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Went to my third ADV Rally this weekend and it was epic!!!  About 240 of us riders met at the Thousand Trails RV resort near Julian, CA.  @Steve_Kamrad was there.  Rob Dabney and @Spencer Hill were there.  I wasn't dumb enough to ride with them again, lol!  They had their own drama on day 1 I heard.

Rode with @greedyg and Tyler Godwin this time.  We had a pretty ambitious day one and did the "squeeze" followed by the drop off, steps and about 30 miles of deep sand along Fish Creek.  Had a huge lunch and then did Grapevine or Jasper or something one the way back.  LOTS of deep SAND!

It's kind of like a scavenger hunt where you're given trail of varying levels of difficulty to ride with your team.  The team with the most points wins.  There were a LOT of injuries apparently which I guess is unavoidable with groups of this size.  But important to remember that riding terrain like this requires you to be in good physical condition and take some lessons and practice!

So for some it's about the social aspect mostly and then trying something new to get better.  In our case it seemed to be just three of us who are pretty good riders wanting to cover some challenging routes and did so pretty quickly and luckily with no drama.  I was proud we got through Fish Creek in three hours as it took the second place team of Meerkat Moto seven hours to do that!

 

 

 

The terrain we did was pretty gnarly but we didn't compete for points as we missed Thursday and another team was already up like 106 points on us.  

Had a great time socializing with the San Diego crew with @WADE-O Potato and crew.  Super nice group of people.  It's all about community with them which I love.  I had a meal pass but got to eat with them and loved every bite!

Hopefully they'll post more of their pics shortly but you can follow event pics on Instagram by searching the #advrally hashtag.  

 

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ADV Rally was awesome again this year, and you are welcome to come down and hang or ride with the San Diego crew any time Eric, we had a blast - all the neighbors in camp were great, weather, riding, etc... all perfect. I'm ready to register for next year :)

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22 hours ago, Eric Hall said:

Went to my third ADV Rally this weekend and it was epic!!!  About 240 of us riders met at the Thousand Trails RV resort near Julian, CA.  @Steve_Kamrad was there.  Rob Dabney and @Spencer Hill were there.  I wasn't dumb enough to ride with them again, lol!  They had their own drama on day 1 I heard.

Rode with @greedyg and Tyler Godwin this time.  We had a pretty ambitious day one and did the "squeeze" followed by the drop off, steps and about 30 miles of deep sand along Fish Creek.  Had a huge lunch and then did Grapevine or Jasper or something one the way back.  LOTS of deep SAND!

It's kind of like a scavenger hunt where you're given trail of varying levels of difficulty to ride with your team.  The team with the most points wins.  There were a LOT of injuries apparently which I guess is unavoidable with groups of this size.  But important to remember that riding terrain like this requires you to be in good physical condition and take some lessons and practice!

So for some it's about the social aspect mostly and then trying something new to get better.  In our case it seemed to be just three of us who are pretty good riders wanting to cover some challenging routes and did so pretty quickly and luckily with no drama.  I was proud we got through Fish Creek in three hours as it took the second place team of Meerkat Moto seven hours to do that!

 

 

 

The terrain we did was pretty gnarly but we didn't compete for points as we missed Thursday and another team was already up like 106 points on us.  

Had a great time socializing with the San Diego crew with @WADE-O Potato and crew.  Super nice group of people.  It's all about community with them which I love.  I had a meal pass but got to eat with them and loved every bite!

Hopefully they'll post more of their pics shortly but you can follow event pics on Instagram by searching the #advrally hashtag.  

 

We had a seriously good time this year. Not that we didn't last year :). This is one of the things I love about this part of the motorcycle scene is how tight it feels and how great the people are. Especially when you get a flat and need a plug. Hahaha Dennis for the win. 

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Just now, Eric Hall said:

@Dennis Godwin is of advanced years now and can't be bothered with these "fancy jim-jams" known as the interwebs lol

Hahaha I noticed when I tagged him on Instagram and noticed he had two posts from like 2 years ago hahaha. His wife was also very nice about waiting for him while he plugged my tire. 

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