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Old 11-01-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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2014 Roaming Rally and Canadian Rally Challenge

Once again www.GravelTravel.ca is going to host the Roaming Rally. 2014 will mark the fourth year this event has taken place. Each year we try to improve the rally based on lessons learned from previous years...so 2014 has some changes.

2014 has three rallies. The traditional Roaming Rally. A more laid back rally focused more on mileage than rough terain, The Explorers Edition of the Roaming Rally. The third rally is The Canadian Rally Challenge. The CRC is a roadbook navigational challenge, the first of its kind in Canada.

Please see www.GravelTravel.ca for more information.

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Old 11-01-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:57 AM   #3
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How many to a team for the Roaming Rally?
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:00 AM   #4
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How many to a team for the Roaming Rally?
Minimum 3...
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:14 AM   #5
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Thanks. Will see who i can get together.
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:00 PM   #6
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Ya missed last years roaming rally and should be in for this one (wife please) but going to need a road book holder also.
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:16 PM   #7
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Can a well-seasoned team of maniacs on 950/990s enjoy the abuse that the 5-day Challenge might give us? Or is it an absolute suicide adventure for these big pigs? Our big Dirtbikes might be bored (other than scenery) with the main Roaming Rally's routes if they've been softened to better serve the (sane) masses on "Adventure Touring" bikes.
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Roaming Rally won't be boring...just last year's got to be a bit too much for larger bikes (3 feet deep mud, etc). RR is a do it yourself adventure, we provide a suggested route and if you decide to follow it we'll see ya at the next campground. After check in teams are on their own, no sweep, not much organization...no guarantees no money back kinda thing

CRC will be full on organized and a competition...the cost will reflect this unfortunately. 9x0's.....in the right hands...yes. will there be a few wtf spits along the way? Absolutely. Doable? Probably...Are you the type of guys who ride your 9x0's where others ride dirt bikes?
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I looked at some of the videos of previous years. Looks a bit big/deep for some of the big block ADV bikes. Still interested though.
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The Rally event sounds very interested Ted - and seriously ambitious!

Really looking forward to participating in both of these, the 450 for the Rally event, and a big bike for the RR, assuming I can salvage my buddy's cased F800GS from last year!

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PS - dates sooner rather than later would be great if at all possible - unfortunately I find myself in the situation of having to plan almost a year in advance for most things. Blech.
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Cool2 Good ideas...

This is are very good ideas.

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Roaming Rally won't be boring...just last year's got to be a bit too much for larger bikes (3 feet deep mud, etc). RR is a do it yourself adventure, we provide a suggested route and if you decide to follow it we'll see ya at the next campground. After check in teams are on their own, no sweep, not much organization...no guarantees no money back kinda thing

CRC will be full on organized and a competition...the cost will reflect this unfortunately. 9x0's.....in the right hands...yes. will there be a few wtf spits along the way? Absolutely. Doable? Probably...Are you the type of guys who ride your 9x0's where others ride dirt bikes?
Edit: Especially now that my 2013 F800GS has become a 1988 R100GS. ;~)
Some Many of those water crossings would be impossible on this new/old bike.
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The Rally event sounds very interested Ted - and seriously ambitious!

Really looking forward to participating in both of these, the 450 for the Rally event, and a big bike for the RR, assuming I can salvage my buddy's cased F800GS from last year!

dc

PS - dates sooner rather than later would be great if at all possible - unfortunately I find myself in the situation of having to plan almost a year in advance for most things. Blech.
Hi DC, dates are almost sorted...by months end



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This is are very good ideas.



Edit: Especially now that my 2013 F800GS has become a 1988 R100GS. ;~)
Some Many of those water crossings would be impossible on this new/old bike.


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