2012 RMAR, August 2-5

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

  1. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    :drif:drif


    Double... IN ??
  2. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    I think you are misunderstanding the misnomer of the word, "easy".

    On the easy ride this past year, after the first three hours, we were found laying down in a field, covered in mud.....exhausted..... Half the riders were seriously second guessing their decision to join the "EASY BIG BIKE RIDE". We dropped well over a dozen bikes.....and I think a couple of fellows went completely under water in the murky mud.

    They have stories....those that joined the fray.



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  3. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Here's a couple of links that were shared with me when I was planning my '09 Colorado ride.

    http://mycolorado.org/trails.html

    http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php


    They are written for jeeps but I found the information including maps, gps files and trail descriptions very good and relevant to motos as well. :thumb


    So when you ask some of these crazy mofos where their 'easy' ride is going you'll have clue what kind of trouble they'll be getting into! :lol3 ....if you've done your homework. :wink:
  4. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Here's a few pics from some easy stuff basically right in Silverton from 2010

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    Yes, afternoon brings rain to those hills. :lol3

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  5. pkman

    pkman Adventurer

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    John,
    Where is that lake in post #79. Does it have a name?
  6. Saltydog86

    Saltydog86 village idiot

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    Lake Como...its where Corkscrew/Hurricane and Poughkepsie intersect.
  7. HateRyder

    HateRyder Schtool

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    Went to the first RMAR. So IN!!
  8. TeneRay

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    Hope I'm still living in CO next year. It's too soon for me to decide. Definately would like to be there to finish the Alpine Loop.
  9. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    I didn't know the name, but I will tell you this......

    The unique blue color of that water is something to experience. No photo can do it justice.
  10. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Big Dufus

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    Yes!
  11. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Wow....I think some of you are taking a liking to RMAR.....and I think we have chosen the riding location well.

    I'm amazed at the turnout....and we aren't even to Christmas yet.



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  12. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    A bit of trivia..... while we are sitting in our homes or places of business today... (because it is 22 degrees outside).

    My Planning Committee was made aware, a couple of months ago, that I was considering a significant change to the event for 2012. It involved a 7 day loop of the state of Colorado. They were not happy with me.....

    There were comments like....If you change RMAR and do this loop thing, then you will completely loose the social and family element. After some going "back and forth"...... I agreed. My RMAR Committee is a very wise bunch of souls......

    Actually.....this is what I am getting at......and this is what they pointed out to me......

    RMAR is a Family type of event. Everyone who has signed up for their third one really likes the environment. It isn't cliquey and everyone is welcome and involved. I love the fact that folks feel safe to bring their spouse and kids.

    This isn't the event where half the attendees get rip-snort drunk and race 50cc's around the camp at midnight. We respect our host, we respect our neighbor and we behave ourselves. If you have a desire to "tie one on", howl at the moon and break your big toe on a 50cc bike while racing three other drunks around a campfire.....do it the weekend before you come to RMAR.

    Additionally, if you think you want to tackle a 7 day, 1000 mile dirt loop in Colorado, it is being provided. In "Upcoming", check out the CAM1000. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=736274
  13. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Big Dufus

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    :shog I get rip-snort drunk sometimes... :dunno
  14. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    sometimes? :augie
  15. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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  16. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    I think everyone needs their outlets from time to time.....(or daily in your case, BGDaddy)..... and that is OK. Even Big_John puts down a few after a very tough week.

    I simply want complete transparency for all those that are attending that this event isn't a three day drunk.

    But yes, I will have my little stash of BYOB.....to enjoy a campfire brewsky.
  17. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    OUT!!!





    Well, I havn't made a single westfest or RMAR so I guess with the location being so close and spectacular this will be my first.

    I've been asked to provide info on the skinny trails in the vicinity. Thats something I'm not very good at not being GPS savy and all. I really would like to help make this a great event for all types of riders so I am absolutely willing to guide two days worth of singletrack riding over the weekend. I figure the best approach is to make day one fairly easy as far as singletrack in the area goes. Those who enjoy day one and want to step it up can join the day two ride which will be significantly harder. Details can be sussed out over the next 7 months or so:cry

    AND A Pic, cuz thats seems standard procedure.
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  18. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Big Dufus

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    Oh No. Not skinny trails...

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  19. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    ...well maybe if you hadn't been on a 3 day drunk! :lol3...or was that a 3 weeker?
  20. skidxr

    skidxr Excuses

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    If you have a desire to "tie one on", howl at the moon and break your big toe on a 50cc bike while racing three other drunks around a campfire.....do it the weekend before you come to RMAR.


    Better tell this guy !!!

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