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DirtyDR
Posted 2/7/2016 10:37 AM (#87816 - in reply to #85180)
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Hey Karl, it will be nice to see you at the rally.

Nice first post too.
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DirtyDR
Posted 2/7/2016 10:52 AM (#87817 - in reply to #85180)
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Another thing while I am thinking about it is the Hotchkiss police. Hotchkiss is a small town and you will notice a very obvious police presence at the rally, do not get paranoid they are just bored. As a matter of fact stop them and say hello they really are friendly.

The first year we had our BMW club rally at the fairgrounds they were through about every half hour so I stopped one and talked to him the next morning. Just happens that this was also homecoming and the local kids like to hang out at the bottom of the fairgrounds and do whatever high school kids do so the police were keeping an eye out for the kids and did not care about us.

There is a no alcohol policy in the park but they have a very strict no harm no foul policy. In other words they don't care. There will be trash barrels along the fence so we just ask that you dump all incriminating evidence in the trash cans at night before turning in and we will empty all of the trash cans every morning.
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DirtyDR
Posted 2/7/2016 10:57 AM (#87818 - in reply to #85180)
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Another thing while I am thinking about it is the Hotchkiss police. Hotchkiss is a small town and you will notice a very obvious police presence at the rally, do not get paranoid they are just bored. As a matter of fact stop them and say hello they really are friendly.

The first year we had our BMW club rally at the fairgrounds they were through about every half hour so I stopped one and talked to him the next morning. Just happens that this was also homecoming and the local kids like to hang out at the bottom of the fairgrounds and do whatever high school kids do so the police were keeping an eye out for the kids and did not care about us.

There is a no alcohol policy in the park but they have a very strict no harm no foul policy. In other words they don't care. There will be trash barrels along the fence so we just ask that you dump all incriminating evidence in the trash cans at night before turning in and we will empty all of the trash cans every morning.
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CCjon
Posted 2/7/2016 8:39 PM (#87820 - in reply to #87818)
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Dana, don't forget, we have two special presentations planned for the rally.

The author/creator of "Sit, Stay, Ride" will be there to talk about side caring with dogs and their up coming Volume II of "Sit, Stay. Ride".

A special presentation for the Ural riders, GOBIUM of SovietSteeds fame will talk about all things Ural. Meet and talk with the man who has invented numerous tools to make working on the Ural easier.

CCjon
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DirtyDR
Posted 2/7/2016 8:55 PM (#87821 - in reply to #85180)
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I won't.
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Khjphoto
Posted 2/12/2016 7:01 AM (#87881 - in reply to #85180)
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For those that may be interested, Horizons Unlimited is holding their rally JULY 15-17, 2016 at
Terry A. Gross Park, Geneva Creek, just off Highway 285, at the foot of Guanella and Kenosha Passes, Pike National Forest, Grant CO

I have attended a couple of these, great rides, wonderful camaraderie, and outstanding food!





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DanKearney
Posted 2/14/2016 11:20 AM (#87902 - in reply to #85180)
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Hey Dana,

I'm going to try to ride out on Wednesday if you need any help setting up.

Cheers,

Dan K.
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DirtyDR
Posted 2/14/2016 12:05 PM (#87903 - in reply to #85180)
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Thanks Dan, I will be there Wednesday also but we do not have the building until Thursday and no tents in the park until Thursday afternoon. Have to put tents in the regular camping area for Wednesday night and move them over to the park on Thursday.

Shouldn't be a lot to do on Wednesday but we can start getting the trash cans out and maybe setting up the barriers so we can fence off that parking area to the East of the park so we can keep it just for sidecar parking.
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DirtyDR
Posted 2/21/2016 10:25 AM (#87956 - in reply to #85180)
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Khjphoto
Posted 2/21/2016 10:48 AM (#87957 - in reply to #85180)
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Dana

Will there be a registration form on line?
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DirtyDR
Posted 2/21/2016 11:10 AM (#87958 - in reply to #85180)
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Short answer is Yes but I am not sure when.

The registration stuff is all ready to go on my end and I think they are waiting to post it online until March when the form will also be published in the magazine. They need to deal with the PayPal and such at the organization level so that is up to the organization whenever they are ready. The web guy also needs to get everything setup on the home page so I am guessing that will all be done by the end of the month.

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tinboatcapt
Posted 3/12/2016 9:06 PM (#88209 - in reply to #85180)
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So, spring last year I bought a rig and drove it cross country home. After that and routine inspections, and a few surprises I think it is ready. I hope to ride it to the National rally in Hotchkiss. However, my confidence in its mechanical integrity is shaken.

Is there anyone traveling from the MN/WI area that would like to travel together, or make routine contact for the trip to Hotchkiss? My original plan was to ride the interstate (I-80) through Colorado Springs. perhaps taking more than one day to make the trip. But I am open to suggestions.

Jim
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Al Olme
Posted 3/12/2016 10:03 PM (#88211 - in reply to #88209)
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Jim,

We are towing our rig to the rally so we probably wouldn't be traveling at the same pace but we are traveling about the same route and if you get in trouble we would probably be the closest help. Give me a call and we'll see what we can work out. 612-759-4666.
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Khjphoto
Posted 3/13/2016 9:22 AM (#88216 - in reply to #85180)
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After the rally anyone interested in doing some of the passes? I have a friend with a new Can Am Spyder that will not be able to some of the more challenging.
Any suggestions?
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Khjphoto
Posted 3/13/2016 9:32 AM (#88217 - in reply to #88209)
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Is there anyone traveling from the MN/WI area that would like to travel together, or make routine contact for the trip to Hotchkiss? My original plan was to ride the interstate (I-80) through Colorado Springs. perhaps taking more than one day to make the trip. But I am open to suggestions.

Jim

Slabing out of Lancaster, PA on the 5th. Direct to Hwy70. Drop on down, meet for coffee, and then more "bugs in the teeth"!

Safe journey
See you down the road
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tinboatcapt
Posted 3/13/2016 3:13 PM (#88227 - in reply to #88217)
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Khjphoto - 3/13/2016 8:32 AM


Is there anyone traveling from the MN/WI area that would like to travel together, or make routine contact for the trip to Hotchkiss? My original plan was to ride the interstate (I-80) through Colorado Springs. perhaps taking more than one day to make the trip. But I am open to suggestions.

Jim


Slabing out of Lancaster, PA on the 5th. Direct to Hwy70. Drop on down, meet for coffee, and then more "bugs in the teeth"!

Safe journey
See you down the road

Wow! Yeah! I'll PM my contact information and we'll work something out. I can drop down I-35 to KC. (Extra miles ... OH NO (Grin)). I usually ride down through Sioux City, IA and cut out a couple of miles, but to link up I'd be willing to meet up near KC.

I have had some issues with the bike that seem to be sorted out, but has left a less than confident feeling. It is especially troubling to the beloved bride. She is concerned about my riding this trip alone. If I were riding my ST1100 she wouldn't give it a second thought.

jim
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DirtyDR
Posted 3/13/2016 4:27 PM (#88230 - in reply to #85180)
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Just a note to everyone, the online registration and PayPal link are not up yet and if they are not up by the end of the week I will go ahead and put a printable registration form in the opening post and I will post it on Soviet Steeds and ADV Rider also.

Check the first post occasionally as I am doing updates in it as things change.
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dholaday
Posted 3/14/2016 3:25 PM (#88243 - in reply to #85180)
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Jim: re your trip: There are at least a couple of folks in MN besides Al who most likely will be coming to the Rally: DAVEBIG in Rochester and Steve & Melva Dahl in Mankato. I looked for you on advrider and couldn't find any posts from you about your rig. I'm curious about what you have and what problems you encountered. See you at the rally. Duncan
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tinboatcapt
Posted 3/15/2016 12:35 PM (#88249 - in reply to #88243)
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dholaday - 3/14/2016 2:25 PM

Jim: re your trip: There are at least a couple of folks in MN besides Al who most likely will be coming to the Rally: DAVEBIG in Rochester and Steve & Melva Dahl in Mankato. I looked for you on advrider and couldn't find any posts from you about your rig. I'm curious about what you have and what problems you encountered. See you at the rally. Duncan


Thanks for the heads up on other riders. Half of the interest in riding with, or defining my route is to placate y wife who isn't confident in the rig. If I were on my ST1100 she wouldn't care. The Old Wing is another story.

I have had a dozen different problems, mostly small. Two big ones were/are the starter motor left me stranded one time, there is an oil leak that I think may be a transmission rear seal.

The rig is an '86 Oldwing GL1200 with a California sidecar.
The car/bike link seems to be sorted as it tracks pretty nicely even if it turns heavily. There are no steering mods.

In the far distant past I did visit ADVRider, but haven't been there in ages. My off road experiences have been largely accidental.

Jim



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Khjphoto
Posted 3/16/2016 2:27 PM (#88269 - in reply to #85180)
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Hey Jim, did you receive my last PM? I would doubt that it sent since it shows in my "outbox". And I can't figure out how to send!
Anyway, had an update


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Al Olme
Posted 3/16/2016 3:41 PM (#88270 - in reply to #88269)
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The PMs you send stay in your outbox unless you delete them, despite that fact that they were indeed sent. I suggest that you mentally relabel the "Outbox" as "Sent Mail". And in case you're thinking it... no. we can't change that label. it's baked into the code.
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tinboatcapt
Posted 3/16/2016 9:55 PM (#88272 - in reply to #85180)
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I have it. And, I have pm'ed a reply.
Thanks.
Jim
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DirtyDR
Posted 3/19/2016 5:01 PM (#88319 - in reply to #85180)
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A quick rally tip:

Hotchkiss is only 5,500' in altitude but the average night temperatures are in the 50's F in July and can drop in to the 40's so don't forgot to bring something warm to wear. The higher passes will always be cool so dress accordingly when traveling around.

It can also snow any time of the year so we will have updated weather and road reports at the rally HQ.
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stevewoo
Posted 3/22/2016 10:52 PM (#88391 - in reply to #87957)
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Rally registration is open. http://sidecar.com/rally.asp.
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dave
Posted 3/23/2016 8:53 AM (#88393 - in reply to #85180)
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Go to home page and click on link to the rally in red. works there.
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