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Old 09-02-2014, 01:39 PM   #2521
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I can't stress this enough for anyone riding the backcountry. Be smarter than the equipment you use.

You should not go into the backcountry with out the following.


  • Someone who know where you are going in detail.
  • A buddy system.
  • Having a plan with contingencies.
  • How to read and navigate by paper map.
  • How to operate your GPS completely.
  • How to repair a flat and have the tools to do so.
  • A Personal Locator Beacon (SPOT or otherwise. The technology is cheap enough. No excuse not to have it.)
  • Extra layers or emergency blanket in-case you have to spend the night unplanned.
  • Enough water to get you through the day with some left over.
  • Snacks / Emergency ration.
  • First aid kit and know how to use it.



People die from stupid shit on a 'day hike' or 'day ride' because they are not ready for shit to go wrong.

YES. !!!!!!.


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Old 09-02-2014, 02:52 PM   #2522
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i can't stress this enough for anyone riding the backcountry. be smarter than the equipment you use.
you should not go into the backcountry with out the following.
  • someone who know where you are going in detail.
  • a buddy system.
  • having a plan with contingencies.
  • how to read and navigate by paper map.
  • how to operate your gps completely.
  • how to repair a flat and have the tools to do so.
  • a personal locator beacon (spot or otherwise. The technology is cheap enough. No excuse not to have it.)
  • extra layers or emergency blanket in-case you have to spend the night unplanned.
  • enough water to get you through the day with some left over.
  • snacks / emergency ration.
  • first aid kit and know how to use it.

people die from stupid shit on a 'day hike' or 'day ride' because they are not ready for shit to go wrong.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:33 PM   #2523
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What Greg said. I'll also throw in the don't ride over your head, unless of course your buddy is filming the event to share with the fellow inmates.! Bad form makes great pictures

Most folks will be amazed at what can be learned in an afternoon from trained instructors who will focus on the skills you will need on the trail. Cheap investment in a fun bit of ADV riding

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I can't stress this enough for anyone riding the backcountry. Be smarter than the equipment you use.
You should not go into the backcountry with out the following.
  • Someone who know where you are going in detail.
  • A buddy system.
  • Having a plan with contingencies.
  • How to read and navigate by paper map.
  • How to operate your GPS completely.
  • How to repair a flat and have the tools to do so.
  • A Personal Locator Beacon (SPOT or otherwise. The technology is cheap enough. No excuse not to have it.)
  • Extra layers or emergency blanket in-case you have to spend the night unplanned.
  • Enough water to get you through the day with some left over.
  • Snacks / Emergency ration.
  • First aid kit and know how to use it.

People die from stupid shit on a 'day hike' or 'day ride' because they are not ready for shit to go wrong.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:56 AM   #2524
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What Greg said. I'll also throw in the don't ride over your head, unless of course your buddy is filming the event to share with the fellow inmates.! Bad form makes great pictures

Most folks will be amazed at what can be learned in an afternoon from trained instructors who will focus on the skills you will need on the trail. Cheap investment in a fun bit of ADV riding
If your not crashing your not riding hard enough, yep,pulling bandaids as I type
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:04 AM   #2525
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If your not crashing your not riding hard enough, yep,pulling bandaids as I type
Or if not crashing, at least thinking twice about what you did.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:37 AM   #2526
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I'm looking for riders who'll be riding WABCDR from Carson going north in the coming weeks and don't mind more company. I was planning on doing the first two sections to E-burg with a friend, but he realized he is not fully prepared and backed out.

I ,on the other hand, am prepared and ready to go on my dual-sported WR450. PM or post up if you'd like more company. I'm an adventurous person, but not adventurous enough to attempt it alone. Weekdays work best for me, but can make time on a weekend as well.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:05 AM   #2527
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After doing this ride a couple months ago on my NCX I would do it solo on my real DS bike as long as I had a SPOT. !!.


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Old 09-04-2014, 09:28 AM   #2528
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All very good points above.
And I would like to reiterate what Tom stated.

Learn the difference between TRACKS and ROUTES.

If you are trying to adhere to a particular track like any of the BDRs (or any event that provides gpx files) You should be using TRACKS, not ROUTES.
Think of a TRACK as a highlighted line on your paper map. They do not move.

ROUTES work fine if you need to find the nearest fuel or hotel, etc. Then go back to following the Track.
Routes are too susceptible to the settings on your particular device.

And to correct some advice above, if you set it to "OffRoad" it will create a route with straight lines between waypoints. Not useful unless you add 100s of waypoints, which is very cumbersome and clutters up your gps.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:57 PM   #2529
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Ellensburg to Cashmere and Chelan Time

Two of us are leaving the KOA in Ellensburg Sept.11th in the morning and heading north. We are meeting a 3rd rider later that day and are trying to come up with some ETAs for Cashmere and Chelan for the rendevoux. We travel at a slow to average pace enjoying the country. Can someone who knows the route give me an idea how long between Ellensburg and Cashmere and between Cashmere and Chelan? While I'm thinking about it how about a good meeting place in each to stop for lunch or coffee.

Thanks and if anyones interested the more riders the better. Plan is to reach Canada on 14th.

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Old 09-04-2014, 08:16 PM   #2530
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E'berg to Cashmere and Cashmere to Chelan are both half-a-day rides, and can take longer if you stop to admire the scenery.
I'd recommend Milepost 111 in Cashmere for good food and beer. Don't eat in Chelan much, though.
There's really no halfway point on the E'berg to Cashmere leg, but Cashmere to Chelan you can stop at Ardenvoir to gas up and eat.

HTH,


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Old 09-04-2014, 08:40 PM   #2531
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:12 PM   #2532
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:18 AM   #2533
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anyone know if NE-7100 from beehive reservoir to cashmere is open.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:27 AM   #2534
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anyone know if NE-7100 from beehive reservoir to cashmere is open.
It's closed indefinitely.

There are two options.

A used the official 7100 detour. (You can find it on the page 1 map to download)

B Go east from Beehive to Wenatchee.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:22 AM   #2535
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7100 detour it is. thanks maddaddy
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