Perennial EKIII Run FAQ:
What's the scoop on the campground and the event? Reservations
or pre-payment required?
of the above. In the finest slimey 'n' sluglike tradition
the best plan is no plan. Just show up on the weekend of 5
Aug. We are in the same venue as last year - Hide-A-Way
Lakes Campground on OH 84, southwest of Ashtabula, OH.
I heard the non-flush toilets are kinda skanky. I dunno if
I like the sounds of that.
by by Bill Garlinghouse
A: That's why
we moved to the new venue! The relative skankiness of the new crappers
will shirley be a major ongoing discussion. Just show up!
Who coordinates the event?
A: Nobody. Just
show up. Someone or another sets up the campground in advance. Everybody
else just wanders by.
What about food and beer?
A: No worries,
Ann usually springs for pizza on Friday night. Some pimp usually
cages it or brings a trailer with cooking goodies, coolers, etc.
for a 'pass-the-hat and go shopping' session. This year's venue
is close to restaurants, gin mills and stores. Play it by ear and
it all works out. You could probably stand losing a few pounds anyway.
Just show up.
Who goes to the EKIII Run?
that's anybody........ Assholes and assholes, left-coasters and
right, Netscum that post as well as confirmed lurkers, Slugs and
slugettes both Canucks and domestic. Even southern-fried mountain
boys and Kalifornicators have been known to make the trip. Just
Are there shirts, numbers etc?
occasionally brings some Ts. Expect to pay top dollar for one. But
it all goes to Eddie, so it's all good. As for numbers, everyone
that makes the trip is #1 in my book. Just show up.
Where the fuck is Ashtabula, OH?
A: NE Ohio,
on Lake Erie, about an hour north of Youngstown, an hour east of
Cleveland, 10 minutes north of I-90 and a hop, skip and a jump from
the PA/OH state line. You'll find out when ya get there. Just show
Where's the "Run" go?
A: After picking
up Eddie on Saturday, the group makes it's way through Ohio wine
and 'Amish-horseshit-on-the-road' country to Eddie's Grill in Geneva
on the Lake, OH. Located on Lake Erie, GOTL is a small 60s-style
resort town complete with numerous gin-mills, old-style arcades
and the typical resort-type attractions. Sometimes there's a side-trip
going to or coming from. Just show up.
What if I get sick/hurt/die? Are you prepared for emergencies?
A: We sometimes
have our own exclusive emergency-responder that's experienced in
dialing 9-1-1. Plus he'll serenade you while waiting for the EMTs.
If the worst happens, he'll know cuz he knows what a dead body smells
like cuz he's from New Jersey. See, we've got everything covered.
Just show up.
I'm too old/ugly/infirmed/lazy to camp. Are there motels nearby?
A: Ain't exactly
across the street but this is America....... there's motels *everywhere*!
The Cedars and the Ho Hum Motel are both on US20 within a few miles
of the campsite. Just show up.
Or, if you'r
eboth to old and infirm to camp, and "Don't do" motel
parties, you can always make the excuse you have to take care of
your crank-addled pomerainians, and commute from your home. Just
show up ... Sleep someplace!
The Run goes to a nursing home to pick up Eddie? I'm kinda antsy
about nursing homes........ I *hate* hospitals and shit like that.
I dunno if I'd be comfortable with that...
A: Your possible
discomfort is shit compared to that of those who are unable to care
for themselves. It makes their day seeing the scoots roll in. And
for Eddie, it's his birthday, Christmas and a Netscum bash rolled
into one. Just show up.
I'm uncomfortable riding in a pack. Is the run safe?
A: No worries.
Our lead-dog is so safety conscious he panic stops for yellow lights.
Just show up (and practice your braking techniques before hand).
I frequently x-post troll type crap using an anonymous remailer...
will I be welcome at EKIII?
A: Your attendence
at ANY Netscum event would be welcomed by many!!!! Almost *everyone*
would love to meet you IRL. I'm sure in no time you'd be surrounded
by well-wishers commenting on the sharing of your sage observations
and thoughts. I doubt that any permanent disfigurement or injury
would result... but ya just never know! I'd expect your keyboard
tapping days would be over however. Just show up ... if you dare.
I've been hanging around online for a long time dispensing my unique
perspectives. Lately I've been changing usernames so those that've
kill-filed my ass can still benefit from my sage wisdom. Will there
be problems if *I* "just show up"?
A: Any personality
conflicts, real or perceived, are best handled in person IMO. Or
perhaps with some couch-time with yer friendly, neighborhood shrink.
Worst that could happen is you may be shunned during the marshmallow
toasting extravaganza. Decide who you wanna be for the day, Sybil,
and show up anyway.
I'm a clueless newbie who may have gotten off on the wrong foot.
Will I get stomped if I show my face at an IRL event?
a FNG after an EKIII Run. Might be just the opportunity to show
yer true colors. Show up and find out.
Geeez, I was planning on heading for Sturgis on that weekend.
A: WTF are you
gonna see in Sturgis that you didn't see last year or the year before
that? Or next year for that matter. Leave the run on Sunday, head
straight there, and I promise you'll not miss a thing. Hell, you
can watch the Sturgis recap on the Discovery Channel later and avoid
the crowds, saggy tit-shows and getting blown all over the Interstate
by the trailer parade. Just show up at EKIII instead.
I'm concerned that someone, trying to impress their friends, would
lack common sense and introduce glassware into a drunken party,
and the possibility of the injuries it could cause if laying broken
on the ground.
A: [Shrug] Shit
happens ... Just show up and maybe you can provide the needed adult
I'm way the fuck out in Utah. I can't get off work. I don't have
enough annual leave. It's a long ride. I can't see to ride cuz of
my long-assed hair. I need a shave. I take a cage to Long Island
cuz I'm too much of a wuss to ride a motorcycle. And then I go right
by my friend's places on the Interstate and don't so much as call.
A: You're closer
to EKIII than you've been in years. You're even in the same country
for a change. Get a haircut. Quit yer job, you're RETIRED! Quite
whining and follow your missus, she's been here before and knows
the way. Maybe we'll get to see her stuff your lard-ass inside her
itsy-bitsy, liitle tent <sfsf> You could charge admission.
Just show up.
I'll be rolling in Thursday night or leaving Monday/Tuesday/whenever
morning....... where should I stay.
'Lair-in-the woods' is 45 minutes south of GOTL. The Netscum
Welcome-mat is always out. Just show up.
What should my life's philosophy be?
seen on one of EK's t-shirts, "Life is simple, show up.......
ride a Harley"
Just show up