2013 KTM National Rally INFO!

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  1. whitewater18

    whitewater18 funhog

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    OK CJ and everyone else looking for Steamboat Campground pics.......

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    Thats Steamboat Ski Mountain in the distance, 6 miles. Town is in between.

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    There is a river in this picture somewhere.....

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    The camping island..

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    They will clear a spot for your tent if you want to ride in now. Its a warm 4 above for these photos. :vardy
    It sometimes all melts by September!! :lol3

    Oh Yeah!...... The sky really is that blue here. :thumb
  2. Apple Jam

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  3. AJ990R

    AJ990R motorcycle guy

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    Sounds fun, I know a new destination for 2013 now! CADVR & then this will be good fun!:thumb
  4. Katie K

    Katie K Adv Rider in Training

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    Alright, I have to sit here and drool over this kickass trip- not cool. Count Mrs. CJRacer in. I'll do some trail cooking demos and make some homemade jerky. Jeff- CJ won't haul me there, so I'll either be flying in to Denver and taking a bus there, or you could swing by and pick me up :wink:.
  5. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I am moving forward with the CJ Bike Camping Tech Session at the Steamboat Campground. Just got off the phone with Amber. She is looking into a few questions I had and will get back on Monday once she talks with the owner.

    http://www.steamboatcampground.com/features.html

    Looks like they have a nice setup and it will be a friendly, safe, secure place as a base camp to drop gear and socialize for the Campers among the KTM Rally attendees.

    So here's the plan so far. :freaky

    CJ Ride crew has booked Camp spots 112-112a for the 10-14th. We will shoot to get there on the 10 in the afternoon. I want to make sure everyone has a chance to ask and gain as much info as possible.

    Plus we may need a relax/drinking/celebration day after being on the bikes for 11 days and 2,000+ miles leading up the event.

    Times and events are NOT set in stone and may change as needed, so best plan is to hang out for all of it. If we can't fit it in on the first day, we'll move it to the second.
    This years event is geared towards Bike setup and Gear Tech for Off road travel/touring. Unlike our last events that are more Mechanical TECH related.

    Sept 11 - WED

    Start Time: morning 8-9am

    Suspension Bike setup talk for the Adventure Rider.

    Starring James Siddall and crew from Super Plush Suspension.

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    Lunch: noonish - Not sure if we'll get food to camp or go to town. - input needed.

    Bike Packing
    -gear
    -how much and what

    Camping Equipment Review
    -tent
    -bag
    -pad

    Cooking Demo
    -supplies
    -meals - Samples??? (bring your own dishes or cup)

    Dinner

    Q&A Session with CJ Crew

    ????

    Sept 12

    Basic Bike prep for trips

    Q&A Session with CJ Crew

    -Demos and what we can do is still in question mode.

    Remember we are riding to this event. I won't have a truck and trailer with supplies or spares like I do at home in the shop. This may limit the type of work and projects I would safely want to take on at a campground.

    Personally, I don't recommend doing a Valve check at the campsite.
    (I'll get into more TECH stuff later)

    We can drop ship parts and supplies we need directly to the campground.


    This is a relaxed learning environment, I'm not a school. Take it or leave it. :deal Pretty much our normal deal at the CJ tech weekends.

    Bikes need to be ready to go riding on the 13th.


    There is a shuttle every 20 min to town to get food and drink.

    Alcohol allowed at campground.

    If you are interested in staying here, it might be best to get a spot booked asap. Most likely the River will be dry, keep that in mind.

    The Bermed area - Private is a potential TECH Work area that is being looked into.


    Some info on the grounds:
    Coin Op laundry (7am - 10pm) 4 washers and 6 driers
    Pavilion easily accommodates 50 people (reservation is required/cost $35 per day). Includes use of propane grill.
    Free shuttle from campground to town (every 20 minutes from 6:45am to 11:45pm)
    Heated pool (11am - 8pm)
    Mini Golf (8am - 8pm)
    Volleyball and horseshoes over in the tent area
    Mini Market on site
    Gift shop on site
    Free WiFi
    2-3 tents per site

    Check in time is 1pm and check out is at noon.
    Cabin prices range from $59 per night to $109 per night. I'm sorry, but I am not able to include cabins in the group discount.
    For more information regarding renting the cabins, please call campground.

    4 - 6pm M-F (Mountain Time), but leave a message, She will return phone calls asap. Also feel free to email.

    At this time All meals and Camp site reservations are your responsibility.

    If someone wants to look into having food for the group at the Campground, please post up your interest in taking this over, your ideas or email me. We can sort that out later.


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    Thoughts???? :ear

    Book your spots now! :freaky
  6. Narsisco Lopez

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    I'M IN! :clap
  7. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    Brilliant!!!:1drink
  8. knobbyjoe

    knobbyjoe knobbyjoe

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    Last year I missed the rally because I had to work. I am fixing that ...I am retiring in June 2013 and the CJ Bike Camping Tech Session at the Steamboat Campground is my celebration event.

    Got my adventure bike torn down for the first valve check in my garage right now. I'll be ready. Thanks CJ, I'm looking forward to meeting you and all the Orange Crush.
    KJ
  9. whitewater18

    whitewater18 funhog

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    Katie, there are flights though Denver into Hayden. Hayden is 20 miles down valley from the campground. If you want to fly into there, I'll be glad to pick you up at the airport.
  10. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude Old Fart in Training.......

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    Fly into Aspen (shopping, shopping, but don't tell CJ) and you can ride up in the camper with us! My wife will probably drive up while I ride up..........that is the current plan. :freaky
  11. Zuber

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    This sounds great, a camping spot near the event, something that's been missing from the previous rally's.

    IN!!

    Can we get the campground to put us all in one out of the way spot when we reserve? (might be better for them too).
  12. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Currently there are no other reservations at the campground.

    That's why I'm trying to get a jump on this. So we can all be in one area, or adjoining sites.

    Please look at this campground map.

    http://www.steamboatcampground.com/maps.html

    The 2 sites (112-112a) are reserved for our riding group. This is good for our 6 rider group that will leave Wisconsin Aug 31.

    Anyone interested should call in and pick a site close to ours. We are in the back corner as shown on the map.

    Just tell Amber you are with the Craig KTM group to get the reduced site price of $20 per night. (5 nights of camping for less than one night at a hotel- see why we camp?)
  13. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    Awesome that you are setting this up. Looks like the ideal set up and kind of similar to last year in Bend. Spending time sitting around the campfire listening to stories from drunk Canadians was a highlight for sure last summer:freaky
    Bummed I wont have the time available to come to this event :cry as it's shaping up to be epic :clap
  14. Apple Jam

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    More money for gas & Whiskey :clap (not to be drank at the same time)




    Dammit. I can't seem to stay away from this thread.
    The re-sounding "NO!" I keep hearing from Apple-wife doesn't seem to be sinking in.....
  15. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Plus you need to show how to make those awesome fajitas..... Who else can do that??? :evil
  16. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I just reserved a cabin- :clap
  17. mdfehrmann

    mdfehrmann Been here awhile

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    I'm in on the CJ crew. Looking forward to meeting ya'll and hanging with old friends!
  18. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Hell, I'd better make a reservation before you FFs get all the good spots. :D
  19. Xtremjeepn

    Xtremjeepn Motorhead!

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    If I didn't ride to Steamboat constantly I would be more exicited:lol3......but I'll also take it since I road over 4,000 miles going to and from the last one:clap
  20. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Just reserved my cabin on the river. Now I can drink with you guys at the tentsites and just go to bed when I'm ready! :clap

    Brent