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greatbuffalo

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Tentative Fall Ride.
« on: February 08, 2017, 09:20:03 PM »
I am in the very early stages of planning a Fall ride. This ride will be intended to be big bike friendly. That is not to say that smaller bikes would be turned away or left behind.

Where am I thinking?

Colorado - some of the better places we visited on last years COBDR. And some asphalt twisties. Will try to keep the real technical stuff to a minimum but I'm sure there will be some moderate stuff.

Utah - Some of the big bike friendly roads of Moab, portions of the UBDR. Hit a few of the National parks; Bryce, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Capital reef, and many more places to see and do. Maybe take some time to do a short hike or two and relax at a swimming hole for a while.

Idaho - for a short time and find back roads into Yellowstone.

Wyoming - Yellowstone. and make our way back to SD what ever way we want.

South Dakota - If my dates are gonna line up right that will put up in the Hills the weekend of the Fall Rally.

So here are the Dates I am working with: My last day of work will be August 28th. I will be ready to head out of town on August 31st. I am figuring the Fall Rally will start on Sept 14th.

I know this is very early and very vague. Just want to put it out there to judge some interest and get some other ideas. As always if someone else has a better idea or something more interesting, I am all ears.

Let me know what you all think think. I will put off serious planning for a while until I get some feedback. Not looking for any commitment, just ideas and input. Cause either way I am going to do this with or with you.  :P
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Re: Tentative Fall Ride.
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 11:56:29 PM »
Sounds like a great ride that I would kill to take the Tenere on but right now I have plans of riding the DakAL from September 10th - 15th.  If the Fall ride is any where Hill City that weekend I will probably have to ride over and crash Fall Rally's last night.  I will also be retiring about the end of August and am looking forward to a great ride to start off retirement.

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Re: Tentative Fall Ride.
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 06:09:35 AM »
Finally ride dates that work for a poor rancher!! Thank you GB I am in, the Tenere and I will be ready.
All those areas sound great to me so plan away.

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Re: Tentative Fall Ride.
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 08:25:07 AM »
sounds interesting.. I will try to make it (or at least part of it).. I really want to spend some time in the bighorns this summer too.
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Re: Tentative Fall Ride.
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 10:00:06 AM »
That sounds really fun.    Won't happen for me this year, so I'll just be jealous and watch for details.

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Re: Tentative Fall Ride.
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 12:08:58 PM »
I probably can't take vacation this year until August so this trip might work for me.

I know at least one backroad into west side of Yellowstone, there might be others. For the pavement routes, I've been pretty happy with the Butler maps. Saves a little guesswork. Also that "motorcycling Colorado" book is pretty good.

The other trip I'm sorta considering is Idaho BDR.

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Re: Tentative Fall Ride.
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 08:04:50 PM »
I may be interested in this if I can get the time off if you don't mind a african twin with those tenere's on the trip

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Re: Tentative Fall Ride.
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 08:10:41 PM »
if you don't mind a african twin with those tenere's on the trip

I like riding behind the Tenere's, if you hear a big crash from their skid plate then you know to slow down and take a different line.

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Re: Tentative Fall Ride.
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2017, 01:47:00 PM »
HAahahahahaa

That did happen a few times, didn't it?

Thank god for Rumbux

We'd love to have a AT on the ride.
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Re: Tentative Fall Ride.
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2017, 05:01:01 PM »
We'd love to have a AT on the ride.

NDirt, I'd be careful....they're all going to want to ride it!
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Re: Tentative Fall Ride.
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2017, 05:02:10 PM »
Of course. And I'm sure he'll be lusting to ride my sexy S10

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Re: Tentative Fall Ride.
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2017, 05:03:44 PM »
You know how a DDSR event goes. It winds up in a bike key swingers party.

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Re: Tentative Fall Ride.
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2017, 08:51:17 PM »
Well I have time off from the 31st until the 17th and the AT is getting closer to being ready every day.  What are your plans for tires like a 50 50 tire or What? I am thinking of getting Mitas Dakar E07 rear and TKC 80 front unless you guys are thinking more of a road tire

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Re: Tentative Fall Ride.
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2017, 09:52:02 PM »
I am putting the Mitas Dakar E07 on the Tenere rear also. But can't decide on the front have both the E07 and a TKC80 sitting here, good and bad about both. By fall I may have tried both.

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Re: Tentative Fall Ride.
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2017, 10:20:15 PM »
I haven't bought mine yet I am going to burn off the stick tire I am going to Manhattan kansas to see my daughter in a month and then to an African Twin rally in Iowa so I won't put on the new ones until after that at least if I don't wait until before we go on this adventure.