*March 10th 2019 Meetup * Western Virginia Monthly Meetup

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Can't make this one (family obligations). New to the overlanding and off road. Looking forward to a future event.
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@TerryD did you call ahead to the meat shak to see if they are good or you guys gonna just wing it? Doesn't matter either way, was just curious.
 

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Can we try to get a table outside at the meat shack, since I will have my dog?
@TerryD did you call ahead to the meat shak to see if they are good or you guys gonna just wing it? Doesn't matter either way, was just curious.
I have not called Chris but I was going to try to this evening. I'll check on a table outside and see what they have. I can't remember how much outdoor seating there was there but I'm hoping we're going to get there early enough to have the run of the place.
 
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I called JJ's this evening and the lady who answered the phone said outside, pet friendly seating for around 11 people would be no problem!

I'm looking forward to seeing/meeting everyone tomorrow! I stuck my CB in the Xterra this evening and checked it out so I'll be monitoring CH4 on there, CH1 on FRS and probably the 2m WA1ZMS Ham repeater as well. I'll keep a check on the forum as well so if anyone had any issues, I should be available... :laughing:
 
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Well, I think we had a successful meet-up! J (ylojelo), Dwayne (shokilla), Comer (smalldog) and my crew met up for some good BBQ in Buena Vista then spent several hours riding around in the area. Never found a reason to put it in 4wd but we found some neat places I want to go check out again.

We decided to back track to a dispersed campsite we saw earlier and had camp setup for a couple hours before a decent lightning storm moved in on us and seemed to stall over the valley. With a car full of upset kids, the wife and I broke camp quickly and after the blessing of the other guys that they were good, we headed off.

I hate that our day ended this way but I got to meet some great guys and spend the day riding around in the George Washington National Forest. Plus the wife and I are getting really good at Xterra Tetris as J called it. Next time we'll hopefully get some better weather, or at least maybe not lightning.

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Yeah, we debated until it was too late to leave. Broke camp early with soggy tents. Nice meeting everyone
Did the thunder ever die down? We've been slowly unloading today and drying everything out. We're going to have to hose off the tent here in a bit where that rush came down under it.

It was really great meeting you guys! The wife and I were discussing coming back later this summer and trying to get that upper creek side spot and go check out that "Panther Falls" and check out some of the spurs off FS315 that we rode down last.
 

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OK, so instead of starting another thread and retagging and resubscribing and all that jazz, we're already here so lets get to work on June's meetup.

Anyone got anything in mind they'd like to do? Trails to check out or restaurants to share with the group?
 

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I'm pretty busy the whole month. I probably can't do anything the weekends of the 10th or 17th, but ya'll pick the weekend that works best for most of you. If I can swing in for a bit or something, I'll try.