KTM Adventure Rally Canada (Red Mountain)

Discussion in 'Canada' started by mroddis, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. new2adv

    new2adv Been here awhile

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    I signed up solo. I’m assuming that they would pair me up with another solo, but I’ve never been to one of these before so I don’t know how it works. Can anyone educate me on that?

    We found the campground in Rossland so we booked a site there. So overall it won’t be too expensive.
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  2. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    Does anyone have any pics or video of what R1 route is like? Perhaps some pics from the previous two rallies?
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  3. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    bump
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  4. AJRJ

    AJRJ Been here awhile

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    Pretty quiet thread, but I'm headed out in the am. Excited, regardless of the weather.
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  5. matt.the.ogre

    matt.the.ogre Fair-minded Villian Supporter

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    Split the travel from YVR via West Kelowna. See you tomorrow.
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  6. Suds17

    Suds17 Adventurer

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    Leaving Vernon at 7:30
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  7. Camel ADV

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    My teammate and I are in Nelson tonight, headed to Rossland tomorrow. Weather looks horrid but it will be a great event regardless if last year's was any indication.
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  8. Rossland Rider

    Rossland Rider Been here awhile

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    Lots of bikes in town, nice day today but I hope everyone brought their long johns. :vardy

    Bought myself a new helmet at one of the vendor booths today. Ride safe everyone, I am working in ER this weekend and don't want to meet any of you down there. :muutt

    That 790 does look sweet, so did the Hardparts 701 :super
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  9. matt.the.ogre

    matt.the.ogre Fair-minded Villian Supporter

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    Has anyone received the GPS tracks via email yet? I’m on R2 and plan on using REVER with my phone for Nav.
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  10. matt.the.ogre

    matt.the.ogre Fair-minded Villian Supporter

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    GPS routes just arrived
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  11. AJRJ

    AJRJ Been here awhile

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    And so has the snow...:D
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  12. Rossland Rider

    Rossland Rider Been here awhile

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  13. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    RR Is that you in the picture?
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  14. matt.the.ogre

    matt.the.ogre Fair-minded Villian Supporter

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    For those following this thread remotely (not at the Rally) today’s rides were cancelled. Too much snow.

    The organizers are doing a good job of keeping us occupied with seminars, including Chris Birch in bike set up and riding position tips.

    Also, the UQ final event will be a skills ride on a short course in the dirt parking area at noon.

    Still having fun despite the snow.
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  15. filterx

    filterx Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hear snow cancelled today and IMO it can be a bit iffy any year in BC and slightly surprised they choose to have this where they did this late in Sept but Red has the occupations etc and they could have chosen someplace on the coast like Squamish and I've been saying for years that Whistler/Blackcomb should be looking into having moto events but again once you get into the alpine/interior there's always the possibility of snow this time of the year.

    I'm sure your all having fun one way or the other but I think KTM might want to contact DSBC and setup an event in August or early Sept :)
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  16. Rossland Rider

    Rossland Rider Been here awhile

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    Afraid not, just thought it appropriate today.

    As for filterx's post, it is actually extremely unusual to have snow here in September, much more common is a late bit of summer at end of September.
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  17. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    I just looked at the Mtn cams at whistler its just as white ;)
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  18. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    To bad I just moved back after many years in the East Kootenay but I grew up on Red looking for guys that snowbike and back country ski.
    Sorry for the hijack
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  19. matt.the.ogre

    matt.the.ogre Fair-minded Villian Supporter

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    Any riders still around? My buddy and I are headed to Vancouver. Currently waiting for Strawberry Pass to clear. Might be here another night.
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  20. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    Hope everyone got home alright in the fluffy stuff. For those who watched the Ultimate Qualifier final, it was an amazing sight of bike handling talent. Those guys made those big machines dance. Kudos to all the UQ guys.

    On the R1, thanks go out to the teams from Vancouver Island and Edmonton who took me in when my buddy broke his footpeg. Kudos to all the riders on R1, it was great to be in the company of so many great riders pushing their machines!

    I also figured out why there is so little info on the previous year's routes and conditions. You're just too damn busy riding the bike to be taking pictures! When you do stop, you're focusing on hydration, sustenance and navigation.
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