2013 RMAR New Mexico 'Quien Sabe' 600

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  1. Big_John

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    Introduction:
    New Mexico is know for it's wide open geography, its diversity of environment and amazing culture. Rocky Mountain Adventure Riders is proud to introduce our first Adventure New Mexico ride, the Quien Sabe 600.

    Quien Sabe.....what the heck does that mean in Spanish? Quien Sabe is literally translated, "Who Knows". What better name could we give an adventure ride in New Mexico? Yes, we will have a planned route with GPS tracks, but by the nature of adventure riding, we will be flying by the seat of our pants 2-3 times to connect routes and explore some amazing sites!!! Many times, unexpected detours are the best part of a ride.

    Event: RMAR New Mexico 'Quien Sabe' 600
    Location: Far Northern New Mexico
    Dates: September 26-29, 2013
    Origination: Buffalo Thunder Resort in Pojoaque, NM
    Fundraising: Donations to NMOHVA (www.nmohva.org)
    Audience: This is an appreciation ride for a Silver Level, RMAR Donor.

    Regtistration: http://www.rmariders.org/new-mexico-quien-sabe-600.html

    Co-Leaders: Big_John & Burque Magoo (and route assistance from DirtDad)

    Route: 4 days (3 nights) of 600 miles of primarily off-pavement riding, point to point around northern New Mexico. The start and stop will be from the origination.

    Ride Type: This is a true adventure ride, with everyone carrying all their gear on their bike and we will be tent camping each night (no chase or support vehicles). The ride will be capped at 25 riders, with riding groups of 5-6 each to cut down on dust, yet have the right amount of support and team work. This ride is targeted to the mid-weight and heavy weight adventure bikes. Most of the route will be on back country fire roads, with some pavement.

    Bikes: SuperT, GS/GSA, Tigers, VStroms, basically a bike with a displacement north of 600cc's and over 300lbs. Bikes must be 'plated' and they need to be equipped for adventure riding with the proper tires. Anyone bringing a bike with highway slicks will not be happy. Dual-sport tires to knobbies are recommended. Bikes will need a minimum of a 200 mile fuel range.

    Accommodations and Meals: Tent Camping fees are paid by RMAR. Also provided will be a Saturday evening rib-eye Steak Dinner, as a part of the celebration of completing the QS600. Otherwise, daily meals are your own responsibility. Most will pack a little camp stove and live off of MRE's.

    Gear: At the least, basic survival gear for 3 nights at high elevation with temps dropping below freezing at night. A little tent, a 0-15 degree bag, sleep pad, compact cooking equipment, etc. will be the norm. Water-proof/resistant adventure gear/clothing is recommended. RMAR lives by: ATGATT (All the gear, all the time).

    Swag: A nice T-Shirt or Jersey, stickers and access to the digital pics and produced video of the ride.

    Intrinsic: You will receive an amazing sense of accomplishment riding and completing the RMAR QS600. You will build, new life-long friends and you will be able to take great pride that you are doing something for our sport to keep our riding access open. NMOHVA is fighting for our access rights in New Mexico and they are a good partner of RMAR.


    About RMAR.......

    1. RMAR is Chartered AMA Group, based out of Colorado Springs, CO
    2. RMAR is a non-profit corporation in the state of Colorado
    3. The RMAR Board of Directors and Representatives are 100% volunteer
    4. The Mission of RMAR is:
    A) Positively impact and influence the lives of those that ride with us, respecting each other and supporting one another.
    B) Promote Dual-Sport/Adventure Motorcycle Events in the Rocky Mountain Region with a focus on responsible and respectable behavior and riding on our public lands and in the local communities, adhering to all the AMA policies and requirements.
    C) Support fund-raisers fro state and/or local trail riding clubs or associations/coalitions/alliances that champion our sport and/or fight legislatively/politically for public land access for motorcycling.
    5. Over 80% of all donations are routed into trail work and/or advocacy.

    RMAR isn't like those high dollar, for-profit adventure riding companies.....We are living to give and keep our sport alive. We want our kids and grand kids to be able to ride.
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  3. Dubl-A

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    Looks like fun! I need some better offroad tires ASAP!
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    I'll keep an eye on this one!

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    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    About RMAR.......

    1. RMAR is Chartered AMA Group, based out of Colorado Springs, CO
    2. RMAR is a non-profit corporation in the state of Colorado
    3. The RMAR Board of Directors and Representatives are 100% volunteer
    4. The Mission of RMAR is:
    A) Positively impact and influence the lives of those that ride with us, respecting each other and supporting one another.
    B) Promote Dual-Sport/Adventure Motorcycle Events in the Rocky Mountain Region with a focus on responsible and respectable behavior and riding on our public lands and in the local communities, adhering to all the AMA policies and requirements.
    C) Support fund-raisers fro state and/or local trail riding clubs or associations/coalitions/alliances that champion our sport and/or fight legislatively/politically for public land access for motorcycling.
    5. Over 80% of all donations are routed into trail work and/or advocacy.

    RMAR isn't like those high dollar, for-profit adventure riding companies.....We are living to give and keep our sport alive. We want our kids and grand kids to be able to ride.
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  6. GeoMoto

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    This looks like a great area to ride.
    What is the cost?
    Is it first come first serve or is it limited to Silver Level donars?
    Thanks

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  7. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    I'm excited to be a part of this awesome ride! Thanks for coming up with the idea and getting me involved, John.

    Chris
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    First come, first serve......for Silver Level Donors.


    Funds for NMOHVA and their fight to keep the trails open in New Mexico.




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  10. skidxr

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    Hey John.. Couple questions

    You must be a silver donor to participate in this ride?
    What is a silver donor?
    How do you become a silver donor?
    Is this ride only for existing silver donors?

    I couldn't find any info on the RMAR website. Thanks...
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  11. Big_John

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    Let me clarify for everyone, about all of our rides......

    Anyone can donate and we receive donations from all sort of folks, companies, etc.

    But we decided to offer some rides that would be in appreciation for our donors.

    The levels are:

    Bronze: $60
    Silver: $250
    Gold: $500
    Platinum: $1,500
    Diamond: $2,500

    We are conducting two Point to Point appreciation rides that Silver Donors can participate in, if they want.

    1. San Juan 500
    2. Quien Sabe 600


    So yes, the rides above are appreciation rides, only for Silver Donors.

    Donations are made on the website, but we don't have the link up....quiet yet. (coming soon)

    Normally, riders from the previous year get first bids at the ride slots. For instance, we have 90% of our riders returning for the second year of the CAM1k. But for both the SJ500 and the QS600, they are new for 2013, so it is a free for all, first to donate and commit to the ride.....first on the list of 24.

    Does all this make sense? If you still have questions, please send me a PM.

    Thanks,
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  13. Big_John

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    My brother is now the proud owner of my beloved Vstrom.....


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    And I pick up my Nine-Fiddy......tomorrow.


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    Hopefully, Jimbo, will join us on the VStrom in northern New Mexico.....

    Can't wait for this ride!!!!

    I will be riding the KTM on this ride.......



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    Gang,

    It is recommended that you bring a GPS with you on this ride. We suggest this of every on of our Point to Point riders.

    I led the CAM1k group last year with an $89 Garmin ETrex Refurb...and it did ok....but a tiny screen. And I will use it again this year on my Honda.

    But, I just ran across this one and ordered it from my 950. Its a refurb, but 1 year warrantee and a great deal.

    http://www.factoryoutletstore.com/details/33953/DAKOTA10.html?category_id=31216



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  15. skidxr

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    Congrats on the new ride !! Your going to enjoy that one.. :wink:
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    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Yep....already enjoying it.....

    Had lunch with Magoo..on Wednesday and we are excited about this ride. It will be.....NM EPIC!!!!

    Come join us.....if you are on a Vstrom or a KTM......
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    Danger Davis will be joining us on this ride.....!!!!!!


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    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Took the wife for a spin, our first 2-up on the 950. She loved it and I wish I could bring her on this ride, 2-up. She is an administrator in public education, so she will be working when this ride goes down.

    But, I will need to decide.....do I do the QS with the hard Gobi Cases....or do I do the ride with my Wolfman Bags?


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    We now have the donation link active on the RMARiders.org website, along with more detail regarding the Quien Sabe 600 ride! :clap
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    How many riders are signed up so far? Is there space for me left?
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