2013 RMAR Rendezvous, Silverton, CO - July 25-28

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Big_John, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Rabbot

    Rabbot Life goals-Die with memories not dreams.

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    Thanks Big John, John, Mac, Mark and the rest of the RMAR crew, Sherry and I had a great time. We'll be back. Please extend our gratitude to the town of Silverton and Red Mountain for their hospitality.

    Thanks to Kimberly for weathering the storm.

    Thanks to Klim, Kawasaki, Wolfman Luggage, Woodys Wheel Works and the rest of the sponsors.

    Thank you PAPA. Hope you guys made it home safely.



    Hope everyone has a fun safe year. We miss you all already.
  2. 135iUSN

    135iUSN n00b

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    Thanks for sharing stories and pictures.. maybe next year I'll go too. :D

    that and I need a GS or GSA or Rallye :wink:
  3. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    What a blast! Thanks to everyone with RMAR and all of the sponsors who made this a great event! A few more pics from the weekend:

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  4. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    Glad to help. I hope they get the bike fixed quick for you.
  5. Graniteone

    Graniteone 3,2,1...Beer me! Supporter

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    Hey Pat,

    Good to ride with you yesterday. Beware the ghost of Wager Gulch.

    Here is a little reminder of good will from the RMAR event.
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    Too bad you didn't get to ride with us today as Chris and I rode some really fun stuff today.

    Hope your bike is healed up quick.

    Steve
  6. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Just saw this now...... I know quite a bit about the 8gs. Have had mine since '09. I am in spot 23 with the yellow/carbon 8gs. I would like to have a look. Here until tuesday.
  7. Pomo

    Pomo gonzo

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    Thanks for the offer, but the bike is sitting in the Albuquerque dealership. My suspicion is something with the charging system, either the R/R or the stator. I'm slightly mechanically inclined and I know just enough about electronics to be dangerous, but I'll let the guys with all the right diagnostic tools sort this one out. :deal
  8. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Ok..... Bummer. I looked around for your bike in camp this morning, and did not see ya. :D. That is too bad. I am not sure if it still is under warranty.... But I wrote this short trouble shoot of your charging system.....


    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=809879

    The stators have been known to fail on these, due to overheat, and as such I am running a mosfet R/R.
    That thread can be seen here....

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781564

    Anyway, John at Sandia is a good man. Tell him hi please.

    Erling
  9. SirWrecksAlot

    SirWrecksAlot Slowventurer

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    What?! I missed meeting Sherry?! Ok...NOW I'm pissed. :lol3

    Hope ya'll had fun Rob, mucho cuidado headin home.
  10. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last Super Supporter

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    to all of ya that made the time to return to this sweet mountain village,,Kudos for your efforts,,,,
    there was so much i would have liked to do,,started to do ie like arranging a musical treat etc,,,and there's only so much of me to go around

    the good lord handed my a pile of stressfull happenings that i am only now getting to sort out,,,,i do see the light in the tunnel,,good friends have stepped up to the pump to keep me sane...thank you one and all

    in the meantime ,,,i did send my right hand wheel wizard up be of help ...hope he did a good job once again,,,

    i'll do my damndest to be there with you all next time,,

    in the mean time,,,please do stop in at the wheel works,,,and you'll be treated to my legendary Mile Hi WWW welcome

    FYI,,have created a place for you all to pitch a tent on my front lawn,,my nifty new men/womens room features a great shower to spiff up,,,so ya can chill and get a tour and even get your wheels built while ya wait,,have loaner bikes... and plenty of advice for the hot set-up when it comes to eating ,boozing and trail-riding....:deal

    :freaky
    woody
  11. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Zach did great...... checked out the wheel he build last year.... and sold me on a 21 tubeless front...... yay.
  12. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things! Supporter

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    Awesome weekend! Enjoyed meeting new people and riding a bunch of new singletrack, and showing the "goods" around Rico to more riders. Last night was a ball in town, maybe I imbibed a bit too much...straight vodka shots at the Captain's place really did me in :freaky but all was well in the world this morning as I rolled out of camp!
  13. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet Supporter

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    Some highlights, though I didn't take many pictures:

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  14. Orange_Crash

    Orange_Crash Adventurer

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    We lost a large set of keys 2" ring with a yellow bottle opener on it. Fell off the truck somewhere between RMAR and the Mill tour. If found Call Kevin 505-363-9874.
  15. redninja

    redninja Will ride 4 scenery

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  16. gbmaz

    gbmaz Power Newb Supporter

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    Had a great time and really enjoyed riding with Steve, Chris and Pat. Even with the curse of Wager Gulch and my little crash it was fun.

    Silverton is just a stunning location and great place to share some camaraderie, ride together and raise some money for trail access work.

    My hat is off to John, Matt, Modette and all the crew who put this together!
  17. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    No disrespect MM but :

    Ultra H/D 4mm tubes with Max air pressure will survive in the Rocky Mtns :nod
  18. SteveO

    SteveO scratched and bruised, but not out Supporter

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    Gotta agree with that. I "just" put in a UHD tube in the front tire, and ran up the pressure to get it mounted. I was able to carry a lot more momentum through the large and small rocks, making it easier to get through the rubble.
  19. modette

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    Saturday's Ride with Fergi

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    Ran into Detz
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    I kept going up, so you can get to the summit!!!
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    Fergi down below, saying NO WAY...I turned around.
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  20. SteveO

    SteveO scratched and bruised, but not out Supporter

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    awesome pics Mark.