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Old 08-12-2014, 08:07 AM   #1
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AltRider's Hoh Rainforest Ride 2014, August 22-24, 2014

August 22-24, 2014.

I haven't seen anything on ADVrider for this, so I'll post it here.

http://www.altrider.com/altrider-s-h...-2014/pid/1394

I've been to this event in the past and it's worth signing up.

Good food and good rides.

Great for beginner to advanced.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:39 AM   #2
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I'm going and looking forward to it. I signed up for the PSSOR course on Friday since I new to this stuff, but I'm really looking forward to it.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:02 AM   #3
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I'm going!
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:37 PM   #4
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I'm going and looking forward to it. I signed up for the PSSOR course on Friday since I new to this stuff, but I'm really looking forward to it.
Which bike are you bringing? 650 or DR?

650 will be fun, 400 will be FUNNER. and you will have a better learning experience.
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:09 PM   #5
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Which bike are you bringing? 650 or DR?

650 will be fun, 400 will be FUNNER. and you will have a better learning experience.
I was planning on the the DL650 as I know its 100% ready and should get me there and home and I have all the luggage. I just got a Wolfman rack with expedition bags from another inmate for the DR, so I could probably swing the DR, though I would prefer to have a tail rack and a tank bag. I'm still debating. I also don't know if the range of the DR will be good enough for the planned routes since they have not been released.

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Old 08-12-2014, 02:26 PM   #6
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I'll be there Heck, I may even be da guy running the class Looking forward to meeting some new folks and seeing some old friends. Heck, if all else fails I know for sure the grub is first rate

This year we will be at Lake Cushman, the place I grew up riding, bummer is all the power lines are blocked off
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:36 PM   #7
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I was planning on the the DL650 as I know its 100% ready and should get me there and home and I have all the luggage. I just got a Wolfman rack with expedition bags from another inmate for the DR, so I could probably swing the DR, though I would prefer to have a tail rack and a tank bag. I'm still debating. I also don't know if the range of the DR will be good enough for the planned routes since they have not been released.
Less is more. Tank bag = Balls basher.

First lesson - complete.

All routes should be able to accommodate smaller bikes. Especially the easier ones.

All you will need for this rally is a tent, sleeping bag, chair (Stool or something sit on) tire repair and tools. Don't bring food or cooking stuff, or any other goofy stuff. You won't need it.

I have a 650 and a 250. bringing the 250...
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:57 PM   #8
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Less is more. Tank bag = Balls basher.

First lesson - complete.

All routes should be able to accommodate smaller bikes. Especially the easier ones.

All you will need for this rally is a tent, sleeping bag, chair (Stool or something sit on) tire repair and tools. Don't bring food or cooking stuff, or any other goofy stuff. You won't need it.

I have a 650 and a 250. bringing the 250...
I guess I'll give the DR a good once over and get it ready. Thanks!
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I guess I'll give the DR a good once over and get it ready. Thanks!
I only say this because I think your learning experience will be better on the smaller bike.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:43 PM   #10
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Wife and I are both going. Our anniversary so I have to take her with

We will be taking the class and looking forward to a weekend with no kids
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:31 AM   #11
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I have attended the last two years and it is a fun event. I will be there with Ride West BMW, stop by the booth and say hi when I am not out riding.

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Old 08-13-2014, 06:25 PM   #12
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Wife and I are both going. Our anniversary so I have to take her with

We will be taking the class and looking forward to a weekend with no kids
Whadaya mean, "No Kids"? Must be your first rally FWIW, I'll be there with the misses as well. We'll be doing some 2 up trail work for sure.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:55 PM   #13
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I have been on this ride, a few years back! It was fun, wish I could go again... but work has got me scheduled to be... well, working- and with no escape- during that weekend

have fun everyone!

maybe I will see ya on the next ride...
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:48 AM   #14
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Tiger 800XC too much?

I'm signed up, planning on bringing my XC. After seeing the comments about 650's and 400's I'm wondering if that's the best idea. I have an old NX250 but I'd rather come down on the bigger bike....
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:41 AM   #15
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I'm signed up, planning on bringing my XC. After seeing the comments about 650's and 400's I'm wondering if that's the best idea. I have an old NX250 but I'd rather come down on the bigger bike....
Tiger is fine. This is big bike friendly and focused.

New rider above has a 650 and a 400. Learning off-road riding is better on a smaller bike. Beside the DR400 is a real Adventure Bike. Just doesn't get the credit due here in America.

It would be nicer to see more small displacement bike being used for their true potential. The whole ADV mentality of overkill really drives the market here.
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