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Old 01-23-2014, 01:51 PM   #6
Rut Runner OP
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Toronto
Oddometer: 157
Day 1 & 2

The first day of real riding started in Buena Vista. Its a small town with a vibe similar to Moab. Its also very popular with motorcyclists, especially the adventure touring ones. Almost every motel and restaurant parking lot had a selection BMWs and KTMs. Deer actually roam the streets freely here, munching on peoples flower gardens and bushes.

I rode up over Cottonwood pass to Taylor Park Reservoir, and gassed up at the general store. From here you can ride 4x4 roads in any direction. I did a number of passes, and went through a few towns that were just a collection of cabins. From what I understand you can spend weeks riding in this area.

"Town" of St. Elmo

Day 2

The day was overcast with low lying clouds, none of the mountains were even visible. I decided to head east of town. Theres no peaks east of town but there were quite a range of trails including 4x4, ATV, and very rocky singletrack, With an intermittent drizzle coming down I stuck to the easier stuff.

Nice flowing doubletrack:

To be Cont'd...
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