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Old 04-27-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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Touratech Rally in Plain WA questions.

Im thinking of attending the rally with two of my kids. Im looking for input from people who have been to such a rally.
Info on us, my son who is 16 with a lot of trail and dirt riding experience, my daughter is 18 with trail experience and my self, 50 with trail experience.

I would be riding a R1150GSA, my son on a plated XR400R and my daughter on a XR250L.

Do you think they would enjoy the time? Do you think they would learn from the group rides? What else is there to do?

With no intent to offend any one, it looks like the majority of the people at the rallies are older and riding new BMWs off road for the first time. Is this event more geared for new rides? Is my perspective way off?

Any more additional information would be appreciated.

What I would like to get out of something like this, a good time with the kids, I would like them to increase in their riding ability, safety and confidence, and make some good memories.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:44 AM   #2
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There is a good mix of riders with varying abilities, from AA racers to new riders. I would say most are seasoned riders.
There is quite a bit to do and take in, the loops are all easy rides.
Im not sure how much fun it would be for a teenager.
I had a blast last year
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:19 AM   #3
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I would say the touratech ralley was that way before with mostly BMW's an older riders. I went to the first one it was fun but kids would not like it. But they have teamed up with Overland last year, much better mix older and younger. They also have the jeeps and a large mix of bikes. Much better rally I would say and think they would enjoy and it is much cheaper now.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:39 AM   #4
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I would be riding a R1150GSA, my son on a plated XR400R and my daughter on a XR250L.

Q: Do you think they would enjoy the time? Do you think they would learn from the group rides? What else is there to do?

A: YES. There is also two riding clinics (extra $) from PSSOR Off-Road School. One is an into to off-road riding. This is for new riders or riders that want to learn the core skills. The instructors will even lead an afternoon ride with the students.
http://pssor.com/pssor-events
I really recommend the clinic. It's only $95.00, and they will learn a lot in a short time. The school really has a structure to it. Learning from other riders may only give you pieces to the puzzle missing out on important elements. Beside, you get way more than you pay for.

Q: With no intent to offend any one, it looks like the majority of the people at the rallies are older and riding new BMWs off road for the first time. Is this event more geared for new rides? Is my perspective way off?

A: This event is for all skills. They team at TT really go out of the way to scout out rides for all skills. There are rides that are short and easy, all the way to long and hard, with everything in between. All the rides are lead by professional riders and will make every effort to put you in the right groups.


Any more additional information would be appreciated.
There is more than just riding. There is entertainment, off-bike clinics, presentations, 4x4 expos', and more.

Camping. Be prepared to endure the sun. Hotel - there is a hotel there, but it might already be booked.http://www.beavervalleylodge.com/

Food - There is a grocery store. 1 restaurant in Plain, WA, and some food vendors, but limited.. Leavenworth is 30 min away.

Hope that helps. TT Rally Veteran, Off-Road Instructor, Rally Ride Leader.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:45 AM   #5
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I was amazed after attending last year at the variation of people there. I think this helped having the OVerland part of it with the campers. It was nice to see as many kids running around with dogs and just having fun. I am trying to convey this to my wife and daughter to join me.
There is a state park near by, as wife doesn't want to camp in a field with no trees around.
The rides are great, offer variations, beautiful scenery and various distances. Great all around!!!!

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Old 04-29-2014, 10:07 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the info guys. Sounds like something that would work well for us.
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:01 PM   #7
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Shared room @ lodge ?

Anyone interested in sharing a room at the lodge ? http://www.beavervalleylodge.com
I'd like to make my own meals, have a hot shower after a ride, need the internet access, etc…

Thanks.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:11 PM   #8
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We are riding up from Los Angeles for the rally. Leaving June 19th.

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Old 06-11-2014, 07:51 PM   #9
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That's awesome RallyeX. Be safe. See you there!!
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:21 PM   #10
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I think your son and daughter will enjoy it.

I will be there with my DR-Z400S. I am going to be there as a vendor, but plan to take part in the rides, so i need to get signed up for that.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:13 AM   #11
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I think your son and daughter will enjoy it.

I will be there with my DR-Z400S. I am going to be there as a vendor, but plan to take part in the rides, so i need to get signed up for that.
I will be as a vendor there too and was looking at your deltatactical site. I can see myself spending some money there. LOL! Bringing any gear like the Condor coat? etc?
We have been out scouting routes and it has been dusty. Hopefully it rains a little on Friday for Saturdays Dirty Face ride. I don't plan on riding that ride since I can go ride my own routes without eating 300 other peoples dust. See you at the end of the month.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:35 PM   #12
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Practiced packing the bike today. We leave this Thursday from Los Angeles.

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