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Old June 22nd, 2009, 03:58 PM
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ROAV Summer Nuts and Bolts Rally July 31-August 2

ROAV Summer Rally July 31-August 2
Nuts and Bolts Rally
Mountain Lake- Giles County, VA
Opens: 2pm 07/31/09 Closes: 4pm 08/2/09


mark your calendars, July 31-August 2. Mountain Lake, Giles County Virginia. Trail rides will include the Wheatland Farm, Potts Mountain trail and miles of open forest service roads. Rally Control will open on Friday afternoon, and the event will wrap up Sunday afternoon. Registration is limited to 125 vehicles. The cost is $75 for the weekend.

-The open Forest Service Roads are stock friendly with views of the area.
-the trails on Wheatland Farm are intermediate with some sections that are more challenging.
-The Potts Mountain Trail is the most difficult. When it is dry it is moderately challenging with some great obstacles, and when it is wet it is QUITE challenging.

There will be guided rides as well as open riding in all locations, with some night rides as well.

Preregistration closes on Monday July 27th. If there is still space available you may register on site. There is a $20 late registration fee.

The camping is at the top of the mountain, where the old golf course was. Primitive campsites like last year and smaller campers are welcome as well. Bigger campers may have a hard time getting to the site. The Hotel is open as well, and the lake is filling up! above ground campfires are okay. Other questions will be taken care of in the FAQ thread as they come up.

details will appear on www.ROAV.org under upcoming events.
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Is this the right hotel?

http://www.mountainlakehotel.com/
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Is this the right hotel?

http://www.mountainlakehotel.com/
that is it.
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Hotel info is posted on the link now, trails were cleared this weekend as well. We are adding some rock garden trail at Wheatland and Potts Mountain has added some new tougher sections as well.
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Directions to the camping

-Here is a map showing how to get to the campsite. Take 460 East from 81 through Blacksburg.
-turn North on 700, following the signs to Mountain Lake.
-drive past the hotel, with the lake on your right.
-in less than a mile you will turn left at the Blueberry Cottages entrance.
-bear left at the fork
-take a right onto the Golf Course Access rd.
-follow the track to the top of the hill, then down onto the course.
-Rally Control is down the left side, in front of the old stone building.
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Because it is no fun taking pictures unless you can share them....

Yea... he is half under water with salemanders swimming in his floor boards but his snorkleled up diesel is still running and he gives the thumbs up!!
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that is friggin hilarious! any more photos? looks like a good time. get much rain?
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Yeah, the weather forecast for the weekend kinda canceled our plans to head down.

Them saly-manders is good eatin'!
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I bet Trey was having a field day. Let's hear more about the event and see some more pictures!
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Nice.... Good pic of Doug in the back escaping.. lol. More pix
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There was no bottom to that hole and it smelled pretty strong and had a green algae surface film. I wasn't getting in, walked down the rock slider and around onto the NAS bumper and in the back door to attach a strap. The salamanders were from inside the truck- based on how she smells today I think we may have missed one. Camping site was @ 4650ft (pretty high for the E.Coast) and there was a 60+ foot cliff just yards from our campsite . The views were awesome especially @ night. One of the trails we ran was actually the Apalachian trail- through private land/fire road. Rain was not really an issue untill Sunday morning @ about 4:30am- 10am.

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Yeah, the weather forecast for the weekend kinda canceled our plans to head down.

Them saly-manders is good eatin'!
Like every other event for the past year and a half ?

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Robert Davis and his son Tyler pulled me out of that quagmire with their Isuzu 2.8td powered 110 running on straight WVO. I heard nothing but crap about my diesel burning Tdi and the virtues of the larger/better 2.8td that smelled like onion rings the rest of the day. I made a point of making as much smoke/soot as possible when they got close after that.
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Hotel info is posted on the link now, trails were cleared this weekend as well. We are adding some rock garden trail at Wheatland and Potts Mountain has added some new tougher sections as well.
Shit. And I could have made this one. This location is unbelievable. I was here for a while during undergrad, back in 1990-91, doing biological research at a field station nearby. There's also a cranberry bog in that area called "the Big Soft Sleep"..
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Like every other event for the past year and a half ?
Come on Doug, are you talking about my uncanny abilily to dream of going to every Rover event, only to have my dreams squashed by working 3 jobs, and trying to keep a wife and 2 year old happy? Bah!

I'd love to go to MAR, but just found out I have to serve my country that weekend, I hope that's okay.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 08:53 AM
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Thanks to all who made it out, it was quite a time for many. We had about 40 trucks. Stuart was talking to the hotel manager on Sunday to lay the groundwork for coming back at some point. I will post up some pictures later today.
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More photos

Two photos from two different days.

The Saturday line up was on one of the fire roads and we moving from camp to the woods. The previous wet weather made the planned trails a little harder than expected. It also made the easy fire roads more fun than expected. We mostly stuck to those.

The odd red vehicle near the end of the line decided that he wanted more of a challenge and left the group for a harder ride in the afternoon. He returned on foot very late into the night and as far as I know, his truck is still in the woods.

The Rally Control photo is from 7am on Sunday. The clouds rolled in on top of the mountain and the rain poured.
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We tried to recover the jeep and Disco but never got within a half mile of them- it was too slick. The 2nd recovery truck engine blew from over revs. We gave those guys a ride out to the hotel. They didn't walk very far. The disco owners wife was furious that he left their/her truck on the mountain-pretty funny to watch her implode.
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