Freestyle UPDATED LOCATION: 2012 Freestylefest (hot hole) September 29th, 2012

Will you be attending this ride?


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smusleh

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NEW LOCATION for Freestylefest 2012
***The launch access point for this ride has been moved due to the fact that Bolles Harbor is closed for construction***

The owner of Doglady Island off of East Dunbar Road has agreed to give us access to his private island for a nominal charge for the group so that we can launch our skis there for the day. In order to cover these costs there will be a launch access fee charged for each ski accessing this launch area.

The access gate to the island will be locked after all the riders are in attendance that have contributed to this ride. From there we can launch and head over to the normal riding area and beach on the peninsula.

WHERE:
Doglady Island (AKA "The Hothole")
DATE:
Saturday, September 29
COSTS:
$10.00/Rider
GATE ACCESS:
10AM to 12:30 PM
**Note: Please contact me to make arrangements if you plan on arriving after 12:30pm

For those that don't know, the Hothole is a small area of water that the powerplant empties there cooling water into. This keeps it unseasonably warm through cold weather. This is usually one of the last chances to ride in Michigan. Last year it was in the 40s and we were still out there staying warm.

Freestylefest is all about meeting new people, talking about riding and maybe learning from the experience. And above all... having fun.


DIRECTIONS
Take 75 to the Laplaisance Rd. exit (#11). From there turn right on to Laplaisance Rd. and proceed for approximately 1 mile, then just before you cross over the railroad tracks, turn right on to East Dunbar Rd. Take E. Dunbar Rd down for approximately 2 miles and you will see the Doglady Island entrance on your left. Follow that back to the parking lot and that is where we all put the skis in.


Who's going to be there?


1) Mikem91 - SJ
2) Mikem91's Wife - 750
3) Nemo - 750
4) Lea - SJ
5) Bob - SJ
6) Ashley - SJ
7) Jim - SJ
8) RivMan - X2
9) RivWife - X2
10) SpaceCowboy - X2
11) Smusleh - Q8
12) Cgibso14 - Aerial 8
13) JJC568 - SJ
14) Tstewart - SJ
15) Swannysxr - Q8
16) Draggingto -SJ
17) Daves87 - 650SX
18) Talon - 650SX
19) EvanKrefski - SJ
20) Justin - SJ
21) J0hnny - 750SX
22) Typhoontommy - Q8 & SeaDoo
23) Jeastes1 - carbon superfreak
24) Paul - xfs Rickter
25) Tony - SJ
26) Nick - SJ


NOTE: If you have beach cart you may want to bring it to expedite the launching process as it is a small grassy launch area. I will have my beach cart there to assist with launch and recovery. You will still be able to trailer launch and recover your ski(s), but if we have 2 or 3 beach totes that should ensure a more efficient launch and recovery process. I have included a picture of the launch area below.

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I'm hope there will be a couple boats at the hothole for us to do some wake jumping as there is every year. Just remember to be safe.

***PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE WAKE JUMPING ETIQUETTE THREAD***
http://www.x-h2o.com/showthread.php?...ht=safe+riding
 

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RivMan

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1) Me SJ
2) Wife 750
3) Nemo 750
4) Lea SJ
5) Bob SJ
6) Ashley SJ
7) Jim SJ
8) RivMan X2
9) RivWife X2
10) SpaceCowboy X2
 

RivMan

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BTW, is there any particular reason that the gates will be locked at 12:30? What if someone has to show up late for some reason.

Thanks
-Rob
 

smusleh

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The gate has to be closed so that we are not allowing anyone in that is not part of this ride. This is a private island with a private launch if we leave the gate open then that creates a liability for the owner of the island and a problem for us. Therefore, we are only allowing individuals into the gated area that are participating in this ride and anyone that will be showing up after 12:30 can make arrangements with me prior to the event. I will ensure they are not left out.
 

N3vrSat1sfied

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I'm in, I might be hung over and your footholds might break my feet lol. Thanks for putting this on again Sammy, and letting me ride your superjet, until I get my q8.
 
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Can you provide names or handles once you confirm and I will add it to the growing list in the first post?
I will be on my superjet

Daves87 will be on a 650sx

Another guy that's not a member here will be on another 650sx.

After I find out about the others I will post them up in here.
 

smusleh

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I will be on my superjet

Daves87 will be on a 650sx

Another guy that's not a member here will be on another 650sx.

After I find out about the others I will post them up in here.
Thanks for posting. I have updated the orignal post with the info you provided.
 

smusleh

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I am guessing 11AM will probably be the optimal arrival time for most people, but I will be there at 10AM to open the gates.
 
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