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Old 03-23-2013, 02:57 PM   #31
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I should be in for this one... but we'll see how the schedule holds up

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Old 03-23-2013, 03:00 PM   #32
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I will know for sure on Monday but it looks good for me, good thing I have time to get my 950 ready the list is getting long. Time to get it ready for a real ride and put my own scatches on it.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:29 PM   #33
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Come on... you've got the PERFECT fuel capacity now!
Certainly more fuel capacity The conflict I have is on Friday, so I could at least join for Sat afternoon onwards. Of course that depends on where the group ends up and how technical the riding turns out to be. I'll watch as the plan develops.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:47 PM   #34
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Someone refresh my memory on the longest mileage between fuel stops.
Last year it wasn't an issue with a 6.6 Safari on the 630 - and I don't expect 4.7 gallons will be a problem either on a bike getting 55-60 mpg.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:13 PM   #35
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The route is going to be a little different this year.. but the distances should be similar?

Does anyone know if Dave is still the Ranger at Lodore?
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:27 PM   #36
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Someone refresh my memory on the longest mileage between fuel stops.
Last year it wasn't an issue with a 6.6 Safari on the 630 - and I don't expect 4.7 gallons will be a problem either on a bike getting 55-60 mpg.

I needed an extra gallon or so on my WR, so I'd say plan for **at least** 180 mile fuel range. 55 x 4.7 = you've got it covered.

Edit: pending Geek's new route.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:05 PM   #37
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Last year we fueled in Meeker after coming down from Craig.
I didn't fuel up again after riding the long dirt route to where we camped in Dinosaur, then riding back to Craig the next day leaving Dinosaur from the 'main' entrance - and still had a half tank when I got back to my truck.

http://goo.gl/maps/pFQpW

Should be fine even on a different route. I have quite a collection of liter Primus fuel bottles that served me well in southern New Mexico on the 310
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:39 PM   #38
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Wuds you can hang in the back with me, I will bring a tow rope and the good stuff so it won't matter.... remember me?
Bring a tow-rope & the good stuff, I'll get over 100mpg

Actually, the DR350 gets about 65 mpg in rough terrain. Swapping the 2-gal metal tank for the 3-gal plastic, so 180-200 miles is do-able, and have extra fuel bottles just in case. Just got a settlement from my accident last year, so a trip to Wolfman when the snow melts is in order!
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #39
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I am tentatively going to try and make this ride if it's an open invite. I'd be on a bmw g 650 xChallenge. Unless this is to little bike for the trip. I have done a multi day Death Valley trip (with too much slab) hanging with big bikes---although I think they wanted to kill me for the 85 mph and 2.4 gallon tank

I would be getting into a Wolfman Roto pak for my fuel concerns, assuming I can get the CFO to sign off on the expense. Fuel would be my major concern and the Wolfman setup should solve it. If not, I carry a legit siphon....

In quickly reading the previous ride reports, it seems a few Front Range people show up..is this true?
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:00 PM   #40
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Dang I leave town for a few hours and go freeze my ass off at a baseball game and I get three pages behind. Definitely in, whoever wants to can sleep out here Friday again. That Crooked wash area geek is all different now, where you had the flat all burnt last summer. Not sure on Dave, I know he was looking at new opportunities. Geek I could give some ideas on some different routes if you want. Craig to Meeker via Little Burma(Wilson Creek) is one. On my webpage, on the tracks tab it is there in a google earth file.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:06 PM   #41
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Instead of Ladore.. considering going a different way that includes things like:





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Old 03-23-2013, 08:47 PM   #42
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I am tentatively going to try and make this ride if it's an open invite. I'd be on a bmw g 650 xChallenge. Unless this is to little bike for the trip. I have done a multi day Death Valley trip (with too much slab) hanging with big bikes---although I think they wanted to kill me for the 85 mph and 2.4 gallon tank

I would be getting into a Wolfman Roto pak for my fuel concerns, assuming I can get the CFO to sign off on the expense. Fuel would be my major concern and the Wolfman setup should solve it. If not, I carry a legit siphon....

In quickly reading the previous ride reports, it seems a few Front Range people show up..is this true?
The xchallenge should be a perfect bike for this, assuming you've got the fuel range. There might be some special treatment for noobs though.

Yes. A few front range riders showed.

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Old 03-24-2013, 12:17 AM   #43
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:03 AM   #44
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The xchallenge should be a perfect bike for this, assuming you've got the fuel range. There might be some special treatment for noobs though.

I would not even consider it without planning proper fuel range of at least 190 on a 191 mile trip.....
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:52 AM   #45
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Some more pics of last year.

Lets not see these guys this year!


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No wheelies here!

Lodore-the bear is gone...

The last bike goes home...
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