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Reviving the Bullfrog - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!
« on: October 01, 2018, 01:14:26 pm »
Patti and I have talked on several occasions about reviving the Bullfrog Rally, but it took the atmosphere of the Sat. night campfire at RWTW for us to seal the deal.

I have been a COG member for several years now, and seeing all the work put in (rally after rally), I figured it’s time to get off my arse and do something.
 
Ron and I talked about the (new) venue and some of the specifics and we got the ‘proper blessings’.
 
Although some details need to be worked out, we would like to move forward with putting it on the calendar for some time in late Jan. or Feb. ’19, but there are 2 events that we need to coordinate with…Douglas’ track weekend and Marty’s St. Augustine ‘Warm-up’.  Those 2 events take precedence over the Bullfrog, so I was hoping thru the active participation in the thread that we could get consensus on scheduling all 3.

We would also like to get a sense for level of interest in attending.
   
MARTY, as the So. Fla. AAD, Patti and I would really appreciate your input and working with you on some of the finer details.  We will do all the leg/grunt work.
 
Some of the specifics…

Venue:  Skydive Sebastian, Fl

Camping:  primarily tent camping, but there are some paved spots in the middle of the camping area for RVs, but no hook-ups, fire pit, not sure if there is any elec. in the camping area (will find out), but plenty of outlets up on the deck and in bar.  There are also some more rustic camp spots across airport road which is a 20 sec walk.
   
Facilities:  clean bathrooms and showers, restaurant/bar open all day, tiki bar open after hours, Amanda (our Hostess) said she would prefer to not have us set up any big cooking operation in the camping area because of the restaurant, but Roman-esque type cooking would be fine, as long as we don’t advertise it.
   
Meals:  We will be working on providing the typical fri. and sat. dinners, but all other meals will be on your own.
   
Access:  paved all the way into the camping area (one of the challenges of ‘the ranch’ was getting into/out of the property from the dirt/sand road, with the bike all loaded up).
     
Proximity:  right off of Rt. 1 and close to restaurants, bars, banks, etc.
 
Cost:  TBD

DISCLAIMER:  THIS RALLY IS IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH ANY OF THE JUMP OPERATIONS AT THE AIRPORT (EG. TANDEM JUMPS, GROUP DISCOUNTS, ETC.).  AMANDA KNOWS DAVE FUCHS AND I, AND HAS AGREED TO HOST IT BASED SOLEY ON THAT, NOT ANY PROMISE OF POTENTIAL BUSINESS.

BULLFROG REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.
Skydive Sebastian, Sebastian FL
$30-Member, $35-Non-Member (No daily/nightly camping fees)
Jan. 4 - 6  '19

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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 02:58:06 pm »
Good on ya, Shawn, Patti, and Marty.

Sounds like a cool venue.

There are a couple of other events to also work around, one being the BMW Florida's Coolest Rally, and Bike(Trailer)week. 

Time's getting short but perhaps 1st or 2nd weekend in December? Weather is usually pretty close to perfect at that time and I don't recall anything else being scheduled then.

And thanks!  :great: :beerchug:
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 12:06:21 am »
Wendy and I are in for sure! You pick the weekend and we are there man  :beerchug: Can I recommend not black friday weekend due to family engagements and not too close to Christmas due to the same. We are in for sure  :great:

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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 06:12:21 pm »
Also the BMW coolest rally mid January and the SE spring rally April 25 - 28. Throw in Daytona bike week from March 8-17. Having it the first weekend of bike week may not be a bad idea, gives everyone something to do on Friday & Saturday. Daytona is only an hour & half away.

Depending on my situation and where it falls, I'm interested. I think the venue is perfect, it will be just picking the right date.

Thanks for stepping up and putting out the effort.
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 09:03:25 pm »
Agree with all so far. Especially thanks go to Shawn, Doug, and Patti. Now all the rest of you'uns (did I say that right???) need to weigh in.

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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 11:20:19 pm »


   Really enjoyed the first 2 RWTB events, was hoping it would return. Unfortunately for me, I won't be coming to FL till the end of Dec. Sure would like to see it scheduled sometime from Jan. to Apr.

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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2018, 01:53:20 am »
Hop to it then. Looks like a winner from here. Will put it on the calendar when you set the dates.
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2018, 02:17:45 am »
Thanks all for the feedback...much appreciated.  :beerchug:

Although I agree with SteveJ on the Dec. weather down here, I'm not so sure about much interest in Dec. due to the holiday bustle starting after Thanksgiving.  Having said that, if there is too much going on after the new year, we could probably make it happen Dec. 6 - 9 based on the fact that dealing with Amanda will be easy, we just need to work out insurance, dinners, etc. 

Since I have never organized a COG rally and don't want to step on anyone's toes in doing this one, I would like to propose the following...

The only dates so far that Amanda can't host it are between Christmas and New Year and the month of mar (Kurt, unfortunately the Bike week connection won't work out...I like the idea).  That leaves sometime in early dec or sometime in jan or feb.

Please throw out some specific dates so we can pick one (and I can blame someone else if it steps on another event  ;D)

I'll throw out several weekends based on feedback...

Dec. 7-9. Jan 4-6, Feb 1-3.   

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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2018, 10:15:44 am »
We have a large region and if we want to have good stuff going on, sooner or later, good (bad?) choices may have to be made. I have seen events a week or two apart work because folks sometimes can stitch two event weekends together with vacation in between. Of course, our retired friends may have MORE trouble since they always seem to be on "holiday" somewhere... Throw some ideas out there folks.
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2018, 11:34:11 am »
For me personally I would prefer the Jan option. One week after the Last Blast and a couple of weeks before the Coolest Rally. All good.

Again, my case, we have a daughter coming to visit on the Feb weekend so I'm out for that. After that, heading to AZ for a month or so...gotta check out Quartzite.
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2018, 12:17:13 am »
Sorry for the delay, but it looks like we will shoot for the Jan weekend (4 - 6).  I had to check with Patti on her availability and make sure that weekend still worked with the drop zone.  They have their biggest event between Christmas and New Year.  It's ends New Year's Day (tues) and then we will be moving in thurs/fri...there may be some stragglers from the event, but nothing we can't work around.

Ron, please PM me when you get a chance and let me know what the top priority (most time-consuming) tasks are that we can get started on asap.

Has McFly been on the forum lately...hoping to get his blessing and ideas?       
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« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2018, 11:21:54 am »
PM sent.
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2018, 09:25:31 pm »
Should be in!
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« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2018, 11:45:16 pm »
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2018, 11:40:18 am »
Jumping in!!
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2018, 05:24:08 pm »
January works for me.


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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2018, 09:55:28 pm »
Count me in as well. This should be fun.

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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2018, 11:46:23 pm »
Quote from: Shawn link=topic=75342.msg651051#msg651051
Has McFly been on the forum lately...hoping to get his blessing and ideas?     

McFly has been busy with work, but lurks the Forum when he can.  I look for
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2018, 12:36:56 pm »
Jan. Works for me.
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2018, 04:55:06 pm »
Maybe I can convince that fella from Arkansas to ride over again...
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« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2018, 07:22:21 pm »
Maybe I can convince that fella from Arkansas to ride over again...
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2018, 01:54:13 am »
Sorry guys/gals, work has been doggin’ me lately.

Happy to hear there is some interest in attending…thanks for the replies.

Most of the details mentioned are still firm, including the dates of Jan 4 – 6, venue, etc., except that we will only do 1 dinner (keep the cost down).  It will probably be sat. night.  We have a bunch of options the other 2 nights which we’ll get back to ya on.

As mentioned, this is the weekend after Sebastian’s biggest event of the year, so we don’t know what kind of attendance there will be at that and how many will hang out through the weekend.  The event ends on tues., 1st.  I will be meeting with Amanda tom. To talk about the last of the details and try to get an idea of what we need to limit attendance to.  Also need to get a better idea of exactly where we can put trailers.
 
Just to be clear…this is a SOCIAL and not a Rally.

As everyone who’s attended knows, the Bullfrog has always been advertised as a social event because…let’s be honest, fla riding stinks except when it’s 20 degrees up north.  There will not be any organized rides.  This is a chance to hang out for the weekend in a park-like setting with some folks that are a lot like COG folk…quirky, adrenaline junkies, safety conscience, respectful of other people’s gear, but most of all…FUN.
 
I’m gonna work with RON to get it on the calendar asap.  We’ll keep the cost to $30 or under.  More details to follow.

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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2018, 02:15:41 am »
Thanks Shawn. Work's been dogging me, too. I'll try to get  it on the calendar in the next day or two, but tomorrow is one of those 14 hour days and then I'm out of  town for a couple of days. Soon! Soon... ;)
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« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2018, 11:10:39 am »
Posted on the calendar. Questions post here or direct to Shawn.
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2018, 10:34:44 am »
Considering this. Since I'm running the SmartWeigh program to weigh RVs in Bushnell, I just need to tell the scheduler those dates are unavailable for appointments.

Have 3 this morning and the appointments keep coming.
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