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  1. Eighth Annual Family Fun Ride, Sun. May 1, Aonia Pass Off-Road Park, Washington, GA To benefit Dream House for Medically Fragile Children. http://www.dreamhouseforkids.org/ All the details are at the web site: http://www.familyfunride.com/ We are also on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Family-Fun-Ride/138561132871459?v=wall “Like” us on Facebook and follow developments. Mimimum donation requested to ride is just $35 for each rider. We have t-shirts and hats for those who bring a little more. Riders must be at least 6 years old. Minors unaccompanied by parent or guardian must bring a signed notarized liability waiver. Details on the web site. All must pass tech inspection of riding gear and vehicle. 8-10 am Registration 10:15-11 Program 11-5 Ride tracks and trails Free lunch for all registered riders Wow, can it be eight years already? It can! And we have had fun every year. This event is about helping some wonderful people do angelic work to benefit innocent children who are on a difficult path in this life. It’s not about the riders, it’s about the children. But given that, we do have a lot of fun doing some good here. Some friends of Dream House have stepped up to provide some incentives for us to get out and raise some money this year. Klim Technical Riding Gear (http://www.klimusa.com) has graciously offered to give a gift certificate for a set of vented riding gear (Baja pants, Mojave jersey & Mojave gloves - a $200 value per set) to the Top 5 individual fund raisers (no groups, clubs, etc.) that raise a minimum of $300 each. Go raise $300 to become eligible. Then the top 5 of those who raised $300 or more will get a set of riding gear. How do you raise $300? One way is to ask 15 friends for $20 each to sponsor your ride to benefit some children who really need our help. So you have from now until May 1 to get out there and raise some money for some great kids and get a set of great riding gear for your efforts. Our friends at Yamaha Motor Corp. (http://www.yamaha-motor.com) have donated two (2) inverter generators, EF2400iSHC, MSRP $1,479 each. One will be given away as our GRAND PRIZE at the Family Fun Ride. For each $150 in donations you bring, you will receive a chance in the drawing for the inverter generator. You must be present to win. The other one will be raffled. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The drawing for this one will be October 22, 2011. The winner will be notified. Many thanks also to our generous sponsors, SETRA (http://www.setra.org) and GARTRA (http://www.gartra.com). One of our traditions is the Ride of Champions. The top 5 Champion Fund Raisers will get to do a lap of the trail with a Champion Racer. This year three time AMA National Enduro Champion Russell Bobbitt is scheduled to lead the ride. Russell will be available to meet with and sign autographs for all his fans. We are planning on at least 10 miles of woods trail and a 1 mile grass track for the big boys and girls, and about 3/4 mile woods trail and 1/2 mile grass track for pee wees only. Here’s a video of some fun in the woods: http://vimeo.com/11244045 And some more on the grass track These folks helping these folks That is what this event is all about.
  2. A special event for a special cause. Lunch included! 12 miles of main woods trail. 1 mile grass track. Zoom, Zoom, fun, fun. Separate 3/4 mile peewee woods trail. Separate 1/2 mile peewee grass track. You can sit in the shade and see the whole track. Web site here: http://www.familyfunride.com/ Flyer here: http://www.familyfunride.com/2010flyer.pdf Grass track: Trail map: Guess who this guy is. And this is Ms. Laura and little Miss Katie. Little Katie and the thousands of others like her are why we do this. Here is a little of their story. Take a minute to listen to Ms. Laura Moore: http://www.dreamhouseforkids.org/ This is what some think of what she is doing: ABC News Person of the Week http://www.dreamhouseforkids.org/ABC-News-Person-of-the-Week.40.0.html I guarantee you will be glad you came.
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    Where to ride in GA?

    A special event on some very nice, seldom used trails, for a special cause. Lunch included! 12 miles of main woods trail. 1 mile grass track. Zoom, Zoom, fun, fun. Separate 3/4 mile peewee woods trail. Separate 1/2 mile peewee grass track. You can sit in the shade and see the whole track. Web site here: http://www.familyfunride.com/ Flyer here: http://www.familyfunride.com/2010flyer.pdf Grass track: Trail map: Guess who this guy is. And this is Ms. Laura and little Miss Katie. Little Katie and the thousands of others like her are why we do this. Here is a little of their story. Take a minute to listen to Ms. Laura Moore: http://www.dreamhouseforkids.org/ This is what some think of what she is doing: ABC News Person of the Week http://www.dreamhouseforkids.org/ABC-News-Person-of-the-Week.40.0.html I guarantee you will be glad you came.
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    Hare Scrambles in GA

    These pics are shown in the order in which they were taken as I GPS mapped the course on Feb. 7. Course is 11.8 miles. Right after the start, you go through a short pine thicket, then cross the road and hit this: Then go up toward the MX track: Cut across the back of the MX track, then back to this: Then some of this: Then into the woods for some of this: And some of this: Then back out on the road for some more of this: Back in the woods for this: And this: Back on the road: Back in the woods: Back on the road: Back in the woods, few small whoops here (gotta have a few): Back on the road: Back in the woods: Little more woods. Good grief! All that, and we're only up to 4 miles. Eight more miles to go! Back on the road. Anybody think somebody will get some big air here? Hauling hiney down through here: Whew! Man, too fast! How about a little virgin single track to slow it down? Back on the road again shortly: Forum rules don't allow more pics. See all of them here:http://www.georgiaoffroad.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=34155 Flyer here: http://www.setra.org/PDF/08-09%20Flyers/09%20Cracker%20flyer%2012-09-08.pdf Morning riders 3 laps, about 35 miles. Afternoon riders 5 laps, about 59 miles. Hope we get some rain this week. That'll make that sand just absolutely perfect. I think I'm going to go rest now. I'm pooped. Ya'll have fun.
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    Enduro Restart Question

    They were not Nationals, but Joey Hopkins "zeroed" more than one enduro in the Florida Trail Riders enduro series years ago. He had a perfect score, no late minutes and came in at :30 into his minute at every tie-breaker check.
  6. These pics are shown in the order in which they were taken as I GPS mapped the course on Feb. 7. Course is 11.8 miles. Right after the start, you go through a short pine thicket, then cross the road and hit this: Then go up toward the MX track: Cut across the back of the MX track, then back to this: Then some of this: Then into the woods for some of this: And some of this: Then back out on the road for some more of this: Back in the woods for this: And this: Back on the road: Back in the woods: Back on the road: Back in the woods, few small whoops here (gotta have a few): Back on the road: Back in the woods: Little more woods. Good grief! All that, and we're only up to 4 miles. Eight more miles to go! Back on the road. Anybody think somebody will get some big air here? Hauling hiney down through here: Whew! Man, too fast! How about a little virgin single track to slow it down? Back on the road again shortly: I had more pics, but forum rules don't allow it. Get a flyer here: http://www.setra.org/PDF/08-09%20Flyers/09%20Cracker%20flyer%2012-09-08.pdf Morning riders 3 laps, about 35 miles. Afternoon riders 5 laps, about 59 miles. Hope we get some rain this week. That'll make that sand just absolutely perfect. I think I'm going to go rest now. I'm pooped. Ya'll have fun.
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    Feds Ban Sale Of

    This is real. It is not a joke. However, our federal government is a joke. Feb. 9, 2009 is the last day you can buy a new or even used kid-size motorcycle or atv. What will be next? http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=13413 From the Motorcycle Industry Council http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=13414
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    Feds Ban Sale Of

    This is real. It is not a joke. However, our federal government is a joke. Feb. 9, 2009 is the last day you can buy a new or even used kid-size motorcycle or atv. What will be next? http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=13413 From the Motorcycle Industry Council http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=13414
  9. A seven time AMA National Champion and ten time International Six Day Enduro Gold Medalist (more than any other American ever, even the great Malcolm Smith) will be our guest at the Family Fun Ride. He will sign autographs on his posters and your event t-shirts and hats from 8 - 10 a.m. He will go on the Ride of Champions trail ride with the top five fund raisers. He might even do some bench racing and tell of some of his adventures around the world during a rest stop during the Ride of Champions. How cool would that be? Guess who? Come to the event and see. www.familyfunride.com
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    Doug Henry

    http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=490703
  11. Well, here it is, the highlight of my off-road riding every year, the Family Fun Trail Ride. If I had to choose every summer between this and going to Colorado, I would choose this. It's scheduled for Sunday, May 4, 2008 at Aonia Pass Off-Road Park near Washington, GA. Who?, What?, Where?, When?, Why?, How Much?, How Far?, How long to get there?, What road do I take? (click on the map), all answered at our newly refurbished web site explaining all about it: http://www.familyfunride.com/ FREE LUNCH! If you plan to bring children (at least 6 years old, under 18 years old) to ride for whom you are not the parent or legal guardian, please read this page: http://www.familyfunride.com/rules.htm and download these forms and have them signed by both parents and notarized: http://www.amadirectlink.com/organizers/resources/forms/Releases/OffRoadMINOR.pdf Not notarized = no ride I hate to see a child disappointed by not being allowed to ride. Gotta do the paperwork in advance if Mom or Dad are not going to be there. Uncle Bob can't sign for Dad. The ride will be AMA sanctioned this year, but AMA membership is not required to ride. However, proof of AMA membership will get you a gift courtesy of Scott USA. For a report on last year's event, look here: http://www.georgiaoffroad.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22214 During the recent GNCC race at Aonia, our trail blazer, the famous Don Lilley, was in the woods marking our "secret" trails (not before or after the race, during the race). This property is only open for trail riding for six special events each year. The Family Fun Ride is one of the six events. If you want to know why we do it, besides being so much fun, well, it's hard to tell the whole story here. Watch the video here: http://www.dreamhouseforkids.org/index.html Laura Moore, the founder and leader of the Dream House is one incredible woman. I am in awe of what she has done. She has changed the laws of Georgia to get the bureaucracy out of her way so she could help these children. She was chosen as ABC News Person of the Week. (wait for the 20 sec. ad to finish, then watch the video) http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=2774657 And I personally know of one beautiful little girl who would not be alive today without her. Oh, by the way, we are going to give away a brand new Yamaha motorcycle at the event! I have also heard we have some goggles autographed by some famous supercross pro stars. And we're working on some other stuff. The minimum donation to ride is $35 and the minumum donation to have a chance at winning the motorcycle is $150. It's not hard to ask 10 friends to sponsor your ride for $15 each. If you tell them the story, you will be surprised how quickly it will come. You can download a flyer here: http://www.familyfunride.com/2008flyer.pdf Here are the trails: You can download a brochure about the Dream House to take on your fundraising trip around the neighborhood here: http://www.dreamhouseforkids.org/pdf/dhpamphlet.pdf So, get busy raising some money and bring it with you to the ride. If you cannot attend, please help us by making a donation here: http://www.active.com/donate/familyfunride Other volunteer groups put on concerts and dances and golf tournaments and wine tastings to help the Dream House, but over the past five years, the motorcycle community has raised more than any other group. Let's keep it that way! Our primary financial sponsor in prior years was not able to help us any at all this year, so any help you can give would be most appreciated. Of course I can never anticipate every question, so ask away.
  12. You are cordially invited to attend a fun, feel-good event, the Family Fun Trail Ride, on Sunday, May 6, 2007 at Aonia Pass Off-Road Park in Washington, GA. Get a flyer here: http://dreamhouse.dyndns.org/Rules%2...Ride_flyer.pdf For this event, we will have 11.5 miles of great marked trails. We put up 1300 arrows on Saturday, 4/28. About 4 miles of the trail will be ATV wide for all to ride, and about 5 more miles will be easy, kid friendly single track. Another 2.5 miles will be a special “expert only” loop. The expert loop will include some technical riding and some water crossings. The trails at Aonia Pass are only open a few days each year for special events. Some of the trails used for the Family Fun Trail Ride are only used for this one annual event. All riders must be at least 6 years old. Minors must have waivers signed on site by parents or notarized in advance. We also will have a half mile pee-wee track in the field. The entire pee-wee track will be visible by Mom & Dad standing nearby. We will have pee-wee track marshals to pick up any who topple over and radio-equipped trail marshals continuously riding the trails. We will also have an EMT crew on site all day. This event will benefit the Dream House for Medically Fragile Children. Learn more about it here: http://www.dreamhouseforkids.org/. The Dream House was started in Lilburn, GA by Laura Moore, a pediatric nurse in Atlanta hospitals for 20 years. There are hundreds of children in the foster care system in GA with severe medical conditions and no family to care for them. The state puts them in the hospital or senior nursing homes to live, alone. Laura has chosen as her life’s work to rescue these children and place them in a home environment. I don’t know if you believe in angels of mercy walking here on this earth, but I am convinced that there is at least one. Some others agree. Laura was chosen as a finalist for the Volvo for Life award http://www.volvoforlifeawards.com/cg...ros/index.html and as the ABC World News Person of the Week http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=2774677&page=1. Go to your friends and neighbors and tell them you are riding to help some children in a tough situation, and ask them to sponsor your ride for $5 or $10. Bring the donations you collect and come enjoy the ride. We will provide a nice lunch and some great riding. The minimum donation requested to ride is $35. Everyone who collects at least $150 will get a chance to go home with a brand new motorcycle! See the flyer. Also the top five fund raisers will get to ride with 17 time SE&TRA hare scramble & enduro champion Allen Gravitt and Russell Bobbitt, current AMA National Enduro Champion and International Six Day Enduro Jr. Team WORLD CHAMPION. Come to the Family Fun Trail Ride. You have my personal guarantee that you will not regret it. If any of you would be willing to volunteer for a portion of the ride day, please contact Sam Shaw (sam_shaw@mindspring.com) before May 4th.
  13. …needs workers who want to earn SETRA championship points. Prior to January 20, contact one of the following: Greg Luther (678-576-9464 gluther@jsace.com) Frank Anello (404-964-1011 frank.anello@delta.com) Bill Watkins (404-373-3447 huskybill@aol.com) Don’t wait until a week before the race. It will be too late then. There will be several improvements to the course this year. We bypassed the swamp. It was an interesting challenge, but not fun for some, so it’s out. We replaced approximately 2.5 miles of ‘dozer-wide trail with new single track trail. There will still be plenty of wide passing areas, but also a little more single track for those who like dodging trees to outrun the others. Last year, morning race lap times were 22:30 for 10 miles. That’s a 27 mph average, pretty fast. We moved the start area closer to the parking lot. It is also much wider for more room on the starting line. Remember, this is a sand course. Rain only makes it better. Last year it rained on Saturday morning, and the course was perfect. The owners graded down the whoops you made last year, and it is ready to go again. I know, we make jokes every year about grading down the whoops at some of the places we race, but here, they actually do it! We aim to please. Again this year, we will have radio operators from the Amateur Radio Club of Augusta on the course. Last year we had at least one radio every mile. That means you will be seeing a radio operator every 2-1/2 to 3 minutes. Tell them if a rider is injured. We will have the course mapped with a GPS and all the mile markers entered as waypoints. We will have EMTs mounted in a Mule loaned to us by our friends at Aiken Motorcycle Sales in Aiken, SC. Last year our response time to reach an injured rider was five minutes. Oil your throttle cable, snug up your helmet strap and we’ll see you on Feb. 4. Look here for the flyer: http://www.setra.org/PDF/06-07%20Flyers/07Crackerflyer.pdf Georgia Crackers Motorcycle Club
  14. I am the Treasurer of the club. I have been a member for the past 14 years.
  15. Dream House 500 A 500 km (300 mile) Sport Tour and a 400 km (250 mile) Adventure Tour Alpharetta, GA - Saturday, October 7 We are pleased to announce the Second Annual Dream House 500, a special sport touring and adventure touring motorcycle event to be held Saturday, October 7, 2006. The AMA sanctioned ride will start and finish at the Honda Rider Education Center in Alpharetta, GA. Three complimentary meals will be included in the day's activities. A continental breakfast will be served during morning registration. Lunch will be catered on the shore of a north Georgia lake with live music entertainment. The evening meal will be followed by very nice prizes, including a $1,000 motorcycle accessory gift certificate. Also included are $1,200 worth of riding gear from our friend Paul Wright at 1888FASTLAP.COM, including a riding jacket, a helmet and several pair of riding gloves. The sport touring route will be 500 km (300 miles), all on the pavement, on some of the most spectacular roads in this country. The adventure touring route, for those who like a little dirt on their tires, will be 400 km (250 miles). Please join us and our presenting sponsor, Maxxis Tires, for a special event for a special cause. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Dream House for Medically Fragile Children, headquartered in Lilburn, GA. http://www.dreamhouseforkids.org/ The minimum donation requested is $100 per rider and $50 per passenger. Details of the event are at http://www.visian.nu/dh500/ An event flyer and registration form is at http://www.visian.nu/dh500/registration.pdf Registration in advance is recommended. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. Riders' meeting at 7:15 a.m. Riders depart at 7:30 a.m. Call 770-923-1685 for more information. Sam Shaw Chairman, Organizing Committee Dream House 500 PS: On Saturday, 9/16, two of us did the pre-ride to check the route sheet for the Dream House 500 Adventure Tour . The weather was perfect and we had a great time. It rained last Wednesday, so there was very little mud and very little dust. We rode the route on a 650 V-Strom and a Cagiva Gran Canyon. We tallied up 181 miles of twisty pavement and 70 miles of dirt (404 km total). The lunch spot is a beautiful site: nice picnic pavilion, shade trees, grass, babbling brook, and the lake. We just didn't get the catered lunch planned for the event. The ride took us 9 hrs 50 minutes, including the lunch stop and two breaks. 8 hrs 14 minutes in the saddle. The Trail Boss is going to edit the route to shorten it a little. We don't want anybody to be late for the steak dinner at the finish. It will be a very nice ride.
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