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Old 06-13-2011, 08:48 AM   #46
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Christini AWD ... Overcome that one in your roadbook if you can!
That's easy. Just add a sidecar, and hook the odometer to the un-driven side wheel !

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so when should we go from Portugal?
All Nomads are VERY welcome to join in the fun, when it's ready.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:51 AM   #47
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That's easy. Just add a sidecar, and hook the odometer to the un-driven side wheel !
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:42 AM   #48
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Can it be done on "Big"bikes?

Hey Scott,

Awesome idea!

What would you tell an "A" level racer who wanted to do the route on a 990S?

Retarded? Stupid? Death March? Doable? Fun?

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Old 06-13-2011, 11:15 AM   #49
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What would you tell an "A" level racer who wanted to do the route on a 990S?
Good Luck!

If you love to suffer, you'll have a great time.

Every one of us who have been pre-running crash/fall a half dozen times everyday, and push or walk our 450's and 525's in various places. Other than the waterfall and dunes, the photos posted so far don't show the hard spots. I guess that's because we're busy at those times dealing with the obstacles. I would never say it's impossible, but it would definitely be a serious challenge. Do you really want to ride that beast through this? . . .

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Old 06-13-2011, 10:42 PM   #50
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Now this looks like a riding vacation to me. Love road book rides. Got to come down and do some or all of this one day.
Thanks for all the hard work on putting this together
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:39 AM   #51
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This looks like a bunch of fun, I probably do not have the skills for it, but sure will keep it in mind if one day I can ride better
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:52 PM   #52
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Hmmm....well I certainly love a good challenge, there's difference between a challenge and a death march though.

God knows, I've crashed the 990 more times than I can count, so that part doesn't bother me too much...the pushing/lifting part, that's another story.

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Good Luck!

If you love to suffer, you'll have a great time.

Every one of us who have been pre-running crash/fall a half dozen times everyday, and push or walk our 450's and 525's in various places. Other than the waterfall and dunes, the photos posted so far don't show the hard spots. I guess that's because we're busy at those times dealing with the obstacles. I would never say it's impossible, but it would definitely be a serious challenge. Do you really want to ride that beast through this? . . .

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Old 07-05-2011, 09:31 PM   #53
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Though this thread has been quiet, I've been busy planning the next prerun. The logistics for prerunning are often a mess because we usually can only ride about half a stage each day due to unexpected problems with the planned route. Sometimes doing half a stage leaves us in the middle of nowhere, far from our supplies and beds. When we do end up in a nice location, it's often a hundred miles from our trucks and supplies.

It's really tough finding someone who wants to skip all the riding and drive a truck down the highway to meet us. This led me to add some "return" stages, and more loop stages so we can get back to our starting point without using pavement. The cool part of this is we get more fun miles, more stages, and more roadbooks for The Grand Rally. The overall length is now at 3379 miles (5440km). With a lot more prerun planning still ahead, it’s pretty clear we’ll be up around 4000 miles (6400km) when it’s all done. Wooohooooo!
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:36 AM   #54
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Though this thread has been quiet, I've been busy planning the next prerun. The logistics for prerunning are often a mess because we usually can only ride about half a stage each day due to unexpected problems with the planned route. Sometimes doing half a stage leaves us in the middle of nowhere, far from our supplies and beds. When we do end up in a nice location, it's often a hundred miles from our trucks and supplies.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:03 AM   #55
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in for the pre run.. just let me know when! good work BTW
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:05 AM   #56
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And....this problem is?
No beer?
Maybe I'll add a stage that has lots of beer stops! Can't be on Navajo land though.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:12 AM   #57
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So Scott, have you guts ridden the whole route yet? I mean in one continuous go?
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:41 AM   #58
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in for the pre run.. just let me know when! good work BTW
So many people want in on the prerunning that I've had to tightly ration out the invites. I really appreciate those who are helping because the project could not be completed without them. But I need to keep the prerun groups as small as possible for now. On the other hand, if you want to drive a chase truck, and sit around in a motel while we're out riding, you’ll move right to the front of the helper list. And the beer will be on me!

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So Scott, have you guts ridden the whole route yet? I mean in one continuous go?
Not at all. We’ve prerun maybe a third of it so far, and not in the order that the stages are laid out.

Actually, to ride the whole thing would take an effort not unlike what’s needed for Dakar. You need a traveling support crew, lots of supplies and spare parts, and a couple of weeks of free time. Remember, this thing is already over 3000 miles, and still growing. That's about the length of dirt Special miles in Dakar (not counting liaisons). And a lot of TGR miles are very technical. I don’t really think ANYONE will ride the whole thing, start to finish, in one trip. It’s just too hard and too much. That’s why I’m sort of breaking it up into regional sections, so people can take on 3 or 4 stages in one trip, from one “bivouac” location. Then you can take on another group of regional stages on another trip from another bivouac location.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:36 PM   #59
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