September 3rd-9th, 2017
The Ride is complete now here are some pictures from the ride
This is called the Double Down because it is based on the fantastic 2011 Roulette
Photos from the last ride here
This is a 7 day Dual Sport ride around some favorite parts of Utah. The ride will cover the mountains, high deserts and red rock parts of the San Rafael Swell. The ride will have 3 basecamp locations: Strawberry Reservoir, Eureka, the historic mining town and Ferron, as access to the Swell and the National Forest.
This ride is for experienced riders only. There is a mix of sometimes tougher riding. There are singletrack sections and fast sections. There are some unknown sections. Often times there are bail out sections too. This is spectacular dual sport and dirt bike riding and you do need to be street legal.
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The cost to join this 7 day ride is $695. This covers your lodging for the 7 nights during the ride and all the ride information and custom GPS cards, files and maps.
Now taking signups: You can now reserve your spot on this ride by leaving a $100 deposit. (Ride Limit: 20 Riders)
$100 Double Down Deposit
Do not sign up for this ride unless you are serious about coming. I take your signup very seriously and start planning for you the minute you sign up. If you need to cancel up to one month prior to the ride start date I will give you a full refund but I will keep $100 to cover the planning work. Sorry but I make non refundable commitments myself so it gets hard for me. "I hate this world of non refundable deals myself." If you need to cancel within one month of the ride I cannot give a refund unless I can find a replacement rider. In the case of finding a replacement rider, I will gladly give you the full refund minus the $100 to cover the planning work. In the event of ride cancellation, you will be given a full refund.
Note: Riders must make full payment by August 1st, 2017
Riders will receive ride packets in the mail one week before the ride.
After your signup, riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions.
Yoda gpsKevin and Yoda Jeffrode
View the ride maps
OK since many of you like to study more detail about the ride, below are the ride maps.
I put these ride maps on the web page because I know a few of you love looking at the ride detail and dreaming about the ride. At first glance these maps do not look so impressive, but they are way cool. If you start zooming in, you can see the ride in incredible detail. I have spent a ton of hours sorting through the details of the ride for each day, so for those of you that enjoy this sort of thing, well enjoy!
The Blue lines are MAIN routes
The Red lines are Harder routes
The Green lines are Easy options
The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints
Things to think about before signing up
Is this ride right for you?
This is an explorer's ride. The nature of exploring is that much is unknown, so things can go wrong. The routes are unproven and sometimes don't work due to obstacles or just plain errors. The day can turn long and test your abilities and patience. You will find yourself in the mix of many rider's opinions that know how to fix the problem. You need to be able to find the fun in that. The riding can be fun, challenging, fast, slow, scenic, and hard. It is all about the riding.
Are you right for this ride?
When something goes wrong on a ride, would your riding friends say that you are more likely to need help or more likely to give help? You should be in the more likely to offer help camp. This ride is filled with riders that are more likely to give help, so most of the time the riders never need help. Additionally there is all the normal stuff: come prepared to maintain your bike, fix your bike on the trail, repair flat tires, deal with bad weather and rain and make a joke or two.
How does the ride navigation work?
This is a self-led GPS ride; all riding is on your own. You are responsible for your own riding. You will be given a GPS map file and instructions on how to use your Garmin GPS unit. People will hook up in small groups of less than 6 riders and tend to ride together. You are not encouraged to ride alone. You are responsible for your own riding and yourself.
(see my ride Navigation Video)
How do I make the GPS stuff so easy?
I develop very high quality custom ride maps for our ride. They come from much of what I and others have ridden. I take the best from all my rides and make new ones.
(See my Custom Ride Maps Video)
Note from me, gpsKevin
My goal for this ride is simple: great riding! You can count on great routes and places to ride.
But, in addition, the ride is about discovering new places, meeting new friends, seeing new parts of the world.
Who is going on this ride?
Allen W, High Point, NC
Keith B, High Point NC
Old KTM 450
Louis L, Taylorsville, NC
Ricky A, Lexington, NC
Tim H, Lenoir, NC
Tim B, Thomasville NC
Jack A, Taylorsville, NC
Scott T, Roseville, CA
Tim B, Anaheim, CA
Steve S, Huntington Beach, CA
Dave H, Yorba Linda CA
Mark Y, Summerfield, NC
Jeffrey G, Escondido CA
Reed H, San Diego, CA
Brian W, Elbert, CO
Avi H, Escondido, CA
Dustin A, Irvine, CA
KTM 350 EXC
Tim W, Christchurch
Ryan P, Newport Beach CA
KTM EXC 450
Turu, Accord NY
Randy V, Escondido CA
Joseph F, West Shokan NY
Keith M, POTOMAC, MD