2014 RMAR Quien Sabe Ride, Utah, May 18-24

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  1. grub

    grub Requires Supervision

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    There's a good chance I'll be in the neighborhood, maybe I'll run into you guys!
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  2. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Giddy up Boys......ready to ride!
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  3. wolfbuzz

    wolfbuzz Been here awhile

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    I paid and should be good to go; definitely excited for this adventure.
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  4. Rock Junkee

    Rock Junkee Been here awhile

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    Paid as well im in!!! cant wait :freaky
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  5. r'elise me

    r'elise me Been here awhile

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    I keep wondering where the heck am I going to hold enough gas for the 200 mile range that John says we need WITHOUT spending $800 on a safari front tank (that's a pain to remove and eliminates the tank bag position). I don't have panier racks (use a GL bag) and I've got a small tail rack for a 1 gal rotopax, but that doesn't work with the GL bag on. If I can get a 1 gal bladder on top of my GL that makes 160 miles range. I could squeeze a couple bottles on/in the bag for another 20 miles and ride very conservatively that day (as I'm sure many will be too). What are you 690 riders doing?

    John, are we really stretching our range to 200 miles? What are the other long days' ranges?
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  6. wolfbuzz

    wolfbuzz Been here awhile

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    Maybe you could convince some of your fellow riders to share some fuel with you. ;)
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  7. Ddgfarm

    Ddgfarm Been here awhile

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    I am planning to hang a 2 gallon rotopax on the rear Wolfman rack on my 690.



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  8. modette

    modette RMAR

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    If all goes as planned and I'm on a KLR650 I have a 10 Gallon tank to put onto it. :rofl I guess I will become the fueling tanker. Mileage is quoted at 450 to 500 per tank.
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  9. zgfiredude

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

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    I hereby declare you to be known as "Exxon Valdez". :D
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  10. wolfbuzz

    wolfbuzz Been here awhile

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    That is a lot of fuel...
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  11. modette

    modette RMAR

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    When I crash I like to go up in flames, a lot more spectacular :D
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  12. Christeon

    Christeon The BIG TICKET

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    Sweet! I'm putting my 2 gal tank back on. Actually I can carry 5g but it's in 3 places. Been looking for a Safari 4g tank but haven't lucked up on a used deal anywhere.
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  13. racerron

    racerron dysfunctional

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    10 gallons of gas! that's 65 lbs on top of your bike, it's going to take 2 men and a boy to pick that KLR back up again if you tip over. :eek1
    Gas does get very expensive on the trail if somebody runs out. :lol3
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  14. Cainer

    Cainer Been here awhile

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    Paid and in!

    Now if I can just stop day dreaming about this ride and get back to work maybe I'll still have a job when the ride starts.
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  15. modette

    modette RMAR

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    Wouldn't that mean you just start riding earlier then us then? :freaky
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  16. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Everyone check your email. I sent you an

    important note today.

    John
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  17. jwhuls

    jwhuls Adventurer

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    tragedy struck last week. consequently, not only did I loose almost all my possessions in a house fire, but I also sliced my right index finger tendon . 6-8 weeks before recovery.


    I am unfortunately out for most of this season

    enjoy
    jeff huls
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  18. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    OH Jeff....so sorry to hear. Sending you an email.
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  19. r'elise me

    r'elise me Been here awhile

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    really sorry to hear that, Jeff. I went through the same thing back in '06 and it was very depressing. I hope you feel better soon and recovery is quicker than estimated.
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  20. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    New, update email sent....let me know if you did not receive.
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