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The Grand Adventure / Re: Utah BDR - 2022
« Last post by Pixturethis on May 13, 2021, 09:23:00 AM »
If we make Price, UT our center point, then it will be 240 miles to the start and 238 miles from the end to the RV. sounds good to me.

Please do remember that my RV only travels at 60mph It can't do the 70-75. So the time to get to Price will be a bit longer than google says. also I have to stop for gas about every 220 miles at will take about 30 gallons.
I like the idea of taking turns to drive, and I'll drive during the day, I don't do well at night. I do think I can get 5 people in my rv comfortably, maybe 6.

Daves storage looks like a good place to meet.
I see 931miles from my house to Dave's storage.

We do need to decide on a meeting place in Kansas, but that will be more from who is going.
So far that I know of, Me, Nick Bright,Mike Bright, Ken Ertl.
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The Grand Adventure / Re: Utah BDR - 2022
« Last post by Nick Bright on May 12, 2021, 03:09:40 PM »
So I see that Wellington is about the closest halfway point for the ride, so if we can find a safe place to store my rv there we can ride to the start from there. I see if we do all slab, it is 231 miles to the start and 247 miles from the end back to Wellington. As i heard Mike say we could also do dirt/gravel there and back. Only thing that worries me about that is the time it will take to travel dirt/gravel to and from. I know Nick and I will be on a days off limit.

Could probably do a mix of slab/dirt on the connectors to keep the time to a day. The nice thing about that is it turns 6 days of riding in Utah into 8! :)

So, something like:
Day 1 (9/3/2022): Kansas to Denver
Day 2: Denver to Willington
Day 3: Wellington to Mexican Hat
Day 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9: Utah BDR
Day 10: Evanston to Wellington
Day 11: Wellington to Denver
Day 12 (9/15/2022): Denver to Kansas

If we shift-drive through the night, we could cut some time out. Google shows 14 hours of drive time from Wichita; if we left there by 9am (time to get everybody rounded up and loaded); that puts us in to Wellington at 11 PM, and Day 2 could be the ride down to Mexican Hat. Similar on the way back - that cuts the total time to 10 days. Personally I'm kind of a night owl and wouldn't mind a night shift driving.

Wellington doesn't seem to have any RV storage, but next door in Price there's a couple of places:

https://daves-trailer-storage.business.site/ - $20/month - fenced & security cameras.
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The Grand Adventure / Re: Utah BDR - 2022
« Last post by Pixturethis on May 12, 2021, 09:11:20 AM »
So I see that Wellington is about the closest halfway point for the ride, so if we can find a safe place to store my rv there we can ride to the start from there. I see if we do all slab, it is 231 miles to the start and 247 miles from the end back to Wellington. As i heard Mike say we could also do dirt/gravel there and back. Only thing that worries me about that is the time it will take to travel dirt/gravel to and from. I know Nick and I will be on a days off limit.
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Ride Planning / Re: covid RIDE 2021
« Last post by Pixturethis on May 12, 2021, 08:37:28 AM »
Thanks for the update Nick, had a great time, except for loading my bike in my truck, that story is for another time. All ready working on next years route, changing a few things I didn't like about this years. It was a great group this year, we didn't have the group get split up this year and everyone was very helpful to each other. Would also like to thank our newest member Oulay Keomany, he really did a great job as a new rider. Hope to see him on many more rides in the future.
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Ride Planning / Re: covid RIDE 2021
« Last post by Nick Bright on May 09, 2021, 10:15:07 AM »
We had 19 riders and just about the best weather that you could want! About half the group were 'big bikes' (>500cc).

Excellent loop with as much minimum maintenance as could be found, thanks for putting the route together!

No mishaps or injuries just a few normal bike naps, and we were able to welcome a brand new rider to dual sport!
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Ride Planning / Re: covid RIDE 2021
« Last post by CliffUp2 on May 08, 2021, 07:07:34 PM »
Big thanks to Mark B Great route and Great weather.
The big Bike Worked first time out go Big Red Honda.
Clifford
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Ride Planning / Re: 2021 Flint Hills Stampede - Beaumont, KS
« Last post by Nick Bright on May 07, 2021, 05:15:27 PM »
My ride will NOT go down that road if it has rained.

There will be a ride suitable for all skill levels.
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Ride Planning / Re: covid RIDE 2021
« Last post by Nick Bright on May 07, 2021, 05:03:47 PM »
Three of us camped on the west side of the lake at santa fe campground, there are three open campsites next door if anybody is looking for a place.
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Ride Planning / Re: 2021 Flint Hills Stampede - Beaumont, KS
« Last post by ajayhawkfan on May 06, 2021, 10:58:37 AM »
Newbie to the ride so have some questions.  I have a couple of toys that I would typically use depending on the terrain - a KTM 1190 Adventure or a KTM 500 EXC-F,  Is the ride dirt road, two track or single track?  Distance?  I'm assuming its a loop and back to Beaumont, but terrain does make a difference.  (Dropping the 1190 at 13,000 ft, is a workout as is 10+ hours on the 500 - done both, will do again but...)

I'm not going to be there but I know the area very well.  The questions is your skill level on the bikes.  You will be riding on county roads that will run from low maintenance to wide fast gravel.  If there has been rain the low maintenance roads can become impossible on a big bike.  A smaller bike would, depending on the rider, not have a problem.  The pics below is from a ride on a min. maint. road about 4 miles from Beaumont. 





Last weekend I took two friends on a ride around the area.  I was on a 1250GSA, another was a 1200GSA and the third on an 800GS.  The road where the pics taken above were dry with deep ruts.  We had no problems.
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Ride Planning / Re: 2021 Flint Hills Stampede - Beaumont, KS
« Last post by DGSKC on May 06, 2021, 07:35:03 AM »
Newbie to the ride so have some questions.  I have a couple of toys that I would typically use depending on the terrain - a KTM 1190 Adventure or a KTM 500 EXC-F,  Is the ride dirt road, two track or single track?  Distance?  I'm assuming its a loop and back to Beaumont, but terrain does make a difference.  (Dropping the 1190 at 13,000 ft, is a workout as is 10+ hours on the 500 - done both, will do again but...)

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