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    Really good pics trending at #xladvhighsierra2020
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    Wow! Another amazing rally in the books. You all were incredibly generous and we raised $4300 for Motorrad Angels! Park you photos, videos and stories here. I will post more when I get WiFi back home. Weather was warmer this year it seems. Mornings weren’t as cold: 34, 34, 41. Bummer on the smoke Sunday morning. Update: photos from @Stephen Gregory can be found in the gallery
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    So we're just about two weeks out after our event and I'm happy to say there were not only no injuries (that I'm aware of) but no covid-19 either! I'm glad everyone distanced from each other, washed their hands, wore masks, etc... Riding motos entails risks and we mitigate those in order to live a rich life. Very happy everyone came out safe this time. I'd do the outdoor venue rally format again but not anything indoors yet.
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    Mark Qiao put this one together
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    Photos from Day 1 Silver Canyon to Big Pine and Day 2 Bald Mountain and Bodie.
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    Meadow with lots of cows. One attacked me in my tent and tried to lick my head through the tent
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    That was easy! All they did was do a firmware upgrade to the bike's computer and everything was sorted out. My skid plate and rear rack are taking too long so I may punt on those two items. GPS mount coming Monday so I can get that wired up and mounted. Hand guards also arriving next week.
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    just water... It never gets old...
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    Another epic #XLADV event is behind us. New friends, Camping and catered meals with an awesome group of Adventure Riders was just what the doctor ordered...(Dr Bob that is) Big thanks to Eric and all that made this possible. Also a BIG shout out to #Givi for the outstanding saddle and tail bag prizes I scored in the raffle!
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    When you are riding way too fast in the dust of Westen and hit the first water crossing in Silver Canyon.
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    Hi Richard! I'm sorry about that, I'll send you a text tomorrow. My GS is out of commission, I had ordered parts from germany but the shipping got delayed so I'm renting a bike from eaglerider in LA (I have a ton of credits with them), so I'll be picking up the bike Thursday at like 10-11am and heading straight up from there, which is later than I wanted to start... I'll probably take the 14 to the 395, maybe we can meet up where the freeways meet?
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    I’m planning to head down on Tuesday Sept 1st.from the Bay Area and stay thru to Friday. Gotta work Saturday. Probably do a walk in (tenting) at Brown Owens campground on the Tuesday. @jasonraster hook up with him on Wednesday. I called and they did say on the VM that they are not accepting any more reservations, for early arrivals that is, nothing to do with this event. If anyone is down there early like I am, happy to hook up. Probably warm up my bones on some dirt. It’s been a while lol!
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    I will post info on that next week
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    I'll probably just be sticking to road riding, I tore my rotator cuff a couple of months ago and it's still sore, but camping and having a beer sounds like just what I need so I'm looking forward to it! Anyone want to ride up with me from socal?
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    Cuppla more upgrades on the A.T. and I'm ready!
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    I need to get on this for a few reasons... One is Harley Davidson reached out to talk about having their new Pan America there. The other is we got snaked last year on that first weekend in May. Someone reserved it last November. But... another issue is the woman who does the permitting process says she doesn't like that date because of the tortoise hatchlings starting to emerge. Moving it later risks it being too hot and earlier too cold. I asked her via email what other week would be ideal and she didn't respond. I was going to call her today and ask her on the phone as sometimes these people are reluctant to put anything in writing. I researched when desert tortoises lay eggs, hatch, etc... and found from the US Fish and Wildlife site this tidbit which makes me wonder if we're being shined on or what? Nests are built and eggs are laid in late spring or early summer. The hatchlings appear in 90 to 120 days. So spring begins Mar 21. "Late spring" to me means like late May/early June given summer begins June 21. That means hatchlings emerge late Aug at the earliest and definitely NOT early May. I'm going to simply reserve the first weekend in May (Apr 30-May2) and then apply for the permit. If she rejects us I'll deal with it then. It says the adult tortoises are most active between March and June and Sep-Oct. I've only seen tortoises twice; once was in Nov and the other was at the Mojave rally but outside the preserve boundary. I think @WRogers(Husky701Rally) also took a photo of one.
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    HD may just be our title sponsor for Mojave 2021! Working on that now.
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    From the album: XLADV High Sierra 2020

    © Gregory Imagery

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    Some great pics just posted at the gallery by @Stephen Gregory. Feel free to use as you like but credit "Gregory Imagery" at FB and IG if you can.
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    From the album: XLADV High Sierra 2020

    © Gregory Imagery

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    From the album: XLADV High Sierra 2020

    © Gregory Imagery

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    From the album: XLADV High Sierra 2020

    © Gregory Imagery

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    From the album: XLADV High Sierra 2020

    © Gregory Imagery

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    From the album: XLADV High Sierra 2020

    © Gregory Imagery

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    From the album: XLADV High Sierra 2020

    © Gregory Imagery

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    From the album: XLADV High Sierra 2020

    © Gregory Imagery

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    From the album: XLADV High Sierra 2020

    © Gregory Imagery

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    From the album: XLADV High Sierra 2020

    © Gregory Imagery

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    From the album: XLADV High Sierra 2020

    © Gregory Imagery

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    From the album: XLADV High Sierra 2020

    © Gregory Imagery

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    From the album: XLADV High Sierra 2020

    © Gregory Imagery

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    From the album: XLADV High Sierra 2020

    © Gregory Imagery

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    From the album: XLADV High Sierra 2020

    © Gregory Imagery

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    From the album: XLADV High Sierra 2020

    © Gregory Imagery

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    2 reviews

    A true Adventure tire, offering premium performance in a wide range of terrain. After more than two years in development, the Mission delivers knobby-like performance off-road, has impressive grip on the street, plus great ride quality and stability everywhere it goes. An aggressive tred pattern yields traction in hard terrain. Built-in rugged tread blocks feature Staggered Step design, a step-down feature to provide rigidity in the contact patch to enhance stability and handling. Wrap-around lugs on the tire's edge to protect the tire from sharp rocks and provides additional off-road traction. New compounds developed to deliver the perfect balance between road and off-road performance with focus on delivering class leading mileage performance. Deep grooves excel in wet weather conditions and offer biting edges for off-road performance. Fits popular large and small displacement machines including the Honda Africa Twin, Suzuki V-Strom, BMW GS models, KTM 1290/1290S, 790R/790S, Yamaha Tenere and Triumph 800/1200 models.
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    Trailer out for the series that starts Sep 18 on Apple TV
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    Check your forum messages. I left you my cell # to ride up together from the IE on Thursday. I was going to suggest we meet up at Chaparral Motorsports in the morning. I'm flexible.
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    Eric, thanks for expressing this on the forum for the safety of us and our families so we can continue to do what we love.
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    Furthermore, we will be scanning foreheads for temps, have free masks and our caterer will have hand sanitizer available.
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    So feel free to practice whatever type of hygiene you’re comfortable with such as masks, hand washing, etc... Rest assured that you’ll be riding, camping and eating more than 6’ apart and the entire event is outdoors. You’re safer at High Sierra than shopping at Walmart. If you’re not sure if you have symptoms or are self quarantining by the day of the event then I’m happy to refund your money.
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    I was fortunate to grab an early set of the Dunlop Trailmax Mission Adventure tires in January of 2019 for a 10 day ride from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas (and back) on my 2016 BMW GSA 1200. The trip totaled 2000 miles and was about 20% dirt road with the rest tarmac. I ran the tires at the recommended 36 PSI on dirt, with 42 on the road. The bike was packed with panniers and tail luggage, and I weigh in at 150 lb in a birthday suit. Initial Impression Upon first seeing the tires, I was immediately pleased with the style of the tread pattern. We all want our bikes to look bad-ass and these do just that. I had no challenge finding others to be impressed as well. I heard words like “futuristic,” “Tron” and “meaty.” You get the idea. They struck me as a 70 (street) /30 (dirt) tire, but proved to be more toward 50/50. Street Performance I have ridden several “adventure tires” over the years and these are by FAR the most road worthy and predictable set I’ve had to date. I have a second set of rims that I run street tires on, which is my setup most of the time. Due to this, I’m very aware of what’s lost when I switch to a set of adventure tires, especially 50/50s. The Dunlops, however, were absolutely terrific on the street! At times, I even forgot I wasn’t on my street rubber. They are amazingly quiet and super smooth going in and out of turns. Dirt Performance We didn’t explore much sand or any mud on this ride unfortunately. What dirt roads we did explore proved the Dunlops were worthy however. I felt as sticky as I do on my TKC 80 or MotoZ Tractionator ADVs. The absence of a lot of sand and mud didn’t allow me to push them too hard but I did have several moments in sand, or hairy situations requiring all the bite I could take, and they never let me down. I was shocked at how well they were performing in the dirt after already being impressed on the road. Personally, I think there will be debate over whether this is a 50/50, 60/40, or 70/30 tire, but I don’t have any problem calling them 50/50 so far. Longevity I started the ride with 10mm of rubber on the front, and 12mm in the rear. This may not be the manufacturer’s technical measurement, but those were the readings on my tread gage. What’s important is where they were after 2000 miles using the same gauge. The answer is impressive. The front came in at 9mm and the rear at 10mm! Take the following into comparison. One co-rider was on a pair of TKC 80s on a lighter KTM. I didn’t start measuring those tires until the 500 mile marker where they came in at 9mm front, and 10 mm rear. At the end of 2000 miles, that set measured 8mm front, and 1.5 mm rear! Another rider on Shinko 805s was showing 1mm loss for every 500 miles. As you’ll see from the pics, after 2000 miles the Dunlops hardly look worn. Conclusion If I ran one set of rims, this would be my new tire. No doubt. I love the street feel and they provide a ton of grip in the dirt. I’m still curious to see how they compare to the MotoZ or TKC in the deep sand and mud since I prefer to ride the tire best for these conditions on my dirt rims but one thing is for sure, the Dunlops kill both of these in street performance and longevity. Pics I’ve included pics of the Dunlops and TKC 80s at the 2000 mile marker. The pics with my bike were at 500 miles.
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