Annual DSBC Spring Newbie Ride April 30, 2017 DETAILS.

JavaJude

Super Moderator
Spring Newbie Ride details:

Date: SUNDAY APRIL 30, 2017

Location: TAMAHI STAGING AREA IN CHILLIWACK

Time: 8:00am SIGN-UP, COFFEE, SOCIAL

9:30am RIDERS' MEETING

10:00am LAST RIDER OUT

Route options: EZ ADVENTURE (C) ROUTE
HARD (A/B) ROUTE

These are preliminary details so watch this thread for updated info as we work on putting this event together.


The DSBC Spring Newbie Ride is FREE to all paid Members of DSBC so why not get your membership before the ride?
Follow this link to the Paypal Payment Area
http://www.dualsportbc.com/paymentcenter.html

You can purchase your DSBC membership at the Newbie Ride. Bring cash.

VERY IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE

NUBEE RIDE DATE CHANGE
Somehow the Nubie ride ended on the same date as the Blue Mtn fun ride. It was decided that we can change our date to accommodate the rider's. Riders will not have to make a decision one way or the other they can attend one the other or both events
Nuebe ride date is now

APRIL 30th 2017 at Tamihi Staging Area

Coffee and muffins (by donation) will be available in the morning. Come early and socialize and find a group to ride with.


 
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JavaJude

Super Moderator
I am just starting adventure riding on my new 2008 KLR 650. Is the EZ adventure suitable for beginners?

Hi TallRider
Welcome to DualSportBC.

The EZ Route is as easy as Adventure riding gets. It is meant for beginners and big bikes. If you want to get into Adventure riding then you have to get out there and ride our back roads, FSRs, gravel roads, and jeep trails.

If you are concerned about your riding skills then I recommend you sign up for an off-road riding course. BCORMA offers a course and there is a fantastic riding course offered at the Popkum Riding Ranch in Chilliwack.
 

JavaJude

Super Moderator
Here is a good description of what to expect on an Adventure Route (EZ Route). Tomcycle wrote this several years ago:


ADVENTURE ROUTE

What an Adventure Route will be like

Typically Forest Service Roads
Occasionally Decommissioned or abandoned FSR
May include some Twin Track typicality know as Quad trails
Rarely but can have some motorcycle single track

Generally FSRs are not maintained throughout the year so, rough sections should always be expected
Cross ditches can be expected on all FSRs except those that are active. NO cross ditches (on active FSRs but) expect logging trucks and heavy traffic

Adventure Routes have the big Dual Sport bikes in mind when being laid out, The GSs, VStrom, 990 etc. of course you can always ride your smaller Dual Sport bike on the Adventure route too.

On the Nubee ride you can expect the smaller DS bikes on the route as we share many of the roads with all levels of riders. Dont get upset when one of these little pesky bikes want to pass you, they are looking for a different riding experience and will be out of your way in seconds. Just slow down and they will find a way around you, make sure to give them room on your left.
 

tomcycle

Past President DSBC 2004 -2018
Staff member
Thanks. Will definitely spend some time out at Popkum.

Keep your eyes peeled on the Nubee thread as we often have work parties for the different routes. You will be welcome to help out and we will not leave you to the bears. Its also a great excuse to ride your bike

T
 

tomcycle

Past President DSBC 2004 -2018
Staff member
VERY IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE

NUBEE RIDE DATE CHANGE
Somehow the Nubie ride ended on the same date as the Blue Mtn fun ride. It was decided that we can change our date to accommodate the rider's. Riders will not have to make a decision one way or the other they can attend one the other or both events
Nuebe ride date is now

APRIL 30th 2017 at Tamihi Staging Area
 

mroddis

Member
Would really like to come out and meet more nubee riders on bike bikes...
As far as navigation equipment goes, I use MotionXGPS which has served me well. I plan trips on FURKOT and export to MotionX and use my iPhone. Are the C routes provided in advance or given out only at the event on the day?

Thanks,
Matthew
 

tomcycle

Past President DSBC 2004 -2018
Staff member
Would really like to come out and meet more nubee riders on bike bikes...
As far as navigation equipment goes, I use MotionXGPS which has served me well. I plan trips on FURKOT and export to MotionX and use my iPhone. Are the C routes provided in advance or given out only at the event on the day?

Thanks,
Matthew

Good question, no decisions made at this time
 

MXOldtimer

New member
Some not too random thoughts from an experienced (old) outsider on the subject of Nubee events. The purpose of such events can usually be broken down into 4 pieces.

1. Social event for us 2 wheel motorized recreational enthusiasts. Very important and if this doesn't happen, event is just another ride.
2. A chance for new to our segment of the sport to communicate with, ride with experienced enthusiasts (notice I didn't say riders) in a controlled environment to allow them to get a handle on where their interests may be with respect to bike size, riding environment etc so they can decide on the future path (trail) they might pursue in our sport.
3. A chance for us experienced types to have a great time helping others enjoy a controlled riding experience.
4. A chance for the more adventurous among us to stretch their capabilities a little along with fellow "A" riders.

The real challenge here is to cover all 4 in one event. However if that is not possible, delete features starting at 4 and going towards 2. as the bare minimum. Just some thoughts from one who has been there, done that, screwed it up, fixed it next time.
 

North

Active member
Going to request the day off work. Will I need a skid plate for my DR if I do the c route?

I put skid plates on all my Bikes. So I would.

The "C" route should be Pavement and Forest Service Roads, nothing crazy. But things happen and it could be wet, etc. And you might want to ride a side trail or something.
 
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Rustic

DSBC President / BCORMA Treasurer
Staff member
Going to request the day off work. Will I need a skid plate for my DR if I do the c route?

No not at all, but as mentioned a good investment when you can grt it.

I ride and wrench an old pre 96 DR650, you need a sounding boardor want to ride a few areas suitab6ke for our bikes send me a message.
 

Rustic

DSBC President / BCORMA Treasurer
Staff member
Going to request the day off work. Will I need a skid plate for my DR if I do the c route?

No not at all, but as mentioned a good investment when you can grt it.

I ride and wrench an old pre 96 DR650, if you need a sounding board or want to ride a few areas suitable for our bikes send me a message.
 

Farp

Active member
Going to request the day off work. Will I need a skid plate for my DR if I do the c route?

You could probably get away without putting one on but sooner or later you will pay big time for not having one. If this is the only time you'll take your bike off the pavement and have no intentions of doing so again then it might be worth the gamble, but if you intend riding your bike on logging roads etc (and with a DR why wouldn't you), then a skid plate is an absolute must have item. I've seen rocks smash crankcases on gravel FSRs, towing the bike out is never fun for anybody and the repair will cost you hundreds of dollars. If you intend to go on rides with people on this forum then the first thing you should do is put a skid plate on your bike - it's an absolute must have item.

John
 
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