View Full Version : Icefest 2013, Swap Meet and Trike Show UPDATE! post #57

Bryan Raffa
01-26-2013, 10:19 AM
Might as well Start a thred... Welcome Boys and Girls to ICEFEST 2013:twisted:

Might as well have a place to talk about even if it get canceled for lack of ICE.

as of today we have a solid 4" and this little warm spell tues should add a few more.:Bounce

johnny's X
01-26-2013, 11:34 AM
46 and rain this week and the cool back down. That should add a couple inches

01-26-2013, 11:43 AM
The tecate is together this year, runs strong, no headgasket leaks and the motor is broken in!! PLUS ive got a set of ice tires ready to be mounted!
I can prob come out early raffa and help w the track, i can bring a atv w plow and a a snowblower..

MIK6/ Mike

01-26-2013, 12:30 PM
Ive got 3 machines READY for ICEFEST!! Now to see if I can get a cylinder ported and on my Trail bike before then...SO I CAN BRING ALL 4 Z's.
I realy don't want to run my wifes bike in the 250 class...I feel SO HUGE on her bike.

See ya thursday Night!!! LMAO!!

01-26-2013, 01:20 PM
What are the official dates for icefest13??? I got to plan! Lol

MIK6/ Mike

Bryan Raffa
01-26-2013, 02:36 PM
What are the official dates for icefest13??? I got to plan! Lol

MIK6/ Mike

The Official date is the 16th and 17th of February , its presidents day weekend most have the day off..monday..:rolleyes:

LOT's to do before then!!!:Bounce

Bryan Raffa
01-26-2013, 02:38 PM
See ya thursday Night!!! LMAO!!

Parkin is $100 a night! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-26-2013, 08:06 PM
bryan me a text if you need a hand trailprotrailpro then....ps $99 dollars a night on the east side.....lol

01-26-2013, 10:39 PM
Plow staff is ready!!! Can't freakin wait!! I will give ya a call bro........... Looks like it may be a Tri-Z icefest mob......lol... Gotta get the Z out in the cold and do a little jet checkin'......and Nate better hope his jockey is still slim cause my 150 nitro70 and I I have been on my bowflex workin' the fat off...:lol::lol: :Bounce:Bounce Dang man......gonna be great to see everyone again!!

just ben
01-26-2013, 11:11 PM
If you need some help prior just give me a shout.

01-27-2013, 08:59 AM
Hey Raffa.....will those 40 and 50 degree days this week hurt or help the ice??? Other than that I see teens at night up till the 5th afterwards........

Bryan Raffa
01-27-2013, 09:43 AM

5 day ,,Rain wed and then a low 26!!!!!!! NOT WORRIED!

01-27-2013, 07:38 PM
ride red 250r and myself plan on coming out for at least a day unfortunatly just to spectate this year but its gonna be great to be able to put some faces with the names

01-27-2013, 08:06 PM
ride red 250r and myself plan on coming out for at least a day unfortunatly just to spectate this year but its gonna be great to be able to put some faces with the names You can ride anything I got........ I am sure you can get some seat time with all the bikes there. Just bring a helmet..........

01-27-2013, 09:46 PM
thanks for the offer crazy70man we'll have to see what happens

01-27-2013, 09:52 PM
I was hoping to be set up to try my hand at ice-braappin, but this winter all of my play money is going into getting my second R up and running. I have been putting it off for far too long.

I should be able to get set up for next winter though. Looks like alot of fun!

Looking forward to meeting you guys.. :beer

Bryan Raffa
01-29-2013, 10:13 PM
54 right now gotta make it through tomorrow!!!!! Still at 4 inches!!!! even with all the rain....

01-29-2013, 10:40 PM
too bad, i already booked a room in lake george for the winter carnival! wasnt sure if it was going off this yr! i'll try to remember to keep the weekend open next year! kinda bummed had a great time last time around!!
enjoy and be safe guys and gals!!

Bryan Raffa
01-30-2013, 07:22 PM
maybe bookin one with ya! we got open water and high winds ,, white caps chewin it up....all ready ate up past my house!

01-30-2013, 08:55 PM
maybe bookin one with ya! we got open water and high winds ,, white caps chewin it up....all ready ate up past my house!

Oh crap :((( We still got ice here, but the rain hasn't really hit us yet.

Bryan Raffa
01-30-2013, 10:15 PM
its the wind.... no rain one band earlyer .... south end is the inlet.. all the run off ... some of the neigbors say there was 8-10' chunks getting pushed up and rolled from the waves.. curious to see how far it ate.

01-30-2013, 11:03 PM
Someone's dock will be destroyed.

Bryan Raffa
01-30-2013, 11:17 PM
I took the neighbors dock out...lol

01-31-2013, 07:56 PM
How's it lookin? We still got ice here. Thin, but ice.

Bryan Raffa
01-31-2013, 08:32 PM
looks like Glamis ... but ice cubes at the north end! Not lookin good unless we get Ice in the next few days when its 18 .. the HIGH WINDS are NUTS!

Bryan Raffa
02-01-2013, 08:12 AM
and after all that wind yesterday.. it is still trying!! unbelievable!

02-01-2013, 10:32 AM
Hey Raffa,

me and dawn book a room at the raffa motel?

Cant wait there better be ice, 2 years in a row and im going to hunt mother nature down and slit her dirty throat1

02-01-2013, 02:57 PM
I think it will be good here in a week, or sooner depending on temps. We still have ice on about 99% of the lake. Icefest here?

Bryan Raffa
02-04-2013, 10:32 PM


18 toppers have been pulled .....leaves me with two NOS!!! :naughty: all the help this weekend gettin ready is greatly appreciated!!.. 2 1/2 inches and the 10 day looks great!! More to come!!


02-04-2013, 11:07 PM
Now I need 8in rear rims! Lol
i cant wait to get on the ice!

MIK6/ Mike

02-05-2013, 10:57 AM
Raffa, how about adding 1 more class...Big bore? as in 330cc and smaller. I want to be able to race my 310 AND Trish...and we have riverrats 370, Chris's 430, and my Tri-shee coming to run "open class". The big bores (310-330) will be pretty out classed against the bigger open bikes... I think the 250s have a more of a chance against the 310s & 330s, than the 310s & 330s have against the open bikes. Maybe include the 310-330s in 250 class? Just a couple thoughts.

Bryan Raffa
02-05-2013, 10:28 PM
FINELINE kicked in a 3" trash pump... ICEFEST workers .. be prepared to work this weekend..:Bounce

Bryan Raffa
02-05-2013, 11:18 PM
Jon.. thinking of purely doing away with the the unstudded open class, and having a big bore class.. honestly not many will be bringing un studded bikes... and OPEN Riding ... will not be happening. Lots to do wile your out testing and tuneing.......my axle is broke... and two bike need set up.. and will probably happen in a hour..LOL

02-06-2013, 06:39 AM
How much ice this morning?? Get out there and measure.lol...:Bounce:lock:.....hope it stays cold!!

Bryan Raffa
02-06-2013, 08:03 AM
haven't been out there in two day's.. I'm sure its more than 3" It was moaning last night.. could hear it in the house!

02-06-2013, 11:18 AM
I'm doing the same thing you are...Trash pump flooding my father-in-law's pond so we CAN test and tune...Hoping to have enough ice for the 4-5 of us that will be playing. And don't worry man, its small...like indoor sized track! lol

02-06-2013, 11:48 AM
Raffa i think im looking at a R for my brother on sat, south of syr. I will try to work my way to your place after. I should be able to help out for a bit, going to try to get him to come look at his R and make him help out at your place.
The Z motor will get to you then or at icefest

MIK6/ Mike

Bryan Raffa
02-06-2013, 11:48 PM
almost met my maker tonight....learned a few things tonight!!!:beer and I chit myself!!!!!


02-06-2013, 11:54 PM
What did you do???

Bryan Raffa
02-07-2013, 12:09 AM
running water melts ice.. fast moveing water melts ice faster! so glad I had my cordless spotlight in my hand as I was walkin twards the hose .. to notice a 15' circle of open water ....the pictures you see are the edge of the thicker ice and fresh ice.. yep that close...

02-07-2013, 12:20 AM
I was going to mention that running water melts ice. By far I am no expert on this, but I do own a HVAC-R business and have some concepts of the properties of liquids and frozen solids. I also experimented with my tracks and came up with some success.

Adding ice on top of ice is pretty difficult. I haven't really tried yet, so I was kind of watching what you did. But like I mentioned, super cooling the water by spraying a fine mist in the air (air temp needs to be right too) might help it ice up, and not melt it like you did.

What I have had success with is, after plowing after a snow fall, I plunge cut the ice with a chain saw to relieve the pressure. I think you know about this already. But it takes 2-3 nights of temps in the teens to freeze 4" of water on top of the ice.

I don't know how much snow you guys will get, but you might want to pressure relieve the ice and let that water seep up into the snow to build more ice. Granted it will be snow ice, and not favorable for track surface, but it's better than nothing. Sat night is supposed to be 9 here, so it should freeze up.

Just throwing ideas out there, and sharing what I know. I'll be busy this weekend figuring out how to make a track here. 10-18 inches of snow on top of 4" of ice sucks.

Bryan Raffa
02-07-2013, 07:53 AM
I didnt want to sound dumb.... just didn't think it would melt a hole on the ice that fast ...LOL glad i was paying attention! BIG Snow storm coming fri!! callin for 2-4

gotta get it built up before then!!

Bryan Raffa
02-07-2013, 08:17 AM
Lookin good this morning!


02-07-2013, 09:50 AM
Hey question.... if you flood the ice. Wont that make like a patch of ridable ice? and it we go off that patch itll be WAY less thick than your work?

Should this be something we should mark out?

Im just saying, cause when Im all horny behind the throttle it takes a hot woman or a orange post to make me stop. Or a lime green bud can, or free money. Actually there is alot of things that will make me stop. Touche Raffa!

02-07-2013, 12:55 PM
Raffa, I have been "spraying" the water on our ice...because of the same issue, just letting it run melts ice. Spraying it on back and forth works TITS!! I can bring a SERIOUS 3" trash pump with me next thursday night, so we can realy build some ice thursday and friday! We have built at least 3" in two nights of flooding!

Bryan Raffa
02-07-2013, 01:21 PM
Gonna flood again tonight, .... and yes I started spraying it after that.... works way better! I rented this 2inch and it has to go back tomorrow... I got a 3 inch for the weekend hope we don't get alot of snow!

eddie pettengil
02-07-2013, 02:42 PM
I see you guys are getting snow, just a heads up for track prep. Dont plan on plowing the track and then flooding it. Here is what I suggest. Plow the track and hope you dont get any expansion cracks allowing water to come up. let is settle for a night or two. If you dont have any standing water you can begin lightly spraying it. Very thin coats allows it to freeze faster. Some nights it will freeze in 5-10 minutes and you can just keep on going around the track never stopping.

Oh, and the best advice. same room for track # 2 incase track # 1 does not work.

Bryan Raffa
02-07-2013, 11:27 PM
I got room for two track's eddie.. Need to know who's staying here asap.. as i have limited room .. SLEEPING BAG THE BEST!

food will be
Pasta salad

encourage everyone to bring a dish to pass .. and or some meat... venison,deer dogs , sausages..ect chips...BYOB...and gas can...tools...

Need two eazy up's for my deck ,, gotta be 10x10.. have tarp to heat it ,, MIK6 bring your Kero heater..

ICED down tonight ,,Fast ..and furthered the area.. By 30' had to wear ice spikes on my feet .. fell 4 times in 10' carrying the pump.. THANKS MIK6 FOR THE GRIPPERS! Ice skates would have been the ticket.... Pray this storm dont dump a ton of snow tomorrow!

classes will be

-studded mini
-unstudded open
-4 stroke
-250 stockers
-Big Bore

non trophy classes
Reverse Gear
Reverse Track Open

02-07-2013, 11:35 PM
A I need a room LOL (a ROOM) for night riding :naughty:

02-07-2013, 11:37 PM
And I talked to Deb I will have my Dip and help cook..

02-08-2013, 12:03 AM
No probs..ill bring 2 ezups and the kero heater.. if I get this R tomorrow ill try to shoot over on sat and drop them off.. my brother is in roch, he can come see his R.. lol
If theres room for me & jen that would rock!

MIK6/ Mike

Bryan Raffa
02-08-2013, 12:14 AM
bring a air matt mike... anyone else is floor space..

02-08-2013, 06:46 AM
Count me in for Raffatel. 4-6 inches tonight there and mid to upper 30's the rest of the week with no teens at night??? Looks like it will be down to the wire with good safe ice huh buddy???

just ben
02-08-2013, 08:41 AM
no school for alyssa today so I will be out there about 430ish. I'll plow the drive way while I'm waiting for you haha

02-09-2013, 09:05 AM
This sounds like a good time! Always wanted to race the Tecate. What are the requirements and what size studs are you using for the tires?

Bryan Raffa
02-09-2013, 09:40 AM
This sounds like a good time! Always wanted to race the Tecate. What are the requirements and what size studs are you using for the tires?

we all use Kold Kutters .. we got some snow and were going out to drill holes to hopefully get some of it melted.. Ben is here and we got lots of work to do!

Bryan Raffa
02-10-2013, 06:41 PM
OK GUYS ... shift in plans I will not be letting anyone out on the lake next weekend,,, we are shifting it over to A Trike show. and swap meet... if you got something to sell bring it, wheeled related of course.. this opens it up to some garage queens... out there!!!!!!!!....

classes will be.. and everyone will be able to vote!
-Best MOD
-Best Mini
-Ugly Bike
-Best in Show
-Furthest traveled

BIG COOKOUT ,, bring a dish to pass... around 2pm..

BIG! SWAP MEET ,,, you wanna sell it .. Bring it .. got a lot stuff myself ill drag out.. KDR possible will be down with a bunch of stuff a nice Mint 85 CR250R ... helmets ect ...

Lets not have the no racing part detour you.. lots of great people ,, great food ,, and 3 wheelers...

thank you!

and a bigger thanks to Ben . for trying to help me make it happen Even tho we went through the ice late last night... and went back for the pump this morning.;)


02-10-2013, 07:38 PM
REALLLLLLLLYYYYYYYY GLAD to hear this guys.. I was really Worried about this deal.. You'll have a ton of fun anyhow !!!!!

Bryan Raffa
02-10-2013, 07:47 PM
REALLLLLLLLYYYYYYYY GLAD to hear this guys.. I was really Worried about this deal.. You'll have a ton of fun anyhow !!!!!

The Show will go on ,,

We got some mint bikes showing up for the trike show... some cool stuff that normally would be at Icefest! and from the tex messages I got ...the swap meet will be cool...

02-10-2013, 08:24 PM
I may head to lake george.....I need an Ice race or I may loose my mind!!

Bryan Raffa
02-10-2013, 09:40 PM
I may head to lake george.....I need an Ice race or I may loose my mind!!

Figured as much.. have fun!


02-10-2013, 09:52 PM
If I can find a way to trailer my 350r and my BR without getting thruway crapola all over them I'll be there. :)

Glad you guys are OK after going through the ice, that kind of stuff can get real dangerous in a hurry!

02-10-2013, 10:07 PM
Sucks to hear Raffa!!!!!

Im probably going to ramjam sunday in Ohio. Have fun guys!

02-10-2013, 11:25 PM
Sorry Raffa and Ben but I am LMAO, Raffa your replay of ben OMG funny.... :lol:

02-10-2013, 11:25 PM
I might just bring my new 250R with me to have you guys that know the trikes look it over.

I looked through the threads though and couldn't find the address??

02-10-2013, 11:38 PM
Dirtweed... im pretty sure bruce is bringing his 1st gen R.. he usually has it at raffas..
MIK6/ Mike

02-10-2013, 11:39 PM
Im not sure what toys to bring.... hmmmmmm lol

MIK6/ Mike

Bryan Raffa
02-11-2013, 08:05 AM
Dirtweed... im pretty sure bruce is bringing his 1st gen R.. he usually has it at raffas..
MIK6/ Mike

He's bringing his 300R with hondaline kits... and 350x

Address is 5671 sutton pnt N conesus NY 14435

I know Jack atvnut is bring some OEM bikes .. and some stuff to sell... Keith will have a real nice big red and tons of stuff to sell http://www.ebay.com/itm/111009326294
you can check out some stuff he has or listed... he will have some NOS helmets bell 3,4,5 NIB ect..

02-11-2013, 08:30 AM
Sorry this year has been another tough one. We have struggled with ice too, but got a couple weekends so far.

02-11-2013, 09:39 AM
Anyone bringing a 225DR to sell? :naughty:

02-11-2013, 09:48 AM
The wife wants to come along. Are there any good places to eat in Livonia or Geneseo or stuff off the beaten path that
usually goes unseen by us Rochesterians? I'll have to go look at what the Get Away guy has recorded.

Bryan Raffa
02-11-2013, 10:41 AM
We will have food there! Just show up

02-11-2013, 12:38 PM
Sorry to hear guys, glad you are all ok. We won't be making the trip this year. We have ice down here, not sure if it will be ride-able this weekend, but so far each weekend we managed to get something in, somewhere.

The moral of the story is, don't lend Bryan your trash pump unless you want it cleaned. :D

just ben
02-11-2013, 10:55 PM
I can't even reenact raffa screaming , but it kind of sounded something like ahhhhh!! blub blub ah! blub AHHHHH! It was kind of muffled though,maybe because I was standing on his head to get back on the ice HAHAHA

02-11-2013, 10:57 PM
I wish I seen it.. :lol: the 2 of you..

just ben
02-11-2013, 11:11 PM
I wish I seen it.. :lol: the 2 of you..X2 haha. honestly it happend so quick there probably wasn't much to see. we got out quick and were lucky we were able to

Bryan Raffa
02-11-2013, 11:11 PM
you broke my ear drum under water you were so loud!!!

just ben
02-11-2013, 11:32 PM
you broke my ear drum under water you were so loud!!!and bit your leg!! don't forget that HAHAHA

02-15-2013, 03:50 PM
Sounds like a couple monkeys f&$@")! a foot ball!

Bryan Raffa
02-15-2013, 10:07 PM
Sounds like a couple monkeys f&$@")! a foot ball!

no a trash pump...... HA see all you boys tomorrow,,, gettin ready tonight! see ya in the AM ... I hear a tiger 500 is lurking ...... whoop whoop... got a trailprotrailprotrailprotrailpro ton of food... no need for anymore!! I have tarps to lay in the driveway to cover parts if snowing. Everyone unload at the driveway then park on road thanks.

02-15-2013, 10:21 PM
Have a great time guys :D

I have ice here, so I would like to get some more time on it, we will be thinking of you guys. Take lot's of pictures please :D

02-15-2013, 10:56 PM
Im not sure what toys to bring.... hmmmmmm lol

MIK6/ Mike

i'm still on the fence over the mod 70. we will bring it along if we have room, bring cash and maybe i'll bite.lol

Bryan Raffa
02-15-2013, 11:05 PM
we will !!! it Will be a good time..


02-16-2013, 10:37 AM
On the way!! See you in about 2 hours..

MIK6/ Mike

02-16-2013, 01:19 PM
I hope someone will post some pics of all the treasures up for sale at the swap meet, those of us not there in person might just be interested in the leftovers! If any.

Bryan Raffa
02-17-2013, 10:40 AM
thanks for a great time people!!! pic's will be up soon!!!

02-17-2013, 11:51 AM
Put my pics in the wrong thread I guess. Thanks Brian it is was good to meet the people on the forum. Something
that you don't normally get to do.


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