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    Default ** April 16 & 17 ** 2016 Akeno Offroad Ride, Camp & BBQ

    It's still a long way off, but hoping for a good turn out so posting early to allow those interested to arrange bikes, transport and pencil in the dates on your calendars. There's a ton of info, photos and videos regarding Akeno in the 2014 and 2015 ride threads, so please check them out if you haven't been to Akeno before. It's certainly one of my favorite places to ride offroad and I'm still discovering new trails to ride there. Saturday night BBQ is always good fun and there is a nice onsen just down the road to have a post-ride soak in. Will plan accommodation (Campica- cabins) closer to the date...

    2015 Akeno Ride thread:
    http://www.gaijinriders.com/showthre...-Ride-and-Camp

    2014 Akeno Ride thread:
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    Akeno 2015 Day 1 Video:


    Akeno 2015 Day 2 Video:

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    The April trip is only 3 months away now! The lack of snow this year allowed us to ride at Akeno last weekend (Jan. 9th). Here's some video which shows some of the new trails we've found:


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    Looking forward to this...
    ...speak softly and pack an obscenely large hammer...

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    Default ** April 16 & 17 ** 2016 Akeno Offroad Ride, Camp & BBQ

    Cool. In for the ride and place in the cabin. Thanks!

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    I'm going to try to make it and ride my trials bike, which will be a first on that sort of terrain. If, however, there are people interested in light rindo touring in the area, as opposed to off-road, I'll bring my Serow and do that. Depends on who's planning to ride what.


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    Only 2 months away now! If you'd like to stay in a cabin please let me know. Yesterday I reserved a 10 person cabin, for Friday and Saturday night (5,090 yen each, Friday ~ Sunday). I can reserve more cabins if necessary. However, if you'd like to make your own arrangements (cabin, or tent pitch), you can contact Campica reservations at 0555-30-4580. Be sure to say that you want to stay at Campica Akeno as there are multiple locations.
    http://www.campica.jp/akeno/

    Based on feedback received so far, here is a list of people who want to stay in a cabin

    1) Markw
    2) Mevan123
    3) DDT Rider
    4) Neilb
    5) WildBill
    6) Riki
    7) MichaelE
    8) TwinRider

    The 10 person cabin (Log Cottage Grande) has a large decked area in front of it which will be great for BBQing.

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    I'll take a spot at the cabin Mark. Thanks.
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    Default ** April 16 & 17 ** 2016 Akeno Offroad Ride, Camp & BBQ

    Updated list:

    1) Markw
    2) Mevan123
    3) DDT Rider
    4) Neilb
    5) WildBill
    6) Riki
    7) Rider2371
    8) TwinRider

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    I'll be bringing a tent.


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    Cabin, if a spot left.
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    Default ** April 16 & 17 ** 2016 Akeno Offroad Ride, Camp & BBQ

    Updated Cabin list:

    1) Markw
    2) Mevan123
    3) DDT Rider
    4) Neilb
    5) WildBill
    6) Riki
    7) Rider2371
    8) TwinRider
    9) Jav

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    I rode at Akeno yesterday (March 5th) and was surprised to find that there was no snow at all. Riding conditions were good, although a little dusty as it hadn't rained for a while. Took some video while riding with Riki:


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    A friend of mine (Kazu) will be able to come, so we are at 10 people in the cabin currently

    Cabin (10 person capacity):
    1) Markw
    2) Mevan123
    3) DDT Rider
    4) Neilb
    5) WildBillLC
    6) Riki
    7) Rider2371
    8) TwinRider
    9) Jav
    10) Kaz

    Tent (Please make your own reservation arrangements):
    1) Dualta

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    There have been a few changes. Unfortunately Neilb won't be able to make it due to an injury. Also Twinrider can't stay Friday night.

    Cabin (10 person capacity), Friday & Saturday Nights:
    1) Markw
    2) Mevan123
    3) DDT Rider
    4) WildBillLC
    5) Riki
    6) Rider2371
    7) Jav
    8) Kaz

    Cabin, Saturday night only
    1) Twinrider

    Tent (Please make your own reservation arrangements):
    1) Dualta

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    Anyone else planning on coming? Only two weeks away now...

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    I'm going to have to pull out, again, ffs. Family stuff, again. This is the second year in a row I've not been able to go. I've been looking forward to this for a while, too. I might well head up there later in the spring, if anyone else fancies another day there.


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    -Jav. Same day as the AFG/Apex track day unfortunately. We had to change the date due to
    Jasons schedule conflict.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jav View Post
    -Jav. Same day as the AFG/Apex track day unfortunately. We had to change the date due to
    Jasons schedule conflict.
    That's too bad! Next time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dualta View Post
    I'm going to have to pull out, again, ffs. Family stuff, again. This is the second year in a row I've not been able to go. I've been looking forward to this for a while, too. I might well head up there later in the spring, if anyone else fancies another day there.
    Again! Yes, let me know when you want to go. Too bad you can't make it this time...

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    Updated cabin list. Still a couple of vacancies. Let me know if you are planning on going, or need to cancel as soon as possible...

    Cabin (10 person capacity), Friday & Saturday Nights:
    1) Markw
    2) Mevan123
    3) DDT Rider
    4) WildBillLC
    5) Riki
    6) Rider2371
    7) Kaz
    8) TwinRider (Saturday night only)

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