DR650 Rally - LaSal, Utah - Sept. 5-8

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  1. procycle

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    We can sneak you in...
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  2. drhippie2

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    count me in.. noob to posting. not new to the DR or DR AvD.
    i plan on riding to the event, but do have small truck and two place trailer willing to work something out with someone else, if it helps get ONE more DR to the rally!!
    i do have extra 05 DR650 willing to trailer to event to make it happen for those who think there bike and body are to faraway to make the event..
    you know who you are ...
    nogoodnameslef
    bergdonk
    Jetlite
    two up tourer
    and many others

    YES i am willing to do this . all i got to say is ...
    YOU better ride it like YOU stole it!!!!



    P.S. still new to the hole posting thing reply's and PM's may be slow..
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  3. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    26 hours/1800 miles, and that's if I go through Illinois. (NCRick knows what I'm sayin') 28 hours if I by-pass Illinois.
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  4. Lil' Steve

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    It's not like you have to take time off work! I'm sure you and @thump! can figure out how to carpool to the best DR650 Rally ever!
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  5. Lil' Steve

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    This is exactly the kind of thing that makes the DR650 group so awesome. :beer
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  6. Scribe

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    Just go. And as penance for riding a BMW, you can pay my registration fee.
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  7. bluelinewall

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    This is a great idea. Now I need to figure out if we can get there. 1800 kms one way. Thanks for getting this out early. It gives me time to get organized.
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  8. SlowerThanYou

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    757 miles away. That's nothin', right? I gotta get in on this.
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  10. cyberdos

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    @psmcd

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  11. psmcd

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    Yea!!! That's it. The perfect DR loop and even has a gas stop at about 110 miles. Thanks for laying it out. Should be able to make the southern most point (Horse Mtn) in about 3 hours. From there the sand, sights and diversions will take heavy time toll. Beef Basin/Ruin Park area has numerous spurs for exploring and could be a turn around point for those who don't want to deal with Bobby's Hole and Elephant Hill. No real reason for a bonus loop as Devil's Kitchen and Chesler Park are Disneyland for desert rats but at the northwest corner there's a loop to the confluence overlook. So much to see, so little time. I think you can count on 10 - 12 hours for return to Hideaway. If there were rain it would be great for the sand and slickrock but from the dirt start down to Cathedral Butte it could be a clay mud deal breaker. If that were the case a counter clockwise run to Elephant Hill might be in order. This is also a second out and back option with beautiful opportunities for those who like to get off and walk.

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    Anyone wanting to ride down Bobby's Hole or over Elephant Hill and out into the Needles District needs a day use permit ($25 + your park entry pass - (don't forget your annual or lifetime pass)). Only available up to 24hrs in advance and limited to groups of 3 traveling together, affiliated groups to travel 30 minutes apart. Total day use permits limited to 24 (jeeps, motorcycles & bicycles.)
    https://www.nps.gov/cany/planyourvisit/dayusepermits.htm
    https://www.nps.gov/cany/planyourvisit/fees.htm

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  12. cyberdos

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    I was looking at that. There's a 4wd trail (Devil's Pocket?) that looks interesting but pretty much everything in the area looks great to me.
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  13. psmcd

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    Yep, any spur is enticing. Sand can be deep and soft in places. If the pace goes well there could be time and gas for the diversions. The grabens like Cyclone Canyon, Devil's Lane and the one out to Bobby's Hole are star wars raceways, intergalactic launch ramps, out of this world experience to ride through. Picture doesn't do it, moving through it is unreal.





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  14. cyberdos

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    Sand don't bother me one bit! :ricky

    Are we there yet?!

    Whose idea was this to start the planning so far ahead of the event?


    :fpalm
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  15. drhippie2

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    I 'm glad you started planing this far ahead..

    May take some time to get this DR (I offered up for the DR 650 RALLY..!!!..) set up just right to there liking...

    You all know ... ? things like..

    Bar's
    Seat
    Foot peg"s
    Suspension


    YES you read that right


    I said Suspension...

    I have learned over the years ..riding motorcycle and working on motorcycles, is two separate Hobbies entirely..
    Probably already have most of the mods, already setting on the shed shelf..

    I purchased this bike last fall , not really knowing why...?

    NOW i do.... it's Destiny is. . for one of you BAD-ASS Ozzy Bloke,s .. come to Utah AND ride the PISS out of it , and allow me to bring it back to Mich ..
    and Brag to all my riding buddy,s .. !!! THAT... this is..!! THE DR !!!...

    I would be able to check one more item off my bucket list....
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  16. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Having said that, what is the camping site like? Room enough for truck campers with a trailer?
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  17. cyberdos

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    This is a question for @DingWeed but I think that unless it get's crazy there should be plenty of space.
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  18. Rusty Rocket

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    Hope so, there is zero chance of me being there if I can't trailer in.
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  19. cyberdos

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    Russ, you get there how you get there and we'll fit you in!

    Going back through some pre-thread emails Scott had informed us that he's good to up to 40 people. Not sure if that is for tent or cabin space but on a subsequent email, after we asked about capacity, he stated that if 100 people showed up that he'd take care of it!

    The main thing is that we need to have a good attendance count for him to prepare. The physical premises are vast. Looking at a map there are about 1500 feet between the 3 Step and the adjacent property. That's about 5 football fields. This is S o u t h w e s t space not back East space. :D
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  20. joefromsf

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    Yeah, that's the problem. So far out, I can't say I'm busy that weekend as an excuse. Guess I've got to go, and get my bike running again.
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