Where in New Mexico are you, Scrapper ?? I'm only about 4 hours east of Phoenix and 50 miles north of I-10 Are you the one who mentioned a friend in Glenwood ?? I'm guessing Las Cruces..........??little far in the future but i would be interested. i live about 6 hours from pheonix on i-10 not sure how much farther it is from there but sounds fun.
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I have the basic route planned, it is an idea at this time. San Francisco to Yosemite. Yosemite to Mono Lake. Mono Lake to Norther Nevada. Norther Nevada to Southern/mid Oregon. Southern/mid Oregon to Crater lake. Crater lake to Coos Bay. Coos Bay to Crescent City, CA. Crescent City, CA to Bayside CA. Bayside, CA to Ukiah, CA. Ukiah, CA to San Francisco. This maybe overzealous but dream big, right?
I would like to ask for your opinion on a few pouts. A) Is this too many miles? B) do you have any off road areas that you know of in these proposed locations that should not be missed? C)How many of you would be interested in this?
I ask these questions because I know there is a huge amount of knowledge on this forum and I want to make this a great ride.
Well, I like the response to all of those questions KMBSAR. I will count you as "IN" for this ride unless catastrophe strikes. We could use your enthusiasm and knowledge on a ride like this. I look forward to hearing your other ideas about the Tri State Iron Butt Ride. The new official tittle.A. What's a good trip where you don't go "should just be over the next ridge" a dozen times? Though Snakey, if you create a run with too much mileage between fuel, you will have to buy all of us IMS tanks.
B. Any dirt road that appears to point in the same direction as our destination in Nevada will prolly be a good one.
C. Interest requires want, this addiction is past the point of want, I'd call it a need.
Hello Masterlink, I agree with the "20" rule of thumb as well as the stopping procedures. I wish you the best in your endeavors this winter. It would be amazing if we had riders flying in from all points for this shindig. As to the bike rentals, there are a few. I would suggests doubleju.com for dual sport worthy rides. The weekly rental is more reasonable. Let me know how I can help with logistics and other items to have you present for the Tri State Iron Butt Ride.I think it was Fred Rau who said each additional rider in a group adds 20 min. Of riding time to each day. I say never stop without peeing and never pee without stopping. I would love to join you all....only way to make it work would be to fly out to LAX or S.F.,rent a bike...fly back home. I'll have to be extra nice to my sweetie these Winter months!!!
Bike rentals out there????
Most if my longer distance "adventures" have been in larger groups (10-12)... Someone's always farting around at a stop or not ready to roll. I had good times, don't get me wrong, but but smaller groups just seem to get their shit together better and put down more miles in a shorter time so you're not riding all day or not makig a destination. Having daily destinations seem to be a bad deal too.. An over all goal of a trip is important, but I'm all for riding until you've had enough for the day and call it a day... Some days you do more than others... But I hate feeling like I'm on some forced march to make it to some campground/town/hotel each day. A few hours before you feel like packing it in for the day, find a place to bed down for the night, get there and call it quits unless you still feel like moing on or the place just sucks. I've ended up in some miserable campgrounds ecause we rode all day, and we ended up stuck because it was late with no time to find better (search for Saltillo Landing Camp Ground in Tennessee to see an example of campground hell).I think it was Fred Rau who said each additional rider in a group adds 20 min. Of riding time to each day. I say never stop without peeing and never pee without stopping. I would love to join you all....only way to make it work would be to fly out to LAX or S.F.,rent a bike...fly back home. I'll have to be extra nice to my sweetie these Winter months!!!
Bike rentals out there????