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Uncertain?Rendezvous October 2-4, 2020

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We are about 3 weeks away from this years Fall Rally. Looking forward to seeing all those that are able to attend. 

 

The Warthog sidecamper featured in the latest Sidecarist issue will make its maiden multi-day run to the Uncertain Rally. I know there will be several Uralists available if it needs a push to get going in the mornings.

Am looking forward to the familiar camaraderie, seeing friendly faces and backslapping a few sourpusses... you know who you are. 

I was hoping to be able to attend this year, but my wife's back and shoulder will not likely permit it.  We meet with the orthopedic surgeon tomorrow morning to learn what recourses are available to her.  She's already done a series of steroid shots in the spine and another shot in her shoulder.

Most organized activities and many local historical sites remain closed or restricted due to CV-19, so plans may have to be revised along the way. Rally Central will be the pavilion at the Shady Glade Resort on Caddo Lake in Uncertain, Texas.

Here is the Uncertain schedule:

Friday, October 2nd:

2:30pm Gravel Road Ride:  Gather at Rally Central  for a ±45 mile ±2 hour ride exploring some local unpaved county roads, including the old Stagecoach Road, said to be the home of the Goatman.

Harrison County's Stagecoach Road gets new historical marker

Unfortunately, the SwampFox rig has a fueling gremlin that I haven't been able to eradicate.  If my rig is unavailable, hopefully I can hitch a ride as monkey in one those reliable Ural rigs to navigate the route.

The Friday evening meal is on your own, perhaps visiting one of the local area restaurants.  More options are available in Marshall and Jefferson.  We encourage all to responsibly gather at Rally Central Friday afternoon & evening for storytelling and fellowship.

Saturday, October 3rd:

Breakfast on your own.

9am:  Gather at Rally Central for a group ride to Starr Ranch (±10.5 miles, an area in the Caddo National Wildlife Refuge on the Goose Prairie arm of Caddo Lake that opened to the public just last year - the last ±1/2 mile is a well graded iron-ore road), followed by a ride to downtown Jefferson where we'll stop for an hour or more to visit to local antique and specialty shops, as well as gather up supplies for our picnic lunch at the next stop; there is a Brookshire's Grocery Store at 404 East Broadway in Jefferson).

After our stop in Jefferson,we'll plan to ride ±15 miles to the Brushy Creek Day Use Area near the South end of the Lake O'Pines Dam for a picnic lunch. (Although the Brushy Creek group pavilion is closed for CV-19, the restrooms are open along with the shady dispersed picnic tables.)  After our picnic lunch we'll make our way back to Caddo Lake.

6pm:  Hot Dogs at Rally Central sponsored by the Texas Sidecar Company, with a side of beans by Jena.  Please bring your own drinks.

Sunday, October 4th:

Breakfast is again on your own, but please stop by Rally Central for more fellowship if time permits.

 

Lee Summer Grove, LA R1100GS/CSM Sidecar, Burgman/Texas Ranger, Zuma 50F, MB5, TW200, CRF250L

New Mexico can’t make it!  Work gets in the way again.  Had reservations at Shady Glade, so if someone needs a room, call them.  Really was looking forward to seeing everyone.  George and Aurora

Quote from George on September 24, 2020, 12:43 pm

New Mexico can’t make it!  Work gets in the way again....

Well ... Drats! George.  We'll certainly miss y'all.  But I do understand the concept of work gets in the way.

The preliminary AccuWeather forecast is for plenty of sunshine with lows in the lower 50's and high's in the lower 70's.

Maybe 2020 will toss favorable weather our way - if so, hopefully an omen of things returning to normal (if there is such a thing as "normal" anymore).

Lee Summer Grove, LA R1100GS/CSM Sidecar, Burgman/Texas Ranger, Zuma 50F, MB5, TW200, CRF250L

Did you have to rub in the great weather?  Have a safe and fun time.   George and Aurora

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