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Old 10-03-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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How can i get my friend to go on an adventure ride???

So, I am trying to get my friend, who has a brand new bike, to go for a short 375 mile ride...Please help me get through to him. BTW, he is an ADV reader...
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:11 AM   #2
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well you should talk to him and tell him that he should try to explore whatever state your in. if he is a competent rider then take him through some back road curves and twisties. if he is just starting out then just take him on some starightaways or highway. then ease him into to the backroads. but all and all if he really wants to just be a good friend then he will want to go with you. try to buy him dinner when you get out as far as your gonna go. then head back. he will get the riding bug sooner then later if he is a serious rider. just dont go to mexico if you happen to be close or within a 100mi. if he doesnt want to go then go by yourself and send him picture of your bike with kickass backgrounds. i do that sometimes. then the next time i go the ones who decided to not go went the next time. youll see how well that works sometimes. also if he is a beginner rider or even a expert rider, or the both of you are either way, id recommend a SPOT Connect. works well in emergencies and saves time. gps satellite location system that will allow you to press a SOS button in any emergency. good for riding,, hiking, kayaking, trail riding, anything really. ive only had to use it once. and it was very handy

all in all have fun with it. safe travels!
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:17 AM   #3
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oh and whenever the route gets done you 2 or more people can do the ORBDR. oregon Backcountry Discovery Route. ive done the 700mi one in utah, and im gonna do the one in Colorado next year. and someday the one in wyoming. i just noticed your from oregon. heres that website.

http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/ORBDR
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice and the link. I think he's going to man up and go on this trip. Since it is Oregon it might be the last big ride until next year.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:50 AM   #5
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I, once, kind of forced a friend of mine to join me for a 400km+ round-trip on 50cc scooters. We had same scooters, similar views, many things in common....so it made sense to me. At the time.
After numerous talks and what-not he agreed. Hoorey!
Joy was short lived after he got into an accident. I for one blamed myself and I'm sure his family blamed me for all of it. He was OK, at the time, however we are no longer friends.
Yes, yes I know....not anyone's fault, but still...... It is a responsibility weather you like it, understand it or not, by doing so you (I) become a "manager of sorts" and thus somewhat responsible.
I would never talk someone into a trip/ride or other ... exposed activity.
And I'm not saying you shouldn't ..... just saying.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:44 AM   #6
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Get him to go on some half day trips close by. Then he can decide if more adventure is for him. But if it isn't, don't deride him. It just may not be his cup of tea.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:08 PM   #7
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So, I am trying to get my friend, who has a brand new bike, to go for a short 375 mile ride...Please help me get through to him. BTW, he is an ADV reader...
Why? Let him do what he wants. Do you think you know what's best for someone else? Find someone that wants to go, or go ride your own ride.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:27 PM   #8
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I kind of have to agree with this...

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Why? Let him do what he wants. Do you think you know what's best for someone else? Find someone that wants to go, or go ride your own ride.
If he's not eager to go with you, maybe, just maybe he's not the riding partner for you. You at least need to share the same enthusiasm for riding.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:02 PM   #9
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Tell him he's a bitch!
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:39 PM   #10
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The first few need to be easy, and to places you might already know. Don't plan to make a lot of miles in a day, just relax and have a good time. See some fun stuff, enjoy a nice camp fire. The first couple trips need to be stress free, and all about having fun, less about the miles you put on.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:50 PM   #11
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Go on an advride with another rider. Then invite your hoped for advrider over at the same time as the other guy you rode with. Talk about the ride. If he has potential, he'll be begging to go on the next ride.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:13 AM   #12
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So, I am trying to get my friend, who has a brand new bike, to go for a short 375 mile ride...Please help me get through to him. BTW, he is an ADV reader...
If they want to go, they will go.
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:31 AM   #13
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If they want to go, they will go.
Yep. I made plans to ride from Los Angeles to Deadhorse about a year ago. I invited two of my best friends who are very competent riders. They thought about it for 6 months, then I asked them occasionally what they felt about...in the end neither went. It was best because I wanted to ride and have fun, not worry that I was had convinced someone they would fun.

If they dont want to go with enthusiasm they likely wont ever want to. I wanted to adventure ride since seeing "Long Way Around" I was hooked instantly, sold my ZX14 and never stop planning trips.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:06 AM   #14
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IMO, posts 7,8,&12 answer the OP's question quite well.
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:05 PM   #15
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If you have to talk them in to riding with, you probably do not want him with you after-all. Extra baggage is not good on great rides, weighs you down....
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