Moab RALLY Madness, Moab, Utah, April 6 - 14, 2018

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  1. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Old, Bold, Still Riding

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    Moab RALLY Madness, Moab, Utah, April 6 - 14, 2018


    Next Spring, April 6th to April 14th, 2018, we are going to be having a gathering of Honda RALLY riders in Moab, Utah.

    (reality) ANYONE can attend, any bikes, any brands, blah blah blah.

    We are planning this almost 10 months in advance, so that riders from all over North America and beyond can plan, make arrangements, and attend this FUN riding event.
    It would not be inconceivable to have riders from as far away as New York, Florida, California, British Columbia, etc attend this riding event. While we are focusing on riders of the new 2017 Honda CRF250-RALLY, we are very welcoming of ALL riders of ALL makes & models.

    The premise of this gathering is to get as many riders with the new 2017 Honda CRF250-RALLY riders as we can to SEE - FEEL - RIDE - and Enjoy all the wonders that Moab, Utah has to offer. :-)

    The location for riders that have an RV, a Trailer, a Camper, or even a Tent, and you want facilities to go along with that rig, is that we will be meeting at the Archview RV Campgrounds, which is 9 miles north of Moab, Utah, on the East side of Hwy 191.

    If anyone wants to DRY camp, there is very good BLM land easily accessible within 2 miles of the Archview RV Campgrounds, just off Willow Springs Rd, also on the East side of Hwy 191, just north of the Archview RV Campgrounds location.

    The Archview RV Campgrounds also have different CABINS for rent, from basic Cabins, to Deluxe Cabins, to Luxury Cabins. They have a gas station on site, and a mini-convenience store too.

    Excellent bathrooms, large, clean, and lots of hot water for showers. :-)

    The adjoining BLM land is excellent for large groups to gather, set up a roaring bon-fire, and circle the wagons (RVs)

    The vast majority of all riding can be done directly from these camping/RV locations.

    It is easy to spend a week to 10 days riding all the trails outside of Moab, Utah, and never have to ht the same trails twice.

    THIS is the spot to discuss all things about this gathering. Let's fill these pages with questions and answers, suggestions and tips, so we can get as many RALLY riders (and their friends that have other bikes) to attend this fun event.

    This event is hosted by all of YOU that attend, for the benefit of all of YOU that attend. There is NO entry FEE at all. Each rider here will pay for their own expenses, such as food and lodging, gas and NP entry fees. That is up to the individual.

    This thread is simply here to facilitate the gathering of information, the organization of information, so that riders can show up and know they will be meeting other riders, and not be alone.

    We will "try" to arrange well in advance that anyone that chooses to stay at the Archview RV Campgrounds receives a discount on their rates, for the time frame we will be there, which is April 6th - April 14th, 2018.

    Coordinating with all the DRY campers that will be on the BLM land within 2 miles of the groups at the Archview RV Campground, we will have groups of riders going out on daily trail rides, and all the riders will need to voluntarily be honest about their riding skill level, as we will have 3 to 4 different skill level groups, riding different skill level trails each day.

    Anyone that is remotely familiar with the trails system surrounding Moab, Utah, knows that there are several dozen different trails, and each one has a different level of difficulty, from the extremely easy/peasy cow-trailing rides to the radically difficult extreme hard-core rides.

    This is the beginning of this organization for this event. Over the next several months we hope to be hearing from riders that can offer personal medical response while ON the trails, if that situation arises, as well as riders that may be willing to set up a evening BBQ or chow table.

    It will all come together. We have almost 10 months to hear from anyone interested in attending this FUN riding event.

    We do need to say, if you are not a daily rider, not interested in the trails, and just want to sit around camp and read, while others are out riding each day, this may not be the event for you. The scenery around Moab is beautiful, but we each have our own opinions as to what makes up something beautiful to look at. We expect that the vast majority of riders will actually be out there, riding the trails every day. But as we know, riding for several days can take its' toll, and there are times that a rider wants to take a day off, and rest their bones. Moab, the town, is 9 miles down the road, and has every service available that any of us could need.

    For those that want to bring family along, this WILL be a family friendly event. We welcome ALL members of the family, but ask that if you "just have" to bring a dog along, please abide by the rules of common sense and logic. Not all people are into dogs, and we ask that you respect that.

    There are several National Parks immediately within this area, including the Archlands National Park that we will be adjacent to, and can access via back trails.

    ASK your questions. We are here to help, be open and honest, and hope to see a LOT of riders attend this event.
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  2. RowBust

    RowBust Been here awhile

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    I'd love to go, trouble is it's on the other side of the pond called the Pacific Ocean, hope it's a great success
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  3. choclabs

    choclabs Adventurer

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    Excellent leadership initiative based on well rounded experience produces concise, pertinent and well communicated objectives. Your all inclusive approach is commendable. One little suggestion for your consideration, perhaps since there is so very little difference between CRF250L and the Rally version, it is my suggestion that you actively post and reach out to those specific machine owners/riders also. Maybe reaching out to those vendor websites that have initiated CRF250L specific after market mods and products? There is so much overlap in architecture and a couple years more riders that your target audience should expand if you choose to follow this path. It is probable that the Rally owners would all benefit from the cross -pollenation of information based on the extra time that bike has been ridden?

    Maybe by next year I too would have one of these machines and be able to attend. I hope that all of the inmates line up to assist you with making this event happen, because as you currently describe your goals, it would be a very fun experience.
    Best of Wishes!
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  4. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Old, Bold, Still Riding

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    choclabs, excellent idea, and I will post the link to this thread over at the Honda CRF250-L threads. I agree with what you said, and appreciate the ideas.

    Even though YOU may not have a RALLY yet, bring whatever bike you have, and explore Moab :-)
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  5. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    I'll start priming Mrs litre for an airstream adventure trip to camp in Utah!
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  6. choclabs

    choclabs Adventurer

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    HH,
    I already felt invited, but thank you. I last rode my 1972 Honda CB750 sometime around 1979. In August of 1975 I completed a 6,300 mile round trip of Western USA. It was my personal version of an old School TV show called, Then Came Bronson, in which Michael Parks rode around the US camping out and doing good deeds each week.

    As many elder people do, I have been re-living some of my youthful adventures and memories. Once I found this website I began lurking trying to define what specific Adventure bike that I and my wife might enjoy riding. Then I began simultaneously spending much time reading about RTW riders journeys, again focusing on machine type and strengths vs. weakness tradeoff decisions.

    Occasionally I would post somewhat less than thread specific comments on this forum with the intent of helping any who thought them worth reading. Your vast time spent on many different motorcycles has offered me encouragement to believe that a less than overpowered dual purpose and off road oriented bike might be worthy of my less than up to date riding skillset combined with my less than athletic post middle aged physique, to be considered as a possible new passtime.

    So a tip of the hat to your mentorship. And again, it is my experience in life that a group think project without a take charge member included, usually produces much discussion without much relevant progress or action being made. In an imaginary reality, my wife would have a CRF250L and I a Rally version with some time developing riding skills so that we could attend and enjoy the rally. Perhaps, but not likely by 2018.

    I wish you the best going forward with this project and that several other riders will pitch in with their time and creative efforts to help you get this Big Red Adventure (+ other machines included) event kicked off!
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  7. mapuda

    mapuda Crash Tested

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  8. r'elise me

    r'elise me Been here awhile

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    Going to see if this fits into my son's school schedule. He needs a Moab adventure.
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  9. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    I need a Moab ADVenture!!!!
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  10. socially stunted

    socially stunted Mind astray

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  11. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    I could be down with this. Would an orange bike that is larger than a 250 be acceptable.
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  12. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Old, Bold, Still Riding

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    Everyone is welcomed....yes...even a KTM :jack

    Moab is a great place to ride and enjoy the company of other riders.
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  13. everready

    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    Is anyone from around the N.E. Ohio area going to this? I would really like to go but spending 6 days driving doesn't sound like fun.
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  14. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Cool, thanks. I know Moab fairly well as I've done it in Jeeps a couple times, but never on 2 (motorized) wheels. I'll keep checking back...
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  15. A2riderdood

    A2riderdood n00b

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    New here and looking for an event to occupy my daydreaming for the next few months. This could be perfect. I would be riding out from Michigan on something tiny and love to do the easy/peasy beginner rides, and I'll see how things shake up here until then. Sounds awesome.
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  16. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

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    Anyone from Ontario going to this or wants to go?

    I have a station wagon and a trailer for two to three bikes. I'd like to either join someone and share the travel cost or have someone join me. On me if interested. I'm in Toronto.

    I've driven to Moab before. I'd like to do it in 2 days each way.
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  17. everready

    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    I'm in northeastern Ohio right of off 80 and 271. I would love to tag along. I have a car and trailer but no cruise control. Short 3-4 hour trips are ok, two days with no CC would suck.
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  18. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

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    We will just put a brick on the gas pedal. Problem solved ;)

    Pm me you phone number,... let's chat.
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  19. Jbrjbr21

    Jbrjbr21 Been here awhile

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    Put the hammer down!
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  20. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    I'm thinking about going PM me if you want to meet up some time.
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