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Old 09-05-2008, 06:53 AM   #61
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I will be there and at next weeks club ride in South Branch.
Anyone else going to south branch? Are you still going on Sat, Bruno?
I'm not sure yet which day i can be there on.

Steve, are you planning on riding South Branch Sept. 13 - 14 ?
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:56 AM   #62
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Hoping to leave out of Milford Thursday.

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My son and I are leaving from near Jackson early next Friday AM. Is there a caravan started from this area yet?
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:32 AM   #63
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So would I go completely insane if I mounted up my 606's and then rode then slabbed it down to Indy for the MotoGP race?

I need a new rear tAAr and swmototires.com has the Pirelli MT90 I want but not the matching front. My front Metzeler looks OK for now.
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:47 AM   #64
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D in the D,

You're running out of daylight this time of year. And I'm not sure I would want to start getting into the twisty stuff when it's dark and possibly rainy. Especially after having just ridden all the way from the D.


If you're interested, here's a link to our report:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=343399
Shifter,

Excellent point. The daylight thing has made me think that I need to shorten my route to meet my schedule of days.

The first photo has me hooked on the ride report!
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:50 AM   #65
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So would I go completely insane if I mounted up my 606's and then rode then slabbed it down to Indy for the MotoGP race?
If you're considering slabbing it to Indy on your 640 Adventure, the 606's will be the least of your problems.

BTW . . rack tubes are 18 MM OD (.708").
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:57 AM   #66
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The first photo has me hooked on the ride report!
The Hippo...you are a dimented...oh...that's right I forgot that's a prerequisite here, never mind.
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:22 PM   #67
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Bruno,

I'm not sure on South Branch yet, it will be a last minuet decision for me.

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I'm not sure yet which day i can be there on.

Steve, are you planning on riding South Branch Sept. 13 - 14 ?
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:47 PM   #68
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Bruno,

I'm not sure on South Branch yet, it will be a last minuet decision for me.

Kennedy
Cool, i hope you can make it.
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:31 PM   #69
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If you're considering slabbing it to Indy on your 640 Adventure, the 606's will be the least of your problems.

BTW . . rack tubes are 18 MM OD (.708").
Yeah I know but that's the only bike I've got and unless it's forecasting rain down there all weekend, I wanna ride.

Perhaps the 606's will negate some of the single vibes.

thx. I can now order my mounting kit. HOPEFULLY the rack gets here in time.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:06 PM   #70
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Here's a good ride coming up September 27th;

http://www.gldsmc.org/08CHC/CHC08Flyer.pdf

In addition to the dual-sport route, there will be a big bike (GS, Strom, Etc.) 200 mile Adventure ride available.
I will be there. What is everyone doing? I plan to do the dual sport route on the DRZ. I have a little work to do on it though. I could be talked into taking the Weestrom though?

I did this last year and it was great!

Anyone know Jermery's handle? I want to know if I would need knobs on the wee.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:05 PM   #71
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I will be there. What is everyone doing? I plan to do the dual sport route on the DRZ. I have a little work to do on it though. I could be talked into taking the Weestrom though?

I did this last year and it was great!

Anyone know Jermery's handle? I want to know if I would need knobs on the wee.
The CHC dualsport route is definitely NOT a Weestrom ride; a DRZ is more appropriate. However, the ADV rides they're putting on the same weekend would be fine on a Weestrom, as long as you had decent gravel-road-type tires on it. The dualsport route will be too much for a Weestrom no matter what tires you have on it, IMHO.

Jeramey's DS routes, and especially at the CHC ride, are much more dirt oriented (meaning trail, rough seasonal road, and two track) than they are gravel road/forest road oriented. You can get in over your head in a hurry on a GLDS dualsport ride on an ADV-type bike. Some of the routes can be done on one (I did the Honor A loop on my KLR without much trouble), but many would have you wondering why the hell you were out HERE on THIS bike! The CHC DS routes are notorious for being some of the most challenging of the year.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:28 PM   #72
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The CHC dualsport route is definitely NOT a Weestrom ride; a DRZ is more appropriate. However, the ADV rides they're putting on the same weekend would be fine on a Weestrom, as long as you had decent gravel-road-type tires on it. The dualsport route will be too much for a Weestrom no matter what tires you have on it, IMHO.

Jeramey's DS routes, and especially at the CHC ride, are much more dirt oriented (meaning trail, rough seasonal road, and two track) than they are gravel road/forest road oriented. You can get in over your head in a hurry on a GLDS dualsport ride on an ADV-type bike. Some of the routes can be done on one (I did the Honor A loop on my KLR without much trouble), but many would have you wondering why the hell you were out HERE on THIS bike! The CHC DS routes are notorious for being some of the most challenging of the year.
Yup, as I said I did the dual sport ride last year and it was great. If someone is doing the adventure bike ride I can be talked into that instead. I think I will need to get knobs for the Wee though.
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:20 PM   #73
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Yup, as I said I did the dual sport ride last year and it was great. If someone is doing the adventure bike ride I can be talked into that instead. I think I will need to get knobs for the Wee though.
I really wish I was going to be around that weekend and I'd go with you and Bruno and do the ADV rides on my KLR (I'm fairly familiar with the area and we could throw in some "good stuff" on top of the ADV loops, too). However, I'm going to be on vacation w/my wife that weekend or I'd be there!!

Doesn't mean we can't go back and ride the loops later this year, though! A buddy of mine just got his ADV bike today (the new BMW GS800), so I'm sure we're gonna be doing some ADV riding!
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:22 PM   #74
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I really wish I was going to be around that weekend and I'd go with you and Bruno and do the ADV rides on my KLR (I'm fairly familiar with the area and we could throw in some "good stuff" on top of the ADV loops, too). However, I'm going to be on vacation w/my wife that weekend or I'd be there!!

Doesn't mean we can't go back and ride the loops later this year, though! A buddy of mine just got his ADV bike today (the new BMW GS800), so I'm sure we're gonna be doing some ADV riding!
Andy, we can still all do the Color Tour or the Toys for Kids Ride. I am hoping to get at least (2) more rides in this year (Chandler Hill being one of them). I have ridden the Day 2 routes of the Color Tour but was out of town last year so didn't do the actual event. I have ridden all of the St. Helen ORV routes so I am sure the Toys for Kids Ride will be nice also.

I haven't gotten the Wee on more than dirt roads. Riding the loops later would be good (No ORV, really sandy stuff or single track though). I am a little nervous getting into the 'tougher stuff' with the Wee but have to figure it out sooner or later.

What is the deal? Anyone doing these events this year? Chandler Hill, Color Tour, Toys for Kids?

The season is coming to a close....let's get out and ride!
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:15 AM   #75
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Is this also the venting thread? So far this year I've only been able to make one ccc kids ride with my daughter, no trail riding for me other than that. I was lucky that the ride for kids chairity ride happened to be on my first free half-day in a month so I made that. So now school has started and EVERY ride I see before 2009 I can't make. I know I shouldn't bitch too much, I do ride almost every day commuting on the dirt roads to and from work plus every errand I can take the panzer on. But my wanderlust and adventure glands are about to explode. Lord knows it's not the wonderful woman I married, she tells me to blow off housework and chores to go get muddy. I just can't seem to shake loose free time this year. I'll get an hours worth of muddy dirt road errand running in after I finish my punchlist at home today and that'll keep me sane. A ride to the u.p. or even a daylong trip to the trails is just eluding me so far this year. Is this what involuntary celibacy feels like???

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