10th Annual Giant Loop Ride, Crane Hot Springs, Oregon, June 4-6, 2021

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  1. OlafofOregon

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    We’re putting the final touches together for the GPS tracks, including two new dirt sections I added in the mountains, plus a Fire Lookout Challenge! Check your email in the next couple days for tracks, last minute updates, coupon, etc. See you in Crane!

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    Thank you!
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    H-D granted special permission for the Pan America demos to be ridden off the pavement! Yahoo!

    We're about to send out GPS tracks, coupon, important last minutes information, etc. via email. Be sure to check the inbox for the account you used to sign up!

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    @OlafofOregon what's the story on the hot spring pools? Will they be open to soak our tired bones after the rides?
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    What type of fuel range is needed to complete the routes you are sharing? Want to be ready with fuel carry options to make it through.

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    IMPORTANT! Just sent email with GPS tracks and other important info! Please check the inbox of the email account you used to sign up. SEE YOU IN A WEEK!!!!!!

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    Yes, there’s basically a big hot spring pond!

    Check it out: https://www.cranehotsprings.com
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    The email covers fuel stops, etc. But we like to have a 200 mile range, just to be on the safe side. There’s one long out-and-back route with no gas stop that’s about 180 miles - the longest track without fuel available. There’s gas six miles from the hot springs, so you can top off - and fill a Gas Bag or fuel container to get you to the next gas.
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    They’re here!

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    0p2_ADV Mother Earth is a source of life, not a resource

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    Thanks for sharing. Keep us in the loop on all the excitement at the Rally
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    Finally! Rode the Harley-Davidson Pan America last weekend at the 10th Annual Giant Loop Ride - first ADV event on the H-D Pan America Demo Tour. Congratulations to the H-D team for creating a legit adventure touring machine that compares well with other high performance twin cylinder ADV bikes. Muscular, comfortable and smooth with good wind protection and a host of modern electronic features, the Pan America on the highway is a pleasure. But the real question on everyone’s mind: How does it do off the pavement? Thankfully, H-D understands how important this is to the ADV market, so they allowed their demo team to set up a basic professional test course, with a cone slalom, tight circle, short single track and hard acceleration/hard braking area. I’ve ridden twin cylinder adventure bikes since 2010 - BMW, KTM, Honda, etc. - and the Pan America will hold its own against any of them in the terrain 90% of the market will tackle (dirt, gravel and paved roads). Surprisingly light and nimble feeling, the Pan America “wears its weight well” with a low center of gravity and responsive steering touch. Although it lacks some of the ground clearance and suspension legs of other ADV bikes, the welcome trade-off is a lower seat height that will appeal to many riders who are not comfortable with only one foot at a time reaching the ground. The automatic ride height adjustment feature is going to be very popular. I’m so pleased to see H-D offer not just a passable but rather a truly excellent entry into the adventure touring motorcycle market! Go ride it before you judge it!

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    How tall are you in that picture? Did they give you a bike with the bar risers?
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    I'm average size: about 5' 10" in my boots.

    They rotated the bars slightly for the off-pavement demo bikes (also removed mirrors and windscreen), which did improve the standing position.

    Guessing taller riders will probably install bar risers on this bike - like most other ADV bikes.
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    What a great ride and super event!!! Thanks so much for putting it together!

    And making top notch gear!!

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    met lots of great folks in camp and Ed, Jeremy and Tim invited me out to see some beautiful roads/sights the next morning. IMG_20210604_205204.jpg IMG_20210605_100432.jpg IMG_20210605_104040.jpg
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