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Old 01-07-2014, 12:23 PM   #451
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Thanks, good stuff. Hopefully it happens. Like I say, my kind of party and I have access to a house in WP, the main reason this ride caught my eye.

Gas Law: Bring gas, and you don't need it. Don't bring gas and *sputter* Running out of gas earns you deep sighs and smug looks from the "Giant Tank Guys"

I was wondering about 650 bikes. I have an XR650L that is great for the same speed/range reasons. But if I'm having a bad day at the controls, picking that beast up more than a couple times wears me out and my riding gets steadily worse -- snowball effect. If the terrain doesn't get too vertical, XRL is fine bouncing over rocks, plowing thru mud, knocking over small trees, and generally tractoring along. The steep and snotty/loose/technical combination is a big struggle (for me) on that bike. Is it pretty wet up there w/ snowmelt?

I know it's different each year, so maybe that's not a valid question.

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I did it with my GasGas EC300 2T, I took along extra fuel along with oil...used the oil never really needed the extra fuel so they got dumped coming back at the station in Lake George. Bike was much better without extra fuel bouncing around in saddled bags. I got great range out of my stock GasGas tank but I also have a SmartCarb and you pick up some mpg with that.

I have not heard from Pablo83....I hope it goes on. I might use the 2014 KLR650 if this ride don't conflict with another event with the KLR signed out on. Otherwise probably go back to my XR650R as I do like the ability to haul butt ;-)
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:09 PM   #452
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Did I see a buffet? Wow! Impressive planning.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:02 PM   #453
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Thanks, good stuff. Hopefully it happens. Like I say, my kind of party and I have access to a house in WP, the main reason this ride caught my eye.

Gas Law: Bring gas, and you don't need it. Don't bring gas and *sputter* Running out of gas earns you deep sighs and smug looks from the "Giant Tank Guys"

I was wondering about 650 bikes. I have an XR650L that is great for the same speed/range reasons. But if I'm having a bad day at the controls, picking that beast up more than a couple times wears me out and my riding gets steadily worse -- snowball effect. If the terrain doesn't get too vertical, XRL is fine bouncing over rocks, plowing thru mud, knocking over small trees, and generally tractoring along. The steep and snotty/loose/technical combination is a big struggle (for me) on that bike. Is it pretty wet up there w/ snowmelt?

I know it's different each year, so maybe that's not a valid question.

Um, it's one of those deals where you plan closer as far as weather. I will say I liked having the GasGas in some of the rougher parts on the way back, that one trail out of Breckenridge that was very steep, wet and muddy it was nice to be able to change lines, and get my way up.

A XR650L should have no issues and going there is the easier route to keep the time for the FOOD. And yes I was amazed at the deal Paul got with the restaurant and they were OKAY with us coming in. It's nice in a town like that they were very PRO off road and hosting us.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:38 AM   #454
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I have not heard from Pablo83....I hope it goes on.
I'm still alive. And despite my new job, I am still planning to put on BreckTrek again this year.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:22 AM   #455
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I'm still alive. And despite my new job, I am still planning to put on BreckTrek again this year.

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Old 01-08-2014, 09:37 AM   #456
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and there was much rejoicing

Hope I can make it!
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:47 AM   #457
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Looking forward to it.
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:26 PM   #458
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I had a great time. I hope I can do it again.
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:14 PM   #459
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I'm still alive. And despite my new job, I am still planning to put on BreckTrek again this year.
Woo Hoo got a new bike for the ride this year gonna be epic!
Bike is getting inspected on Wednesday then its off to the DMV for my plates

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Old 02-21-2014, 01:01 PM   #460
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Looking forward to it!

My first Breck Trek was 2013; one the best rides I've ever been on. Weather was perfect, kept most of the dust down. Great navigation system, great fun. I'm definitely in.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:39 PM   #461
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What date?

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Old 02-21-2014, 04:28 PM   #462
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Traditionally, Father's Day weekend. I don't think Pablo has nailed this down yet...
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:59 PM   #463
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Traditionally, Father's Day weekend. I don't think Pablo has nailed this down yet...
We gonna have a real rally - distance/time group this year? Give the singletrack/technical guys a head start (so we get there at the same time for lunch), set a standard for fastest round trip time on dirt?

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Old 02-21-2014, 06:08 PM   #464
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I am looking forward to attending this year. Hopefully my travel schedule will alloy me to twist the throttle on this ride.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:21 PM   #465
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We gonna have a real rally - distance/time group this year? Give the singletrack/technical guys a head start (so we get there at the same time for lunch), set a standard for fastest round trip time on dirt?

Please don't take this the wrong way, as I have been known to speed and be a general hooligan on a bike.
But when a race is involved, or some contest on who can beat who to wherever, it will end badly for someone.
A nasty head on in the single track, a fade into the ditch on a county road, Ect. Two groups sounds great, but I wouldn't do some" see who can get there first" ride.
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