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Dr_KY 05-15-2009 03:05 PM

Sunday gig
Picked up a gig for this Sunday out in a very nice area. It's annual motorcycle get-together for about 100+ people. Mostly older adults and very few kids or teens. Spoke with the organizer this morning and was informed that I wont be needing my new rig as the really only want breakfast type things as in bacon/sausage and egg or sandwiches then burgers for lunch. There also need to be plenty of tea and coffee.

Now this threw me for a loop but also came with some welcome relief because I was worried about my van pulling the gear up the hill. Cali guys think something like about a third of the cajone pass.

I was told there was going to be no power so I needed to supply my own turns out the will have power for me to use so the rented generator heads back in the morning. I did manage to score on an electric grill that needed some repair and is now a part of my personal gear.

I guess I just wanted to remind those of you that are new to the game like I am to get all the info well ahead of time so you don't trip over you own feet. My day out in the rain trying to fix a mistreated generator was a waste of time but at least I scored a griddle out of it. lol

big brother smoke 05-15-2009 03:15 PM

Good luck brother. Yea you don't want to blow a Transmission abuses your van. Do not ask me how I know this?

Dr_KY 05-15-2009 03:32 PM

Too true!! I'm actually glad I didn't get it up there stressing the van just to find out I wouldn't need it. Plenty of other things happened today but I wont bore everyone with it. That grill will work out perfect for the job even if it isn't Q. I'm just happy to have the work and it will lead to other events in the future.

The guy that passed the job to me also asked if I would cover his burger van when he's on vacation.

Dr_KY 05-18-2009 05:16 AM

Rained 90% of the day and that may have helped us make more money. We didn't use our easy-up but set up inside the main tent. This was a bonus as I chose a spot where everyone had to pass to get to the bike parts etc that were for sale.
Our kitchen for the day.

Mistakes we have learned from yesterday-

ALWAYS get more than enough containers, they never go out of date.
Bring extra fuses for extension cords.
Use heavy extension cords and un coil them.
Water tanks. Those used for caravans that roll are better than gold if you have a distance to carry water.

Not having much money to spend we didn't buy enough coffee cups or milk. We do BBQ not drinks Well from now on we are going to do coffee/tea/ coco because that is where our LARGEST profits were made and there was no work involved! Once noticed that the cups may run out we informed everyone at that point " refills are half price if you re-use your cup" . That saved our backside and although we lost 25 cent per cup on coffee, some money is better than no money.
150 tea bags cost 2.49 we sold at 60 cent per cup.

Dr_KY 05-18-2009 05:25 AM

This has to be one of the coolest pictures I took on the day. This cat rode that bike 140 plus miles in the rain to get to the show. He also captured the award for combined years. Age of owner + age of bike.

Dr_KY 05-18-2009 10:13 AM

Those water transporters... AKA Aquaroll 29 Litre

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