Is this rally primarily a off roading event? I just got my Vee a couple of months ago and am leery of riding it off road due to my lower back issues.
I live just outside of Roswell so this ride intrigues me.
One thing so cool about Sipapu is the diversity of riding. Sipapu hosts several motorcycle rallies each year, everything from the Bavarian Mountain Weekend (mainly an event for BMW tarmac bikes) to the New Mexico Trials Event (do I need to explain???, crazy stuff!!!).
There are hundreds of miles of pavement twisties, as well as a lot of mild dirt riding.....or even challenging single track. Anyone bringing a dual-sport beast like a Wee or Vee will have more riding than they can do in 4-5 days. There will be a lot riders on bikes like: 1200GSA, Tiger, Stroms, etc... that will only ride on pavement and maybe mix in some 'maintained' dirt roads.
Ride groups will vary from advanced riders doing challenging stuff to groups that want to toodle on the pavement, enjoying the sites.
No one should feel like this event is over your head. Everyone is very helpful, caring and always full of advice.....
The only thing every StromTrooper needs to know is.....in order to attend, you need an ADV signon and handle. Get it here: CLICK HERE
Mostly, its about making new friends, outstanding food and drink, great stories, camaraderie...etc.