Movie about route to BMWRA rally 2018

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Re: Movie about route to BMWRA rally 2018

Postby w2ge » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:27 pm

100 miles of PA Turnpike, WTH??? How did you end up on that? Never in my routes- Me thinks your GPS effed up big-time.

(which as we all know, is a very common occurrence!)
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Re: Movie about route to BMWRA rally 2018

Postby w2ge » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:34 pm

For those that mentioned they wanted that TWISTY ROAD... I can add it in as an option... Your gonna be going REAL SLOW on this one... Just outside of EMPORIUM, my loop goes right by it... (look to the magenta on the right) This is on the side of a mountain... Especially fun when it's raining :shock:
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Re: Movie about route to BMWRA rally 2018

Postby Ron_Ces » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:39 pm

w2ge wrote:100 miles of PA Turnpike, WTH??? How did you end up on that? Never in my routes- Me thinks your GPS effed up big-time.

(which as we all know, is a very common occurrence!)


I think that was going to the RA Rally in Buffalo.
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Re: Movie about route to BMWRA rally 2018

Postby mogu83 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:53 am

Looking at the site where you buy tickets I noticed this:

"Pre-Film Party: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Meet members of the BDR team, enjoy light refreshments, and socialize with fellow adventure riders."


Seeing as I ride a R1200R and not a GS I wonder if that disqualifies me from being an Adventure Rider.
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Re: Movie about route to BMWRA rally 2018

Postby mogu83 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:32 pm

Anyone actually going to this?? I'm hoping for the route on paper or digital media.
I have my ticket.
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Re: Movie about route to BMWRA rally 2018

Postby johnpitts01 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:16 am

Website for all of the Back Country Discovery Routes here:
http://ridebdr.com/
GPS and paper output for all the routes can be found on the websites.

They claim the routes are doable on a big bike like a GS.
You'd better be a competent rider.

My personal experience riding OR, WA and ID BDR routes is there are sections that will be a handful on a GS.
I would expect the Mid Atlantic will be improved and not have some of the challenges of the western routes.

When I did WA and OR BDR with a group from Skylands we saw a couple of broken bikes including a GS and KLR.
I did the route on my WR250R and would not have wanted anything much bigger. At least not for me and my capabilities. One of the guys in our group was on a GS. 20 years younger than me and can handle a GS as well as anyone I know. He had a couple of white knuckle moments and got stuck a couple times where we had to help by pushing/pulling him through. The rest of our group was on a range of bikes from DR650 Suzuki to KTM 950 Enduro.

You can also find ride reports for the BDR routes on ADVRider. Suggest reading a couple.

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Re: Movie about route to BMWRA rally 2018

Postby Ron_Ces » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:03 pm

mogu83 wrote:Don't exactly know where to post this so I'll put it here>
There's a movie going around about a route from Damascus,Va to the RA rally location in Pennsylvania. Forest roads and back country roads (maybe doable on a street bike ?). It's being shown in different locations and will be in New Jersey on February 2.
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Escape the city and discover the Mid-Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route, a scenic dual-sport adventure on dirt, gravel and paved roads through remote parts of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Starting in Damascus, VA, and ending in Lawrenceville, Tioga County, PA. This 1,080-mile route primarily uses forest roads and rural country lanes through the Appalachian mountains, majestic forests, bucolic farming landscapes, Amish country, and locations that played pivotal roles in early American history.

Link to info:
http://ridebdr.com/News/MABDR-Movie-Premieres-U-S-Tour-Dates-and-Locations

Metuchen, NJ // Friday, February 2, 2018
Cross Country Cycle, 911 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen, NJ.

Pre-Film Party: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Meet members of the BDR team, enjoy light refreshments, and socialize with fellow adventure riders. Free shuttle provided to and from the theater from the Cross Country Cycle parking lot. Last shuttle at 7:00 pm.

Film Screening: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Forum Theatre, 314 Main St, Metuchen, NJ

Q&A with BDR Board Member and MABDR Architect, Kevin Woody, along with MABDR Exhibition participants, Jack O'Connor and Tim James

Purchase Tickets Here.

Advanced online purchase: $10 Limited to first 100 people.

Theater Door: $15 cash only

Limited parking.

This event is presented by Cross Country Cycle.


Is anyone going to this from SJ? I may check it out.
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Re: Movie about route to BMWRA rally 2018

Postby mogu83 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:27 pm

Ron_Ces wrote:Is anyone going to this from SJ? I may check it out.
Joe Fed, John M. or JIm A. :lurk
Ron

I have my ticket - looks interesting. Hope they let me in - I'm not a GS (Adventure) rider :)
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Re: Movie about route to BMWRA rally 2018

Postby mogu83 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:56 am

Did anyone go to this??
I went with a few Guzzi people, saw a few Jersey Shore guys and some people from Black Diamond Beemer there. Route looks like 70/30 road/dirt and about half the dirt could be done on a street bike/street tires. A few shallow stream crossings, but the film was made in the fall.
Most of the 'interesting' dirt seems to be in Pennsylvania in the Pine Creek area, they refer to it as an 'expert' section and I think they have a route around it on the paper map. Finding a route around it should be easy because that area has some of the best MC roads in the State.
They were only doing 150 miles a day which looking at the route seemed kind of short, but that might be because they checked out some tourist spots. I think on a proper bike and moving all day it could be done in four days.
Anyone that spends time in W. Virginia will notice some familiar roads and sites in the film. Naturally lots of hype about the quaint little towns and all the green vegetation, but some of these guys were from out West where everything is brown and most little towns are 75% empty..

I thought it was worth the time, and something motorcycle oriented to do on a cold Friday night in February.

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Re: Movie about route to BMWRA rally 2018

Postby zoomtoob » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:48 am

w2ge wrote:100 miles of PA Turnpike, WTH??? How did you end up on that? Never in my routes- Me thinks your GPS effed up big-time.

(which as we all know, is a very common occurrence!)
Freakin gar(bage)min basecramp...

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