Roaming Rally 2013

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Deadly99, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    What? The part about it being completely toast?:lol3

    And yes, best of the holidays to all
  2. loph917

    loph917 Beard Bros Racing

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    you don't mean that lavender front tire do you?







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  3. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    I remember seeing that list too, it mentioned bike must be in good repair, have DOT tires, carry a tow rope, tire changing tools, etc. It would be nice to see a list of what each rider must have - and what each team must have.

    Here's the link to the RR website.
    http://graveltravel.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=8

    Off the top of my head, I'll give it a shot at listing what I want to have.

    Each Rider
    bike in good repair with DOT off road tires.
    appropriate food, clothes & shelter (prepare for rain)
    cooking and eating equipment and utensils as required - everyone is different
    toiletries (soap, tp, toothbrush, etc)
    tool kit for your bike.
    liter or two of extra fuel.
    liter or two of water.
    reasonable amount of cash.
    trail tested system for carrying all the gear on the bike.

    Each Team
    minimum of 2 weatherproof GPS units with RR routes loaded.
    tire tube repair tools - inflation device, irons, good patch kit.
    basic first aid supplies.
    block & tackle (rope and pulley)
    tow rope


    Am I forgetting anything?
  4. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    What's the block & tackle for?
  5. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    My bike will weigh in at around 600 pounds. If I get it stuck off the trail, I think that some extra leverage could come in very handy. I've gotten a 300 pound bike stuck in mud so bad (in a rut ON a trail) that it took absolutely everything I had in me to get out. Again, my RR bike will be twice that heavy and I'd like to know that I can get out of a sticky situation.
  6. vonotto

    vonotto Been here awhile

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    What about a windless? do we need that too :muutt
  7. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Isn't that what your friends are for?:lol3
  8. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Mandatory items that will be checked at sign in...

    Proof of ownership and insurance.
    Bike suitable and in good (aka safe) condition
    -brakes work, pads decent
    -dot knobbies
    -wheel bearings, steering bearings
    -etc
    First aid kit
    Tow rope
    Cellular #
    Tire repair kit (tubes, inflator, etc)
    GPS suitable for track files
    Suitable gear (no jeans :D, dot helmet, etc)

    It won't be a thorough going over of the bike, just a quick check to ensure no obviously inappropriate bikes show up. We'd like to know everyone has a tow tope, tire repair kit, first aid kit, etc so you can take care of yourself if something happens...


    Happy holidays, cya in June :pynd
  9. 4badboyz

    4badboyz Been here awhile

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    we don need no stinking survival crap, we got NAOMI :pynd
  10. Momma Coast Guard

    Momma Coast Guard Adventurer

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    aww man, you are awsome. :clap
    Best be safe tho and gear yourself up.. I'll do my best to help out however and whenever I can.:clap:nod:pynd
  11. skypilot

    skypilot I Roam therefor I am

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    Ha, he is really looking for beer

  12. alcontrast

    alcontrast at least I'm trying

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    yeah! My first aid kit = a few big band-aids, a bottle of ibuprofen, and gps locations of area beer stores.. does that suffice?

    I figure most injuries that can't be mended with those things are either too minor to bother carrying first aid for (blisters, bugbites, etc) or they're too extreme to be handled by any standard first aid kit (punctured lung, open/comminuted fractures, etc) where the only real help comes from an ambulance or hospital... I can improvise bandages, splints or tourniquets from clothing, tire irons and spare tubes if need be; but I wouldn't want to test them... So stay safe out there.. It's not a race!


    This image of BostonGS with Canuman nursing his wounds at the end of the second day sums it up...

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    BostonGS on the right cartwheeled his 1200gs (and himself) earlier that day and his elbow was definitely bothering him... Canuman had a SAM splint with him [one of the few things I would certainly add to my minimalist first aid kit if I decide to expand] but notice the bandanas and tape to keep it in place. Out of frame is a 12 pack of Canada's finest BostonGS bought there at camp to help ease the pain.

    After riding from north of Ottawa to Toronto and finally having his arm checked out BostonGS did in fact have a fracture near his elbow..The fact that he wasn't the worst injured on the ride says something.. I'll let you decide what it means...








    Ride prepared!
  13. canridertj

    canridertj CANRIDER

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    can I ask you how much you paid for the bike?....i only ask because I may be interested in looking for something smaller to thrash around on....you can pm me if you want to keep it quiet...or not....and how did you go about finding it?...is it a pita to bring something over the boarder?
  14. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    Good luck finding a nice 625 or 640 in the US. They are awesome bikes and not a lot were sold. The people that have them tend to hang onto them. My friend has a drool worthy 625 that I made him promise to offer to me first, but he won't sell it.
  15. Adventure MotoX

    Adventure MotoX Been here awhile

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    I've seen a few 690's for sale in Ontario but not cheap... especially if its for a second bike.

  16. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Love my 640
  17. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

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    I will not.
  18. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    You're just jealous:lol3
  19. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    snort
  20. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Is it back together after it grenaded on you? I used to have a ktm, missed a few trips as a result....learned ALOT about mechanics though. Now I just ride...seems almost boring not spending all week trying to get the bike running for the weekend :1drink


    I do miss that lc8 engine :nod