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

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  1. siyeh

    siyeh unproductive

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    I spent a week rambling Colorado last July. Saw all those jeep trails and FS roads all the heck over. I really enjoyed The San Juans (my first visit down there). Decided I need to go back and explore some more. I just bought a tiny DS bike. Count me IN for this gathering. Hope to drink beers and learn from some more experienced dirt riders.
  2. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    count me IN, haven't missed one yet!! :clap
  3. Big_John

    Big_John Ridin 4 the King

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    SteveO gets the credit for this idea........What does everyone think?

    We have three different route combinations: light bike, Medium weight and Heavy weight. For each route there are a series of GPS/Map coordinates.

    The riders that find those locations on their bikes will open up a canister and retrieve a raffle ticket. Maybe there are half a dozen caches......6 tickets possible.

    Upon returning to the basecamp, your submit your tickets for a very special drawing......like maybe Klim equipment, etc....

    This sounds frickin fun to me......

    Opinions????






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  4. SteveO

    SteveO Long timer

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    ouuuu......Klim gear....... I likey....

    :freaky
  5. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    I like it!!

    I'll volunteer to take them out into the field a day to two prior to the event, and then I'll know where they are!!!!:rofl:evil:rofl
  6. Tellydoug

    Tellydoug Troubador of joy

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    Groovy idea! :clap
  7. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    Let's see... you have light bike, middle weight and heavy weight - how about lightweight? :norton
  8. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

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    Sounds like a good time. Suggest you have route sheet or another way to participate for those without a GPS.
  9. LuluOfDenver

    LuluOfDenver The peanut gallery.

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    +1 to that for those of us who are GPS challenged. :huh

    Sounds like I'm winning Klim gear this time...:lol3
  10. WildTurkey

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  11. modette

    modette RMAR

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    Lol
  12. modette

    modette RMAR

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    Here is another spin on this game.

    Three canister at each drop location. Each canister is locked but only one canister has a ticket in it. Bring it back to camp and at night we unlock the canisters and find out who wins what., or wins nothing at all. Only one canister per rider, imagine the debating on which to take even if they ride out with a few friends....LOL There might be punches thrown :1drink
  13. Buddy_Holly

    Buddy_Holly Imminent Train Wreck

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    Bringing new truck with orange bikes in tow. This time I will work on not getting into accidents on the way home or making the ride of shame because of a spark plug wire. :lol3

    Buddy_Holly is in.
  14. Jailor8

    Jailor8 Long timer

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    Oh it wasnt so bad was it? As the song sez, "ya find out who your friends are". Shy of the truck wreck which Im thankful turned out as good as it did for you.... You found friends that towed ya, hauled ya, tried to fix your bike, loaned ya a bike, drank beer with ya ..............

    With my limited circle of friends it looks pretty good to me!!

    Besides that now ya got a Noob scaring story....."Listen Noob!! There I was, on top of ole Cinnimon... A storm coming, lighting flashing everywhere, When the group I was with all got scared and took off, I was ready to mount my Ole Honda when Light'n struck it and killed the plug wire. There I was on top of the mountain trying to fix my bike, In the middle of a battle between Zeus and Thor..... It looked pretty bad ...... Then AG pulled up her big girl panties and rode back up the mountain saying the Zeus and Thor would never hurt a KTM as they are family and towed me back down the mountain, I was doing 82 MPH dead stick on a piece of 15# fishing line at the switch back above Animas forks!!!!! ......... You take it from there!!!!!:lol3:lol3:lol3

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  15. merickk

    merickk Living Folk Tale

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    Except ya forgot just 1 important peice of information there...... It was a Honda that towed em down the mountain. :deal

    Edit: the money shot. :poser
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  16. merickk

    merickk Living Folk Tale

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    And of course you can't ferget to mention the zuk that was also following, although abit off as it's hard to ride when laughing that hard :lol3

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  17. SteveO

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    ohhh, your evil :rofl


    Although, I do like the idea, as it proves a couple of things:

    1) that the rider actually made this check point, and proof is a returned sealed canister (which can be opened back at camp, in front of all the other riders, proving to all that the canister was not tampered with)
    2) That the route was followed, and therefore rider can follow directions and follow GPS tracks (For those that are GPS challenged, this is great motivation to learn about your GPS and how to follow it....)


    I would also suggest that routes be held in secret until the night before the ride, so that nobody has an opportunity to really think out a shortcut....essentially leveling the playing field for those instate and out of state.....


    maybe, i'm overthinking this.......


    either way, we have some time to really toss some ideas around and make it an epic event.......
  18. Jailor8

    Jailor8 Long timer

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    yeah yeah I know, Journalistic freedom on my part makes a better story

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  19. Big_John

    Big_John Ridin 4 the King

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    Absolutely. But you will need to bring your own maps.




    Another way we could document is by way of photos taken. You ride to the specific location and then you take a photo with your phone or camera of you in that particular spot. Upon returning to base-camp, you check in with a clerk who certifies your pics and then gives you tickets for the specific drawing. This way we don't have to mess with the placement of a container and tickets......as a couple of you hooligans might help the container get lost so that no one else has a chance to win.




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  20. eddyturn

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    Yes John. The photo idea is a good alternate plan.