Great River Gravel Ride 2018

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by craig6785, Mar 19, 2018.

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Date options hoping for better weather.

Poll closed May 3, 2018.
  1. June 15 to 17

    25.0%
  2. June 22 to 24

    65.0%
  3. Doesn't matter I am going whenever it is.

    10.0%
  1. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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    Because a fall black & white ride would be weird.
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  2. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Always someone has to play the color card.
  3. djroszina

    djroszina Long timer Supporter

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    OMG!!! Do you guys think the fall "color" events throughout the state are in jeopardy?
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  4. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Might have to change the wording to something like Fall Wall.


    Oh wait that might offend someone's feelings too
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  5. Paper

    Paper I can see Iowa from my yard!! Supporter

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    Everything offends somebody’s feelings.
    If it doesn’t, I’m offended.

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  6. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Something mid/late September? October is pretty much dual sport season.
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  7. Paper

    Paper I can see Iowa from my yard!! Supporter

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    Agreed.
    @HappyCRNA an I are Canadian Maritimes bound around Labor Day weekend.

    Then it’s LBL200, Bucky, etc season
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  8. HappyCRNA

    HappyCRNA Paper chaser Super Supporter

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    Was it something @Paper said?
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  9. HoloHolo

    HoloHolo 2 wheels !!!!

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    Fall, would be great!
  10. Paper

    Paper I can see Iowa from my yard!! Supporter

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    The season, not the act of falling. Someone could scuff a footpeg or bend a clutch lever.
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  11. FirstPath

    FirstPath Long timer

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    If you do fall make sure it is late, late September or early October. Any sooner and you've got people riding North Shore Shindig in the MN Arrowhead or doing rides out west.
  12. craig6785

    craig6785 Been here awhile

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    I will most likely pick a couple dates and have a poll that seems to work pretty well.
  13. craig6785

    craig6785 Been here awhile

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    Keep an eye out for a 2019 GRGR thread. I will post here when I start it also.
  14. backroadrider74

    backroadrider74 blah blah

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    mind the central rally when planning if u can help it
  15. rizzo27

    rizzo27 Cheers!!! Supporter

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    Fall leaf gravel ride sounds great!
  16. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I vote for January.
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  17. PhoenixGirl63

    PhoenixGirl63 Wayward Daughter Supporter

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    Is the route sidecar friendly? How much of it is single track?
    Thanks in advance!
  18. craig6785

    craig6785 Been here awhile

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    Yes it is sidecar friendly it is all on public roads no single track.
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  19. jofodder

    jofodder n00b

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    Watching and waiting.....I don't know what the rut is since 2018 was my first showing. Upgrading to a modern 12 volt Yamaha if I find one, maybe second generation monoshock and more CC's. Had a blast though arrived late. I still need to figure out how to view this on the phone during down time so if I'm silent don't get offended.
  20. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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