DEAD ZONE 2009 GAS OPTIONS SEE NEW THREAD

tomcycle

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Updated June16 2009

Dead Zone Gas Option

You now have a simple choice to make

Option 1 COST FREE

The route will take you 20 kms from Cache Creek. From the Reset Point its a 15 km ride down a Forest Service Road to the Landfill site then its a 3 km ride to Cache Creek. You will then ride back to the Reset Point and continue on to the lunch stop.

Option 2 COST $5.00

Bring your 10 litre (or smaller)approved gas container,that does not leak. Remember there is no gas in Spences Bridge.We willhaulyour gasto the lunch stop where you can fill up and continue on for the rest of the day.

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Dead Zone Gas Options

Presently I am working on getting the B Route closer to Cache Creek. This would make it easier to get gas without DSBC having to haul it to the lunch stop. You can expect as a B route rider you will have to ride 120 -130 kms to Cach Creek Then about 110 Kms back to the campground. Total milage for the B route will be approx 210 kms without going to Cache Creek for fuel.



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DSBC will bring you10 litres of premium gas to the lunch stop for 30.00 you will have to purchase this option well in advance of the event. DSBC will be purchasing a10 litre gas container and filling it, you may keep the commemorative gas container and take it home. DSBC will return your gas container to the campsite so if you dont use all your gas you can get the rest at the end of the day




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We will haul your gas to the lunch stop with the following conditions.


You pay in advance $5.00

No larger than an 10L certified for gas container that does not leak (must be in good condition, if the lid leaks it will be left behind) we would prefer the Septer container available from Canadian Tire.

You fill the container with your gas

You make sure your name is on the container and it is tagged by DSBC

You make sure the container is on the truck the day of the ride



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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EITHER OF THESE OPTIONS PLEASE POST HERE OR PM ME, WE NEED TO HAVE ENOUGH RIDERS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. IF WE HAVE ENOUGH WE WILL POST A PAYPAL OPTION OR YOU WILL HAVE TO GET US THE MONEY BEFORE JUNE 25TH



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Scenic Loop (aka. C Rider) EZ LOOP
B Rider HARDER LOOP plus even harder options


The A or B Routes will be approx 230 KMs with all the hard options, so you will need to get at least 230 kms to a tank
Most of you will be OK for gas as most bikes have this range. Bike that will have problems will be some of the european
bikes or dualsported dirt bikes. Those of you riding a DRZ400 will be on the edge if you are riding the B loop.

It will be approximately 120-140kms to the lunch stop at Cornwall Hills


Scenic Loop (C rider) = Main Route is approximately 220km (260kmif you ride theextra options - some are easy options some are very hard options)

option 1
buy gas from dsbc and have it ready for you at the lunch stop

option2
ride to Cache Creek and fill up there on your way to the lunch stop this will take you about 10 kms off the route.




B rider option 1

buy gas from dsbc and have it ready for you at the lunch stop

B Rider option 2

ride to Cache Creek before you get to Cornwall Hills and fill up there on your way to the lunch stop, this will take you about40 kms off the route.



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Tom
 

skidmark43

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Well Tom, you & I will both need gas!

Let's split a 10L jug. I imagine the decals will bubble off...

Mark
 

tomcycle

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skidmark43 wrote:
Well Tom, you & I will both need gas!

Let's split a 10L jug. I imagine the decals will bubble off...

Mark

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tomcycle

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joker650 wrote:
B-Route...I guess I'll be taking one of those 5L cans, premium right:cross:

Will u be taking them back to the campsite for us?

:hb:

that would be correct, then you will have to take it home and store it in the garage with the others

T
 

vexorg

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I'm in for a 10L jug for me, hoping it's premium.

You say the C route is 220/260 kms, is that the total length for the C or just till lunch time? Does the roll chart for the C say where you can duck out for gas? My wife's KLX 250 only does about 200km on a tank, want to know if she will have to carry fuel bottles.
 

tomcycle

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vexorg wrote:
I'm in for a 10L jug for me, hoping it's premium.

You say the C route is 220/260 kms, is that the total length for the C or just till lunch time? Does the roll chart for the C say where you can duck out for gas? My wife's KLX 250 only does about 200km on a tank, want to know if she will have to carry fuel bottles.


wouldnt have anything less that premium

Final mileages should be done by next week
 

JavaJude

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vexorg wrote:
I'm in for a 10L jug for me, hoping it's premium.

You say the C route is 220/260 kms, is that the total length for the C or just till lunch time? Does the roll chart for the C say where you can duck out for gas? My wife's KLX 250 only does about 200km on a tank, want to know if she will have to carry fuel bottles.


The TOTAL length of the Scenic Route is 220km (which includes the extra options if you choose to take them - it's shorter if you don't do the options).

Those riders on the SCENIC ROUTE (aka "c" route) can divert to Cache Creek after Section 1 (section 1is approximately 80KM long). To divert into Cache Creek it is ONLY about 4km off of theMain Route. You will then be able to finish the rest of the Scenic Route which is approximately 140km

YES, the roll chart will tell you when/where todivert to go and getgas. The gas stop will be BEFORE the lunch stop (if you decideafter the lunch stop that you need gas then it will be a 40km+ round trip into Cache Creek - so make your decision about gas after you complete Section 1 - where I have made notes on the roll chart)



All of this info will be told to you at the riders' meeting on the morning of the event. I will also put all of this info on the roll chart.

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joker650

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tomcycle wrote:
joker650 wrote:
B-Route...I guess I'll be taking one of those 5L cans, premium right:cross:

Will u be taking them back to the campsite for us?

:hb:

that would be correct, then you will have to take it home and store it in the garage with the others

T





One 10L jug please

Is this a "Fur-Shur"....should I send the $30 in with the ride fee or send it in L8tr?

Sending the $50 this week.:hb:
 

brinot

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I'm in for the "Scenic" route and in for the gas option. Sent in my entry today and will paypal for the gas option when available.

Can't freakin' wait!!! I'm a noob but keen has he** for this ride. Hope to team up w/ some more experienced folks if any willing.

Brian
Vancouver.
 

Choulton

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Can I ask why this change ?
why not just haul our full gas cans and charge us ?
Isn't that much easier than setting up the payment system, buying gas cans, applying stickers, filling them all up.....

also I'm probably not the only one who doesn't need another gas can sitting in my garage.

I'm not bitching, but this seems like a lot more hassle and in this age of reducing plastic bags by bringing your own to the supermarket, this is bucking the trend somewhat.

Ian
 

joker650

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also I'm probably not the only one who doesn't need another gas can sitting in my garage.


I have5x 20L plastic jerry cans...3 x 10L , 3 x 4.5L and one Koplin 5.5L I carry on the SE.:(
 
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Choulton wrote:
Can I ask why this change ?
why not just haul our full gas cans and charge us ?
Isn't that much easier than setting up the payment system, buying gas cans, applying stickers, filling them all up.....

also I'm probably not the only one who doesn't need another gas can sitting in my garage.

I'm not bitching, but this seems like a lot more hassle and in this age of reducing plastic bags by bringing your own to the supermarket, this is bucking the trend somewhat.

Ian



I second that motion. Unless this is designed to earn a few extra bucks for DSBC, doesn't make sense to me. Fair enough to charge me to haul my personal gas can to lunch.
 

tomcycle

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Ian

Took longer than I thought, we now have a volunteer to handle the fuel stop for the dead zone :clap:please just PM me with the details of how much you want to charge to haul someones leaky old gas container with the ragfor a lid. Make sure whoevers truck you are going to use has enough insurance just in case something goes wrong DSBC's will notcover this:(.

Thanks Again

Tom



Choulton wrote:

Can I ask why this change ?
why not just haul our full gas cans and charge us ?
Isn't that much easier than setting up the payment system, buying gas cans, applying stickers, filling them all up.....

also I'm probably not the only one who doesn't need another gas can sitting in my garage.

I'm not bitching, but this seems like a lot more hassle and in this age of reducing plastic bags by bringing your own to the supermarket, this is bucking the trend somewhat.

Ian
 

DRZSMS

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Hi Tom,

Book me for a 10L jug. Need to find some one who want to split half of the fuel.
Will ask Scott if he wants to share. But I do want to keep that jug so I will adjust the cost factor. (7.50 - 10 bucks sound fair?)

Bren
 

tomcycle

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Seems that I might have poked a little too hard on the gas option thing:wi:

Just going to share my thoughts with some visuals ofwhat the gas situation was last year

Here is a picture of the gas truck before it was even half full, what I want everyone to look at is how nice the little 10 litre cans look:Dsmall and ez to handle. No one will need more than 10 litres to finish the event and only the bikes that cant cover 250kms will need gas.





Now at the gas stop, does this look very safe? I think its and accident waiting to happen.



We are just trying to make this workable

How would you like to be the guy that has to load.....unload....drive....unload....wait in the hot sun.....then load all this gas, its also going to be a 150+ kms round trip with a good lenght of gravel road. The least we can do is make is simple for the person that is going to do this for us and cover their fuel costs. How much is this worth so you can stay in the bush riding the trails? instead of taking 1.5 hours to ride into Cache Creek then back into the mountains

To be clear everyone has option 2, ride into Cache Creek and get your own gas. Personally I would rather keep riding if I had a choice.

Anyhow this plan is still in the works and will be finalized by next week.

Your comments are always welcome, sometimes I get a little cynical but thats because I have done this before and assume that everyone has the same information I have.:ted:

Tom
 
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