2013 KTM National Rally INFO!

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by cjracer, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    I don't put any stock in weather forecasts more than 24 hours out - and in the mountains even that can really be off. If the forecast says rain the night before you leave for the trip, then you may want to worry more about it. This far out? It might be sunny and 90 degrees by then.

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  2. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Well CJ beat me by a day or two, but KnobbyJoe, Penguin74Q and I are hitting the trail tomorrow morning. 10 days should be plenty of time to get to the event, but I also broke my arm last week so we may be taking it slow.

    See you all in CO.!

    Brent
  3. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    Ride Safe...........see ya there!:clap
  4. krumgrinder

    krumgrinder Been here awhile

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    Right on, happy trails! :clap

    I'm not leaving until next Sun., going to swing north up to the Badlands NP and see Mt. Rushmore on my way, then head SW to Steamboat. This will be my longest ride-vaca ever (never been able to do more than a week before)- eleven days on the road for me, woohoo! (Don't poke fun, you real-LD/IBR/oldtimer/ADV'ers, I still have bills to pay... :rofl) Looking forward to meeting everyone and learning a ton!!!
  5. Big_John

    Big_John Ridin 4 the King

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    Plans solidified.....the wife and I are coming......2-up on the 950ADV.

    Unfortunately, we are short-timers, arriving on Saturday and departing on Sunday.

    Hope to meet as many of you as I can.
  6. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    No more repairs. No more field testing. No more packing. She's ready.

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    Trailering to Golden on Wednesday, riding from there to Mesa Verde on Thursday, exploring on Friday, and starting the BDR from Four Corners on Saturday.

    As Colonel Hannibal would say, "I love it when a plan comes together."

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  7. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    John, that's great.....Nancy and I will be there, sounds like a beverage and dinner are in order!
  8. boat.man

    boat.man Baller on a budget

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    Hey me too! I am leaving MPLS on Sunday and heading to the black hills. I want to go to Devils Tower and then work my way down to Steamboat by Tuesday night:clap

    Hope to run into fellow inmates on the way:evil
  9. StevefrmGV

    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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    Leaving Nevada County the 8th. Clockwise through Nv (all dirt) - Id - Wy - Co. See ya there :clap
  10. Chico Ryan

    Chico Ryan noslo1

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    Headed out on the tat to hopefully hit the COBDR on Monday or Tuesday
  11. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I should get to the COBDR by Tuesday as well.
  12. Region Riley

    Region Riley rally kit widow

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    Starting the COBDR from Buena Vista on Wed AM. Gonna try to make it to Steamboat Wed PM. :ricky
  13. flynride

    flynride Been here awhile

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    Here are my plans....I'm in for a sweet "Fly-n-ride" thanks to Mr. Thumbs www.seatconcepts.com/ !! Someone please chime in if you can comment on the condition of the route or offer any information. Thanks in advance!

    Thursday the 12th - Grand Junction to Ouray - looping through Telluride
    Friday the 13th - Ouray to Buena Vista
    Saturday the 14th - Buena Vista to Eagle
    Sunday the 15th - Eagle to Steamboat
    Monday the 16th - Morning ride around Steamboat and then fly out

    I have the Butler map and I will use my GPS but does anyone have the approximate time for these routes?

    If anyone wants to hook up and do some exploring let me know. (Hot Swedish Chicks only).

    See ya out there
  14. ChrisK7

    ChrisK7 Been here awhile

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    I'm thinking of hitting the COBDR heading S.W. out of Steamboat after the rally on Sun or Mon. I'm riding the EXC 530 with around 110 to 120 mile fuel range. Anyone know if I should pack more fuel or are there fuel stops with in that range along the route or small detours?
  15. StevefrmGV

    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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    Okay, so now its the three Amigos !
  16. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Anybody know where CJ is staying in Durango? I'm here, and tired.
  17. FlyingPenguin

    FlyingPenguin Been here awhile

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    After 3 glorious days of dodging thunderstorms we are now comfortably ensconced in beautiful downtown Cortez. Looks like Friday will be a down day while Brent puts his forks back together and then heading north Saturday morning.

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    Friday am we leave Cortez heading north.....Yippeee!
  18. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    At least there is less of a chance that we'll have to herd cats across the state of Nevada... a little less.
  19. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    I'm leaving Phoenix @6am tomorrow...COBDR bound :D
  20. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Packed and ready!

    CO here I come!

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