but I have to bailout on this one. I'll be in VA the week before with MTF group.
Peter won't make it as well with family obligations.

Dave
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on April 07, 2019, 07:44:06 PM
Kim = "Aw, that sucks."

ditto
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on April 08, 2019, 08:29:52 AM
Sorry but I have to bailout on this one. I'll be in VA the week before with MTF group.
Peter won't make it as well with family obligations.

Dave

Good Lord I'm starting to get a complex!  :P

Hope to catch you guys on the next one.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: jimmy on April 13, 2019, 09:58:23 AM
Replaced the (now 15 year old) Honda relays on the VFR yesterday.  The fuel prime circuit is operating at 100% in the garage. 

A few test rides are in order before the meet!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Virginian on April 13, 2019, 10:25:45 AM
Awesome Jimmy, I'm still planning on coming barring a monsoon to ride through. I'm still hoping for a sofa or bunk as I'm not bringing camping gear.

Eric
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: slayman on April 26, 2019, 06:15:46 AM
Northbound in 336 hours +/-
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: garry on April 28, 2019, 12:33:54 PM
My son Chris tells me that his DR650 fired up yesterday and thinks he is good to ride on Saturday. So I guess that means I will have my 530 (probably trailer it there).

Has anyone planned an all-day dirt road route yet? If not, is anyone interested in doing an all-day dirt road ride?

I believe there are endless north/south routes between route 6 and route 120 (or I-80 farther to the south) to link together.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on April 28, 2019, 12:49:40 PM
My son Chris tells me that his DR650 fired up yesterday and thinks he is good to ride on Saturday. So I guess that means I will have my 530 (probably trailer it there).

Has anyone planned an all-day dirt road route yet? If not, is anyone interested in doing an all-day dirt road ride?

I believe there are endless north/south routes between route 6 and route 120 (or I-80 farther to the south) to link together.

I will be bringing the FJR so it'll be all pavement for me.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on April 28, 2019, 02:10:52 PM
My son Chris tells me that his DR650 fired up yesterday and thinks he is good to ride on Saturday. So I guess that means I will have my 530 (probably trailer it there).

Has anyone planned an all-day dirt road route yet? If not, is anyone interested in doing an all-day dirt road ride?

I believe there are endless north/south routes between route 6 and route 120 (or I-80 farther to the south) to link together.


Planned?  No.  Interested?  Yes. 
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: SLK50 on April 28, 2019, 04:25:16 PM
My son Chris tells me that his DR650 fired up yesterday and thinks he is good to ride on Saturday. So I guess that means I will have my 530 (probably trailer it there).

Has anyone planned an all-day dirt road route yet? If not, is anyone interested in doing an all-day dirt road ride?

I believe there are endless north/south routes between route 6 and route 120 (or I-80 farther to the south) to link together.


Garry, here’s something:

http://maps.psiee.psu.edu/preview/map.ashx?layer=260 (http://maps.psiee.psu.edu/preview/map.ashx?layer=260)
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: garry on April 28, 2019, 08:46:27 PM
I managed to cobble up a 225 mile route that runs to the southwest (out toward Woodward/192). Complete guesswork on my part, just trying to string together dashed (dirt) roads in Garmin Basecamp. No idea if any of it is good. The stuff I am familiar with is farther west than you can reasonably get to from Hillsgrove.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on April 29, 2019, 07:57:56 PM
I've not had the chance to try Angel's Envy, I've heard it's really good.

I'm still planning on being a day-run attendee; I'll bring some.

And the chocolate that you must still have from the WV meet.  She's not bitter...just sayin.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Virginian on April 30, 2019, 04:50:43 PM
And... I have to bow out. I have surgery slated for May 7th and don't think I can take the ride that soon after. My apologies Smoker for this very generous offer.

Eric
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: jimmy on April 30, 2019, 04:57:27 PM
Nothing too serious, I hope.

See you at the next meet!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on April 30, 2019, 07:12:57 PM
And... I have to bow out. I have surgery slated for May 7th and don't think I can take the ride that soon after. My apologies Smoker for this very generous offer.

Eric

Ok man, hope it goes well.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on May 01, 2019, 09:49:36 AM
Bummer Eric.  I can take your husky on the off road ride and get lots of pics of you don't want it to miss the meet.  :)

Shane, is there any kind of grate for putting stuff over the fire? 

There *might* be a very large pot of chili showing up for dinner Friday night.  Campfire chili...cowboy style...buncha folks sittin round the fire ladling dinner out of a pot.  Yup. 

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Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on May 01, 2019, 11:03:28 AM

Shane, is there any kind of grate for putting stuff over the fire? 

There *might* be a very large pot of chili showing up for dinner Friday night.  Campfire chili...cowboy style...buncha folks sittin round the fire ladling dinner out of a pot.  Yup. 


Yep. Chili sounds awesome Bill!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: slayman on May 01, 2019, 11:22:08 AM

Shane, is there any kind of grate for putting stuff over the fire? 

There *might* be a very large pot of chili showing up for dinner Friday night.  Campfire chili...cowboy style...buncha folks sittin round the fire ladling dinner out of a pot.  Yup. 


Yep. Chili sounds awesome Bill!
Shane, add cornbread to your Achenbachs list.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: mr.awesome on May 01, 2019, 11:47:55 AM

There *might* be a very large pot of chili showing up for dinner Friday night.  Campfire chili...cowboy style...buncha folks sittin round the fire ladling dinner out of a pot.  Yup. 


I'm picturing the campfire scene from blazzing saddles with this group.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: viffergyrl on May 01, 2019, 06:06:55 PM

There *might* be a very large pot of chili showing up for dinner Friday night.  Campfire chili...cowboy style...buncha folks sittin round the fire ladling dinner out of a pot.  Yup. 


I'm picturing the campfire scene from blazzing saddles with this group.

Ha! Beat me to it.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on May 02, 2019, 08:28:47 AM
So some of you were having trouble finding the address on Google maps, so I drew you a picture.
Just turn onto Rinella Dr, then right on Ethan Dr, the cabin is the first drive on the right. You'll see the pavilion with the cabin behind.
Please see attached:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: tankhead on May 02, 2019, 08:33:07 AM
So some of you were having trouble finding the address on Google maps, so I drew you a picture.
Just turn onto Rinella Dr, then right on Ethan Dr, the cabin is the first drive on the right. You'll see the pavilion with the cabin behind.
Please see attached:

What happened to the Super Tenere?????
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on May 02, 2019, 09:14:54 AM
So camper parking is along the right side of the arrow then?  Either side of the driveway? 
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on May 02, 2019, 11:06:41 AM
What happened to the Super Tenere?????

Still in my garage. It is for sale. You interested?  ;D

So camper parking is along the right side of the arrow then?  Either side of the driveway? 

Correct. What time will ya'll be rolling in you think?
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on May 02, 2019, 11:59:25 AM
Correct. What time will ya'll be rolling in you think?

Dunno for certain.  Heading to MI right after the meet so Kim might stay home and prep for the trip.  I'll probably shoot for early to mid afternoon Friday.  Which means I'll probably get there around 5.   :-\  If the UP is still under several feet of snow by the end of the week, we might bag that area and Kim and Hemi might come along.  Game day decision. 
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on May 03, 2019, 05:33:26 AM
1 week out.
I'll be stocking up on beers this weekend. Any requests?
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: sleazy rider on May 03, 2019, 08:07:45 AM
Correct. What time will ya'll be rolling in you think?

Dunno for certain.  Heading to MI right after the meet so Kim might stay home and prep for the trip.  I'll probably shoot for early to mid afternoon Friday.  Which means I'll probably get there around 5.   :-\  If the UP is still under several feet of snow by the end of the week, we might bag that area and Kim and Hemi might come along.  Game day decision.


What are your other plans?   :lol:   The UP looks to be wet and cold for the foreseeable future. 


I'm definitely out now.  Since surgery deductibles are now showing up, I'm back to work on Saturday and begging for full time hours for a few weeks to get this behind me.  The best part of it all?  I went back to Lowes and they gave me a nice raise for coming back.   :smiley_thumb:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: OHScot on May 03, 2019, 09:01:33 AM
1 week out.
I'll be stocking up on beers this weekend. Any requests?

Not quite so much rain would be good.  2 still in.   Game day may head for the sun if it looks like PA will be under water.  Hope not!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on May 03, 2019, 09:22:14 AM
Correct. What time will ya'll be rolling in you think?

Dunno for certain.  Heading to MI right after the meet so Kim might stay home and prep for the trip.  I'll probably shoot for early to mid afternoon Friday.  Which means I'll probably get there around 5.   :-\  If the UP is still under several feet of snow by the end of the week, we might bag that area and Kim and Hemi might come along.  Game day decision.


What are your other plans?   :lol:   The UP looks to be wet and cold for the foreseeable future. 




Meh, I decided to stop believing the internet and called someone who works at the visitor center near where we want to camp.  She said it's all good.  There's still some snow that blew in off the lake that has a couple small dirt roads closed but only a couple.  I like the idea of having nobody else out so I think we're going to go for it.  We have good gear and 60 lbs of propane and a rig that doesn't leak air like a screen door so I think we'll be fine.  Probably not as bad as being stuck in RMNP waiting out the windstorm of the decade at 17 degrees before the wind chill.  :) 
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on May 03, 2019, 11:11:46 AM
Since there will most likely not be any cell service at the cabin, the land line # is 570-924-4756. Feel free to give this to your emergency contacts.
If you would like my cell #, send me a PM and I'll give it to you.

I plan to be there mid-afternoon, Mrs. Smoker around noon. If you are having difficulties of any kind you can call the cabin and we will do our level best to get you help.

The weather will be 72* and partly sunny all weekend. 8)

Even if it isn't, has anyone ever regretted going to any of these events?
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: jimmy on May 03, 2019, 11:27:25 AM
So, in a perfect world, I'll be in PA before you guys.  I'll aim for arrival at the cabin after 5pm, and before dark.  :thumbsup:

edit: As many of you are currently in PA, I am unlikely to beat you there.  following that clarification, my anticipated arrival time at the cabin stands  8)
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: mr.awesome on May 03, 2019, 11:31:20 AM
I'll aim for arrival at the cabin after 5pm, and before dark.  :thumbsup:

That is know as beer:30   :beerchug:  You guy's have fun
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Cablebandit on May 03, 2019, 11:37:41 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on May 06, 2019, 01:35:25 PM
Just a few housekeeping items:
1) Bed cloths are provided.
2) We do not have bath towels, so you will need to bring your own.
3) You are also on your own with toiletries.
4) There is no smoking in the cabin.
5) There is a country store 1 mile west in Hillsgrove, and a Wal-Mart 30 miles west in Montoursville if you need anything.

I will be looking for a final head count on Wednesday as Mrs. Smoker will be purchasing supplies on Thursday.

We lassoed Bill into making chili for us on Friday night (BillyChili?), and we will be bringing other snacks and goodies to munch on.

Looking forward to seeing some of you there.

Shane
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Cablebandit on May 06, 2019, 03:09:20 PM

Looking forward to seeing some of you there.

Shane


ZING!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Skee on May 06, 2019, 03:46:29 PM

Even if it isn't, has anyone ever regretted going to any of these events?

More like most of us regret missing one of them for sure. 
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: rocketbunny on May 08, 2019, 02:48:29 PM
So.... since Friday and Sunday both appear to be days that I'd rather not ride if I don't have to, my current plan is to drive up to my nearby cabin with the family and mosey over to smoker's to hang out on Saturday night. Maybe bring some brownies or pie.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on May 08, 2019, 03:21:26 PM
or??  I don't understand
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on May 08, 2019, 03:48:56 PM
So.... since Friday and Sunday both appear to be days that I'd rather not ride if I don't have to, my current plan is to drive up to my nearby cabin with the family and mosey over to smoker's to hang out on Saturday night. Maybe bring some brownies or pie.

Sounds great!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: st2sam on May 09, 2019, 07:02:07 AM
I will be looking for a final head count on Wednesday as Mrs. Smoker will be purchasing supplies on Thursday.

It'll be a day ride (Sat.) visit for me, suppose to be the only dry day out of the next three. :thumbsup:

 Fri. & Sun. weather guessers are calling for rain all day.  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: chornbe on May 09, 2019, 07:07:00 AM
I still haven't retrieved my ride from WV because I've been crazy under the gun at work. Looking like I can drive up Saturday for some hanging and some visiting. (sigh)
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on May 09, 2019, 07:24:12 AM
This is the first stop on a much larger trip for us so we're coming regardless.  Sure hope the yard isn't prone to getting slickery with mud.  :)  Guess we'll sort that out when we get there.  I have really good tires on the truck so as long as the trailer doesn't sink and the ground is nice and flat, I should be OK. 
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on May 09, 2019, 08:30:45 AM
This is the first stop on a much larger trip for us so we're coming regardless.  Sure hope the yard isn't prone to getting slickery with mud.  :)  Guess we'll sort that out when we get there.  I have really good tires on the truck so as long as the trailer doesn't sink and the ground is nice and flat, I should be OK.

There's the option to park in the drive right in front of the cabin if the yard is too soft. We'll make that call when you get there.



Not sure what my day is going to look like tomorrow, our dog might not make it through the day today. We are headed to the vet shortly. I will be there at 3pm tomorrow at the latest, so if anyone shows up before we get there just make yourselves comfortable on the front porch or in the pavilion.

Mrs. Smoker is a mess right now.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on May 09, 2019, 08:54:57 AM
This is the first stop on a much larger trip for us so we're coming regardless.  Sure hope the yard isn't prone to getting slickery with mud.  :)  Guess we'll sort that out when we get there.  I have really good tires on the truck so as long as the trailer doesn't sink and the ground is nice and flat, I should be OK.

There's the option to park in the drive right in front of the cabin if the yard is too soft. We'll make that call when you get there.



Not sure what my day is going to look like tomorrow, our dog might not make it through the day today. We are headed to the vet shortly. I will be there at 3pm tomorrow at the latest, so if anyone shows up before we get there just make yourselves comfortable on the front porch or in the pavilion.

Mrs. Smoker is a mess right now.

Yuk.  So sorry to hear that.  She'll have full access to Hemi as needed.  :( 

the only way past it is through it. 
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: jimmy on May 09, 2019, 09:05:04 AM
No reasonable person could blame you if you cancelled.

A dog emergency is a family emergency, and I know what I would do.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on May 09, 2019, 09:45:26 AM
No reasonable person could blame you if you cancelled.

A dog emergency is a family emergency, and I know what I would do.  :thumbsup:

Concur.  Do what you gotta do.  Don't sweat anyone else's stuff.  Some moran on here might get a little miffed for a minute but momma will remember this forever, no matter how it goes. 
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: slayman on May 09, 2019, 09:57:53 AM
+1
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on May 09, 2019, 11:14:37 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys. We did decide to put Lily down. It was harder than I thought. It was the right call, she was suffering.
Sorry to put a damper on the thread.



That said, we are a GO for this trip. We will be proceeding as planned.

One update to the housekeeping post:
Mrs. Smoker reminded me that we do not provide sheets or pillow cases. Pillows and blankets, that's it. You will need to either bring sheets or a sleeping bag.
We have 2 king, 6 queen, and 3 double, along with 3 single bunks. First come first serve.
I apologize for the mis-communication on that.

Weather looks like scattered thunderstorms on Friday, perfect riding weather Saturday, and rain on Sunday.

Shane
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: OHScot on May 09, 2019, 11:15:26 AM
2 on the way.  Arrive Friday sometime
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Skee on May 09, 2019, 03:06:45 PM
Sorry to hear about Lily.  Make the best of the weekend and have a good ride.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: OHScot on May 09, 2019, 05:36:21 PM
Worse than loosing a human family member.  Sorry for the loss.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: jimmy on May 09, 2019, 07:31:40 PM
OK, leaving home before 9am, and have decided to ride down.  Will be running 44 from Shinglehouse to Tomb, then 973 to 87, unless someone suggests why I shouldn't.

I believe I will be staying mostly dry.  8)
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on May 09, 2019, 08:04:38 PM
OK, leaving home before 9am, and have decided to ride down.  Will be running 44 from Shinglehouse to Tomb, then 973 to 87, unless someone suggests why I shouldn't.

I believe I will be staying mostly dry.  8)

Solid. 414 to 154 would be nice also.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: shil on May 09, 2019, 08:50:50 PM
Slides and I are heading north from Front Royal tomorrow. Hoping we don’t get too wet.
See you all soon!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: chornbe on May 09, 2019, 09:11:49 PM
Not gonna make it. Work. Again. Still. Ever. (sigh)
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on May 09, 2019, 09:36:23 PM
We will be heading north from Winchester late morning. Look for blue ram pulling camper with XTs in the back.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: garry on May 10, 2019, 07:54:05 AM
I just finished revising my back roads / dirt roads route for Saturday (attached). It's 173 miles with a lunch/gas stop in Hughesville at about 90 miles. I've spent hours trying find and link up dirt roads. I have no idea how it will be in reality. My biggest fear is gated dirt roads on state game lands. I guess I will find out tomorrow...

Time to get some breakfast then start packing up the bike, car, trailer, etc. Ugh. Never trailered to an STx anything before. I plan arriving about 3:30 - 4pm. Chris probably more like 6pm - 6:30pm.

Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on May 10, 2019, 09:28:49 AM
Welcome to the world of easy, comfortable, and low stress motorcycle event attendance. I'm rollin 12 wheels strong. #noshame.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: viffergyrl on May 10, 2019, 12:06:38 PM
Welcome to the world of easy, comfortable, and low stress motorcycle event attendance. I'm rollin 12 wheels strong. #noshame.

This.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: st2sam on May 11, 2019, 04:31:28 PM
Musta just missed youz guyz.
The fire was still smoldering.  :shrug:
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I had a few doe's nuts  ;D  stuck around for about a 1/2 hour, then decided to visit a buddy that has a cabin about 30min. away.
Figured I'd come back about suppertime and enjoy a few beverages.
 NOT - wasn't going to happen, got a Flat!.
Picked up a nail somewhere between the two cabins.

 Thank God for tubeless tires.  Fixed, I only had to stop twice for air, made it home.
I really can't complain, first flat in about three years.

Shane you did a great job on the lodging, awesome place!  :smiley_thumb:
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Hope youz guyz had a good day, can't wait to see the pictures! :beerchug:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Skee on May 12, 2019, 09:09:07 AM
Today's weather makes me feel like I need to go out and oil my chain even though my bike is parked in the garage.  It's that wet outside.  I missed riding with you folks yesterday.  Although I did get to drive N222, alternately claimed to be one of the best (on Avis ratio) and one of the 50 most dangerous roads in the world (by some nervous nanny). 
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And I did drink one for ya!  Hope to meet up with some of you later this year.
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Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Vulcanbill on May 12, 2019, 10:56:56 AM
Yay signal....

Kim and I are en route to the UP.  Thanks again for a good time, good chow, good laughs, and tolerating or possibly enjoying Hemi's company.

Garry, thanks for doing the work to find those great roads for the DS ride and taking point the whole way.  Good day, eh...

Thanks to Smoker and Mrs. Smoker for hosting. In our world, a dog friendly flat piece of grass has a lot of value.

Until next time....
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: slayman on May 12, 2019, 12:05:43 PM
slayman is home safe and fairly dry. Rain and wind the entire way home.
An excellent weekend. Thanks, Shane and Andrea for hosting. Awesome job.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: Cablebandit on May 12, 2019, 12:44:24 PM
Also home and dry. :smiley_thumb:
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on May 12, 2019, 01:20:38 PM
Smokers are home.
We both thoroughly enjoyed hosting this event. Thanks to everyone who came, Bill and Kim for helping with the food, those that helped clean up this morning, it was all appreciated. Great to meet Rocketbunny, thanks for bringing the brownies, they were delicious!

I'll post some photos soon.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: garry on May 12, 2019, 02:32:50 PM
I had a great time. It was so good to see everyone again. Huge thanks to the Smokers for putting it together. The house and the food was awesome.

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Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: mr.awesome on May 12, 2019, 02:56:16 PM
Great pics as usual Garry! Thanks for sharing. Hope to catch up with you guy's for a late summer/fall event.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
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Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: smoker on May 12, 2019, 04:03:28 PM
Hope youz guyz had a good day, can't wait to see the pictures! :beerchug:

Sorry we missed you Sam!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: shil on May 12, 2019, 05:30:15 PM
Always great to see old friends and to meet new. Thank you Smokers for putting this together!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: jimmy on May 12, 2019, 05:34:15 PM
Home, safe and sound, and about to dine at the in laws.
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: jimmy on May 12, 2019, 05:51:15 PM
Home, safe and sound, and about to dine at the in laws.

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Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: rocketbunny on May 13, 2019, 03:15:44 PM
Glad to finally make it to a meet. Already looking forward to the next one!
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: OHScot on May 13, 2019, 03:24:12 PM
Home today around 3:00.  Got a case of Aerostitch Crotch leak and stopped after 125 miles in Du Bois, PA for the night. 

Thank you to the Smokers well done, neat place.  Felt like a family event. 
Title: Re: 2019 Spring meet---Hillsgrove PA
Post by: OhioRider on May 14, 2019, 06:14:56 AM
Home! 1218 miles.
Over 400 in the rain, argh.

Great time and place. Smokers you did good.

Nice pictures Garry.

When do we do it again?

Bill