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The 2007 SabMag Event Calendar

Wanna actually MEET some of the amazing personalities that inhabit the SabMag mailing list? Plan on attending one (or more) of the following events!

Last updated 6/9/2007.

All dates subject to change, check back often.

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KOTNYBB&W - January 13-14, 2007 - Greenville, SC

The Greenville contingent of the maggots (Kent Matthew, Mo Draper and Chris McConnell) is announcing the Kick off the New Year Brew, BBQ & Wrenchfest, or the KOTNYBB&W for short. Brew sampling will be provided courtesy of our resident maggot brewmaster Chris McConnell. Chris is a quiet kind of maggot, and doesn't post much, but he brews a LOT of beer and has become pretty darn good at it. (Come and judge for y'alls selves.)

Format will be typical wrenchfest fare. Bring 'em, work on 'em and get some help from people that have done it before (hopefully). A large, indoor, heated, well-lit, shop area (with good tunes) will be provided, along with stuff like work benches, a tire changing machine, homemade PVC wheel-balancing stand, motorcycle jacks, compressor, assorted tools, etc. will be available. The days are short this time of year and we'll be drinking beer, so bedrooms and plenty of floor space are also available, with the comfiest beds going to the folks that travel the farthest. There's also a big hot-tub for soaking away those wrenched wrenching elbows afterwards, so bring those suits.

Wrenching will start in earnest Saturday morning, but brew sampling, tire-sniffing and maggot greeting can start Friday afternoon or early evening. We'll wrap up any loose ends and shoo everybody off Sunday morning.

Where? big red mo's in greenville, sc
When? 13-14 Jan, 2007

Interested? Contact me directly, with KOTNYBB&W in the subject line, for maps and directions.

big red mo greenville, sc

SMEBW-07 Bike Week 2007 - March 9, 2007 Eustis, FL - Yes, there will be a SMEBW-07

The cookout will be Friday evening, March 9, 2007, at Norm's place (The Outpost) in Eustis, FL. starting at 4:00pm. All are welcome.

We are encouraging SabMag members and guests to make a long weekend of it, come in earlier in the week, enjoy the local riding.

It is my understanding that the Daytona 200 Bike Race is on Saturday (March ) again this year.

Weather permitting, race day has been a good choice to rub elbows (and wings) in Daytona Beach.

More information will be forthcoming as it develops.

See and for more information, ticket prices, etc.

I have some recommended roads for riding.

Contact me at Norm Lesmerises for further details.
SMAZ 2007 - SabMag Arizona - (Chandler, Phoenix 'burb) Weekend of April, 2007

Can't provide any additional details right now because I don't have them. That means all things are possible. I know one thing for sure, if ltl doesn't show up for this one I say every single motorcyclist that does should accompany me to his doorstep. he'll ride pillion on my bike if nothing else!

bring your cameras!

who's in?

Last year this was the agenda:

Ride will be from Phoenix/Wickenburg/Prescott/Jerome and then either:

Big loop (gorilla route): 89 to Sedona/Flagstaff take the Lake Mary route to Payson and home or:

Smaller loop (tender tush route): cut across through Camp Verde to Payson and back home.

Either way, it will be a good time. Saturday night party at the Casa. For those souls that want a little more, on Sunday we can make a run out to Tortilla Flat to meet the local biker boyz.

We've got guest rooms and floor space for the housebroken Maggots and plenty of yard space for those of you who aren't. If its hot, we'll be swimming, if it's not...a fire in the outdoor fireplace, food, and beer, plenty of beer.

For those of you that have been here before, welcome back. For those that haven't yet, it's about time! I promise you, you will never be the same. riding with me? Contact TOWMBO for further details.
SME 11.9 - Spring Shakedown, Tellico Edition! - April 26-29, 2007

In honor of the grand opening of Hunt's Lodge on May 4, 2007, we will be hosting a final "Sneak Peek SME" at the Lodge the last weekend of April. Dates will be Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 29. Standard Tellico Plains venue will apply - food, ride, food, ride some more, tell lies, that kind of stuff.

We have plenty of camping room. Cabins are all spoken for, but more can be found a couple of miles away at, or at the KOA. Bring your buddies and have a blast!

Visit: while you're at it.

Email Lori Hunt for more information and details.
Send off the Devlins - Baker City, Oregon - Saturday, April 28, 2007

Says Penny:

"Some local friends of ours are planning a BBQ on Saturday for our send off and we'd like to invite anyone who might want to venture over to Baker City to attend. At this time we don't have anything officially planned as far as rides go. We'll have to play it by ear as the weather in April is pretty fickle in/around Baker City."

(For those unaware these two lucky people, Jim and Penny Devlin, have decided to chuck it all and have scrimped, saved, and sold to amass enough cash to spend the coming year riding around the country. Look for the Jim and Penny show at a local SabMag Event near you.)

Contact Penny for more information and details.
V4HondaBBS - Spring Get Together - May 17-21 2007

The fine folks from the V4Hondabbbs board are getting together in the beautiful countryside of western North Carolina and would like to invite any SabMag members to join us.

We will be meeting at the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Camp from Thursday, May 17th through Sunday May 21st. We are planning to do a lot of riding during the day and relaxing in the evenings.

Ride plans include trips to Deal's Gap - The Tail of the Dragon, Blue Ridge Parkway and probably a few will head over the Smokey Mountains to Gatlinburg.

The Blue Ridge Motorcycle Camp ( has cabins with a queen bed or two twin beds. Reservations will be taken by the BRMC beginning March 1st. For those hardy guys, there is plenty of tent camping that does not require a reservation. The camp is geared for bikers and only bikes are allowed in the camp. They do have a place to unload your bike and park your vehicle.

This promises to be a great weekend and would welcome anyone that would like to join us. For more information contact Bill Martin
SMWSF07 - May , 2007 (aka SabMag West Spring Fling, 2007)

From Ron: The tentative date for SabMag Spring Fling '07 is May. We're hoping (as Rand suggests) that the venue will remain the same.

This memorable event (and feast) will be at Pine Acres Resort, Pine Grove, California, May , 2007.

Pine Acres Resort has plenty of campsites but only a few rooms, so if ya want a room ya should grab one early. Seems last year's room with two beds w/kitchenette was about $42/night. Last years' route had some stunning Lake Tahoe vistas, so bring those cameras.

Contact Ron E. if you want more details or go here
SME 12.0 - June 20-24, 2007 at Burr Oak State Park, Glouster, OH

Mark your calendars. The twelfth annual (wow--that doesn't seem possible) SabMag East will be held in scenic southeastern Ohio from Thursday June 20 to Sunday June 24, 2007. We've flopped dates with Jack and Lori Hunt for the summer festivities in order that a) we can properly celebrate the grand opening of Hunt's Lodge, and b) we can offer a weekend of riding in the amazing OH/WV twisties without the possibility of snow. Some folks have been waiting for this for years.

It is up to you to make arrangements for cabins, lodging, or camping. As in past years for the Spring Shakedown, we have reserved a block of cabins with a special rate. We managed to get our traditional spring group discount extended into the summer season, so again we will get three nights for the price of two, which with tax is $162 per night. A two-bedroom cabin sleeps 4-6, and possibly more. Three bedroom cabins are available, but not adjacent to the main cabin circle. Camping on either side of Burr Oak Lake is available as well, as are rooms in the lodge. In past years most campers have used the screened back porches of the cabins for camping, since the main campground is about 12 miles from the lodge and cabins. There is a group of campsites at a boat launch about a mile from the lodge, with water and primitive facilities.

If you want a cabin, call Burr Oak at 740/767-2112, or use the Ohio State Parks toll-free number at 1-800-AT-A-PARK (282-7275). Let them know you are with Sabmag and you will get the special rate. We have a block of cabins held until April 1. One night's fee will hold your cabin.

Where: Burr Oak State Park, 10220 Burr Oak Lodge Rd., Glouster, OH, 45732.

When: June 20 (Thursday) to June 24 (Sunday). This butts up to the HSTA's STAR in Asheville, NC, which runs Sunday to Thursday, so if you're an HSTA member you can attend both events.

How to get there: Burr Oak is four miles east of Glouster and 45 very twisty miles west of Caldwell, OH, on OH 78. While 78 is one of the best riding roads in the region, this is a daytime value; after dark, it is NOT recommended for access from the east if you are a first timer at this event and/or unfamiliar with the region. In fact, there is no easy access after dark. If you are arriving late, plan on routing via US 50/33 to Athens, then OH 13 from Chauncey and OH 78 from Glouster. Plan your route carefully. While the state park has access from OH 13 just north of Glouster, that is the main campground, and it's twelve miles around the lake from the lodge and cabins, and that's not where we're going to be. From Burr Oak Lodge Rd., turn right at the park office and then the first left, and you'll find the cabins.

For once, I'm pleased to not to have to make the early-season travel warning and disclaimer. However, the standard admonition about the roads still stands. This region has some of the most twisty, challenging, and unpredictable roads anywhere, with blind rises, blue-sky corners, and all kinds of off-camber whoops, dips, drops and gravelly corners. Leave your ego at home. If you are going to ride like a hero, be sure you bring your super powers, or install a rudder and ailerons on your bike. On some roads we will be riding, the laws of physics do not permit your bike to remain in contact with the road at speed, and the road will vanish out from under you. One particular road, the infamous 555, has claimed more than its share of maggots.

See you there! I'll be taking a roll call later in the spring.

Meeting of the Magnas 2007 - Possible? - June ??, 2007 - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

A rally that the magna Riders Association, Magna Owners of Texas and the Super Magna Owners Group are planning for next year. We are calling it the Meeting of the Magnas 2006 ( ). The dates for the event are from June ?? 2006 to June ?? 2006 and it will be held in Eureka Springs Arkansas. There will be plenty of riding drooling over bikes and whatever else we can come up with.

Contact: Kevin Reinhold for information and details.
SCROTM SabMag/COG - Rally Over the Mountains - Possible?? June , 2007 - Red Lodge, Montana

Beartooth highway had to be rebuilt this year so lots of the pavement is fresh and the road won't even look the same. For you dual sports types, you may have noticed a goat path going up the far side of the valley, it'll be open as well. I've heard that it makes Jack Hunt's driveway look boring.

Ride the Beartooth pass, crossing from the Big Skys of Montana into the amazing views of Wyoming. Come meet people from two groups, for this rally is a first of its kind, combining people from both the Sabre Magna Group and the Concours Owners Group. Visit wonde rful locations and see some of the most beautiful country there is without a coastal view. Ride the twisties at 11,000 feet and enj oy meeting new people all with a common bond to motorcycling. Ride loops will consist of everything from a nice day ride, 300 or so miles, to a nice morning or afternoon ride of about 100 miles. See our Ride Info page,, for more detailed info on suggested rides.

Our Gathering point is going to be Red Lodge, MT. Hotels and camping are in abundance, check our Lodging links for information. We will try to do a group rate at a hotel if we have enough interest. Food and Beverage choices are also in great supply with restaur ants in every price range. A BBQ style get together will be planned for Saturday night. I hope that all will attend so that we hav e a chance to get to know you all better.

Rally headquarter will be somewhere in Redlodge. Ride information will be available as will suggestions for local area visits. Mos t of this information can be found on the web site.

Please feel free to contact via email or phone if you have any questions and we will do our best to answer your questions. Call us for phone and snail mail info.

Contact: Jack Salsbury, or Brice Ligget, Snail: 1334 Custer Ave, Billings, MT 59102, Cell: 406 698 9489
SabMag GreatWhiteNorth '07 - Possible? July ??, 2007

For all the Upper Midwest types that have been whining that other other Sabmag events are "too faaar" away, SMGWN returns! This time it will be held at the new and improved Walt's Inn II, 12 miles north of the village of L'anse MI, on stunning Keewenaw Bay on the Big Lake They Call Gitchee-Gumee. WI II features indoor plumbing complete with shower facilities, easy paved access, ample camping space, stunning views and close proximity to the best riding in the upper Great Lakes area. Come on up, enjoy Yooper hospitality, ride, relax and say to yourself: Why the hell haven't I ever been here before?

Contact Mike Walt for information and further details.
SMColorado-Inaugural 2007 - August TBA, 2007

Where: TBA, Colorado
When: August (tentative)

Hopefully we can make this an annual event! Lots of winding roads in Colorado and great weather! More info to come.

Contact: DeWayne Colombe Put SMColorado in the subject please.
SMENOE 10.0 - Oh Yes! Sept., 2007 (Labor Day Weekend) at the Zimranch on Piper Pond in Abbot Village, Maine. 4 hrs north of Boston.

Contact ZimBob for information, etc.
Marietta Sternwheeler Festival Saturday September 8th, 2007

Join us for the most amazing fireworks display you've ever seen. I mean it. I don't even LIKE fireworks, and each year I'm TOTALLY blown away by this display. Typically we spend the day chewing up southeast Ohio's delectable twisties and then end up at the festival around dinnertime. Most of us will either camp at Leith Run Recreation Area, which is right on SR7, about 6 miles south of New Matamoras, or stay at the Aldeco Hotel, in NM (740/865- 3426). For those new to the fireworks, as you come into Marietta on SR7 you'll find that the street is closed off for the festival in the downtown area. We park our bikes just past those barricades, on the left side of the road. It's pretty common to find us eating dinner at the Chinese buffet a block back up the street before the show. The lines for the carnival-style food vendors at the event itself are truly ridiculous, as are the prices.

Although the show doesn't start until after dark (obviously) the entire viewing area will be PACKED long before that. In fact, if you plan to sit on grass, you'd better be there before 4-5pm, otherwise the only viewing area left will be on a sloped area full of very uncomfortable rocks nearer the river's edge. So your choices are: 1.) come VERY early and stake out your grass. 2.) Come later and bring something to sit on which can handle the rocks (a thick Thermo-rest would work, or a lawn chair with the front propped up to handle the slope). For about the last hour before the show starts, the sternwheel riverboats tied off at the dock will begin blasting their tremendously loud airhorns, so think about bringing earplugs down to the viewing area, if you're smart.

Contact Dave Ryder for more information.
9th Annual Eastern Oregon SabMag ride Third weekend in Sept. 2006. Baker City, OR - Anyone stepping up or will this become a Western Oregon ride?

Email Doug Chapman for more information.
The Leaf Peeping SME is set for October 12-14, 2007 at Hunt's Lodge in Tellico Plains, TN.

You can check out the campground website at

We have 1 cabin with a full sized bed in it, and 4 with a set of bunk beds and a twin bed (3 people). Speak up early if you'd like one. We've been asked if ShadowRiders would be welcome, too. I said sure, the more the merrier... any overflow will be directed to the Cherohala Motorcycle Resort about 4 miles away, and Mountain View Cabins, which tend to run more than the campgrounds do. I *think* the KOA will still be open, but I'll check for sure if we run out of cabins.

Cabins are $45.00 per night for 2 people, $50.75 for 3 people. Camping runs $11.25 for one, $17.00 for a couple.

Planned grub consists of dinner Friday and Saturday nights, a full breakfast Saturday morning, and a light breakfast on Sunday morning, probably a breakfast casserole or summat. My sister has volunteered to make lasagna one night. Those that were here last summer should remember what a treat her cooking was. Not sure what we'll have the other night. Thinking along the line of steaks or something else that doesn't require constant attention all day long. We'll figure something out.

Email me, Lori Hunt, if you have any questions, want to reserve a cabin, or just want to bs awhile.

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