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CO. T.O.R ????How much stuff should I bring???

Starting to gather up my "stuff" for a trip to CO. for the Top of The Rockies Rally, in July... Most of the rallies I attend are nearby so I wear my clothes, bring a change of shorts and socks, and a fresh Tee shirt, A tent, a bag, and a Thermo-rest... Ride there, and ride home.

T.O.R. will be much larger than any of the rallies I have attended. R111S, and I will be riding together and camping at the rally site. Should I bring my camp stove and cooking utensils? Or will there be plenty of food vendors on site?

What will the temperatures range from? Mesh tex First gear with liners?? Leathers and my Gerbing vest? or should I consider my First gear Voyager suit.. ( it can be very uncomfortable if it gets hot out)

Any new gadgets I should consider?

Light sticks, twine, and beer bottles, for decoration around the tent at night???

After all it is always good to buy new stuff.

Doing a test pack tonight for a ride up to the Mo. Rally tommorrow.

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Wow, too vbad I will miss this one this year. Mesh gear with liners, temp range 55 to 90 in Paonia the last few years. You probably wont need the Gerbing. Long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt/fleece, 1 extra jeans, some shorts plenty of t-shirts, socks underwear. Prolly no stove, plenty of food vendors as well as restaurants in walking distance. Iguess I"ll see you at Missouri rally tomorrow PM!!!
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Will miss you... I hear they will have bigger beer cans than you got last year


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I've been going since 1998..

I've seen fire and I've seen rain...

Once, non stop rain,
Another, 103 degrees (felt like anyway)

Best to look at weather.com up to and as close as possible to leaving. Call me beforehand if you want and I might know better weather.


Guess they won't be running out of Miller's this year!

Plenty of food there too, although the restaurants in Paonia aren't much these days unless something new has sprung up.

Hamburgers, hotdogs, bratwursts, BBQ guy in a wagon, Mexican stuff, beer tent, Paonia High School groups selling things to eat, grocery store within walking distance or a City Market Grocery Store 10 miles down the road in Hotchkiss
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I have been twice and hope to attend again soon, but not this year. It is very well organized. I always carry my coffee set-up to make my own in the morning because I like it just so. I would carry a long underwear top just in case. Sometimes it can be a little cool on those early morning rides that high up. The food there has been very good the two times I have attended. Don't leave the area without doing the Delores River canyon road...143? Some of the best riding anywhere in the world in Colorada and Utah. You are going to have a wonderful time.
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Thanks Dan,
Been on the Delores river Canyon ride... hwy 141... ckcarr showed it to me, very nice ride.
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Hi Bill...here's my TOR Rally packing list:

Camping:
Sleeping Bag (20F)
Air Mattress
Tent (Eureka 7'x 7' Dome)
Plastic Sheet for under Tent
Electric Air Pump (for Mattress)

Good to have:
Digital Point & Shoot Camera
Two Water Bottles
Boxing Tape
Paper Shop Towels
Spare Bungee Cords
First Aid Kit
Spare Plastic Bags
Spare Toilet Paper
Steel Safety Wire
Plastic Ty-Straps
Mylar Emergency Blanket
Digital Volt Meter
Two Towing Straps (old Parachute Straps)
Hunting Knife
Siphon Hose
Black Electrical tape
Plastic Polish
Metal Hose Clamps
Candles
Metric Allen Wrenches
Torx Wrenches
Vise Grips
Leatherman Pocket Tool
Cigarette Lighter
Spare Fuses
LED Head Lamp w/Spare Batteries
BMW Acc Plug to 12VDC Socket Adapter
Silly Putty
Throttle Rocker
Digital Tire Pressure Gage
Highlighter Pen
Ink Pen
J-B "STIK" Weld
Maps
Sun Screen Lotion

Clothes/Toiletries:
Mesh Jacket
Sweater
Widder Lectric Vest w/PWM Controller
Rain Suit
Leather Pants
Leather Gloves
Arai Helmet w/Smoke/Clear Shield
Motorcycle Boots
Sandals
Shorts & Jeans
T-Shirts
Long Underwear
Underwear/Socks
Tooth Brush w/Paste/Floss
Electric Shaver
Shampoo
Hemostatt
Pocket Bible
Spare Ignition Key

Also check the weather at Clayton, NM and Paonia, CO just before we leave:

Currently in Clayton, NM it's low 90s and low 60s:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/forecast/MapClick.php?CityName=Clayton&state=NM&site=ABQ

Currently in Paonia, CO it's upper 90s and upper 50s:
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Paonia&state=CO&site=GJT
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By the way, last year they had wireless and wired computer access available if you bring a small laptop. If you feel it's necessary.

Colorado TOR Rally
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I'm riding out from C.A.

Anyone else?
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