AltRider's Taste of Dakar 2013

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by solarinsocal, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. solarinsocal

    solarinsocal Adventurer

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    Hey all. I was just curious. Is anyone going to this event? The AltRider’s Taste of Dakar. I was considering it because it looked like a lot of fun and a bang for the buck. I’ll put some information up so that you guys can take a look. It looks like Jimmy Lewis will be around to give out some very much needed off road training for us big bike riders. It also looks like they’ve got Johnny Campbell of JCR Honda coming as well. http://jcrhonda.com/member/all/33 Should be a blast.

    http://www.altrider.com/taste-of-dakar-2013/pid/1115

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oqTQg9UXFk

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  2. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    On my radar since November.... Depends on a few things, but I'm almost ready to write it in pen.
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  3. AltRider

    AltRider Been here awhile

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    <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="531"><colgroup><col width="531"></colgroup><tbody><tr height="46"> <td class="xl65" style="height:35.1pt;width:398pt" height="46" width="531">Jeremy here from AltRider. I just wanted to let you all know that there are only 5 more spots available in the Friday class with Jimmy Lewis before the event. I would sign up now before the spots run out! We didn't expect this to be as popular as it is. Please email us at info@altrider.com if you have any questions.

    Register here: http://www.altrider.com/taste-of-dakar-2013/pid/1115
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  4. Woundflatout

    Woundflatout Been here awhile

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    I'm planning on being there. Wanted to ride there but the pesky Cascades or Sierras are in my way with tons of snow...guess I'll have to load up the gas guzzler Land Rover. :(

    A couple of my loonie friends are riding there from SC doing 1200 miles per day...riding the event and turning around and riding home 1200 mi per day...
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  5. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    anybody coming down from Reno area? Wanna carpool? I have navigator and 12' trailer. 50/50 travel expenses. Plan on leaving thursday morning, but a little flexible.
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  6. DA KLIXTER

    DA KLIXTER Been here awhile

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    I've been thinking a mid-winter ride would be cool,then got up this morning to 2 below 0.That's got to be some kind of sign. I'm in.
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  7. Pointman0853

    Pointman0853 Unregistered Gun Owner

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    I'm also thinking abour coming down, but can't figure out the whole camping thing. Are we camping at the RV park? Showers? Toilets? Instructions not clear. I was in Shoshone last year when this was going on. Looked like fun on the big bikes, just need a bit more info...:deal

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  8. Woundflatout

    Woundflatout Been here awhile

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    I believe there are a few RV hookups at the campground, from what i could gather...the camping is primarily tent sites. There are facilities with showers and toilets from what I read. Looking forward the the event...not so much the 1000 mile drive to get there. See y'all in a few weeks!
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  9. DA KLIXTER

    DA KLIXTER Been here awhile

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    I just googled the Lakeside RV park- it looks like showers,toilets,etc. Some pretty good reviews EXCEPT slow wi-fi and poor cable.I might have to rethink this adventure ride....
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  10. AltRider

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    This is nancy here from AltRider and I'll answer any of your questions. It is primarily an RV park and they do not usually have campers. However, we arranged a deal with them to camp on grassy spots and have reserved many RV spaces in one area so we have an entire area for our event. Some people will be bringing in their RV's but for the most part, about 80% of people are camping. There will be showers, toilets and even a pool -- not sure how good that pool is.

    Anybody else have any questions? I'd be happy to answer them!
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  11. C5INC

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    I was there last year and had a GREAT time! AltRider is good people! Sadly I can't make the date work this year. We're heading for Mesquite tomorrow for a week of desert riding!
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  12. Ensign_Crusher

    Ensign_Crusher Adventurer

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    I'll be there on an NC700X!
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  13. Woundflatout

    Woundflatout Been here awhile

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    Wow. Curious to see how it does in the sand...what tires are you running?
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  14. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Not going to make it. My motor didn't get to me until monday afternoon.
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  15. Woundflatout

    Woundflatout Been here awhile

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    Anyone have some good ones? In the process of uploading them... here is a teaser: [​IMG]
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  16. nick2ny

    nick2ny Been here awhile

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    Nice to meet all you guys. I had a great time learning some new techniques and riding / hanging out. Riding on the sand was a special treat, too. Thanks AltRider and Jimmy for putting such a great event together. I made this video:

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  17. J Lewis

    J Lewis Numb Nuts

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    Loved the iPhone mount on that one. Just hoping the camera was not mounted on your head for those shots...you'd have gotten pretty low on the bike in the dunes.
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  18. DA KLIXTER

    DA KLIXTER Been here awhile

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    It's OK.That was Nick.That's how he rides.
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  19. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    How many turned up? Sad that I missed it... looked like an awesome time!
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  20. nick2ny

    nick2ny Been here awhile

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    I'll have you know the phone mount worked great. :rofl

    The camera was mounted on my chinguard--that way it gives a better view of the controls and a better sensation of speed (IMO, as well as less chance of getting knocked off) than typical helmet-top camera mounts.

    But yes, in the dunes I was in a full tuck and caning the old DR. I'm looking forward to going for a ride on a bike (or sleeping in a bed) that fits one of these days. Does AltRider make bed extensions? I think I'd go for a 12" version.
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