23rd Annual 7 Mountains Dual Sport, 9-10 Sept 2017

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Re: 23rd Annual 7 Mountains Dual Sport, 9-10 Sept 2017

Post by Skinny-J » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:02 pm

rclangelan wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:10 am
Anyone done this event before? How does it compare to Michaux?
I would say it is easier than Michaux, especially if you did all the options at Michaux. Without any Michaux options, I would say they are maybe on par but this is still easier. The last time I did it 2 years ago there was hardly any trail at all and it was mostly just gravel and forest roads. That year I rode it with Trialsrider and I think were done by 1 pm.....

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Re: 23rd Annual 7 Mountains Dual Sport, 9-10 Sept 2017

Post by rclangelan » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:47 pm

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I would say it is easier than Michaux, especially if you did all the options at Michaux. Without any Michaux options, I would say they are maybe on par but this is still easier. The last time I did it 2 years ago there was hardly any trail at all and it was mostly just gravel and forest roads. That year I rode it with Trialsrider and I think were done by 1 pm.....
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Thanks for that info. I may pass, as I can ride gravel road close to home for free. Looking for more woods trails and single track.
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Re: 23rd Annual 7 Mountains Dual Sport, 9-10 Sept 2017

Post by BigBird » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:54 pm

This was a good event 2 or 3 years ago when I rode it with Trailsrider (and it went to Shade :loveit: )
But there are LOTS of choices this year with the excellent R&T Charity Ride at Boyer
And the Michaux Enduro on Sunday - which I'll probably do (close course and all start controls)
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Re: 23rd Annual 7 Mountains Dual Sport, 9-10 Sept 2017

Post by Wingfixer » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:09 pm

Skinny-J wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:02 pm
rclangelan wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:10 am
Anyone done this event before? How does it compare to Michaux?
I would say it is easier than Michaux, especially if you did all the options at Michaux. Without any Michaux options, I would say they are maybe on par but this is still easier. The last time I did it 2 years ago there was hardly any trail at all and it was mostly just gravel and forest roads. That year I rode it with Trialsrider and I think were done by 1 pm.....
.....and that was after junior over slept! We talked about doing a second lap... I thought they were adding some of the single track back in this year?
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Re: 23rd Annual 7 Mountains Dual Sport, 9-10 Sept 2017

Post by Laoch » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:16 pm

Plenty-o-ST at Shade :deal:
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Re: 23rd Annual 7 Mountains Dual Sport, 9-10 Sept 2017

Post by Laoch » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:27 am

I'm thinking about doing this on the Freeride :shrug: I'd like to do Shade on Saturday and don't feel like hauling the DRZ and doing the while two bike thing.

Three concerns- 1. it's not a go fast on gravel/paved roads- 40-45 easy, but squirrely on gravel. 2. No turn signals. Both of those issues would mean I'd have to stay in a "group" (Gene?). 3. Fuel mileage is a guess 50-60 maybe? Gas can on truck should take care of that.

Mike any input? You know the route and terrain, I haven't looked over the route sheets yet.
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Re: 23rd Annual 7 Mountains Dual Sport, 9-10 Sept 2017

Post by Boom Boom » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:05 am

dirtygrunt wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:27 am
I'm thinking about doing this on the Freeride :shrug: I'd like to do Shade on Saturday and don't feel like hauling the DRZ and doing the while two bike thing.

Three concerns- 1. it's not a go fast on gravel/paved roads- 40-45 easy, but squirrely on gravel. 2. No turn signals. Both of those issues would mean I'd have to stay in a "group" (Gene?). 3. Fuel mileage is a guess 50-60 maybe? Gas can on truck should take care of that.

Mike any input? You know the route and terrain, I haven't looked over the route sheets yet.
I have no idea of the route used this year, was not involved with any trail work or prep....sorry I can't be of more help.
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Re: 23rd Annual 7 Mountains Dual Sport, 9-10 Sept 2017

Post by trialsrider » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:04 pm

So I think I will head up Saturday morning and do some of the Bald Eagle DS loop and then ride the 7 Mts Dual Sport ride Sunday. Let me know if anyone is interested in joining.
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Re: 23rd Annual 7 Mountains Dual Sport, 9-10 Sept 2017

Post by Laoch » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:36 pm

trialsrider wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:04 pm
So I think I will head up Saturday morning and do some of the Bald Eagle DS loop and then ride the 7 Mts Dual Sport ride Sunday. Let me know if anyone is interested in joining.
Right now I plan to meet up with Gene and company around 1000'ish at the Union Club place. I'll have the green drz (if I don't throw it in the river on the way up). We plan to ride the gravel, we'll look for you.
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Re: 23rd Annual 7 Mountains Dual Sport, 9-10 Sept 2017

Post by darrell » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:02 pm

I did it twp years ago, not as rocky as Michaux, and hero sections were easier. The shade, trail section was,very fun

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