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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2018, 03:10:17 am »
Hi all,

Ron, thanks for posting…much appreciated.

I had some good conversations past couple days with the DZ staff.  They are sincerely excited to have COG there…high energy folks that will do everything they can to make us feel welcome.

Again, I had some concerns about that weekend backing up to Invasion, but they assured me we can make it work.  It will probably work out to be an interesting mix of folks.

In case there is any concern…responsible jumpers, like responsible riders, value their gear and respect other’s gear.  Period.  I have left stuff all over the place and it’s either right where I left it or in the lost and found.  And yes, they were beer nights.
 
Some updates…   

Camping

There are several hook-ups in the middle of the main camping area, but apparently they are spoken for for months on end.
 
That leaves us with 2 options, tent camping or off-grid RV/vehicle camping.  I walked all the back through the rustic camp sites and they are RUSTIC.  But the roads thru there are either paved or hard-packed so it would work well if someone wanted to trailer and sleep in whatever they’re trailering with.  As mentioned, the walk from the main camping area is 30 – 60 secs depending on how far back you go.
   
There will also be enough room for trailers for tent campers.

Getting there early (prior to Friday morning) for those who want/need to is not a big deal.  It is essentially an open camping area, but let me know so I can make accommodations with Amanda.

I confirmed we can do the all-important nightly blaze.  I will work on getting the firewood donated and somehow delivered.

If not mentioned, Amanda is charging us $10/head for the weekend for water, elec., etc.  It’s not Iron Horse, but it’s not $20/night either.

Meals

The posting says we will do 2 dinners, but we’ll keep it to 1 to keep the cost down and give us some other options.  Dinner will be sat night.  There are plenty of places in the area to choose from or we can make a run to publix and grill something fri. night.

Andrew (Zoo bar manager) will make dinner sat.  Great guy and knows the food and bev industry.  We talked about half frog legs and half chicken.  He’s pricing some things and will get back to us.  I told him we didn’t want to go above $15/head.  The food will be good and plentiful…he’ll do some tasty sides.
Andrew will also do a beer special (COG only).  Those tabs are separate from the sat. dinner.

I am going to work on getting some local raffle prizes.  Does anyone drink Fireball? ;D

Don’t hesitate to post or PM with any questions.…I’m sure I’m missing some s__t.

Thanks again for the interest so far.

More details to follow…
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2018, 12:07:52 pm »
just to clarify, the $10/head to the DZ is included in the registration fee.  the only transactions with the DZ will be if you decide to patronize the zoo bar.
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2018, 05:06:46 pm »
Awesome. Looking like a really cool event, and cheap frugal to boot.

The mixing in with the jumpers sounds cool. Maybe I'll give that a go at some point.

Shawn, good work! You get at least one Attaboy. I'm in for a free cold one for ya.  :beerchug:

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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2018, 10:59:19 pm »
Calendar updated to reflect Saturday dinner. Now, y'all start "Jumping in!"   :beerchug:
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2018, 11:03:56 pm »
Maybe I can convince that fella from Arkansas to ride over again...

Doubtful, enjoyed the year I did attend though. It was good time had by all. Just have no desire to see south Florida.

Good on ya for doing this Shawn!  :great:
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2018, 11:49:36 pm »
Maybe I can convince that fella from Arkansas to ride over again...

Doubtful, enjoyed the year I did attend though. It was good time had by all. Just have no desire to see south Florida.

Good on ya for doing this Shawn!  :great:

Don't blame ya Cliff...long way to go for a 'social' and no riding to speak of.  Exactly why I want to get to HMR #6 this year. ;D   
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2018, 12:59:41 pm »
"The posting says we will do 2 dinners, but we’ll keep it to 1 to keep the cost down and give us some other options.  Dinner will be sat night.  There are plenty of places in the area to choose from or we can make a run to publix and grill something fri. night."


...realized the calendar post only mentions sat. dinner, my bad, sorry Ron.
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2018, 07:44:08 pm »
Not your fault. Your assistant posted it that way originally, but when your correction was noticed, he changed it, suddenly and without notice. LOL.... ;D
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2018, 10:16:35 pm »
Wish we could make this bu,t we have obligations that weekend.
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2018, 11:01:57 pm »
All over this. Will definitely be there!

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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2018, 04:28:20 pm »
Wish we could make this bu,t we have obligations that weekend.

Sorry to hear you're tied up Kurt.  We'll do it next year.
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2018, 04:30:07 pm »
All over this. Will definitely be there!

Glad to hear it Chris.  You won't have to do any cat herding. ;D
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2018, 04:42:40 pm »
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:

Will there be jumps the weekend of our event: I wanna be like Felix:
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They will certainly be jumping that weekend, but not from the stratosphere. :-\  Not sure if I mentioned this, but if anyone hasn't been to a DZ yet, it is a hoot to watch them under canopy...particularly the high performance landings.  And it tends to be more fun with the more beer I drink...not sure what that's about. :D
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2018, 04:51:46 pm »
Should be in!

Hope you can make it Rico.
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2018, 04:55:10 pm »
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.

Hope you can make it JR, haven't seen ya in a while.
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2018, 04:57:12 pm »
Count me in as well. This should be fun.

Tom is the 1st to register...winner, winner, chicken dinner!
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2018, 04:58:31 pm »
January works for me.


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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2018, 05:01:03 pm »
Jan. Works for me.
Mon. (7th) starts the new Semester for Seminole County.

Hope you can make it Bill...it certainly won't be a long Sunday ride home before school the next day. :great:
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #43 on: November 26, 2018, 02:40:30 pm »
Holiday Greetings to all,

The Bullfrog is 5 wks from friday...please start thinking about registering if you know you're free that weekend and want to attend...I haven't registered yet, but will today.  We need to give Andrew an (approx) count for Sat. dinner by the 3rd wk. in Dec., since Christmas and New Years falls in there.

Andrew did put in a 'beer garden' with some shade, so the slab of concrete with picnic tablets is now a nice place to sit, have a beer, and watch the jumpers.

I'm working on door prizes, but we gotta get some folks registered to raise my enthusiasm level. ;D 

Still working on firewood.
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #44 on: November 26, 2018, 05:58:21 pm »
I have to wait about 2 more weeks to see if I can even request the time off.
Nature of the beast at worksux. 

I might recommend you edit your first post (right on the top line) put in big bold underlined letters the
fact that registration is open, and cost for attending, and the dates.  Maybe even a link to the calendar
page or registration page, if that's possible.  Only sayin' because I didn't know the event
was on  the calendar.    :great:
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #45 on: November 26, 2018, 06:29:46 pm »
Good point Marty. (Shawn if you need help with the edit - locked or something, I can help you with it.)
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #46 on: November 26, 2018, 10:46:31 pm »
Made the first 2 RWTB events and hope to make this one. I'm still in upstate NY and can't commit until I get to FL in a couple of weeks.

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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #47 on: November 27, 2018, 01:27:58 pm »
Just registered.

The Versys has a fresh rear tire on for carving up those super gnarly coastal roads.  :beerchug:
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2018, 02:39:06 pm »
I have to wait about 2 more weeks to see if I can even request the time off.
Nature of the beast at worksux. 

I might recommend you edit your first post (right on the top line) put in big bold underlined letters the
fact that registration is open, and cost for attending, and the dates.  Maybe even a link to the calendar
page or registration page, if that's possible.  Only sayin' because I didn't know the event
was on  the calendar.    :great:

Thanks for the heads-up on the reg. link Marty.  PM sent to Ron.

Hope you can make it down, won't be as much fun without you, of course.
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Re: Reviving the Bullfrog
« Reply #49 on: November 27, 2018, 02:39:55 pm »
Good point Marty. (Shawn if you need help with the edit - locked or something, I can help you with it.)
Thanks guys!
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