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Old 11-05-2013, 03:20 PM   #61
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I believe the route for next years RR is a great one.
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 tree around a campfire at the end of day
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:49 PM   #62
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:07 PM   #63
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:02 PM   #64
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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
You had me at "SELF supporting"...


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Old 11-05-2013, 07:44 PM   #65
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I bought an X-Challenge with this event in mind. I guess I'm in for the spring ride. Now I only need to figure out additional fuel and lugagge options

http://www.hotrodwelding.nl/product.php?id=3

very tough tank ( battle test by yours truly ) and gives extra support to sub frame

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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
that looks like great stuff, Hell, I might even buy a tent.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:53 PM   #66
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http://www.hotrodwelding.nl/product.php?id=3

very tough tank ( battle test by yours truly ) and gives extra support to sub frame



that looks like great stuff, Hell, I might even buy a tent.
Now they need to build a tank for some better bikes!!


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Old 11-21-2013, 09:55 AM   #67
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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.......

A few us are on the fence here, a little disappointed about the changes but we understand your analogy. Some including myself are not a big fan of long dusty gravel roads. I see from your photos that its not all that which is great and promising.

But if you post something showing the approximate route as you know it today, however rough, even an image of a map, anything, it will most likely put an end to our hesitations. Could you do that?
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:33 AM   #68
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Impossible to please everyone every year. I'm looking forward to this one I think more than the past rides. Long days in the saddle on backcountry roads and trails are what Ive been waiting to ride. I like the idea of being more self sufficient also.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:02 PM   #69
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the fact that it is changed up a little every year is perfect.

this year there are two rides, one for big bikes deep in the back country which looks like a true Adventure, and one geared toward little bikes.

between RR2014 and CRC2014 (Canadian Rally Challenge) the year of 2014 really has something for everybody.

thanks to Ted and James and the Gravel Travel crew
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:59 PM   #70
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Impossible to please everyone every year. I'm looking forward to this one I think more than the past rides. Long days in the saddle on backcountry roads and trails are what Ive been waiting to ride. I like the idea of being more self sufficient also.
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:06 PM   #71
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I think the ride still looks great. If I miss it, it's only because a buddy is signed up for the Pike's Peak Hill Climb and I went to that instead!


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Old 11-21-2013, 04:51 PM   #72
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Impossible to please everyone every year. I'm looking forward to this one I think more than the past rides. Long days in the saddle on backcountry roads and trails are what Ive been waiting to ride. I like the idea of being more self sufficient also.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:34 AM   #73
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Impossible to please everyone every year..
I hope know one is trying to do that.

Would you buy a bike that has been changed without ever even seeing pictures of it?

I loved last year because I'm on a small bike, so the opposite may be true if this route is very different, as has been implied.

No one is asking for a complete gpx route, but just a general overview of the area would be great.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:50 AM   #74
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At this point the gps file is not complete and will not give you any idea of what the terrain is like. We've described the terrain and posted pictures of what it will look like, so there's not much more we can do than that. Basically if you like to ride your motorcycle on gravel, sand and dirt in the middle of nowhere then you'll have fun!
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:12 AM   #75
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My only issue with this years route is that I'm probably going to end up buying a Safari tank for the SE. Something I was hoping to avoid.
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