Roaming Rally 2012

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Deadly99, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Join the club. Being an Engineer I had to go through school doing all the problems in metric and with obscure English units.
  2. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    We hit the 110 max riders point today!:freaky:ricky:kumbaya:ricky:beer

    So, if you are on the list and are not attending, or know someone that is, it would be appreciated if you could please send my a PM so we can make room for others.

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  3. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Got out and pre rode the morningof day one of the route. Should be a nice easy warm up, half paved half gravel/sandy roads. 2 hours at speed, 3 for slower folks. 140 km's approx from campsite to fuel (account for fuel to get to the campsite).

    Nice healthy breakfast while the weather warmed up outside.


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    Glad we pre rode it as this road was on the original gps file...would be a bit much after or during some rain :nod

    We routed around it :thumb

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    Break in the sun. Wasn't the warmest day but felt good to be out finalizing the route.



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    Some fun twisty narrow roads. Drift10 lives in this area and created the route for this morning of the ride..THANKS :deal


    Frank made the trek from 500 km's away to join us today...good riding with ya again :freaky


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    A solid gps file was made, next up is a sick day this week (hopefully) to ride track 1b (Friday afternoon of the rally and it promises to make up for the mellow start to the ride :wink: )

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  4. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    $34 is a 'small' fee .... no booze, no food, no camping, no gas ........ ??

    I figured a 5 spot was small :deal

    If you want one of my cheques be prepared to play basektball with it ... it'lll bounce like Flubber :eek1
  5. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Bike looks great Ted. :clap

    Can't wait to get on the road.
  6. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Think about how much it cost you to gas up your car last week.

    $34 ain't much. Hell, that don't even fill up my bike. Been hitting fifty bucks with that thing. :bluduh
  7. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Pre riding tomorrow :clap
  8. Astatine

    Astatine Adventurer

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    My wife fills up her scooter for $2. I left her a toonie in her under-seat box in case she doesn't have her wallet. :D
  9. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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  10. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    I'm just pulling Ted's leg is all .... no harm intended :freaky

    $50 ... ouch!

    Worst I had was with the KTM with the Safari tank out in Labrador two years ago. Hit $39, good thing I sold it for the Dakar's 60mpg :wink:
  11. gsstampeder

    gsstampeder Long timer

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    I for one have no problem giving $34 to help bring in a Dakar celeb....and even help buy a few logs for the fire. I'm signed up and paid up and glad for the chance.

    And I'm also grateful to those who have donated their time and energy to organize this.

    What I don't understand is why, if someone has a beef about any of this, they don't use the pm to express their thoughts.

    And on that note.....
    Hey Ronzo..... check your pm's!
  12. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    What's this crap? Neduro can probably give $34 in advice before saying "hello." Beyond that, there are hundreds of hours involved in route planning, telephone time, and the rest. Eleven and a quarter a day will buy a hamburger and a soda at a diner. The GravelTravel crew has put together a class event. I've never paid a penny on their site, but have gleaned a mass of valuable information from it.

    Flying to Chile and seeing the Dakar is a whole lot more expensive than this. The sole North American finisher of that race will be in our company. I'm bringing my son's riding pants and a Sharpie in hopes Ned can find the time to sign them. That'll be worth the price there.

    If you want to ride for free, there are plenty of places to go. PM me, I'll send you some routes. They will all go through -- as do the Canadian ones.
  13. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    well,,,, that went well...:huh
  14. adiablolex

    adiablolex Lost again

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    seriously man how's this a paid ride? The money is donated to bring Ned in so he can share his Dakar experience with us mortals- this was already agreed amongst all that paid.

    As far as Ted getting rich and famous over this deal.......:lol3.......really dood, give your head a shake


    ...speaking of which I'm gonna make my donation soon, I think I'm the only one on the list that hasn't paid yet
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  15. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    I don't have a dog in this fight, but that was more or less my take on it, too.

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  16. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    Well I have never met Ted but on a few ocations we have exchanged emails. From what I can gather he is a stand up guy and I have paid for the honor of riding the roaming rally and seeing Ned. I have also paid in advance for the book and I can't even read to good :deal( bought it for the pics)I have helped out in other ways as much as I could, Why you ask? well because of the TCAT and the fawk ton of hours, money, blood, sweat and tears that must have gone into this. The best part.... for FREE:deal. Now I know that there is another trail in the USA that you have to buy maps for and it is a no no to give them away for free via internet.:deal

    SO tho the people who helped put this together (RR, TCAT) thanks for your time and anything I can do to help please ask

    PS first $34 case of beer is on me ( hope there are less the 23 people who helped) :freaky
  17. gsstampeder

    gsstampeder Long timer

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    Steponit, you raise a very valid point....how are we getting beer to the campsites? Has this been covered? I know carrying a two-four on the back of my bike ain't gonna be easy - especially if 23 of them are already spoken for.

    I'm gonna need some help!

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  18. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Beer..a buddy is driving my truck and there should be a couple of other trucks driving from camp site to camp site (spouses of a couple of riders). One of the kind folks will likely be taking orders for pints. Last year it was a cash only don't ask for change..aka no iou's. First night your on your own....duct tape works :1drink
  19. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    YA my girlfriend is coming and has a minivan and trailer so I am sure I could fit a few cases in there even if I have to leave the kids at the side of the road. Beer makes babies and there is always more beer.:deal
    And just maybe a keg is the way to go.... but... how can I ask for money to pay for it without getting in trouble :deal. Don't want to start a business in the wrong thread. :eek1
  20. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    Which is unfortunate coming from two pillars of the riding community... this statement is not for discussion...pls