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So unfortunately Al and were only able to get to Day 4. But they were epic days. The shortest being a 9 hour ride. I am hoping to return next year to do some more. Having a chase truck was not super expensive even when split with just 2 guys I will add it all up and let you know. Superd Doug did an excellent job of helping prep the bikes and getting to where he needed to go.
I think a 690 could finish but they would suffer a lot. A WR250F or a WR250R would have no trouble whatsoever except mabe a little slower on the road stretches which there weren't too too many. My 501 worked well except for the fork feels like it is filled with soggy pasta. As did Al's bike aside from the starter gear taking us out for a couple of days. The carb bikes do get less range though.
Glad you were able to make the trip -- consider it more of a pre-run than anything else. What would you guys do differently next time? Go earlier in the year? Different bike setup, different gear setup, etc?
Prolly one of the best times of year. Little dust and cooler. But snow and earlier sunset. Prepare best you can. Better gps and gpsing skills.
The coffee was epic as well. Epically bad. Generally cold, weak and without a soul.
Yeah, it's one thing if coffee is cold, another thing if it's weak, but when coffee is without soul, well, that's just unacceptable.
It's just like a DRZ 400
Almost time to make the 2018 TOI thread. Hmm, 690, 250f or something new…