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Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 01:38 PM
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Posted By 4Rider
A mom and her boys

Mom's not quite ready for the rocker.......

http://4rider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/COBDR2/i-ZSXfJvw/0/XL/DSC_0170-2-XL.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9,216
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Posted By 4Rider
Snooker joins us in Steamboat

Snooker found us last summer on the Colorado BDR. His X-Co is closest to the camera, with our collection in stagger. He's behind the lens
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Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9,216
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Posted By 4Rider
Somewhere in Colorado

Our '08 and '09 X-Co's on the COBDR

http://4rider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/COBDR2/i-tfJwf67/0/XL/IMG_0675-XL.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By 4Rider
A little more water and the passes

You've probably noticed that there are lots of theories and styles used when negotiating water crossings. Susie was using the "steady pace" style
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Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By 4Rider
Water and The Hageman Pass

The ride through the meadows and ranching area ends out on Colorado Highway 285. After a short stint on the pavement, it's back onto the dirt, climbing again up into the Pike National Forest. The...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By 4Rider
Still headed towards Gypsum

The terrain today was much different from earlier in the week. We rode through wide meadows on roads that showed the effects of recent rain and recent maintenance. Very nice to not have dust!
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Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By 4Rider
On the road to Gypsum

The morning's clear blue skies started to yield to cumulus clouds as the morning passed, but the air was clearer (dryer?) than it had been to date, and the skyline was again impressive
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Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2013, 09:07 PM
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Posted By 4Rider
Buena Vista to Gypsum

If you've read this far you can probably tell that one of the main themes of this trip was dealing with the weather (Duh). We were really looking forward to some dryer conditions, and awoke early...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2013, 08:40 PM
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Posted By 4Rider
Matt- Well, we were looking for an...

Matt-

Well, we were looking for an "Adventure", and got it. After traveling all the way to Colorado we weren't going to let a little rain and mud put us off.

There is a possibility that I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By 4Rider
The scenery changes, Cumberland Pass & Pitkin

The section of the BDR between Lake City and Buena Vista does not get a lot of attention in the COBDR documentary film, but turned out to be one of our favorites of the trip. Leaving Lake City is...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By 4Rider
Answers to some questions

I have received a couple of questions regarding specific info regarding where we stayed, places for food and other logistics. Rather than clutter up this ride report I made a post in the COBDR...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By 4Rider
Thor's Revenge

Having cut short our ride yesterday on Section 2 of the BDR, our plan for the day was to pick the route back up and head over the remaining series of high passes, including Corkscrew, California,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By 4Rider
Thanks Erik. And if you can find the time to...

Thanks Erik. And if you can find the time to come across the pond for a visit, we can always find somewhere to ride with agreeable weather. I'd think that a little rain, sleet and snow would only...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-19-2013, 05:07 PM
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Views: 75,348
Posted By 4Rider
Some more thoughts/info-just finished the COBDR

Hello all, and as had been said before, thanks to Butler Maps and the BDR crew for putting together such a magnificent ride. We've just returned from riding the route from Cortez up into Wyoming,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By 4Rider
Why we carry JB Weld

Again, sorry for the lack of photos. Once up to a flat spot, Steve stopped to regroup, and I rode up the next pitch to meet up with the rest of the group. We stood and talked with the dirt bike...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By 4Rider
On to the Ophir Pass, a short report

After a night of rumbling thunder and just a bit more rain, we woke to somewhat cloudy skies. Confident as last night's weather forecast called for dryer conditions and improving weather, we packed...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 04:31 PM
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Posted By 4Rider
The X-Co's on the COBDR

Well, we just got back from Colorado and a trip on the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route. My wife and sons went, and none other than the legendary Snooker met us along the way, rode with us for a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By 4Rider
End of the day

Its hard to make progress when you have to keep stopping to get that perfect shot

http://4rider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/COBDR2/i-5zB4VXt/0/L/DSC_0187-L.jpg

The terrain and views start to change...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By 4Rider
On towards Telluride

Leaving Groundhog you climb back up into the forest, across some ridges and head towards Telluride. As the day progressed, the storms continued to build, and the sky, while threatening, was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By 4Rider
Ground Hog reservoir and beyond

Ok, we are headed to Ground Hog Reservoir and PB&J's for lunch (wonder if the DVD/Documentary spiked her sales of Skippy, grape jelly and wonderbread?)

As I mentioned, the views were magnificent,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By 4Rider
OK, gotta answer a couple of questions about our...

OK, gotta answer a couple of questions about our gear

http://4rider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/COBDR2/i-KfQLfgz/0/L/DSC_0163-L.jpg

In the photos you may have noticed quite a difference in how our...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By 4Rider
First day on the trail

Monday morning and time to get off-pavement and into the heart of the COBDR. Up early, bikes loaded, breakfast done, Lets go. I think I mentioned that this would be our first time riding with Steve....
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,673
Posted By 4Rider
Colorado BDR Family Trip (or, Ma & Pa take the boys on vacation)

Yep, time for that time-honored tradition, the Family Summer Vacation.

Some teaser photos:

http://4rider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/COBDR2/i-t3NfMzp/0/L/DSC_0137-L.jpg

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Forum: Vendors 07-25-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 58,286
Posted By 4Rider
GPS City Customer Service

OK, if you are still on the fence about doing business with GPS City here is yet another example of why they get all my business:

We are leaving in a week for a 14-day trip. Last night my son...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,599
Posted By 4Rider
Nice

Nice report. Keep up with the details please. 6 of us are headed to do the route the first week or so of August!
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 1,096,842
Posted By 4Rider
Matt- Proscreen does make a unit that fits...

Matt-

Proscreen does make a unit that fits the X-Country headlight configuration (I'm assuming you are interested for your X-Co). I ordered two units, one for the X-Challenge, the "Dakar" model,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7,063
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Posted By 4Rider
Well, we have an X-Country and I'm pretty...

Well, we have an X-Country and I'm pretty familiar with the X-bikes and their known "issues", I was hoping to find someone who was familiar with this particular bike.

Thanks for the replies.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 1,096,842
Posted By 4Rider
Fresno X-Challenge Info?

My son has been looking for an X-Challenge for a while, and located one for sale at a BMW shop in Fresno. He put a deposit on it to hold it until we can get up there to look it over. His work...
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2,367
Views: 1,222,683
Posted By 4Rider
Gene- I ordered a K60 Heidi for the rear of...

Gene-

I ordered a K60 Heidi for the rear of my GS-A to replace the TKCs I've been running. We are starting to prep the bikes for Colorado in August and would use-up a TKC rear just getting...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,374,358
Posted By 4Rider
TBarstow- From the photos it does not look...

TBarstow-

From the photos it does not look like you have the extendable windscreen fitted. The BC website shows a windscreen that can be raised and lowered for on/off road use. Did yours have...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9,216
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Posted By 4Rider
YH- Interesting looking fairing. In...

YH-

Interesting looking fairing. In checking it appears that the Hella Rally lights are not street legal here. I'd really want to see a unit in action to try to determine if we could get away...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9,216
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Posted By 4Rider
Matt- Have you read any of the Sibirsky...

Matt-

Have you read any of the Sibirsky Extreme 2012 ride report? Lots of photos of the Magadan Bags on two X-Country bikes.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834987

It may be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9,216
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Posted By 4Rider
Matt- You are more on-point than you...

Matt-

You are more on-point than you realize. A RTW couple, Gene and Neda, spent some time with us in November while passing through So Cal. You can find their thread, Quit our jobs, sold our...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 07:36 PM
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Posted By 4Rider
Matt- Thanks for the advice. As the bike ...

Matt-

Thanks for the advice. As the bike had been sitting for several years, we've pretty much gone through everything checking for any "issues". There were several recalls against it,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,374,358
Posted By 4Rider
Gene- Well, we've been following your...

Gene-

Well, we've been following your progress and figure we gotta wait until you are well out of range of those Tacos de Cabezas. We've been trying to work out when you will be in Chile or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,374,358
Posted By 4Rider
New X in the house

Well, we weren't exactly out looking for another bike, but I did sort of tell a few people that I know to keep me in mind if they came across a clean G650-X, so when Owen at BMW Motorcycles of...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,837
Posted By 4Rider
Map suggestion

Robbie-

Lots of good advice and the suggested route is excellent. If you don't mind the cost, you might consider getting the "Mad Maps" set for California. The maps list suggested routes with...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By 4Rider
San Diego rides

Big man-

If it looks like you will be heading south, pm me and I can give you a list of routes to take out of San Diego, Imperial County etc. March should be good weather.

You didn't say how...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,367
Views: 1,222,683
Posted By 4Rider
Olvarez- Thanks so much for the comment. I...

Olvarez-

Thanks so much for the comment. I think we really came out on the long side of having Gene and Neda visit. Doubt they will be the last Inmates we will see/host here.

Gene and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,367
Views: 1,222,683
Posted By 4Rider
OK all, I gotta tell you what an incredibly great...

OK all, I gotta tell you what an incredibly great time it was having Gene and Neda stop by and stay with us for a few days. They are perfect guests, and within a short time of their arriving they...
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