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Old January 11th, 2008, 11:03 PM
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Mar 2008?

Just curious.
Planning for MAR 2008 is under way.
We're discussing moving the event to another venue.
Less mud and more rocks.
Less *entertainment* and more socializing/wheeling.

For those of you who've attended or thinking of attending, what are your thoughts?
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Old January 12th, 2008, 07:55 AM
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Old January 12th, 2008, 08:29 AM
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I think it's a great idea, and the new venue is a Great location.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 08:58 AM
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Where is the new venue?

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Old January 12th, 2008, 09:02 AM
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Where is the new venue that's being comsidered ? I heard rumors it was in the Shenandoah Valley near Winchester ? I have been attending this event since the early 90's when it was held on Mike's- Penlan Farm, and think the progression has been awesome but the Adamson's place is getting way too familiar.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 04:19 PM
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The Cove has been mentioned, but that's not definite. It's on the western outskirts of Winchester, VA.

With that said, people are going to need to speak up and tell the ROAV crew what you expect at MAR. As it sits now, the entire event could change, or it could remain pretty much the same. A lot of ideas have been kicked around, but from what I've heard through the grapevine, MAR could take on a complete 180. Depending on who you talk to this could be good or bad.

So, what do you want to see at MAR? What do you expect?
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Old January 12th, 2008, 08:19 PM
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I personaly like the abilty to run trails the entire time. I would like to see more vendors than the few that were there in 07.
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Why not do like the Nat'l, have two different areas/terrains to rotate year to year?
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I personaly like the abilty to run trails the entire time. I would like to see more vendors than the few that were there in 07.

I second that, lots of vendors, maybe a shop to work on your trucks, showers and flushing toilets so the family will come, I would like to be able to run trails 24/7, I would hope you don't limit the number of people, because it is as much a social event as a wheeling event. I personally show up more to visit than wheel, if I want to wheel I go somewhere else.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 10:44 AM
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Thanks for asking-

Rocks are nice and keep the crawler kids, D-weeb fat-tire set busy, and provide a serious challenge for the serious wheelers. Lack of easier trails will result in alot more damage for the less equipped, which might upset some of the wine and cheese crowd, and keep them from returning. The vendors will probably like it as they will get to sell more tie-rods and trailing arms.

IOW I think some combination of terrain is probably a good idea. I don't think it is possible to use the National Rally as a model as it's apples vs. oranges. They have organised long trail rides that can take all day. That only happens here if you break something.

As far as entertainment, I've never needed it. I'm there to socialize, etc. I like bonfires and staying up till 4am. Last year I went wheeling @ 2am with a guy from NY. He destroyed his front left fender so I took his keys away. Then I lost the spare and set the truck on fire. No worries, we put it out...

*THAT* is what MAR is all about. Not some floppy frisbee giveaway...

Oh, and somebody convince Eric that he needs to continue the scratch and dent.



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PS probably due to previous years' weather more than anything but the event was about the right size last year. I think previously it had outgrown the site. Guess that is kind of stating the obvious but is something to consider.

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Just curious.
Planning for MAR 2008 is under way.
We're discussing moving the event to another venue.
Less mud and more rocks.
Less *entertainment* and more socializing/wheeling.

For those of you who've attended or thinking of attending, what are your thoughts?
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Old January 14th, 2008, 09:13 PM
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I *think* Gore has enough trails to cover everyone's needs, but could be wrong. Sure would be nice to have it that close though.

I do think it's as much a social event as anything else but you don't need formal entertainment - we have each other

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Old January 14th, 2008, 11:16 PM
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never been to gore but it sounds like a good spot from what I've heard.



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I *think* Gore has enough trails to cover everyone's needs, but could be wrong. Sure would be nice to have it that close though.

I do think it's as much a social event as anything else but you don't need formal entertainment - we have each other

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I would like to see some different trails at MAR.. Some rocks would be nice and a bigger venders area. I would not want it to be too much farther south though since I travel from northern NJ... Were are the other locations?
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If you're coming from NJ, The Cove would be about 2.5 hours closer to you.

But, if you're coming up I-81 from the south, it only adds about 20-minutes to your ride.
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Where is The Cove? Any Location ????
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Old January 19th, 2008, 06:55 PM
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Gore, Va

http://www.covecampground.com/

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Gore,+...i=map&ct=title
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Old January 19th, 2008, 07:20 PM
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a tech area with bar would be cool. I know there are some minds at teh MAR that could help to diagnose some things others would never have a chance at.
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Are there good trails i n the area of the Cove?
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Old January 20th, 2008, 05:12 PM
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Yes there are great trails, but I am not sure how many low greens there are (which I do believe are vital for a successful MAR). I believe it would be a great location for the MAR.

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