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SportsterMike
08-03-2009, 8:31 PM
Might as well start a thread on it... whos going.... when are you leaving/getting there....going to go to ALBQ or straight to riodoso?

im gonna go. have no clue when im getting there or anything... its my first time going...

not really sure where i need to be and when. i drove to ALBQ saturday to check things out (first time) and found 3rd st and gold. aside from that and the dates, don't really know how it all goes down. but sounds like a hell of a good time!

hopefully biltwell will have some of those new flattrack bars that i can scoop up!

DuaneBallard
08-03-2009, 9:55 PM
I'm going with my wife and McGoo. - Duane

lvvato
08-03-2009, 11:01 PM
In! and can't fuckin' wait!

ShowClassMag
08-04-2009, 6:35 AM
I'll be there...........

Fredo
08-04-2009, 9:22 AM
I refuse to jinx myself

L7Josh
08-04-2009, 5:18 PM
should be if the stars align

LilGeneral
08-04-2009, 6:19 PM
6-10 South Texas boys will be there. Rollin out Thursday night.

crownmotorz
08-04-2009, 7:19 PM
im in with vato. VEGAS CREW is leaving thursday morning

duSty
08-05-2009, 9:02 AM
im in..and fastlane61 and more Tucson Crew.

SportsterMike
08-05-2009, 12:22 PM
when does the ride from ALBQ down south happen? not sure where i need to be or when....for what.....


i also heard there will be vendors there... which location will be best to check them out at?

fastlane61
08-05-2009, 3:46 PM
just got my hotel room booked

racetraitor
08-05-2009, 5:33 PM
me and a buddy are leaving friday morning from PHX

g
08-05-2009, 5:38 PM
this will be my 4th.
rolling with the texan fucks...

g.

rustrocket84
08-08-2009, 7:45 PM
Hoping to make it. Right now I have the time off, only thing going to stop me is if shit starts burning in the state. I'm really looking forward to making it out there. Heading out from the Elsinore area. Just moved/moving back to the area and I usually end up by myself. Hit me up if you want to meet up to ride out.

billdozer
08-09-2009, 1:13 AM
We are hitting it on the way back from the Gypsy Run in NY. First night is camping, then riding to downtown ABQ where there is some vending, but mostly drinking and having fun. We won't have product there, except on bikes. It's a low key deal, you can always buy on the internet or through a dealer. Get a room at the Hotel Blue.

Details here: http://groundzerothrowdown.blogspot.com/

rustrocket84
08-09-2009, 9:43 PM
Anyone going from SoCal area? I'm going to go and am available to leave as early as thursday. I've made the ride from Temecula to Albuquerque across I-40 before. I'm down for going a different way, whether or not it's longer or not I don't care.

Anthony
rustrocket84@gmail.com

AfterHours
08-16-2009, 9:18 AM
There is no scheduled ride to Riodoso,you're on your own to get to the campground. There's really no reason to hit Abq first,you don't need a room for the night you're camping. If several of you are going to hit the hotel anyways,or to leave the trailers,I'd say head out together if you can get everyone to chime in.

Do your homework! The roads are long & very nice - but if you go the wrong way it'll be a while before you know it! Carry gas if you've got a 2 gallon or less tank!!!!

I'll be there a day early to prep but I'm not sure if we'll stay at the grounds. Trent & I rode out there a couple weeks ago and it was pretty fucking nice.

Hopefully we won't see 4 baggers on a trailer again....lame...but it would figure.

L7Josh
08-16-2009, 9:44 PM
Gabe you cooking again this year?

AfterHours
08-17-2009, 8:46 AM
Yup,BF...gonna get there a day early & prep at the grounds. same kinda menu as last year - tri-tip & veggies.

AfterHours
08-17-2009, 9:46 AM
The wife is riding along this year, 2500-3000 miles. We're going to make a vacation of it and hit Vegas for 3 days,then head out to the GZT.


My bike is completely torn down for powdercoating and my motor is apart to repair shit that happened in the Smoky Mountains 4 months ago. We're leaving in 2 weeks and I don't think there's a problem.

MAKE IT HAPPEN~!

Life is on the road,not on your computer.

Wendy
08-17-2009, 10:42 AM
The wife is riding along this year, 2500-3000 miles. We're going to make a vacation of it and hit Vegas for 3 days,then head out to the GZT.


My bike is completely torn down for powdercoating and my motor is apart to repair shit that happened in the Smoky Mountains 4 months ago. We're leaving in 2 weeks and I don't think there's a problem.

MAKE IT HAPPEN~!

Life is on the road,not on your computer.


Gabe! So glad the little woman is coming with you. Sucks you are going all the way up to Vegas, we would love to have you ride with us. See you in a couple of weeks!

billdozer
08-17-2009, 2:10 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3451/3830599829_b58d1d42ce_o.jpg

AfterHours
08-17-2009, 4:36 PM
Wendy,

We would love to ride with you guys,but we gotta get the fixins & prep! We'll see you there and ride back with you guys at least,and have a few beers,sit outside at our booths,drink some beers....

AfterHours
08-20-2009, 10:48 AM
I'm taking a few odds & ends to set up a small booth at the GZ. I'm going to have cash prices so if you're looking for aluminum risers (1" or 7/8") ,maybe a titmouse taillight I should have a few there. As usual,I'm hoping to get home without dipping into the credit cards!

billdozer
08-20-2009, 11:55 AM
Gabe, you setting up an actual table and products, etc? Maybe I should rethink last years set up with the tip jar and two helmets left on the sidewalk while we sat in the bar... We did make like $8.00 though!

AfterHours
08-20-2009, 8:41 PM
Yeah,Bill,I'm shipping a few small boxes of shirts & products...just enough to spread over the table and pretend I have a legitimate bidness. The Clan Counes is going to have a table,so I won't be the only fool out there....as I usually am. No DicE this year,too bad.

I'll have 2 bikes there as well for the first time as I usually fly in for the weekend...ahhh,it's good to be a rock star.

Halwade
08-26-2009, 10:37 PM
I'm bringing our Biltwell Light vending kit (2 tents, four chairs, 1 table, 1 each miscellaneous P&A, probably 16 helmets to help pay for gas, maybe a dozen pair of our new handlebars) to GZTD Labor Day weekend. Duane Ballard is coming with, and we'll be trailering in our his-and-hers Hondas for some mild chopper frontin' on Route 66. See you guys around 9pm downtown Kirkie Friday Sept 4...

JackShit
08-27-2009, 12:25 PM
hey folks, I thought this was going to be the following weekend.... Who's leaving from Phoenix or Tuscon area and anybody running a crash truck or pullin a trailer in case my old girl has a bad day? I would hate to get ass raped in NM. Well I would hate to get ass raped anywhere, but especially NM. We had an amazing time last year at this event and Noel and Trent put on a good event.

JackShit
08-27-2009, 12:26 PM
oh yeah, another question? Will this be the same as last year? Campin first night and hotel last night? A few more details will help me plan out this ride......

tobiism
08-27-2009, 6:51 PM
oh yeah, another question? Will this be the same as last year? Campin first night and hotel last night? A few more details will help me plan out this ride......

Hey man, there are six of us leaving from Chandler Friday morning, EARLY. I sent you a PM.
Matt

SportsterMike
08-29-2009, 11:27 AM
I'm bringing our Biltwell Light vending kit (2 tents, four chairs, 1 table, 1 each miscellaneous P&A, probably 16 helmets to help pay for gas, maybe a dozen pair of our new handlebars) to GZTD Labor Day weekend. Duane Ballard is coming with, and we'll be trailering in our his-and-hers Hondas for some mild chopper frontin' on Route 66. See you guys around 9pm downtown Kirkie Friday Sept 4...

can u bring some tracker bars if you have any?


ANYONE,

im still trying to figure this out.... is EVERYONE meeting in ALBQ friday and riding to Ruidoso to camp then back up to ALBQ saturday for the other events? wanna make sure im at the right spot at the right time.

choppersrgay
08-29-2009, 11:50 AM
can u bring some tracker bars if you have any?


ANYONE,

im still trying to figure this out.... is EVERYONE meeting in ALBQ friday and riding to Ruidoso to camp then back up to ALBQ saturday for the other events? wanna make sure im at the right spot at the right time.

Hey Mike, 4 of us are heading out from Amarillo Friday morning and coming thru Clovis to get to Ruidoso. If you want to ride with us, you're more than welcome. PM me you're phone number or whatever and I can give you the lowdown on the throwdown.

JackShit
08-29-2009, 12:03 PM
i am still waiting to hear from noel or trent on this. Last year we met at a restaurant near trent's house while people were still workin on scoots then up to the lake. I don't know if it is the same place as last year. Last year it was the camping, the ride back to abq, check into the hotel, shit, shower, shave and then over to atomic cantina which is a 45 second ride from the hotel lot.

Halwade
08-29-2009, 12:04 PM
can u bring some tracker bars if you have any?

will do. Any other requests?

choppersrgay
08-29-2009, 12:14 PM
i am still waiting to hear from noel or trent on this. Last year we met at a restaurant near trent's house while people were still workin on scoots then up to the lake. I don't know if it is the same place as last year. Last year it was the camping, the ride back to abq, check into the hotel, shit, shower, shave and then over to atomic cantina which is a 45 second ride from the hotel lot.

There is no organized ride from ABQ to the campground as far as I know. I think Trent is meeting George and Wendy somewhere near the border and riding to Ruidoso with them, so he won't even be in ABQ. Everybody is just doing their own thing to get to the campground Friday and then riding to ABQ on Saturday for the party downtown. Lots of people are staying at the Hotel Blue, just like previous years.

choppersrgay
08-29-2009, 12:15 PM
Any other requests?

Will you buy me a gin & tonic at the cantina?

JackShit
08-29-2009, 12:17 PM
just got off the phone with trent...... wow am I glad I read this post.... it is nothing like last year and nowhere near last years event....... no organized ride to the campground like last year, they are heading down on thurs night. This looks like it is going to be a fuckin great event and looks like a shit load of people are coming this year. I will see ya all there.

Halwade
08-29-2009, 1:48 PM
Will you buy me a gin & tonic at the cantina?

G&T for the man on the gay chopper, coming right up.

SportsterMike
08-29-2009, 2:57 PM
Hey Mike, 4 of us are heading out from Amarillo Friday morning and coming thru Clovis to get to Ruidoso. If you want to ride with us, you're more than welcome. PM me you're phone number or whatever and I can give you the lowdown on the throwdown.


you got a pm.

hope you and your friends dont mind a rubbber sporty taggin along.

choppersrgay
08-29-2009, 5:17 PM
you got a pm.

hope you and your friends dont mind a rubbber sporty taggin along.

We don't care what you ride, just as long as you wait for us when one of our shitboxes breaks down.

SportsterMike
08-29-2009, 6:45 PM
We don't care what you ride, just as long as you wait for us when one of our shitboxes breaks down.

look at this site being all useful and stuff. hahaha

itll probably be me that breaks something. seems like every long trip something falls off. gonna buy some loctite and dip the bike in it before i go. damn those biltwell struts. its a love/hate relationship.

borderjumper
09-01-2009, 3:09 PM
I'm going. leaving northern NM weds and heading up to salida CO for weds night to meet up with a couple buddys from up north.Then were all gonna head south thursday.don't know where we'll stop on thursday night but we'll be down in rudoso sometime fri.If any ones going that route your more than welcome to join us.

SportsterMike
09-03-2009, 2:51 PM
all my bags are packed and im ready to go...

(just going to ruidoso to camp friday.... not gonna be able to make it to albq.

choppersrgay
09-03-2009, 4:56 PM
all my bags are packed and im ready to go...

(just going to ruidoso to camp friday.... not gonna be able to make it to albq.

Still planning on heading out around 8:00 tomorrow........I'll give you a call when we hit the road.

Too bad you can't make ABQ. It's a good time.

Halwade
09-03-2009, 7:21 PM
Duane Ballard, Lisa B and I are leaving Biltwell HQ 0600 Friday 9/4/09. Taking the 10 east to Phoenix, 17 N to Flagstaff, then 40 east to Kirkie. Should arrive before dark tomorrow. If we see anyone on the side of the road we'll stop to offer help. We're driving a silver Dodge Nitro with a dark grey 12' box trailer. See you soon...

SportsterMike
09-03-2009, 10:22 PM
i think those of us that are camping are going to get wet friday night. ill bring the slip and slide since we wont need a sprinkler!

SportsterMike
09-03-2009, 10:24 PM
oh and ill see everyone thats camping tomorrow. have a safe ride down. eerrrrr... or up or across...

SportsterMike
09-06-2009, 9:14 AM
it was good meeting everyone that i did. it was my first time going to an event like that. definitely more my speed. not raggin on my local scene, its just not like GZ was.

plus hell where can you go camping AND get Hustler Diaries read out loud? i cant believe it only cost $25 for that kind of entertainment. oh ya, and the dinner/breakfast was awesome. the ride down was a highlight too. watching a high school teacher play chicken with 18 wheelers and pickup trucks at 70+ mph on the wrong side of the highway all to find my busted off license plate while i fixed other parts on my bike..... you Amarillo guys (and girl) are rad.

5Bros, you guys are cool as shit and your bikes look great!

it was good meeting Bill and BFjosh, nice to see afew of the guys behind biltwell and the forum..

as cheesy at this sounds i would have never know about this or figured out where to go if it wasnt for local-ish members on the forum here.

ill post pics up later as im sure there will be a bunch...

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/1000/541/5800.jpg

-mike

Wendy
09-07-2009, 9:46 AM
Thanks Trent, Noel and company for yet another great ride/party! Here are a few pics I took...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11944803@N02/sets/72157622286719540/


Had a great time as usual. Rode approx 1200 miles all of which were great with no rain until the last 300 or so! Got stuck in Reserve and Glenwood for about an hour gettin home yesterday. Looks as though the monsoon waited for us! Oh and did I mention hail too?



wendy@spartanframeworks.com

www.spartanframeworks.com

billdozer
09-07-2009, 9:07 PM
This event was a blast. The quality and diversity of the machines was off the hook. The riding was great, only a little bit of rain. Lots of fun elevation changes and twisty mountain roads. As much fun as it was riding the density of the East Coast, it was fun to be back in my natural habitat of the wide open west, even if I did get two tickets! Thanks to Trent and everyone else who made it happen.

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Bigdeze
09-08-2009, 6:33 PM
Gabe's sporty.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01657.jpg

Tattoo Jims Pan.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01661.jpg

The Spartan sleds that I take a picture of every year. lol

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01685.jpg

Trippin tank.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01688.jpg

Bigdeze
09-08-2009, 6:36 PM
More tanks.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01687.jpg

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01660.jpg

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01691.jpg

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01695.jpg

Bigdeze
09-08-2009, 6:40 PM
Welds on a Spartan frame.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01697.jpg
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01698.jpg

Quick roadside fix on Josh's Trump.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01711.jpg

Trents Pan.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01740.jpg

Bigdeze
09-08-2009, 6:44 PM
Another Pan by Trent.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01741.jpg

Gold Ave before the show.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01752.jpg

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01708.jpg

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01733.jpg

5brosteve
09-11-2009, 4:37 PM
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GOODTIMES WITH GOOD FRIENDS

billdozer
09-11-2009, 11:17 PM
Lucero!

AfterHours
09-12-2009, 10:35 AM
We just got in,what a fucking trip! I'll post the journey on my website in a couple days but we didn't get much in the way of pics. It was good to see those that showed. The ones that said they would but didn't....shame.....SHAME!

From Wendy's pics it looks like I was pretty happy! I guess riding for days,having some good rum & cooking for 50 cool people in the woods is the place to be for me! I hope everyone enjoyed the grub,it was much easier with the wife there to help out this year.

From what I could tell there wasn't a douche in the bunch and everyone was pretty cool. From the tree carrying lumberjack to the dude shoving a pineapple in the sea turtle ass all night....pretty much an all 'round good time.

imtheslime
09-12-2009, 1:16 PM
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z282/bigdeze1/DSC01733.jpg
That about sums up most of America. Where can I score one of these?

pockets
09-12-2009, 9:18 PM
hey steve it was good to finally meet you and your brothers. i had a blast hanging out with you guys and hope to see yall in az soon. i left my camera in albuquerque so ill post my picts in a week or two when i get it back.

AtomicTrent
02-19-2012, 9:56 AM
This was a good time.. I wish I wasnt socially retarded and kept it going.. haha