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Wilberforce 2011

12656 Views 112 Replies 21 Participants Last post by  Strompin Tom
Update:

Wilberforce is ON!

Please call Mike and Allison at 1-705-448-1395 for a reservation. They will also need to know how many are coming so that they can plan the BBQ.

I'l be showing up Saturday evening, likely around 8pm, but would expect that most of you would come Friday night.

Mike and Allison will need to have a head count for the BBQ, I don't recall what they charged last year but everyone thought it was well worth the money! Try and save soem food for me!


..Tom


Hi all,

Since the 2010 thread was resuscitated and people have been asking about the 2011 Wilberforce meet I figured I should start a current thread.

I am heading out for a ride to the Grand Canyon starting Friday, Sept 2nd. I'm actually heading to the meet in Ohio first and leaving from there. I won't be back until September 18th or 19th. By the time I am back I will have used all my vacation time this year. I'm not entitled to another Saturday off so odds are I wouldn't be able to be there on the Saturday if we go ahead with it. I could come up after work on the Saturday and join you all for the BBQ and if anyone is around on the Sunday I would be happy to head out for a ride with you.

Mike and Allison, who own the Wilberforce camp, are happy to have it again and prepare a BBQ. I propose that the weekend of October 1st and 2nd be the date. It will likely be very cold at night but for me it doesnt' matter and I'll be sleeping in my tent.

So if it is to go ahead, we would need a couple of volunteers to organize it.

Who volunteers?

..Tom

ps: I'm on the road as of Friday Sept 2nd. I won't be on Stromtrooper as much as I normally am but will be checking in when I can, and some of the places I'll be at might not have cell coverage or internet.
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I am thinking that we should all meet at V-Tom's while he is gone.

Party anyone?

[The door key to his house is underneath the butt of the porcelain frog that Tom keeps next to the threshold of his front door.]
 

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Looks like I won't get to go this year after all.
Last two weeks of holidays ended up being scheduled for the first two weeks of October.
Consolation prize might be a run as far as Savannah, Georgia, before heading back up here, in time to start thinking of packing the bike up. -A hard decision. I will certainly miss the company, the riding around Wilberforce with everyone and the renowned BBQ spread put on by Mike and Alison, but I can't pass up the opportunity for a run to warmer climates to finish up the season.
Hope the weekend is a success and everyone stays safe.

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No one has stepped up to take over. I'm going to be home early so I'll see if I can trade my last holiday day for the Saturday. I'll let you know later this week,

..Tom
 

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No one has stepped up to take over. I'm going to be home early so I'll see if I can trade my last holiday day for the Saturday. I'll let you know later this week,

..Tom
Tom,
This gathering is in my sights as something to shoot for. I have someone to watch Reuben, so that piece is taken care of.

Because of the long distance I will be traveling, coupled with the much shorter days, a weather event, (like snow.....), could nix this plan of mine.

It is difficult for me to make a promise to you, (Because I sincerely don't like to break promises that I have made!), but my toes are hanging way over the "promise line".

Please keep me posted as plans unfold. Also, I might be interested in a roof over my head for this one, if it is available.

Thanks,

Barry
 

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Well my manager won't give me the Saturday off so if yiu guys want to have it somone should step up for the Saturday. I would come uo after work on Saturday so I'd be there later in the evening.

..Tom
 

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Well my manager won't give me the Saturday off so if yiu guys want to have it somone should step up for the Saturday. I would come uo after work on Saturday so I'd be there later in the evening.

..Tom
Tom,
Did you try kicking your manager in his shins, and saying, "no, No, NO, you can't make me work on Saturday?"

Usually, that always works. Not only will you get the day that you asked for off, but also a WHOLE bunch of time afterwards too! I look at it as, more riding time!

Give it a try and let me know what happens, okay?
 

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Tom,
This gathering is in my sights as something to shoot for. I have someone to watch Reuben, so that piece is taken care of.

Because of the long distance I will be traveling, coupled with the much shorter days, a weather event, (like snow.....), could nix this plan of mine.

It is difficult for me to make a promise to you, (Because I sincerely don't like to break promises that I have made!), but my toes are hanging way over the "promise line".

Please keep me posted as plans unfold. Also, I might be interested in a roof over my head for this one, if it is available.

Thanks,

Barry
Barry, you (and TcMagee) are welcome to stay at my place Friday night if you do come. Its an easy two hours from my place to Wilberforce. (Mount Albert Ontario). Actually, you guys are welcome any time.

..Tom
 

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Barry, you (and TcMagee) are welcome to stay at my place Friday night if you do come. Its an easy two hours from my place to Wilberforce. (Mount Albert Ontario). Actually, you guys are welcome any time.

..Tom
Thank you! I may take you up on that invitation!


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Tom,
Did you try kicking your manager in his shins, and saying, "no, No, NO, you can't make me work on Saturday?"

Usually, that always works. Not only will you get the day that you asked for off, but also a WHOLE bunch of time afterwards too! I look at it as, more riding time!

Give it a try and let me know what happens, okay?
I don't think I'll try it.. but mangers come and managers go. Unfortunately, that won't change things soon enough as I would be trading this Saturday for that one.

..Tom
 

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Tom,
I can't make it this year. Elenor and I made plans for that weekend month's ago. Elenor's new job is in retail and has to work every other Saturday. Being the new hire she ended up with all the long weekend Saturday's but one. Kind of suck's but in today's job market you have to take what you can get.
 
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