2013 RMAR Rendezvous, Silverton, CO - July 25-28

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  1. CaptRick

    CaptRick On dry land 4 now.....

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  2. Tellydoug

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  3. modette

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  4. Big_John

    Big_John Ridin 4 the King

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    Everyone remember that the RMAR Rendezvous is a family event. Please consider bringing your better half and kiddos, if you have them.



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  5. advtenn

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    Here is a cool pic from the 2011 "Say-Watch" rally:clap

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  6. Suzuki Phil

    Suzuki Phil Been here awhile

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    Suzuki Phil is in. Where do I sign up? Already donated

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  7. Mac

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  8. Suzuki Phil

    Suzuki Phil Been here awhile

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    Reserved a rv spot at Red Mountain on Monday. How do I sign up for rides?

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  9. Mac

    Mac Long timer

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    Just show up. Rides are organized ad hoc by attendees. We'll have a whiteboard for ride leaders to post their rides.

    RMAR donations do not pay for any ride, and no ride originating at an RMAR event has any fee.
  10. Suzuki Phil

    Suzuki Phil Been here awhile

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    Since this is my first RMAR event what time in the morning should I check the whiteboard? I'd like to ride on Thursday and Friday, Saturday we have to head back to California.

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  11. Big_John

    Big_John Ridin 4 the King

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    Ride Leaders will start posting the info about their ride the evening before, on the White Board. Then the next morning, there will be a short Ride Meeting and then departure.

    There will be at least a dozen different ride groups every day......maybe upwards of 20-25 groups. Of course, anyone is welcome to form a little private ride between buddies and take off.....or do a solo ride. (We do like Solo Riders to speak with Big_John, so that someone knows where you are going and when you will be back.....and Solo Riders should have a SPOT.)

    Here are a couple of hypothetical examples of Ride Information.....to give you an idea......

    Leader: Big_John - KTM 950 ADV - 24 Riders Max
    Alpine Loop Ride - Jeep Trails - 75 miles
    Big to Mid-sized Bikes - Novice Riders and slow-moderate speed
    Departure at 9am - Expected return at 4pm
    Meeting in front of the Red Mtn Offices
    Lunch in Lake City

    Leader: Modette (Mark) - GAS GAS 300 - 10 Riders Max
    Telluride - Single Track - Over Black Bear - 90 miles
    Small Plated Dual Sport Bikes - Advanced Ride
    Departure at 8:30 - Expected return at 5-6pm
    Meeting by the RMAR BBQ Trailer
    Lunch on the trail, pack appropriately

    Leader: Mac (Matt) - BMW 1200GSA - 15 Riders Max
    Million Dollar Highway, Rico/Durango Loop - 250 miles
    Big Adventure Bikes - All Pavement
    Departure at 8am - Expected return at 4pm
    Meeting by Cabin #6
    Lunch in Durango at the MicroBrew
  12. Jailor8

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    Besides what Big John has already posted.

    By Thursday eve most of the gang will be there. Really the posted rides wont start till Friday. My son and I have plans to be there by Tuesday nite in Cabin 3. I was a noob last year, 16 year old will be a noob this year. However, I rode enough of the area last year to be able to keep you entertained on Thursday. We will be taking it easy and exploring, letting son get accustomed to riding out there. By Thursday he should have a pretty good handle on it.

    If nothing else I can point ya to the correct map at the store and highlight a route for you and say "see ya" and then check and make sure you made it back later that eve.

    FYI. It rains almost every afternoon that time of year there and drink lots of water!!!

    That help? I had the same questions last year. :deal:lol3:lol3

    Jailor8
  13. LuluOfDenver

    LuluOfDenver The peanut gallery.

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    Hey Jailor8, I plan on cruising in on Wednesday, so I might look for you guys and hook up for a ride.

    I can't wait! Is it July yet...?


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  14. Jailor8

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    Sounds like a plan. No Guarantee, repair your own carnage!!!:deal

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  15. TXjames

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    One of you Coloradans correct me if I'm wrong but I believe this is the must-have map: http://www.natgeomaps.com/ti_141

    I purchased one last summer and it's almost too detailed... in a good way. It's downright awesome! They're available in the local Silverton stores so support the community and buy them there.
  16. modette

    modette TrailTaker.com

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    I'll be there Wednesday in Cabin 2, hope to be there by by Noon time as of now just me so I'll make good time and will probably leave Colorado Springs around 5am-6am.

    As of now just the 2012 GasGas 300 (2 stroke) but I have fuel range figured out to around 138 miles...so I should be good for most riding.
  17. modette

    modette TrailTaker.com

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    I skipped buying it, I did not like what I saw at the dealer when I looked at it.

    Butler Maps
    Funtreks
    And Forest service maps

    We have some links on your page:
    http://www.rmariders.org/vendor-partners.html
  18. Lance Hardwud

    Lance Hardwud Long timer

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    Is Calico and Priest part of this ride? Those are 2 areas I've been wanting to ride but have always been riding solo and its pretty remote to be alone.
    I'm there Sunday to Sunday, rv spot already reserved.
  19. modette

    modette TrailTaker.com

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    I wanted to do Calico last year on the XR650R...but was wore out. Plus its over the mountain range so fuel might be an issue? Or is there fuel when you drop down through Ophir? I got to plan stops now on the GasGas...LOL

    I guess I'll look into it or if someone can say that be great.

    Silverton Campground to 145 by way of Ophir is 15 miles.
  20. Suzuki Phil

    Suzuki Phil Been here awhile

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    We'll be arriving Sunday afternoon and staying in a RV site. Thank you for the offer of a ride on Thursday will look you up on Wednesday. This is my first time riding in Colorado so I'll need guidance.

    SP