Invasion 2020

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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by Simba » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:11 pm

will e wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:37 am
Ouray is this year! We've made it to 2020. Time to start thinking of possible 'themes' for the gathering.
My theme is "wish I could be there" Gonna miss seeing everyone and spending some time in the San Juan's this year!
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by will e » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:21 pm

Simba wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:11 pm
will e wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:37 am
Ouray is this year! We've made it to 2020. Time to start thinking of possible 'themes' for the gathering.
My theme is "wish I could be there" Gonna miss seeing everyone and spending some time in the San Juan's this year!
You make me sad. :(

Who's going to help with the eggs benedict? Who's gonna hang with us at Maggies kitchen? I am gonna miss you guys not being there this year. Hopefully we can hook up next year or ???
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by Simba » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:33 am

will e wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:21 pm
Simba wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:11 pm
will e wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:37 am
Ouray is this year! We've made it to 2020. Time to start thinking of possible 'themes' for the gathering.
My theme is "wish I could be there" Gonna miss seeing everyone and spending some time in the San Juan's this year!
You make me sad. :(

Who's going to help with the eggs benedict? Who's gonna hang with us at Maggies kitchen? I am gonna miss you guys not being there this year. Hopefully we can hook up next year or ???

I know right!!

You are the eggs benedict King and I have full confidence that you will pull it off once again! We will be there in spirit!

Plan is to be back next year!

Have a grumpy guy beer and a 420 burger for me! I know you will any way!
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by ZacharyH » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:01 pm

Are there trails for stock wagoneers? i want to road trip mine there from Houston, and visit other places in Colorado too.


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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by will e » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:11 pm

ZacharyH wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:01 pm
Are there trails for stock wagoneers? i want to road trip mine there from Houston, and visit other places in Colorado too.
Yes... and no. Ten years ago almost all of the trails seems more stock friendly. But in the last few years a lot of the trails have gotten more difficult.

That being said, yes, there are some trails you should be okay on. Folks will guide you depending on the current conditions. And often times you can ride along with other folks too.
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by csuengr » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:04 pm

I just made my reservation. Don't know my site yet.
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by fulsizjeep » Fri May 01, 2020 10:55 am

Something to consider. I am beginning to doubt I will be coming this year. Everyone has decisions to make.

https://www.ouraynews.com/index.php/new ... ume-months
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by irondawg » Tue May 12, 2020 2:17 pm

Would you start planning for next year then or is it too early? I might be done with my Jeep for next year.
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by will e » Tue May 12, 2020 5:52 pm

You know, that's a good question. Normally we set the date during the current year's invasion. Let's see how it goes. I notice the KOA has not cancelled my reservation yet. Of course I am hopeful that the restaurants will be open for business. I think of "Maggie's kitchen", that poor guy is operating on a slim margin and really only busy during the summer season. During peak times there is always a line and it would be difficult to 'social distance' on the patio.

If there is a place to stay I will show up. If the local businesses are 'take out' only I will do my best to support them. Maybe Casey and I can pick up a few 'growlers' at the Ouray Brewery.

Are most of you folks still planning on showing up? With this virus thing maybe we can work that into the 'theme'.
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by jsinajeep » Tue May 12, 2020 8:55 pm

I still have our reservation and still planning on being there.
But I need to think about Sandy health also[first].

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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by fulsizjeep » Wed May 13, 2020 7:29 am

I don't know about July. Or June. Who does? Who got the magic 8 Ball?

I do know I am getting fed up with visitors coming to recreate in the area and playing stupid with what is open and closed.

https://the-journal.com/articles/176073 ... eationists
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by will e » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:23 am

Just 47 days till the invasion starts. Remember the KOA reservation policy has changed and you have to pay in full 30 days in advance.
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by will e » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:35 pm

Limited seating at Restaurants:

https://www.ouraynews.com/covid-19-news ... ies-plates

Maggie's is open and so is MR GRUMPY PANTS! (He's only doing to go orders)

https://www.aspendailynews.com/opinion/ ... 84308.html

I am going to do my best to support the local businesses. I'll probably eat out a bit more often.
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by Tad » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:52 pm

I’ll make my decision to cancel or go in four weeks.
I’m not optimistic.
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by will e » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:57 pm

Tad wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:52 pm
I’ll make my decision to cancel or go in four weeks.
I’m not optimistic.
The KOA wants full payment 30 days in advance. I hope you make it this year. I have a feeling it will be a smaller and more intimate group.
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by Tad » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:05 pm

Got it, that makes it by Father’s Day weekend.
My decision will be made off of what is happening with the virus, that’s why I’m not optimistic.
With my health concerns (I have been tested negative and will get tested again next week) I’m not putting myself out there for any reason.
I’m also very doubtful the KOA can provide for basic hygienic sanitation, I’ve seen these bathrooms and such since 2003, it’s sub-par at best, and the fact they tried to scam the system leaves me with no trust for the new owners at all.
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by will e » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:30 pm

That totally makes sense Tad. They claim they are doing sanitations several times a day but it's not worth the risk. I have a cabin again so one good wipe down and since there is no room service I should be good to go. Also, I am not in a high risk. I am just young enough, no chronic conditions and my regular Camelback hikes means my lungs work pretty good too.
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by fulsizjeep » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:30 am

We will miss seeing friends as we are not coming this year thanks to The Rona. Be Safe and have fun.
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88 GW, 401/727/208, 5" lift, D44s/4.10s/locked up, 35s, a few Evil Twin mods, http://eviltwinfab.com and a few TT's Fabworks mods, http://www.ttsfabworks.com
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by csuengr » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:54 pm

I am going anyway, unless something other than COVID-19 happens. Missed last year 'cause the throw out bearing in my car decided to rapidly disassemble itself.
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Re: Invasion 2020

Post by will e » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:12 pm

We will miss you Flint and Krista! Take care and be safe.

Csuengr, I moved you from 'maybe' to 'going to be there'. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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