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Old 11-23-2020, 04:55 PM   #1
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StonyBARF Thirteen April 15-18, 2021 is ON!

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Let’s put pics here, eh?
https://www.bayarearidersforum.com/f...2#post10751002



Edit... I just got a reminder from the reservation dudes.
Anyone going Thursday needs to read this, especially the first arrivals.

We hope the anticipation is building as you prepare for your trip to GRAY PINE GROUP CAMPGROUND on Thu, Apr 15, 2021 and thought we'd reach out with a friendly reminder and some tips for your upcoming reservation 0361776051-1.

As you're going through final preparations, please take a moment to ensure you pack a few must have items - your reservation confirmation and any permits, passes, or tickets for your trip. It is important that you have all necessary entry documents and the details from your reservation confirmation at the ready when you arrive.

If you haven't done so already, we also encourage you to review the need to know information and change or cancellation policies in you reservation confirmation email and on the GRAY PINE GROUP CAMPGROUND page on Recreation.gov. This will provide you with helpful tips and details to get the most out of your experience.

You can also review this reservation or any other reservations you've made by visiting the My Reservations page on Recreation.gov

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Enjoy your upcoming trip, and we hope you bring home an amazing story!


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Thu, Apr 15, 2021
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# of Occupants: 70

# of Vehicles: 20

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Think we can do this in April May or June?
Will StupidCovid be behind us?
It’s like $250 for the reservation. I can do that. Totally worth it.

What do you guys think? Should I reserve Gray Pine? And when?

Edit: I just made the reservation. More to follow.

Edit March 11, 2021 pay pal to mailto:motobutch@gmail.com $20 per party. Gonna be a good party.

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The count so far

StonyBARF 2021

April 15

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thedub : “So we're on April 15-18? I'll put it on my calendar”; WOOL?!?
rebekahlynn ...IN!!!
Jon m0t0_ryder is an upstanding, dependable, smart, witty, does inverted ariels.
MXT Chris is in
Motorcycle RN , Scott
Cabrito , Michael G is in
Cheez, Dan is in
Cincinnatus is in
anytwowilldo, Tom
Leo_jb
SFMCJohn.... we’re counting on you.
motocatfish... yes!
chrisweir.com is in
Elemental
Lunch_Box, Aaron
1962sila
DanvilleDSRider, Bill
PASTAPOWR
Mario
BanditaM, Marles

That looks like 20 so far. Thursday arrival is nice to avoid the craziness if the weather is nice.
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Old 11-23-2020, 05:06 PM   #2
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Butch -

I admire and share your enthusiasm! Couple of thoughts....

Perhaps waiting until later in January to schedule a date and reserve the space might more prudent. We won't know what the D36 race schedule is until then, and a lot of regulars who join us are racing D36 enduros and harescrambles.

It will also get us a better picture of what's happening with this whole Covid crap this winter/spring. Given the current climate, I really wouldnt be worried about not having the space available for us in spring.

If we wait until the end of January, it will still allow a number of months to spread the word and allow folks plenty of time to plan for it.

Scheduling, then cancelling or changing the date for any number of potential reasons potentially hurts the credibility and importance of Stonybarf IMO. It's certainly one of the highlights of my year!

This is just my opinion.

I'll have more bandwidth after the Holidays, but like to touch base with you about a potential Hollister event. Perhaps we could get a guy like your French friend who does car suspension, but was a French Enduro rider, do a mini clinic (day thing you helped organize many years ago.) Or any number of folks offering some expertise and even some other groups getting involved. I have some ideas.....
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:56 AM   #4
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Its on then! Date TBD.
Eric the Frenchman has issues with the continuing evolving business climate. I did ride with him today though. Twas very good.

Maybe we can get Brian Garrahan to join us. His instruction is quite good. Don Amador joined us once. And Bruno! And Dick Mann, or somebody that kicked his ass...
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Butch -

I admire and share your enthusiasm! Couple of thoughts....

Perhaps waiting until later in January to schedule a date and reserve the space might more prudent. We won't know what the D36 race schedule is until then, and a lot of regulars who join us are racing D36 enduros and harescrambles.
The schedule is already out. https://ama-d36.org/data/docs/2021_Meets_Events.pdf There is an event almost every single weekend in March/April.

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It will also get us a better picture of what's happening with this whole Covid crap this winter/spring. Given the current climate, I really wouldnt be worried about not having the space available for us in spring.
We already had a Stonybarf during the height of COVID last June. It's outdoor camping. People can come or not, wear a mask or not. What's the difference between last June and this April?

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Scheduling, then cancelling or changing the date for any number of potential reasons potentially hurts the credibility and importance of Stonybarf IMO. It's certainly one of the highlights of my year!
Last year I seem to remember Butch booking it for Easter weekend. Then he decided to change it. Then he changed again because someone wanted to race the Hare Ball.

So, two reschedulings, I don't believe it hurt the credibility and importance of Stonybarf, whatever that means exactly. We had a killer turnout in June.

Don't book it in June again; it's too hot and dusty. March/April has the best chance for good conditions.

I say book April 15-18 and don't look back. It's available and doesn't conflict with any D36 events.
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How about April 22 to 25? Plans the previous weekend...
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Anytime after May 1 can bring triple digit heat. Late April might be the best weather. If there is a heavy winter then there will be trees down then.
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But the trees won’t clear themselves so I’ve accepted it as part of the ride for the near future.
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The schedule is already out. https://ama-d36.org/data/docs/2021_Meets_Events.pdf There is an event almost every single weekend in March/April.

We already had a Stonybarf during the height of COVID last June. It's outdoor camping. People can come or not, wear a mask or not. What's the difference between last June and this April?


I say book April 15-18 and don't look back. It's available and doesn't conflict with any D36 events.
They close the group campground, or have due to Covid. I agree, camping outdoors is a low risk activity.


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How about April 22 to 25? Plans the previous weekend...
How firm are your plans Butch? Be nice to schedule on an off wknd for D36. But at the same time, be nice to have you there too. I'm good with either wknd 4/15-18 no D36 or 4/22-24 we get Butch.
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Wifey B Day is in the first set, not that I know that I can come anyway. I can try to make budman represent me.

I’ll look at the availability. Covid cancelation is $15, or something.
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Heck, some folks don't even ride and just come to hang out. If warm, stick your camp chair in the swimming hole and enjoy the sun.

The campsite, food, beverages, bonfire, and company are a bigger draw to me than the riding. Everything from ADV riding, dual sport, to great dirtbiking. Accessible even by street bike as well. Just good folks hanging out having a good time.
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