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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Tom, the guys I met seemed fine on the decked out...

Tom, the guys I met seemed fine on the decked out WR250X bikes (I think they were). Super nice. I did see them writing ATVs tickets around Animas Forks later in the day. I saw them on Lost Creek ST...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By MountainsandRivers
yes. I ran into the rangers about two years ago...

yes. I ran into the rangers about two years ago up on Engineer and another time on Lost Creek Trail. They gave my unstickered friend a warning, but said they would be more strict starting the next...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,735
Posted By MountainsandRivers
I guess I can help you Drew! Mine doesn't fall...

I guess I can help you Drew! Mine doesn't fall under an orange or blue flag either!
Forum: Americas 01-23-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 927
Posted By MountainsandRivers
ok. So based on your link, since the OP has a...

ok. So based on your link, since the OP has a valid license, but his friend doesn't, he is ok if he is under the supervision of the OP and only stays on designated roads and routes, correct?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-23-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,735
Posted By MountainsandRivers
I think keeping and opening up good connectors...

I think keeping and opening up good connectors helps spread use and reduce impact overall via spreading the use out.

Having alternatives for getting out of Calico in case of weather, and Winter...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-23-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,621
Posted By MountainsandRivers
I could be wrong, but I thought part of the...

I could be wrong, but I thought part of the compliance leniency came from being limited to roads 45 mph or less, ie not highways. The ones I have seen in town already with Utah or AZ tags had mirror,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-23-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,621
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Just playing devils advocate here a bit, but...

Just playing devils advocate here a bit, but wouldn't an increase in use create more demand for more trails or at least stall what is already being closed? And hopefully more of an increase in OHV...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-23-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,621
Posted By MountainsandRivers
I see it helping the various mountain towns by...

I see it helping the various mountain towns by making more locations and trails easier to access instead of trailering all over. I know a lot of people will base out of Silverton now due to their...
Forum: Americas 01-23-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 927
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Interesting all of this. I noticed in the BLM...

Interesting all of this. I noticed in the BLM link, where is says "except in limited situations" which right there adds to the perceived "fuzziness". Also, no one under 10 may operate an OHV and over...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Just for planning, the "monsoons" start up about...

Just for planning, the "monsoons" start up about mid july around here. That might mean just afternoon showers, or sometimes longer rainstorms. Also, beware of lightning if you are above treeline in...
Forum: Americas 01-18-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By MountainsandRivers
When you say small dualsports, what type of...

When you say small dualsports, what type of terrain are you looking for? Abilities? I know the San Juans pretty well. Lots of passes you can link up and base out of somewhere like Ouray. That can...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-16-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Sorry I couldn't make it. Son's play took...

Sorry I couldn't make it. Son's play took priority.
What was the turnout like? What was the mood of the forest service? Any indication of direction ?
What do we need to do next?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-13-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,538
Posted By MountainsandRivers
that's a better plan. Just follow me and Modette...

that's a better plan. Just follow me and Modette around then!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-13-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,538
Posted By MountainsandRivers
^^^^Great recommendation^^^

^^^^Great recommendation^^^
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-12-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,538
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Bikes are $2/day at Sand Flats..

Bikes are $2/day at Sand Flats..
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-12-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Not a major secret. I would look into adding a...

Not a major secret. I would look into adding a day to ride on the Uncompahrgre Plateau. Lots of trails, both ST and atv up there. Head west out of Montrose up the Dave Wood Rd then go north on Divide...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-11-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By MountainsandRivers
A better question might be what have you rode so...

A better question might be what have you rode so far around Ouray for ST?

Locally, as Thump stated, we tend to ride places like Montrose or Grand Junction in the spring and fall, because they...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-10-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By MountainsandRivers
There is tons of riding in the Flattop/Peach...

There is tons of riding in the Flattop/Peach Valley area northeast of Montrose. Narrow ridges, hill climbs, great ditches, good singletrack. Heat would still be an issue but it is probably a little...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-10-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,538
Posted By MountainsandRivers
That is true. Slickrock is kind of the epitome of...

That is true. Slickrock is kind of the epitome of Moab riding. Maybe a Slickrock to Fins N Things loop in the morning, lunch through town then Poison Spider for the afternoon..
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-10-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,538
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Poison Spider/Gold Bar/Golden Spike then up...

Poison Spider/Gold Bar/Golden Spike then up Gemini to Metal Masher to 7 mile Rim then cross highway, gas at Arches Campground, go out the gate by the old school house there and ride Sovereign until...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-09-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,156
Posted By MountainsandRivers
I just rode there a bit on Weds. Temps were...

I just rode there a bit on Weds. Temps were actually almost 10 degrees cooler than in Telluride! Do pay attention to the inversion temps, but you probably are geared up so it won't matter. Dirt roads...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-07-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Damn. It was a cool place. I remember it from the...

Damn. It was a cool place. I remember it from the summers living near State Bridge Lodge, which also suffered the same fate.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-06-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,914
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Teasers... Sovereign ST ...

Teasers...


Sovereign ST
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q614/mountainsandrivers/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_001511_zpsd6810f7f.jpg...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-06-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,914
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Might get down there in the next few days to get...

Might get down there in the next few days to get a little riding in, scratch that mid winter gotta ride my moto itch!
Can't wait for April. I will periodically throw up some good teaser pics of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-05-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,914
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Yep. Those details are the foggy ones! At least...

Yep. Those details are the foggy ones! At least in Utah we can only drink 3.2% beers, slowly, one at a time. I will be much more disciplined!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-05-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,914
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Those BlackBerrys were great! Card games with...

Those BlackBerrys were great! Card games with straight Crown made my departure awkward though...I bet...I don't remember much really...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-05-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,735
Posted By MountainsandRivers
I know I have written and left messages for...

I know I have written and left messages for Deborah before, was just curious who else got it. Go PAPA! Reminds me I need to renew my membership. ..
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,735
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Did anyone else who has written in the past get a...

Did anyone else who has written in the past get a notice from Deborah Kills with the FS? She emailed me a link to the proposal and stated they are looking for responses. It seems like they are trying...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,355
Posted By MountainsandRivers
I am so in! Best ride of 2015!

I am so in! Best ride of 2015!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,355
Posted By MountainsandRivers
I am in! Your house to mine?

I am in! Your house to mine?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-02-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,738
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Hmmmm...I would be game for this again.

Hmmmm...I would be game for this again.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-01-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Ride out? no, camp! That way you can drink a...

Ride out? no, camp! That way you can drink a little before going in, have the three there and crash well after! Just about 10 mins east is a good spot to launch or just bank fish the Madison as well....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-01-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By MountainsandRivers
I don't know enough of the routes to give any...

I don't know enough of the routes to give any input. I was just through there this fall and rode some great singletrack north of Bozeman. We did hit some good hot springs. Norris Hot Springs, between...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-31-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,355
Posted By MountainsandRivers
I like how you tried to take out the cameraman ...

I like how you tried to take out the cameraman so there would be no evidence...:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-31-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,355
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Didn't get as much riding as I would have liked....

Didn't get as much riding as I would have liked. As always, the Monkeybutt 500 is my favorite, both in the ride itself and the preparation. The day Raul Duke and I did scouting was just a fun, long...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-29-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 710
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Can't you just do a paddle and fly? Run the Rio...

Can't you just do a paddle and fly? Run the Rio grand until you hit the gulf. Take a left. Follow coastline to Islamorada. Seems easy enough!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-26-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By MountainsandRivers
The Art of Travel is a great, lesser known movie...

The Art of Travel is a great, lesser known movie worth seeking out.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-26-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,735
Posted By MountainsandRivers
So Derek Padilla is the local obstacle. Who is...

So Derek Padilla is the local obstacle. Who is next up the food chain that pulls his strings?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-25-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,735
Posted By MountainsandRivers
I was surprised by the Burn Canyon decision as...

I was surprised by the Burn Canyon decision as well. I thought originally we ended up with a tiny amount. 20 miles is great!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-25-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,735
Posted By MountainsandRivers
Tom, do you want a ride to the meeting on the...

Tom, do you want a ride to the meeting on the 15th? I plan on attending. I want to see the powers that be for this one.
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