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Noobie Ride Sunday October 18, 2009 DISCUSSION THREAD

skidmark43

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Yes, this popular event is still ON. I hope you've kept your calendar clear.

We wanted to wait until after the Gnarly day to get a sense of event attendance, routing & cannibalization.

The event will start from the Cultus Lake south parking lot, same as last year.

Let me get squared away with sponsors (lunch, demo rides, etc.) over the next week or so, then I'll post the details for y'all!

Thanks,

Mark
 
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The Newbie ride will have a great turnout, I'm sure! One month to go :hb:
 

skidmark43

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When: Sunday October 18, 2009
Where: Cultus Lake

Cost: FREE

Time:8:30am meet for breakfast in Cultus Lake at the 'MAIN BEACH' (Lakeshore Drive, just before gas station).


10am 'Last Rider Out'

Skill Level:There is something for everyone. This ride is on logging and jeep roads with some hills.There will be puddles and may be some mud; plenty of cross-ditches.Easy enoughfor any rider on any bike.


Advanced riders will have the opportunity to take a guided 'hard' route up & over Church Mountain that will challenge them.

[align=center]RAIN or SHINE ! ! ! ! ! ! ! [/align]
This event is popular and has been a huge success the past four (five?) years. More than an event for 'new' riders, this has proven to be a great end-of-season for many of us. Don't be shy...

This is a guided / swept ride so no maps, roll charts, ribbons or markers. We'll have some lead riders at the turnoffs and some sweep riders to make sure that everyone gets where they aught to be.

Please check out the photo gallery to seepictures from previous Noobie rides.

Thiswill be a great opportunity to ride with the group and swap stories and tall tales fromthis season's events / adventures.

If you have any questions post them. No need to let us know if you'recoming or not; we want to see you but hey; last rider out at 10:00!



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We will again have a BBQlunch,put on by site sponsor BIG TOP POWERSPORTS of Chilliwack.

Besides Big Top, a few of our other sponsors, including Pacific Yamaha BMW, Western Powersports and Rubberside Down will be in attendance. You can expect to see a few demo bikes, some neat products, get some skills guidance andmaintenance advice, etc. etc..

These dealersare instrumental in maintaining this site and putting on events, so please do your part and support them.

We look forward to riding with you.

Mark Gray
 
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Hey,

I'm a nubie "DualSport.com" member but have been riding over 40 yrs. I used to own a 96 KLR 650 for 8 funfilled, trouble free yrs, and clicked up over 56k klms, but sold it a few years ago, foregoing the choice of ...Harley or Kawasaki.....hmmm.:(

Anyways, I missed this dualsport riding so much, and after research on other like bikes, I recently bought another, a08 KLR 650 and lovin every minute of it. In my opiun, the best bike ever created by man.:ted:lol.

Looking forward to this ride. Keep me posted on any other events or even any "last minute" weekend rides.

Also, I'm available to help and volunteer with events, negoitable witha couple brews.....:hb:

Later

Gator
 
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Would like to come out. Question; I like the DS kind of riding and have a bigger bike, but it is not street legal, is this ride off street only? I would really like to get out and meet some fellow riders and see some trails.
 
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Sounds like a good ride.

How far up the mountain do you go and can you get to tamahai creek (vedder river) from Cultas
 

skidmark43

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Jay-Roc wrote:
Would like to come out. Question; I like the DS kind of riding and have a bigger bike, but it is not street legal, is this ride off street only? I would really like to get out and meet some fellow riders and see some trails.
You need to be plated / insured for our rides.
 

skidmark43

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sicamoose1 wrote:
Sounds like a good ride.

How far up the mountain do you go and can you get to tamahai creek (vedder river) from Cultas

We haven't finalized our routes yet, and much depends on the weather... but you'll get a pretty impressive view from one of the mountain tops.

Yes, we get into Tamahai (& Chipmink) from Cultus)
 

triplenickel

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Sweet, stoked for the ride again this year. I can't remember the exact layout of the starting area, is there a spot to pitch a tent?
 
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I am a new rider with a 2008 KLR. Do I need to sign up in adavnce somewhere, or just show up? w[email protected] How long is the ride?
 

tomcycle

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triplenickel wrote:
Sweet, stoked for the ride again this year. I can't remember the exact layout of the starting area, is there a spot to pitch a tent?

Pitch a tent :spl:

We start from Cultas Lake Parking lot, they have a campground there but I dont know if it is open

Check this link out

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/cultus_lk/

You can always camp at Tamahi



Tom
 

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VPN wrote:
I am a new rider with a 2008 KLR. Do I need to sign up in adavnce somewhere, or just show up? w[email protected] How long is the ride?

No need to sign up, The ride is perfect for new riders and KLRs (NUBS) The total length of the ride is about 50 kms, could be longer if you take a wrong turn.

Very EZ we dont want to loose anyone. We will also have a harder loop for the guys and girls that thought last years EZ route was too EZ.

There also will be lots of very experiance riders there to help and and answer question

Tom
 

vortexman

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I am brand new in here and wanted to know about the newbie ride course (dirt portion). I ride with my parole officer on back and need to know if it is possible to attend two up???
 

skidmark43

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vortexman wrote:
I am brand new in here and wanted to know about the newbie ride course (dirt portion). I ride with my parole officer on back and need to know if it is possible to attend two up???

Yes.Folks sometimes participate with a passenger. We occassionally see a sidecar also, but never on the hard route.

Lastspring a Ducati MultiStrada rode the ez course, and despite slippery mud and logs, kept the bike vertical. "Your Results May Vary"
 

Lucky

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vortexman wrote:
I am brand new in here and wanted to know about the newbie ride course (dirt portion). I ride with my parole officer on back and need to know if it is possible to attend two up???

What do you ride?
 

vortexman

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I have ridden for thirty years. I will ride any type of machine any where and do just about anything for a free beer.

In the old days you wrenched on your own bike rode in the rain and snow andit did not matter who you were or what you rode a biker would always lend a hand.

It seems now, and I hope I do not offend anyone, many of the new bikers I have met are very much self absorbed by there ride as well as how much they can spend at the local motorsport store.

My motorcycling started in 1978 on a Penton 500 scrambler. I have the scars and broken bones to verify my trial and error self taught motorcycle riding style. The love affair with motorcycles only faded for a few short years when I was involved with commercial aviation.

My hot shot pilot days are over and I am back on the bike. My only problem is that I am a bit too wild for my friends to handle and no ones wife will allow me in the house.

It seems I give husbands crazy ideas about free thinking anarchy and unauthorized jaunts to the beer store.

The usual charges from most of thefemale spouses go something like this"youdrink too much, ride too fast ,and do not behave blike a good trained husband."

(caveat i do not condone or encouragedrinking and operating any type of motorized vehicle)

Now at 43 I am looking for a place to hang my hat so to speak and would like to get involved at the executive level in one of the local organizations.

In closing I probably will meet some who have read this and if I did not piss you off we can have a beer and swap war stories.

JT
 

vortexman

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If you drink with me you will never have to prove your courage in any other way. Let me know when you get here. Weekends are very good.



Capt J.T. Hibberd

White Rock BC
 
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