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Old 08-27-2013, 06:58 AM   #1
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Cycle World Adventure Rally- Sierra Edition October 10-13, 2013

Announcing the Adventure Rally, Sierra Edition



(Yes, that's really where you'll be riding)

I'm excited to be involved with a new event produced by the Bonnier Media Group, which owns Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Dirt Rider and many other great magazines. They are getting the message that Adventure riding is here to stay, and want to do an competition that celebrates it.

There has never been an event like this in America. The goal is to create a competition that rewards real adventure riding, which in my mind consists of getting places by whatever the most interesting route is, whether paved or unpaved. To that end, there is a map full of bonus locations spread all over the place, on all kinds of roads, and the competition is to go collect as many as possible. The team that gets the most points wins the Adventure Cup. It will go to people who are great riders and navigators, who know how to get places efficiently. There are bonuses on pavement, but not enough to win, there are bonuses on technical dirt, but not enough to win... the best result will go to those who do some of everything.

We will take over the China Peak Ski resort for the event, which is from October 10-13, 2013. Gary Laplante is coming and will organize a skills test on the ski hill, and completing that will be one of the bonuses. The roads in this area are twisty, the trails range from flowing to abusive, and there is history and natural beauty all around, which we've tried to capture with our bonuses (bonii?). There will be magazine editors, round the world riders, and other glitterati in attendance. The choose-your-own-adventure "non-route" approach means you don't spend time in dust, riding over (or under) your head, going places that aren't appealing to you, or wasting time on stops you don't care for.

Obviously, there's a price for all this greatness- $600, which includes 3 nights of lodging, 3 meals per day, and everything else you'll need except gas and beer... so we think it's a pretty good deal with all that taken into account.

To learn more and register, go here.

I'll be there and I can't wait.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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That's awesome Ned. I won't be around to participate but hope to catch that event in the future.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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Is there going to be a Rocky Mountain edition?
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:40 AM   #4
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Is there going to be a Rocky Mountain edition?
We want to do one... but we have to see how this one goes, first.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:35 PM   #5
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Man, this sounds like it would be a ridiculous amount of fun.

And, if that guy can hustle an XR-L up there, maybe a KLR could make it too, eh?

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Old 09-03-2013, 09:52 PM   #6
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:11 PM   #7
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Man, this sounds like it would be a ridiculous amount of fun.
It should be. I think it will be a real blast, especially when we are tallying up the points and everyone sees how their strategy played out compared to others.

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And, if that guy can hustle an XR-L up there, maybe a KLR could make it too, eh?
That's the beauty of the format- no one has to go anywhere they don't want to. I scouted a some of the tougher bonuses on my 950 SE, and had to really work for them (but of course a KLR could get there with ease, right?). There are also bonuses (bonii?) on twisty pavement, and on easy dirt... many bonuses for everyone.

One of the really cool features of that area are the tiny little roads paved by Edison years ago. They are pretty unique- 8' wide, undulating, blind, twisty, technical paved roads. Great fun on any two wheeler.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:14 PM   #8
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hmmmmm....in.....

Berg 570....KTM 950SE or KTM 690?....what is the right tool for the job?

What kind of range is needed?


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Old 09-05-2013, 07:13 AM   #9
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hmmmmm....in.....

Berg 570....KTM 950SE or KTM 690?....what is the right tool for the job?

What kind of range is needed?
I think you could have a blast on any of the 3, but if it were me, I'd bring the 690, because it is the best at the most. Or the 950. Or the 570. Yeah, I'm no help.

Range- you won't do crazy mileage because the roads are too tight and the trails too twisty, there's gas in Huntington Lake and further down the main road... but being able to go 120-150 miles would be a plus.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:52 AM   #10
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Looks like twwhitey and I are in - both on 950se's...team "Rolling Thunder"?

This is great country to ride, my favorite in the Sierra's. We just did an 8 day ride passing through here a month ago but had to reroute due to the fire near Huntington Lake and caused us to find new great trails.

Looks like potential for a great event, thanks for being involved in putting it together! I have a feeling this may catch on.

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Old 09-20-2013, 06:15 AM   #11
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Due to the short timeframe and shortage of vacation, we are adding an option we call the "One night stand". Here is the press release:


Don’t have time to commit to doing the complete Adventure Rally – Sierra Edition? We understand and don’t want you to miss all the fun. Announcing The One Night Stand. Your chance to checkout the vendors and few of the Adventure Rally challenges as well as join the closing party for the Adventure Rally – Sierra Edition. Please register if you plan to attend. If you do not register we cannot guarantee any of the following services.

Room at China Peak:
Single occupancy $100
Double occupancy $75

Saturday lunch ($14) dinner ($29) and Sunday breakfast ($11) or all three for $50
*All meals include soda, water and coffee

This event is located at China Peak Resort, high in the Sierra Mountains. Given the remote location, lodging and food is not readily available. For that reason we are asking you to register to take part in a Adventure Rally - Sierra Edition, One Night Stand.


What do you get for a One Night Stand:

- A great excuse for a ride to China Peak Resort deep in the Sierra Mountain (Four hours or less from most places in LA to central California)
- Check-out displays from KTM – including the new 1190R, Klim, Kenda Tires, Doubletake Mirrors, Butler Maps, Motoventures and more
- The chance to take part in the Rider Skill Challenge at China Peak Resort?
- Big bike skills coaching from Gary LaPlante author of “How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles”
- A taste of Adventure – a short course navigational challenge, which will give you a quick sample of what Adventure Rally – Sierra Edition participants are riding.
- Adventure Rally – Sierra Edition closing party – join us for a cocktail reception, dinner and presentation of awards
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:28 AM   #12
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Wish I could go! Didn't hear about it until late in the game.

Hopefully it will run again next year. My ralli-fied DR350 would be a good beast for this event.

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Old 09-20-2013, 08:11 AM   #13
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This looks like a stunningly good time . . . . .

Note to self -- re-evalute midwestern living ;-}
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:57 PM   #14
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Inside this map are the most epic places to ride an adventure bike in the Southern Sierras, but the only way you will get to see them is if you enter the Adventure Rally: Sierra Edition. Stop waiting and come show us how good you are at using a map and a throttle.

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Old 09-23-2013, 09:51 PM   #15
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Sweet, so this is the map we get before riding on Friday?
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