2020: Jun 5&6 | Kansas Dual Sport Safari

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2020: Jun 5&6 | Kansas Dual Sport Safari

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This year's event details in attached PDF.
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Since you brought it up. This year trail riders should have a ball! We have recruited more trail ride leaders in an effort to make the groups much smaller. There will be three trail ride leaders this year, Derek Smith for the wild bunch, Vic Blaufus for the "lets have fun but make it to work tomorrow" and I will lead a second "make it to work" group. We have added trails since last year, and this year instead of a restaurant time out. We will be served burgers and brats and all the squeezins on the trail by a local youth charity and it will be less expensive than any other lunch options we have and we don't have to leave the trails! Hope to see you all there! Ride safe.

I am also maybe working on a game of motorcycle soccer for those interested. All rules of soccer apply and absolutely NO contact. Contact is immediate disqualification. Two on Two soccer. This would be a part of the trail ride if anyone wants in on it.
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I've always been on vacation when this has been going on. Troy have you been? I think Birdman has.
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Savage wrote:
04 Mar 2020 19:12
I've always been on vacation when this has been going on. Troy have you been? I think Birdman has.
I rode 1 day of one of the events, so I did not get to experience the whole thing. It's a very well organized, fun, and friendly event. It is relatively unique in that it has had access to private off-road trails in past events for those that want that experience. It sounds like 2020 will be even better. :-D
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This is my lovely wife. She has taken to back roads motorcycling like a duck to water. She has decided to take a big step up and become a ride leader at the Dual Sport Safari in Garnett, KS on June 5th. This will be called the "Safari Sisters Ride" It is for ladies only, a route that Mackenzie Peterson has put together herself, and she will lead you through the back roads of Anderson, Linn, maybe Bourbon counties, some light trails, and great sights. Its ladies only and I am very proud of her for taking this on. She has and will ride a lot of miles to map out and decide where to take you all and I am certain she will show all you ladies a good and safe time out there. Please register for this event, the ladies sometimes get left out but not this time! Ladies tell your friends to support this, if it is successful it may lead to more of this kind of ride. Here are some pictures of her and her faithful side-kick Carly Ann out exploring routes! Registration Link in comments
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Fantastic!
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Ride leaders needed to give an UPDATE to the Safari. We are planning to Grip it and RIP IT! IF YOU ARE AN RV GUY, OR A TENT CAMPER. GET YOUR SPOT RESERVED NOW! DO NOT WAIT! There is a major pipeline project in the area and a LOT of our RV spaces are full. So please call and find your spot. We have the Cedar Valley Reservoir has spots (owned by the city of garnett), there are two other City owned RV lots. Garnett Inn has RV parking, and we have two new private RV lots one is owned by The proprietors of the Maple Street Liquor store, and the other I will find a number and post it up. Tent camping should be available and we will have our showers as usual. But I know that COVID has screwed up everything and everyone is waiting to register to make sure we have it. Stop waiting! Register NOW. Here is the breakdown of the ride this year. IF you have tried and cannot find a spot for your RV or a tent spot. PM me and I can assist within reason. But please try first. I don't want to be a booking agent, but our team of leaders will help you find a spot! Don't not register because you can't find a spot for your toy hauler! call us.

Trail Ride Leaders are: Derek Smith (go fast), Vic Blaufuss (go as fast as you can and make it to work for sure), Burt Peterson (Go as fast as a fat working man should). Idea is to have the trail groups as small as possible to keep groups tight and break up the skills so everyone is equally yoked to maximize the fun for everyone! If you have questions PM me anytime. These ride leaders are great and capable guys! your in good hands.

Trail Breakdown: Should have all the trails we have had in the past and more this year. Weather depending all trails should be ready to rip. We will be doing what we did last year just with more trails. Each group will head to a particular piece of property and ride it as long as they want, then head to the next set of trails. There is the central (Challenging) trails and that is a lot of riding, then you have three additional properties that are between 15 and 18 mile ride on gravel to get to them. Ride leaders will communicate where they are and we will switch properties as we fully explore them. Ride leaders and their groups will decide in route how much time and what they do.

Equipment Breakdown: You should be on a bike that you can handle! We have in the past said no big bikes, but if Travis Pastrana shows up on a 1090 we will let him ride it. Tire restrictions will be in effect. You need knobbies to complete the trail ride. You need to have what you need to fix a tire. We all chip in and help each other but don't be "that guy". I suggest you wear full gear, we have hills, rocks, creeks, rocks, Trees, Rocks, Gullies, Rocks... you get the idea. Bikes need to be street legal and tagged, and we will only look to see if you have a current tag on your machine. If you have wanted to ride in the past but didn't get to, get with me, we can figure something out based on who you are. We want to have fun, and go home safely and as friends! There will be a trailer available to haul anyone who breaks down back to ride HQ. Hope we don't need it.

Trail Ride Lunch: All trail ride groups will be meeting at "The Cabin" for a served lunch by the Explorers Post and the Anderson County Police Force. This is a great organization that is part of the Boy Scouts that trains high school kids in law enforcement. Our Sheriff is a DR Rider and a great guy. I hope he can ride this year! Menu is being put together based on what we can get, but we are thinking Burgers, Brats, veggies, drinks for around $7-8. If you don't like that kind of thing. Pack a lunch. This lunch will be served on the trail, so we can maximize our day of riding.

Road Ride Leaders: Dane Hicks, Pat Schettler, Mike Bright, and Mackenzie Peterson. Again trying to keep each group as small as possible. Good group of leaders that know the area. Rather than label road rides by speed, the idea is for everyone on the road to get out, have fun, come home safe, make new friends.

Road Ride Breakdown: Each ride leader is going to have a route set up, based on their particular tastes in riding and the areas that speak to them. All will be a great day on the road. Dane Likes water crossings, Min Maint roads and U-turns. Pat Likes all that and gummy bears! Mike Bright is a fan of anything that comes his way on a bike and he can handle it! LADIES NIGHT! Mackenzie is going the distance this year and leading her own ride for the Ladies. So she likes all the same things the guys do, she just has better judgement than all of them, so she will be safe, and always within the skills of the group she gets, SIGN UP LADIES you need to represent. If you know ladies that ride, the turnout this year decides whether she puts in the effort going forward! It is a lot of work and time to put these routes together, show your leaders some love and respect and ALWAYS WAIT FOR THE PERSON BEHIND YOU!!!!!

Road Ride Equipment: Street Legal and capable of around 100 miles on a tank of fuel. Have what you need to fix a tire or fuse or whatever you may know is a weak point of your machine. Dual Sport tires should be fine, but if you error, then do it on the side of off-road. There will be water crossings.

Road Ride Lunch: Ride Leaders have scoped out the best local cuisine in the area of their ride and will let them know you are coming. You can expect standard small town pricing and menu options.

Golden Compass: Chris Love contacted me a while back and pitched the idea and I think it is an exceptional idea. I have never been involved in one, but think it is a cool concept. I have shown him some of the best spots to hide the markers, and he has done the rest. If you have done the other rides in the area and want something new and exciting. I would sign up for this. There is another board regarding this ride and its explanation and I don't want to cheapen that with my limited knowledge so go back to Ride Planning and see Golden Compass. Chris Will post updates soon! I hope he gets a lot of participation cause I want to do it myself but have to ride lead. So ride it tell me about it. Thanks for chipping into the Lions Club effort Chris!

Registration: Don't wait. Registration makes it so much easier and makes the ride, the meals, just everything better for planning. I know everyone is waiting to see what is happening. QUIT waiting! Register, lets ride. If for some reason the world goes to crap and we can't ride due to the COVID we will refund your registration fee less the electronic charge the registration software charges the Lions Club. We are really wanting to put on a good ride this year. Dane has rode the wheels off his DR making routes, So has all the other ride leaders. Sign up, get a spot to camp or RV or a hotel. Our hotels are open. Lets get back to life on 2 wheels. I can't wait to see you all there. If you have questions you can PM Dane or Myself. Tell your friends. Below is the registration stuff.

http://www.garnett-ks.com/safariscoop20 ... Hg2t-34D6Q

https://www.cognitoforms.com/GarnettLio ... 6UIogeOTUU
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I will post answers to questions people ask in comments and on the forums. Here is first three: 1) I have never ridden trails before. What do I need and should i try? Answer. Hell yes you should try. But with some conditions. PM me and tell me your story and I will advise best I can. No single answer for everyone! 2) I don't want to stay or camp can I ride in/trailer in, join up and go home. Well it was a free country not that long ago. Register and make yourself happy. If you can only ride 1/2 day I will see to it you get back to town when you need to leave. 3) What do I need to have on me for the trail ride? Whatever you need to fix your tires or your bike, and you will want water. We are trail riding out in the country, there are no Quick Trips out there. We will have to come to town at some point for Go Juice. But have enough water for at least half a day of hard trail riding.
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What an impressive effort and coordination with various groups and local government! Truly appreciate how hard y'all work to make this a great event. I've sure enjoyed it in the past!
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hbadventure wrote:
11 May 2020 15:29
I will post answers to questions people ask in comments and on the forums. Here is first three: 1) I have never ridden trails before. What do I need and should i try? Answer. Hell yes you should try. But with some conditions. PM me and tell me your story and I will advise best I can. No single answer for everyone! 2) I don't want to stay or camp can I ride in/trailer in, join up and go home. Well it was a free country not that long ago. Register and make yourself happy. If you can only ride 1/2 day I will see to it you get back to town when you need to leave. 3) What do I need to have on me for the trail ride? Whatever you need to fix your tires or your bike, and you will want water. We are trail riding out in the country, there are no Quick Trips out there. We will have to come to town at some point for Go Juice. But have enough water for at least half a day of hard trail riding.
I am seriously thinking about doing this ride on saturday only. Im ok paying the reg fee for one day and eating steak that night. I have a couple loosers afraid to come because their plated 2-strokes cant handle the road time. Just how much road time will there be on say the extra go fast ride and the go fast rides? posting for a friend! :P

I plan to pick them up in topeka on the way down, crack of dawn. ride saturday then head back north after food and lies.

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So there will be a max of like 15 miles in any one jaunt most are like 5 miles. And if the two smokers can't keep up then we just slow down. We have had many two smokers on the adventure and none had a problem in the past. Our ride leaders will ask about comfy cruising speeds often and meet the needs of the group. I would tell the "Loosers" (your words) sign up don't be scared. We have accommodated about everything you can think of. PM me if you have questions.
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hbadventure wrote:
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So there will be a max of like 15 miles in any one jaunt most are like 5 miles. And if the two smokers can't keep up then we just slow down. We have had many two smokers on the adventure and none had a problem in the past. Our ride leaders will ask about comfy cruising speeds often and meet the needs of the group. I would tell the "Loosers" (your words) sign up don't be scared. We have accommodated about everything you can think of. PM me if you have questions.
Ya I know the bikes would be fine with any amount of road miles and so do they. I've ridden with all three of these guys on my two strokes many many miles. Did a big day over 120 miles of Arkansas trail and highway on a 300 and my son in tow on his 105! Good times. Troy, Tyler, Joel........you guys in?

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Joe, I've done this ride the last two years. Last year myself, Clausen Troth and Hulsing rode with the fast guy Derek on the off road loop. It was a lot of fun and turned into a Hare Scramble as soon as we got in the woods. We didn't travel that fast on the gravel so the pingers would have no problem. There are a number of different rides to suit bike and rider ability. You and your group need to come do it. It's a well run event. We rode Saturday only last year. See you on June 6th.
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Great video! It's gonna be a ton of fun!
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