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Old 11-04-2013, 07:13 PM   #46
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Only 10-18 participants is that right?

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Ballpark on entry fee....still working on it. A ton of details to figure out. Around the end of the year we should be open for registration and all details should be sorted out and posted.

A few short stretches of single track. The majority of the special sections will be double track trails and non paved back roads. The transits will be gravel and paved roads.

The CRC will take place Monday to Friday to allow folks travel days on either end. This also gives the benefit of the trails jot having weekend traffic.

There will be a limit on how many riders we can accept for the CRC. 10-18 riders....we're still figuring the logistics out. Add to that a dozen staff and x amount of support folks...
Accommodations, providing food, safety, etc all have to be considered.

Hope that helps...
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:16 PM   #47
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ooO! wow- so exclusive! Did you say early Sept? THere was a tentative plan to go rally someplace around then.. but this would certainly be a more fiscally responsible option. and FUN.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:02 PM   #48
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Sounds like the Rally for the big bikes is going to be much more focused on distance than difficulty. That's great news and I will certainly consider a return trip, even if it's in Quebec. Just kidding, but they don't make getting gas easy for us without the "chip" in our credit cards. Live and learn, small obstacle. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:17 AM   #49
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Is there a little bike class?
Time to shit or get off the pot. PS, mines not for sale anymore .

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Old 11-05-2013, 05:22 AM   #50
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ooO! wow- so exclusive! Did you say early Sept? THere was a tentative plan to go rally someplace around then.. but this would certainly be a more fiscally responsible option. and FUN.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:02 AM   #51
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I must say you guys are doing a lot of good and all your efforts are very much appreciated.

What was the reason(s) you decided to boil down roaming rally to gravel roads? Did you have a lot of complaints?

I haven't seen the tracks but from what I read hear I see 2014 is about a totally different challenge. 2013 was about making it through tough trails. Along with optional routes I felt I pushed my adventure bike the way it was meant and loved it.

2014 seems like long gravel roads and creative ways to carry gas. Which is fine but its very different from what roaming rally was on my mind.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:31 AM   #52
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I must say you guys are doing a lot of good and all your efforts are very much appreciated.

What was the reason(s) you decided to boil down roaming rally to gravel roads? Did you have a lot of complaints?

I haven't seen the tracks but from what I read hear I see 2014 is about a totally different challenge. 2013 was about making it through tough trails. Along with optional routes I felt I pushed my adventure bike the way it was meant and loved it.

2014 seems like long gravel roads and creative ways to carry gas. Which is fine but its very different from what roaming rally was on my mind.
I too was thinking the same thing...I feel like this rally doesn't seem to fit what I loved and need from a rally ride. I'm not a super serious rider by any means, but loved the "riding" challenge far more than the "distance" challenge.
For my little bike, the creative gas hauling and finding different ways to relieve my ass from the long flat road droning is not what I really wanted the challenges to be. Granted, I am not quite clear on how much off road stuff will be on this years ride.
I am disappointed.....sorry.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:19 AM   #53
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I too was thinking the same thing...I feel like this rally doesn't seem to fit what I loved and need from a rally ride. I'm not a super serious rider by any means, but loved the "riding" challenge far more than the "distance" challenge.
For my little bike, the creative gas hauling and finding different ways to relieve my ass from the long flat road droninG is not what I really wanted the challenges to be. Granted, I am not quite clear on how much off road stuff will be on this years ride.
I am disappointed.....sorry.
We should wait till we see the route...:)

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Old 11-05-2013, 09:28 AM   #54
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Still haven't heard if the RR is three-wheel friendly? We are mainly concerned with the water crossings.

For the smaller bikes, team up with a Ural and no longer worry about lugging fuel or parts! ;)

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Old 11-05-2013, 10:01 AM   #55
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There is a bridge across a dam that is likely too narrow...
There is a "ferry" that might be too narrow...
There is a section on day one that would be too narrow...

The bulk of it yes...why not ride your triumph?


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Changing the nature of the rally wasn't an easy decision. I hear ya to the folks who say maybe it isn't for me anymore. This was a risk we knew we were taking. We hope we have attracted some new folks who thought the RR wasn't what they enjoy and folks from years past who think it will be nice to actually finish the entire route (something almost no one has done to date )...in fact finishing the route is pretty much mandatory or your sleeping out in the wild somewhere...its for this and a few other reasons we had to ease up on the terrain. Having dozens of people broken down, watered out and getting stuck hundreds of kilometers from the nearest paved road simply didn't seem very appealing.

In the end we hope the majority of folks enjoy the new format. Exploring (Roaming) new places is to us what makes it unique.


Whats this year have in store? Certainly not just cruising down a long boring road... Most of the roads and trails are sand.
















Some pretty cool scenery





A hand drawn ferry near the end of day one







Lots of these kind of roads...







Take a beach rip, there are a couple of them to choose from






Route crosses at least one dam...





Bore boring roads






I believe the route for next years RR is a great one. Ya no single track, no water crossings but it does bring us to a new place for most folks, very way out there remote part of Canada, some fun riding and so on.

Roaming Rally has and always will be about seeing new places, being self supporting, meeting new people, riding fun terrain and having a beer or three around a campfire at the end of day
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:19 AM   #56
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There is a bridge across a dam that is likely too narrow...
There is a "ferry" that might be too narrow...
There is a section on day one that would be too narrow...

The bulk of it yes...why not ride your triumph?
I probably will, I just know a lot of Ural guys might be into it. For the record, I love how the RR is looking!
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:40 AM   #57
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Terrain looks fun and fast. Guess I'll need to mount a rotopax on my 690. When out in the middle of nowhere, how far will it be to the closest beer stop?


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Old 11-05-2013, 11:58 AM   #58
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I too was thinking the same thing...I feel like this rally doesn't seem to fit what I loved and need from a rally ride. I'm not a super serious rider by any means, but loved the "riding" challenge far more than the "distance" challenge.
For my little bike, the creative gas hauling and finding different ways to relieve my ass from the long flat road droning is not what I really wanted the challenges to be. Granted, I am not quite clear on how much off road stuff will be on this years ride.
I am disappointed.....sorry.
The RR will be far from boring, but if you want a "riding challenge"? The CRC will challenge you I can guaranty you that.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:02 PM   #59
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Both sounds good in their own way. Long Distance, remote travel even on fairly benign surfaces still presents its own challenges
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:13 PM   #60
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I gotta say... I like the way Ted and crew have changed the rally every year. Keeps it fresh and exciting. This is looking to be the best year yet.

Sure there will be some challenges like fuel but isn't that what "adventure riding" is all about?!?!?


Sooooo looking forward to this.
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