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Old 05-10-2013, 10:31 PM   #151
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I have the exact same, Wolfman setup. I put my little tent, down bag and sleeping pad in the top duffle and it is only volume....very little weight and the bike runs along just fine.

That top duffle is awesome, as long as you don't get it too heavy.

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This is my ride for the CAM, although I'll be using much more compact camping gear to reduce the duffel. I keep the camping gear up top; new lightweight one man tent, pad, Exped mattress, freeze dried food, maybe some extra clothes or gear. Heavy stuff goes down in the bags. I'll be ready!

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Old 05-11-2013, 05:23 AM   #152
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Just put a deposit on a 2013 KTM 500 EXC and will be setting it up like the examples in the bottom 2 photos. I'll carry a 2 gallon Rotopax fuel tank on the left side rack behind the bag. That'll give me at least 4 gallons and at 50 mpg will give me a 200 mile range.







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Old 05-11-2013, 06:38 AM   #153
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That is a very nice bike and I love the Wolfman/Rotopax setup!




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Old 05-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #154
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After spending a week at Corporate, working my tail off and dealing with really difficult people.....




I am SOOO ready for this ride!
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:45 AM   #155
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My fellow 2012 CAM 1000 riders, I had the distinct pleasure of hosting Terry the other day during his Iron Butt adventure criss-crossing the U.S. (remember he lives in TX and I live in NH). We shared a meal, had great conversation, and told lies. Both of us shared fond memories of the 2012 CAM 1000 and are anxiously looking forward to the upcoming CAM 1000.

Now on to the lies.....I can attest to the fact that the bike in the picture was in fact what Terry was riding. How exactly he got those two hotties to pose on the bike remains a mystery. I just can't believe it was based solely on his good looks and charm---as he claims.

Think I'll go on an Iron Butt ride to see what I can find

http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/Sitsch/media/DSCF2506_zps6786e176.jpg.html][/URL]
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:53 AM   #156
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The look of a man who has conquered some very challenging riding!!!!!

morn n John, whats the age range of riders and where would i find requirements and cost? thanks. gw
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:50 PM   #157
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morn n John, whats the age range of riders and where would i find requirements and cost? thanks. gw

Looking at that pic of Wild Bill, you would think we would accept riders to the age of 90.....!!!!!!!

It's not abut age. It's about equipment and the willingness to endure and accomplish.

Send me a PM.....and we will discuss your situation.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:52 PM   #158
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My fellow 2012 CAM 1000 riders, I had the distinct pleasure of hosting Terry the other day during his Iron Butt adventure criss-crossing the U.S. (remember he lives in TX and I live in NH). We shared a meal, had great conversation, and told lies. Both of us shared fond memories of the 2012 CAM 1000 and are anxiously looking forward to the upcoming CAM 1000.

Now on to the lies.....I can attest to the fact that the bike in the picture was in fact what Terry was riding. How exactly he got those two hotties to pose on the bike remains a mystery. I just can't believe it was based solely on his good looks and charm---as he claims.

Think I'll go on an Iron Butt ride to see what I can find

http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/Sitsch/media/DSCF2506_zps6786e176.jpg.html][/URL]


Holy Moses......will we ever get Terry on a dirt bike again?




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Old 05-30-2013, 06:18 AM   #159
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Looking at that pic of Wild Bill, you would think we would accept riders to the age of 90.....!!!!!!!

It's not abut age. It's about equipment and the willingness to endure and accomplish.

Send me a PM.....and we will discuss your situation.
morn n, if its a looks thing i m prob. playing in the triple digits.
pm sent. thanks
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:14 PM   #160
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Don't let age be a problem. I'll be 66 at the rally, and I'm betting I won't be near the oldest. As a warm up I will do the COBDR and part of the CDR before the CAM. Can't wait to head to CO in a few weeks!
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:32 PM   #161
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Big John, I've been closely following the wildfires in Colorado and this year's fire appears to be more destructive than usual. Just wanted you and all the fellow RMAR riders living in Colorado to know that quite a few of us are thinking of your plight and hope everyone is safe. If you need anything, all you have to do is ask.

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Old 06-16-2013, 09:23 PM   #162
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Big John, I've been closely following the wildfires in Colorado and this year's fire appears to be more destructive than usual. Just wanted you and all the fellow RMAR riders living in Colorado to know that quite a few of us are thinking of your plight and hope everyone is safe. If you need anything, all you have to do is ask.

Best,
Tom



Thanks for the kind thoughts, Tom.

Both my home and Modette's home were in PreEvac areas. We were really close and it was upsetting.

Unfortunately, over 460 families lost their homes......and the destruction was horrible. Modette and I ended up perfectly fine, thank God.

Also, the rains have started to fall. Good rain around the area today. We need moisture and hope it is coming.

Anyway, all RMAR rides are full bore ahead......


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Old 06-21-2013, 07:11 AM   #163
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Colorado Fires......

Mighty Rendezvous Crew!

I have received a handful of PM's and emails, expressing concerns about the fires that are burning in Colorado and if they will affect the 2013 RMAR Events and Rides.

While I cannot say, without a shadow of a doubt, we will not be affected, I can say that we are agile.

Remember back in 2011, when the 2nd Annual RMAR Rendezvous was scheduled for Sipapu, New Mexico and the fire restrictions forced us to move the event, only 24 days prior. Yes, it was a HUGE effort, but we pulled it off and ended up with a phenomenal Rendezvous, with about 150 riders attending, based out of Saguache, Colorado.

But, if there were an area that I would express little concern over, it is Silverton, Colorado in the San Juan Mountains. It is more likely that we will have to deal with afternoon showers and some wetness.....rather than fires, by the 3rd week in July. The monsoon will have kicked into full force.

You should also know that we have great flexibility in the Point to Point Routes, such as the CAM1000. In the spirit of true adventure riding, we will go where we can and detour when we must. PtP routes are usually finalized within 2 weeks of the ride, adjusting for current conditions.

So what am I saying.....??? I am saying, don't worry, as we have it covered and we will keep you updated.




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Old 07-15-2013, 08:20 PM   #164
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Final count down.......only two slots left!


We have the route GPS'd .....and it is an awesome Adventure Ride!


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Old 07-16-2013, 08:32 AM   #165
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Wild Bill is excited about the CAM.


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