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Old 03-10-2012, 07:41 AM   #136
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So, I am thinking about picking up a hammock to sleep in on this trip rather than a tent and air mattress.

Are we going to be camping above the tree line or are there going to be trees around at night?
We won't be camping above the treeline. But, there may or may not be trees right where we plan to camp. You'd probably have to search around the area a bit at some sites, but you MAY be able to make a hammock work. I wouldn't try it, but I don't like sleeping in a banana.

I slept in a hammock once, as a boy scout, over about 4 feet of snow, then promptly swore to never do that again. I froze my formerly skinny butt off and was miserable all night. I couldn't move around, and felt like some giant retarded moth emerging in the morning. The jokers who stayed in the snow cave were WAY warmer.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:09 PM   #137
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So, I am thinking about picking up a hammock to sleep in on this trip rather than a tent and air mattress.

Are we going to be camping above the tree line or are there going to be trees around at night?

Nearly every night, we will be in a private campground. It might be really hard to find a place to hang and Hammock.

Red Mountain Campground in Silverton (RMAR Basecamp) will be one of them and here is another one.....

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Old 03-13-2012, 08:09 AM   #138
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If you are interest, please send me a PM with your email address. I have an introduction email, outlining the details and more information to share, so that you can make an informed decision.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:47 AM   #139
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BgDaddy,

I'm planning on the same with a hammock rather than a tent.

Well, at least I was before reading the follow up posts. I guess I'll spend time this summer figuring out how to make it work without trees to anchor it to.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:47 PM   #140
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BgDaddy,

I'm planning on the same with a hammock rather than a tent.

Well, at least I was before reading the follow up posts. I guess I'll spend time this summer figuring out how to make it work without trees to anchor it to.

Boys....boys....boys.... you are safe in Colorado, sleeping on the ground (air/foam mat is nice)......

You don't have to worry about snakes, like you do in OK and FL!!!



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Old 03-13-2012, 03:57 PM   #141
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Boys....boys....boys.... you are safe in Colorado, sleeping on the ground (air/foam mat is nice)......

You don't have to worry about snakes, like you do in OK and FL!!!



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But, if you're elevated between some trees, maybe a bear will eat you first and leave the meat burritos alone.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:37 PM   #142
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In!!!!

September 9th is my birthday, what better way to celebrate than completing this ride! We need a countdown timer like the one for RMAR, can't wait!
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:55 PM   #143
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Interested !!!

Put me down as interested. PM sent...

Thanks for all your work putting this together.

Awesome pics. Can't wait.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:07 PM   #144
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Am interested, but the boss says we got PLANS for Labor Day weekend. Ain;t gonna make it. !@#$%^&*()
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #145
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BgDaddy,

I'm planning on the same with a hammock rather than a tent.

Well, at least I was before reading the follow up posts. I guess I'll spend time this summer figuring out how to make it work without trees to anchor it to.


bunk beds?
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:18 PM   #146
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990 but not a big GS?

Humm, a KTM 990 can make it but not a big GS?

Sounds a bit biased towards orange. I think the ride on either would be friggin miserable and damaging to ones plastic...
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:26 PM   #147
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Humm, a KTM 990 can make it but not a big GS?

Sounds a bit biased towards orange. I think the ride on either would be friggin miserable and damaging to ones plastic...

Nope...not Orange biased....don't own one. A 650GS or 800GS would be perfect for this ride, not the 1200's.


By the way....I will throw out a teaser for you 1200 boys, be you a GS/GSA or Super Tenere, etc..... You will see a post coming shortly that will be a big challenge and a similar 7 day ride....led by a GSA. Coming soon!!!!
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:24 PM   #148
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Just what I was looking for I'll send you a PM
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:58 PM   #149
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I wanna go!

I'm very interested, but I'm not sure if I want to deal with it on my 950 Adventure. I'm an expert rider, but I don't want to struggle too much (I'm 52 years old with jacked up knees) and hurt myself or my bike. I'm trying to pick up a new 450 or a 500 EXC. If I get one of those, you can count me in!
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:35 AM   #150
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GSA of roading

I like my XR650R for true dual sport / off road. While somehow the hard core folks with fat wallets do ride them off road, the GSA is best suited to be used as a street bike and for occasional fire roads in my opinion. I've put 52K on mine so far and will do D2D in AK this summer on it, but it's just tooo big and tall geared for any technical stuff. Never tried Dunlop 606's on it though




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Nope...not Orange biased....don't own one. A 650GS or 800GS would be perfect for this ride, not the 1200's.


By the way....I will throw out a teaser for you 1200 boys, be you a GS/GSA or Super Tenere, etc..... You will see a post coming shortly that will be a big challenge and a similar 7 day ride....led by a GSA. Coming soon!!!!
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