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Old 10-22-2011, 08:47 AM   #31
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Any interest?

I put some feelers out for a professional hauler to pickup the bikes in MD and drop them Tucson, AZ (nearest big ariport). It looks like it would be about $1/per loaded mile. In that case, if we had 8 bikes in the trailer it would approx $300/per bike/per direction. I found one hauler, where we will fill his trailer and be dedicated point-to-point delivery.

For the return voayage, I believe we would want them picked up somewhere near a big airport (Butte, MT?).

People would need to fly in/out to those locations.

The Pros:

1) Since is approx 2100 miles to MD-->Start, it could save 3 to 4 days of hard riding. Same for return ride.
2) Allows you to show up somewhat fresh, and with new tread on the bike
3) Allows you to ride the dirt, without the interstate bordom

The Cons:
1) To be cost effective, need a min number of riders to buy-in
2) If a rider drops out after scheduling, the costs are what they are and the remaining riders have to split the bill
3) Fly-n-ride cost probably higher ($1K total assuming $300 planefare/$300 bike out/$300 bike back)
4) Risk of no-show/late show on hauler
5) Is this a damn adventure, or a latte party? Ride the damn thing!
6) Might miss some nice-to-do stuff along the way, but might not have time anyhow.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:06 AM   #32
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I have a GMC Acadia that could easily haul an enclosed trailer and could accommodate 4 plus gear in comfort. I too like the idea of not burning through energy/tires on the way out. I do have some possibilities of storing truck/trailer in Ft.Collins, or Laramie. I also intend to check availability of the family cabin in the Snowy Range of the Medicine Bow NF.

The cabin is located slightly off track due north of Walden, CO just into WY.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:08 AM   #33
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Boy I love the feeling of being a little kid on Christmas eve.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:14 AM   #34
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I also like the idea of being able to haul a disabled bike back home. Now to figure out which bike to take.
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:55 AM   #35
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Updated post #3 for folks that need to find wingmates, outside the SMIB clan of riders. Just PM me the info requested, and I will keep it updated.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:52 PM   #36
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If this is your preferred mo, you might want to look into Phoenix PHX. I have friends in the area and fly out there pretty often... for me.. Tucson is a secondary airport and much more expensive to fly into. PHX is 100+- on I 10 miles further away from point A in NM.


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I put some feelers out for a professional hauler to pickup the bikes in MD and drop them Tucson, AZ (nearest big ariport). It looks like it would be about $1/per loaded mile. In that case, if we had 8 bikes in the trailer it would approx $300/per bike/per direction. I found one hauler, where we will fill his trailer and be dedicated point-to-point delivery.

For the return voayage, I believe we would want them picked up somewhere near a big airport (Butte, MT?).

People would need to fly in/out to those locations.

The Pros:

1) Since is approx 2100 miles to MD-->Start, it could save 3 to 4 days of hard riding. Same for return ride.
2) Allows you to show up somewhat fresh, and with new tread on the bike
3) Allows you to ride the dirt, without the interstate bordom

The Cons:
1) To be cost effective, need a min number of riders to buy-in
2) If a rider drops out after scheduling, the costs are what they are and the remaining riders have to split the bill
3) Fly-n-ride cost probably higher ($1K total assuming $300 planefare/$300 bike out/$300 bike back)
4) Risk of no-show/late show on hauler
5) Is this a damn adventure, or a latte party? Ride the damn thing!
6) Might miss some nice-to-do stuff along the way, but might not have time anyhow.
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Boy I love the feeling of being a little kid on Christmas eve.
This pretty much sums it up for me too!
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:11 PM   #37
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5) Is this a damn adventure, or a latte party? Ride the damn thing!


Although I guess some people do pay BMW $500 to pre-scuff up their Adventure Cases so they have that "I just rode the TAT look" while they slam double lattes at Starbucks...
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:16 PM   #38
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What was the final payout from Rflagg's over/under?
Only one early Vegas betting line showing up at Caesar's for this trip:

1) Odds that Jax will lose or break a camera: -1500 (which means bet $1,500 to win $100, you'd be laying prohibitive odds in my opinion)
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:46 AM   #39
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Although I guess some people do pay BMW $500 to pre-scuff up their Adventure Cases so they have that "I just rode the TAT look" while they slam double lattes at Starbucks...
Listen here buns of steel. I prefer Dunkin Donuts.
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:41 AM   #40
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Is this a damn adventure, or a latte party? Ride the damn thing!
I can almost guarantee (99.9999999%) that I will be riding the whole way, its just the way I roll!
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:30 AM   #41
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Only one early Vegas betting line showing up at Caesar's for this trip:

1) Odds that Jax will lose or break a camera: -1500 (which means bet $1,500 to win $100, you'd be laying prohibitive odds in my opinion)



maybe I should wrap it in a "Towel"

i'm gonna have 2 or 3 cameras..... what are the odds I biff all 3?
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:45 AM   #42
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maybe I should wrap it in a "Towel"
Nah...use bubble wrap.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:46 AM   #43
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Although I guess some people do pay BMW $500 to pre-scuff up their Adventure Cases so they have that "I just rode the TAT look" while they slam double lattes at Starbucks...
I am completely mortified that you were able to regurgitate that phrase verbatim!
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:58 AM   #44
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If you weere going to use a professional hauler wouldn't you want to go to Albuquerque as it is closer to one end of the "actual" CDT?
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If you weere going to use a professional hauler wouldn't you want to go to Albuquerque as it is closer to one end of the "actual" CDT?
I think she is just getting guesstimate's together right now to see if anyone would even be interested.
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