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Aug 8th 2016, 01:36 PM   #31
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  Jan 2016
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  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
I had my horse lowered because of my short inseam...thick soled boots helped some too...
I have nothing against the event so much..and their charity..Prostrate important to me as a man..especially as an old man...I'm a gear guy though..and the thought of riding around in a shirt and tie with a fancy little hat on my head just doesn't cut it...encouraging people to do so is a little iffy too..but it's a good cause and if you don't mind being a distinguished gentleman..then go for it and have a good time...
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Aug 8th 2016, 03:50 PM   #32
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  Jan 2016

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others

^^ That's why I said I'd trailer it and ride around the block... Riding in a suit is stupid. Yes, it looks cool when off the bike but I'm not going down without proper gear. ATGATT

FWIW, I wasn't thinking of bringing my SV. I do have a proper bike for this event if I can get it on the road.

Edited by Thumperpilot on Aug 8th 2016 at 11:42 PM
Aug 8th 2016, 07:56 PM   #33
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  Jan 2016

  2015 BMW S1000RR
If they want to exclude me based on the bike I ride, then I fell absolutely no need to support them or their charity. I can and do give to other causes like the wounded warrior project or habitat for humanity, who doesn't exclude people because we don't conform to their "counter culture identity." Habitat always starts their work day with a prayer, but you don't have to participate and aren't looked down upon for not participating.

I find it hilarious that a "charity" says that they will gladly take my money, but won't let me participate in the actual charity event because I don't fit their stereotype. Fork them and the hack job rattle can "cafe racer" and faux lumberjack ridiculousness.
Aug 8th 2016, 08:13 PM   #34
  May 2016
  Vancouver, WA

It's worth noting that this is sponsored by Triumph. That could be part of the bike requirement.
Aug 9th 2016, 07:41 AM   #35
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  Jan 2016

  '10 SF1098S
Guys, the gear thing is getting way overblown.

Here's some raw footage from 2014's ride:

I had a shirt & tie on underneath my leather jacket. I think we averaged about 20mph.

As for the rider restriction, that's mainly for large cities where they have over 250+ participants. The goal is to raise money for prostate cancer research and TGR does a fine job doing it without opening to all riders.

Yes, there are many other charity events you can participate in throughout the year. I hope to see everyone at those as well. Just wanted to throw this opportunity out to others that may not know about it or have been looking for a chance to give back a little.

Triumph does sponsor the event, I believe they give away a few bikes each year to help drum up interest. I'm in no way affiliated with TGR, Triumph or any other means of profit for myself.

I don't have a sob story about how I lost my dad to prostate cancer, I'm just a concerned man that takes the opportunity to raise awareness and money towards the foundation by contributing my time and effort to bring other riders in.

Hope to see a few PNWMoto riders out there. I'll lead a small group from Spokane to CDA as I've done in the past.
Aug 12th 2016, 12:54 PM   #36
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average 20mph? oh you've really cooked it for me...I don't think I could ride that fast..EVER...
Aug 12th 2016, 06:26 PM   #37
  Feb 2016

So these people ask for volunteers to raise money for them, they then take a cut of the money raised by the volunteers, and give what's left to various charities?
Sep 27th 2016, 06:00 PM   #38
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  Feb 2016
  Gig Harbor

I came across this thread in a search because I wanted to see if anyone had posted about the recently completed DGR's. My wife and I participated in the Seattle ride and thoroughly enjoyed it. Observations:

Everyone wore a helmet

Everyone we saw seemed to be having a really good time

Virtually all of the pedestrians, bicyclists, cagers, etc who watched us all ride by were waving, smiling, and giving thumbs up

People rode all kinds of bikes of all vintages - old & new Triumphs, Harleys, Guzzis, Hondas, Piaggios, etc. A brand new Ducati Monster, new his & hers Guzzi V7 Racers, BMW R9T and such showed that people could and did show up with new rides, old rides, and everything in between. As far as I could tell the Seattle ride organizers didn't tell anyone they couldn't come play because of their bike.

Yes, there was a pretty fair number of hipsters and beardsters on cafe racer'd (or butchered, depending on your viewpoint) 70's and 80's bikes. So what? They're motorcylists, too, and they were fun to talk to.

Approximately 250 bikers rode a 22 mile route through Seattle with no accidents, no problems, no loud-pipes-save-lives, no squid hooliganism, etc. and raised $24,500 or so for charity and, worldwide, approximately $3.5 million

We hope to do it again next year.
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Sep 27th 2016, 07:09 PM   #39
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  Jan 2016
  Travelling around the NW

  Triumph Bonnezilla
I wound up racing with OMRRA for the first time this weekend instead of doing the DGR. Fortunately, they brought the ride to us. The PIR paddock was their last stop. Very cool to see the (mostly) old-school bikes and sharp-dressed folks. I think the plan was to have them do a parade lap, but I think it got cancelled due to a major track clean-up earlier in the day (all the afternoon races were a lap short, so it's not just them that lost out). At any rate, BS'ing with 'em helped take my mind off newbie pre-race butterflies. We'll see what happens next year. The DGR is a fun event, so it's always on the table for me if I'm free for the weekend.
Sep 27th 2016, 08:37 PM   #40
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  Jan 2016

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
Awesome! I'll try to remember to join next year...
Sep 28th 2016, 08:14 AM   #41
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  Jan 2016

  '14 St3R, '05 DR650
Seriously, bunch of fuckin pansies here. I wore a suit and tie last year at the PDX ride, with my girlfriend on the back wearing a dress. Helmets and gloves on both of us were the only "protective" gear.

Hell, I wear regular shoes, jeans and a riding jacket to work nearly every day except cold or wet days, where I'll throw on my waterproof Klim pants/jacket and Alpinestars boots. I must be a squid by your standards.

If you're that afraid of going down at city speeds, maybe you should find a new mode of transportation...
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Edited by wooden on Sep 28th 2016 at 08:17 AM
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