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Roll The Bones ADV Rally IX, October 26-28, 2018

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is there anyway i can get the route without actually going to the event? I have plans that weekend, but I'd like to ride the route some other time.
 

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is there anyway i can get the route without actually going to the event? I have plans that weekend, but I'd like to ride the route some other time.
They should be floating around after the event. They like to hold them back until closer to the event so the roads don't get ridden heavily right beforehand. Sometimes the roads are public roads through private property or just lesser traveled ones. The event runs smoother if we don't have people blasting down the route the weekend before. In addition, it may be wet this weekend and it would be awesome if we don't put deep, skinny ruts in the roads that will be dry the weekend of the event.
 
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Paid. How do I pay ahead for t-shirt? Or is that in person?

Also, this past year sucked for me, and I am basically at the same skill level I was last year (crappy), and I still don't have a GPS. Anyone willing to let a noob with no navigation who really wants to get their skills up crash their group?
 
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Wayy late to the party, but definitely interested.

Is anyone doing the "Paved Raid"? I'd like to take my lady along for the ride and it'd prolly be best for us to stick to the pavement.

Also, where is the meeting point for startup?

Thanks
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For those who can get away early Friday, we will meet in Graham at the Burgers N Billiards for lunch at 1:00, followed by some afternoon riding. We may need a few test monkeys to make a run down Macabee & report conditions.
 
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Maximus,
I will be at the camp Thursday around noonish. I plan the get my camp set up and do some ridding/scouting the area. I would like to meet up Friday eat and do some ridding. If you get free Thursday, my tow rig is a silver 2001 3/4 ton Dodge 4x4 with a silver cab high camper shell, pulling single axle 6’x10’ black enclosed trailer.

Dog
 

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Macabee Rd should be drier this year than it was a few years ago

1st Possum Trot ADV Rally Macabee Road - YouTube
Yeah - Y'know how folks say hills in videos were a lot steeper than they look? Well, some of those ruts were a lot deeper than they look. I didn't make it that far; when I met TXJames and SOG coming back I figured it was time to turn around and that was interesting in itself. :lol2:
 

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How does this typically work?

Unofficial rides on Friday, breakfast on Saturday, official rides on Saturday, get together Saturday night. Is that right? Anything on Sunday?

Trying to figure out when to be there and all.
 
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How does this typically work?

Unofficial rides on Friday, breakfast on Saturday, official rides on Saturday, get together Saturday night. Is that right? Anything on Sunday?

Trying to figure out when to be there and all.
That’s correct. Sunday mornin is a leisurely breakfast (if you want, on your own dime) there at Possum Hollow. I’d like to have a quick meeting with anyone who wants to volunteer to help next year.

Then we all say our tearful good byes, maybe a few last snarky remarks, a little grabassery, a few riders bunch up that are ridin back the same direction, & ride for home.
 
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Maximus,
I will be at the camp Thursday around noonish. I plan the get my camp set up and do some ridding/scouting the area. I would like to meet up Friday eat and do some ridding. If you get free Thursday, my tow rig is a silver 2001 3/4 ton Dodge 4x4 with a silver cab high camper shell, pulling single axle 6’x10’ black enclosed trailer.

Dog

I’ll be on the scout for you Thur afternoon.
 
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Just got all signed up and paid! Since it has been raining in Austin forever I have not had a lot of time on my new to me 2016 GSA. I hope to get there midday Friday...but that is like a whole week from now so who knows!
 

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For those asking about gas. These are the mileages for Aaron's 3 stage route. I don't know if this is up on the website yet. All of these roads are all weather I believe, with the exception of Macabee. The majority of miles are caliche.

Mileage to Gas Total trip miles is 298

Stage 1 Possum Hollow to Albany total 168 miles
GAS available in
Graham 18 miles
Jacksboro 55 miles
Newcastle 100 miles
Albany 168 miles

Stage 2 Albany to Caddo (80 miles ) and Stage 3 Caddo to Possum Hollow ( 50 Miles ) is a total of 130 miles. The closest gas is Breckenridge

Stage 2 @ about 40 miles when you intersect Hwy 183 go north on 183 about 10 miles to Breckenridge.

From Caddo to Breckenridge is 14 miles west on Hwy 180

Stage 3 Caddo to Possum Hollow 50 miles
Bass Hollow just before Possum Hollow I do not know if it is 24 hr card service????

detour into Graham then it is 18 miles back to Possum Hollow.

This does not include mileage trying to get through the mud on Macabee Road
 

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How does this typically work?

Unofficial rides on Friday, breakfast on Saturday, official rides on Saturday, get together Saturday night. Is that right? Anything on Sunday?

Trying to figure out when to be there and all.
There is nothing official at RTB!
 
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I should probably mention, along the route there could be any number of potential things to keep a look out for. There’s all kinds of animals & potential obstacles around here that you DO NOT wanna interact with on the bike.

hogs, deer, possum, cows, horses, dogs, cats, coons, etc.

pickups, trucks, water haulers, oil tankers, farmers on tractors, ranchers pulling trailers, & spaced out meth cooks.

There’s loose gravel in some corners, do not take corners too fast.

Keep it at a moderate pace, let’s all make it back to Possum Hollow with everyone & their bikes in 1 piece. This isn’t a sprint, more of a marathon.

As Heddy Lamar said “Now go do that voodoo that you do so well!”
 
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Question regarding the posted routes:

On the official RTB site it says they are available now but you have to get permission to gain access. I asked to be accepted via my Gmail account.

Does the webmaster now need to grant me access? Haven't heard back yet. I'm not familiar with this process.

Thanks!
 

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I practiced yesterday at the lbj grasslands in the rain....getting ready for the 2018 RTB

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I also practiced my camping skills

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And my bon fire and movie watching skills

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A small group of us from the metroplex are meeting Friday 1pm at the QT , precinct line and 183 in Hurst to make our pilgrimage to Possom Hollow. If you are in the area you are welcome to join.
 
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So which of the routes is which? The files don't have lables for dirty raid, rally raid, etc.

And why are the same routes repeated when I bring it up in Basecamp? It shows them with a motorcycle icon and then a footprints icon. I'm a GPS noob so be gentle.
 
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So which of the routes is which? The files don't have lables for dirty raid, rally raid, etc.

And why are the same routes repeated when I bring it up in Basecamp? It shows them with a motorcycle icon and then a footprints icon. I'm a GPS noob so be gentle.
The ones with the MC icon are routes, the footprints are tracks. Some people would rather have a track (series of points) to follow and others want turn by turn prompts which a route provides.

There is one Paved route. There are three stages of the rally raid, with one variation of stage 1 that has more dirt.
 

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So misterk, you rode the bike all day, set up camp, & then watch movies about riding bikes & camping?


That pretty much sums it up! I did cook red beans, rice and sausage for dinner!

Doesn’t practice make perfect? @simmons1 accused me of only riding dirt roads on the twin my goldwing could handle


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I practiced yesterday at the lbj grasslands in the rain....getting ready for the 2018 RTB

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I also practiced my camping skills

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And my bon fire and movie watching skills

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A small group of us from the metroplex are meeting Friday 1pm at the QT , precinct line and 183 in Hurst to make our pilgrimage to Possom Hollow. If you are in the area you are welcome to join.


Steve, Roxie and uhummm even my wife are possibly going to join us next weekend. She wants to meet the crazy guy I’m gonna spend 2 weeks in Alaska with next Summer.


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Steve, Roxie and uhummm even my wife are possibly going to join us next weekend. She wants to meet the crazy guy I’m gonna spend 2 weeks in Alaska with next Summer.


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welp....there goes the Alaska trip. Once your wife meets me there is no way she will give you a hall pass for two weeks :)
 
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this has been our campfire for the last month or so. No muss or fuss with coals or ashes. Now that she has read your post she wants to meet you even more. What’s the chances that your wife might be able to show up? They could go out Saturday and find some farmers market or junk sale to spend time at while we are riding.


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this has been our campfire for the last month or so. No muss or fuss with coals or ashes. Now that she has read your post she wants to meet you even more. What’s the chances that your wife might be able to show up? They could go out Saturday and find some farmers market or junk sale to spend time at while we are riding.


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0% lol


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