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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Kootenai Rider, Jan 24, 2013.
No online verision...Gotta be there to get your route sheet!
anyone want to carpool over there from north of HW2? I'm thinking about running the 100.
Chris there is a few of us going from over at bellinghamdual sport and also i know willy and a few others are also going over from thumpertalk... its hard to get a good groupe together and find each other. becuase of no cell phone coverage. however. if u want to u can join us for the convoy over. we are leaving 6 amish friday from skagit/whatcome area. i got a fulll load over there. how ever one guy is in the air. so if he drops out i will call ya
Is there an approx distance for the dual sport? Thinking of doing it this year to try out the roads less traveled. Not sure if I should put the bigger tank on my EXC for it though.
when i did it last year, i put 160 miles on my bike. it was one lap of the poke run, one lap of the DS "A" loop and one lap of the DS "B" loop. I think the poker run was 25-30 miles, but i could be wrong. the loops are, or at least were, designed to put you back at camp after each lap.
Is the poker run/DS route usually off-road ( as in across the desert ) or just dirt roads like farming roads?
A combination of ranchland and then highway to other offroad areas. some sections might be described as dirt road, some pavement connecting sites, but most of the miles were on trails over ranchland or equivalent.
I am planning to head over for the Poker run from Woodinville-Monroe area.
One tip, be sure to have your act together and get an early start. A late start may mean not getting in the lunch stop or the latter sections of the DS run. Section of courses do close at a certain time. Your trip time depends on the number of rest stops, mishaps, site seeing the carnage, or the speed of the group you are running with.
Is anyone with room for an extra bike leaving from or passing through Seattle on their way to Odessa?
Heading there tomorrow afternoon.
Hey.... someone has to go layout course and build some bridges.
Departing from Woodinville-Monroe area for the Saturday ride. 1 open bike slot on the trailer towed by a 4dr jeep.
Edit: Will leave Friday night and tent it or sleep in the jeep (less work). Will return most likely Sunday morning but maybe Saturday night. TBD. Also headed out for the Fringe Poker Run this Friday or Sat AM 0 dark 30, also 1 open spot on the trailer. This edit gets the right event logistics straight .
This might be a stupid question but where is the camping area and race HQ? I've been all over Stumpjumpers' website and it only says Odessa.
It's near Odessa but not in Odessa. Is it north, south, east, or west of town? Highway 28? Highway 21? Cemetary Rd? Duck Lake Rd? King Ranch Rd? Hopp Rd? Lakeview Ranch Rd?
Near the intersection of Irby road and the Highway west of Odessa, about 8 miles ~
Thinking of riding the DR from Ellensburg and then doing the dual sport ride on Saturday, watching Sunday. Is this a bad idea?
It's a bad plan. You should do the race on Sunday instead of watching. . What could possibly go wrong?
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"It's a bad plan. You should do the race on Sunday instead of watching. . What could possibly go wrong?"
Ha Ha Ya i've heard some war stories from previous years that make it a bad idea to think you will ride your bike home after you have finished the race.
This truly is my first year attending and everyone has bailed in my group so I decided to roll solo to the D100. Im experienced as a rider but just don't want to really have to give it a go alone for the first one and find out i am as bad as everyone tells me I am. Any thoughts?
If you are riding to Odessa and back, I prolly wouldn't do the race. Take your time for the race and the bike will survive fine, but you'll be wooped which will suck and probably not the safest of rides home.
We still have a few spaces open for our special Friday training events.
If your an experienced rider looking to improve your skills check out our level 3.
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Signing up for our courses get's you early entry on Thursday afternoon.
Will you cover lane splitting, madaddy?
Glad to see all the interest here!
After scanning through this thread I will try briefly answer many of the questions I am seeing posted.
The race site is located 7.1 miles west of Odessa at the intersection of Hwy 28 & Irby Rd. The entrance is off Irby Rd.
There is a separate 'dual sport' camping area onsite designed for the hardcore guys that are riding to/from the event. No boxes allowed in this particular area.
The Dual Sport poker run on Saturday will travel on portions of the race course (the easier sections), gravel roads, back roads, all the way into Wilson Creek for some more off road travel and also some other off road travel...both single track and two-track type stuff. It also takes you into Odessa where you can top off your fuel at the gas station and one of the checkpoints is the Rocky Coulee Brewery where the first 100 guys to sign up get a coupon for lunch (sponsored by KTM of Gresham). Poker run prizes are awarded at 3:30 at the stage.
For the guys that want to enter the ADV class for the race: The ADV class is a one-lap class (50 miles). The course is rough and in some spots technical. It will not be easy on a big bike...but it is definitely doable and when you finish it will definitely be a 'notch in your belt'.
RideWest BMW in Seattle is coordinating a semi to haul bikes over and back...contact them for more info.
Trials tires: I personally would not run them there. To avoid pinch flats you would would have to air them up to the point that it defeats their purpose of flexing and grabbing the terrain. If you are a smooth rider that is not going to be pounding the terrain then they would probably be okay, but a knobby of some sort with an UHD tube is your safest bet.
Conditioning: Core and legs. Stairmaster and squats. You will want to stand as much as possible.
We have eliminated the sketchy section between the RR tracks and the creek that causes problems for some riders and creates a bottleneck backup. Oh wait, that is only for race day . That sketchy section will be part of the Ironman Poker Run, but not the Dual Sport Poker Run.
If you ride the race on Sunday you will get to ride a whole lot of sweet miles that are not part of any of the poker runs.
You will have a blast! Did I miss anything?
Edit: While much of the race course is rough and has some gnarly whoops, the smart riders stay off to the sides out of the main lines that do not get as much traffic. Much smoother!
How "ironman" is the ironman poker run??
Can anyone compare it to the Dual Sport poker run?