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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    I figure if I head up the coast it's a two day ride and will leave Wednesday.
    Anyone camping? I'm figuring on dragging my gear and finding a campground..........
  2. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Bend or Bust !! :clap
    Update:
    Tuesday Night (Sept 11th) Backyard Tent Camping/BBQ/campfire on my 5 acres near Hood River,
    and the Wed & Thur "Edge of Wilderness DIRT RIDE", and Forest "nowhere" tent camping Wed & Thur nights.
    We are camping stealth, no showers, no frills, and no $, except for gas/food/booze.

    We'll also be riding portions of the NW famous original 1854 "Barlow Road"
    and Central Oregon's "Santiam Wagon Road" from the 1860's :wink: (google them, if you don't know)


    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

    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 3-5 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'll 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
  3. rburkat

    rburkat Been here awhile

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    What was wrong with last years? I was there and it was a blast. Went out with pointman for a bunch of rad rides and then hit some of the rubicon on the 990. It does not get any better than that.

    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/7158098/?s5
    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/7158097/?s5

    What rides did you go on?

    I'll be heading to the Bend on from Vancouver, BC. Thinking about taking some dirt down so if anyone is interested ping me on routes.
  4. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    My plan to hit the road Sept 1. If you can Email me your tracks before then, that would be a huge help.

    PMs are turned off.

    Can't wait.:freaky

    thanks for the help.:clap
  5. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I agree. Those were some fun rides.
  6. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    Thanks AJ for hosting us at your place and keeping us "cats" herded along :D
  7. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Happy! :clap

    I'm "IN" for this!

    So looking forward to this.

    Cyborg, and all you other OC members, I'll see you there!

    Q~
  8. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I'll have them organized for you just before the end of this month.
    I'll send them to Questor also.

    This is a big crew, we'll need at least three groups with the tracks.

    This is gonna be fun :clap:freaky

    You joining us from WetFest South, Ladukebob?
  9. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    AJ, I am going to try to get in on your ride. Sounds like a good time.
  10. Bullskin

    Bullskin Adventurer

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    I registered today, it's official. Apple Jam, Is there any more room in this bikivan from Hood River for a far eastern guy?
  11. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    I'll be joining you guys at your place Tuesday evening and trying to hang on the rest of the trip :clap
  12. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    What? On a 690??????
    I guess, since it's you, Max......:D




    Glad to have you come :freaky

    Load 'em up! :freaky

    Another has PMd me about trying to "hang on".
    We'll let groups sort out speed/experience-wise
  13. soupbone

    soupbone Been here awhile

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    anyone willing to let me tag along? was looking at going. was wondering if i ride over from phoenix can i get some company? any route is cool with me. am set up to camp but am flexible in schedule and accommodations. pm me if possible. willing to buy beverages of your choice along the way.:D
  14. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Sounds Great. As long as we have tracks I'm more than happy to help split into smaller groups to help things move smoother/easier.

    I don't know the area, but I'm pretty good at following a GPS track and willing to help any riders that don't have a GPS or are uncomfortable following it on there own.

    See you all soon.:freaky
  15. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I don't know, man......

    Can we trust a leader from a place called "Mukwonago"?
    (as in.... "muck, wanna go")


    :D


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  16. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    Ya lol AJ, an itty bitty 690. :lol3
    Hopefully I'll have it repaired in time. :-/

    The owner of Cascade Motorsports did offer me an invite. :deal :evil (where I bought the bike)
  17. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    :rofl I'll pack the WINCH, just in case there is any concern...... Does that help????

    Probably not. :freaky
  18. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    Just don't let any mosquito's follow you out here :wink:
  19. Guaglione

    Guaglione Country mice

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    Hey all,

    I'm going to be taking a group up leaving Wednesday morning from Scuderia West in SF. Donnie said he'd throw some coffee and donuts our way:clap

    Plan is to get as far as Burney, CA, on Wednesday. That's just north of Lassen NP. Head up through Napa, past Clearlake, east towards Chico, then into the mountains.
    There is hotel and camping options in Burney.

    Second day we'd head into OR, and hopefully find some good dirt roads to ride on our way to Bend.

    Return trip is open, I'll probably leave in time to get to Yreaka, then finish the trip on Monday.

    If you're interested, let me know, and I'll put a mailing list together.

    Cheers,

    Luca
  20. srad600

    srad600 Been here awhile

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    Yes, that sounds like a plan, put me on the list. Thanks.