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Are you going to attending the Rally

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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
I am posting this page inviting everyone to a Rally in the Gulf Coast Region. This might allow some of the locals who couldn't make the national rally during the June 26th weekend. Jimmy (Lex Luthor) and I were among those who could not attend the rally for many reasons, so we thought maybe those who couldn't attend would want to attend a local rally. We hope to see everyone there.


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I'm hoping to make this one! "Scuse me while I kiss the sky!"

(You guys who aren't in the Gulf Coast Region ... this is a good excuse to visit New Orleans ;))
 

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BUMP! Who's gonna be there?
 

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This could be interesting. Will check it out some more. What hotels are available in the area?
 

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This could be interesting. Will check it out some more. What hotels are available in the area?
I hope Ridgeline2006 or Lex Luthor chime in with this, but you should check the "usual" online sources for lodging in Abita Springs (which is a nice town), Covington, Mandeville, or Slidell. Since it's only about an hour's drive from my house, I don't look into such things. If you're up for a bit longer drive over, there are TONS of hotels in Biloxi/Gulfport. There, I'd personally recommend the Beau Rivage at the foot of I-110 at east end of Casino Row in Biloxi.
 

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I hope Ridgeline2006 or Lex Luthor chime in with this, but you should check the "usual" online sources for lodging in Abita Springs (which is a nice town), Covington, Mandeville, or Slidell. Since it's only about an hour's drive from my house, I don't look into such things. If you're up for a bit longer drive over, there are TONS of hotels in Biloxi/Gulfport. There, I'd personally recommend the Beau Rivage at the foot of I-110 at east end of Casino Row in Biloxi.
Hey guys things are coming together. I am waiting to here from Jimmy (Lex Luthor) about the dealership in Covington which is about 6-7 miles from the Brew House. Vic check your PM if you haven't already, info has been sent. I should know something today and will post an update. I hope to have more attend this time. I will be sending out PM to the locals that I have email address for. Check back to see if there are any changes. We hope to "pass a good time"
 

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Plan on being there with others in tow. Is only about 2-3 hour ride from home. Hope I can get my ridge cleaned up nice as coming straight from working in texas.
 

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Bump!

You guys in the New Orleans, Northshore, and Mississippi Gulf Coast area need to take note! I attended the regional/national meet in Pigeon Forge and there have been several guys from that area posting to ROC since then asking when there will be a meet in their area. They missed a terrific get-together. Don't wind up like them.

The Abita Springs rally will be a one-day lunch gathering at a great little restaurant with plenty of time to visit with each other, maybe head over for the brewery "tour", talk trucks & look at some cool mods. (Trust me, Lex Luthor & Ridgeline2006 have some cool mods on their trucks!) Maybe we can also conspire for another rally in the fall -- I'm pushing for a second Cruisin' the Coast get together, but we'll see what the consensus is!

Don't you dare miss it!
 

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Sharpe sticker djeaux. I wish I could attend, but work will not let me off Friday to attend, boss out of town. Also, leaving for Aburn MA to visit my some on Aug 1st. It would have been great to see you guys again. Have a good time, take lots of pics for me to see. Vic
 

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I'm bumping this up one more time. If you are in the Gulf Coast, NOLA, etc. area, you ought to drive over and do lunch with us tomorrow!
 

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Lex, I'll make a deal with you. You don't quote any more MJ & I won't start singing "Pancho & Lefty." (You do NOT want to hear me sing ;))

See ya tomorrow!

P.S. I even washed my truck. But I'm drawing the line at detailing the interior. The best I could do was to take all my carpentry tools out of the back seat! :D
 

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Hope you guys have a great time. Sorry we couldn't attend this time. Hopefully, as Djeaux noted we can get together in October for "Cruisin' the Coast" car show in Biloxi.

Have fun.

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A few pictures... Me, Lex Luthor, Nurseman, and Ridgeline2006, plus a cast of thousands of bicycles. We saw about five more Ridgelines in the immediate parking area, and Tony (Ridgeline2006) handed out a bunch of cards. Food was good. Somehow Nurseman got disconnected from us when we rode out to Fountainbleu State Park (where the live oak photos were taken), but we all got to get a close look at the dreaded Ridgeline bed fungus (as well as a really nice 2009 RTL)!

Lined up at the brew pub (closest-farthest: nursemann, djeaux, Lex Luthor, Ridgeline2006)...


Nurseman's 2009 RTL... Pretty!


At the State Park (L-R: djeaux, Lex Luthor, Ridgeline2006)...


 

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Having had a chance now to get a good look at another 2009, I spotted a couple of cool differences from earlier models. First, the bed rail caps that have been infamous for flying loose are now different on the leading (front) edge. They are squarer and don't extend as far forward as the old ones; they seem much tighter on the front. Second, there is a second set of tie downs in the back of the bed, up high. Nurseman also has one of the very neat all-black bed extenders ... sweeet!
 

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Here are three pics out of a batch that Lex Luthor sent me...

First is Lex Luthor & Ridgeline2006 at the State Park. (They stopped for a clean-up before showing up at the brew pub -- all those jokes we made at Pigeon Forge about them being averse to bugs are true!)


Here's Tony's (Ridgeline2006) gorgeous white RTL NAVI.


And here's Jimmy's Lex Luthormobile ... talk about tricked out! One sweeeeet Ridgeline!


OTOH, I got to show off the "body wrinkle" my truck earned coming up a logging rut with one back wheel airborne! Hey, at least I washed it yesterday!
 
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