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Old 01-27-2014, 05:16 PM   #31
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For those of you who have never done one of our adventure rides, I'd like to offer some info regarding the use of a "Route Sheet".

Whether you use a map holder on your tank bag or one the many fancy route sheet holders available, reading a route sheet is the same.

We include an information sheet attached to the route sheet that contains vital details about the ride and abbreviations that will be in use.

We use a Garmin 60CSx for standardized mileage that will coincide with whatever GPS unit you have. We do this because of the variations in trip odometers on bikes because of tire size differences or any other modification that may result in your odometer not being true. You do not need a GPS to ride this event.

We will have you reset your trip mileage every 10-12 miles so that if there is a discrepancy, it won’t need to be carried through the entire ride. (Like adding or subtracting 0.3 mile to every instruction in your head while riding.) These 10-12 miles are called a Section.

You will always start a section at 0.0 on your trip odometer (either on your GPS or your bike’s trip reset). Then make directional changes on your ride based on the instruction at hand.

We also add the “Road Name” (if available) after the instruction for clarity and understanding of what we intend you to do. At some point in the future of this riding series, we will remove the “Road Name” for those who have experience with our events and only provide it for new riders. It will add a little more adventure to an already fun ride.

The following is an example of what we provide:

0.0 R TAR Rt. 57
1.4 L DR Spicer
3.6 R WR Gypsy
5.8 S TAR Old Main
7.2 R WR High Rock
9.4 L DR Sandy Bottom
10.6 R TAR Elm
RESET TO 0.0

0.0 R TAR Elm
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This reads as:
From a dead stop, set your trip odometer to 0.0, make Right turn on a Paved Road named “Rt. 57”
At mile 1.4, make a Left turn onto a Dirt Road named “Spicer”
At mile 3.6, make a Right turn on a Woods Road named “Gypsy”
At mile 5.8, go Straight on a Paved Road named “Old Main”
At mile 7.2, make Right turn on a Woods Road named “High Rock”
At mile 9.4, make a Left turn on a Dirt Road named “Sandy Bottom”
At mile 10.6, make a Right turn on a Paved Road named “Elm”, and stop to set your trip odometer back to 0.0 before continuing. Do this off the driving part of the road so you’re not in traffic.

The next instruction, which is the first instruction for the new section, is redundant from the last instruction in the last section. In this case the Right turn onto the Paved Road named “Elm”.
From there you will follow the rest of the instructions in that section.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:49 AM   #32
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Perfect! It looks like the route is ok for big trailies like my triumph explorer...probably have wife on the DR as well. Hope to see you there.


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Old 01-28-2014, 05:21 AM   #33
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Perfect! It looks like the route is ok for big trailies like my triumph explorer...probably have wife on the DR as well. Hope to see you there.


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Old 01-28-2014, 06:57 AM   #34
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I like when you use "TAR" for paved roads instead of "TR." I always read "TR" as trail. Mybe it's not BTR that does that but I know I've seen it on roll charts somewhere.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:13 AM   #35
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I like when you use "TAR" for paved roads instead of "TR." I always read "TR" as trail. Mybe it's not BTR that does that but I know I've seen it on roll charts somewhere.
We do *not* do that. We use TR for trail and TAR for pavement for all route sheeted events.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:16 AM   #36
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The AMA 2014 National Adventure Riding Series is now up on the AMA web site.

http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/...eSchedule.aspx
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:44 AM   #37
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Fuel range?

Ok -- thanks for the info regarding the nature of the ride! Now thinking, I'd like to do this on my own.

What sort of fuel range do we need for this ride? Would a 450 EXC run out of juice between stops?
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:46 AM   #38
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What sort of fuel range do we need for this ride? Would a 450 EXC run out of juice between stops?
There will be gas stops along the main route ... large thumpers like yours will make it no problem.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:46 AM   #39
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Ok -- thanks for the info regarding the nature of the ride! Now thinking, I'd like to do this on my own.

What sort of fuel range do we need for this ride? Would a 450 EXC run out of juice between stops?
Jessy,

I've been riding most of the DS events in NE with stock tank on my 450EXC. Never ran out of gas.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:30 AM   #40
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Jessy,

I've been riding most of the DS events in NE with stock tank on my 450EXC. Never ran out of gas.
Can you make the whole ride on one stock tank?
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:43 AM   #41
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Can you make the whole ride on one stock tank?
We haven't nailed down the route yet. Average day is 100-120 miles of easy on the throttle trails/roads.

My DR650 can make it 110 miles to reserve on terrain like that, but I still top off at the gas stop. Usually 50 miles or so to official gas. There's always gas available a few miles out of your way if needed, but in this part of the country gas is pretty much a non-issue.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:41 AM   #42
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:29 AM   #43
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This looks like a lot of fun - what would you be recommending for tires? I'd be bringing a '13 GSA. At this point it still has the original tires from the dealership.
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This looks like a lot of fun - what would you be recommending for tires? I'd be bringing a '13 GSA. At this point it still has the original tires from the dealership.
Anakees or Conti Twinduro's are popular
if it was me, I'd get the Twinduro's
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