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Old 01-18-2014, 08:58 PM   #61
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Sounds good. We need to get a set of maps to review for routes and distance. I am also looking at buying the GPS tracks unless you already have them.
I've got all that... I'm probably going to order the paper maps as well. Just to be safe..
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:20 PM   #62
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Ok, ordered the following maps:
Route 2
Route 3
Route 4
Route 5 section 2.

I also have the GPS tracks. We should be good to go.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:35 PM   #63
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Sounds good. We need to get a set of maps to review for routes and distance. I am also looking at buying the GPS tracks unless you already have them.
I don't have any of it yet, but will likely buy a full set of maps at some point. Also, I believe one of the inmates that plans on attending has a set...
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:47 PM   #64
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I don't have any of it yet, but will likely buy a full set of maps at some point. Also, I believe one of the inmates that plans on attending has a set...
Yep, see post #61
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:04 PM   #65
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Definitely think a meet and greet is in order, you know, put a face to the handle before we all end up spending five days and nights together! Sounds like most folks are from the pdx area...?

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Old 01-18-2014, 10:09 PM   #66
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Definitely think a meet and greet is in order, you know, put a face to the handle before we all end up spending five days and nights together! Sounds like most folks are from the pdx area...?

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Agreed. I've heard some horror stories from a guy I use to ride with about this ride and how people can be. I think it may be harder for people to leave you for dead if they actually know you. Maybe I'm naive about that.

For those in the PDX area wanting to do this ride, we should get together for a few rides prior so we get a better feel for how we all ride. I'm not the fastest one reason being I'm new to such a big bike (DR650) and I'm not totally comfortable on it yet. I'm planning on doing the PSSOR BDR training tour so by the time the OBDR comes around I'll be MUCH more comfortable and have developed some better skilz.
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:13 PM   #67
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Definitely think a meet and greet is in order, you know, put a face to the handle before we all end up spending five days and nights together! Sounds like most folks are from the pdx area...?

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I agree. It would also be good to get an idea of every once skill level when we meet up to help plan pace/route.

I am available most weekends to meet for riding/lunch. Lets see what looks like a dry day to get out and set a meet up.
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:14 PM   #68
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Yep. I'm out of state on business next weekend but I believe I'm free the next after that.

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Old 01-18-2014, 10:15 PM   #69
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I've got all that... I'm probably going to order the paper maps as well. Just to be safe..
Awesome! glad I dragged my feet on purchasing the tracks.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:44 AM   #70
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Agreed. I've heard some horror stories from a guy I use to ride with about this ride and how people can be. I think it may be harder for people to leave you for dead if they actually know you. Maybe I'm naive about that.

For those in the PDX area wanting to do this ride, we should get together for a few rides prior so we get a better feel for how we all ride. I'm not the fastest one reason being I'm new to such a big bike (DR650) and I'm not totally comfortable on it yet. I'm planning on doing the PSSOR BDR training tour so by the time the OBDR comes around I'll be MUCH more comfortable and have developed some better skilz.
What horror stories?

Plenty of us live near the routes and can help, but I can't even imagine what the horror stories could be.

I would recommend more than one gps in the group. We also carried paper maps, never used em. The gps routes are pretty foolproof.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:29 AM   #71
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What horror stories?

Plenty of us live near the routes and can help, but I can't even imagine what the horror stories could be.

I would recommend more than one gps in the group. We also carried paper maps, never used em. The gps routes are pretty foolproof.
Not really my story to tell so I'll summarize. It had to do with the people on the route with him, not the route itself. Issues with the bike and nobody wanting to help or someone causing a crash which he got hurt and they telling him it wasn't their issue. Just basically people being dicks. I'd never leave someone in a lurch like that regardless if it screwed up my ride.

One of the reasons I was considering doing this by myself.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:33 AM   #72
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Not really my story to tell so I'll summarize. It had to do with the people on the route with him, not the route itself. Issues with the bike and nobody wanting to help or someone causing a crash which he got hurt and they telling him it wasn't their issue. Just basically people being dicks. I'd never leave someone in a lurch like that regardless if it screwed up my ride.

One of the reasons I was considering doing this by myself.
Ah, makes sense...and yea, not a trip you want to take with people that you can't count on. If going alone, make sure you are stocked up on technology, plus posting here needing assistance will almost always get you a response. I live 10 miles or so from the 3,4 intersection and always have time to go pick up a broken bike, as do many people in the area.

It's a great ride, you'll love it.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:56 AM   #73
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.....I'd never leave someone in a lurch like that regardless if it screwed up my ride.

One of the reasons I was considering doing this by myself.
I think you'll find the majority of this ADV crowd to be a bit more....one for all - all for one. That has certainly been my experience riding with ADV strangers. It certainly is my highest priority when I ride with a group.

On that note, some travellers all well endowed with GPS might just wanna ride faster than the every-intersection buddy system allows. But when that person behind breaks down, crashes or just gets a flat, they get left alone, and the leaders are stuck wondering how to find him.....or maybe decide to just leave him because they have no idea how far back he may be. The every-intersection buddy system might slow down a group, but it might save a huge potential hassle/worry situation that would be avoided if riders kept track of each other. The world can wait; don't be in that big of a hurry just to meet a silly distance goal. You might just miss the best parts of the trip, which isn't neccessarily about the actual riding. IMO, it's about the "trip" and the guys you are riding with all having a good time. When I'm out riding, each current moment is all that matters, and everything else can just wait.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:45 AM   #74
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I am a firm believer in waiting for the whole group at intersections to avoid loosing riders. Nothing worse then feeling you were left behind. I have been in groups before where it felt like it was a race and everyone had to fend for them selves and its no fun.

When I want to go fast I go to the track. One of the reasons I stopped riding my sport bike on the streets and bought an adventure bike (or as my daughter calls it, an old mans bike ) for street riding and commuting instead . Now I am finding that I am enjoying the scenery much more and look forward to exploring new areas.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:58 AM   #75
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Yup. Even on our fast street rides my old group would always stop at designated sections for noobies and the inevitable gold wing that decided to join. All for the ride as fast as you want and take in the scenery whenever you hit an intersection.
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