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Title: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on June 05, 2019, 06:21:05 PM
WHEN: September 14th (Pickup rides on Friday!)
WHERE: Canning Creek Cove Group Site S3 - Council Grove, KS (https://goo.gl/maps/gtViVRaqzbwEGZiR8)
WHAT: Flint Hills Stampede Ride!
Primary Organizer: Pixurethis (http://www.backroads.bike/board/index.php?action=profile;u=33)
Helping Hands: Nick Bright (http://www.backroads.bike/board/index.php?action=profile;u=3)

RIDE HQ: Canning Creek Cove Group Site S3 UPDATED - We have upgraded to site S3!
Please respect State Park rules and keep all vehicles off the grass. The park needs to be preserved for all visitors, in addition to being illegal. There's plenty of room for bikes in the parking area.

GROUP CAMPING: Available Friday and Saturday night at Group Site S3. There are 8 16 back-in RV slots, 8 are claimed already! If you would like an RV spot (truck & trailer or actual RV) please post in this thread so that we can let people know when it's full.

The site is right next to a restroom and shower; in addition to having a covered pavilion, electricity, and water. Tons of room for tents.

The campsite has a total cost of $160 $280. It is not required, but if you're camping and could contribute to covering the cost of the campsite, it would help out Marc & Nick in covering the expense.
Group Site Update: RV Spots - 8 of 16 claimed. UPDATE: WAY more 4-wheel parking on S3! Plenty of room now!

RV Spots are all spoken for. I just checked and the park is almost completely booked up. The only sites showing available on recreation.gov are Site 27 and Site 28, other than walk-in only sites 01-07 & 22-26.

If you haven't posted in the thread about truck/trailer, etc please do not plan on having parking available. If you would like to come, need truck parking, and have not posted yet, please post. If there are enough additional RV and Trucks, we can try to push through an upgrade on the site. Site Upgraded to S3!

There is still a good amount LOT of room for bikes and tents!

Saturday Breakfast:Breakfast burritos will be provided Saturday morning by CMA (http://www.cmausa.org/get_involved/). Thank you CMA!
Please vote in the poll on this thread to mark your attendance, and if you're bringing more people let us know so that the CMA volunteers can bring the right amount of food to feed everybody, and avoid waste!

Ride Leaders:

Area Accommodations:

Camping:

Lodging:

Food:
Group Camp Cookout on Friday and Saturday nights. I'll bring charcoal, plates, and forks; you bring whatever you'd like to cook up for supper.
Local Market: Ray's Apple Market (https://goo.gl/maps/QqUn3dSDNNZYhh8F9)

Eats in town:

Emergency Medical Facilities: Available - Morris County Hospital (http://mrcohosp.com/)
Title: Re: 2019 Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on June 05, 2019, 06:28:25 PM
Thanks for posting this Nick, hope can make it with the new KTM.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Roger Baugh on June 06, 2019, 08:02:22 AM
Dang .... will be in Moab, UT on that day enjoying slickrock and canyons. Need help with graphics, promos?

Best, Roger
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on June 06, 2019, 03:56:37 PM
Dang .... will be in Moab, UT on that day enjoying slickrock and canyons. Need help with graphics, promos?

Best, Roger

Any way that you'd like to help, I'm sure would be welcome. "Many hands make light work" as they say!

Also, :envious: Moab! I hear it's really really fun and beautiful. I hope to go there some day.
Title: Re: 2019 Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on June 06, 2019, 04:03:30 PM
Thanks for posting this Nick, hope can make it with the new KTM.

Reviewed my plans and I have it set. Will be there with my new Austrian dame :)

I am planning on camping out at the lake currently.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Harvey Mushman on July 09, 2019, 01:45:10 PM
Any more data on the routes, particularly the "Fast & Hard" route. Any single or two track or mainly gravel? Is the ride leader Derek of the Garnett Safari fame? LOL!
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Phil Denk on July 23, 2019, 01:51:05 PM
I'll lead a scenic ride if needed.....................
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on July 24, 2019, 11:22:37 AM
Thanks Phil, that would be great. My route will be mostly minimum maintenance roads, at least as many as I can find in one route.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Kingrider on July 24, 2019, 03:40:54 PM
CMA would like to provide a light breakfast Saturday morning. To help my turn around time between breakfast and getting ready to ride I think we will forgo biscuits and gravy this year. Also, over the last few years we have had orange juice but it goes virtually untouched. So, I think we will skip it as well.

We have discussed breakfast burrito's. I would pre-make them (sausage, eggs, potatoes, onions, cheese) and then have them wrapped in aluminum foil. They would be pretty easy to warm up in a roaster in the morning. Whatever isn't eaten will go right back in the cooler. We'll also have coffee, water and some fruit.

What I need is some feedback on the plan; how many burrito's a person may eat??
Most of all how many people will likely eat something??
Completing the survey would help us with planning numbers.

Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: will_kc on July 25, 2019, 08:24:41 AM
Are we going to try and stay in a block of sites at Canning Creek?
If so, what site numbers are already reserved?  I wanted to get my reservation in, but did not want to end up on the opposite end of the camp ground.

Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on July 26, 2019, 11:51:03 AM
Iím looking at getting one of the group sites at canning creek. Most likely the small one. Would be nice if others help pay for it. This it is $80 per night.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on July 26, 2019, 12:00:54 PM
Ok I just reserved the canning creek spot for up to 40 people and 16 vehicles. I know Iíll be in my RV in a spot. We have it from Friday the 13th to Sunday the 15th. Anyone that wants to bring a RV or tent can camp there. Again, would like some help with the cost of the spot. Cost me $160. Please let me know who would like to camp there so I have an idea.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on August 14, 2019, 02:37:02 PM
September 14th is the 2019 stampede at Council Grove,Kansas. There will be a scenic, and a small bike routes. I have reserved the S-2 group campsite at Canning Creek, this has up to 16 stops with 40 people. Iíd like to see if I could get the people that want to camp help pay for it, maybe $10 per night ?CMA and Mike Bright will be serving breakfast at the campsite. There are a couple of hotels in town also.  I plan on doing the small bike route for Saturday, it will be about 127 miles with a gas/ food stop in Cottonwood Falls.  Maybe Sunday morning will plan a ride to Box Turtle road,as Iíve never been there.
Hope to see you all there for our event.
Marc
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: ksucoach83 on August 14, 2019, 03:23:44 PM
Being a college student, scheduled events can be hard sometimes.

My hope is that I'll ride my Little Red Pig (CRF250L) down and camp/ride.

Is camping Friday and Saturday?
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on August 14, 2019, 11:19:57 PM
Being a college student, scheduled events can be hard sometimes.

My hope is that I'll ride my Little Red Pig (CRF250L) down and camp/ride.

Is camping Friday and Saturday?

Yes, we'll have the group site for Friday and Saturday.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: SLGGR on August 16, 2019, 09:29:42 AM
myself and hopefully a few others will be showing up.   Be glad to pitch in for the camp site, hopefully at least 3 of us.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on August 16, 2019, 12:57:17 PM
Thanks, look forward to having you all.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: ramkas on August 18, 2019, 05:33:36 PM
I am in. It would be me with my bike in my truck. Happy to share in the cost.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: MDavidB on August 18, 2019, 06:27:33 PM
I plan to be there. Just me, my truck, 690 Enduro and a tent. I am happy to pitch in for the cost of the camp ground. Let me know if I need to do anything to reserve a spot.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: ksucoach83 on August 19, 2019, 07:47:08 AM
Are there many possible spots to pitch a hammock?

Planning on packing everything on my crf250l......hammock seems like the best option unless there's no trees
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on August 19, 2019, 04:45:17 PM
There should be places for you to have your  Hamic there.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on August 19, 2019, 04:48:10 PM
There shouldnít  be anything you have to do before hand. Just show up. I only see about 20 or so people coming so room should fine.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Jonestheadventurer on August 19, 2019, 08:44:44 PM
Iíll be there! Excited to meet folks and have a good ride. Happy to pitch in for camping. Iíll only be there Friday night and plan to sleep in the bed of the truck.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on August 20, 2019, 06:33:14 AM
Jones, you arenít staying for the ride on Saturday ?
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: drjack on August 20, 2019, 01:41:02 PM
I'll be there Marc and will need an RV spot if one is still available, happy to pay for it.
Me and my wife in the RV, just me for breakfast Saturday. She won't be riding, just hanging out with our dog. If you're doing primarily the same route as the Roundup I'll probably do the scenic route this time, haven't really seen much of the Flint Hills yet.
Take care,
Jack
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: will_kc on August 22, 2019, 03:23:20 PM
Mark,
Add another to the rider list (klr650).
Driving my truck with bike trailer.
Camping also.
I should be there early Friday to catch an impromptu ride.
Bill

Guys the last time we were there the water was TERRIBLE (hard as a rock)... bring a few gallons with you.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on August 22, 2019, 06:59:10 PM
Group Camp Update:

RVs slots - THREE claimed
Truck & Trailer - two mentions in thread - depending on parking & other RV's these may need to claim an RV slot. If so, there are THREE remaining RV stalls.
Trucks - 3 mentions in thread

There are 8 total back in stalls and '16 vehicles' - I don't think the park will give us any trouble about the bikes being 'more than 16', so I'm figuring 16 cages - so far we've got 8 mentioned in the thread, so the group site is about half full for parking at this point.

There is PLENTY of room for tents - if you're riding in and tent camping, you WILL have a spot!
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Kingrider on August 23, 2019, 08:36:36 PM
Evening all,
Becky and I will be there. We are going to haul the bikes in on a trailer. So; 1 pickup and trailer and 2 bikes.
Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: hbadventure on August 26, 2019, 03:44:48 PM
Marc, we will have at least 5 bikes for sure, maybe 7 from Garnett. If the weather sounds appealing we will actually camp (insert comments here about me camping) But if they are not perfect we will find a hotel/b&B.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Lee on August 26, 2019, 07:19:01 PM
I'll be there with a tent so I'll help with the cost. I'm trying to get one more rider to come
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Rob Holt on August 26, 2019, 09:37:51 PM
I'll begin the with a camper, if there are still spots available.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on August 26, 2019, 10:25:13 PM
I'll begin the with a camper, if there are still spots available.

At current count there are 5 RV spots open, I'll count you for one - leaving four spots.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Phil Denk on August 27, 2019, 10:06:11 AM
Marc, I'll need an RV site or will share a site. (Just need a 110 outlet.)
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on August 27, 2019, 11:27:36 AM
Not a problem Phil, we will find a place for u. Thanks for everyone helping to fill the spots and the rides. So far the long range weather forecast looks good, looks like the hot weather will be gone, so camping should be perfect. Thanks again.
Marc.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Dow on August 27, 2019, 06:53:30 PM
Iíll be riding down and pitching a tent. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on August 28, 2019, 10:39:20 AM
Three RV spots remaining. Thanks for posting so we can keep track!
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: ste610ve on August 28, 2019, 06:38:48 PM
Marc, I'll need an RV site or will share a site. (Just need a 110 outlet.)
Phils got one of those "mini toy-haulers" I need me one of those too! I'm 90% I can make it, really want to, but some things in flux that might dictate otherwise. If i do make it looking forward to a good campfire, do we need to bring some wood?  If everyone driving could bring a little we would be in good shape I bet. 
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Dneal76 on August 28, 2019, 10:20:51 PM
What time will the rides begin? I maybe able to drive over Saturday morning.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on August 30, 2019, 05:29:48 PM
We should be starting at about 9am.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: PhilB on August 30, 2019, 08:19:35 PM
I am binging my truck and camper, i see there are 3 spots left. if no power, i have a quiet generator
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on August 31, 2019, 01:24:44 PM
There is water and power at the side. Two RV spots remaining.

If i do make it looking forward to a good campfire, do we need to bring some wood?  If everyone driving could bring a little we would be in good shape I bet.

When I camped at a regular site last year I noticed a fire ring at every camp site. I am not certain how many the group site will have but it looks like there's one per RV stall when I look at it on Google Maps, as well as one by the shelter.

Generally there isn't wood available at the lake, so yes, people would need to bring wood for a campfire.

Maybe a few of the truck/trailer folks could toss a bundle in the back and we'll all share? There would probably be a place in town to buy some wood as well - I've been known to bungee a bundle to the back of my bike a time or two.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 02, 2019, 02:44:04 PM
I should be there early Friday to catch an impromptu ride.

I am planning on riding up Thursday after work, and I'll be riding Friday. My plan is to ride my planned Saturday route for inspection to check for anything too muddy etc.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: bigo on September 02, 2019, 05:16:57 PM
I would like one of the RV sites.  We will be arriving Friday with our motor home. Probably in the morning.  Do we just take an open spot?
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Kertl on September 03, 2019, 06:17:01 PM
Are there any rv spots left? If so Iíll be there with a camper.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 03, 2019, 06:39:06 PM
BigO and Kertl have claimed the last two RV spots.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 03, 2019, 06:41:44 PM
I would like one of the RV sites.  We will be arriving Friday with our motor home. Probably in the morning.  Do we just take an open spot?

I'll be around Friday morning to coordinate, but I'm going for a ride Friday to check my router for Saturday; probably want to leave by 10ish or so.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 03, 2019, 07:03:29 PM
ALL FOUR WHEEL PARKING IS NOW FULL See update later in thread!

I just checked and the park is almost completely booked up. The only sites showing available on recreation.gov are Site 27 and Site 28, other than walk-in only sites 01-07 & 22-26.

It *MAY* be possible to upgrade from site S2 to site S3, which doubles the parking - but also costs almost twice as much ($140/night), but this is a pretty last minute change and I'm not sure that we can accommodate the change. Upgraded!

We clearly underestimated the turnout!

At this point if you haven't posted in the thread about truck/trailer,etc please do not plan on having parking available. If you would like to come, need parking, and have not posted yet, please post. If there are enough additional RV and Trucks, we can try to push through an upgrade on the site.


RV Spots are claimed for:

Truck or Truck & Trailer Parking Claimed for:

I have to call it full there because we need to save room for bikes, and the parking area is not very big (https://goo.gl/maps/ByeGpHCCxStuRF298)!
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: ste610ve on September 04, 2019, 07:10:09 AM
I am planning to drive my truck with my bike in the back and set up my truck tent in the back of the truck, no hookups needed. I think this is the same area we have used in the past at CG and then we just parked the vehicles that didn't have a dedicated stall on the grass just off the gravel, I assumed that would be acceptable this time but maybe not?
I know park ranger opinions can vary.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 04, 2019, 09:58:29 AM
I am planning to drive my truck with my bike in the back and set up my truck tent in the back of the truck, no hookups needed. I think this is the same area we have used in the past at CG and then we just parked the vehicles that didn't have a dedicated stall on the grass just off the gravel, I assumed that would be acceptable this time but maybe not?
I know park ranger opinions can vary.

It is absolutely not permitted to park on the grass, per the park rangers.

The gravel parking area is about 60x60 measuring from google earth. I think we can squeeze Burts' trailer and your truck Steve.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: ste610ve on September 04, 2019, 10:24:58 AM
I am planning to drive my truck with my bike in the back and set up my truck tent in the back of the truck, no hookups needed. I think this is the same area we have used in the past at CG and then we just parked the vehicles that didn't have a dedicated stall on the grass just off the gravel, I assumed that would be acceptable this time but maybe not?
I know park ranger opinions can vary.

It is absolutely not permitted to park on the grass, per the park rangers.

The gravel parking area is about 60x60 measuring from google earth. I think we can squeeze Burts' trailer and your truck Steve.

Got it, stay off the grass, I see that on the first post too, just forgot. Looking at the google map view of the S2 area of Canning creek maybe I'm remembering that there were some parked on the gravel but not in a dedicated stall, that will work. Thanks Nick!
https://www.google.com/maps/@38.691197,-96.531972,128m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/@38.691197,-96.531972,128m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en)
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Sharps-Nut on September 04, 2019, 12:42:20 PM
Planning on attending this ride.   I have never ridden this area and am looking forward to it.   With the camping area full we will probably forgo the camper and try to find a motel for the night as we will be hualing the bikes due to time constraints.   Update us to a camping spot in light of the upgarded group camping.  Glad to pitch in on cost.  Thanks to the folks putting this together and making the upgrade as it will make life easier..  Looking forward to it.  SN
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: hbadventure on September 04, 2019, 01:10:34 PM
Thanks Nick. Kids wanted to camp. Despite my desire to utilize the Cottage Inn. If it is too crowded I can take my 6 bikes and truck/trailer to the hotel. Looks like this is going to be a great stampede! I pray the weather is on our side. Thanks for all you guys do. I might add if anyone is a guitar player, throw one in. I will be bringing a couple for after hours campfire fun.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: drjack on September 05, 2019, 01:22:05 AM
So if the S3 site is still available it would be $280 instead of $160, correct? So $20 a pop if we have 14 people willing to pay? And S3 has sewer hookups available. With the turnout it looks like we'll have that seems easily affordable, if it's possible to switch at this late date. I'm happy to pay whatever I need to, I rarely stay in a campground that's not at least $30 a night.
Jack
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on September 05, 2019, 04:38:37 AM
Iím trying to call today to see if I can upgrade to the s3. Date will be Friday to Sunday. Iíll see what they say.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Harvey Mushman on September 05, 2019, 10:05:18 AM
Myself, and one or two others will be coming but will be in separate vehicles. We will drive in, do the ride and head out afterward, no camping accommodations needed. Is there a place to park up to three vehicles to unload from?  If not can you suggest another location to park at.  Thanks.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on September 05, 2019, 11:38:43 AM
Ok we have site S3.
75 people max 32 vehicles.
Hope this enough for everyone. Price to be  determined the Wednesday before the event.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 05, 2019, 05:47:00 PM
Camping Update

Marc has upgraded the site to S3, which doubles the RV parking and more than doubles truck parking. We should have plenty of room now!

8 of 16 RV stalls are spoken for, and several people have asked after additional spots - please post here if you would like a spot so that I can make sure the count is correct.

Truck & Trailer folks - I think we should be good. There's a lot more parking in S3.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 06, 2019, 02:13:52 PM
Myself, and one or two others will be coming but will be in separate vehicles. We will drive in, do the ride and head out afterward, no camping accommodations needed. Is there a place to park up to three vehicles to unload from?  If not can you suggest another location to park at.  Thanks.

With the upgraded site I expect to have plenty of room for those hauling in just for the day.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Kertl on September 06, 2019, 03:59:11 PM
I canít figure out how to vote in the poll, but Iím coming and previously asked for the last rv site.  What time are you doing the scout ride on Friday? I will come Friday morning if thereís the opportunity to ride. Ken Ertl
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on September 06, 2019, 05:51:17 PM
We have u down Ken, your golden.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on September 06, 2019, 05:58:29 PM
Nick says he wants to start at 10am on Friday morning for his ride. Anyone is welcome.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 06, 2019, 06:00:26 PM
I canít figure out how to vote in the poll, but Iím coming and previously asked for the last rv site.  What time are you doing the scout ride on Friday? I will come Friday morning if thereís the opportunity to ride. Ken Ertl

I didn't have too firm of a plan for Friday, as I'd initially figured I'd be riding alone. I'll plan on leaving at 10AM so that there's a good amount of time for folks to arrive in the morning.

I don't know how long it'll take or when we'll get back to camp, if we find stuff that I need to route around, etc; might need to scout a path. My planned route is about 120 miles.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Phil Denk on September 07, 2019, 11:19:59 AM
I'll be there Friday A.M. and will be pre-riding my track if anyone wants to come along. Basically, riding north to Alma and then east and west from there. Putting together an easy track for those who just like a nice ride in the country. Posted on Facebook to get a head count of those who will be taking the scenic ride...........
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Sharps-Nut on September 07, 2019, 01:57:45 PM
Will there be any gps tracks available for this ride or strickly follow the leader?   Should arrive early enough friday to get to do some scouting of the flinthills and truly excited to be on this ride.   
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 08, 2019, 05:20:02 PM
Ill post my track later when I get home.

You can ride whatever you want, if you'd like to go do your own thing that's fine too.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 08, 2019, 10:11:50 PM
Here is my planned route, which I am going to check Friday. May have course correctionw, especially if it rains.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: westtek on September 09, 2019, 11:47:44 AM
Is the ride with the gpx file the scenic ride? Will you be able to have a route card for it?
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Sharps-Nut on September 09, 2019, 12:51:44 PM
Thanks for the gps file Nick.   I am all in favor of following a group leader just do not want to slow down a group ride gawking at all the "new to me" sights. 
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 09, 2019, 01:28:00 PM
Is the ride with the gpx file the scenic ride? Will you be able to have a route card for it?

Phil Dink is leading the Scenic ride, though it sounds we're heading in the same direction. The GPX file I posted is for the ride I'll be leading.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: low gear on September 09, 2019, 02:59:59 PM
The wife and I will be there for the weekend festivities. Please save me an RV site for my truck and trailer, Friday and Sat night.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on September 09, 2019, 06:35:00 PM
I may or may not be able to attend this one- i probably wont know until thursday or friday night. I'll just haul up for the day early in the morning, ride, then haul back.

Nick, Marc - do you guys plan to have a tip jar or anything like that, for donations for the camping spot costs?  I'll throw some bucks your way for sure.

And for those who were asking-  maybe we'll do a hard/fast loop next year.. I have a little girl who's almost here and I didn't have any time to plan a route.  :)
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 09, 2019, 06:57:35 PM
Nick, Marc - do you guys plan to have a tip jar or anything like that, for donations for the camping spot costs?

Yes, I'll have a lock box available.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 10, 2019, 09:35:37 AM
Campsite Update

A few more takers, if I am counting correctly we are up to 10/16 RV spaces spoken for, and six or eight pickups/trailers. I don't think there will be any problem with parking availability now that we have the larger site, and there should be plenty of room for folks who show up that may not have posted here.

I see that the poll has gone up from 26 to 30 since my last email, though I'm not seeing any more +1's in the thread - by my count we have approximately 42 riders coming, plus whomever may come that didn't post here. Should be a nice group!
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Creekside on September 11, 2019, 07:33:39 AM
I am planning on being there Sat & Sunday, have a truck and just sleep in the back.  I'll ride the min maint one and can lead Sunday, got some tracks going west full of min maint stuff.   Thanks for planning this!
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on September 11, 2019, 08:33:41 AM
NO ONE CAN RIDE ON BOX TURTLE ROAD. THIS IS FROM THE LAND OWNER HIMSELF.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 11, 2019, 11:44:13 AM
NO ONE CAN RIDE ON BOX TURTLE ROAD. THIS IS FROM THE LAND OWNER HIMSELF.

Sounds like the county abandoned it? That's too bad. It was a fun road.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: SLGGR on September 11, 2019, 12:54:19 PM
Box turtle wasn't what it once was anyway.   Just rode out there 2 weekends ago and with that last rain there are A LOT of really washed out roads and deep ruts.   Roads I used to be able to blast down are now a bit more challenging on my mid sized/big bike.   Rode my skid plate quite a bit on the last ride where no ruts used to be present.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: CliffUp2 on September 11, 2019, 11:59:31 PM
I'll lead a scenic ride if needed.....................
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Phil Denk on September 12, 2019, 01:41:17 PM
Scenic Ride track is posted on Facebook............................
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on September 12, 2019, 04:13:05 PM
Thanks Phil, Iím sure your ride will be awesome.


So it looks like $10 a head for the people camping will cover my cost and what ever is left will go to Mike Bright and the CMA. Have we have to thank him for our breakfast. Thanks for all that plan on coming. Should be some really good riding this weekend.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 12, 2019, 06:11:35 PM
I was going to ride up tonight, but I'd rather have dry boots tomorrow!

Will head up in the morning unless the rain dries up by 8pm, which doesn't look likely. Still planning on riding tomorrow!
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 13, 2019, 05:59:21 AM
Had some alarms at work to resolve before I could get going. Will probably arrive closer to 10am.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: SLGGR on September 13, 2019, 09:53:44 AM
Myself and another will be riding in later tonight, can't leave the Topeka area until 6:00PM.   Was going to get muddy on the way there but our ETD continues to get pushed back so we'll likely just ride pavement unfortunately and get there to set up before it's too dark.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: ste610ve on September 13, 2019, 10:53:51 AM
That four letter word "work" may thwart my plans to make it this year. If so I want to be sure to contribute to the camping fund since I was part of the need to upgrade so please send me a pm where I can send it if you don't see me this weekend, if I'm there I will find you with the payment.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: ramkas on September 13, 2019, 11:10:06 AM
Still coming but I will be hauling in Saturday morning.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Kingrider on September 19, 2019, 08:53:34 PM
To all my Backroads friends that attended the Stampede. We had a great time. Marc and Nick, you guys did a great job putting the event together, thank you.
So, there was a collection box out to help pay for the group camp site. Any extra funds were donated to CMA. I just wanted to say - thank you for the very generous donations. Becky and I serve because that what Christ calls us to do. We enjoy doing it. The extra funds that we received went directly to the one fund raising effort that CMA does each year. It's called Run for the Son. I talked about it a bit around camp. But I wanted to share a link with everyone so you could get more information if you wanted.
http://www.cmausa.org/run-for-the-son/
 
Again, thank you all. We had a great time.
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Sharps-Nut on September 20, 2019, 07:55:03 AM
Thanks to all who had a hand in putting on this years stampede.   It was something I have tried to make for several years but always got sidetracked.   This was my brother and I's first time riding the flinthills, wow very good track, ideal weather and most important friendly people.   Thank you all very much for making a couple new faces feel welcome.   We usually ride in Missouri because we all know Kansas is flat right with no scenery right?      Great event, great people, great scenery and roads.     Thank you all and hope to make it again next year. 
Title: Re: 2019 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on September 21, 2019, 09:00:31 PM
Glad everyone had a great time, Good to see you putting the extra money to a good cause Mike and Becky, so glad to have you both there. Enjoyed it myself, with always new people to meet and ride with.
Marc