Tuesday, April 12, 2011



Hi guys: I just read about the Tenere Tragics ride in your new issue of TRAIL ZONE, and it sounds like you guys had a great time. But what about the DR Tragics?
-- Shane, via www.trailzone.com.au

Yes, Shane, we sure did have a great time on the Tenere Tragics ride. The ride was a stack of fun and was all about a bunch of 50 blokes being brought together in the middle of nowhere by one type of motorcycle. We've talked about doing similar rides for other types of bikes, but the thing is, we're not in the business of running rides. There's a whole lot of motorcycle tour operators that do that, so for us, running a big ride like the Tenere Tragics is going to be limited to that one event a year. That said, however, that shouldn't stop anyone else from putting together a DR ride -- in fact I've seen some talk of exactly that on web sites like www.advrider.com, so get in there and fire things up and make it happen and all you DR Desperadoes can get together and spend endless hours around the camp fire comparing fuel economy figures and figuring out just which air box, jetting and muffler mods really do work best!
-- Clubby, www.trailzone.com.au

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