2012 RMAR, August 2-5

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  1. DADODIRT

    DADODIRT Long timer

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    Chiming in a little late, but thanks for hosting this event!
    I had a good ride on Friday with Calvin, Rob, Mark and a few others. Got to show them some of my favorite riding including Ophir Pass, Last Dollar Road, the long way around the Wilson range and Bolam Pass. Long day, no spills, no rain.
    Saturday I spent the day with Steve and Kim repeating part of Fridays ride. We ended up being stuck in Telluride waiting for the electric to come back on so that I could fuel up.
    I ended up getting some gas from a fellow inmate (Mitch maybe?) as he had a rotopax full and didn't need it. Thanks a bunch. Sounds like I would have been on hold till after 1pm.
    If anyone knows how to contact my fuel helper, let me know. I owe him a six pack!!
    And no, it wasn't a rescue as I could have just sat there for another two hours and made it to the gas station on my own accord. Just sayin':deal
  2. DADODIRT

    DADODIRT Long timer

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    Oh yeah-
    Thanks Marcia for bringing the tarp to keep us dry and all the fire pit fixins.:freaky
  3. Oddfellow

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    That would be Mapuda (Michael) out of Las Vegas.
  4. 4STAR

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    Thanks everyone for the pictures. They are great.
  5. DADODIRT

    DADODIRT Long timer

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    Bob- for letting me use his phone to call home as mine was not working. I ended up needing a new phone!

    Beta motorcycles for my t-shirt.

    Bart- for introducing us to the annoying thing. Brnggg dnngg ddnnng dinggg Weeeeeee-:D
  6. WildTurkey

    WildTurkey Beast Master

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    Big thanks to Ed at DBZ Products as my free set of Dirt Bagz Ranger saddlebag set will be on its way to me after he confirms with Mark O. that I'm the big weiner.

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    I'll be looking for that package every day until it arrives.

    Big thanks to Mark for all the work he did on securing awesome raffle prizes from awesome vendors.

    ADV peeps rock!!!

    Mark O. to the white courtesy phone...
  7. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    I really appreciate all the kind words. An event of this nature is a big deal to run off and requires a lot of work.

    I just can't thank my RMAR Board of Directors enough.....for all their hard work.

    I also want to thank all the burger flippers, braut turners, and steak grillers. Everyone that helped with the food is awesome....rockstars!!!!

    I am embarrassed to admit, but the couple that helped with registration....you guys are flippin aweome!!!! Thank you so much.....

    Hey....can you believe it.....I am about to post the information for the 2013 RMAR-RDV Event!!!!! Yep, we are returning to Silverton and Red Mountain!!!!!


    In a week we depart on the CAM1000......another incredible RMAR Ride!!!!!


    Day 1: 144 miles, Min Elev: 5,374, Max Elev: 10,499, Avg Elev: 7,750

    Day 2: 126 Miles, Min Elev: 8,366, Max Elev: 12,795, Avg Elev: 10,386

    Day 3: 144 miles, Min Elev: 5,430, Max Elev: 12,631, Avg Elev: 9,668

    Day 4: 200 Miles, Min Elev: 4,856, Max Elev: 10,499, Avg Elev: 7,081


    Day 5: 153 miles, Min Elev: 7,054, Max Elev: 10,991, Avg Elev: 9,714

    Day 6: 145 Miles, Min Elev: 8,202, Max Elev: 13,186, Avg Elev: 10,461


    Day 7: 171 Miles, Min Elev: 6,234, Max Elev: 12,795, Avg Elev: 9,210


    Total Miles: 1,083......probably should have called the ride the CAM 1100

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  8. modette

    modette RMAR

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    Email sent to Ed at DBZ so you are all set. :clap :clap :clap
  9. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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  10. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    BIG JOHN!!!!

    FYI,,,on my ride home,,i had the good fortune of reconnecting with an ol friend who has settled in Montrose,,,makin sweet music is her game and singing from deep places within will have all of us begging for more..
    had the opportunity to listen to her new band called 'Thin Air'',,tell ya guys,,i was blown away with what 200 years of collective experience can bring forth on a Sunday afternoon,,the malesinger/guitar player Knows his shit,,accompanied by a bass player who holds his own,,but when my Sue Ducept starts wailing,,,ya'll will be enthralled...

    ok enough PR,,they have a great sound system which we can use to at long last hear what big John has to say,,,they said they 'd come down for a night or two..it's up to you,,circa $700 plus lodging is their going rate,,,would want/need to rooms...

    how many want to make it happen???,,talk to me
    :freaky

    oh john sign me up,,this time i wanna be first in line:wink:
    woody

  11. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Will move this to the new thread for 2013......BUT YES!!!!! Live Music will be awesome!!!!!





  12. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    We first of Thanks so much Big John, all organizers & those who helped. RMAR was a really great time. So awesome to finish my "Fly-ride West ride" at such a great & well organized event. Thanks so much.
    Great to meet so many fellow riders & be able to share our great passion for what we love.
    Glad to see that of injuries, accidents that occurred at or after the rally have all settled fairly well as obviously the potential was for so much worse. Hope you guys are all OK.
    And... Well sorry to take so long to post but wow it has been a crazy time since RMAR. Got a ride 1/2 way back with Scott from Cleveland when while I was driving 6:30 Monday AM his drive shaft broke. Luckily we were in Des Moines Iowa with a Volvo dealer very close. Well having had very little sleep I got back on the Steel Horse at 7:30 and carried on for home still hoping to make it that day. ~ 11:00am started getting sleepy, then actually fell asleep.:snore Fortunately I woke up as my right leg fell off the highway peg :eek1. Holy :topes:arg I needed a rest area bad. 1 more :snore, head drop &:yikes. Scary!!! Found a rest area, rode right into the park into the shade of a tree, dropped to the ground slept for 20 minutes & back on the horse 7was able to stay awake for 12hrs till 11:30 Mon nite, 1 more head drop:snoreoh god! but I'm only 1 1/2 hrs from home. Speed up, weave, turn up the music, sing. Got home at last 1 am Tues morning . I was anxious to get home because my mom 85 yrs old was in the hospital with a shattered hip & broken leg, she was having a very hard time of it, all the family was very distraught & very busy back & forth to the hospital plus shuttling my Dad back & forth.
    This trip I had also been away from home for 4 weeks so there was a lot to be done on return.
    Then last Thursday my Strom, Suzi having been away from home for almost three years I guess was not very happy & blew her stack, threw up all her oil:puke2:arg & just up & quite on me. Holy :topesshe was obviously :umph not happy to be home. Poor gal, I felt so bad & there was only just over 60,000 miles on her, 2007. There goes my ride. Now what??? Shopping & I feel desperate & heartbroken at the same time. So much going on I need stress relief.:becca. Well this beer is helping.:slurp
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    Tennessee Todd & Lori. Love you guys!!!
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    Land Chris. Good to see ya Buddy.
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    Hey Scott we did a lotta riding together. Fun! & thanks for the ride 1/2 way home. Hope it wasn't all that extra weight of cake on dirt & mud on the strom that made the drive shaft on your Volvo snap:huh
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    Rueben, love those sandwichs.
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    Geez that Texan sure made that Strom buck!!!
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    ADV salute, here's to the 2012 RMAR:clap
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    Group shot. Owls head pass.
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    Hey did I mention I love you guys!
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    Special regards as well to Rabbot (Rob) from NC & Brandon from Utah. Fantastic meeting you guys & what a fun week we all had.

    & of course hello to everyone else. Great to meet you all
  13. Rockin Rollin

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    Few more pics:freaky:D

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  14. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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  15. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    I am very pleased that everyone had an awesome time.

    Look forward to 2013....I am already speaking with the City and Chamber to create an awesome event!!!!!!



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  16. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Ok folks......patches have arrived and I can ship out in the next couple of days.

    Unfortunately, I need to charge at least a dollar to cover shipping. Please PayPal to: business@rmariders.org the correct amount for your order.....and pay as a GIFT. (Perfectly fine, since we are a non-profit.)

    Make sure.....in your PayPal Purchase....in the Notes Portion, that you include your name and shipping address.

    Here is the pricing....(reference the pic below)

    Large RMAR Patch - $5.00
    Any of the little Year Patches - $1.00
    ADV Sticker - $2
    Either of the large RMAR-RDV Stickers - $3.00

    Prices include shipping.

    Quantities are limited, first purchase.....first get.

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  17. jjustj

    jjustj cum petris et choris

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    I think!!!:clap:clap:clap:clap
  18. Mac

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    Since the 2012 event is in the history books, you're probably more interested in the 2013 Rendezvous.

    Also, check out the San Juan 500, which leads into the Rendezvous with 3 days/nights of point to point riding. We'll have a few couples, some will be 2-up.