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Old 01-14-2013, 08:46 AM   #106
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I have been planning on using my 25 degree Western Mountaineering bag on this trip, but then I read "-15 degrees"; is it liable to be that cold? I've been up there in July, but not the end of August, and never spent the night that high. Would those that have fill us in on what to expect? If I need a warmer bag, I want to start shopping soon. I'm sure I would be comfortable in my WM 25 to below 25 F with some extra layers.
I thought my 15 degree down was perfect. My son has taken his 30 degree bag on a couple of summer trips in the Rocky's and he was cold.

Even in August, at 10k and higher....it is not uncommon to drop into the 20's and for flakes to fall.


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Old 01-14-2013, 11:02 AM   #107
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I thought my 15 degree down was perfect. My son has taken his 30 degree bag on a couple of summer trips in the Rocky's and he was cold.

Even in August, at 10k and higher....it is not uncommon to drop into the 20's and for flakes to fall.


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... which all happened on the 2012 ride. We had blowing sideways sleet/snow on top of a pass. Our coldest night was 20 degrees at over 10K feet one night. A couple other nights we had rain during the night. And, we also had a day or two where temps reached over 90F.

It's best to be prepared, including bringing your tent fly and installing it every night.

More importantly, we had an awesome week of riding that every one of us will remember for the rest of our lives.

Yes, it's that awesome!
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:13 PM   #108
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:48 PM   #109
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Heh-heh...I remember my days of experimenting with bivvy sacks -- lasted until one backpacking trip with three straight days of rain! My one-man tent has enough room to repack the bike bags and the pole loop keeps the cold, wet tent fabric off my sleeping bag (and face!) and it's only slightly larger than a bivvy.
Whether it's a bivvy, single wall or double wall tent I'd say someone would have to be pretty insane to do a trip like this, regardless of the time of year or forecast, without that shelter being waterproof. My bivvy is waterproof/breathable (and tested thoroughly...I just moved here from Seattle!) and for motorcycle it's extremely awesome because I lay it out and put the bag inside before the trip, then the whole thing still stuffs in my sleeping bag stuff sack. All I've got to do at the end of a day of riding is pull the deal out of my bag, throw it on the ground, and it's ready to go.

Even with a tent the inside will often get damp (even to the point of dripping) due to condensation buildup from breathing through the night, especially if it's a cold night. Both of my good bags are down, but with a (good) DWR coating, so inside the bivvy or tent even if it get slightly damp from condensation I've never noticed it. I have had the little window on my bivvy freeze up during cold nights from my breath, though! If you were travelling with a non-waterproof bivvy then I really feel for ya -- I bet it became a big bathtub!

Everybody definitely has their own little systems and tricks and stuff. I've tried to select the stuff I use such that it's as compact and light as possible without causing me to have to suffer at night. Although most of my stuff is very light, compact is actually the more important attribute for me, as the less bulky the stuff I'm carrying is is the less my on-bike movement gets inhibited...I like riding my dirtbikes like they're dirtbikes, not big tanks. I ride a big tank of a motorcycle when I want to ride that way! I also always try and make sure I don't have anything flappy (and definitely not wobbly) on the bike as that kind-of stuff can easily catch an obstacle and put you ass over teakettle in a heartbeat!

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:03 PM   #110
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Is there any more places left open to sign up? If so how do I begin the process? Just PM you Big John? I know I am way late but just in case.

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:15 PM   #111
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Is there any more places left open to sign up? If so how do I begin the process? Just PM you Big John? I know I am way late but just in case.

thanks,

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We have about 3 slots left. I have had 6 reach out to me recently, but am not sure to their level of interest. So, three slots are still available.

You need to PM me your email address and then I will send you the first document with details to help you make a decision.



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Old 01-21-2013, 07:38 AM   #112
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We have about 3 slots left. I have had 6 reach out to me recently, but am not sure to their level of interest. So, three slots are still available.

You need to PM me your email address and then I will send you the first document with details to help you make a decision.



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Old 01-23-2013, 11:49 PM   #113
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I think this ride is closed.

Final registrations will be sent to thoses that I have exchanged notes and emails, in the next couple of weeks.

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Old 01-24-2013, 07:18 AM   #114
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But, we do still have several positions open on our new RMAR ride, the RMAR San Juan 500. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=851307

This other ride is not quite as extreme, and is suitable for experienced dirt riding 2up riders. This ride will be at least 500 miles long over 3-1/2 days, with three nights on the trail. It also happens to start and end in Silverton, CO, just in time for the Rendezvous.

So, if you missed out on the CAM1K, come check out the SJ500.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:38 AM   #115
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:03 AM   #116
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Is there a waiting list?
Joe,

If there wasn't a waiting list for the CAM1K, I'm sure John will start one.

I replied to your email regarding the SJ500, but got a bounce. PM me your correct email address, and I'll get the info on the SJ500 email out to you.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:24 PM   #117
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Is there a waiting list?

We have just sent out the instructions for the first responders to secure their spot. We will give them a little time. After a few weeks, if we still have spots, I will send out information to those that reply to this thread seeking information.

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:27 PM   #118
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While the YZ is a smokin awesome trail bike........


I will be on the Pig again in 2013..... She is just so awesome for this type of ride.




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Old 02-14-2013, 03:40 PM   #119
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We had a couple of guys back out do to work, etc......

First to PM me gets the slots.....

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Old 02-14-2013, 07:28 PM   #120
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I want to ride up from Montrose and meet you fellas one night!
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