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2020 DDSR Rally Info => June 18-21 2020 => Topic started by: greatbuffalo on September 24, 2019, 10:21:32 AM

Title: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on September 24, 2019, 10:21:32 AM
Spring rally was the discussion of many people on Sunday. The general consensus to try to find a different place for next spring. With the Chambers of Commerce doing a better job at filling the calendars before Memorial Day and after Labor Day its become harder and harder to find a place to book late as has been our norm in the past. We are finding that the earlier we start the better our chances to find a place. So, I was handed the task to look into a couple of places.

Today I visited with Julie at Trails Head Lodge on Hwy 85 on the way from Lead to Wyoming. Here is the scoop that has a few concessions. These are the facts with no other commentary. We also discussed a 10% discount on all prices. You cane visit their website at : http://www.trailsheadlodge.com/

As of now they are wide open. One issue may be that they set of National Forest land and was told that NO open fires are permitted except for gas. There are gas pumps on site.

These are the facts with no other commentary

Cabins, 7 of them. Each has seating area and bathroom. No kitchenette as cabins are not wired well enough to support appliances. There are gas heaters in them. Bedding and towels are provided.

- 2 Large cabins, sleep 8 total. One private bedroom with a queen and loft with 3 queens. Regular price is $225 per night for 4 people and $25 each person after that.

- 5 small cabins, sleep 6. One private bedroom with a queens and a loft with 2 queens. Regular price in $150 per night for 2 people and $25 each person after that.

Studio Apt. is above the main business building. Has 3 Queen beds and does have a kitchen

Tents can set up in a flat area adjacent to the cabins but must limit vehicles in that area as its also the leach field for the cabins. I am assured that its very dry. There is a single bathroom with shower that is accessible and close to this area.
Tents could also use the open field across the Hwy and vehicles are permitted there.
Cost of camping is $20 per night.

RVs
The only space they have for RVs is an open gravel lot behind the storage building and they have 6, 20 amp circuits. This means that if its warm and you want to run AC, you'll have to have a generator. There is plenty of space for the RVs that we would have I think, My estimate was 8, but please inform me if I'm way off. No other hook ups except for the 6 minimal power taps.
Price is $20 per night without power, $30 with power.

There is a restaurant on site that serves 3 meals a day and a bar. The restaurant is quite large with plenty of space for our morning meetings.

Let the discussion begin.

I will be visiting Wild Bills shortly and will post my findings on that visit this evening.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally 2020
Post by: Fletch on September 24, 2019, 12:03:27 PM
If wild Bills is decent it would provide great access to trails, it is just down the road from Fish-n-fry on thet road to Galena.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on September 24, 2019, 05:16:01 PM
Okay, Talked to Wild Bills today. They are mostly wide open.

Cabins, 7 of them
Camper/sleeper cabins. sleeps 4 to 6 depending on how cozy you are. These are $70 a night for 2 people and $8  for extra people. Need to bring bedding. No bathrooms
they have two full amenity cabins but those are already booked.

RVs 25 sites with full hookup, 30 or 50 amp, $34 and $38 respective of power needs.

Tenting is $23 - $25  a night for 2, $5 each additional

Restaurant is on site but does not do breakfast. I asked if breakfast could be arranged and he stated they did that another time for an ATV group where they said 20 people would show up but only 5 or less did. He said if we could guarantee 15 to 20 each morning they would consider it.

There ya go...... discuss.
 
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally 2020
Post by: Lonesome Dave on September 24, 2019, 08:29:26 PM
Thanks, Danny Boy!

One question, after visiting both places and seeing what they offer for our group, what is your gut feeling about which one.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally 2020
Post by: gerry1eye on September 24, 2019, 09:01:06 PM
Wild Bill sounds good. I think we should book it.
We could always ride down to fish an fry for breakfast- ha ha.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally 2020
Post by: grubbie on September 24, 2019, 09:08:13 PM
Wouldn't necessarily need a restaurant for breakfast. A decent sized portable griddle, some scrambled eggs and a toaster and breakfast is served. That would keep it simple and easy, just my .02. Out of those two choices, I like Wild Bill's as long as the tent sites are on high ground.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally 2020
Post by: NDave on September 24, 2019, 11:33:02 PM
   wild Bills sounds like the best fit.  Thanks Dan for your work.   Also thanks For the great food in Custer.   Thanks LeAnn for the great B and B even those interesting brownes.  very good rally even if I didínt see a rattlesnake, get bit in the ass by a dog or have a flat tire.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally 2020
Post by: Wacked on September 25, 2019, 12:17:30 AM

I know about the snake and flat tire, but who got ass bit?
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on September 25, 2019, 01:16:06 AM
Okay, Wild Bills it is. Get your reservations in early. Will call them tomorrow.

Hank if you could start a 2020 spring and fall rally thread it would be appreciated. Thanks


Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally 2020
Post by: Fletch on September 25, 2019, 08:45:36 AM
I'm gonna make it one of these years!
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally 2020
Post by: grubbie on September 25, 2019, 07:20:08 PM
I think we had 3 flat tires this year, Wacked, Sprout, and LD
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally 2020
Post by: locopny on September 25, 2019, 10:02:40 PM
hoping I can make it out for spring. 
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on September 26, 2019, 02:11:02 PM
I should add that the dates will be June 18 - 21 of June.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: locopny on September 26, 2019, 10:57:31 PM
http://www.wildbillscamp.com/ (http://www.wildbillscamp.com/)

this the place??
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on September 28, 2019, 03:30:53 AM
Yes, I meant to put link in but I guess it slipped my mind

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Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Robmicgrn on October 01, 2019, 11:15:11 AM
Late to the discussion but why not just stay at FnF especially if moving to a campground 1/2 mile down the road? I don't really care, just curious. The FnF has always been good to us.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: ross/xt350 on October 22, 2019, 11:14:30 AM
That all sounds good to me. I unfortunately couldn't make the fall rally work this year due to harvest stuff but those spring dates look perfect. Ill put it in my calendar. Picked up a nice TW200 with ultra knobbies on it i want to try out in the hills next spring!
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Abercrombie on October 22, 2019, 09:35:52 PM
June 18 - 21 should be a good date.    I was afraid it was the same weekend as the Yamaha FJR Rally in Red Lodge, but that is the following weekend.  I'll have to start saving my money and vacation for back to back weekends.   Looking forward to 2020 to make up for the riding debacle 2019 ended up being.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Chipper on October 30, 2019, 09:44:54 PM
I expect to be there again in 2020 with a few Omaha guys!

Last spring was fantastic.

Thanks again!
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Kevin on October 31, 2019, 12:20:07 PM
I hope to make it, especially since I was not available to attend this years fall rally.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: mseabs436 on November 03, 2019, 09:02:11 PM
I should be back in the saddle for this one!  Sorry I missed the fall rally.  I decided to retire, but  retirement didn't suit me, so I got a new job!  Can't wait!
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Baha Rob on November 05, 2019, 10:57:36 AM
Can't wait, was a great time last year.  Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: IYAAYAS on March 09, 2020, 02:22:40 PM
Just curious, will there be a sign up page for the spring rally?

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Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Lonesome Dave on March 09, 2020, 11:04:39 PM
Yes, I think we've been lazy this winter.  Glad you mentioned it.  We actually talked about the rally this past weekend.  Who's been starting the sign up thread.  Stacy?
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: ADV Piglet on March 16, 2020, 04:17:16 PM
I can get one going this week. And I should probably make myself a reservation while I'm at it!

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Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Leo FishBear on March 24, 2020, 10:59:58 AM
Just kind of curious if there has been any discussion or if anybody else is thinking about the spring rally do you think all this craziness is going to affect it.?
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: locopny on March 24, 2020, 12:26:30 PM
Been hearing some campgrounds and events in other states closing up for slowing craziness...but shouldn't this be about done by then...? Virus dislikes warm temps....so come on global warming to save us.
Ok serious here...I wondered all my travel plans this year.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Wacked on March 24, 2020, 01:30:58 PM

I propose we make a final determination on or around Tax Day - April 15th

That would be two months out from rally.

There are a lot of different views of this crap; watching other countries and even WA state, I personally don't believe this is a 2-3 week issue.  Our state is projecting "Peak" end of May/early June-ish. 

So far I've had 2 late spring/early summer trips canceled. 

Being couped up is for the birds!
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: NDave on March 24, 2020, 05:58:08 PM
Wracked is on it   Way to early to tell.   April 15 is where first we need to worry about it.  May 15 is when I plan to decide.    The batteryís r in the bikes and I am social distancing at 20 to 60 mph
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on March 25, 2020, 12:07:49 AM
I agree. We can start the conversation middle of April and people can decide on the their own as to what they want to do, cancel or continue to plan. Then through on going thought and discussion we can make a decision to cancel middle of May.
My 2 cents.

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Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Fletch on March 27, 2020, 09:07:36 AM
I agree with Dan. Letís see how things go and make the decision just before people need to cancel reservations.  And hope for The best!
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Baha Rob on May 11, 2020, 10:48:28 AM
Hello fellow dual sport riders, any idea if the June ride is going to happen?  I sure hope so, last year was an outstanding time.


Rob
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Wacked on May 11, 2020, 09:18:47 PM

Baha -

Kinda scared to check it out because every other plan I've had this Spring has gone to crap!

BUT

I'll give Wild Bills a call tomorrow and see what their Open/Closed status will be in mid-June.  If they are open, I don't see why not.  If they are closed, there will likely be some hard discussion about the early Rally.

Wacked

Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Abercrombie on May 11, 2020, 11:19:51 PM

Baha -

Kinda scared to check it out because every other plan I've had this Spring has gone to crap!

BUT

I'll give Wild Bills a call tomorrow and see what their Open/Closed status will be in mid-June.  If they are open, I don't see why not.  If they are closed, there will likely be some hard discussion about the early Rally.

Wacked

I booked a cabin today and plan to be there.  F the Covid19!  It isn't going to be easy because I have a FJR rally in Red Lodge the following weekend but I deserve it after the 2019 riding disaster.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Wacked on May 12, 2020, 03:43:50 PM


[/IT'S A GO!!!size]


Wild Bill's plans to be open as of Memorial Day....

That means of all of you brave enough to attend, DDSR June 6/18-21 should be able to happen.

Being a little more than a month out, it's time to get your camping reservations

As a reminder, Wild Bill's # is 605/578-2800


It's time to turn off those Walter Mitty riding videos, get off the couch, get out of the house, and RIDE!!!

Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Abercrombie on May 13, 2020, 12:27:28 AM


[/IT'S A GO!!!size]


Wild Bill's plans to be open as of Memorial Day....

That means of all of you brave enough to attend, DDSR June 6/18-21 should be able to happen.

Being a little more than a month out, it's time to get your camping reservations

As a reminder, Wild Bill's # is 605/578-2800


It's time to turn off those Walter Mitty riding videos, get off the couch, get out of the house, and RIDE!!!

Where's the like button!
 ;D :)
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: ross/xt350 on May 13, 2020, 09:33:10 AM
Awesome! Just called to see if I had to reserve a tent spot just to make sure. The guy said they have plenty of tent space and to just show up. I am more than ready to ride finally after a long winter. See you esteemed gentlemen there!
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Wacked on May 25, 2020, 10:31:12 PM

We are 3 weeks away from Spring Rally!!!  Over this Memorial Day weekend, several of us were out in the Hills playing and scouting;  the trails were in great shape. 


Some general thoughts on this upcoming Rally -

1) If you are planning on coming, get your reservation into Wild Bills - see previous posts for their #

2) Avenza.  You really should download this app. to your phone.  After the app download, you should download the Mystic MVUM, Hell Canyon MVUM, and Northern Hills MVUM.  Its free.  It will help the locals tell you where the good trails are; it might help you get out of the woods and save you from a free night of camping under a pine tree.

3) The Covid Thing - we've been at this now for 3 months and each of us has formed an opinion on how we should or should not interface with others.  I work with the public daily; I've been to several states around me and know that people are at each end of the spectrum.  I've categorized people into 3 groups -

a) People on the Left who are damn serious about bumping into or spreading ANY germs.  We will not see them at the Rally but certainly welcome them back in 2021

b) People in the Center who do some reasonable but basic stuff to keep Covid Cooties away from them and hopefully away from others

c) People hard Right on the spectrum who are convinced this is all pure unadulterated BS. 

If your thought processes are hard Right, please respect distances of those who are a little more concerned about this nasty-Ass bug.  I really don't know what the right approach is; but then again it's not likely we are going to change each others minds on how legit this virus is or the best way to limit spread.

Because of the Corona cross-contamination stuff, we've decided NOT to have a group Chili feed/Pulled-Pork on Friday and Saturday night.  Sorry.  I will miss it for sure. 

4) Single-Track.  There's a contingent who want to beat their bodies and bikes so they can come back to camp with a sense of accomplishment.  We have somebody who wants to show them the trails where this can happen.

5) Double-Track.  Couple of groups will be going out 2-Tracking.  One in particular wants to explore the Rochford/Pactola Trails. 

6) Gravel and Fun 2-Track.  There will be a Big Bike contingent out there exploring the Hills

7) If you would, sign in and let us know that you are coming


Bring whatever Dual Sport kind of bike you want.  There will likely be a group you can connect with and have a great ride over Fathers Day Weekend


Wacked




Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on May 26, 2020, 12:25:47 AM
Thanks Brad, well said.

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Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Chipper on May 26, 2020, 09:00:12 PM
WE HAVE A CORE GROUP OF 12 TO 15 OF US COMING FROM OMAHA AND SURROUNDING AREA. A FEW OTHER ON FAMILY VACATIONS MAY JOIN US ONE DAY ALSO. 
BELOW IS A MESSAGE WE SENT OUT TO ALL OF THEM. WE DO NOT WANT TO IMPOSE AND WILL TRY TO BE AS SELF-SUFFICIENT AS POSSIBLE.


MY PHONE # 402-320-2587


THE LAST TWO YEARS HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC AND WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO BE RESPECTFUL OF "YOUR" EVENT.

THANKS!


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June South Dakota Ride Update #1:

*Attendance: It looks like we will have up to 20 riders attending the Black Hills ride. We donít want to be a burden to the Dakota Dual Sport Riders group so we need to be as self sufficient as possible. They have been gracious enough to invite us to join them and we want to be invited back in the future. If we show up expecting them to guide our group of 20 riders, we may not be welcome again.

*Group Size: To have an enjoyable ride the MAXIMUM group size is 5-6 riders. For us to be self sufficient we need to have at least 4 ride leaders that can read maps and GPS. Right now, we are planning on ride leaders ofÖ..Rob Wemhoff, Burt Peterson, Terry Thompson, and another volunteer. We will supply some tracks to ride, and you can make your own up if so desired. If your interested in being a ride leader please let Chip or Rob know.

*Ride Leaders: Our ride leaders are not from the hills, there will be dead ends, wrong turns, we are totally lost moments, this is all part of the fun, just be prepared for there to be some mayhem.

*Weather: Attached are some photos and video of what the weather can be like in the hills. Be prepared for cold temperatures, rain, mud, rocks.

*Motorcycles: We all break down, and I donít even want to say this in case I jinx myselfÖ.but youíre bike needs to be ready for this ride. You need good tires, you need to have what you need to fix a tire, you need the correct riding gear, you need to carry tools to fix your bike if needed on the trail, you need water, you need to know the range of your bike. All of these things can and will go wrong, we will all band together to help another rider, but donít be ďthat guyĒ that is unprepared.

*Food: Due to Covid-19 there will not be group dinners like in the past. Food is on you.

*Itís Your Vacation: You donít have to do the group rides, your more than welcome to, but ride where you want, when you want, with who you want.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Wacked on May 26, 2020, 09:45:49 PM

Chipper -

Always great to have the Omaha contingent come to this event!

Wacked
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Wacked on May 27, 2020, 08:50:30 AM

Reminder to Noobs and Out-of-Staters

The National Forested requires Trail Permits on most of the stuff you want to ride.  Get one sent to you now.

They do have bike patrols random stops in out of the way places.  The fines do hurt if you are not stickered.

Wacked
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Kevin on May 27, 2020, 08:58:17 AM
I have schedule conflicts and unfortunately will not make it this time...  Sucks  :'(
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Fletch on May 27, 2020, 09:09:16 AM
I will be happy to lead some single track rides if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Chipper on May 27, 2020, 09:42:40 AM

Fletch thanks for the offer.

Wacked great permit info.



                 Anyone have a list or map of all the possible gas stations in the Black Hills and over to Cement Ridge in Wy?
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Lonesome Dave on May 27, 2020, 03:03:24 PM
Mike, you going to be there on both Friday and Saturday?  Many macho men are hoping you will be! 

I'm glad you volunteered, Brad and I were just talking about you last night. 

Clay, are you going to be out here also?
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Fletch on May 27, 2020, 10:09:16 PM
Iím planning on Friday and Saturday, have to check at work for sure.  Ron, Brad, and I did a little scouting tonight. We have something for everyone.   ;) ;D
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Wacked on May 29, 2020, 08:02:07 PM

Random Thoughts on Riding the Hills ......

A) Weather here is bi-Polar.  More often then not, on any given day, you will be riding through a range of temperatures.  The "variety" in weather also includes rain.  Prepare for the same; cotton is not your friend - think layers.  Riders will often adjust plans based on where a storm or cloud cell is tracking

B) Although it's not 100% true, a lot of riders think in terms of Zones or Areas when riding the Hills.  Natural barriers, roads, maybe lack of trails in some spots make it so that the Black Hills are not one Contiguous riding area.  What that means is that local riders often slab-it to a certain area or sometimes trailer a dirt bike to an area they want to ride.  It's pretty hard to go a full day without a bit of road to connect up into another sweet zone. 

C) Cell service.  I would guess 1/2 - 2/3 of the trails do not have cell coverage.  Don't bank on reaching out to Mama and have her bring you the spare tube you left in the truck box



.....  I do have more random thoughts, but my kid just called me about a key she forgot .....   more to come

Wacked

Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on May 29, 2020, 09:37:23 PM
If you have a big bike, I am planning a gravel route with a bit of mild technical road. Not sure what day. A group of 5 or 6 would be good.

Also planning a day of medium bike on two track and gravel. A bit technical on a mid sized bike, not so technical on a small DS bike.

My big bike rides on gravel will be scenic. Not a lot of thought goes into them, just a general direction and see where it leads.

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Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Wacked on May 31, 2020, 08:14:34 PM

Lonesome and I scouted some 2-track stuff today ...   

Found a sweet route/trail that neither of us had been on before (I wouldn't go up their alone w/Dave again  :-\ ....... you'll have to ask him why)   Also found a couple of segments that have been closed by the N.F..  Luckily, I don't think there is as many closures this year as last year.

Should be some good riding in 2.5 weeks!
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Lonesome Dave on June 01, 2020, 06:46:19 AM
That's not fair.  Brad leads us to the top of a steep mountain hoping for a great view, nothing but more trees.  After I fall over and pickup the DR pig, I'm out of breath, I look at the map, "Rimmer Ridge!"  I was the one that was worried.   8)
 
Edit:  Elisa doesn't like this either.  Brad drags me along on another "Man Date" and we end up at Brokeback Mountain!  Those are her words.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Fletch on June 01, 2020, 10:30:23 AM
That's just creepy Dave..... :-X

I will be riding single track both friday and saturday. Not sure if others are leading single track groups as well or not? If others want to take a group we can figure out who wants to ride what. If not my plan is to meet at the sugar shack and ride the easier stuff friday, then kick it up a notch saturday. Or, whatever people want to do?   

p.s. I'm not sadistic(as some would have you believe), and there will be plenty of points both days where people can bail out when they've had enough both days. so, it's not like you are committed to the entire day. and, it'll be loads of fun!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: NDave on June 02, 2020, 01:44:55 PM
What sites are you folks in    61 for us.  Pancakes  $3.00 is mentioned on website is this all summer or just during rally.  How full a menu is available in bar?  I plan on buying permit at gas/store down road.   I will be looking for my typical 2track group    After all these years I should be of more use as a leader but CRS (canít remember shit) is kicking my butt
Anybody know if deadwood has a prime rib  or chicken fried steak special any where?
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Wacked on June 04, 2020, 11:24:16 AM

Dave -

Just talked to Wild Bills ÖÖ..

Yes, the restaurant is still open for lunch and supper as advertised on the web-site.  The Dude thought his bar food - burgers and handmade pizzas - were pretty good stuff.  I don't know, never eaten there.

Pancakes are only available during the "Sturgis Rally".  I asked about the restaurant down at the Steel Wheel but apparently that is closed  up for good.

Prime Rib in Deadwood - no idea.

Wacked
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Wacked on June 05, 2020, 07:24:33 AM

Sat down last night and mapped out 2 routes I'm thinking about -


Friday - Two Track oriented route.  Should be good for bikes 650 on down.  The track will lead south towards Mystic and then West towards Flag Mtn and beyond.  8-10 riders should be the limit


Saturday - I wanna try something new.  This is a "1.5" oriented track.  Yep, just made it up.  It will start south outta Sugar Shack towards Hill City then East into Victoria Lake.  Suitable for bikes 450 on down.  It will weave thru some easier single tracks, bitchier 2-tracks, and your run of the mill 2 tracks.   Won't be hard-core single tracking all day but there will be places that your bike could go down or gets stuck between tress  ;D.   7-8 riders should be the limit


I've been through most of this country at one time or the other but wont have time to pre-run all of it. 


Wacked
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: IYAAYAS on June 06, 2020, 09:59:51 AM
Brad, Saturday sounds like my kind of riding. I'd like to jump in on this group if you have space.

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Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Wacked on June 06, 2020, 04:42:53 PM

Nate - we can make that happen!
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: sprout on June 09, 2020, 06:26:13 PM
Can I come with you Brad? I will try to be on my BEST behavior!! ;)
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Wacked on June 10, 2020, 08:06:09 AM

Sure! ....

I'm thinking this means you've been released from "domestic" chores for the weekend to come out and ride?

Wacked
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: sprout on June 11, 2020, 07:50:27 PM
 Good deal! I will bring the tw200 so I won"t have to wait so long for ya! ;)
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Wacked on June 14, 2020, 07:10:25 PM

Weather forecast for Rally is Awesome! 

Forecasts aim for temps to be in the low 70's with some potential for rain - would be good to kick down the dust (and add some trail entertainment  :evil )  Did some scouting today.

Look forward to having you come to the hills!

Wacked
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Fletch on June 15, 2020, 08:15:48 AM
I will be riding single track Friday and Saturday, 9:30 both days from Sugar Shack lot. let me know if yo are interested. Plan on easier stuff Friday, then some of the more technical stuff on Saturday. I'm free Thursday as well if anyone wants to go?
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Kevin on June 15, 2020, 09:38:24 AM

Sat down last night and mapped out 2 routes I'm thinking about -


Friday - Two Track oriented route.  Should be good for bikes 650 on down.  The track will lead south towards Mystic and then West towards Flag Mtn and beyond.  8-10 riders should be the limit


Saturday - I wanna try something new.  This is a "1.5" oriented track.  Yep, just made it up.  It will start south outta Sugar Shack towards Hill City then East into Victoria Lake.  Suitable for bikes 450 on down.  It will weave thru some easier single tracks, bitchier 2-tracks, and your run of the mill 2 tracks.   Won't be hard-core single tracking all day but there will be places that your bike could go down or gets stuck between tress  ;D.   7-8 riders should be the limit


I've been through most of this country at one time or the other but wont have time to pre-run all of it. 


Wacked

You be gathering a leaving from the camp ground Friday?  ~ time?

~ What time on Saturday at Sugar Shack?

Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: tannerc on June 15, 2020, 09:41:55 AM
Anyone know if Sugar Shack has gas again or not?
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on June 15, 2020, 02:15:29 PM
Yes Sugar Shack has gas but your gonna pay for it. Last I saw was over $4 a gallon

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Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: tannerc on June 15, 2020, 02:24:16 PM
convenience fee I guess. I think it was 85 octane last year itd be nice if they changed that out to premium 91+. 
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Fletch on June 15, 2020, 02:46:46 PM
Nemo has gas too, not sure how much? 
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Wacked on June 15, 2020, 04:53:01 PM
Kevin.....

Friday - leaving 8:30 from the Campground
Saturday - leaving 9:00 from Sugar Shack
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Terryth on June 15, 2020, 06:10:58 PM
Iíll be getting there Wednesday night, Iíd be interested in Thursday.

Terry Thompson



I will be riding single track Friday and Saturday, 9:30 both days from Sugar Shack lot. let me know if yo are interested. Plan on easier stuff Friday, then some of the more technical stuff on Saturday. I'm free Thursday as well if anyone wants to go?
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Lonesome Dave on June 15, 2020, 09:23:19 PM
Here's a file that I copied from Mike's notes.  He plan's on riding these on Friday and Saturday.  The file is the forest service's pdf map.

I'm helping him post this, I hope!

LD
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Lonesome Dave on June 15, 2020, 09:28:39 PM
Here's another way of looking at it!
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: ADV Piglet on June 15, 2020, 09:32:51 PM
Hi all! I might show up Friday and or Saturday to do some riding, but won't know for sure until Thursday.  Not staying at campground.

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Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Abercrombie on June 16, 2020, 01:38:12 AM
I can't even express my disappointment.  Mike and son Jordan are unable to accompany me to this rally and the 20th falls on my anniversary.  I thought I had if covered since the wife was coming to Red Lodge for an FJR rally the following weekend but she is now unable to go.  I'm not sure I can even go on in life missing three DDSR Black Hills rallies in a row.  Calling the depression hot line right now, I'm going to miss you guys. :'(
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Kevin on June 16, 2020, 07:04:00 AM
I will be riding single track Friday and Saturday, 9:30 both days from Sugar Shack lot. let me know if yo are interested. Plan on easier stuff Friday, then some of the more technical stuff on Saturday. I'm free Thursday as well if anyone wants to go?

Mike, I will most like join you Friday...
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Kevin on June 16, 2020, 07:05:18 AM
Kevin.....

Friday - leaving 8:30 from the Campground
Saturday - leaving 9:00 from Sugar Shack

Great, thanks.  I am planning to ride single track Friday and join you Saturday...
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Fletch on June 16, 2020, 08:29:55 AM
Terry - Thursday sounds good I have a couple things to do right away in the morning but should be free by10:00? I'll let you know for sure tomorrow.

Dave - Thanks for the technical assistance.

All - the map is my intended routes for Friday and Saturday, both make for a pretty decent day. As mentioned there are multiple places to bail out whenever you've had enough. Don't be fooled by the shorter looking route Saturday as it is more technical and not much for connector roads so it will be a full day if you want it to be. I would recommend downloading the black hills MVUM maps (Not the recreation map), just so you have it. I prefer AVENZA but whatever works for you. Hope to see a decent group for both days!
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Wacked on June 16, 2020, 09:44:38 AM

AVENZA - What Mike said!

Get it downloaded.   In the past, some of ya'll have been hesitant to put this on your phone.

BUT, if you get separated from the group (which has happened) or you need to bail before the group is done riding, this app will get you back to civilization.  Some of the trail systems are really entangled and it's easy to spin circles until you run outta gas or daylight.  There is no cell coverage in a lot of places but your GPS will still function. 

You will need at least MVUM Mystic and MVUM Northern Hills
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on June 16, 2020, 03:21:57 PM
AVENZA - What Mike and Brad said....
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Fletch on June 16, 2020, 03:43:36 PM
it will work on an old phone even if it isn;t connected as well. I have an old I-phone on my 300 running the AVENZA app. In case you don;t want to risk your "good phone" getting damaged.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: IYAAYAS on June 16, 2020, 07:31:37 PM
Fletch - I'd like to jump.on your Friday ride if you have the room.

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Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Fletch on June 16, 2020, 07:44:56 PM
Plenty of room. 
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: TooTall on June 16, 2020, 08:06:11 PM
Mike, planning on joining you Friday if I survive a root canal on Thursday.

Ron
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: tannerc on June 16, 2020, 09:00:29 PM
Anyone planning on getting trail passes in the next couple days that could grab 3 extra.? I'm sure it'll be dark by the time we get to rapid Thursday night and my usual source is going to be outa town. 
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: greatbuffalo on June 17, 2020, 01:31:43 AM
I believe you could grab the trail passes at Steel Wheel or whatever that convenience store is just down the road in the morning.

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Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: tannerc on June 17, 2020, 06:02:09 AM
Perfect, I did not know they sold them anywhere else besides the bhnf visitors centers.  That's even handier!
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Fletch on June 17, 2020, 09:16:57 AM
Single track Thursday 10:30 @ sugar shack lot. Friday and Saturday 9:30 at the sugar shack lot. hope to see you there!
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: tannerc on June 17, 2020, 09:37:48 AM
I'll make one of those single days, probably friday. Got the wife to bring the 250x, she respectfully declined the saturday singletrack invite.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Fletch on June 17, 2020, 09:45:08 AM
what's she thinking?? we could do the moonrocks if that will change her mind?
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: tannerc on June 17, 2020, 09:58:41 AM
I'll mention it to her. I mean she has a superior to the xt single track machine now. It should all be easier.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Fletch on June 17, 2020, 10:12:30 AM
exactly! none of us will be able to keep up now...
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: TooTall on June 20, 2020, 09:47:27 PM
Thanks to Mike on Friday and Brad on Saturday for leading fun, challenging rides.  Enjoyed meeting several new people and catching up with others.  Sprout certainly has not slowed down or gotten shorter.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Fletch on June 20, 2020, 10:42:00 PM
Thanks for going Ron, those  few minutes of ďspirited ridingĒ where the most fun Iíve had in a while. 
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Kevin on June 21, 2020, 12:42:04 PM
Had a great time!  Thanks to Mike and Brad for leading and planning.  Enjoyed riding with everyone!!
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Baha Rob on June 22, 2020, 11:00:17 AM
Great ride, great people, thanks!  Favorite 3 days of the year.


Rob
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Fletch on June 22, 2020, 11:07:53 AM
so that's our new motto?   I'm not sure I like it?
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: tannerc on June 22, 2020, 08:02:40 PM
Anyone else get ravaged by those little gnats!? biting little bastards!

Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: tannerc on June 22, 2020, 08:04:52 PM
d2
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: tannerc on June 22, 2020, 08:07:51 PM
more d2
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: tannerc on June 22, 2020, 08:08:35 PM
I'll get to the video as soon as I can find time to get it sorted and rendered.  :evil ;) 8)
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: grubbie on June 23, 2020, 06:57:42 PM
Thanks Lonesome Dave for leading some rides! I had a great time and met some new people. Missed out on hanging/riding with some others though. Hopefully next time.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: locopny on June 24, 2020, 09:05:07 PM
Sucks to have missed it...thanks for sharing some photos.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: sprout on June 25, 2020, 04:58:12 AM
GOOD TIMES!! :)
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Hank on June 25, 2020, 09:08:51 AM
Looks like fun, and I wish I could have made it.
Thanks for posting the pics.

This one made me laugh.
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: Fletch on June 25, 2020, 09:20:33 AM
some sort of tall tale I'm sure   lol...
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: tannerc on June 26, 2020, 09:20:45 PM
some sort of tall tale I'm sure   lol...
i see what you did there... ;D
Title: Re: Discussion on Spring Rally June 18- 21, 2020
Post by: TooTall on June 26, 2020, 09:24:22 PM
That picture with Sprout is making me feel very short.

Too Tall