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Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Dang Matt! I just read your thread in Face...

Dang Matt! I just read your thread in Face Plant. OUCH!
A lot of folks would have passed out from shock with an injury like that.
Glad to read that you are healing from that!

We had a great...
Forum: Face plant 08-13-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,278
Posted By scoutDad
Hey Matt, Late to the party, but glad to...

Hey Matt,

Late to the party, but glad to see that the doc is optimistic on it healing properly! That is certainly good news.

Having that sweet little yankee scooter gal along to help out...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks Jack. And just to clarify, Eagle 1 is the...

Thanks Jack. And just to clarify, Eagle 1 is the diabetic. He has overcome a lot of challenges and we have tried to keep it from being a limitation to the extent possible. But it is still a tough...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
The extra half gallon in the Acerbis is useable,...

The extra half gallon in the Acerbis is useable, but you have to stop and tilt the bike over to slosh the fuel trapped in the wings over to the center sump (where the petcock is located). We sorta...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks Ed! Putting the Acerbis tank on...

Thanks Ed!

Putting the Acerbis tank on the 06-07 bikes is the same and is pretty straightforward. I trimmed the choke knobs to clear the sump on the tank and drilled the choke shaft to add a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Hey Andy! We did cover a lot of ground, but I...

Hey Andy! We did cover a lot of ground, but I wanted my guys to get a good feel for the different areas of CO.

The next time we get a chance to go out there, we will do it more like what you...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks Shogs.

Thanks Shogs.
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks Skidrow. Several of my friends have...

Thanks Skidrow. Several of my friends have ridden the White Rim and it is on my list of places to ride. I would not have wanted to deal with the 1/2 mile push to the top of Cinnamon Pass! Hope...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks 2whlrider, hope you get a chance to ride...

Thanks 2whlrider, hope you get a chance to ride there too!
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks jjustj! It is some effort, but as I...

Thanks jjustj!

It is some effort, but as I noted at the beginning, I mostly did it for my sons to help them remember their first big dual sport adventure in Colorado.

I will post up some...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
July 20 Sunday<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

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Driving all night and into a foggy dawn….
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Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
July 19 Saturday<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

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We got up early to get on the road and head north.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
July 18 Friday<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

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Our original plan was to ride to the top of Pike’s Peak, then stop in Manitou...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
July 17 Thursday (continued)<?xml:namespace...

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Just east of Canon City, we turned north on Phantom Canyon Road. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
July 17 Thursday<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

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We originally planned to ride down the street and eat at the Patio Pancake...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks AI ! You are exactly right! I had...

Thanks AI !

You are exactly right! I had heard that it was pretty good before we started the trip and had penciled it in for when we got to Salida.

The girl at the front desk of the motel...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
July 16 Wednesday (continued)<?xml:namespace...

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We wound up at the Tomichi Trading Post, right on schedule for our...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
July 16 Wednesday<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

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The morning was cold, but all the available wood for the fire was soaked, so...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
July 15 Tuesday (continued)<?xml:namespace prefix...

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I rode east for about 30 minutes and did not find anywhere any better...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
July 15 Tuesday (continued)<?xml:namespace prefix...

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We continued down the eastern side of the pass, along the Rio Grande....
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
July 15 Tuesday<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

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We were up early again to get loaded up and get started toward Stony Pass. It...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Here are some of the photos that the Eagles took...

Here are some of the photos that the Eagles took from the Alpine Loop:

http://iba203.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/CO2014-JMH/i-khP3fDK/0/M/image-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
July 14 Monday (continued)<?xml:namespace prefix...

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We made it back to Silverton a little later than expected, mostly...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
July 14 Monday <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

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This morning we got an early start with breakfast in the room. We would be...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks hosertp! Your dad obviously did well to...

Thanks hosertp!
Your dad obviously did well to lead the four of you to the Eagle rank. There are not many places left to get that kind of leadership experience or useful skills development these...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
I will post a summary at the end of the ride...

I will post a summary at the end of the ride report of what worked and what didn't, but the question about the tires is a good one.

We ran D606's on the rear and IRC TR8's on the front. I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks SN! I am about at the halfway...

Thanks SN!

I am about at the halfway point on writing about our trip, so I hope you will stay tuned for the second half. :deal

You are doing your son a great service by being involved...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Sorry for not getting more posted...I had some...

Sorry for not getting more posted...I had some outpatient surgery Monday and then had an allergic reaction to the pain meds, so things have not been exactly normal around here for the last couple of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks Pantah! I am pretty sure that the...

Thanks Pantah!
I am pretty sure that the WR250R has significantly more power than the KLX, plus the fuel injection computer can maintain more of that power as altitude increases by keeping the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
I have ridden an XT225 and while they are great...

I have ridden an XT225 and while they are great little bikes, I doubt they would have faired nearly as well as the KLX's on our route with the loads we were hauling.

The KLX's had no difficulty...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Hoping to get our Alpine Loop ride over Engineer...

Hoping to get our Alpine Loop ride over Engineer Pass and Cinnamon Pass ride posted tonight!
:deal
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
"I'm really enjoying the pics and your R/R. :clap...

"I'm really enjoying the pics and your R/R. :clap The quote above leads me to the question of how much you, your riding gear, camping gear, and extra gas added up to in terms of total weight. Also...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks Animal Instinct! I hope y'all have a...

Thanks Animal Instinct! I hope y'all have a great trip!
The pass itself at Owl Creek is not something with great views campared to other passes in the area, but views on the road to and from the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks flatwoods! Hope y'all have a great trip!

Thanks flatwoods! Hope y'all have a great trip!
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks for that, IDWPUNK! I hope you and your...

Thanks for that, IDWPUNK!
I hope you and your sons have some great adventures too!
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks Christopher. Congrats on getting in for...

Thanks Christopher. Congrats on getting in for '15.
Will you be at the IBA Denver Meet in a few weeks?
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks 2whlrider! Things are busy around here,...

Thanks 2whlrider! Things are busy around here, but I am posting as fast as I can...:deal
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
July 12 Saturday (continued) After getting...

July 12 Saturday (continued)

After getting some photos at the top of the pass, we descended the much easier Eastern side of Ophir Pass.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
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This morning, we took a few more photos of the Adobe Inn and the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,135
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks for that Ol Man! I hope to reminisce...

Thanks for that Ol Man! I hope to reminisce about this with my sons for many years.

Hope y'all will stay tuned, some of the best parts of our adventure are still to come! :ricky
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