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Old 03-13-2012, 04:15 PM   #391
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WestFest

Just paid my $44 for westfest then on to Silverton for a second weekend of riding
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:50 PM   #392
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:15 AM   #393
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For those that have requested registration with the COHVCO member discount, if you haven't gotten an email from me yet, check your junk mail folder. Apparently some email filters will move messages with pictures and external links to the junk mail box.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:30 AM   #394
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An FYI on gates.

On the trails you will eventually run into a gate or two. This makes some people nervous. If there is a "No Trespassing" sign on the gate, it is to designate private property; do not go through it. If the gate is not marked, then the Forest Service or BLM has put it up to keep free range cattle where they should be; you are welcome to go through it.

You must shut the gate after going through it. If you get to a gate that has been opened and the left on the ground, that means some lazy trail user didn't shut it. Please shut it. Sometimes ranchers will intentionally leave a gate open so their cattle can get to water, but when they do this they typically wire it up so you can't shut it and it's real obvious that someone wants it to stay open; leave it be.

Sometimes these gates (particularly when they're made of barb wire) are real hard to see, so keep your speeds safe, particularly in the woods.




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Old 03-18-2012, 01:00 PM   #395
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I have been following this and the RMAR threads in hopes of attending one if not both. Won't know vacation dates for sure for a while but just wanted to join in. Family usually vacations just outside of Divide around the middle or end of July. I have riden some of the County roads within the Deckers, Woodland, Cripple Creek, Florissant area and alot of the 717 area on ATV's. I would probable stay at the Inlaws cabin and meet up for rides unless I come by my self. Can you still purchase the OHV permits at the Polaris dealer in Woodland Park? will probably go ahead and join the COHVCO also.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:54 PM   #396
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Can you still purchase the OHV permits at the Polaris dealer in Woodland Park?
Probably. I usually get them from the Artic Cat dealer. Between those two dealers there will probably be a total of 20-30 tags available in Woodland Park.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:16 PM   #397
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I would probable stay at the Inlaws cabin and meet up for rides unless I come by my self.

Nice. We're all looking forward to sharing your cabin with you.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:36 PM   #398
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Nooooooo, I'm not excited about my first trip to Colorado.
Oh boy. It's going to be amazing.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:18 AM   #399
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Oh boy. It's going to be amazing.
Are you going?
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We need to get some rides planned.

I'll be able to lead one on Saturday. Anyone else interested in leading a ride?

Please post what type of bike you are riding. That will help determine some of the suggested routes.

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:13 PM   #401
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I'd lead something on easy dirt. Maybe circumnavigate the Lost Creek Wilderness and then to Deckers to Westcreek and back to Florissant. Maybe something south on CR11 over to CR2 on the south end of South Park then up/over Aspen Ridge to Mushroom to Hartsel and back. Maybe something to Cripple Creek and down Phantom to Canon City then back up the Shelf Road to CC and back.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:39 PM   #402
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Are you going?

I'm undecided. But your first trip to Colorado is certain to be a great experience.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:43 PM   #403
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Excellent. Thanks, Eddyturn. Do you want any help planning these, or do you know the roads?

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I'd lead something on easy dirt. Maybe circumnavigate the Lost Creek Wilderness and then to Deckers to Westcreek and back to Florissant.
This should be a popular one. Probably 50/50 dirt/asphalt.

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Maybe something south on CR11 over to CR2 on the south end of South Park then up/over Aspen Ridge to Mushroom to Hartsel and back.
If you have time, you could play around in Fourmile a little.

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Maybe something to Cripple Creek and down Phantom to Canon City then back up the Shelf Road to CC and back.
Phantom/Shelf is a great combo.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:39 AM   #404
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Don't want to be redundant,it has been covered in the RMAR thead, but if I'm on a KLR will a rejet for altitude be required for Westfest? I have ridden some of the area without it and planned to do it between Westfest and RMAR if I can make it to both. I think RMAR will be at higher altitudes. Maybe others planning the same?
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Don't want to be redundant,it has been covered in the RMAR thead, but if I'm on a KLR will a rejet for altitude be required for Westfest? I have ridden some of the area without it and planned to do it between Westfest and RMAR if I can make it to both. I think RMAR will be at higher altitudes. Maybe others planning the same?
WF will be at 8500'. Since you're already planning on rejetting, I would suggest doing it before WF, but if you can't, it won't be a big deal. If you don't change your jetting your bike will be down on power some and if you go above 10,000 ft it might be difficult to start.

I had a guy ride here from Connecticut last summer. He never changed his jetting and we went all the way to 12,000 ft. I'm sure his bike would have performed better with a re-jet, but it's not something that will really stop you, it just slows you down.

If you want to borrow someone's garage to do your jetting, let me know and I'll find some space for you.
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