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View Poll Results: Where should the US FR #3 be?
China Hat Oregon 13 35.14%
Gunnison Colorado 20 54.05%
Silverton Colorado 4 10.81%
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March 20th, 2008, 02:27 PM   #11
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Force Ride 3

Has a nice ring to it. Doesn't it!

Thanks Taffy. It was a lot work to get Force Ride 2 to be a success, but it could not have been done without awesome people like Dez Duster, Berger and Bobzilla.

Let us not forget all of those great people and businesses that donated so much, Dixie Sales, BOSS, Bike Barn, MotoXotica, Berger, Fritz and so many more.

First question to ask is; What type of riding do want to do? Single track, high speed desert, a little of everything?

Second question; What time of the year is best for the majority?

Anyway, I do think a change in venue would be great. I would love to give China Hat a try. Given Rick's knowledge of the area is a huge plus.

Taffy, the East Coast would be nice, but I doubt the attendance would be anything to talk about. Most left coasters are not going to travel across the country. Especially with the way fuel costs keep rising on an almost daily basis. Plus the majority of those that have or would attend, live west of the Mississippi.

California would cool too as its where I call home.

My vote is for someplace in Rick's neck of the woods.

I would be happy to help if needed.

My 2 cents worth for now,

Taffy, thanks for starting this thread.
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March 20th, 2008, 04:06 PM   #12
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Riding on pavement is a waste of good who's needs a stinkin dual sport..... to ride California. But riding in NorCal would have to be a multiple site kinda thing, we agree to ride Stonyford for 2 days then 2 days at the Local Sierra Woods places then 2 days in the Nevada desert ..all places can be accessed within 2.5 hours drive of Sacramento so Visitors would need to anchor in/near Sacramento, garage bikes at our Homes or MotoXotica or? and some of Us Local NorCal BERG owners can share ride truck you and your bikes around or house a few guys too. It can be done, would be a sort of a NorCal Tour de Force kinda week. BUT that said, surely the Washington local thing with the BOSS centered there sounds goodr and more better suited to long range travellers coming long ways and looking for one place to meet, anchor and ride.

my vote goes to the BOSS
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March 20th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #13
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I rode at Clifford Pinchot which is near Mt Shasta and other very large famous mountains. I'll take the excuse to come up north. I will throw out one other possibility... I can arrange and lead a five day ride in Baja. Its in my back yard and I know the area well.
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March 20th, 2008, 05:24 PM   #14
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It would be nice if the ride site was as close as possible to a major airport.
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March 20th, 2008, 06:22 PM   #15
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Bigbob, in the previous edition there has been a little bit of dual sporting for different reasons. Sometimes we did not have enough room in the trucks. Sometimes some would rather ride on their bike that in the bed of a truck. Other times we had to dual sport between two riding areas, sometimes just a few miles apart. One could get lost and the only way back for him would be by road (happened to me once).

In California, you're never too cautious.

My questions are still: can you legally dual sport if your bike is plated in a different state and how much is the sticker to ride your bike on the trails?
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March 20th, 2008, 06:47 PM   #16
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I think Ca has a 30-60 grace period? meaning If you have an out of state plate you should be good here for a single week trip? check out CA dmv on line. I'm sure their web pages are easy to surf to get your answer.

I was just kiddin on the dual sport thing.
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March 20th, 2008, 06:57 PM   #17
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My .02 A central location for the majority attending would be nice, be that central Oregon or Northern California. I ride China Hat all the time, I love it and would think every skill level here will love it as well, but I could go for some different scenery as well. So call me "on the fence", but I can definitely say East coast would be out for me.

I do believe that the East Coast guys need to speak up and see what they can come up with, I do feel bad that they get left out. So you guys on the right side of the states..speak up!

Frog, most states honor out of state plates, is California an accept ion to that? If so, that would probably count Cali out, due to hassle factor.

Maybe we should start with a head count...Bendberg---IN.
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March 20th, 2008, 09:19 PM   #18
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Moab is one of my all time favorites and is easy....but.....we have done it, not to say I would not mind doing it again.
Arizona ......way easy to do and Baja isnt too far (just call me homer).
China Hat interests me, but man is it a haul. No further than Az is to the guy's in the NW though.
I would really like to hear from the guys in Colorado though. Colorado is on my "to do list".
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March 20th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #19
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I could help with organizing something in AZ as a plan B but we should do something new this time...
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March 21st, 2008, 12:54 AM   #20
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froggy has a point

wherever we go there will be someone who has to cut and run for home PDQ due to problems wit motor etc. it's doubyful that we'll get many going if we're in heavy policed areas.

at moab we even ran past the coppers going the other way and we didn't have a tail light between us.

another thing about wherever is put forwards (and please tell us?) is how far to the rides? at moab it was 10-minutes.

it's not important to me (do you agree?) to be near a town but wherever the campsite is should have a fuel station, should have a diner/cafe for brekkie and a bar would be well....heaven!

another valued opinion i suggest will be velo's when he happens upon this thread.

how technical are the rides? rock or soil? altitude?

we did this last time. questions, questions, questions!!!!! BUT and it's a big butt. WHEN we get everything down infront of us we can make an informed choice!

i think we're agreed that we need to be west of the mississippi just to keep good numbers. i would suggest a target to split the 21 (too small - just) of force ride 1 and the 44 of force ride 2 (just too big even) as some kind of guide whatever happens.

i think i said before that our ego's need to get off huge unorganisable numbers and just be happy to pick a nice spot for 30+ folk. if you get these numbers in a less central location this time it means we can go to canada one day and all get lost!!!!!! LOL!!


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