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Old 03-20-2013, 03:29 PM   #91
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:19 PM   #92
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:46 PM   #93
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Can't find it anywhere in the thread, but do we just show up Saturday and register for the DS run or is there a form? I only found the pre-regestration for the race.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:56 PM   #94
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Can't find it anywhere in the thread, but do we just show up Saturday and register for the DS run or is there a form? I only found the pre-regestration for the race.
Follow this link to the pre-registration forms for all of the events. Use the Poker Run form. We don't do online registration however, the forms must be printed/mailed and received by March 26th. http://stumpjumpers.org/2013/01/24/2...-registration/

You can also find links and stay up to date on Facebook...just search SJMC Desert 100
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:46 PM   #95
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Great, thanks for the help guys!

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:46 PM   #96
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Pre registration sent.

Not sure I'm ready to admit to being classified as an "old timer" though.

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Old 03-21-2013, 06:35 AM   #97
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Wiz 636, thanks for the help. I got it printed off and ready to send.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:07 AM   #98
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I'm thinking about signing up for the Dual sport ride. In the Desert 100 FAQ it doesn't recommend BMW GS bikes for novice riders. I've got a G 650 GS and would say my riding skills are right on the line between novice and intermediate. It sounds like part of the course is easy (gravel roads and such) and I've done lots of that. I've done a little harder technical riding down in the desert SW (Big Bend & Guadalupe National Parks) usually with the bike loaded with lots of camping gear and while I was usually a little grumpy and wishing I was on a dirt bike, I made it through ok. I took an intro course at Rawhyde Offroad recently so good off-road riding technique is fresh in my mind. Is the warning about GSs more for people who've recently bought a nice big 1200 and haven't taken it offroad much or I am going to be hating life when I get out there and hit a single track section?
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:31 AM   #99
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I'm thinking about signing up for the Dual sport ride. In the Desert 100 FAQ it doesn't recommend BMW GS bikes for novice riders. I've got a G 650 GS and would say my riding skills are right on the line between novice and intermediate. It sounds like part of the course is easy (gravel roads and such) and I've done lots of that. I've done a little harder technical riding down in the desert SW (Big Bend & Guadalupe National Parks) usually with the bike loaded with lots of camping gear and while I was usually a little grumpy and wishing I was on a dirt bike, I made it through ok. I took an intro course at Rawhyde Offroad recently so good off-road riding technique is fresh in my mind. Is the warning about GSs more for people who've recently bought a nice big 1200 and haven't taken it offroad much or I am going to be hating life when I get out there and hit a single track section?

There is no super tight single track on dual sport ride that will leave you hating life. If you stick with the family route within the camp riding portion, you'll be fine...but there are some rocks. Quite a few of them in fact.

Not knowing your bike, googled it and I am going to assume you have some sort of knobby tire on it instead of the street oriented tires? If not, then the trails within camp could become challenging, especially if wet or muddy.

Lastly, can you pick your bike up if you dump it? I am sure someone would help you but it is a fair question if no one is around.

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Old 03-21-2013, 11:42 AM   #100
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There is no super tight single track on dual sport ride that will leave you hating life. If you stick with the family route within the camp riding portion, you'll be fine...but there are some rocks. Quite a few of them in fact.

Not knowing your bike, googled it and I am going to assume you have some sort of knobby tire on it instead of the street oriented tires? If not, then the trails within camp could become challenging, especially if wet or muddy.

Lastly, can you pick your bike up if you dump it? I am sure someone would help you but it is a fair question if no one is around.

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Thanks! Rocks are no problem......I just moved up here from El Paso so I'm quite familiar with them. I do have knobbier tires on and have no issues picking up the bike. I think I'll be mailing in my registration form today.
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I'm thinking about signing up for the Dual sport ride. In the Desert 100 FAQ it doesn't recommend BMW GS bikes for novice riders. I've got a G 650 GS and would say my riding skills are right on the line between novice and intermediate. It sounds like part of the course is easy (gravel roads and such) and I've done lots of that. I've done a little harder technical riding down in the desert SW (Big Bend & Guadalupe National Parks) usually with the bike loaded with lots of camping gear and while I was usually a little grumpy and wishing I was on a dirt bike, I made it through OK. I took an intro course at Rawhyde Offroad recently so good off-road riding technique is fresh in my mind. Is the warning about GSs more for people who've recently bought a nice big 1200 and haven't taken it offroad much or I am going to be hating life when I get out there and hit a single track section?
You'll be fine and Im sure you will also have a great time. ANY GS would work alright for the dual sport ride. Like Mike mentioned tires should have some grip, But Knobbies wont be necessary, unless it rains, then all bets are off.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:44 PM   #102
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That sounds great. I think I'll do that.

So do you register for the Dual Sport ride or the ironman ride?
Dual Sport to get the route sheet for the rest of the ride and free lunch ticket if your early
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:33 PM   #103
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:18 AM   #104
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I'm thinking about signing up for the Dual sport ride. In the Desert 100 FAQ it doesn't recommend BMW GS bikes for novice riders. I've got a G 650 GS and would say my riding skills are right on the line between novice and intermediate. It sounds like part of the course is easy (gravel roads and such) and I've done lots of that. I've done a little harder technical riding down in the desert SW (Big Bend & Guadalupe National Parks) usually with the bike loaded with lots of camping gear and while I was usually a little grumpy and wishing I was on a dirt bike, I made it through ok. I took an intro course at Rawhyde Offroad recently so good off-road riding technique is fresh in my mind. Is the warning about GSs more for people who've recently bought a nice big 1200 and haven't taken it offroad much or I am going to be hating life when I get out there and hit a single track section?

The dual sport route isn't an adventure bike route. It's aimed at street legal dirt bikes. Lot's of people ride this route on KLR's or similar bikes. I rode the route last year on a smaller lighter 650. There were a couple of steep desents and hill climbs. Mostly is was rolling sand woops. If you are going to ignore the recomendation : don't ride alone, be prepaired to pick your bike up (alot) , remove your mirrors and anything else that might brake in a tip over, knobby tires in good condtion are a must. If you get over your head try not to hate life.
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The dual sport route isn't an adventure bike route. It's aimed at street legal dirt bikes. Lot's of people ride this route on KLR's or similar bikes. I rode the route last year on a smaller lighter 650. There were a couple of steep desents and hill climbs. Mostly is was rolling sand woops. If you are going to ignore the recomendation : don't ride alone, be prepaired to pick your bike up (alot) , remove your mirrors and anything else that might brake in a tip over, knobby tires in good condtion are a must. If you get over your head try not to hate life.
Don't tell that to the 990 guys... Of course maybe Darryl, Dave Wachs, etc don't count...

I'm psyched. Thought I might sneak out and get a GP or Harescramble in at Prineville this last weekend but it didn't work out. DID get to ride with my kid out there though, and that was a blast! Managed to stay pretty faithful on the workouts, been riding 2x a week and am probably in the best shape of the last 6 - 10 years (which feels weird). Which also, as Greg mentioned, makes it a little easier to be classified in with the Geezers on the registration form .

Speaking of Greg... my buddies are all still silent. Are you still heading up to Walla Walla or something first?
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