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Old 07-16-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
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Elefant Entreffen

Want to see if there are other Elefant riders out there interested in an Elefant (and prolly Gran Canyonistas) gathering somewhere.

Step one is to see if anyone wants in. Roger up if you would do this.

Step two will be to look at who's coming from where, and try to make it worth everyone's time. My gut feel says this takes a while to plan, so let's think 2013.

Additional steps will be added as required.

Who's in?
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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I'd go...

... would be excellent.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:02 AM   #3
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Sure. Depending on where.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:22 AM   #4
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Probably not Kansas.

I figure we can find a mutually agreeable spot once we have a few more people in.

Open to suggestions.

Here's mine:

Texas Hillcountry backroads/dirt roads during bluebonnet season - one stop could be the Blue Bell Creamery in Brenham, for example.

With where we're located - a Taos/Santa Fe meet up would work well for all and give me a good excuse to talk the wife into it, and increasing our Elefant count by one more. I'm sure there's some good mountain roads and trails in that area.

Arizona mountains wouldn't be a bad pick, either. We could go from Payson to Show Low or further on the old 'chevron' trail. It's mostly a jeep trail, it was passable in a CJ-7 as a kid, would probably still be passable and big bike friendly.

Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Idaho, Montana. All are fair game, as far as I'm concerned. I can't get enough time off to get out east of the Mississipi, though.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:28 AM   #5
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This is going to be a very small pack of pachyderms if no one else rogers up. Someone want to add this to the Elefant mailing list?
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:33 PM   #6
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Mebbe....

could be. possibly. Need to fix an oil leak first. and I have a Guzzi rebuild in front of it. But 2013. That might fit my work ethic. Destinations sound good to me.

(trying to be as decisive as possible)

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Old 07-19-2012, 07:53 AM   #7
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Black Hills in SD....

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Old 07-19-2012, 10:32 AM   #8
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If you're thinking Sturgis, this is the wrong thread.













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Old 07-20-2012, 05:44 PM   #9
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Colorado's always good.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:21 PM   #10
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could be. possibly. Need to fix an oil leak first. and I have a Guzzi rebuild in front of it. But 2013. That might fit my work ethic. Destinations sound good to me.

(trying to be as decisive as possible)

roy
You are the paragon of decisiveness, sir. Committing to a meet when you have a rebuild in the way?


Let's go with Colorado. Seems to be reasonably centrally located, and can't go wrong with the riding roads there. Any objections?

I'll start looking at places and dates.

Cheers!

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:28 PM   #11
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If you're thinking Sturgis, this is the wrong thread.


Black Hills is awesome (outside of Sturgis time) there are probably 1000's of dirt roads in the area - though some are on Reservations, not sure that is a problem. The dirt roads outnumber the paved roads - look at the tourist maps from the area. Black Hills National Forest has 100's of miles of unimproved roads, and Badlands National Park also.

We rode our street bikes out there last year after Sturgis was over to have a family Reunion for my wifes family. I wish I was on a DS bike! Sorry for jumping in this thread, dont own an Elefant yet.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:15 AM   #12
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Black Hills is awesome (outside of Sturgis time) there are probably 1000's of dirt roads in the area - though some are on Reservations, not sure that is a problem. The dirt roads outnumber the paved roads - look at the tourist maps from the area. Black Hills National Forest has 100's of miles of unimproved roads, and Badlands National Park also.

We rode our street bikes out there last year after Sturgis was over to have a family Reunion for my wifes family. I wish I was on a DS bike! Sorry for jumping in this thread, dont own an Elefant yet.

And its kind of in the middle of the country....
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:54 AM   #13
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And its kind of in the middle of the country....
And they have Crow Peak Brewery in Spearfish

Devils Tower is a quick jaunt West. We went the long way home from Devil's Tower on the back roads...all were beautiful. Roads south of the Parks are really nice as well if you want tarmac.
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Great idea! Don't you worry about the numbers. The real one started with 4 riders and now look at how many crazies they're out there.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:11 AM   #15
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Crow's Peak Brewery sounds good to me!

Pity it's 22,393kms from my house..........

Have a good one, folks. I'll have to give this one a miss, I'm afraid.
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