Dogwood Classic 10

Spring is coming!

Our friends down in RVA the Seven Hills Scooter Club are hosting their Annual Dogwood Classic scooter Rally in Stanardsville VA. This is a Camping rally, so dust off your camping gear and figure out how to get it all on your scooter.

Ill be leading a ride (route to be determined) down to Stanardsville, so we can get in, unpacked and setup early and enjoy 3 days of camping, scooters, good people!!!!!  I may not make this ride so (epic) this year to get down there, more of a straight shot 50/50 backroads and primary roads.  Figure leave around noon rather than the early morning.  I am going to get a route posted here in a bit, working on it now.

They Typically Feed us Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday morning. Usually plenty to drink and good company. There is a grocery store right in town, and usually after we set up camep, we run into town for some basic provisions.  Saturday will include a day ride of sorts (TBD)!

Look forward to it!

We will meet at buzz coffee in Alexandria, ill be there at 1000am.  We will go kick stands up and head aouth at 1100am from buzz right down GW Parkway.

ALSO Make sure you fill up prior to meeting on Friday!  Top off the air in your tires and make sure your ride is in top shape. Have a back up plan, I have no way of getting you to Stanardsville, or home if you have bike issues.  Make sure you are confident in your scoot and riding ability :-D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Don D.

    Linda and I had a good time with old friends and new.

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • Ed C.

    The rain ruined an old pair of shoes, but didn't ruin the good time that was had by all. If awards were given to people in our group who rode down together Kevin would have received the Most Valuable Player award, although he might have had to share that honor with Todd's wife who got him his spare tire in record time.

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • KMJ187

    http://www.facebook.com/events/465798120146192/?fref=ts Here are the pics from the Rally, they are in a public album on the facebook! Friend me if you have not! Rally Wrap up...... Rain! It rained Friday night through Saturday afternoon, but... about 2pm Saturday, it cleared up, we cooked out, had scooter races uphill, scooter games of sorts across the field. Music, fireside drinking and fun through the early AM hours... no rain Saturday into Sunday at all. It all worked out :-D Welcome some new members to the group, flat tires and all. Hope to see you guys are more events and hope everyone made it home safe!

    2 · May 19, 2013

  • KMJ187

    see you guys at buzz!!!!!!

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a bad case of ADD, so I plan on leaving earlier. Plus its supposed to get hot. I only have Leather, no Textile breathing jacket. So at 11am the heat may be little too much for me. So see you all there.

    May 16, 2013

  • Tim

    I assume you are taking 29S down, so what time are you planning to pass through Opal, VA? I'm bringing an extra scooter for Bald John so I will have both my scooters on a trailer, but I could follow you guys for the last hour.

    May 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      o.O sooo many turns

      May 16, 2013

    • KMJ187

      Tim Ill PM you my number, see if we are around Cullpepper the same time!

      May 16, 2013

  • Roger M.

    I couldn't make the schedule work but I'll see you on a trip soon.

    If someone could use a simple and light camping tent, I'd sell mine for a good six pack...

    May 16, 2013

    • KMJ187

      Sorry Rodger, catch ya next ride!

      May 16, 2013

  • Rob

    Sorry to say that I might have to bail on this rally. I'm not feeling 100% and I know that pushing myself will only make things worse for me. Soooo... if I'm not at waypoint 'H' when you go by do NOT bother to wait for me.

    May 16, 2013

  • KMJ187

    http://www.meetup.com/dcspindoctors/messages/boards/thread/34263972 any new riders to the group, if you have not read my discussion post, please read it before the group ride to the Rally. I am a veteran rider, passing on good information. And for those who do not know, I am also law enforcement. Please ride safe, respect for your fellow riders :-) Sorry to be the lame guy with all the rules!

    3 · May 16, 2013

    • Don D.

      I wouldn't call them rules, exactly, and they are easy to abide by. They are simply the way things should be done by each rider so that they can enjoy a group ride and not become a burden or hazard to the rest of the riders. It's a matter of demonstrating that you know what you are doing and that you have respect for everyone else.

      1 · May 16, 2013

    • KMJ187

      Sounds like rules to me :) but yup. What Don says. Also please if you have a scooter over 49cc have tags on it. We are traveling at motorcycle speeds and you will need motorcycle tags when traveling over 35mph in the Commonwealth ;)

      May 16, 2013

  • Ed C.

    All registered and in for the ride out as well. Hopefully, the forecast stays warm and dry.

    3 · May 15, 2013

    • KMJ187

      Sounds good Ed, 1st Rally on the new ride!

      May 16, 2013

  • Joseph C.

    anyone I can meet up with that lives in Annandale/ Fairfax/ Springfield area?
    because the ride to the meet up is a little unknown and never done something like this before. (new experiences)

    May 15, 2013

    • Joseph C.

      its about a 30 min ride to bakery for me. but that sounds fine. now just waiting on paycheck to come.

      May 15, 2013

    • KMJ187

      So are you riding to the Rally or just to meet us at Buzz for a bit?

      May 16, 2013

  • Ed C.

    I'm hoping to join you. I don't know if I'll take the whole day off or leave my office at noon and meet you along the way.

    1 · May 13, 2013

    • Don D.

      I am working 'remotely' until noon...

      1 · May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    cant wait... keep putting my gear on and off

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • KMJ187

    5 mornings from now I'll see you all at buzz. If you have not packed for a camping trip before, don't wait till Friday to test your packed load out. Test it this week. 10am we will meet at buzz, 11am sharp we hit the road!!! Cone with your gas topped off, I don't plan to stop for gas till near manassas. Going to be an awesome time!

    1 · May 12, 2013

    • Julie

      Yessssss! Thanks in advance for Leading the pack, you always do a great job and your much appreciated by us all! PS: I hope my draggin jeans come in by then ( oh , and that they fit!) ;)

      May 12, 2013

    • Rob

      How long do you think it will take you to get to waypoint H, which is where I'm planning to join up with y'all? Is there a way on meetup.com to PM? Happy Mother's Day to any of you for which it applies.

      May 12, 2013

  • Julie

    GETTING EXCITED!!!!!!! PS: if anyone wants liquor, bring it with you... Beer and wine sold at grocery store but no liquor close by.

    May 11, 2013

    • Julie

      Liquor in the front, poker in the rear.

      3 · May 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      o.O

      May 12, 2013

  • KMJ187

    Just under 2 weeks away! Start getting your camping gear together and scooters ready for the ride.

    ONce again, meet at 10am at Buzz and we will head south. Average cruising speed 45-50mph for the ride with a lunch stop (somewhere) I have no idea as I have not been on many of these roads, but we always find a place! 1st big one of the season!

    1 · May 5, 2013

    • Rob

      I'm not remembering tables at point H and it is definitely pay for yourself at the register. Very small, very country.

      May 11, 2013

    • KMJ187

      Cool simple road side sandwiches works for me ;)

      May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been to a lot of outdoor festivals and camping events. Are we gonna camp as a club? Like is our group gonna stick together? I can make a sign for our camp. Maybe raise a flag for our fort...?

    1 · May 6, 2013

    • Don D.

      Linda and I will totally hang with you by the Jolly Roger

      May 7, 2013

    • Joseph C.

      arg bein a pirate don't sound so bad :)

      May 7, 2013

  • Joseph C.

    I going to try to make it,had a scooter for 3 years and loved it. rebuilt it from the ground up
    but your about 1 hour away from me
    so transportation will be iffy.
    im also a moped mechanic. if any of you need anything most services will be free. :)

    2 · May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I registered , but got no conformation or anything. Is it will call or something?

    May 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ok i got that

      May 2, 2013

    • KMJ187

      Sounds like your good to go :-D

      May 2, 2013

  • Sc0ut

    my wife and i will be there. we're taking our class A rv and trailering the scooters.

    2 · April 30, 2013

  • Deja

    Due to family illnesses, won't be able to attend this year. Enjoy!

    April 20, 2013

  • Rob

    Hey, I've just registered and I'd love to meet the rest of the riders at Elk Run Rd & Midland Rd (point "H" on your map, #31 in the directions). There is a country store there with a decent size parking lot (and Andes Mint ice cream sandwiches :-). I'm coming from Stafford, otherwise the route looks great. What say ye?

    1 · April 13, 2013

    • KMJ187

      Rob, we would be more than happy to meet you along the way. Let me look closely at the route and figure around what time we would hit that point on the ride? Cool!

      April 14, 2013

    • Rob

      sounds like a plan

      April 14, 2013

  • KMJ187

    Note I changed the times a bit. 11am departure from buzz. I'll be at Buzz 10am relaxing.

    April 14, 2013

  • KMJ187

    Damn going to be here before we know it :-D

    March 8, 2013

  • Spike

    Graduation weekend :)

    February 10, 2013

    • KMJ187

      early congrats!

      February 19, 2013

  • Don D.

    FYI, Heavenly Acres has cabins that can be rented if you are not a tent person.

    1 · January 28, 2013

  • Ebow

    I'm never gonna miss dogwood classic. My first rally and great memories... I'm going to prove to the Turnbulls RVA that my scoots can handle their rallies lol

    1 · January 9, 2013

  • Christopher

    fo shizzle!

    January 9, 2013

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