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Forum: Americas 08-02-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,752
Posted By McRuss
Finished

We finished our planned ride, north to south from CO/WY border to Silver City, NM. Weather was terrific, roads dusty and washboarded badly, no MUD. We pioneered an alternate route from Hopewell...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By McRuss
To save me grief and others from more boring CDR...

To save me grief and others from more boring CDR pics, I'll just give you the URL to a slide show:

www.wtrrtw.net/CDR_photos.html
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By McRuss
2014 CDR: a mini report with out much meat

My friend Chuck and I and new friend Paul just did the CDR from the WY border to Silver City, NM. We planned it that way in case you wonder. There were no surprises other than a small world...
Forum: Americas 07-09-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,752
Posted By McRuss
Mud, just re-read your post, you are not...

Mud,
just re-read your post, you are not starting N until the 26th. We will probably be off the divide by then since we are not going all the way to Mexico and may even jump off at or near Silver...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,752
Posted By McRuss
Just two of us, at least as far as Kremling, may...

Just two of us, at least as far as Kremling, may pick up another for a day or two. My friend Chuck is riding a DR650 and I'm riding a Wee (yeah, I know, too big a bike for the GDR....)
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,752
Posted By McRuss
Since we are going North to South from WY/CO...

Since we are going North to South from WY/CO border on July 21, we should cross paths somewhere. Also using Cannonshot's tracks.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 237,798
Posted By McRuss
Huh?

A quote from BigDog's signature:

"If your bike weighs more than 300lbs. You won't make it."

Not sure if this is meant to apply to the GDR or what but I can assure you I can make it on my Wee;...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 237,798
Posted By McRuss
GDR RR awakened

I've spent many hours reading your narrative and studying your photos in preparation for riding the CO and NM portions of the GDR in July; they have been invaluable! Being a CO native, I've ridden...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By McRuss
I PM'd Darbya but my buddy and I are going to do...

I PM'd Darbya but my buddy and I are going to do the CO and NM sections in mid July. He lives in CO and I was born there but now live in TX. We both have ridden most of the central CO portions but...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By McRuss
My hometown is Durango, I grew up driving from...

My hometown is Durango, I grew up driving from there to Montrose. But it was not until I discovered 141 that I truly discovered a great Colorado motorcycle road! I was going to write a 'Favorite...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,752
Posted By McRuss
From what I read, the danger of the later time is...

From what I read, the danger of the later time is rain (thnk monsoons) in New Mexico. I know they move into AZ in August, not that familiar with NM weather trends but others may chime in.

Plus, I...
Forum: Americas 02-21-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,752
Posted By McRuss
My buddy in Colorado says we may have to move our...

My buddy in Colorado says we may have to move our dates back a bit, still snowing like crazy in the CD mountains. Must remain flexible.:jump
Forum: Americas 02-20-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By McRuss
Well, from Durango you have only a couple slab...

Well, from Durango you have only a couple slab free choices but they are good ones. If you are going to do single track as well as dirt roads, you can take the Hermosa trail from about 10 miles...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,752
Posted By McRuss
Just plunking around the forum looking for CDR...

Just plunking around the forum looking for CDR stuff and came across this. My buddy and I will be doing the CDR, Colorado and New Mexico sections only, shortly after July 4th so may meet you on the...
Forum: Alaska 02-05-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 25,781
Posted By McRuss
I assume you used that emoticon to signify...

I assume you used that emoticon to signify 'tongue in cheek', I have both and I guarandamtee you I can make better highway time on the FJR. I took my WeeStrom to D2D last year and it was the perfect...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-05-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,929
Posted By McRuss
Nice rides. Insane weather this winter, 18*...

Nice rides.
Insane weather this winter, 18* morning followed a day later by 80* day. But we rode in both.......and still NO MUD down in the Hill Country.
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 45,038
Posted By McRuss
Good for you! I took my WeeStrom to AK last year...

Good for you! I took my WeeStrom to AK last year and plan on doing the CO and NM portions of the CDR this year after I get old enough to do it (70 this month.) I subscribe to the minimalist view;...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-30-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,699
Posted By McRuss
Youi still need to experience the seaside hot...

Youi still need to experience the seaside hot springs at Puertocitos! I've also been to Guadalupe Canyon hot springs from the east, horrible washboard at the time. Wind and rain and rising water...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-30-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,036
Posted By McRuss
A tad early for much Colorado riding! Get down...

A tad early for much Colorado riding! Get down to Gunnison when the snow is off (August?) I'll be doing the CO and NM portions of the CDR in July, hope the snow is gone by then. BTW, spent a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-29-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,538
Posted By McRuss
I live 25 mi west of San Antonio, ride many of...

I live 25 mi west of San Antonio, ride many of the roads between here and Austin so send me a PM if you want some additonal road info.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-29-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,538
Posted By McRuss
Nice 'novel.' I wrote an article for Rider...

Nice 'novel.' I wrote an article for Rider Magazine, published in July '13, on the Three Sisters that you rode two of the three. The only 'error' I noticed was that I believe what you referred to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-28-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,231
Posted By McRuss
Good thinking....if you were to post a map, I'd...

Good thinking....if you were to post a map, I'd jump on my WeeStrom and be there in a heart beat!:eek1 Reminds me of riding single track in Colorado (substitute pine trees for cacti) when I was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-21-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,199
Posted By McRuss
Nice. I used to ride the area between Florence...

Nice. I used to ride the area between Florence and Superior including the coke ovens (did it on a BIG bike once, R100GSPD) but I don't recognize the area you rode. Where did you start from?
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,120
Posted By McRuss
I'm in

Haven't subscribed to a trip for a while but this one looks like a weener. I used to travel in Baja lots back in the 90's (before I moved to San Antonio) and crossed at Tecate. Stay away from TJ! ...
Forum: Alaska 12-17-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,788
Posted By McRuss
Tripple J

For what it's worth, I stayed a couple nights at the TJ last year and it was good. Food and drink also good. Good choice (I don't know the politics involved in the switch; but I assume there were...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,063
Posted By McRuss
I was in Whitehorse at Robert Service CG on my...

I was in Whitehorse at Robert Service CG on my way to Dawson for D2D on June 18th of this year. And a brief story about the Honda shop: in 1995 I had a flat in Watson Lake, plugged it and rode to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 97,316
Posted By McRuss
I've been following the RR from the beginning,...

I've been following the RR from the beginning, waiting for you to get to Colorado where I know the roads in the south and south central part. BUT I've ridden all over the Taylor Park area and never...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 97,316
Posted By McRuss
Great RR, enjoying it mucho! I first crossed the...

Great RR, enjoying it mucho! I first crossed the Dewey Bridge in the late 60s and again several times after that. Was sorry to hear it burned (not often that happens even though we sometimes speak...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,225
Posted By McRuss
It would have worked just fine. I lived in...

It would have worked just fine. I lived in Gunnison for many years and rode that route often.
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,225
Posted By McRuss
You say true! PS, Sorry I didn't stop by...

You say true!

PS, Sorry I didn't stop by your place on my way back from AK but was beat (rode from Salt Lake) and had serious 'horse to water' syndrome.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-02-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,348
Posted By McRuss
I have some Butlers, will probably get the Butler...

I have some Butlers, will probably get the Butler CBDR one of these days. Also I have the tracks for the CDR, also the bicycle book. And am very familiar with most of the Colorado route with the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,559
Posted By McRuss
Cool ride report. I lived in Chandler, rode a...

Cool ride report. I lived in Chandler, rode a lot of the area on a BIG GS and then later on a KDX200. Last time I was at Castle Hot Springs, a huge pot belly pig came out to the gate to welcome us...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-01-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,352
Posted By McRuss
Nice RR and great photos. I was surprised that...

Nice RR and great photos. I was surprised that you didn't continue on out of Hermosa Park to Ophir/Telluride and then Lost Dollar to Ridgeway. Missed a couple good dirts there.

As a Durango...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-01-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,348
Posted By McRuss
I'm curious about the route from Lake City to...

I'm curious about the route from Lake City to Lagarita. I think I know it but just want to confirm (from Cochetopa it should be CDR). I'm planning the CDR for 2014.

Well, I went back and re-read...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 105,884
Posted By McRuss
Just finally decided to read your report, not...

Just finally decided to read your report, not sure why I waited this long but it seems to have gained new popularity!

In 2000, I bought a '98 Ural that started life as a single but didn't sell....
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 35,644
Posted By McRuss
Hi Gary, Yeah, different Tiger I think. ...

Hi Gary,

Yeah, different Tiger I think. Glad to hear you made it back in one piece, enjoyed meeting and hanging with you a bit in Dawson. Hope your wife had fun, even with the rain in Haines. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-25-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,213
Posted By McRuss
I too am a native of Durango....but I'm having...

I too am a native of Durango....but I'm having trouble placing two areas: you seem to talk about Red Mountain Pass as being different from the Million $$ Highway. Is that what you are calling the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-19-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,929
Posted By McRuss
Well, at least you had MUD....we've been getting...

Well, at least you had MUD....we've been getting stuck in DUST that deep until the last couple days! My lake (Medina) is only 4% full but the Mexico moisture is working its way up here, maybe we'll...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-17-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,252
Posted By McRuss
Nice RR. Wonder where the single track was...

Nice RR. Wonder where the single track was approaching Telluride? Most of that area is closed to motors. Also first thing I said was "WTF? They are going UP BB!" Also you must have taken the Hermosa...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,299
Posted By McRuss
Thanks for the tracks, I'm planning on the CDR on...

Thanks for the tracks, I'm planning on the CDR on my Wee (more comfort on the pavement, more work in the dirt....and no $$$$ RentATruck!) next year.
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