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Title: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on February 08, 2016, 07:42:04 PM
Hey Guys, been thinking of doing some type of group ride across the state. I know there is a group of guys going to Moab in late April and I myself doing a trip to the Ozarks early May. I was thinking about either before or after the DDSR. I believe it can be done in 4 days of riding for sure from start to home on the last day.Camping along the way. If anybody else is interested.....Chime In!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on February 08, 2016, 09:27:33 PM
I would be interested, before the June DDSR weekend would be better for me. I was planning on doing a week after the DDSR weekend on exploring the dirt roads of eastern Wyoming.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on February 09, 2016, 07:53:50 AM
You know I'm in. I'm thinking before the June DDSR also.  Milville is Mid July this year
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Bogus Jim on February 09, 2016, 11:21:16 AM
Quote from: Harry Potter
exploring the dirt roads of eastern Wyoming.

Here's a couple good books if you want to ride dirt roads in Wyoming.

http://www.amazon.com/000-MILES-DIRT-Backroad-Wyoming/dp/1936870010/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455037995 (http://www.amazon.com/000-MILES-DIRT-Backroad-Wyoming/dp/1936870010/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455037995)

http://www.amazon.com/Wyoming-Backroads-Off-Highway-Wyomings-Backcountry/dp/0974090050/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0NH5CGY5RYNCFGJSVCP0 (http://www.amazon.com/Wyoming-Backroads-Off-Highway-Wyomings-Backcountry/dp/0974090050/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0NH5CGY5RYNCFGJSVCP0)

The first one is an old book, so a few of those roads are now paved. I've noticed more pavement even in the last few years.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on February 09, 2016, 12:19:20 PM
Thanks Jim I ordered both books. I like old houses and old schools. Hope there are some out there.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on February 09, 2016, 01:54:35 PM
I would be up for it as well. East to West? Weather would play a big part for me as everything I have read says that the TSDAT route turns to S$%* with any kind of moisture.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Fletch on February 09, 2016, 02:23:13 PM
I would be interested as well.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: grubbie on February 09, 2016, 08:24:03 PM
Thanks Jim I ordered both books. I like old houses and old schools. Hope there are some out there.
There are a few....
http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/the-dr650-thread.135295/page-5544#post-27099512
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on February 09, 2016, 10:05:34 PM
Grubbie, I'd love to photograph that old school. Is it still there and if so where? Thanks
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on February 10, 2016, 11:59:34 AM
yes, east to west probably. We could probably  pull an all-nighter at ryani's place, then saddle up in the am? ok maybe not, but meet in Mitchell none the less if you want to do the full route. I did a part of it a few years ago and started around 1pm in yankton. by 1pm the next day we were in kennebec. I swear we were following a road grater all day for 2 days, so it is possible to run it faster. Last fall i finished it, starting in Wasta around noon and ending in Kennebec just after sunset, and i was booking it.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on February 10, 2016, 01:29:56 PM
Maybe not all nighter but a half-a-nighter would be fine!  We have plenty of room. I'll put out the tent space sign the week before.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Bogus Jim on February 10, 2016, 02:01:45 PM
I did a part of it a few years ago and started around 1pm in yankton. by 1pm the next day we were in kennebec. I swear we were following a road grater all day for 2 days, so it is possible to run it faster. Last fall i finished it, starting in Wasta around noon and ending in Kennebec just after sunset, and i was booking it.

I did it in 28 hours (round trip from Rapid, took pavement east) but those were a couple pretty long days. 3-4 days would be more enjoyable I think.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Fletch on February 10, 2016, 02:27:59 PM
TSDAT cannonball perhaps?  8)
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on February 10, 2016, 03:29:11 PM
That sounds like great fun!   Will have to set up classes based on CC's and age of machine plus age of rider.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on February 10, 2016, 09:32:01 PM
Just where is this route posted?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Bogus Jim on February 10, 2016, 10:28:35 PM
I think this is the latest version.

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/tsdat-gpx.1077540/ (http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/tsdat-gpx.1077540/)
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on February 14, 2016, 04:51:01 PM
So I was honking the last weekend in May or 1st weekend in June. My wife started a new job at avera and she isn't sure of her hours yet.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on February 14, 2016, 04:58:38 PM
I bet the wife gets annoyed if you're just honking away in the house.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on February 15, 2016, 02:25:08 PM
Haha. When you go to hit the e-start and accidentally hit the horn. :(


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: tannerc on February 16, 2016, 10:15:58 PM
I will be keeping an eye on this thread, don't know if it will work out but I am all setup for this run. Will have to wait and see where the final date lands.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on February 17, 2016, 09:07:42 PM
So where would the group get together for a starting point?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: sleddog on February 18, 2016, 08:20:40 AM
The latest version that Jim referenced above ends south of Scenic near Bigfoot Road. BIA 2 was on the original route but, is being paved. I need to get back out & scout another off pavement route to Custer.

For those that have ridden the TSDAT from Kennebec to Midland via the North. You might enjoy the alternate "blue" route south of the Interstate. Although, with a group it could be a pretty long day. I've ridden it twice solo, & it takes about 7 hours.

Camping is available at several places along the way. Gross, NE has a population of 2! Has a steakhouse & free camping across the street in the park. It's a fun place to stop & enjoy the atmosphere.

Consider a stay at the Stroppel Hotel in Midland.  Miss Vicki enjoys tired, dirty DS riders!

http://www.southdakotamagazine.com/a-spa-at-midland

Four of us, riding off pavement to Alaska, will be on the TSDAT in early June. Hope to see you along the way.


Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on March 16, 2016, 10:00:49 AM
Ok. Dates. Memorial Day is Monday May 30. For myself, that is a paid day off, that means I have an automatic 3 day weekend. I would like to incorporate that into the ride be it the 27th thru the 30th or the 28th thru the 31st. Heck it may only take 3 days to complete and get back home. Thoughts on this??


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on March 16, 2016, 10:25:57 AM
Leaving  Fri the 27th would work great for me. I can take mon and Tues off too.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on March 16, 2016, 09:35:43 PM
I would be slabbing the day before from Rapid City. I think 44 would take us all the way. I am flexible with dates.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on March 18, 2016, 02:20:38 AM
Sleddog, you gonna make it passed the Badlands this trip?  ;D
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Fletch on March 18, 2016, 08:19:28 AM
I would be slabbing the day before from Rapid City. I think 44 would take us all the way. I am flexible with dates.

If I can make it this would be my plan as well.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: sandhillrider on March 18, 2016, 11:27:45 AM
This is starting to look like it might work for me with those dates.
Will you start at Yankton?
I have a place to camp by Gross on the river but but might be west of there at end of first day.
If it rains the part from Vedel to Gross is impassable.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on March 21, 2016, 08:56:43 AM
Ok, so starting out on Friday the 27th. I'm thinking I will start out in Mitchell and ride the route from there. Or just booking lit to Yankton, depending on other riders. The first time I did it, we made it about 10 miles west of Pickstown where we picked up dinner the end of day 1 where we started in Yankton at 1pm. My guess is we will make it a bit further than that. Maybe Buryanek or Snake Creek around the big Mo and Hwy 44. I don't really know.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on March 22, 2016, 05:20:45 PM
I would give the folks that have not done this trip the pleasure of the James River valley. I really like that area and ride it often. Slabbing to Yankton would mean missing all the Hudderite scenery. They own 90% + off the river bottom from Mitchell to Yanton.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on March 22, 2016, 05:44:33 PM
I would like to ride the entire length just so I could say i did it......... Mitchell to wherever the current edition ends. Anybody have any idea of dry days needed prior to beginning so it doesn't turn into a mud-fest? Puddles are one thing but miles of gumbo? No thanks  :(  .
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Bogus Jim on March 22, 2016, 07:53:29 PM
I would give the folks that have not done this trip the pleasure of the James River valley.

It's a pretty area. I rode it during a very heavy downpour. I stopped under some trees along the river to see if the rain would let up. It didn't, but it was kind of a zen-like experience sitting there watching the rain fall on the river.

Zen-like and wet.  ;D
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on March 22, 2016, 08:00:34 PM
Greatbuffalo: It would be great to ride the James River Valley to Yankton to start this trip. Just give me the when and where those leaving from Mitchell should join up. You riding the S10?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on March 22, 2016, 08:01:33 PM
We serve natural gas to all the colonies in the river bottom.

Great bunch of guys! And if you bring some cigarettes you can trade for turkey jerky and chicken fryers.  Good stuff!!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on March 22, 2016, 11:56:28 PM
Harry Potter: I will not be doing this trip this time as I have to work that weekend. I really wanted to but couldn'nt make it work. I would like to make a day trip some weekend to this and something a bit different on the way back for the guys in this area. I know the James Valley Cycle Club has tried to do a group ride several times.

Ryan: I take care of folks from 3 of the river valley colonies. They truely are great people.  No one should believe the things they hear. Like everyone else they have their issues.

When they come to the hospital they often bring baked goods, smoked poultry, and veggies.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Fletch on March 23, 2016, 08:14:44 AM
Ryan: I take care of folks from 3 of the river valley colonies. They truely are great people.  No one should believe the things they hear. Like everyone else they have their issues.

When they come to the hospital they often bring baked goods, smoked poultry, and veggies.


they are my relatives, well, distant now. But, my great grandfather, Eli Wipf, left the colony in the teens. He was a fairly successful business man in Mitchell in the 20-40's. I recently refinished his old desk for use in my home office, but that is a different story:

(http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t163/blackhills_2007/Mobile%20Uploads/4238AAFE-0214-4F4E-922F-B404F19AFFD5_zps0ws6an44.jpg) (http://s160.photobucket.com/user/blackhills_2007/media/Mobile%20Uploads/4238AAFE-0214-4F4E-922F-B404F19AFFD5_zps0ws6an44.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on March 23, 2016, 09:16:56 AM
That desk is great. Cool family piece.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on March 23, 2016, 02:59:38 PM
So is anybody planning on doing this ride starting in either Mitchell or Yankton?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on March 23, 2016, 03:07:21 PM
Tentative plans are to take off from my house on friday am. Not set in stone.


 If people want to crash in the yard Thursday night, the wife was good with hosting a tent city party.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on March 23, 2016, 07:43:36 PM
I'm excited for this ride.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: sandhillrider on March 23, 2016, 10:08:22 PM
Sleddog sent me a trans Nebraska route a couple years ago will have to see if I can take time to ride it east. It  starts at Fort Robinson and hits the South Dakota route at Gross back to Yankton.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on March 25, 2016, 01:23:26 PM
Ok Friday morning I am leaving from Ryan's house at a time he chooses. And since once to Yankton I have no idea where the route goes, I am following the pack. I still have been unable to down load or see the route so if someone can post something different from the ADVRider post it would be great. What bike are you taking Ryan? Is this route to bad ass for a beemer?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Fletch on March 25, 2016, 01:39:06 PM
Is this route to bad ass for a beemer?

KTM would be the preferred brand..   ;D
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on March 25, 2016, 01:43:23 PM
KTM would be the preferred brand..    I do want to finish the route. :)
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on March 25, 2016, 01:50:35 PM
I'm riding the retro klr.  The camping gear it will haul costs more than the bike did. Fingers crossed she will make it across the fnish line.

If everything is a given you can't call it an adventure!!!!!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Fletch on March 25, 2016, 02:00:18 PM
KTM would be the preferred brand..    I do want to finish the route. :)

Haha.. touche'
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: tannerc on March 25, 2016, 06:19:14 PM
This sounds like a perfect practice run before attempting the CDR or something more epic. I think I am in.!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Bogus Jim on March 25, 2016, 10:38:43 PM
Jeez, pretty soon the whole DDSR membership will be going. I'll have to see what I am doing Memorial day weekend, maybe I'll tag along.

It would be good to find a different route from Rockyford to Buffalo Gap, that is mostly paved now. Maybe a couple scouting rides are in order.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on March 26, 2016, 07:07:30 AM
Harry Potter,
This route has been completed manyntimes by guys with less skills than you have on the same bike. There have been a couple of crashes as well, but don't let that affect your decision.

I wouldn't hesitate to do it on my S10.
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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Hank on March 26, 2016, 08:06:15 AM
I'd like to join the fun too, but not sure if it will work yet.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: grubbie on March 26, 2016, 08:12:43 PM
I would like to go also. Keeping an eye on the date and what equipment I can get by then. Never done any motorcycle camping.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Lonesome Dave on March 26, 2016, 08:26:53 PM
Grubbie, if your going, I'm going!  Can I do this on a Wee? Shinko 705 tires.

Maybe I shouldn't plan this, if I plan a head it will rain.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: tannerc on March 26, 2016, 11:19:16 PM
This is going to be quite the wagon train!

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Bogus Jim on March 27, 2016, 12:00:32 PM
Can I do this on a Wee? Shinko 705 tires.

Dave what's the worst that could happen?

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Bogus Jim on March 27, 2016, 12:03:38 PM
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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: grubbie on March 27, 2016, 04:04:47 PM
Ryani, I don't know where you live, guessing Mitchell? Also, I see this is a camp-out situation. I assume all I need is tent/bag/pad type of thing, no need to pack food and such? This will be my first time doing something like this so any advice appreciated.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: sandhillrider on March 27, 2016, 06:09:17 PM
Grubbie, I put wolfman side racks and a tail rack on my DR. With the wolfman waterproof side bags and duffle bag I can haul tent and all gear in waterproof bags. As for the right gear I still am not quite there, sleeping bag is easy but not found right tent yet. Now I will let Ryani tell us more about gear .
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on March 27, 2016, 07:23:56 PM
This has all the markings of the dirt version of "Wild Hogs".  ;D
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on March 27, 2016, 07:32:57 PM
Watch out Del Fuegos!  ;)
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on March 27, 2016, 07:33:56 PM
Ha-ha gear?  Black garbage bags two layers if the cargo is important!

Mr. Potter would be the expert on off-road camping. Having Alaska trips under his belt makes him in the know.

Ya I'm in Mitchell. Almost see the corn palace!!!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on March 27, 2016, 10:02:28 PM
If anyone needs camping gear for the weekend let me know. I have a good lightweight tent, sleeping bags, lightweight air matresses, etc, etc. I live just around the corner from Ryan and could deliver them there. Let me know.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: kmuhlenbeck on March 27, 2016, 10:23:39 PM
If I'm able to do this ride, I'll be coming from work Friday afternoon in Sioux Falls. Where is the first planned stop on the route? I'd be playing catch up on paved roads Friday afternoon.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: grubbie on March 27, 2016, 10:25:00 PM
This has all the markings of the dirt version of "Wild Hogs".  ;D
Now that's funny! Who has to get the Apple tat???

Sandhill I have side racks and bags, cant remember the brands. Have a sleeping bag, looking at tents and pads. If I can go I too will be slabbing over the day before, possibly even two days before. Mom lives in Huron, always looking for a reason to give her a visit.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on March 27, 2016, 11:19:42 PM
Think light weight hikers's back packing tents, bags, and air mattress. REI has a better selection than Cabellas. Cabellas stuff is to big and bulky but they do have a good selection of dry bags. Water and protein bars even if we're eating out.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on March 28, 2016, 01:32:42 AM
I agree REI has the best tents for the $$. Be sure to spend the extra few bucks for a ground cloth. Even a cheap tarp will do the trick.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Bogus Jim on March 28, 2016, 11:01:26 AM
Cabella's has a better selection of slingshots than REI. If you don't know why you need to carry a slingshot, well then I guess you've never accidentally staked your tent in a plague-infested prairie dog town.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on March 28, 2016, 11:21:44 AM
Cabella's has a better selection of slingshots than REI. If you don't know why you need to carry a slingshot, well then I guess you've never accidentally staked your tent in a plague-infested prairie dog town.

Cabella's also has a better selection of Glocks............. Prairie dogs don't like Glocks  ::)
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on March 28, 2016, 11:28:00 AM
this trip is going to be epic. my tapatalk alerts must not be working right, i missed out on 3 days worth of BS  ;D not necessary to bring food if you dont' want to, i mostly just snack on stuff on  these types of trips anyhow. the last trip i did, i didn't poop for 3 days!! then i had stopped and had Mexican. Fixed!! As far as tents go, i tried to do a 1 man tent before, but remember, it is one man and one man's gear, better off getting a 2 or even 3 person with vestibules. as far as the tracks go, i can email them to whomever needs/wants them. just send me your e-mail or PM me or whatever. It looks like we have options for this route, the first option is the Yankton SD or NE option, the NE side is fun. never have done teh SD option. the second option we have is North of i90 or South of i90, i have done the North i90 part and it is mostly gravel roads, somewhat boring, but has its good spots (bad river Road is pretty dang fun), not sure on the souther half.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on March 28, 2016, 11:33:36 AM
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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Hank on March 28, 2016, 03:34:43 PM
I agree REI has the best tents for the $$. Be sure to spend the extra few bucks for a ground cloth. Even a cheap tarp will do the trick.

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I've never done the research myself to prove this, but I've read that REI is one of the biggest contributors to causes and campaigns to close anything and everything to dirt bikes, jeeps, and quads... so if true, spend your dollars wisely!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on March 28, 2016, 03:35:55 PM
I agree REI has the best tents for the $$. Be sure to spend the extra few bucks for a ground cloth. Even a cheap tarp will do the trick.

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I've never done the research myself to prove this, but I've read that REI is one of the biggest contributors to causes and campaigns to close anything and everything to dirt bikes, jeeps, and quads... so if true, spend your dollars wisely!


I too have read this.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on March 28, 2016, 03:36:38 PM
I too have read this


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: kmuhlenbeck on March 28, 2016, 05:08:34 PM
Where do you usually camp first night?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on March 28, 2016, 10:01:12 PM
I have been a member of REI since like 84 and never have I seen any agressive literature in  my mailbox. I do often get mailers for protec tion of wild land but none that is even remotely aggresive. That is not to say that they don't do that out the backdoor. I think if you knew  where half of your spent dollars went you would never spend a dime anywhere. Every corporation has their causes.
I do busyness with them cause they have GREAT customer service and great products. I could do business with Cabelas which is turned into a high priced Pamida with crap customer service, and, I dont like where some of their "round up the dollar" cash goes either.

I hope it aint so but untill I see agregous aggressive campaigns I'll continue to do business with them.
I am open to read and look at anything that may change my mind, my mind is one that is always open.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on March 28, 2016, 10:23:08 PM
Where do you usually camp first night?
Hey Kyle, from Mitchell to Pickstown is roughly 210 miles and at about 30-40 mph that will probably put us close to a day with stops and breaks. So to answer your question... Right around pickstown.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on March 28, 2016, 10:23:47 PM
Hey Kyle, from Mitchell to Pickstown is roughly 210 miles and at about 30-40 mph that will probably put us close to a day with stops and breaks. So to answer your question... Right around pickstown.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: MoreIsLess on March 29, 2016, 01:25:55 PM
Whoops I thought I was already in on this. As long as theres no horse trails im in! :) Also I did the trail from Mitchell to Yankton on my big bike and even with stops to see old friends it only took about 4 hours I think. I averaged maybe 55 mph. There were some 70mph sections of it.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on March 31, 2016, 07:42:36 PM
Well it looks like I may be able to do this yet. I had a work associate ask to switch that weekend. I will still have to work Monday night but I should be able to do most of the trip, maybe head home Sunday afternoon.

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Title: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on March 31, 2016, 07:52:51 PM
Haha. This is seriously turning into a DDSR huge group ride. With GB a maybe, that brings the list, including all maybes, to a hefty 15 riders. Damn.
All subject to change though of course.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: kmuhlenbeck on April 01, 2016, 12:32:06 PM
At this rate you should post it to ADVrider and Reddit haha  You've got yourself a national event.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on April 01, 2016, 02:17:27 PM
Just need t-shirts and steeeekers !
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Lonesome Dave on April 01, 2016, 04:16:55 PM
Grubbie and I were talking last night about making up tee-shirts with "Wild Hogs" or maybe the Del Fuegos gang on the back.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on April 01, 2016, 04:23:01 PM
how about "Wild Rice"................ the bulk will be Japanese bikes........ just sayin  ???
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on April 01, 2016, 04:25:43 PM
I'm thinking, as this is sleddog's route, that he should have a little say in the shirt sticker thing. Speaking of that, where can I get a DDSR sticker??


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on April 01, 2016, 04:59:32 PM
I'd be in for a couple ddsr stickers too.  I smell a group buy!!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: kmuhlenbeck on April 01, 2016, 07:21:11 PM
Stickers???
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Lonesome Dave on April 01, 2016, 07:50:31 PM
I believe Loingrader spearheaded the last printing.  He would at least know how and where.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on April 01, 2016, 08:17:53 PM
Let's look into it. There are many new members including me that would like a few. I'm in for four!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: kmuhlenbeck on April 01, 2016, 08:19:49 PM
What do said stickers look like? Anyone have an action pic?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Hank on April 01, 2016, 08:49:38 PM
There was a member named Jared, way back when, like the first year, that printed up some really cool stickers, but he hasn't been around forever.    I might have a few in an envelope yet and I work with a guy that does sticker printing.. I'll bet he could duplicate.   I'll see what I have.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on April 01, 2016, 09:17:19 PM
http://www.makestickers.com/cat/303/custom-oval-bumper-stickers?gclid=CjwKEAjwuPi3BRClk8TyyMLloxgSJAAC0XsjhFU7Ft9RJAnUjemAoHhDJIi68anMvMB_8nPEJuLt2BoCyJXw_wcB

Here's a site that makes custom stickers
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: loingrader on April 01, 2016, 09:59:19 PM
I may have a few left.  If not I will get some coming.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on April 01, 2016, 10:02:15 PM
"Wild Rice-a-Roni" ride ??? ;D
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Bogus Jim on April 01, 2016, 10:17:16 PM
It's just a matter of time before a film crew shows up.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on April 01, 2016, 11:29:20 PM
At least get a bit creative, Ferral Pigs.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on April 02, 2016, 07:28:20 PM
Plain Hogs
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on April 02, 2016, 07:29:10 PM
This will come in handy ::)
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on April 02, 2016, 07:30:00 PM
Pretty sure that's a KLR in the pic  ;D
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on April 02, 2016, 07:37:32 PM
"Thump The Plains 2016"


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on April 02, 2016, 07:58:34 PM
"Thump The Plains 2016"


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I like that one.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: MoreIsLess on April 06, 2016, 09:01:44 AM
"Thump The Plains 2016"


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What if were insecure and need 2 cylinders?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on April 06, 2016, 09:06:36 AM
"Thump The Plains 2016"


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What if were insecure and need 2 cylinders?
You ride a buell, we already know you are insecure, among other things..hehe
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: MoreIsLess on April 06, 2016, 12:24:11 PM
Hey I got some knobbies coming for it so I might actually be able to keep up!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: sleddog on April 15, 2016, 02:42:35 PM
Hey Guys,

I just got back from another epic adventure to Mexico's Eastern Sierra Gorda Mountians! Just catching up on what's going on here & ADV.

Glad to hear y'all are doing a group ride on the TSDAT.

Camping....You can camp in Gross, NE. (free) in the park, across the street from the Nebrask-Inn Steakhouse. Not too far of a walk after a few refreshments. ;D You can also camp at the state campground near the dam. State sticker & fees apply.

On the West side of the river is a nice campground that used to be run by the COE...now took over by the state & they charge a fee :( No food nearby,  so bring your own. I've picked things up in P'town & hauled them to the campground.

Location is N43.09937 W98.76885

Camping in Kennebec at the KOA...or head to the Grasslands & camp about anywhere.

Take the route South of I-90. With a group it'll take most of a day.

Stay in Midland at the Stroppel Hotel....Hot mineral baths in the Hotel & nice place to eat across the street. Both, very resonable priced.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on April 15, 2016, 03:02:58 PM
Looks like sleddog's is way ahead of us on the sticker game!! Ya. I think we will do the southern route. I also stayed north of kennebec about 3 miles at a little lake there for free!!


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: KLC63 on April 16, 2016, 07:16:51 AM
Those logos look great. I'm in for sure. What are the exact dates and where do we meet on Friday?

Kyle
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on April 16, 2016, 08:00:11 AM
Ideally we will meet early morning in Mitchell on the 27th probably at ryani's place.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: KLC63 on April 16, 2016, 08:12:56 AM
That's May 27th right? What is the address?

Thanks, Kyle
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on April 16, 2016, 08:13:54 AM
Don't know the address. Further details will be released when we get closer.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: KLC63 on April 16, 2016, 08:20:01 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Dr Psyko on April 16, 2016, 10:34:59 AM
Johnny come lately here. I've been sitting in the weeds watching this. I can't do the spring meet, but this might be possible. Let me try to summarize: starting from Mitchell on Friday the 27th, time yet to be determined?  Heading off God knows where, mostly gravel and some trails, camping along the way, returning back towards Mitchell in approximately one week?  It sounds like there are a lot of people coming and going from the ride which is cool.  Is this the gist of it?

Thanks!

Tim
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on April 16, 2016, 11:33:21 AM
I plan on leaving Mitchell Friday and back in Rapid City Sunday. I don't think it takes more than 2-3 days to do the TSDAT (that might be pushing it). I think Bogus Jim did it in 12 hours total or something.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Bogus Jim on April 16, 2016, 05:37:36 PM
It was more than 12 hours. But I bet if I had a 1190 I could do it in 12. I've read you can just hold the throttle wide open and the Traction Control will pick the appropriate speed for the conditions.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on April 16, 2016, 06:33:36 PM
It was more than 12 hours. But I bet if I had a 1190 I could do it in 12. I've read you can just hold the throttle wide open and the Traction Control will pick the appropriate speed for the conditions.
yea I went back and read your post/picture. It had 23 point something hours of travel round trip. 12 there and twelve back.  ;)
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: KLC63 on April 16, 2016, 08:00:29 PM
Will we be grabbing food @ restaurants along the way?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Fletch on April 16, 2016, 08:23:14 PM
It was more than 12 hours. But I bet if I had a 1190 I could do it in 12. I've read you can just hold the throttle wide open and the Traction Control will pick the appropriate speed for the conditions.

Yea, that's exactly how it works, 12 hours should be reasonable. 
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on April 16, 2016, 09:25:45 PM
Jim, You crack me up! I looked to see if I could use that technique on my Tenere but my owners manual said that only works on Austrian machines.

As for the plan, I have no part in the planning of this but this is what I believe.
Leave from Mitchell Friday morning and be done by Monday. Making it a long Weekend. Camping along the way. Some campsites are a short distance from food while others are not. So I would plan on packing food for those times where it is not available. As small Stove and a can of Dinty Moore is always a good and easy plan for such times. I do like eat a good lunch at a slop shop during the day and eat lite at night. This route doesn't always take you to the vacinity of good grub. I say plan for anything and adapt.

I'm sure Ryan will chime in if he has a better idea on these things.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on April 16, 2016, 11:04:12 PM
Correct GB, leave Mitchell Friday morning, camp along the way, get food at gas stations along the way or whatever, bring snacks, I'm opposite of GB, I like to eat light during the day and big at night, otherwise my body gets tired in the afternoon. There will be groups coming and leaving throughout the weekend, adaptation is a must, dinty Moore is a great backup as is a can of tuna, bowl of easy mac. Whatever you can beat up or add hot water to. Plan is to be done with the ride on Sunday, Monday would be a return home day.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: KLC63 on April 16, 2016, 11:39:25 PM
That sounds great to me just needed an idea.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on April 17, 2016, 09:01:30 AM
Since this could be a big group, can I suggest we meet for breakfast Friday morning at Perkins in Mitchell, departing no later than 9:30AM. There is a good trail head just south of Perkins to do the James River dirt path to Yankton.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on April 17, 2016, 08:04:14 PM
My thought is if we do breakfast, do it at I90 TS. Perkins has a tendency to be quite slow in service. Just my 2 bits.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on April 17, 2016, 08:14:28 PM
Ok with me as I haven't eaten at either one in over ten years. And maybe a 9:30 departure is late?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on April 17, 2016, 08:21:16 PM
Jack, would be possible to get some of those stickers from you. Let me know and we'll figure out when we can meet.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: sleddog on April 18, 2016, 08:07:49 AM
Yes Dan. I'll drop off some stickers.  We usually get to Mitchell a couple times a month. I've got your phone number....I will call or drop you a text msg next time we come over. 

Also, before your departure I will send the latest updated tracks.  On the southern route out of Kennebec, I need to check out a washout, to see if it's been repaired since last fall. If it hasn't, I'll have a go-around. I'm also planning to redo the far west section from Scenic to Custer.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on April 18, 2016, 08:42:33 AM
Yes Dan. I'll drop off some stickers.  We usually get to Mitchell a couple times a month. I've got your phone number....I will call or drop you a text msg next time we come over. 

Also, before your departure I will send the latest updated tracks.  On the southern route out of Kennebec, I need to check out a washout, to see if it's been repaired since last fall. If it hasn't, I'll have a go-around. I'm also planning to redo the far west section from Scenic to Custer.

Thanks Sleddog, you are awesome, and thanks again for putting your time and effort into these tracks and re-pioneering a great scenic route across the state.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on April 18, 2016, 10:13:31 PM
Thank Jack. I work out of town a few days a week so if I'm not in town I'll have you leave them at the Yamaha shop and I can grab them there. My son works there.
And yes, thank you so much for your effort.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: grubbie on April 20, 2016, 09:24:19 PM
Getting pretty excited for this. Looks like I'm in! Gathering up camping gear and getting the DR650 set up. Was gonna buy some tires to replace the stock trail wings, but probably gonna have to run 'em. Lots of good tread left but not the greatest tire for mud.....or loose stuff....or gravel......or grass....or big rocks.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on April 20, 2016, 09:27:32 PM
Getting pretty excited for this. Looks like I'm in! Gathering up camping gear and getting the DR650 set up. Was gonna buy some tires to replace the stock trail wings, but probably gonna have to run 'em. Lots of good tread left but not the greatest tire for mud.....or loose stuff....or gravel......or grass....or big rocks.
Good thing the tsdat is mostly dirt...and gravel...and grass...and mud... 😝
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Wizard on April 20, 2016, 10:15:59 PM
I am in also....the field grows...

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on April 20, 2016, 10:26:59 PM
It seems like a lot of people are going. Ryani's yard is going to be a tent city. Maybe there should be a sign up thread like the rally? I would be interested to know where everyone is coming from so those coming from the west could ride out to Mitchell together. There seems to be a lot of people, and I am not sure who they all are, or where they are coming from. Just a thought. Hank ?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Lonesome Dave on April 20, 2016, 10:48:08 PM
Lots of good tread left but not the greatest tire for mud.....or loose stuff....or gravel......or grass....or big rocks.

Grubbie, just wanted you to know I got that!!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on April 20, 2016, 11:15:51 PM
There are plenty of us from Mitchell with several yards that can accommodate tents. There is also a couple shops in case any last minute fixes need doing. We should try to get out for a beer Thursday night. I can furnish the tipsy van with a driver so no one has to drink and ride. Or grill some grub at my shop. Let me know what you all wanna do.
It is an easy walk from my shop to Ryan's place or you can camp at my shop. Wizard also stated he has tent space a very short distance away.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: kmuhlenbeck on April 21, 2016, 12:41:25 PM
I agree on a sort of roll call.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on April 21, 2016, 12:47:03 PM
Ask and you shall receive.....

http://www.dakotadualsportriders.com/smf/index.php?topic=2094.0
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: poleburner on April 21, 2016, 07:31:45 PM
I am wanting to make it but I will have to see with work. I will post on the sign up thread when it gets closers and I know for sure.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: sleddog on April 30, 2016, 03:08:51 PM
I dropped 15 TSDAT stickers off today.....
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Post by: greatbuffalo on April 30, 2016, 03:36:50 PM
Thanks Jack
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: kmuhlenbeck on April 30, 2016, 09:18:33 PM
Getting very excited. Farkling up the weestrom in prep of this and the rally.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: KLC63 on May 12, 2016, 11:07:56 PM
Any more sign ups?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Bogus Jim on May 13, 2016, 08:53:11 AM
I'm still on the maybe list, if I go I'd probably leave Rapid Thursday afternoon and take 44 out.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: KLC63 on May 13, 2016, 06:28:55 PM
Maybe we should try to ride out as a group, If that works for anyone else. Are you going to breakfast in the morning?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: KLC63 on May 13, 2016, 08:21:21 PM
The long range forecast looks good so far!!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Lonesome Dave on May 13, 2016, 08:52:16 PM
I'm still on the maybe list, if I go I'd probably leave Rapid Thursday afternoon and take 44 out.

I'm just like Jim. (I can't believe I just said that.)  I would probably leave early Friday morning and catch up with the group in the afternoon. 
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Hank on May 13, 2016, 10:05:53 PM
Im out unfortunately.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: sandhillrider on May 15, 2016, 10:34:57 PM
If you think we will end day 1 around Gross I have a place to camp about 5 miles from Gross on the Missouri river bank.
We have a cabin with a grill and showers with plenty of tent space. I could stock the fridge with burgers and refreshments or eat in Gross and motor down. I think Friday nights are steak night at the Nebraska Inn.
Just thought I would offer. If we are faster than planned we may want to keep going.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: kmuhlenbeck on May 15, 2016, 10:38:43 PM
That sounds pretty awesome. Should I be packing food? Or will we be able to buy it in towns on the way?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on May 16, 2016, 07:43:16 AM
Mark that is an awesome offer and may be something to really consider. Should wait on the planners of this ride to decide.

As for packing food. I always find on a ride like this its always good to pack a bit of grub because you never know when it will be convenient to get to a store or food joint. I have found on rides like this the riders will figure out what works best for the group as far as food goes. Things are always a bit flexible.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: sandhillrider on May 16, 2016, 08:51:44 AM
GB
 I thought I would just offer and let the planners decide.
If we are making good time we could be well past Gross.
If its wet we wont make Gross!!!!
May be something that has to be decided on the fly.
Title: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on May 16, 2016, 10:07:32 AM
Not a bad idea at all, hope for the best, plan for the worst. Bring whatever food you can cook over a flame whether that be from a can or whatever. With the number of riders anticipated, I just can't say for sure where we will end up. Thank you for offering up. Part of the adventure is all of the unknowns. Realistically I think it could happen as I had planned on SScalp creek recreation area as night 1 end, which is only 35 miles from gross NE and probably closer to Sandhills rider's place. Play it by ear? Last time I did it I got food at pickstown and headed to S scalp creek.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Lonesome Dave on May 16, 2016, 03:49:40 PM
Remember, you might have to commit to a location on the first night wherever it might be.  A few are leaving the west side of the state on Friday and meeting the group towards the end of the day one.  Just saying.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on May 16, 2016, 04:13:51 PM
Ya. You are right Dave. I don't care where, if guys want to camp at Sandhills riders spot on the river or at S scalp Rec area. Either one is fine by me. How far is your cabin from S Scalp Sandhill?


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: sleddog on May 16, 2016, 04:44:51 PM
I went out to check the progress of the washout (location N43.67362 W99.99389, also marked by an X on the tracks) on the Alternate Southern Route from Kennebec to Midland. It's still impassable. I've re-routed around it. It's too bad 'cause this is a really nice section of trail. The rancher I talked to said it would be repaired by mid summer.

You might consider doing the northern portion. It's 105 miles vs the southern routes 192 miles.

Due to BIA 2 being paved along with other issues, I re-routed the far western portion, from Scenic to Custer. I verified the route by riding it this weekend. It has a little more pavement than I'd like.

I'm attaching the updated tracks.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: tannerc on May 16, 2016, 07:57:38 PM
I went out to check the progress of the washout (location N43.67362 W99.99389, also marked by an X on the tracks) on the Alternate Southern Route from Kennebec to Midland. It's still impassable. I've re-routed around it. It's too bad 'cause this is a really nice section of trail. The rancher I talked to said it would be repaired by mid summer.

You might consider doing the northern portion. It's 105 miles vs the southern routes 192 miles.

Due to BIA 2 being paved along with other issues, I re-routed the far western portion, from Scenic to Custer. I verified the route by riding it this weekend. It has a little more pavement than I'd like.

I'm attaching the updated tracks.


Awesome Jack, I appreciate the work you put into the TSDAT!

I'm on the probably not going to make it list too. I have way too many irons in the fire right now and its only like 10 days away.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: sandhillrider on May 16, 2016, 08:56:48 PM
The cabin is 5 miles north east of Gross on a dead end road in our pasture. Its 5 miles down river from the dam just in Nebraska. I would guess 20 miles from south Scalp.
You have to go back through Gross to go North or west.
If we have others coming in late one of the public campgrounds would be easier for them to find.
The road is gravel all the way in but it would be fun to watch you guys ride the big bikes out if it rained.
If we need a absolute pick wet or dry you might want to use a public place.
Mitchin06 pm me and I can call you if you want more details.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on May 17, 2016, 01:50:11 PM
After talking with some of the other riders, I think camp for the first night will be at S. Scalp creek recreation area. It is primitive and we can supply up/gas up in pickstown before heading to camp.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: kmuhlenbeck on May 17, 2016, 08:01:36 PM
Good deal. It's nice to know where we'll be. I'm going to try to hit the trail in Yankton after work. I'll leave SF around 3. Anyone know about how long it takes to get from Yankton to S Scalp on the trail? I've done the bit from Mitchell to Yankton, but don't want miss out on the dirt I haven't seen yet. Is that too ambitious? Will I be okay on my own?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Bogus Jim on May 17, 2016, 08:30:10 PM
Anyone know about how long it takes to get from Yankton to S Scalp on the trail?

I found my tracks from a few years ago... it was 148 miles from Yankton to S Scalp, it took me 5 hours including a 26 minute stop in Pickstown for gas and snacks, and a stop in Devil's Nest for site seeing. It was muddy when I rode it, so you can probably average a little better.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: kmuhlenbeck on May 17, 2016, 08:53:54 PM
Here's what google has to say... I have no idea what average speed they are using. Sunset is 8:58 - I assume I'll be in Yankton a little before 5. I may have to hit more paved than I'd like.
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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on May 17, 2016, 09:10:38 PM
So tack on another 50 miles since we are starting in Mitchell, add 2 more hours to that and there is a full day.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: kmuhlenbeck on May 17, 2016, 09:18:06 PM
It's going to be a great weekend! I promise I'm just along for the ride once I catch up!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: KLC63 on May 23, 2016, 09:00:26 AM
Anyone else committed to going from the western side of the state besides me?

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on May 23, 2016, 09:06:18 AM
From what is forecasted as of now for Pickstown area, we might run into some rain, this is not a deal breaker for me as the rest of the weekend looks fairly promising. With that said, if you are committed, bring some rain gear. Also, we are in SoDak, so weather may change for the better or worse in an instant. As of now I do not have any type of back-up plan. I am certainly open to suggestions and am really hoping it's just a quick morning shower and moves out.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: KLC63 on May 23, 2016, 09:28:24 AM
Anyone else committed to going from the western side of the state?

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on May 23, 2016, 09:33:34 AM
Anyone?  Bueller bueller
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on May 23, 2016, 09:35:08 AM
South Central SD got around 4 inches last night.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Bogus Jim on May 23, 2016, 10:15:38 AM
I think the odds for me are dropping... it's not the weekend forecast I'm worried about, but the cumulative rain totals this week, along the route.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on May 23, 2016, 11:57:20 AM
Meeting in Mitchell on the 27th at 830 in the Cabelas parking lot.
Meeting at Marlins at 0745 for breakfast or at 830 if you choose to do something else for breakfast.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: KLC63 on May 23, 2016, 12:05:03 PM
The dates changed?

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Title: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on May 23, 2016, 01:16:40 PM
The dates changed?

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No. The date has not changed. It has been this Friday-Monday for quite some time. Pm me if you are still confused.

According to the sign up thread, you are coming on Thursday evening and tenting that night, then getting up and leaving with us in the morning on Friday.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on May 23, 2016, 01:31:50 PM
So the Friday morning breakfast at the truck stop is out?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: KLC63 on May 23, 2016, 01:51:21 PM
Thanks HP. Meeting place not date. Is it going to be muddy with this weather?

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on May 23, 2016, 01:53:09 PM
So the Friday morning breakfast at the truck stop is out?
I must have breezed over that post HP, I have not heard from Dan GB for awhile, not too many people have signed in on the sign up page, so I'm really not sure who is coming when. I'll review stuff, give me a sec.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on May 23, 2016, 02:08:22 PM
Ok. If we do breakfast, those going should meet at 745 ish as to make sure they get done before 0900 as that should be the latest we stay in Mitchell. It's not as easy as one thinks trying to organize a bunch of guys via the Internet. Lol


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Lonesome Dave on May 23, 2016, 05:03:07 PM
Hell its not easy when they'll standing in front of you!  :o
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on May 23, 2016, 05:47:55 PM
You got that right Dave.

Looking at the long range forecast, the beginning of the weekend isn't looking good. If its gonna be a wash I'm not sure if I'm gonna ride. I'm no fair weather rider but the idea 15 or so riders, many with big bikes over slimy surfaces could be a chore. Crossing the Dejong Ranch in a downpour, or after one, would be ugly at best.

I hate to sound like a buzzkill but it is what it is. I'll make a more informed decision the closer we get.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: KLC63 on May 23, 2016, 06:14:20 PM
I'm with you GB. Maybe we could plan alternate routs depending where the rain goes threw. Just a suggestion. I am up for what ever you guy's that live there recommend.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: grubbie on May 23, 2016, 09:13:11 PM
Dang. Weather not looking good.....I would have to ride across the state in the rain to get there, then ride mud all the way back. Not backing out just yet, but not looking great. I bought a bunch of gear......dammit I wanna use it!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Lonesome Dave on May 23, 2016, 10:19:17 PM
Grubbie, you can come and sleep in my yard! 
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: sandhillrider on May 23, 2016, 11:19:54 PM
Dave do you have room for my tent to?
If this washes out Bonnie thinks we should take the tent and come to the hills for the weekend.
I was on the Nebraska side of the Missouri today and its going to have to dry some to make those trails passable.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Lonesome Dave on May 24, 2016, 07:23:27 AM
Dave do you have room for my tent to?
If this washes out Bonnie thinks we should take the tent and come to the hills for the weekend.

Absolutely.  If you want I'll set up the camper too.  When we added the well cistern last year we also set up a camper pad.  You can haul your bikes or whatever.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: grubbie on May 24, 2016, 08:00:01 AM
Dave do you have room for my tent to?
If this washes out Bonnie thinks we should take the tent and come to the hills for the weekend.
I was on the Nebraska side of the Missouri today and its going to have to dry some to make those trails passable.
I was thinking the same thing, might be tempted to bring the camper though.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on May 24, 2016, 08:08:49 AM
PARTY AT DAVE'S!!!! WHOOP WHOOP
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: sandhillrider on May 24, 2016, 09:00:53 AM
I'm still hoping it dries enough for the ride almost have the DR ready.
But might have to start prepping the WR for a plan B.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: KLC63 on May 24, 2016, 09:28:50 AM
Good plan, just got off the phone with Dave. Discussing a plan b. Weather is supposed to be great in the Hills this weekend.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on May 24, 2016, 09:36:28 AM
Are you saying I'm supposed to fuel up the 2 stroke for the weekend!?  I love the smell of premix in the morning
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: KLC63 on May 24, 2016, 09:44:50 AM
I think it's a good idea looking @ the forecast. I want to do the ride, but not fight severe weather and gumbo on the bigger bike. Mud doesn't bother the smaller bikes. And there isn't much mud in the hills the begin with.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Lonesome Dave on May 24, 2016, 11:19:51 AM
I have lots of camper space.  On tap water would be limited.  Electricity should be easy, I have that wired into the barn now.

I just warned Elisa........something might be happening at our place.  She said sounds like fun and started worrying about food.  I told her we just need to worry about beer.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Lonesome Dave on May 24, 2016, 02:38:33 PM
It's starting to look like the planned ride is starting to fall apart because of weather.  I've had several phone calls already this morning, asking if this is real?  Hell yeah, I love parties!  My plans for this weekend included coffee, beer, & riding.  Not necessarily in that order.  Grubbie called to say he has lots and lots of hamburger that he can bring.  Lisa postponed her trip to Sam's club today to see if this develops into anything.  I can borrow another grill and get a couple of large propane cookers for breakfast(s).  Or, we just ride over to Sugar Shack. 

For those of you that don't know, I live up Nemo Road west of Rapid City.  We have plenty of room for tents and/or campers.  Everything is already mowed and level.  So if plan "A" falls through or needs modified, the "east side" can ride or drive out to the west side.  And we'll do something here.  I'll figure out a fire pit by then.
 
If it starts to look like more than a few people, I've got a deal already set up with Time Tool rental for a free tent.

And don't forget, I have a few trials obstacles already setup in the camping area.  I have doctor that lives next to me and an orthopedic surgeon behind me and of course EMS is only a phone call away!  What could go wrong! 

 
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: MoreIsLess on May 24, 2016, 02:53:51 PM
I don't know what this talk is about the weather. I'm still going on the ride. I will collect your man cards in Mitchell.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on May 24, 2016, 03:16:51 PM
Good to have a back-up plan. Thanks Dave for "volunteering" your place. Haha. As of right now, my plans have not changed.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on May 24, 2016, 06:34:08 PM
I am still in. It does say "Adventure Ride" in the title.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on May 24, 2016, 06:35:19 PM
I am still in. It does say "Adventure Ride" in the title.
I couldn't agree more.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: kmuhlenbeck on May 24, 2016, 07:19:22 PM
Just do it.

Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on May 24, 2016, 07:39:04 PM
Touché!  I'll go find my cajones and pack em in the side bag. I'm ready!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on May 24, 2016, 07:39:54 PM
Too funny

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Bogus Jim on May 24, 2016, 07:46:51 PM
I'm out... I've already ridden this once in mud and rain so I'd rather wait for better conditions for the 2nd trip.

Have fun and ride safe everyone...

NOAA forecast 3-day rain totals (Wed-Fri)
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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: kmuhlenbeck on May 24, 2016, 08:07:00 PM
What I imagine TSDAT will be like this weekend:

Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Hank on May 24, 2016, 08:13:53 PM
lol!  stupid games, stupid prizes!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Lonesome Dave on May 24, 2016, 08:26:57 PM
What I imagine TSDAT will be like this weekend:



If that's all its going to be, I'm in!!!  Where did the bike go?
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: grubbie on May 24, 2016, 09:12:00 PM
What I imagine TSDAT will be like this weekend:


Definitely puts me out.......I don't have a KLR.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on May 25, 2016, 03:23:25 PM
For the record, I am out. As i said earlier, rain will keep me from going. I melt  ::). I will be riding in the Hills for sure however Fri/Saturday maybe some of Sunday.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: sleddog on May 26, 2016, 06:10:27 AM
Where is everyone meeting in Mitchell tonight. I'm thinking of wandering over to "meet & greet"
Title: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on May 26, 2016, 06:32:40 AM
Where is everyone meeting in Mitchell tonight. I'm thinking of wandering over to "meet & greet"
Cole and myself are heading to Ryan's place after dinner, probably won't arrive till maybe 9. Harry Potter is meeting up in the morning. For the most part the group fell apart due to weather concerns which is unfortunate but understandable. Breakfast is at 745 at Marlins Friday morning though. FYI.

That is what I know this far. Several riders will be meeting up at camp tomorrow evening as well.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on May 26, 2016, 11:42:16 AM
The African Twin owner will be meeting us for breakfast and riding to Yankton with us on Friday.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on May 26, 2016, 11:43:19 AM
The African Twin owner will be meeting us for breakfast and riding to Yankton with us on Friday.
Who is this AT owner you speak of? Mythical?


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on May 26, 2016, 12:21:52 PM
Oh he is for real. Big guy who was there for the invention of fire.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on May 26, 2016, 01:16:57 PM
Will he let me ride it, I will trade him fire invention for wheel invention!!


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: sandhillrider on May 26, 2016, 01:26:18 PM
I am going to hand in my man card and let you young guys play in the mud.
Have a safe trip and hope the rain goes elsewhere.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on May 26, 2016, 01:30:25 PM
I am going to hand in my man card and let you young guys play in the mud.
Have a safe trip and hope the rain goes elsewhere.
Never mind those shrewd comments, have fun in the hills if you end up that way.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on May 26, 2016, 01:31:39 PM
Well anybody that wants to ride the 600 will have to sign a waiver do to all the horsepower. Haha
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: KLC63 on May 26, 2016, 02:45:45 PM
Funny Mitch, He won't trade fire for his wheels. He already has it, that is what makes his wheels go.
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: sleddog on May 26, 2016, 03:39:49 PM
Since it sounds like there won't be a gathering in Mitchell tonight, I guess I'll pass on coming over :-[ Maybe go to Last Thursday instead.

For those still riding the TSDAT this weekend, good luck & be safe.....If you have low front fenders.....ie...GS's & AT's :evil you might want to just go ahead & remove them

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Robmicgrn on May 26, 2016, 07:03:57 PM
Or bring lots of sticks like in the picture  ;D
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on May 26, 2016, 07:24:33 PM
I got a nice pointy stick packed. A multi tool stick
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Hank on May 26, 2016, 07:38:00 PM
Have a blast guys.  I'm somewhat jealous.

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on May 27, 2016, 08:06:11 PM
Muddddddy! We found it
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on May 27, 2016, 08:13:07 PM
Glad I bailed. My man card is buried in the mud off the side. Could you dig it up for me and bring it back?
Thanks

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Hank on May 27, 2016, 08:25:04 PM
Hope you have ample pointy sticks!

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on May 27, 2016, 08:30:58 PM
I broke my best one!!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: MoreIsLess on May 28, 2016, 05:47:56 PM
I got to be the first casualty. The Buell clutch just couldn't handle the mud. Or I couldn't run it properly  ??? Luckily my parents lived just a few miles away from where we were!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on May 28, 2016, 11:33:13 PM
Bummer

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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: ryani on May 29, 2016, 10:24:39 AM
Made it to sage creek last night. Had a buffalo appear out the dark about 10 yards away from the tent. He was a bigin!

Here's sun rise this morning. No rain!!!!!
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on June 01, 2016, 10:42:24 AM
The Mornin of the trip started out a bit soggy, but quickly dried up (dried the riders out) after the sun peeked out.
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Things got a little muddy after Yankton, this stuff was the stuff GB warned us about. Rear wheels got locked up and a Buell clutch got fried
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(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160601/2d2a1c4825ba680b018bb9e015cb3da8.jpg) we made it to camp that night and got all set up and ate, had a blast chatting into the night before we retired to our tents. Around 4am, the storms rolled in. Loud thunder claps and lightning that lit up all the land was right over us. It rained into the early morning until about 9am(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160601/aa305fbff30521748f8a3a7561832584.jpg)
Breakfast was had in the shelter of our tents. We regrouped and packed up. The roads were soupy sloppy and we decided to try to buzz west to drier lands before hopping on the trail again. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160601/4600d53f5dd23119f36bc00c21cfda2d.jpg)
We got to hwy44 and hopped back in the trail there. Lunch was had at Hamill. It was at this point we decided to keep pushing west instead of north. Not many more pictures of this day as it was lost to the concrete slab. HP wanted to see more of the landscape, so he branched off on his own for the afternoon only to meet up again later. We ended up frantically making it to camp at Sage Creek shortly before sunset and about an hour later Harry Potter shows up. It was this night the mighty bison crept through camp. Scenic was the first stop of that morning. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160601/f7a60eec6ca3e0141872123abf41a171.jpg)
Ryan decided to slowly make his way back home at this point and Kyle, HP and myself proceeded to sheep mountain to have a see. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160601/01596776f4f741ae53be067b1bc9a405.jpg)
HP took off and Kyle and myself relaxed a bit on the top before taking back off south through Rockyford, redshirt and hermosa. Lunch was provided to Kyle and myself in Rapid where my wife and daughter were staying. I have several other relatives that live there as well. Kyle took a short nap before lunch, then my 2 cousins, Kyle and myself took off again into the BHNF where we put on another 45 miles of trails and ended up at the sugar shack for burgers and beers. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160601/a35f71740e3bfad364fc68c1b081da63.jpg)We camped up the road off of 642 for the night, then parted ways Monday morning for the trip home.  Thanks to everybody who participated in the event. I had a blast and know others did as well.


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: Harry Potter on June 01, 2016, 12:53:34 PM
Great report Mitch, it is what I should have written. :)
Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: mitchn06 on June 01, 2016, 02:04:29 PM
Great report Mitch, it is what I should have written. :)
Didn't know you wrote one up. I'll have to go find it!!


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Title: Re: Early or Late June Trans SD Adventure Trail Group Ride
Post by: greatbuffalo on June 01, 2016, 05:27:22 PM
Glad I was able to part of it. We need to do another ride sometime when I am on a more appropriate machine for the conditions.
As for the Bison in Sage Creek, that is almost a daily occurance. Wizard (Paul) and I have stayed there many of time and it never gets old to see them wander thtough. Just give them the space where they want to go and don't interfere. They will leave you alone.

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