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Old 03-21-2012, 07:38 AM   #151
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I'm interested as well...

ok, put me on the list of interested parties. I love challenges like this and have never "toured" on the BRP.



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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.





Colorado Adventure Motorcycle 1000

Dates: September 2-9, 2012
Start and Finish: Colorado Springs, CO
1,000 miles of Dirt

This is not a race, but a band of like-minded adventurers, joining together as a team to complete a very difficult, 7 day ride through Colorado.

Appropriate Bike: 'plated' Enduro you can carry gear on or light Adventure Bike (bikes must be street legal). Your bike's tank must be able to do at least 150 miles, 200 mile range is insurance. You best make sure you are geared LOW....having a nice Granny Gear to climb the long, steep stuff. I would think a KTM990 could do this trip (with a good rider), but not a GSA, nor VStrom. Other big bikes that would probably work would be the 800GS, KRL.......Certainly the 450's-530's-640's-650's-690's will be perfect, as long as they can carry a bit of gear (clothing, bag, tiny tent, etc.....I plan to terminate each day at a campground, but you just never can predict what we will get into.....a breakdown could cause tents to be pitched way up in the woods.)

Here's my setup.......



I'm looking for company and corporate sponsors....(and their donations will go straight to the TPA
I will also, try to partner with the AMA. (They have a budding interest in adventure riders.)
And.....bring along a motorcycle journalist or two.....(as long as they can really ride the tough stuff).

The riding will be challenging, but we will be in groups of 3-5 and will help one another out. To finish the CAM1000 will be something to brag about.

WHY????
Well, two reasons...really.

1. I want to do it and I like the camaraderie of like-minded adventurers.
2. This will be a fund-raiser for TPA (Trails Preservation Alliance).

This 'first post' will be the location for information. Stay tuned....but more info will be coming over the next 6 months. Registration information, etc....will be coming soon, probably the month of January.






The INTERESTED LIST...... (23)

Big_John
ScramblerDavis
Mac
Dawgtracker
modette
LarkBRP
The Rizz
Gehtlos
TomInKC
bogus
RImikebike
ICBiker
mikeegee
Christeon
janliness
kickstand
BigDogAdventures.com
D K
jared1843
windblown101
Seasider
Crazy Mac
Cannonshot
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:07 PM   #152
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Ok, change of plans.

I'm out.

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Old 03-24-2012, 12:49 PM   #153
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Balls, I was going to talk to you about carpooling as my things came closer together. After getting shipping quotes I'm looking at driving out there.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:22 PM   #154
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Hey everyone....we are now going to have some more buddies!!!!!

The RMAR CAM2000 is being put together....Big Adventure Bikes.

The RMAR CAM1KI/2K.....are now joint events with the same, nightly stops.

CAM1k......all dirt, 1000 miles in 7 days
CAM2k......25/75%....dirt to tarmac....2000 miles in 7 days


HOOORAY!!!!!



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Old 03-27-2012, 11:16 AM   #155
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Will this mean large riding groups, the 4-5 person riding groups really appealed to me.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:00 PM   #156
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Will this mean large riding groups, the 4-5 person riding groups really appealed to me.

No......

For the CAM1k, the ride groups will be 3-5.

For the CAM2k, the ride groups might be larger during the pavement portion, but will whittle down for the dirt portions.



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Old 04-19-2012, 08:24 PM   #157
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Am I the only one thats still completely GEEKED UP about doing this trip!?!?!

Heading to Moab next week for a warm up trip on the 690
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:56 AM   #158
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I'm Extra Geeked up Today.

You're not alone. I found and purchased a WR450 yesterday for this trip. I was never going to get my YZ tagged and with the tighter riding I have been doing lately the WR is a better bike. This is a dream trip for me, Only time I have seen the western mountains is in the dead of winter at ski resort towns. I Have always wanted to experience the mountains during the warmer months.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:09 AM   #159
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Count me in for 1000. Now to assemble that ultralight camping kit ;)

Anyone else from the Boulder area planning to do the 1000?

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Old 04-22-2012, 07:13 PM   #160
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Am I the only one thats still completely GEEKED UP about doing this trip!?!?!

Heading to Moab next week for a warm up trip on the 690

No Sir.....You are in a long line of STOKED FOLKS.....for this ride.

A couple of weeks ago, there were a handful of us that packed out our bikes and rode the Kokopelli, out and back to test the bikes and the gear and ourselves..... It was a phenomenal, three day ride and caused me to only want the CAM to come in a hurry!!!!

This pic of DangerDavis doing a water crossing in the middle of the desert on a loaded bike.....with great teamwork....is a great example of how we will be riding.


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Old 04-23-2012, 10:31 AM   #161
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I'm gonna have to put this ride on the side burner for now.

Menieres has been kicking my butt this year. Doesn't keep me from riding on good days, but right now I can't be sure of being able to put a weeks worth of riding together without an attack. Last thing I would want to do is join a group for such an epic ride knowing from the jump that I might cause others a problem during it.

Hitting the gym and riding every chance I get so who knows... Things sometimes work out. :)
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:53 AM   #162
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I love that foto - what a great day!! Man oh man was that XRL loaded, cost us a flat tire further down the road too but again we got that taken care of and we all made it back in good time.

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No Sir.....You are in a long line of STOKED FOLKS.....for this ride.

A couple of weeks ago, there were a handful of us that packed out our bikes and rode the Kokopelli, out and back to test the bikes and the gear and ourselves..... It was a phenomenal, three day ride and caused me to only want the CAM to come in a hurry!!!!

This pic of DangerDavis doing a water crossing in the middle of the desert on a loaded bike.....with great teamwork....is a great example of how we will be riding.


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Old 04-26-2012, 04:15 PM   #163
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Cam 1000

Hey Bud
Sorry for taking so long.

Just home from overseas and flying down to Tucson to pick up my GSA and ride back to Vancouver BC,
Interested in the rally...any info would be great,
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #164
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Interested list

Hello, I would like to join the CAM 2000 list. I have a 950 Adventure that I will ride down from Calgary, Alberta unless,....there is another Adventure rider that wants to do the CAM 1000 and truck pool down to Colorado. I have a 450cc bike suitable for the Cam 1000, and the skills to ride the 1000, but it is a long way to trailer one little bike for the ride. Please send me the information package for this event.
Thank you.

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Old 05-01-2012, 03:31 PM   #165
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No Sir.....You are in a long line of STOKED FOLKS.....for this ride.

A couple of weeks ago, there were a handful of us that packed out our bikes and rode the Kokopelli, out and back to test the bikes and the gear and ourselves..... It was a phenomenal, three day ride and caused me to only want the CAM to come in a hurry!!!!

This pic of DangerDavis doing a water crossing in the middle of the desert on a loaded bike.....with great teamwork....is a great example of how we will be riding.


You just had to show my pig wallowing in the mud didn't cha'??!!
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