KTM 9th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally

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

  1. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I'm up for camping too, but not knowing the area, local rider info would be of great help.

    In years past it was nice to be close to the event as to have a place to hang out and socialize. I prefer not to have to hop on a bike after a beer and meal to ride back 10 miles to camp next to a freeway. A nice place that we can keep our gear safe as we venture off is a big plus too.

    Probably be best to get some campgrounds sorted now and reserved so they don't fill up to fast.

    Any local riders willing to help with the leg work?
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  2. Harold Waikiki

    Harold Waikiki oldfatdumbbrokeoutofshape

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    my special lady friend will be staying at the camp site. she will watch all our stuff, brandishing a shot gun, while we are out tearing it up. she just wants somewhere to stay away from all the noise etc. local knowledge would be good. i will probably get there several days early to set up camp and RIDE! i don't want to camp at an ATV unload area. noisy and rowdy. been there, done that east of Bend.
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  3. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Absofrickinlutely !!.....if we can....


    Local "Wachs" (Giant Loop) PM'd. We'll find something good, I'll make sure.
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  4. CharlieFox

    CharlieFox Been here awhile

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    Registration complete. I'm in and coming from SLC.

    I am also interested in camping.
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  5. Deuce

    Deuce Crazy Canuck

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    There is a real nice State campground just on the north side of Bend. You can rent a yurt for $29/day. Sleeps 3 with lots of room for gear etc. :1drink tenting is $19.
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  6. Mooney 78865

    Mooney 78865 Been here awhile

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    My wife "nothing says I love you like a pistol grip shotgun" Gotta love 'em! :clap
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  7. Mooney 78865

    Mooney 78865 Been here awhile

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    Is it September yet???????
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  8. billbart

    billbart Just this guy

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    Hi Everyone, I am signed up and planning to attend. I am bringing my truck with a camper and would definitely like to know where there is a good camping spot near the rally. It would be fun to have a small bunch of us Adv Riders camping together so we can have our social event away from the event. I would be happy to stash some of the bike-in folk's gear in my camper while we are out riding. Hopefully some Bend locals will help us with some camping guidance. I look forward to meeting some of you at this fine event.
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  9. nvdesertrat

    nvdesertrat Nevada Desert Rat

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    Im in for sure!!!! Im not really a fast rider but would like to put together a group to ride up with out of Northern Nevada.
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  10. Harold Waikiki

    Harold Waikiki oldfatdumbbrokeoutofshape

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    maybe i could ride back with you to NV and have my special lady friend follow in the camping vehicle extravaganza.
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  11. j.king

    j.king Adventurer

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    I'm in. Registered.
    Will be heading there from South Bay (San Jose, CA) and will have a camping stop in Brookings Oregon on the way for anyone who wants to tag along. Will also have the chance to use a tire changer in Brookings for anyone who wants to switch to knobbier tires along the way.

    Cheers
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  12. rsamaha

    rsamaha Wannabe Adventurer

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    In!!!, and would love to join the group ride. Keep me posted on that.
    Can't wait.
    rsamaha
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  13. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    This working for a living bullshit has kept me away for the last couple years but not this time, registration is done! Kenny and other Western Canucks are you riding down, is there a group going, room for one more? Definiteley in for camping too, the more rustic the better.
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  14. 4corners14

    4corners14 Been here awhile

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    Three of us, myself, my long time riding buddy and my new bro-in-law (currently searching for a used 990) are spending 3 weeks in Alaska in July, if I can convince my bride that it really should be ok to spend all my vacation time this year on bikes (without her) then we'll be coming down as well. I always liked the Bend area. It would be great to explore it in the dirt. Does anyone know if there is a limit to the number that can register?
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  15. BillyD

    BillyD Been here awhile

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    I'm going just to watch Cyborg do his lawn dart imitation...
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  16. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    It didn't seem like it on the website, there was a price difference though for early registration.
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  17. EdGear

    EdGear Edventurer

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    I'm in
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  18. killurtv

    killurtv free range moron

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    I am in for this one too!!! I will be riding my 07 990 all the way there and back, ah lets see, yah, the entire 10 miles from my house.:lol3 As far as camping goes, the Rally is in an area surrounded by National Forest land, so you can just pick a road and rough it. Personally I would not be ok leaving my stuff there all day though. The nearest and best sites will be up in the cascades, about 10-15 miles from the Rally site. At this time of year reservations should not be needed. but maybe better safe than sorry.Elk Lake Resort (www.elklakeresort.net) is a nice place, they have group sites where all the Orange hooligans can converge. There is a restaurant, hiking trails, boat rental and swimming. One of the big pluses of going high in the mountains in the evening is the sleeping temps are ideal, the drinking temps are pretty good too.
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  19. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    Drinking temps are key to a good time. How treed are these places, can I rock a hammock no worries? I assume it's just like home in that regard.
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  20. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    The invite reads that the hotel recommended is Mt. Bachelor Village Resort.

    Anyone know how this all works? Is Mt. Bachelor Village Resort considered base for the entire rally? Or is it going to be set up somewhere else and the hotel is a recommended location within town. Where are the meals set up? As far as the various rides and events... do they list it on an itinerary after you sign up?

    This would be my first KTM Rally, so not sure how /where they organize the day's pre and post events.

    I know Bend somewhat, and it's pretty spread out. Where to camp is going to depend on where KTM is setting everything up. Weather starts to get spotty in September too.

    I'm thinking about trailering my bike from Southern Cal up to around Shasta/ Redding area, then staging my cage for the return. Can anyone recommend a safe spot for cage with bumper rack for about 5-7 days?

    Anyone interested in meeting up in Shasta and then fireroading over to Klamath Falls via Lava Lakes byway, then heading up to Crater Lake. And then fireroading through Diamond Lake, Windigo Pass, Summit Lake, Crescent Lake, Crane Lake, Sunriver along the Deschutes river all on dirt to Century Drive and 7 miles pavement in to Bend?
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