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Old 01-09-2014, 10:38 AM   #18
50 yrs on 2 wheels
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Location: Bitterroot Valley
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Originally Posted by langstang96 View Post
Perfect timing for a planned ride. Is this ride open to anyone? I ride a 13 KLR650!
Open to all. This is an extension of what started in 2010 as the MT1000. KLR is a great option. This is an informal ride. We don't collect attendees. Be prepared to be self sufficient. It will include as much dirt as we can link together. No single track, mostly big bike friendly. If there are tough sections, there will most likely be reasonable ride-around. We try to establish set camp sites every night to encourage camaraderie. Plan on remote camp sites, possibly primitive. I've noticed a few wimps that hit more substantial lodging on occasion and even caught hot showers. Food! We will be sampling lunches, breakfasts, dinners when and where possible. Part of our heritage, but be prepared to cook out.

The ride usually splits onto logical groups, some pre-planned, some ad-hoc. There should be a group of riders to fit most anyone's style and comfort level. Noobs are welcomed and can pick up a lot of experience. (Maybe a snipe hunt should be considered.) Numbers? We had 15 last year, but it could easily double that number. We will distribute the final GPS tracks/routes in the weeks before the ride. We will be sending more details as the months roll out. 1,000 miles will be the minimum. The routes/tracks will be split into at least two per day to keep them manageable. Getting to the start and getting home from the end will add more to the adventure. We could offer some good routes getting to and from if you ask.

Now if we could only recruit a hack to haul the beer and garbage...
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