pre Riding Tips
Here are some quick tips to help you get ready for your adventure.
Performance Riding Tip #1 Warm Up and Stretch.
5 minutes of arm swings could save you 5 days of pain! Give yourself that extra time before you leave to limber up..
Performance Riding Tip #2 Preview and Read the Route.
Try to have a good idea of where your about to ride and tell a friend. That way if your.in trouble someone else knows where you are.
Performance Riding Tip #3 Pre ride bike ajustments
Making some adjustments to your bike can help you to enjoy your ride even more. For example: handlebars and controls should be adjusted for proper ergonomics. Be sure to also check your fluid levels and tire pressure..
JANOTECH JOINS THE TEAM!
Rally Connex would like to welcome its newest sponsor to the team Janotech. Janotech has for mission to develop and manufacture high quality and performance product to make riding easier and more fun in both off-road and adventure motorcycling. With over 30 years of experience in design and manufacturing of telecommunication components, combined with 40 years in motocross, enduro and adventure motorcycling, Jean L'Ecuyer, founder and president of Janotech, had his own ideas about innovation and performance in off-road motorcycle parts. It all started with creating the perfect clutch lever to make enduro and trail riding more enjoyable in tougher terrain. The patent pending ergonomic Janotech clutch lever is getting more and more popular due to it's comfort and ease of use. The lever quickly evolved into adventure motorcycling, and is now available for most popular brand. For more info on Janotech please visit: www.janotech.ca
Pro Red Bull / KTM Rider Chris Birch will be entering in the 2014 Dacre Dual Sport Challenge. This is your chance to be in an event with a international star. Get your teams ready for pre-registration. Final touches to the event are almost complete. Further detail to be released soon. To learn more about Chris Birch visit his web site here! www.chrisbirch.co.nz
This year's 2013 Rally Connex Apex Rock Hound Rally rocked the house and by the house we mean the greater part of Cloyne ON. The Rally / Trail Ride hosted over 230km of rocky hydro line, river crossings and beautiful, scenic vistas. As usual, the ride was navigated by Rally Connex's signature GPS routes. An added bonus in this year's event was a completely separate Dual Sport, stock tire friendly road ride. Both groups navigated their way through various skill testing missions to obtain points for their overall score and a chance to win top prizes. Everything from huge rocky hill climbs, photos of hidden hunt camps and even a swim in the lake, gave riders the winning advantage.
Friday afternoon the riders rolled into the Loons Call Campground & Resort to find a welcome laneway full of sponsor tents and banners, supplied by our supporting companies. We even had a HUGE KLIM arch that let you know you were at the all mighty ROCK HOUND RALLY! Registration opened shortly after 7pm and the riders received their number plate stickers, mission sheets and a GPS seminar.
Saturday morning the riders left through the KLIM archway and were headed for their fun filled adventure. The Dual sport riders started off with a nice, scenic road-ride to lunch but the Rally / Trail Riders had to contend with Killer Lake Trail! A trail that runs though tumultuous forest, branching rivers and lakes. Rocky uphills and deep water crossings quickly informed the riders that they where in for the ride of the year. Multiple GPS routes divided up the missions and challenges throughout the day. Even the lunch stop had you thinking about answers to questions.
The afternoon ride back was a little longer than the morning and packed with advanced rider challenges like the Apex Rock Hill Climb, The 2 Wheel Motorsports Beach Run Challenge and the Rally Connex Water under the Bridge Challenge! Once returning back to the Campground through the large KLIM Finish Line Arch, an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment and fulfillment came over the riders. Later that night dinner consisted of a home cooked meal and corn roast, followed up by a rockin live band. Blazing bon fires, cold drinks and sharing stories of the fun filled day was on the dessert menu. Wait.... Just when you thought the ride was over riders had a choice to complete the 50km night loop challenge in order to grab their last chance at bonus points.
Sunday morning the riders had a chance to sleep in and get a nice breakfast before the award ceremony at 10am. The winners were announced and loads of prizes given away. Nobody left empty handed. Congratulations to Dual Sport competitor Heather Seeler for being the winner of her class. Top spot in the Rally Class was given to the team consisting of Sean Dennie, Shawn Hall & Joel Castonguaay. Only 10 points separated them from the previous champions, Team Maria's Pizza (Rome Haloftis, Graham McGregor & Barry Armstrong) After the prizes where finished, riders where invited to ride either a 100km dual sport road ride or a 80km knarly trail ride lead by RC Riders Kevin Burnett, Laura Penwell & Lee Martin.
Rally Connex would like to thank APEX Cycle for head sponsoring this event and a special thanks to all the volenteers that came out to help make this event such a success. In conclusion, if you didn't get a chance to come out to the Rock Hound Rally this year, I highly recommend joining one of our other two 2013 rides. The Corduroy Trail Ride and Dual Sport Tour or our Fall Colours Ride. Both great events, but it's hard to beat the All mighty ROCK HOUND RALLY.
Story by Lee Martin
Rally Connex would like to welcome our newest sponsor.
TWO WHEEL MOTORSPORT.
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SPRING TRAINING 2013 HUGE SUCCESS!!!
Our first event of the 2013 season kicked off with great riding and sunny weather. We received a diverse array of large dual sport bikes and aggressive enduro bikes eager to attain more knowledge and riding techniques. The day started off with a knowledgeable in-class room session followed by hands on (in the field) training and a wonderful lunch stop in between. The amazing photography from Cecile Gambin was on hand snapping key moments throughout the day. If you would like to obtain photographs from this year's Event, please visit: http://action.cecilegambin.com/ If you missed out on Spring Training Day, you can always email us for private or group lessons throughout the year. Special thanks to all our sponsors for their support.
APEX CYCLE JOINS THE TEAM!
Rally Connex would like to welcome to the team Apex Cycle. Located in their huge 14000 sq/ft location at 200 Preston PKWY in Cambridge just off the 401 at HWY 8 are now very accessible to the Tri Cities and beyond. Please stop by and see the hundreds of motorcycles they have in inventory and shop for the right gear to go with them.
RC BOOTH WINS BEST IN SHOW
Once again Rally Connex has risen to the challenge and won the award for best club display for the Haliburton Trail Riders display. This is the second year that we have hosted the booth and we were thrilled to have another win for best club display. A lot of work went into setting up the forest trail setting complete with waterfall, waterfowl and campfire site. We would like to thank everyone who helped out with the setup, takedown, manning of the booth and to those who stopped by to admire their handiwork and ask about our tours and the enduro circuit
For effective DISPLAY BOOTH , you should:
RC RIPS IT UP WITH CHRIS BIRCH
RC Rider Lee Martin rips it up with Pro Red Bull rider Chris Birch and fellow friend Paul Phillips in the Ganaraska Forest. Chris has been on the Pro Enduro Circut for many years now and has such titles as 3 time Roof of Africa champion, 1st place Red Bull Romaniacs, and many more....
[TO SEE THE VIDEO CLICK HERE]
For effective RIDING WITH A RED BULLPRO RIDER YOU SHOULD::
- Be prepared to ride faster than you have ever gone before
- Look and listen to what he does
- Enjoy Yourself. :)