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View Results: If there was an inexpensive way to get your bike there and back would you enter?
Yes, In a heartbeat 70 90.91%
Looks to dangerous, no thanks 3 3.90%
Sure, but only if the roadbooks list McDonalds too. 4 5.19%
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:43 AM   #91
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that's a lot steeper than I was hoping for where did you find this info? I'd like to read up on the difference between the solo and regular formula
Yeah, I know it seems expensive. But you couldn't find all that amazing riding on you're own for that price. All the info is on the DDMT website including videos of this years special stages.


http://www.moto-tour.com/
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:10 PM   #92
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I would dare call myself internet-adept but I've been on that website multiple times and can't find the info you're referring to at all... Would you mind telling me exactly where to click to get there?

Yeah, considering what you get (support, closed roads, roadbook, etc), I understand where the price comes from, but still, I had hoped to do this as a hiatus between traveling to save money for the trip the year after. Seems that's not how it's going to work out
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:14 PM   #93
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I would dare call myself internet-adept but I've been on that website multiple times and can't find the info you're referring to at all... Would you mind telling me exactly where to click to get there?

Yeah, considering what you get (support, closed roads, roadbook, etc), I understand where the price comes from, but still, I had hoped to do this as a hiatus between traveling to save money for the trip the year after. Seems that's not how it's going to work out
On the home page, there is a line of drop down choices across the top. It's part of the preparation for reading roadbooks (;-) !

When I do my version of touring I stay in hotels and eat out, so for me the rallye is actually pretty reasonable. The food is included and so is the "lodging" with the Solo formula. I'm not to happy that it went up 200 euro this year but that's life (:-(
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:52 AM   #94
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Ok, I finally found it. Apparently the English version of the website doesn't have this info, when I switched to the French version I found it soon enough...
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:14 AM   #95
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Is there a tire arrangement or does one need to buy/bring own tires? I know you're supposed to stick to their brand but that's all I could find.

How is the fuel arrangement?

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Old 08-22-2013, 11:30 AM   #96
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You can bring your own rubber as long as it's Michelin and they have a full stock at every paddock. They will even mount and balance for you at no charge.

The fuel thing takes a little pre-planning. Gas stations are few and far between in the unpopulated area's. You have to study your roadbook as you build it to see where they are. The road book does indicate them, however, you can't assume you have the range for the indicated fuel. And yes, I got caught out last year! And as has been mentioned before, you better have a card that works in France.

Less than one month to go!

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what kind of fuel range would you think is about right to avoid issues?
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:55 PM   #98
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what kind of fuel range would you think is about right to avoid issues?
I'd have to say around 200 km or 130 miles.
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Full Cargo mode w. dreaded rainsuit on top. Got rid of the stock handguards. Hope these protect the levers because no one sells folding versions yet.



Cockpit, made the roadbook quickly detachable this year so I wouldn't have to stand in the pitch dark and rain loading it! Yeah, I learned my lesson(s) last year!

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Old 09-03-2013, 05:21 AM   #100
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damn, that's a great looking bike :)
what do you need the side bags for? for the trip to france only, or also for the rally itself?
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:51 PM   #101
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[QUOTE=LethPhaos;22242573]damn, that's a great looking bike :)
what do you need the side bags for? for the trip to france only, or also for the rally itself?[/QUO

I call it my Ferrari station wagon!

I need the storage for the trip to and back from the rally. During the rally the organizers transport the luggage. It's one of the things that's included in the "Solo formula".

That bike is wicked fast! I can't wait!
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:08 PM   #102
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Great thread. Big fan of the DDMT.
I can't wait to follow your rally this year.
Not much of a Ducati guy myself but I have to say great choice of a bike for the job.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:29 PM   #103
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And so it begins..........again

From DDMT2013


Ready to ship out. Those other bikes? Four Orange County Choppers all bought by one guy in China!

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Old 11-11-2013, 08:24 AM   #104
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The 2013 edition is here
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...7#post22738267
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