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Old 12-23-2009, 12:06 AM   #151
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Sounds like an epic ride to say the least.
You may consider planning this for three days, may cut down on the logistical challenges. A long weekend would allow some of us normal people to be involved.
Well, I think they really want to goto Utah and then hit flagstaff, and there is that Big pesky Hole in the way. lol.

I would say to drop CA but then we are down a state and some nice easy riding up to Pahrump.

And we are only looking for 30 rides. so...

If we need to shorten it up for some reason, i know a storage yard in Bullhead city that would make a great staging area, with security if someone needs to leave vehicles and the like. then so a 3 state, from bullhead city, up to Moapa. (routing would be easier, unless they wanted a tough, long day to start) then UT and Flagstaff, then back to bullhead city.

Not nearly the miles though.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:19 AM   #152
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i would really like to be able to ride w/o my riding jacket so i wont be so worryed about riding with leatt/chest protector/jacket. it gets kinda cramped and cant move my head that well then, as anyone with a leatt would know. also, i now run a unbottle camelback on a chest protector and could put food in my tool bag (its not a fanny pack damn it), keeping the weight off you shoulders helps fatigue a lot.
Oh, come on, tell the truth. I remember the horror. I was there. I saw it.



Once a KLX eats a jacket they develop a taste for jackets, and become jackets eaters. There's no option but to relocate them somewhere where there are no jackets or euthanize them.








It's true, I saw it on discovery channel.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:21 AM   #153
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This ride sounds like fun, just not sure it'll coincide with my schedule time will tell.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:33 AM   #154
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Oh, come on, tell the truth. I remember the horror. I was there. I saw it.

Once a KLX eats a jacket they develop a taste for jackets, and become jackets eaters. There's no option but to relocate them somewhere where there are no jackets or euthanize them.

It's true, I saw it on discovery channel.
they seam to like tecate and coors light too.

now only if we started in adalanto so we could so that 40 miles of sand whoops and silt hills too.

im WAY to bored tonight, and haveing adv west as my home page doesnt help either.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:10 AM   #155
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Did this ride is sponsor by Disney ???
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Leave tomorrow. Guess this means I can't crater myself on the ride....

Well, Susan can always take care of the hospitality...

Mr. Windrat needs to do this BTW
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:15 AM   #156
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One RMFF that is watching this thread... F**king work schedule keeps changin' faster then I can keep up with. May/June is out right now though, but most of August and much of September...I will be riding!
Dam, this sounds good!

Matto
I knew you'd be up for this once you saw the thread. Another Yamakar on the trails will be good

And the first Rocky Mountain guy!

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Old 12-23-2009, 09:16 AM   #157
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I don't know if can do this. I get lost eazy and if I lose Rob's dust I'll
be F'd and just start drink'in
but riding in utah is not to be missed... I'm not a Ironman more like a
lazywussie... maybe team oldfart's could git'her done

It would fun to see some of ADV's Great's do'in there thing...
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:18 AM   #158
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Sounds like a good canidate for part of a sweeper team cruise along at whatever pace you want when everyone clears a checkpoint we call you and you jump on a road to the next checkpoint and start sweeping again
but I guess depending on how many you bring we might need some sweeper sweepers
Don't let Bob fool you. I've already ridden with him in Utah and many other rides. This is right up his alley for him and his TrailTrick prepped KTM 690.

Bob will be a player on this ride.

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Old 12-23-2009, 09:21 AM   #159
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I posted on original thread. I'm in for June dates. Will read whole thread before making more comments. Will help if needed. Only person on here I've met is Ben99r1 at Afton Canyon, but look forward to meeting new riders.
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edit- also met joefromsf a couple times at Rio Nido, hope you make it!
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:26 AM   #160
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Did this ride is sponsor by Disney ???

jav- If it was left up to me only Disney Parks...and the bikes would be mounted to rails...
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:36 AM   #161
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I love the sprit of this thing, but seems a bit ambitious for first pass. If most of the folks that want to ride it don't have alot of long distance race experience don't expect 33mph average, especially throwing in unmarked course and requiring navigation. I would say 20-25mph would be more realistic with a mix of fast and more challenging terrain.

Why not start a bit smaller, less days, less mileage, less states. Staging out of an Eastern Sierra location, or West Central Nevada , with start and finish at the same location each day might make more sense for you first attempt at this. You could easlily put together several different 200 -300 mile epic stages out of these areas with alot less logistical nightmares. You may have to use a small bit of the same stuff outbound and inbound each day, but who cares? If you used this area would have to be late spring or early fall so you could hit the highers stuff without a bunch of snow drifts.

I would be much more willing to ride, race, layout, sweep, whatever, if it was based on my suggested format.


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Old 12-23-2009, 09:54 AM   #162
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I love the sprit of this thing, but seems a bit ambitious for first pass. If most of the folks that want to ride it don't have alot of long distance race experience don't expect 33mph average, especially throwing in unmarked course and requiring navigation. I would say 20-25mph would be more realistic with a mix of fast and more challenging terrain.

Why not start a bit smaller, less days, less mileage, less states. Staging out of an Eastern Sierra location, or West Central Nevada , with start and finish at the same location each day might make more sense for you first attempt at this. You could easlily put together several different 200 -300 mile epic stages out of these areas with alot less logistical nightmares. You may have to use a small bit of the same stuff outbound and inbound each day, but who cares? If you used this area would have to be late spring or early fall so you could hit the highers stuff without a bunch of snow drifts.

I would be much more willing to ride, race, layout, sweep, whatever, if it was based on my suggested format.


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Thanks for the input, but I've never done anyhting the easy way. And, I would assume that this type of ride will only appeal to those who also like a very tough challenge and also do not liketo do the easy things that anyone can do.

So far the longest leg is only 280 miles. If ridden at 23mph, is do-able in twelve hours of riding. To tell you the truth, very little riding will be highly technical. There will be alot of two track, forestry roads and fast woopy sections. I've ridden all of the first and most of the second leg and it's completely do-able in 9-12 hours of riding each day.

For example, from the start, through Pinnacles, the Escape Route, over Mengels, through Warm Springs, over to West Side, then to Shoshone, I've done by myself in 3.5 hours with one two-beer stop at Mengels. From Shoshone to Pahrump is semi-fast mountain forestry roads and desert polelines, with some sand sections all the way to Moapa. About 5 hours.

I believe everyone who will ride along will know their limits and only come along if they know they can do it.

We're not looking to do something that already exists with D37 or the Motorally series.

This is completely new, with new ideas and definitely not for everyone.

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Old 12-23-2009, 10:01 AM   #163
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Don't let Bob fool you. I've already ridden with him in Utah and many other rides. This is right up his alley for him and his TrailTrick prepped KTM 690.

Bob will be a player on this ride.
I've seen enough ride reports to come to the conclusion that he definately is a great rider and can handle it.
Just saying that IF he didn't feel up for the entire ride.
He would be PERFECT as a sweep rider.
He has ridden alot and has alot of experience on long tough terrain rides.
He would be able to ride alot but not all (unless he wanted to do all) of the same miles just at a fast but slightly more relaxed pace.

However he chooses - does the ride or does sweep makes no difference to me

In summary I'm just saying he's highly qualified to be a sweep rider We need sweep riders with good riding ability's, not someone slow, new to dirt or long tough rides.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:55 AM   #164
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Baja Joe says;

Where do I sign up?

I will have to make time away from work so....

Ride would be a Baja Pre Runner XR650
With long range tanks (plural)
Go Fast Gearing
Navigation Systems
SPOT
Lights
Soft Seat
Lic Plate.....

And yes a spare counter shaft seal.

I have thought about this type of ride and its great to see that someone is putting it together.

I believe that true off road riders are never happy unless they are truly misearable, late, tired, in the dark..... So a stretch of long days in the saddles sounds fantastic.

See you on the trail,

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Old 12-23-2009, 12:01 PM   #165
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Baja Joe says;

Where do I sign up?

I will have to make time away from work so....

Ride would be a Baja Pre Runner XR650
With long range tanks (plural)
Go Fast Gearing
Navigation Systems
SPOT
Lights
Soft Seat
Lic Plate.....

And yes a spare counter shaft seal.

I have thought about this type of ride and its great to see that someone is putting it together.

I believe that true off road riders are never happy unless they are truly misearable, late, tired, in the dark..... So a stretch of long days in the saddles sounds fantastic.

See you on the trail,

Baja Joe

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Joe,

Welcome to the Ride! You're on the list.

Stay tuned for more details.
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