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Old 11-20-2013, 11:18 AM   #211
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:34 PM   #212
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I have been told to wait until the event to find a riding partner, but I am a little uneasy about that. Riding my F800GS, looking to join a group of similar (650 or larger) bikes. I don't want to try to keep up with 250s and 450s!

there will be an area of "I need a riding partner" BUT I would find someone now. don't wait.

my first year I did the "I need a riding partner" cuz none of my riding buddies rode this ride. (how dumb right!?!)
I posted in the District 37 forum and actually found too many buddies so we split into two groups of 3.

so my advice is, go on D37 forum and post up or PM some of the guys on this thread and straighten it out now.

the morning of the ride is so stressful (good and not so good) and the last thing you want is to stress about a riding partner.
rolling the rollchart alone is enough to make me sweat.

and it's best to not have more than 2-4 total people in a group. whether you're fast guys or noobs, it gets too complicated trying to keep track of everyone.
also, riding etiquette.... you are responsible for the guy behind you. wait at a turn or a Y in the trail. give everyone your cell number. there is cell reception on most of the course. last year I did text my riding buddies when we got separated and they responded and found us. it happens.
if you have to bail onto the highway, tell your riding buddies, don't just bail and expect them to know where you went.
also, don't roost people. if you have to pass a group, pass smoothly and if they don't hear you behind them trying to pass, blip the throttle a few times (or honk your horn) and get their attention and pass on the left.
same goes with slow riders, if you know someone is trying to pass, let them. don't hog the trail. just move to the right(if there's room) and hold a steady throttle, no need to brake, and the fast rider will pass.
again, if you stop for a break or to wait for your buddies, get off the trail. we don't need another rear end YouTube video.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:11 PM   #213
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Those familiar with the course and the "easy" route and various bypasses - anyone think the Honda Grom with some offroad tires would make it?
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:56 PM   #214
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"We'll have an area for single riders to pair up with or get a group together. I've met lifelong friends this way. Look for guys on similar bikes, wearing similarly seasoned riding gear."

Direct quote from D37 when I asked about a riding buddy.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:15 AM   #215
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I never said there won't be an area to meet other riders... it will just be extra crazy hectic the first morning.
and you don't want to waste time.
hit the trail as early as possible.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:53 AM   #216
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I never said there won't be an area to meet other riders... it will just be extra crazy hectic the first morning.
and you don't want to waste time.
hit the trail as early as possible.
No I totally agree with you. I'm just saying when I asked with the intention of finding a buddy/group that was the only response I got. I will be surprised if there are no other big bikes!
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:33 AM   #217
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I've never ended the day with the riders I started with

There will 500+ riders either ahead or behind you


but if all else fails, just ride with CaStu
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:38 AM   #218
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CA STU!!!!


hey, I should send ALL the guys looking for riding buddies to STU!!!!!
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:43 AM   #219
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CA STU!!!!


hey, I should send ALL the guys looking for riding buddies to STU!!!!!

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Old 11-21-2013, 11:51 AM   #220
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Hey, I'm in Canada freezing my ass off ... did the desert get some rain yesterday?
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:55 AM   #221
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No I totally agree with you. I'm just saying when I asked with the intention of finding a buddy/group that was the only response I got. I will be surprised if there are no other big bikes!
Select wisely ....

a few years ago when Rawhyde got involved and put together an "Adventure Route", tons of big bikes showed up. I was with a 3 rider group all on GS 1200's. A guy on a GS asked if he could join our group and we asked if he could keep up and he said "no problem". The first hill he went down 1/3 of the way up. I stopped and helped him up the hill and he decide to bail on the ride ... the whole thing. Didn't see my ride buddies again for an hour.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:06 PM   #222
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Hey, I'm in Canada freezing my ass off ... did the desert get some rain yesterday?
Looks like it's pouring out there now. I might check it out tomorrow.

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Old 11-21-2013, 03:39 PM   #223
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Lots of rain here in Vegas. The desert will be in prime condition for you guys!
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:40 PM   #224
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Hey, I'm in Canada freezing my ass off ... did the desert get some rain yesterday?
yes and yes.

it rained pretty hard in LA last night and I think it's in the Antelope Valley now.
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:10 PM   #225
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If you have to pass a group, pass smoothly and if they don't hear you behind them trying to pass, blip the throttle a few times (or honk your horn) and get their attention and pass on the left.

Again, if you stop for a break or to wait for your buddies, get off the trail. we don't need another rear end YouTube video.
The two above issues need to be stressed AGAIN because of how serious they are. I think it was two years ago an impatient guy passed a slower guy and did it going VERY FAST and VERY CLOSE to the slower guy. The slower guy lost control and fell down, resulting in a broken leg. That wasn't necessary; it isn't a race! Pass where it's safe. You can tell if someone's a novice rider. Don't push them over!

Second issue is stopping in the middle of the trail. It was extremely dusty, a rider stopped on the trail and was invisible to the guy behind him, who ran into him. This resulted in a rider being thrown off his bike with a broken shoulder. The other guy had serious damage to his bike. When he told his insurance company, Geico, about it, he gave them too much information (big event called LA-B-to-V, emailed the flyer, rider packet and rider instructions to them) and they cancelled his insurance because he was participating in an organized EVENT. To make a long story short, DON'T STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TRAIL! Pull over on the side.

Thanks, RAZR, for bringing up these points. They are more important than people know. Folks, read your Rider Packet, especially the part about Trail Etiquette by Steve DiYorio, and your Rider Instructions which are on the back of the big maps. They might just keep you from breaking a leg and a shoulder.
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