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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by WitchCityBallabio, Jan 1, 2014.
I'm having withdrawals! I'm so ready to do the COBDR in June...
You guys must lick your bikes all winter....
Mooney, that photo of yours is what should be in every Guzzi sales pamphlet. Awesome!
If I had been thinking, I would have un assed the bike to have it in the foreground. This pic is my favorite of all time. Top of the Shafer Switchbacks, White rim road, Canyonlands UT, doing the UTBDR.
I must admit with almost 5,000 miles now, my new one wasn't even in a rain until this one came along with hail, last weekend, but bike was parked.
When I got out was just ice on the seat and the rainbow.
Whatever gravel roads I ride look like this
so it hasn't seen any "real" dirt riding.
Could you share the link to your trip report again please, I remember reading it but now can't find it again. Many told me I can't make it all the way on that trail with a Stelvio because some nasty deep sand places.
Sand isn't that huge, the "deep silt" on stage two or three really sucked though! Talcum powder, axle deep. Doable, but slow going. I found the AZBDR "rock adventures" as hard as anything on the UTBDR, although Lockhart Basin is pretty hard. There is a bypass though. Here is the link to the IDBDR, http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/idbdr-on-a-2016-moto-guzzi-stelvio-ntx.1177578/ and the AZBDR, http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...rged-threadfest.113158/page-866#post-29469477 I can't find the UTBDR except for a couple of one liners. I can't even find my ride report on the 990. I may have posted the ride report on another forum.....
I like your choice of GPS. I just picked up a Montana a couple months ago.
Drac, you want to get out to the middle of the country, I'm doing the COBDR sometime this year. I was hoping for late June, but the snow pack may prevent that, and push it until late summer, to miss the "monsoon" season.
Of course you being from the East Coast and not familiar with large hills, perhaps you'd be interested in the NMBDR...I'd be down for that as well. Plenty of room left on the panniers for a couple more BDR badges!
My bad, not really half way from N. Carolina. 29 hours from Raleigh to Four corners. Nice thing is you won't get lost! I 40 all the way, and you could see the "Worlds largest ball of twine"! Seriously, that right there...
If you mean slow going, like paddle walking, I know can only use throttle and standing on pegs balance, else I'd have to bail on such stuff.
I have a friend who did some of it on a DRZ, with few others, here is his rr
Edit: that was parts of TAT he did actually.
I have done rides cross country several times but usually take longer ( I mean considering rest time). If I hype myself to not be lazy can certainly cover 800 mile/day, maybe a bit more. But my mood has evolved somewhat over years from blitzkrieg trips.. I do like to enjoy my time travelling, stop more to take it all in, and also rest longer some days. This does sound interesting.
It's been working great for few years now. I have the lifetime maps upgrade too.
Yeah, it's "duck" walking for sure. The terrain below the silt is often unpredictable. It's not that long, maybe a mile? Not able to get "on top" like sand though...
Not sure if I already posted this here, Lucifer in action:
I suspect I should know what "RCR" is, but it escapes me... On another note, I really like that color on the NTX!
It's in Lexington, NC. http://www.rcrracing.com/
I too really like the warm, golden color, and it has gotten many compliments, the Guzzi emblem goes well on that. HDR photo effects also enhance it, though that's thanks to the camera's ability not any of my editing skills as I do not edit the photos. Here are few more.
This is the picture they should have used in the brochure for the Stelvio....
Andrea Livio on the Stelvio to Stelvio rtw trip....