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Our first time at the Parker Dash, my first time at an event like this, event was hosted by GPSKevin Adventures. Basically you meet a group of skinny-bike riders at a TA Travel Center parking lot in Indio CA, and send it through all kinds of desert textures chasing daylight all the way to Parker AZ, and back the next day. 10/10 recommend, can't wait to do it again. I am on my 2018' 690 Enduro R, Scott is on his timeless Husaberg 570, and Perry is on his 1723 Honda XR650L that I believe he is selling as we speak... for a ktm 500. There is Hard section options as well, we will go for some of those next year - this year we stuck to the intermediate main route to feel things out and just had a great time :)

Here is a Youtube Video showing some of the various textures of the desert we rode through, with some... commentary: https://youtu.be/wZWkSW2WaZM



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And here is a link to the GPS Kevin Adventures site: 
https://www.gpskevinadventurerides.com/

 

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So it’s two days, how many miles?

It looks like a good time, thanks for sharing!

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11 minutes ago, tntmo said:

So it’s two days, how many miles?

It looks like a good time, thanks for sharing!

The main route is intermediate there is hard option alternate sections that will extend the ride a few miles but not much, With any of the routing the first day is close to 200 miles and mostly off-road. If you soldier through the second day completely you would hit over 181 miles on the way back, Our fellow rider  on the 20 year old stock XR650L had a few offs and a few on Trail break and repair situations So we cut the second day short but man highly recommend this ride super gorgeous endless desert riding. 

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Nice pics and fun viddy! Looks like you got plenty of variety and miles!

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will there be an event hosted by Shutterrev adventures in the future?????

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1 minute ago, ECDave said:

will there be an event hosted by Shutterrev adventures in the future?????

Haha who knows - but I do really like the format of the desert dash type event. 

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Looks like a great ride. Just curious - did you guys get a CRIT permit to cross the reservation on the east side of the river?

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5 minutes ago, PbdBlue said:

Looks like a great ride. Just curious - did you guys get a CRIT permit to cross the reservation on the east side of the river?

Thanks and great question, There was a sandwiches on the side of the road stop before we went to the part where we are along the river, With Highway and paved road to reconnect back to dirt. Everywhere we were riding you could also take your plated 4 x 4 as far as I could tell 🤙🏻 

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7 minutes ago, shutterrev said:

Thanks and great question, There was a sandwiches on the side of the road stop before we went to the part where we are along the river, With Highway and paved road to reconnect back to dirt. Everywhere we were riding you could also take your plated 4 x 4 as far as I could tell 🤙🏻 

It's a little fuzzy in the tribe regulations but I think you may need a CRIT permit on any CRIR tribal land. I know that there is a lot of attention over there right now as the SXS crowd has discovered the area. I think the only place you can get a permit is at the tribal office in Parker. Anyway it's probably worth investigating before doing a ride through there.

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Just now, PbdBlue said:

It's a little fuzzy in the tribe regulations but I think you may need a CRIT permit on any CRIR tribal land. I know that there is a lot of attention over there right now as the SXS crowd has discovered the area. I think the only place you can get a permit is at the tribal office in Parker. Anyway it's probably worth investigating before doing a ride through there.

Cool, I'll ask about it if the event happens next year - as I did not plan the route, or handle the clearances for the group. I saw absolutely zero signage about any of that, but worth looking in to, all bikes were plated though (incase curious) as there was areas where you had to pavement to the next section :)

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I don't really know for sure about it. Just know that I have friends snowbirding in Quartzsite and they got permits for their street plated RZR's.

 

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1 minute ago, PbdBlue said:

I don't really know for sure about it. Just know that I have friends snowbirding in Quartzsite and they got permits for their street plated RZR's.

 

That makes sense, I did see a couple plated sxs in parker when we went to dinner that looked like they could really make some brown clouds and ruckus if they wanted to any more those things are getting pretty insane. 

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Update, buddy (pictured and in vid) with XR650L already bought a used KTM 500 EXC-F, and there will soon be a well set up XR650L on the market, LOL. 

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