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Anonymous
Fri Nov 21st, 2003, 11:46 AM
It's that time of year again! For the third year, the Colorado Sportbike Club will be participating in the motorcycle Toy Run to Children's Hospital, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Harley Davidson, on Sunday Dec 7.

This ride grew to over 7,500 people last year! This time we want to make it even larger. Ride registration starts at 8:30 and the ride begins at 10am. As always, CSC members will meet up beforehand for some coffee and to get everyone together, so we can remain as one group amidst the sea of bikes.

The meeting spot will be our south location, the Starbucks at Quebec and County Line Road. To get there, take C-470 to Quebec (it's about a mile west of I-25), and turn North. On the NE corner of the next intersection (Quebec/County Line) you will see a shopping center with a Safeway, the Starbucks is on the east end of this center. There is an Amoco station if you need to gas up as well.

The meeting spot for the ride is at Santa Fe and Mineral; we will get there via 470 to Santa Fe. We will plan to leave Starbucks promptly at 9AM, this will give us plenty of time to get to the staging area, sign in, and mingle a bit/take pictures before the ride begins, and it'll hopefully be a bit warmer by then.

Last year we had quite a turnout from the club, and there is no limit to the number of bikes we can bring, so I hope to see you all there! Remember, bring a toy (unwrapped) for the kids! :)

For more information on the ride, you can visit the official site at:
http://www.rmh-d.com/etc/toy_run.php

See you all there!

Dysco
Fri Nov 21st, 2003, 11:58 AM
:lol: WOW I forgot this was happening! I'm SO surprised! Sounds like fun! :lol:

I'm totally there. The best part about it is going to Target in bike gear and buying stuffed animals :D

Anonymous
Fri Nov 21st, 2003, 04:03 PM
Some add'l info:

- If it snows, of course we won't be riding, no one wants to be unsafe. However as long as white stuff isn't falling from the sky, we're going.

- It will be cold in the morning, but once you see the bikes, the generosity, and the kids you are helping, I guarantee you will not care. Dress warm!

- Bring cameras!

- Let's meet at Breckenridge Brewery afterwards for lunch, they open at 11. They're a "CSC-friendly" location close to where we will be.

- I am trying to score us free coffee at Starbucks that morning. My sister is a supervisor there, she's checking with her manager tonight and will let me know. Since this is for charity, the chances of it are good.

- Wondering what kind of toy to get? I found this wish list on the Children's Hospital web site:
http://www.thechildrenshospital.org/share/clinicalservices/handout/202_wishlist200203.pdf

ccm84
Fri Nov 21st, 2003, 05:48 PM
Not to sound like a dingey, uncharitable asshole, but I would love to go. What time does it normally end though? I do work in the afternoon that day (scheduled for 17:00)

Anonymous
Fri Nov 21st, 2003, 05:51 PM
We'll be done by noon, after that whoever wants to usually goes somewhere close by for some post-ride food and warming up. We tried the Wynkoop I think last time and they didn't want to accept money from a bunch of bikers (long story, it was pretty lame), however if Breck Brewery is open my vote is we go there - they always take care of us. :up:

Duc'nnit
Sat Nov 22nd, 2003, 07:54 AM
I am in, I just have to get my machine unwrapped at the office.... :D

Chris

Anonymous
Sun Nov 23rd, 2003, 12:35 AM
Ok, Starbucks is giving you all discounted coffee/pastries the morning of the 7th... Here's the catch: You have to pay cash! This is approved by the store manager but not corporate, so we're using a loophole.

To get your discounted coffee, go in and ask for Sarah (she's my sis), tell her you are in the ride. Pay cash. If you hand over plastic, you will pay full price, sorry. I think she's taking off 30%, so toss some coins in the tip jar. ;)

Anonymous
Mon Nov 24th, 2003, 01:28 PM
Oops! I goofed... The Starbucks is on the NORTHeast corner of Quebec and County Line, and you should turn NORTH onto Quebec from C-470 (instead of South, like I originally said).

That will teach me to write up directions without my morning coffee first. ;)

(thanks Gary for pointing that out!)

Kim-n-Dean
Mon Nov 24th, 2003, 02:01 PM
Ah yes, good ol' Pearl Harbor Day :guns: :guns:

We're in. Even though I should stay home and get hammered on my Birthday.

TheJackalGT
Tue Nov 25th, 2003, 04:10 PM
Sounds good, Ill see if My dad and I can make it.

friscokidd
Tue Nov 25th, 2003, 04:44 PM
i guess i can tow my ride up there, so count me in :D

NineTwoFour
Tue Nov 25th, 2003, 05:14 PM
I am down for this...

any of the other north crowd want to get together to ride down to the main CSC meeting spot?

Ripper
Tue Nov 25th, 2003, 11:51 PM
RIDERS UNITE!!!!

Gota give LOVE to the KIDS!!! 8)

Anonymous
Wed Nov 26th, 2003, 12:50 AM
Gota give LOVE to the KIDS!!! 8)BE CAREFUL!!! MJ got arrested for that! :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol:
http://www.cosportbikeclub.org/forums/images/avatars/11731504553fc10be9cfedf.jpg

FZRguy
Wed Nov 26th, 2003, 10:30 PM
Planning on riding if the weather cooperates. Since I live just down the street from the start, Iíll hook up with everyone there.

Anonymous
Thu Nov 27th, 2003, 05:45 PM
Planning on riding if the weather cooperates. Since I live just down the street from the start, I’ll hook up with everyone there.That will probably be easier said than done - last year there were over 7000 bikes. Do you have any idea how difficult it will be to find a group of ~30 that are sportbikes?

Ripper
Fri Nov 28th, 2003, 01:19 AM
Planning on riding if the weather cooperates. Since I live just down the street from the start, Iíll hook up with everyone there.That will probably be easier said than done - last year there were over 7000 bikes. Do you have any idea how difficult it will be to find a group of ~30 that are sportbikes?

Holy sh*t that's a huge turn out, that makes me want to ride even more, That 's good for an extra -10 degrees!!!

friscokidd
Fri Nov 28th, 2003, 04:01 PM
Planning on riding if the weather cooperates. Since I live just down the street from the start, I’ll hook up with everyone there.That will probably be easier said than done - last year there were over 7000 bikes. Do you have any idea how difficult it will be to find a group of ~30 that are sportbikes?

Holy sh*t that's a huge turn out, that makes me want to ride even more, That 's good for an extra -10 degrees!!!

So YOU would ride if it was -10 degrees? :? You are a rebel :lol: :up:

Anonymous
Fri Nov 28th, 2003, 04:10 PM
Seriously guys, the ride seems cold until you get there and see an absolute ocean of bikes, every one of them with gifts for sick children on the back. Whether you ride a sportbike or Harley does not matter, everyone puts their differences aside for a morning for a great cause. I would not be surprised to see near 10,000 people there on the 7th. Temperature will be secondary.

friscokidd
Fri Nov 28th, 2003, 05:49 PM
i dont mind the cold that much, if its not below 20, been there done that, and only bad thing about riding in cold weather is i get tunel vision :|

Duc'nnit
Fri Nov 28th, 2003, 06:35 PM
Hmm, lets see.....7000 bikes, Hogs and Crotch Rockets! :wtf: I think we can still find each other.. 8) Besides, with my underseat exhaust...I will be like a friggin piece of bread in a toaster! :shock:

Chris

Nick_Ninja
Sat Nov 29th, 2003, 02:00 AM
rforsythe wrote:


Whether you ride a sportbike or Harley does not matter, <snip>

Get tha DRIFT????????

This deal gets BIGGER than you R your ride .............. U have NO IDEA -------- (sorry ---------- PARTICIPATE IN YOUR OWN WAY please .................................................. ...

Dysco
Sat Nov 29th, 2003, 03:24 AM
i dont mind the cold that much, if its not below 20, been there done that, and only bad thing about riding in cold weather is i get tunel vision :|

You never really get going fast enough on the ride to get cold- wear your normal gear and you'll probably be just fine- there's just not enough speed involved to generate a good wind chill. Last year I wore a sweater under my coat and got too hot. Tunnel vision? Do you need some cold weather pointers? :D

merlin
Sat Nov 29th, 2003, 08:19 AM
I'd like to attend as well. If it's snowing I may ride the Ural, though. :lol:

Merlin

friscokidd
Sat Nov 29th, 2003, 09:57 AM
i dont mind the cold that much, if its not below 20, been there done that, and only bad thing about riding in cold weather is i get tunel vision :|

You never really get going fast enough on the ride to get cold- wear your normal gear and you'll probably be just fine- there's just not enough speed involved to generate a good wind chill. Last year I wore a sweater under my coat and got too hot. Tunnel vision? Do you need some cold weather pointers? :D

Naaa, dont need any tips, its just driving an hour when its in the 20's gets me kinda num :lol:

FZRguy
Sat Nov 29th, 2003, 09:22 PM
Iíve never ridden...watched them all pass by my house. All kinds of bikes are represented, but itís 99% cruisers (mostly HD). Iíll try to hook up sooner rather than later with our group.

NZ Darren
Sun Nov 30th, 2003, 12:21 AM
Anyone from the Springs going on this ride? If I go, don't really want to ride up alone.

Anonymous
Sun Nov 30th, 2003, 05:45 PM
From the RMHD website:

"Because so many sick and injured children look forward to this event, this ride will take place regardless of the weather. If it's too cold, snowy, or slick to ride your motorcycle, get in your car and come anyway!"
:)

Nick_Ninja
Sun Nov 30th, 2003, 08:32 PM
ZONE FORECASTS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO
324 PM MST SUN NOV 30 2003


COZ038>040-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-BOULDER AND
JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-NORTH
DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE
COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
INCLUDING FORT COLLINS...HEREFORD...LOVELAND...NUNN...ARVADA...
BOULDER...GOLDEN...LAKEWOOD...LONGMONT...AURORA... BRIGHTON...CITY
OF DENVER...DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...HIGHLANDS RANCH...
LITTLETON...PARKER
324 PM MST SUN NOV 30 2003

.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS 45 TO 55.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 25 TO 35.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE 50S.
LOWS 25 TO 35.
.THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGHS 45 TO 55.
LOWS 25 TO 35.
SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE 50S.

Sharkbate
Mon Dec 1st, 2003, 10:59 AM
I'll go. Even though I'm working a night shift before hand, I will trot up to denver. I believe this is a very cool gesture for the kids in that hospital.

yzfdarren, I'll ride up with ya.

FZRguy
Mon Dec 1st, 2003, 08:49 PM
Forecast is looking good. Did I mention that it takes a good 30 minutes for all the bikes to pass by...itís quite a sight to behold.

Wahooman
Mon Dec 1st, 2003, 11:03 PM
Hope everone has fun, wish I could be there!!
Ralph- Tom is bringing my check to ya since I can't make it Wed. or to the ride on the 7th.
Take care :D :santa:

Dysco
Fri Dec 5th, 2003, 12:02 PM
Does anyone know if we have to have forms filled out to ride again? I didn't see anything on the RMHD website. Maybe they're not doing the release to save time.

Nick_Ninja
Fri Dec 5th, 2003, 12:04 PM
The HOG chapter sez the release is required ------ but I doubt they will sic the police on yer arse if you don't fill one out. It's out on the HOG site.

Anonymous
Fri Dec 5th, 2003, 12:05 PM
If you don't bring it, they will give you one to sign as you pull in, same as always. Yes you DO have to sign this, it's how they free themselves from liability in case you bin it while on the ride, don't expect to get past them without handing a completed waiver in.

shacheri
Fri Dec 5th, 2003, 12:28 PM
Ralph,

I am having a hard time finding the form we need to sign and bring...will you put the link in here so I can directly get to it...

I think my browser must be incompatible with the RMHD site, because it was all broken up and overlapping images with text...

anyway, I would be most grateful for your help with this!

:)

Nick_Ninja
Fri Dec 5th, 2003, 12:47 PM
Because this is sponsored in part by the ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOG organization, and NOT solely by RMHD, they are the ones that are requireing the Release Form.

http://www.rmhog.com/rmhog/events/index.cfm?fuseaction=ViewEventDetails&EventID=66

shacheri
Fri Dec 5th, 2003, 12:55 PM
thanks, Nick!

Dysco
Fri Dec 5th, 2003, 01:08 PM
Or link directly to:http://www.rmhog.com/rmhog/pdfs/chapter_event_release_form.pdf

Thanks all!

NineTwoFour
Fri Dec 5th, 2003, 01:09 PM
I just called them.

They are getting A LOT of stuffed animals, and gifts for the younger kids... however, they need more gifts for the older children and encouraged me to bring something for them.

Just thought I would pass this along.

Anonymous
Fri Dec 5th, 2003, 01:11 PM
I was going to print some out and bring photocopies to the pre-ride assembly, but I couldn't find it on the RMHD webpage for this year's ride.

I called them and asked where on the website it was. They said it was NOT on the webiste because last year some people were missed :dunno: and this year, everybody will be filling them out at the staging area. :wtf:

I have no idea how that can be faster, but I was told that they have a streamlined process.

I don't know if the form on the RMHOG site will be accepted or not (it probaby will), but it is definatly different from last year's form (http://www.rmh-d.com/pdf/forms/toy_run2002.pdf).

Dysco
Fri Dec 5th, 2003, 02:01 PM
I just called them.

They are getting A LOT of stuffed animals, and gifts for the younger kids... however, they need more gifts for the older children and encouraged me to bring something for them.

Just thought I would pass this along.

What works for older kids? Playstation's a little out of my price range right now.

NineTwoFour
Fri Dec 5th, 2003, 02:11 PM
The lady I spoke with offered a few suggestions...

Books, CD's, Movies, Make-up kits (???), puzzles, models...

I am either going to run over to the hobby store and get a model, or to the sporting goods store and get a basketball.

The Chicago Toy Run actually wouldn't accept stuffed animals, and really encouraged sporting goods.

Nick_Ninja
Fri Dec 5th, 2003, 03:09 PM
Here is the CHD WISH LIST (http://www.thechildrenshospital.org/share/clinicalservices/handout/202_wishlist200203.pdf)

You will need ADOBE ACROBAT READER DOWNLOAD (http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html) to view the .PDF file containing ALL the info as to what the hospital needs in the way of giftage.

Kim-n-Dean
Fri Dec 5th, 2003, 03:17 PM
The lady I spoke with offered a few suggestions...

Books, CD's, Movies, Make-up kits (???), puzzles, models...

I am either going to run over to the hobby store and get a model, or to the sporting goods store and get a basketball.

The Chicago Toy Run actually wouldn't accept stuffed animals, and really encouraged sporting goods.

I wouldn't get a basketball. Can they go outside and play with it? That's what Kim wanted to get and I told her the same thing...

Edit: My bad, it's on the their list...

Duc'nnit
Sat Dec 6th, 2003, 05:30 PM
Got the coolest!! Speed Racer Mach 5.............How come we didnt have this stuff when we were kids???!! :cry: We could always watch the stuff, but never get our hands on it!! <sigh> I will try to leave it alone........ :lol:

Chris

Harry Biker
Sun Dec 7th, 2003, 12:40 PM
8) :D I took this years parade off to spectate and timed the parade @ 60 minutes of BIKERS!!! AWESOME. I was standing by Peaberry's on Santa-Fe w/ a decent sized crowd,(coffee in hand of course) and my wife daughter & her little friend were all giving the sportbike riders the "hang-loose" wave/sign.

I recognized Nick Ninja,(who seemed to be running late) and Spidey, I'll assume that wheelie was for me & my girls.

Anyhow, nice turn out for sure. Glad ya'll had great wx.It was fun to watch the constant stream of rockets,(the most fun) bikes/trikes/rigs & even a few muscle cars @ the end,(albeit I will resume my more natural position next year)

shacheri
Sun Dec 7th, 2003, 02:59 PM
Great job giving out the hand loose!

There were a few of us "sporters" at the front, in front of the fire truck, so hopefully when they show the parade on the news there will be a few fast bikes caught on tape.

60 minutes of bikes - WOW!!! That is a lot of bikes!!!

great fun, glad we did it this year!

Thanks Ralph and Spidey for getting everything planned for the club.

:up:

Nick_Ninja
Sun Dec 7th, 2003, 05:55 PM
Harry Biker wrote:


I recognized Nick Ninja,(who seemed to be running late)

Missed ya buddy! I was riding nervous ------- too much coffee prior to takeoff :silly: and Dalton (Chief) was right on my arse :shock: . Hope you had a good time with the fam.

shacheri


60 minutes of bikes - WOW!!! That is a lot of bikes!!!

great fun, glad we did it this year!

Thanks Ralph and Spidey for getting everything planned for the club.

:santa: :hump: :santa: :hump: :santa: :hump: :santa: :hump: :santa: :hump: :santa: :hump: :santa: :hump: :santa: :hump: :santa: :hump:

Quick636
Sun Dec 7th, 2003, 10:46 PM
Whos got pictures? :D

Anonymous
Sun Dec 7th, 2003, 11:18 PM
GREAT ride today everyone! I think in the ride itself we had 50-60 sportbikes, and between 30 and 40 at Breck Brewery.

As always if you have pics you can send them to webmaster@cosportbikeclub.org. I grabbed a bunch as well and will have them sent to Bob shortly.

It was very cool of Starbucks to give the club free coffee this morning as well! Also good of Breckenridge Brewery to hook us up with parking (even if a couple Harley riders couldn't read the large CSC banner they parked directly under... :roll: :lol: ) and seating.

Erratic
Mon Dec 8th, 2003, 12:02 AM
Well that was definetly a great ride today. Somehow a small group of us seemed to have cut up to the front of the line which was very sweet to be in the front of such a huge group :D

Also I watched channel 7 news and they showed Heather and I for a brief second in the hospital passing out our presents up on the 6th floor. :P Don't worry I'll be at Brecks on wednesday to sign autographs :lol:

Thanx Ralph for getting us the hook up at Starbucks. ;)

A big :up: to Brecks for takeing care of us :rock:

And as always it was good to see everyone again and nice meeting those of you I had not met.

A huge THANKS to everyone who came together for this. It was nice to see evryone doing this for such a great cause. YOU GUYS ROCK :headbang:

Anonymous
Mon Dec 8th, 2003, 12:07 AM
Here are the first pics I've received so far (from tt600glr). More to follow, I'm sure:

http://www.cosportbikeclub.org/ClubPics/page43-toyrun2003/tt600grl005.jpg

http://www.cosportbikeclub.org/ClubPics/page43-toyrun2003/tt600grl006.jpg

http://www.cosportbikeclub.org/ClubPics/page43-toyrun2003/tt600grl007.jpg

http://www.cosportbikeclub.org/ClubPics/page43-toyrun2003/tt600grl008.jpg

http://www.cosportbikeclub.org/ClubPics/page43-toyrun2003/tt600grl009.jpg

http://www.cosportbikeclub.org/ClubPics/page43-toyrun2003/tt600grl010.jpg

amazzon
Mon Dec 8th, 2003, 12:22 AM
The most fun I've had so far ;) Was very nice to see everyone again, and meet some new folks! Was nice to see the contingent from CS come all that way as well. A special thanks to Bob, Ralph and all who organized the event :up: (BTW-Nice wheelie Bob!) pics forthcoming...

Anonymous
Mon Dec 8th, 2003, 12:33 AM
I'd like to say a

BIG THANK YOU TO RALPH

He planned the entire thing, from the free Starbucks coffee in the morning (although originally it was just supposed to be discounted :D ), the wagon sponsorships, :up: to reserved parking and seating at Breckenridge Brewery! 8)

Way to go Ralph! :up: :up: :up:

Erratic
Mon Dec 8th, 2003, 01:03 AM
I'd like to say a

BIG THANK YOU TO RALPH

Definetly

You rock man :rock: :headbang: :rock: :headbang: :rock: :headbang: :yay:

Anonymous
Mon Dec 8th, 2003, 01:18 AM
and Spidey, I'll assume that wheelie was for me & my girls.Of course! ;)

I was wondering what happened to you - we missed you out there Harry. Wow, 60 minutes is a lot of bikes. I wonder what the total count was. There was a Ural showing off it's prowess in REVERSE as it backed into the lot near the hospital where we all parked - reminded me of you 2 years ago (although I didn't actaully get to see you riding in it) :D

Anonymous
Mon Dec 8th, 2003, 01:44 AM
There was a Ural showing off it's prowess in REVERSE as it backed into the lot near the hospital where we all parked - reminded me of you 2 years ago (although I didn't actaully get to see you riding in it) :D

Actually that was a Harley, believe it or not. He had an HD logo on the back. :shock:

Oh and you're all quite welcome. :up:

Ripper
Mon Dec 8th, 2003, 10:36 AM
I had a last blast, Good job Ralph, Killer turn out!!!

Sully
Mon Dec 8th, 2003, 11:19 AM
I'd like to say a

BIG THANK YOU TO RALPH

Definetly

You rock man :rock: :headbang: :rock: :headbang: :rock: :headbang: :yay:


PROPS TO RALPH!! THANKS!

Oh yea, almost forgot... NICE WHEELIES BOB.. SHOW OFF! :lol:

towneh
Mon Dec 8th, 2003, 11:22 AM
good job Ralph...... it all went smoooooooth!
thanx,
Henry :D

Dysco
Mon Dec 8th, 2003, 12:14 PM
Thanks Ralphie! :up: We had a great time and are currently wading through 4 billion pictures. I'll post them when we get a couple spare hours. Good to see everyone representin' for the kiddies!

friscokidd
Mon Dec 8th, 2003, 02:54 PM
I'd like to say a

BIG THANK YOU TO RALPH


Way to go Ralph! :up: :up: :up:

:imwithstupid:

Anonymous
Mon Dec 8th, 2003, 04:41 PM
I put all my pics up in General under another thread.

Rick T.
Mon Dec 8th, 2003, 08:16 PM
:bananna: GREAT to see everyone yesterday... Nice to see old faces.

Colorado strikes again - sunny and warm for our ride yesterday... snowing and cold today... PERFECT for boarding this week!

God I love it here...

I LOVED being able to do something for the kids at Children's... Thanks for the opportunity Ralph - CSC Rocks!!!

S2RGRL
Mon Dec 8th, 2003, 11:15 PM
What an awesome event to be a part of :) , it was truly a good time and for a good cause :D Very Nice seeing all of you!

Thank You Ralph! I'm glad you convinced me to go, I would've definitely missed out.

Anonymous
Tue Dec 9th, 2003, 12:12 AM
Thank You Ralph! I'm glad you convinced me to go, I would've definitely missed out.

See??? It wasn't just so I could talk smack. :lol: