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Old 02-06-2013, 08:30 PM   #961
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Go easy on me I am new to this rally thing. So what I don't get is it seams we need to bring tent, sleeping gear, provisions for 3 nights in the woods and whatever maybe needed to get ourselves out of the woods if needed. With all that gear, and food how they heck are some of you gonna do it on a single cycling dirt bike? Is someone running a support truck or something? None of the bikes in these pictures have gear strapped to them what gives? Will food stops be on the route or is food a fend for yourself kind of situation? It seams my 990 adv might be two big of a bike but what's the perfect bike for this ride? I am an experienced rider but never done this type of adventure. For us newbies what should we be expecting?Will the big bikes will we be able to make it through all the routes or are we screwed?
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tent, sleeping bag, snacks, water, tools, tubes, etc...

You can find food along the way. There will be many towns we pass through where you can pick something up before the camps. I brought a stove last year, didn't use it once.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:37 PM   #962
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Go easy on me I am new to this rally thing. So what I don't get is it seams we need to bring tent, sleeping gear, provisions for 3 nights in the woods and whatever maybe needed to get ourselves out of the woods if needed. With all that gear, and food how they heck are some of you gonna do it on a single cycling dirt bike? Is someone running a support truck or something? None of the bikes in these pictures have gear strapped to them what gives? Will food stops be on the route or is food a fend for yourself kind of situation? It seams my 990 adv might be two big of a bike but what's the perfect bike for this ride? I am an experienced rider but never done this type of adventure. For us newbies what should we be expecting?Will the big bikes will we be able to make it through all the routes or are we screwed?
It sounds like you'll be fine if you don't try to carry the same gear you would while car camping with the family.. Keep your gear to a minimum and most likely you won't have any problems if you have some trail riding experience... Last year I rode the entire time with all my gear and I had some rear tire issues (they appeared to be manufacturer defect) but despite my two flat tires I got through the ride and made it back home to CT; although with a little help from some other riders.

Here's a photo of myself and my crippled bike when I had my first flat.. Lots of riders stopped to make sure I was Ok but no one offered to change my tube out for me...There MAY be people around who MAY be willing to assist if need be but you're on your own for the most part..

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Old 02-07-2013, 02:49 AM   #963
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Go easy on me I am new to this rally thing. So what I don't get is it seams we need to bring tent, sleeping gear, provisions for 3 nights in the woods and whatever maybe needed to get ourselves out of the woods if needed. With all that gear, and food how they heck are some of you gonna do it on a single cycling dirt bike? Is someone running a support truck or something? None of the bikes in these pictures have gear strapped to them what gives? Will food stops be on the route or is food a fend for yourself kind of situation? It seams my 990 adv might be two big of a bike but what's the perfect bike for this ride? I am an experienced rider but never done this type of adventure. For us newbies what should we be expecting?Will the big bikes will we be able to make it through all the routes or are we screwed?
Just don't pack any more than this and you'll be just fine.



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Old 02-07-2013, 02:57 AM   #964
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None of the bikes in these pictures have gear strapped to them what gives?
Some of the pictures you're seeing are locals riding the routes on day trips so no gear is necessary.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:06 AM   #965
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:18 AM   #966
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:54 AM   #967
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You can hit restaurants for breakfast lunch and dinner and just carry a sleeping bag, small tent, tools, tire repair stuff and a water bottle or two. Or you can go big :-)

Go light and test pack what you are bringing. Pack the bike, ride around the house to the back yard, set up camp and sleep there, break camp and repack the bike then ride around to the garage. We will be stopping at camp grounds so there are at least toilets or out houses of some sort. some have showers and WiFi, just make sure you can get by if they dont have much. Anything you needed from the house is something that you will need to pack. Dont forget to pack your tool kit durring your camp test.



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Go easy on me I am new to this rally thing. So what I don't get is it seams we need to bring tent, sleeping gear, provisions for 3 nights in the woods and whatever maybe needed to get ourselves out of the woods if needed. With all that gear, and food how they heck are some of you gonna do it on a single cycling dirt bike? Is someone running a support truck or something? None of the bikes in these pictures have gear strapped to them what gives? Will food stops be on the route or is food a fend for yourself kind of situation? It seams my 990 adv might be two big of a bike but what's the perfect bike for this ride? I am an experienced rider but never done this type of adventure. For us newbies what should we be expecting?Will the big bikes will we be able to make it through all the routes or are we screwed?
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:06 AM   #968
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:10 AM   #969
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This was my setup for last year. I got it about as minimal as I could get. Tent bungied to the seat, sleeping bag/liner and clothes for 3 days in the side cases. Tank bag with spare gloves, phone, and snack for the day. Camelbak with water, and wallet/passport/etc. in pockets in my jacket. Tool kit/spares under the seat and in the not-visible tool tube at the back of the bike.

It was a tight fit getting everything in the side cases, but it did all fit.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:22 AM   #970
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Hey thats my husky....some pepul from Canada put that red sticker on the nice bike....ohh well it held the bike together for the rest of the ride back home


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Old 02-07-2013, 07:28 AM   #971
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Hey thats my husky....some pepul from Canada put that red sticker on the nice bike....ohh well it held the bike together for the rest of the ride back home



i have no idea who did that but he left some evidence

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:41 AM   #972
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The DR in the background was my mount for 2011- one waterproof duffel and my small tank bag. I had my tent and sleeping stuff, clothes, and even a cooking setup. Made for a pretty nimble ride.


Dammit, can someone tell me how to upload my smugmug pics from my iPad? mike??
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:22 AM   #973
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yes, passport. You'll need a passport....
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:26 AM   #974
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:38 AM   #975
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The DR in the background was my mount for 2011- one waterproof duffel and my small tank bag. I had my tent and sleeping stuff, clothes, and even a cooking setup. Made for a pretty nimble ride.


Dammit, can someone tell me how to upload my smugmug pics from my iPad? mike??
Is it a permissions thing on the image or the folder? I can't seem to get the image to show up when I try, as well.

Here's a screen capture I made of it.

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