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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,052
Posted By Rodzilla
That would be your call. But CO is home to some...

That would be your call. But CO is home to some Gold Medal trout waters.



I know this is an older thread, but FC you should add something about what months are best.

We see a God awful lot...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,464
Posted By Rodzilla
Prolly not. But it's working for the big rigs. ...

Prolly not. But it's working for the big rigs.

Of course if word gets around that people with bald tires are getting tickets if they block the road it may get a few peoples interest.
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 21,906
Posted By Rodzilla
It depends on the year. Last summer was pretty...

It depends on the year. Last summer was pretty wet, summer before, less so.

But July/August the "monsoonal flow" means rain/lightning up high pretty much every afternoon. It's best to be out and...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By Rodzilla
Nice! You get it from Elite?

Nice!

You get it from Elite?
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,464
Posted By Rodzilla
There are "rules" established but there are no...

There are "rules" established but there are no "teeth" for passenger cars. If you go up the hill on four bald tires and create havoc for the 20k behind you. I have talked to multiple Troopers on the...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-23-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,284
Posted By Rodzilla
It's funny cuz it's true. Does it coming in...

It's funny cuz it's true.

Does it coming in orange?

I keep thinking KTM 350 as the 453 just tires me out. Of course I COULD start working out and eating better....or not.
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,305
Posted By Rodzilla
Just a reminder. It is likely to be very dry and...

Just a reminder. It is likely to be very dry and potentially quite warm in the Utah/Nevada area. Drink lots, then drink some more.

It'll help that you are in shape, but altitude sickness is very...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-23-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,284
Posted By Rodzilla
Looks like it might be a great transition bike...

Looks like it might be a great transition bike for the son. He won't be long on the TTR 125 and will be looking for something bigger.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,175
Posted By Rodzilla
Actually the little pamphlet they hand out when...

Actually the little pamphlet they hand out when you pay the entrance fee into Sand Flats outlines that the SR trail was laid out by motorcycles.

I agree, we are much stronger with the pedal people...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,175
Posted By Rodzilla
Yea a very "Switzerland" approach. "We like motos...

Yea a very "Switzerland" approach. "We like motos when it benefits us, but when push comes to closure, we should be considered non-motorized use"

That's playing both sides of the fence.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,464
Posted By Rodzilla
Actually better than 90% of the spun out vehicles...

Actually better than 90% of the spun out vehicles are locals. We always like to point at the Texans and Californicators...but they usually have decent tires when making that cross state trip.

It...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,464
Posted By Rodzilla
Believe what you will. Toll lanes? Yep, that...

Believe what you will.

Toll lanes? Yep, that is all about the $$$

This one really is an attempt to help keep traffic moving. It is one more tool in the tool box to help prevent the "little...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,464
Posted By Rodzilla
The reality is there won't be checkpoints, but...

The reality is there won't be checkpoints, but what the Bill would do is give some teeth to tickets for people driving w/o appropriate equipment.

Unlike the chain law for commercial vehicles,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,175
Posted By Rodzilla
You must of ridden down from the west slope!...

You must of ridden down from the west slope! (GJ?)

I started to read your RR and when it said you rode out yesterday I thought, "Dang, with 6 inches of snow here in Denver, that guy has some...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By Rodzilla
Summer? They all may be ass-kickers in the heat! ...

Summer? They all may be ass-kickers in the heat!

This is such a subjective thing. Moab is so different than most places in the country a lot of the "challenge" level depends on your skill set. ...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By Rodzilla
I meant to mention Fred. He's a good guy and if...

I meant to mention Fred. He's a good guy and if you plan ahead, he should have everything you need ready to go.

Remember though, he charges more for tire changes if you help:rofl
Forum: Americas 02-06-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By Rodzilla
Slick Rock, trail, along with Porcupine Rim,...

Slick Rock, trail, along with Porcupine Rim, Fins-n-things and Hells Revenge all sit in the Sand Flats Recreation area. Bikes are $2 or so and the pass is good for 3-4 days.

All the other trails...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By Rodzilla
Generally no. Especially on the trails. July-Aug...

Generally no. Especially on the trails. July-Aug will see tourist traffic, but not like the shoulder seasons.

Spring (March-April-May) and Fall (Sept-Oct) are the busy months as the weather is...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By Rodzilla
With a loaded bike trails like Gemini Bridges and...

With a loaded bike trails like Gemini Bridges and Klondike Bluffs along with the afore mentioned White Rim (100+ miles) are appropriate. If you're going late enough to get through the CO passes for...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-28-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,201
Posted By Rodzilla
While I understand the sentiment, and I...

While I understand the sentiment, and I understand as far as your bank account is concerned, you are out the money, but...

Not one cent of your license plate money goes to anything OHV related,...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-26-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,547
Posted By Rodzilla
This is true. US 36 between Denver/Boulder...

This is true.

US 36 between Denver/Boulder additional capacity is tolled lanes

Peak period shoulder lane, Empire-Twin tunnels, variable pricing toll road (based on use/congestion/time of day...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-26-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,821
Posted By Rodzilla
It closes in the winter and opens when the county...

It closes in the winter and opens when the county can clear the cornice that forms at the top in the Spring.

While off the top I don't think it will change much for the RV crowd, I mean honestly...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 81,296
Posted By Rodzilla
I've been enjoying your RR. Living in the CO area...

I've been enjoying your RR. Living in the CO area and having ridden the Utah region for years, It's fun to get the perspective from those riding through the first time!

It certainly is a whole...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-16-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15,289
Views: 1,205,417
Posted By Rodzilla
If the timing were to work out, I'd be in for...

If the timing were to work out, I'd be in for something like that!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-14-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,858
Posted By Rodzilla
By all means use it. Check your PMs though

By all means use it. Check your PMs though
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-13-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,858
Posted By Rodzilla
Search for the Moab 101 write up I did a while...

Search for the Moab 101 write up I did a while back. Lots of intel on all these routes.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-12-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,858
Posted By Rodzilla
Positive for the Sand Flats area, is you have...

Positive for the Sand Flats area, is you have four trails in one confined area. Slickrock/Fins/Hells revenge/Porcupine Rim. As stated above they are pretty much the quintisenncial (sp) Moab trails....
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-12-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 38,837
Posted By Rodzilla
Patsys and Chickens in the SB. It will suck. I...

Patsys and Chickens in the SB. It will suck. I REALLY hate both of them.

Might be the first SB in a long time I don't bother with. Sure there is some tinkering that needs doin' on the bike!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-09-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By Rodzilla
I went up and rode RS with Jim one time too....

I went up and rode RS with Jim one time too. Great guy. I have seen him lurking there recently, but he does not post much. You might give him a PM over there. I also have him friended on FB if you...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-06-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 38,837
Posted By Rodzilla
Penalties are non-reviewable. You can review...

Penalties are non-reviewable. You can review things like ball placement or catches, but not penalties.

The defender held the receiver by pulling his shirt then went on to "face guard" (which is...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-26-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Rodzilla
I take ZERO credit for this one. With my kids...

I take ZERO credit for this one. With my kids getting older, my time has suddenly disappeared. While I was part of a lot of walking, cutting, marking etc... of Skeleton, I have not had the...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-24-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By Rodzilla
Pretty straight forward. If I remember the motor...

Pretty straight forward. If I remember the motor has to come out on the left side of the frame. Could be wrong. You can pretty easily do it alone if you can support the bike (I used tie downs...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-18-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 130,748
Posted By Rodzilla
Thanks Annie! Good meeting you today and...

Thanks Annie!

Good meeting you today and thanks for the "non-smelly" boots! My boy will make good use of them this summer!

Rod
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-18-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Rodzilla
BTW, the main gate closed Dec. 1 (County closes...

BTW, the main gate closed Dec. 1 (County closes it each winter as they don't plow it)

So you'd have to ride down to the singletrack from the north lot or some other access point.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Rodzilla
I hear it is fun. I have not even ridden it yet!

I hear it is fun. I have not even ridden it yet!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-18-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Rodzilla
Betting it's under snow. We opened Turtle...

Betting it's under snow.

We opened Turtle Mtn this past summer, this goes from the west side of Skeleton up to 677. This trail replaces the old 649 trail that went down and crossed the creek. We...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-16-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 38,837
Posted By Rodzilla
Don't get me started on Timmy Try-hard. Great...

Don't get me started on Timmy Try-hard. Great kid, but I don't think he would ever be a quality QB. You don't get to the NFL and need "coaching" to do the basics. Learning to read Defenses, yes,...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-15-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By Rodzilla
I have not done it, but I was of a similar mind...

I have not done it, but I was of a similar mind as you. Some nice beach where the wife could drink her way through a couple of large paperbacks, while I go explore the jungle. Then we had kids and...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-15-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 38,837
Posted By Rodzilla
Peyton playing with "flu like symptoms", that's...

Peyton playing with "flu like symptoms", that's pretty tough. I just lay in bed and whine to my wife.

Looks like he was doing the "Chicken Parm shuffle" to the locker room there before halftime...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-12-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,175
Posted By Rodzilla
Having not ridden this area, can one of you...

Having not ridden this area, can one of you experienced guys give us some bullet points for a letter?

I am a believer that actual specific comments go much further than mass-carbon copy...
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