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 #20566  by gagnaou
 13 Jul 2017 09:04
You probably have all heard about the Dakar rally or other races to remote places. You actually do not have to go that far to have a lot of fun!


This was in Wyoming a couple of years ago


In the past few years, I have talked about it and had some interest in doing more. So here is your chance, we'll spend a couple of days learning about rallying and practice navigation skills and above all do some riding and have some fun!

I will post more details as they are getting finalized
 #20568  by gagnaou
 13 Jul 2017 20:25
OHjim wrote:Cool! I wanted to do this after you gave your presentation. I hope I am free that weekend. My daughter decided to go to KSU, but I don't remember which weekend is move-in. Can I get by with a simple (cheap) manual roll chart holder?


Yes that will be fine, ideally you'll have also a GPS for cap heading but more critically will be a way for you recalibrate your odometer to the right mileage as you are bound to get off here and there. Rally blitz has an app that works pretty good for that if you have an old iphone.

On the plus side move-in would have been the previous weekend so perfect for you to come by again and see how was the first week!

 #20575  by gagnaou
 28 Jul 2017 14:12
Here is your chance to learn and experience what it is all about. If you have the equipment, great! If you do not you can probably hook up behind somebody and have a great time riding!

- Saturday, we will meet at the ORV area north of Manhattan for a quick review of rally navigation principles and we will put those skills in practice in the park during the rest of the day.
- Sunday, we will go on a practice loop through the flint hills of Kansas.

As far as equipment, different options, obviously the rally stuff would be the best but if you want to test out first, there is the $20 enduro roll chart like http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/67 ... eet-holder and you can use your bike ODO or rally blitz on your iphone.

If you have an ipad mini with GPS capabilities, it can actually do both...
 #20579  by gagnaou
 31 Jul 2017 08:04
Pre rode the sunday route. Looks like I need to cut out the most fun section, way too overgrown and drift woods and rocks hidden in the vegetation. Those 3 miles probably took us a good 30 min to an hour ;-)


FWIW not much left of those roads, Christenson Hill, 6800 and Mariadahl Rd, those were a lot of fun still a couple years ago...Hopefully next burning season will clear them up.