KTM 9th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Don Lemelin, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Mooney 78865

    Mooney 78865 Been here awhile

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    Damn! Folks are coming from all over!
  2. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Do you need to sign up before the rally for test rides? Or can we do this once we get there
  3. RMRichar

    RMRichar Quidditch Captain

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    I'll never miss a chance to go to 10 Barrel Brewery :D
  4. nvdesertrat

    nvdesertrat Nevada Desert Rat

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    Day 1 Fernley NV to Lakeview OR
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    Day 2 Lakeview OR to Bend OR
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    I want to Leave out Wed morning arriving Thursday afternoon.
  5. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    I'm planning on doing this but can't leave Reno before Thursday afternoon.
    Probably slab it to Medicine Lake or Kalamath Thursday night.
    May camp or motel :dunno
  6. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    I'll be leaving Saturday or Sunday arriving at Hood River by Tuesday for the Great Apple Trail to Bend :clap
  7. TCal

    TCal DeathGRIP

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    You cats riding up from the LA area? I'm planning on heading out Wednesday morning, possibly Tuesday night to get some slab covered. I've gotta be back by Monday night, I can haul it home solo if thats too fast. Lemme know.
  8. EdGear

    EdGear Edventurer

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    There are several current and past fires in California, Oregon and Nevada that may get in the way of your route planning.

    You can go to:
    http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/index.php# click on incident
    http://inciweb.org and search by incident name if you know it, or by state.
    http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_current

    A partial list of closures, check the areas you want to ride through. These block some of th eroutes I was looking into.

    The "Reading" fire has closures of all off road north of Lassen Nat Park to Old Station

    The "Chips" Fire has closures from the Sierra crest to Lake Almanor north of hwy 70.

    The "Rush" Fire is in north east CA, east of 395 and may block routes coming from NV.
  9. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    The LIST is getting bigger....

    The "IN" list........

    1) Apple Jam
    2) Grinns
    3) CJRacer
    4) mdfehrmann
    5) Ladukebob
    6) Cyclops Motorsports
    7) Konflict Motorsports
    8) hvman
    9) cyborg
    10) CharlieFox
    11) Nut Clutch
    12) moto-treks
    13) idc22
    14) jalal
    15) Sapling
    16) offworlder
    17) Questor
    18) Maxaccelleration
    19) Bullskin
    20) catalina38
    21) mcnaughb
    22) Airlock
    23) Mud Bucket
    24) MB's bud Claude
    25) MB's bud Jack
    26) MB's bud Mark

    I'll PM you all with directions/address a couple of weeks before.
    (let me know if I got syntax wrong on your screen names, so PMs will be easy for me)

    I think this large group (and more!) will be manageable enough, I know my route well,
    and will have tried & true actual GPS (GPX/Garmin) tracks.
    I think we'll likely split into 5 or so groups, with a leader for each,
    ...to keep the caravan (bikavan?) moving more efficiently.


    We'll get to the KTM Rally Thursday Evening when Registration starts.
    I have a VERY close-by forest dispersed campspot picked out,
    ...so we can get back there early-ish Friday morning :1drink


    Oh yeah.....

    WetFest is the weekend before, and several of us plan to leave from Wenatchee on Sunday.
    We'll take portions of the WABDR down to Hood River,
    then get to my place early Tuesday evening for a relaxing BBQ and a campfire.
    ...Then We'll leave Wednesday morning for the dirty two-day trip to Bend :clap
  10. CharlieFox

    CharlieFox Been here awhile

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    AppleJam:

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to make it to this years rally :cry.
  11. rburkat

    rburkat Been here awhile

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    Any one hitting the WABDR down from the canadian border down to hood river? My schedule is pretty open and I was thinking of riding that down the week prior. Maybe if I could join this pow wow in hood river too if that's ok?

    Radek
  12. RMRichar

    RMRichar Quidditch Captain

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    Aw, too bad. I'm still looking for anyone riding from SLC. Planning on leaving the Tuesday before the rally to take an interesting route.
  13. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    I might be down for that, but meeting you in the I 90 area?
  14. BlockPass

    BlockPass Been here awhile

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    I was thinking the same - meet up in Ellensburg? What day do you think you would be at this point?
  15. catalina38

    catalina38 Long timer

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    Throwing on a new set of tires and final packing this weekend:clap:clap
    Can't wait to hit the road:D
  16. SE Steve

    SE Steve Super Noob

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    Soup bone and I are meeting Tuesday in Ontario, CA around 10:00-10:30. Our plan is to slab it up to San Francisco. Tentative route is 10 to 210 to 134 to 101 up to salinas cut over to hwy 1 to Santa Cruz. Spend the night there. Get up early and take hwy 1 up to San Francisco be at Suderia before they leave. If anyone wants to join up with us send me a pm. :clap
  17. grinns

    grinns Semper Fi

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    I am probably riding down after wet fest from lake wenatchee. On a blue 990 so if you see me yell!
  18. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    I can't make it but pre-registered a looong time ago. I wonder if there's a way for someone else to take my spot? I'm not worried about the $$ I wrote it off long ago, if someone can figure out if/how PM me. Pay it forward!
  19. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    My spot is gone to Hootowl, enjoy it Richard.
  20. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Sorry, Charlie... & TN too, :cry
    We'll hoist one fo' yous !! :freaky

    Why, SURE !!
    On the list, and PM coming....

    WetFest will be at the edge of Wenatchee (the town, not the lake),
    Wenatchee is pretty much in the CENTER of Washington.

    I'll be leaving there Sunday about noon, to head down South on the parts of the WABDR., camping Sunday and Monday nights on the trail.
    Will be back at my place Tuesday afternoon.