2012 cam1000

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Big_John, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Mac

    Mac Long timer

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    But, if you're elevated between some trees, maybe a bear will eat you first and leave the meat burritos alone. :evil
  2. DARKTIMBER650

    DARKTIMBER650 Often Cornfused

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    September 9th is my birthday, what better way to celebrate than completing this ride! We need a countdown timer like the one for RMAR, can't wait! :clap
  3. biosci

    biosci Tumbleweed54473

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    Put me down as interested. PM sent...

    Thanks for all your work putting this together.

    Awesome pics. Can't wait.
  4. biosci

    biosci Tumbleweed54473

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    Am interested, but the boss says we got PLANS for Labor Day weekend. Ain;t gonna make it. !@#$%^&*():1drink:1drink:1drink
  5. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    bunk beds?
  6. Boulder Ed

    Boulder Ed Bin Ridin

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    Humm, a KTM 990 can make it but not a big GS?

    Sounds a bit biased towards orange. I think the ride on either would be friggin miserable and damaging to ones plastic... :1drink
  7. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Nope...not Orange biased....don't own one. A 650GS or 800GS would be perfect for this ride, not the 1200's.


    By the way....I will throw out a teaser for you 1200 boys, be you a GS/GSA or Super Tenere, etc..... You will see a post coming shortly that will be a big challenge and a similar 7 day ride....led by a GSA. Coming soon!!!!
  8. Gbob

    Gbob Gone fishin

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    Just what I was looking for:clap I'll send you a PM
  9. C-Dub

    C-Dub Clean Air Hog

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    I'm very interested, but I'm not sure if I want to deal with it on my 950 Adventure. I'm an expert rider, but I don't want to struggle too much (I'm 52 years old with jacked up knees) and hurt myself or my bike. I'm trying to pick up a new 450 or a 500 EXC. If I get one of those, you can count me in!:D
  10. Boulder Ed

    Boulder Ed Bin Ridin

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    I like my XR650R for true dual sport / off road. While somehow the hard core folks with fat wallets do ride them off road, the GSA is best suited to be used as a street bike and for occasional fire roads in my opinion. I've put 52K on mine so far and will do D2D in AK this summer on it, but it's just tooo big and tall geared for any technical stuff. Never tried Dunlop 606's on it though :1drink




  11. Boulder Ed

    Boulder Ed Bin Ridin

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    ok, put me on the list of interested parties. I love challenges like this and have never "toured" on the BRP.



  12. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Big Dufus

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    Ok, change of plans.

    I'm out.

    :cry
  13. Christeon

    Christeon The BIG TICKET

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    Balls, I was going to talk to you about carpooling as my things came closer together. After getting shipping quotes I'm looking at driving out there.
  14. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Hey everyone....we are now going to have some more buddies!!!!!

    The RMAR CAM2000 is being put together....Big Adventure Bikes.

    The RMAR CAM1KI/2K.....are now joint events with the same, nightly stops.

    CAM1k......all dirt, 1000 miles in 7 days
    CAM2k......25/75%....dirt to tarmac....2000 miles in 7 days


    HOOORAY!!!!!



    .......
  15. Christeon

    Christeon The BIG TICKET

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    Will this mean large riding groups, the 4-5 person riding groups really appealed to me.
  16. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    No......

    For the CAM1k, the ride groups will be 3-5.

    For the CAM2k, the ride groups might be larger during the pavement portion, but will whittle down for the dirt portions.



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  17. jared1843

    jared1843 Drifter

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    Am I the only one thats still completely GEEKED UP about doing this trip!?!?! :freaky

    Heading to Moab next week for a warm up trip on the 690 :wink:
  18. Christeon

    Christeon The BIG TICKET

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    You're not alone. I found and purchased a WR450 yesterday for this trip. I was never going to get my YZ tagged and with the tighter riding I have been doing lately the WR is a better bike. This is a dream trip for me, Only time I have seen the western mountains is in the dead of winter at ski resort towns. I Have always wanted to experience the mountains during the warmer months.
  19. mark5280

    mark5280 Lost on purpose

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    Count me in for 1000. Now to assemble that ultralight camping kit ;)

    Anyone else from the Boulder area planning to do the 1000?

    Bring on the dirt!
  20. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    No Sir.....You are in a long line of STOKED FOLKS.....for this ride.

    A couple of weeks ago, there were a handful of us that packed out our bikes and rode the Kokopelli, out and back to test the bikes and the gear and ourselves..... It was a phenomenal, three day ride and caused me to only want the CAM to come in a hurry!!!!

    This pic of DangerDavis doing a water crossing in the middle of the desert on a loaded bike.....with great teamwork....is a great example of how we will be riding.


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