2021 NCW Weekend Ride

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by WSobchak, Feb 2, 2021.

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Prefered Date - pick multiples if you want

Poll closed Mar 7, 2021.
  1. June 12-13 (chance of rain?)

    10 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. June 19-20 (fathers day)

    13 vote(s)
    72.2%
  3. June 26-27 (hot/dry/no camp fire?)

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. DONT PICK June26-27 (go to the Jamboree!)

    4 vote(s)
    22.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. WSobchak

    WSobchak Long timer Supporter

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    Oh man we always have too much food around here... ditch the mountain house and we’ll make sure you’re fed!
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  2. DinEW

    DinEW Been here awhile Supporter

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    I will be riding in also so I don’t think I will have anything to offer for the potluck.
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  3. Sachou

    Sachou Been here awhile

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    Well I just realized that I haven't said a word in this thread. Count me in. The DR still refuses to exhibit its ugly no-spark problems of last year. But I went ahead and smacked it real hard against some rocks at Canfield last weekend, which should have dislodged all the electrical gremlins.

    [​IMG]
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  4. waterman28

    waterman28 Been here awhile

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    You are like a mechanical genius, but different...
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  5. WSobchak

    WSobchak Long timer Supporter

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    I’ll be working on the tracks and updating some “trick tracks” that are easier to see on a garmin. Hope to have that all posted this weekend.

    Looking forward to breaking bread and traction with all you wonderful folks!
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  6. WSobchak

    WSobchak Long timer Supporter

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    Here are the links to the GPS tracks for the weekend ride (same as last years).
    https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1-qh8OmxqNuT7zVG-yVD43sroqz1bmqQ6

    Remember, if you're staying at my house you'll have to ask me for my address/directions because I didn't post my address/home info with the rest of the GPS data on Google Drive.

    A super-cool-handy-dandy-GPS-wizard-dude named Mark put together some TrickTracks for the route. They're high visibility tracks that work on Garmins. Here is his description of the TrickTracks he built:

    "I downloaded your ride tracks & built TrickTrack versions of them for Day1 & Day2. I went through the tracks & added some turn markers that show up on the TT files to let riders know they are coming up to turns or intersection, gas etc. They have like warning rings to let riders know they are coming up to something. Just based on looking at some of the turns etc. on the map. There are also small milage markers that show up every 10 miles to show where you are on the route these add up based on the individual track. When a new track starts like the PM track counting starts over 10 - 20 etc.

    Each day file has 2 colored tracks Magenta is AM & Blue is PM so they can distinguish the 2 tracks in the single file. The Track lines are extra wide with chevron arrows in the direction of travel so people know what direction they are traveling. There is also a black dual chevron track which symbolizes an out & back track in this case to a gas stop. These files are .IMG files just like your GPS maps so once loaded onto the GPS you enable them like a map file so they overlay your map image. I included a screen capture of my basecamp image to give you an idea. The width will adjust to the GPS screen magnification so it doesn't look as overpowering on your GPS. These make it way easier to glance at the GPS while riding & see if you are on track or not."


    Trick Tracks Day 1.JPG


    Those trick tracks are pretty sweet! THANKS MARK!
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  7. dirtystevedirt

    dirtystevedirt Long timer

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    Getting so close...........
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  8. Rogue_Ridin

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    Excellent Will! Thanks for the tracks.

    Mark is a master with those GPX files and TrickTracks. He used TrickTracks for our OBDR trip last summer and it makes a huge difference in visibility when riding. It's worth figuring it out. I think everyone will like it!
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  9. PNW Buttercup

    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads...

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    See you Friday evening!
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  10. WSobchak

    WSobchak Long timer Supporter

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    Looking forward to it!

    :clap

    I’ll be home all day Friday working on the bike, so people can feel free to arrive anytime.
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  11. waterman28

    waterman28 Been here awhile

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    Must be a husky or a ktm...ahahah
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  12. Konig

    Konig Adventurer

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    Damn, this sounds really fun but I'm already booked for the weekend. Have fun and post pics y'all!
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  13. dirtystevedirt

    dirtystevedirt Long timer

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    I am bringing my spare fuel pump in case he needs it. :dllama:
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  14. waterman28

    waterman28 Been here awhile

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    Good Idea, I will bring my spare pump for you when you need it......
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  15. PNW Buttercup

    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads...

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    Get A HONDA :lol3
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  16. WSobchak

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    If Honda made that XR650R with a electric starter, that is what I would run! Or a competitor to the 890... better stop before I go on a rant.
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  17. dirtystevedirt

    dirtystevedirt Long timer

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    Who's bringing a 3rd spare in case you need it when I give mine to Will and you give me yours?
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  18. dirtystevedirt

    dirtystevedirt Long timer

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    Does a Fat Ninja suffice?
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  19. PNW Buttercup

    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads...

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    Only if she's dirty worthy... and we know the answer to that :deal
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  20. waterman28

    waterman28 Been here awhile

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    I'm going to bring my XL200 to ride so I wont need any parts.
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