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Old 12-07-2012, 12:16 PM   #631
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Can the organizers please make sure the thread count on my Motel sheets are 400+, the pillow mints need to be gluten free and the water in the room should be Smartwater chilled to precisely 48 degrees.

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:32 PM   #632
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Can the organizers please make sure the thread count on my Motel sheets are 400+, the pillow mints need to be gluten free and the water in the room should be Smartwater chilled to precisely 48 degrees.

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You forgot to request the bikini bike wash...
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:55 PM   #633
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Wow, this is starting to sound just like the last BMW rally I attended
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:10 PM   #634
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:10 PM   #635
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You forgot to request the bikini bike wash...
Nobody wants to see Joel washing bikes in a bikini.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:09 PM   #636
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nobody wants to see joel washing bikes in a bikini.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:33 PM   #637
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ray(hiflynbrd)) MC3 D3 - kle650

I will use a hammock if there's anything to hang from or a tent or maybe just under the stars.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:13 PM   #638
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ray(hiflynbrd)) MC3 D3 - kle650

I will use a hammock if there's anything to hang from or a tent or maybe just under the stars.
Good luck to find a tree out there for your hammock...
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:41 PM   #639
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Good luck to find a tree out there for your hammock...
Just string it between two BMW's they dont move much anyways.



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Old 12-07-2012, 05:51 PM   #640
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Just string it between two BMW's they dont move much anyways.




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Old 12-07-2012, 06:45 PM   #641
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ray(hiflynbrd)) MC3 D3 - kle650

I will use a hammock if there's anything to hang from or a tent or maybe just under the stars.


another one RIDING IN from colorado.

good chance you'll get in; though you may still be in the waiting list, feel free to chime in.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:51 PM   #642
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this could happen to you, hope not in dv.

i took the 640E to work and forgot to turn off the LED aux lights. the power not keyed!

i have to walk to get home and took me 1 hour...

the battery is 4 years old and didn't take much to drain it. time to get a new one before the rally.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:17 PM   #643
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As of a couple weeks ago:

  • Saline Valley to hunter mountain - Easy very N00B Friendly.
  • Hunter Mountain - Easy same as above
  • Hidden Valley - Easy but some soft spots, can be a challenge to new riders on big bike. Last bit to Tea Kettle a little rough just slow down a bit.
  • Tea Kettle to Race Track - Pretty bad shape, number of washouts that come up suddenly. Have to be aware of this and ride accordingly. N00B friendly on 650cc and smaller, big bike doable just have to watch your pace.
  • Lippencott - pretty rough shape with some VERY tough downhill sections that are whooped out due to jeeps coming up. The long grind at the end back to Saline is cobblier and rockier than last year.
  • South Pass between Lippencott and Hunter MT - This was the worse of it, only one really bad section that was very tough due to losing all speed to make the sharp turns which are pretty close together.
Like all things in DV the conditions may change, a single pass from the grader would take are of S Pass, Lippencott will most likely remain a challenge well into spring.


Don't know if this helps much but I did the loop on a 990 and S Pass was the hardest part, followed by a few sections on Lippencott. I would NOT recommend this loop for a new rider regardless of what bike they are on. Better off making a right at Tea Kettle and heading to the crater and back via pavement. A new rider on bigger bike will most likely be spent by that point anyways. Distance for this loop is about 120 miles.

Of course you can always backtrack and go home via Hunter Mountain, yes it is that nice of a ride doing it in reverse is just as fun (assuming there is no snow). I figure the distance is about the same as the full loop.


Hope that helps.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:29 PM   #644
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BMW's done move? Sure they do:

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Old 12-07-2012, 07:33 PM   #645
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BMW's done move? Sure they do:

I expect thats how the majority of my weekend is going to go...
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