We just got back from the 2018 Ronix Wake Dealer Days at Radar Lake and basically just checked everything off the ol’ bucket list. The totality of what Herb O’Brien built definitely lived up to my expectations and more. Radar Lake and the property it sits on is basically the eight wonder of the world.
Sleepless in Seattle
Billy and I flew into Seattle pretty early and decided to head to the Pike Place Market and grab some food before our trip to Radar, and it was exactly what I thought it would be. Crowded. We made our way past the throwing of dead fish and walked to a spot Billy had previously went to called Cutters Crabhouse that overlooked Elliott Bay in the Puget Sound. Super sick spot and would recommend.
Off to Radar Lake
We hit the road and nothing shy of 30 minutes later we arrived at the pearly gates of heaven on earth. Once we received the secret code we were in. It was exactly as I had imagined. The pristine waters of Radar Lake were in my direct line of site and a boat was headed towards us and the rider being pulled had a smile so large I could see it from hundreds of yards away. Billy and I were given a truly mint camping site and we parked our epic rental car (Ford Focus “Titanium” edition) and got our gear dialed into our own separate tents for the trip.
After getting settled in and catching up with our rep, longtime friend and Ronix OG Danny Harf offered to show us around the property a bit. I’m talking hundreds of acres in the pristine Pacific Northwest here people…trees that are over a hundred years old and trails for miles and miles. So, we saddled up some trusty four wheel steeds and preceded to act like 13-year-olds who just stole their dad’s ATVs. Such an epic adventure. Here are a few one-handed driving photos (yeah…super easy and safe, let me tell you).
Visiting the Ronix HQ
We were given the opportunity to go visit the world headquarters of Ronix/Radar/Eight.3 (Square One Distribution), which was really cool to see in person. Their warehouse is super high tech and features some of the coolest office spaces I’ve ever seen. Really appreciated the level of detail that they work by. They’ve set the bar pretty high, one of the most badass warehouses ever.
The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge
EDIT: If you don’t like golf scroll past this one…hahaha
Oh, you better believe we did this. The TPC Snoqualmie course is the only Jack Nicklaus designed course in the entire state of Washington. Jason Standley (Ronix Shaper) organized a round of golf for a few of us and I ended up playing with Massi and D. Harf for what would be a round I’ll never forget. Massi’s antics and outfit was one for the books and kept Dan and me laughing the entire time. Basically, the views on this course were phenomenal and the course was in excellent shape, as it is preparing to host the 2018 Boeing Classic. Seriously, the shit was super perfect.
Camp Fire Vibes
Can’t forget about the iconic camp fires that we’ve heard about and finally got to experience firsthand. All we can say is that you have to be there because what is said around the fire stays at the fire.
P.S. You better step up your music playlist because it will be judged…hahaha
Random Photos from the Trip
Look out for the 2019 Ronix Line to Be Dropping Soon
As you can plainly see, we had an absolute blast at Dealer Days, and…while it was all fun all the time, we were there to work, as well. We got a look at the line for the upcoming model year…and Ronix is bringing the heat for sure. Stay tuned, my friends.