Barbie Camp - Oct 25-27

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Wildchubby
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Announcing the 19th Annual Fall Barbie Camp: Oct. 25-27, 2013
Sponsored by the Disciples of Dirt, an IMBA Chapter (DOD)

It’s time to get the word out … Barbie Camp is just around the corner!  You know the drill ... Bikes. Beer. Bonfires. Branding irons. Everyone over 18 is welcome. Under 18... not. Barbie Camp is not a racing event! BC is pure fun ... no posturing or puffing up allowed. Just good times with fun folks.

When: Fall Barbie Camp will take place starting Friday Oct 25th and wrap up on Sunday the 27th

Where: The dispersed BC campsite is near Camp Sherman on Lake Creek between Suttle Lake and Metolius River. This is NOT the same place as Spring Barbie Camp. Directions to Fall Barbie Camp here. There's nothing there except a beautiful creekside campsite, however DOD will provide a portapotty, firewood & hoppy refreshments. If you want water to drink, a canopy or picnic table or whatever, you must bring it. Warning: sometimes it gets very cold at night. Plan accordingly.

Potluck Saturday: Saturday evening is our traditional Potluck so bring something good to eat and enough to share. Two very tasty kegs will be provided courtesy of DOD's brew sponsor Ninkasi Brewing.

The Barbie Bike will return ... we'll do the usual Saturday evening raffle ... you could win the use of the Barbie Bike 'til Spring BC 14. Be there!

Friday, Saturday and Sunday rides will depart camp around 10am each day ... or possibly earlier if we decide to ride someplace far away. There are plenty of fun trails in the area. Within striking distance are Peterson Ridge, Cache Mtn, Suttle Lake/Suttle Tie, Green Ridge, Smith Rocks, MRT, even Lookout Mtn in the Ochoccos plus numerous singletracks around Camp Sherman (including the northernmost section of Metolius-Windigo).

Please bring an extra table for Saturday evening's potluck if you can. Thanks. Oh, and don't forget your camp chair.

And don’t forget …this is also Davey Sprockett's 60th birthday weekend … and he likes PIE … or cobbler ... but definitely not chocolate cake … so if you want to bring Davey a sweet (fruity) treat, by all means DO IT.

 

-Jason Snook
541-556-4840
 

Wildchubby
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Lets bump this ride to the top.  Common folks..who's going and what kind of food are ya bringing to the Saturday evening shindig?

 

 

-Jason Snook
541-556-4840
 

jaewannabe
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What trail  is the Saturday group ride?

 

see ya,

james the wannabe like..........

 

kimm2222
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I just called Eurosports, the bike shop in Sisters, and was told that Trail 99 from Three Creeks down is open and rideable. Last fall it was closed due to the Pole Creek fire and we were afraid that the trail may have been destroyed. However, the guy at the shop said that while some areas are somewhat charred, other parts of the trail were untouched by the fire.

I guess it depends on what the Birthday Boy wants, but I'm hoping that we'll do the traditional Trail 99/Peterson Ridge shuttle. It's such a cool ride!

:kim

Davey Sprockett
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kimm2222 wrote:
I just called Eurosports, the bike shop in Sisters, and was told that Trail 99 from Three Creeks down is open and rideable. Last fall it was closed due to the Pole Creek fire and we were afraid that the trail may have been destroyed. However, the guy at the shop said that while some areas are somewhat charred, other parts of the trail were untouched by the fire.

I guess it depends on what the Birthday Boy wants, but I'm hoping that we'll do the traditional Trail 99/Peterson Ridge shuttle. It's such a cool ride!

:kim

Stoked! I love this ride!

Davey Sprockett

King of the Wild Front Tire

Time to ride

jaewannabe
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kimm2222 wrote:

I just called Eurosports, the bike shop in Sisters, and was told that Trail 99 from Three Creeks down is open and rideable. Last fall it was closed due to the Pole Creek fire and we were afraid that the trail may have been destroyed. However, the guy at the shop said that while some areas are somewhat charred, other parts of the trail were untouched by the fire.

I guess it depends on what the Birthday Boy wants, but I'm hoping that we'll do the traditional Trail 99/Peterson Ridge shuttle. It's such a cool ride!

:kim

I also vote for this, I missed it last year and it's an awesome ride.

see ya,

james the wannabe like..........

 

JD Howell
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We're bringing a camp fire tripod, lodge pot, portable firepit and all the fixins for some campfire chili.  Also bringing our Sylvan Sport Go trailer (for sale) that can sleep up to 4.  We are offering this to anyone interested - Friday & Saturday nights.  If someone would like to reserve it, please contact me (bdchowell at hotmail dot com).  We're camping in our Westy...

Davey Sprockett
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JD Howell wrote:

We're bringing a camp fire tripod, lodge pot, portable firepit and all the fixins for some campfire chili.  Also bringing our Sylvan Sport Go trailer (for sale) that can sleep up to 4.  We are offering this to anyone interested - Friday & Saturday nights.  If someone would like to reserve it, please contact me (bdchowell at hotmail dot com).  We're camping in our Westy...

Hey JD, a suggestion about tripod cooking. I doubt you'll find the evening bonfire conducive to this. Barbie bonfires get HUGE -- too large to put a tripod over not to mention you wouldn't be able to stir your soup without losing your eyebrows. You said you're bringing a portable firepit so perhaps you plan to cook over this... which sounds suitable (plus kinda romantic.)

Shawn will be there with his shirt off.

Davey Sprockett

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jaewannabe
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Davey Sprockett]</p> <p> [quote=JD Howell wrote:

Shawn will be there with his shirt off.

 

hopefully that will inspire others(except Davey that is)

 

see ya,

james the wannabe like..........

 

Davey Sprockett
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jaewannabe wrote:

hopefully that will inspire others(except Davey that is)

Haters gonna hate... :(

Davey Sprockett

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Davey Sprockett
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TABLES! We need TABLES! Don't forget the Saturday evening potluck! in addition to bringing food to share, if you've got an extra folding table, please bring it. We need 'em for the potluck! Thanks!

Davey Sprockett

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Time to ride

MaxSteel
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JD Howell picked up the DOD table I had. 

Sure wish I could be there....but no baby yet!!

Paul Timm

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"Let us ride"

rocketcat
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Another fun Barbie Camp.  Thought folks might like to see my photo of a rare 60 year old unicorn in the wild.

KJK

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Wildchubby
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Another great Fall BC.  Thanks everyone for coming out and help with tables, firewood, and post BC cleanup.  And a BIG thanks to Brad Bassi for transporting the kegs for our consumption.

 

-Jason Snook
541-556-4840
 

kimm2222
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FOUND : Prescription glasses.

Clear glasses in a black clamshell case on the dirt road into Barbie Camp. Seems like someone might have put them on top of their car and driven off. Email me or contact the DOD if you think they might be yours.

:kim

S.S.Litson
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WOW!!! What a great ride down trail 99 for Davey’s Birthday…er ah, I mean Fall Barbie ’13. While it hinted at the bottom to be a frigid day, by the time our ride started the weather was perfect. The burned out section of trail was dusty and dry as expected…but what a beautiful sight. Through the charred remains of 26,000 acres, the snowcapped Three Sisters could now be easily spotted watching us frolic through the woods. 25’ish miles with 5k worth of descending, smooth flowy sections, challenging rocky sections, views for days…what a perfect day spent with great people on an amazing trail. I can’t wait to do it again.

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Shawn Litson

Riding bikes to escape the voices in your head

kimm2222
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That was a great ride ... and a great weekend in general!

I think I counted around 40 riders on Saturday's Trail 99 ride. The sections that have been burned present a different and eerie kind of beauty. Greens and browns have been replaced by whites, silvers and blacks. And, as Shawn said, the mountain views now go on forever. 

Those in the hammer group missed three miles of flowy brand new singletrack with berms, tabletops, and jumps when they took a "wrong" turn onto a section of trail that used to be part of the ride but which now is horse/hiker only. That's them carrying their bikes in the photo...

The Saturday night potluck was the usual gourmet feast followed by the usual giant bonfire and the smashing of Davey's birthday piñatas.

Thanks to Jason Snook for organizing, Perry for the piñatas, and to everyone for the fabulous food and fun times.

Next year is the 20th aniversary of Fall Barbie Camp (Oct 24-26). Get it on your calendars NOW!

:kim 

Davey Sprockett
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Sincere thanks to everybody who attended Fall Barbie Camp and my pre-birthday celebration there! Isn't it creative of me to show up at a large event and claim that the entire event is in my honor? C'mon, you've gotta admit I'm part genius. Whatever. My evil scheme worked! Some of you went over the top... like Perry & Amanda who brought liquor-laced piñatas and Christy M. of Longview who provided the unicorn helmet that I proudly wore. {wince} :-/ Anyway... AWESOMENESS prevailed!

At my request Ken Pearson made his stunning dutch oven lasagne and peach / berry cobbler. Amanda Morris brough ice cream. Yes! ICE CREAM! THANK YOU! Various people made me drinks throughout the weekend and gave me thoughtful gifts... plus there were a few thoughtless ones... I'm just eternally grateful that no one gave me a walker. (Viagra would have been nice. C'mon, people!)

The Barbie bonfire was big, more thanks to Ken who donated his truck to haul wood (as did F.A. Bruce of Oakridge) and to Rolando & Justin for the chainsaw work. Thanks, guys. Thanks also to Snookums & Brad for arranging & transporting Ninkasi's generous contributions. I could go on and on thanking people... if only my 60 year old brain cells could remember...

Anyway it was a(nother) awesome Barbie weekend and I was just stoked to be there, but the thing I'm most happy for is the wonderful circle of friends I've been this lucky as to fall in with. Y'all are soooo nice to tolerate me -- thank you. No really. I mean it -- thank you!

From now I'm counting birthdays backward. Next year I'll be 59 again! Woo hoo! =D

Davey Sprockett

King of the Wild Front Tire

Time to ride

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