2013 RMAR Colorado Adventure Motorcycle 1000

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  1. ICBiker

    ICBiker Adventurer

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    I knocked myself out I really can't remember a thing:rofl The CT scan was negative in case you're wondering:freaky[/QUOTE]


    So the CT scan did not detect any additional Brain Damage?????:evil

    Glen
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  2. TBKahuna

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    That's right Glen--no "additional" damage or issues:D:huh You're a funny guy for a nuc tech.....
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  3. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    So the CT scan did not detect any additional Brain Damage?????:evil

    Glen[/QUOTE]



    While we have honest and heart-felt concern for you.....


    That's funny.....I laughed out loud!!!!
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  4. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Notice.....all 2012 CAM1000 riders.....

    Your email invitation/place holder for the 2013 ride will be coming this week. Look out for it and reply per the instructions. You have until Jan. 4 to secure your slot.

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    For everyone else who wants to participate in the ride, you will receive an email application packet the first of January. Applications will be reviewed and invitations will be sent about the first of February.

    An appealing application will include evidence of strong riding skills, the selection of the proper motorcycle, a thoroughly thought-out list of gear and a strong desire by myself to find the people with the right attitude, a team mentality and a clear understanding of the definition of -- Extreme Adventure Riding. (In other words, shit can go wrong and everyone has to role with it.)

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    Some have asked.......How many slots for new riders?

    Just an example......If 8 of our 2012 riders decide to return for 2013, then there will be 16 open slots for new riders.

    For 2013, there will be 24 riders with 6 guide/leaders.

    This is an elite ride where we need to keep the numbers down, to really 'take care' of each rider and so that everyone has a great social experience.

    .........
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  5. Goggles Pizano

    Goggles Pizano I'll B right back,promise

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    Hey Guys, thanks for the laugh. Whata' great time that was.
    I can't eat chicken wings without thinking of Marble Co. I can't drink a cup of coffee without comparing it to the Starbucks morning coffee provided by Tom. I can't do a wheelie without seeing the BIG TICKET wheeling along beside me.
    I can't cross a creek without seeing " the most interesting man in the world ,son" :rofl. And of all things i can't look to the left without a jabbing pain in my neck,.... thanks for the lift boyz. No pics of that, ya i got off easy on that one :wink:.

    It seems i have been riding all summer with you guys , thanks again. See you in 2013
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

    Scott
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  6. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Invites out to the 'first year riders'.....


    For you second year riders....invites come in January....


    .....
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  7. TBKahuna

    TBKahuna Adventurer

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    I sincerely hope this holiday season finds all the 2012 CAM 1000 riders happy, healthy, and prosperous in life. And hopefully thinking about preparing for the 2013 ride. :D

    Knowing Big John's commitment to organizing true "adventure" rides, I can't wait for this coming year's event. I continue to watch the 2012 video on a regular basis, although I have increased my interval from watching the video to once every two weeks vice every day or week....

    It was an absolute pleasure riding with you all and gave me memories that I will treasure for the rest of my life. Thank you.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
    Tom
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  8. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Good words, Tom!

    Merry Christmas to everyone!!!!

    Can't wait for the '13CAM!!!
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  9. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Are you ready for Corkscrew Gulch?


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  10. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Webster Pass is just phenomenal.


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  11. Nice_Rumble

    Nice_Rumble Long timer

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    Keep 'em coming John! Stunningly beautiful.
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  12. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Mesa Mountain.... 12,985


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  13. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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  14. PigPen67

    PigPen67 Ron Grace Jr.

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    Thanks for your help on the benefit ride stuff John !
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  15. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    These are all areas where we will ride in '13.



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  16. zgfiredude

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

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    More Rocks please!











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  17. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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  18. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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  19. Velolion

    Velolion Born on 2 wheels

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    Hi! I've submitted my app and am hoping to make the cut for the 2013 ride. I live in the Colorado Springs area (actually, just a couple miles from Big John) and while I only moved here a year ago, I managed to get in a few thousand miles of pretty hard-core offroading on a KTM 690 Enduro R I purchased in June, much of it in the same areas you guys rode last year and that it looks like you'll be riding this year. A couple guys have inquired on luggage and there have been a couple good suggestions on that. One line of offroad-capable luggage that hasn't been suggested that I wanted to recommend is the stuff from Kriega. It's absolutely top-notch quality and has been designed specifically for this type of riding. Here's a pic of my bike loaded up with my stuff (and, no, I wouldn't do the CAM1000 with nearly this much luggage...I was heading out to a multi-day event where we were base camped, so I didn't have to ride with the luggage each day!):

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/aa7d2ocbapfr9sf/IMAG1664.jpg

    I also have their haul loops on the front and back of my bike...great if you need to enlist the help of your buddies!

    Another suggestion I'd offer is not to overpack...nobody ever wished they had a heavier bike with this kind-of riding! I've found mountaineering equipment to often be ideal for backcountry exploring on the bike...it's compact, light, and the good stuff is very durable...but it can be pretty spendy. I also often forego a tent and instead travel with a bivouac (bivvy) sack. If you're a bit claustrophobic they're not the greatest, and in that case Nemo makes a couple killer "tents" that are actually a cross between a bivvy and a tent...pack down very small and light (they don't have poles) but they still give you some room to move around in (the Gogo LE and Moto 1P are two good examples).

    Last thing I'd suggest is that when riding at altitude if you've got a choice available to you fuel injection an't be beat! And in Colorado it's a necessity that you absolutely, 100%, adore rocks!

    Hope to see y'all in August!

    -Brian
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  20. janliness

    janliness Battery Discharger

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    Heh-heh...I remember my days of experimenting with bivvy sacks -- lasted until one backpacking trip with three straight days of rain! :cry My one-man tent has enough room to repack the bike bags and the pole loop keeps the cold, wet tent fabric off my sleeping bag (and face!) and it's only slightly larger than a bivvy.

    Nice setup on your 690 with the Kriega bags. I need to find a top bag to complement my Giant Loop. So far strapping the sleeping bag/pad/tent on back with straps works but need more rain/stream protection. I'm pretty adamant about bringing my 2"+ Thermarest Camp Rest, as I sleep lousy with the 3/4" inflatables. Do you have a local source to see the Kriegas so I can figure size?