KTM 9th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally

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

  1. rburkat

    rburkat Been here awhile

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    Great video Matt. I love the part at 5:00 when we took a wrong turn and climbed up that dead end hill, but then decided to just drop back in down some goat trail.

    That second day single track was so epic too. Fast and smooth.
  2. max2

    max2 Been here awhile

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    Awesome video and pictures....Thanks!!
  3. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    :clap:clap:clap Man that puts the speed in perspective...

    Great last photo of Bartek as well!
  4. kurtw

    kurtw Child of the Wind

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    So much goodness in this thread!
    It's great to see that everyone had such a good time exploring the area!
  5. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    Great video, BigWan. Looking forward to next year already.
  6. Xtremjeepn

    Xtremjeepn Motorhead!

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    Thanks guys! Lots of fun riding with many of you again!:clap


    .....I'm still working my way home:lol3

    Did 510 mile of "The Loneliest Highway in America" (US50) yesterday. Spent many many hours by myself on that road. KTM seemed to tolerate several loooooooooooong 7,000RPM stretches ( I'll let you figure out how fast that was:lol3)


    Already did 270 miles this morning and have another 260 to go to get home! Think I will end up right around 4k miles for this trip:wink:
  7. TCal

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    Cole, nice to meet you man. Good luck finding shit to eat the whole way back. Lemme know when you come to pick up the KLRs in LA, and we can hit some trails in So Cal.

    Todd
  8. zeegman

    zeegman Been here awhile

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    Hey Big Wan,

    it was great to see you and Bartek and Radek again.
    Thanks for the cool video - you guys rock the mighty 990/950!
    Maybe you and Radek should consider entering into the Olympics in the synchronized KTM Adventure jumping event!

    Thanks to KTM and Giant Loop guys for making it a super weekend.

    Mike Z
  9. ramjet

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    Great pics/vids. Must be more-especially where I'm in? I forgot my freakin' camera! :cry
  10. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    Here are some shots from our trip to the 2012 KTM Adventure Rider's Rally.

    Day one quest to find some dirt...
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    Camping near Medicine Lake
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    Found Oregon, now looking for fuel and more dirt...
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    After reaching Bend (and acquiring some more supplies for the first-time bike campers) we decide to take in some training. Er, at least Richard did. Here Jimmy is teaching Richard where's a good spot to stop and send a text message (while Richard is busy setting his rear wheel parking brake)...
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    Day 2, we hunt for some trails (after having some GPS route issues). Richard's now feeling a little better about his parking brake skills.
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    And when ADV Riders stop to check out the scenery, you have to get your bike in the photo somehow or the picture's worthless... :lol3
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    Then we made it to the top of some hill to catch some more photos (and play in the dust).
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    Chip (Overdebars) checks out the view to the southwest...
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    Day 3 and we (most of us) survived the free drink ordeal at the KTM dinner. Ribs and tri-tip, and beer... Then off to Crater Lake
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    Then stopped for another night in the woods on our way to the coast.
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    Steve (StevefrmGV) checks out some fishing spots...
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    And we figure out where we were...
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    Chip enjoying the dust.
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    And we finally found the coast.
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    After some great seafood, we take some more photos before finding a place to camp...

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    Well... we thought about camping, but instead decided to find a shower and a warm bed.
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    Last photo before leaving the coast and b-lining it for home (and work).
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  11. FROG950SE

    FROG950SE n00b

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    There will be next year !!!!! and I will be there .....
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  12. FROG950SE

    FROG950SE n00b

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    I would like to thank you for the kick ass ride on the Friday with all the riders involve i had a blast !!!! and will be there next year !!! Beer is the best reward after a great day riding !!!
  13. spencergt66

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  14. Mindfire

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  15. SE Steve

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  16. SE Steve

    SE Steve Super Noob

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    Great time hope to see everyone next year. :clap
  17. max2

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    Looks like you had a blast...Sorry I missed it.
  18. KTMADV

    KTMADV Hammer Down

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    That house looks like it up by red rock. My friend Clay lives past red rock fire station.
    We ride ktm 950 and 990.
  19. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    You guys need to come back. A lot less dust around now...

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    From yesterday :)
  20. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    That looks great.


    Some pics from our Rally ride.

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    Hope to see you all next year. :freaky