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Old 05-03-2009, 12:42 PM   #136
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I beleive the big bike part has some dirt. Have to wait until my bro chimes in.
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:19 AM   #137
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David,

Since this will be my first year attending I have some questions. "Is the off road section really going to be that difficult that a big bike (VStrom) shouldn't even attempt to keep up on that ride"? Especially if I'm running full knobs with skid plate and crashbars all around. Or will the Road section have enough dirt to satisfy my hunger to spin the back wheel and try and get the front end off the ground. Anyone else out there with a "Big Bike" thinking about trying to make it thru the off road section???

just curious????

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Old 05-04-2009, 04:08 AM   #138
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NEVER,I mean NEVER make it. Now its a real challenge.Eugene,Will and other 950's probably. I wouldn't want to be picking those bikes up half way up a hill climb though. This week's weather should make it more interesting!
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:52 AM   #139
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Those folks on the big bikes, no worry of getting in over your head.. The short dirt roads we will take are for public use, well maintained .. You will have no problems.. My ride is mostly a tour of the northern area. Lots of stops at places to see, senic stuff. (we will be stopping at the Sno Mountain ski area for some zip line fun too)

I would say even the fellas with street bikes only would have no problem on the dirt sections.

If you want to eat dirt,, join my brother on his ride. (of course , at your own risk).
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:12 AM   #140
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David,

Since this will be my first year attending I have some questions. "Is the off road section really going to be that difficult that a big bike (VStrom) shouldn't even attempt to keep up on that ride"? Especially if I'm running full knobs with skid plate and crashbars all around. Or will the Road section have enough dirt to satisfy my hunger to spin the back wheel and try and get the front end off the ground. Anyone else out there with a "Big Bike" thinking about trying to make it thru the off road section???

just curious????

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Simple answer. I wouldn't advise it. There will be plenty of fun to be had with my brother.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:40 AM   #141
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This my 3rd year going to this event. I am on a big Strom and would not recommend doing the dirt ride. I've seen pictures and have heard the stories of the hero sections, and the seen the damage and shape some of the bikes come back in. I like riding dirt on the Vee. Last year my bike was down and had a KLR and wished I had my Vee last year, the roads were great last year. From the twisties to the dirt section in the middle of a field. Then they went to the quarry which I missed last year. I hope we do it this year I would be interested in seeing it.

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Old 05-04-2009, 07:12 AM   #142
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I've put a good route together for this year, Its going to be alot of fun, with some mild dirt roads (kind of like last year). There also may be a short side excursion up in the Noxin (Ricketts Glen State Park) area,, with a long dirt section (about 15-20 miles). It depends on our progress at the mid point of the ride. All and all, I'm sure everyone will enjoy the tour.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:54 AM   #143
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I rode my 1200GS last year on the off road section. At lunch I had a hole in my oil filter and I tore off my skid plate. I decided to join the on road guys and gals after lunch. I got the best of both worlds. The on road was just as fun.
I rode some scouting with dave this year and I would never make it on the GS. Just fighting the weight of the bike will absolutely destroy any mortal. Dave warned me over and over last year that I should be with the on road group. I didn't listen and $400 later the bike was again ridable. Don't get me wrong, I had a blast destroying my bike. I know the route changed from last year, but some people splintered off the on road group to hit some dirt on the way home. You will not be disappointed.
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:12 AM   #144
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Well fellas and ladies we are getting closer to the Rally. #4. We're doing pretty good so far. I think I will be closing the sign up sooner then expected. I am getting close to my cut off point. I don't want to have the area overwhelmed. If you want in I'd advise doing it now. I really want to keep it on the smaller side, 60 participants MAX.

SIGN UP NOW I WILL BE CLOSING THE SIGN UP SOONER THEN THE 20TH OF MAY.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:26 AM   #145
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are you gonna post the list of entrants? whats the count up to?
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:57 AM   #146
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:03 PM   #147
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I finally paypaled you today.

I'm probably just taking my Husky up to play, sound like its the better option this year.

You riding this weekend? I've yet to go riding this year.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:18 PM   #148
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last year was a blast!

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Old 05-05-2009, 05:39 AM   #149
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I'm probably just taking my Husky up to play, sound like its the better option this year.

You riding this weekend? I've yet to go riding this year.
I plan on meeting dave saturday morning. The rain may be here, we'll see. We met at the grove at 9am last week. Does 9 work for you dave?
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:35 AM   #150
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If it's pouring out on Saturday I'm not going to go out. If it's a little overcast or drizzling I'm there. Yes 9 am at the Grove. Whoever wants to help and make sure the route is satisfactory.
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