RTR Rally 2018

Discussion in 'Events, & Meetings' started by Wayne, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    Ok, the Provincial Parks website lists Chance Cove as totally unserviced camping. What they don't list is the dates for the parks opening... I know the reservation system does not start til the end of the month, but you would think they would have the parks dates up. At least I just found out that I get a 35% discount on vehicle and camping starting the 2nd week of June lol... age may have a few benefits after all.
     
  2. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I might be wrong but I think the parks open the weekend before the May 24 weekend. But Chance Cove technically is always open :p
     
  3. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I camped down there a few years ago
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  4. sleepyhead65

    sleepyhead65 Member

    I dont know the rules on this at all but Cape Race might be another possibility.
     
  5. sleepyhead65

    sleepyhead65 Member

    They usually gate it at the entrance and it opens around Victoria day.
     
  6. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    this is correct
     
  7. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    I stayed at Sandbanks a couple of years ago. Beautiful spot but campground was full of RVs running VERY loud generators. Diminished the experience! Ride down to Burgeo was interesting but the highway was pretty rough. I would go again.
     
  8. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    Barachoise Pond is a nicer campground... especially the deeper in campsites... possibility of day trips to Burgeo and back and also Rose Blanche and back.
    Weekends are the worse for those damn generators.
     
  9. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    That is another park I haven’t stayed in yet Jim. Had a ride around it last year and it had some pretty camp sites on the pond.
     
  10. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Butterpot park is usually very crowded/noisy, reminds me of the Avalon Mall parking lot. Gushue's Park the last time I was there they never had any tent campsites, rather they turned everything into trailer sites and looks like a permanent trailer park. Frenchman's cove is a nice spot and some nice riding, but it is a little out of the way for some. Lockston park is a great spot, small, quiet, lots of great riding and eating. New World Island is great also and a little more centralized for all.
     
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Here as well could the person who thought up doing a July event please think up a new name. I started the Skibum Soirée event in ‘09 and I am bringing it back. To call the July event a soirée leaves way to much room for confusion. Thanks.
     
  12. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Want us to rename the Kelligrews Soiree too?
     
  13. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    Of course as a bike group we may not live up to the standards of the definition.

    soiree
    A soiree is an elegant evening gathering, usually at someone's home. The jeans and t-shirt you wear to a regular party won't cut it — a soiree requires far fancier attire.

    Soiree, pronounced "swah-RAY," is a French word. Soir means "evening" in French, and soiree is literally an "evening party." But this is no Super Bowl party with potato chips and people slouching in easy chairs — a soiree is an elegant affair. Though often held in someone's house, people dress up. There may be music provided by a classical pianist or a jazz combo and fancy food.


    May I suggest borrowing something from chorus of the Kelligrew's Soiree song?
    Might be fitting:
    The Crackie's Teeth Soiree
    Should be no confusion then.
     
  14. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    and that being said, I did get to ride with attendees last year but technically did not attend and hope to correct that this year.
     
  15. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Wow, you lot have no imagination!
     
  16. Gregg J.

    Gregg J. Member

    Murph had suggested a ride down the Burin Pen. and possible camping in Frenchmans Cove. So far, I have not regretted a second following behind Murph as his suggestions for rides have taken me to some AWESOME spots across the island as well as up along! The loop down there hugs the coast, no doubt some spectacular views!
     
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  17. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    The only time I tried to ride the Burin it was raining and solid fog. If I am on the island that weekend, I could be up for trying it again and camping at Frenchman's Cove.
     
  18. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    I agree the possibility exists for a weather disaster but such is life on the island. The sideroads and the scenery of the south coast is stunning on a sunny day. Not so much in the fog.
     
  19. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Was the Julymeet Gregg’s idea? Why not call it Gregg’s RTR Campout or some such thin?
     
  20. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Actually it was Sleepyheads idea IIRC.
     

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