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Old 12-21-2009, 08:22 AM   #31
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:36 AM   #32
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Maps & GPS for sure

Roll charts I think will add alot to the cost and pre planning prerunning etc.

My suggestion would be to have it self navigated meaning :
For example 1st day will be from Point A to Point B
Between point A & B there will be, lets say 3 checkpoints all at easily identifiable locations.
Lets say a dry lake bed or a small town or fire lookout or Post office or Major highway/Trail intersection etc.
When you reach that location you hit the Check/Ok button on your SPOT Tracker (maybe 2 -3 times coming into and leaving just to make sure) AND/OR you could pick up a preplaced colored/numbered stubb and tape it to your bike or put it in your pocket?
Maybe 2 of the checkpoints will be unmaned and 1 will not (someone will be there) no one will know which check has people there until they get there.

After that days leg your Spot page will be reviewed to Verify you made all the checkpoints AND/OR verify all Stubbs colors/#'s

So starting at point A use your Maps, GPS, Intuition, Pure Dumb Luck, Full throttle skills etc. to get to Checkpoint #1

From Checkpoint #1 to Checkpoint #2 Same thing
From Checkpoint #2 to Checkpoint #3 Same thing
From Checkpoint #3 to Finish line for that day Same thing

When you think you need Gas Based on your bikes range and based on where next gas is available use GPS, maps or whatever to get you to the gas station and heading back on coarse towards the next Checkpoint.

These are just Ideas / Suggestions as this is still in the developmental stages and I'm sure some may find flaws in it. Some may like it.

So without bashing me or anyone else that puts out their own Suggestions / Ideas
Lets hear what everyone else thinks
I like it all. But there will have to be some preplanned and easily identifiable staging/riding areas that are no allowed to be go-arounds. The idea is to have it be a speed, navigation,fuel planning exercise. This will keep everyone from pre-running and getting an edge.

Any outs for fuel where the tarmac is ridden must not take up more than 10% of that days route miles.

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Old 12-21-2009, 10:37 AM   #33
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:47 AM   #34
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other than that, this is going to be bad ass.
Pat,

You can buy "short term" health insurance for as little as $90/mth.

Limiting the speed limit on the highway would give the overall edge to the small dirt bikes in the rough and tight areas. Some people will be riding very large bikes, SE 950's, that will not lend themselves to some of the areas that we will be riding through. The idea is to make this competitive to any good rider on any bike they choose to ride. So in the tight areas where you will fly right along, the riders on bigger bikes will be going slower and dropping their bikes more, so giving them the ability to do whatever they choose on the tarmac is required to give everyone an even chance.

Riders who do not carry a spot will be required to team up with another rider who has one. They must start and finish together in order to stay in the ride.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:03 AM   #35
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So what are you "thinking" each days milage will be on a technical vs non technical day. We talking starting and ending each day in the dark? BTW, I work in health care with Criticare experience so I will be happy to lend that to the event if needed.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:05 AM   #36
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I could probably lend my SPOT to someone for the event
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:12 AM   #37
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So what are you "thinking" each days milage will be on a technical vs non technical day. We talking starting and ending each day in the dark? BTW, I work in health care with Criticare experience so I will be happy to lend that to the event if needed.
Most starts will be right at sun-up, and some people will finish in the dark

First day: will be about 400 miles, mostly high speed desert and fire roads, two tracks with some sandwashes.

Second day: about 250 miles starting in the area around Moapa/Glendale. Pretty fast desert type terrain on graded roads, two tracks and some sand, then going up into the mountains to the north of the 15 dropping into St George. Then fast roads and two track back across the 15 about 20 miles south of Parowan and back into the mountians and up inot Brianhead. Very fun riding here.

Third day: will ride some of the Panguich loop before following over to the 14 and then across to Flagstaf. Mostly mountian fore roads and some good hills climbs. About 350 miles

Fourth day: Not that far yet in the planning.

This is all tentaive and we are hoping to get some input from people in the other states.

I think we're looking for total mileage of around 1500.

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Old 12-21-2009, 11:14 AM   #38
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I could probably lend my SPOT to someone for the event
Pat, there you go.

Now you only need to worry about the health insurance and changing the gearing on your bike to go over 65mph
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:16 AM   #39
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We need other states involved

Hey everyone following this thread or planning on being a part of this.

I have also posted this in the Rocky Mountain section. Some of you need to go over tot that link and suggest they get involved so we can benefit from the local knowledge.

Here's the link to that thread. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=535153

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Old 12-21-2009, 11:52 AM   #40
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late but in....looks like a new bike is in order
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I'm liking this more and more...up to 2 and a half push ups.!
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:06 PM   #42
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I knew you'd be up for this .
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:08 PM   #43
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What bike will you be riding?

If everyone could say what kind of bike they'll be riding in this event it might make those who are on the fence, get off the fence, or out of the closet .

We need all kinds of bikes in this event to make it interesting
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:13 PM   #44
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950 SE...so far,also support truck and driver(GF) available(FOR ME) and will be chasing anyhow so my as well load it up
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:42 PM   #45
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kathy, i would really appreciate the SPOT loan. i want to try and ride this solo, or team up with some fast ff's.

rob, for an event like this, i hope for sprints around 75 here and there...

now to check if the post in the rockys sections is getting any hits.
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