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Old 08-30-2013, 09:10 AM   #61
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Anybody been up there lately? Has it packed down some. I've never really ridden through deep gravel before, does it behave like deep sand? Doesn't sound like a deal breaker either way though.

We are in for Friday and Maybe Saturday. Not sure if it matters since we won't be RSVPing for the BBQ at WhiteWater's . My wife has to work on Thursday, so I'll miss the ribs.
I rode it on sat aug 10 was packed down quite a bit inch or so, last fall it had 3'' of fresh gravel.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:12 AM   #62
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:15 AM   #63
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IN!!!

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Whitewater18 KTM 990 ADV in stealth black
GrizGirl BMW R1200 GS
Tha Rick KTM 950 ADV
Patj551 BMW F800 GS lowrider
Bulwer KLR 650
Mixedsignal KLR 650
Coloradical KTM 950 ADV
Meerobus BMW R1200 GS +1?
Bmon BMW R1200 GS +1
Lovin' it Strom V-Strom + Skittles
TBob BMW R1200 GS WC
SteamBike BMW R800 GS

Definetly Maybe!
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Blakebird Husqvarna TR 650 Terra
Osprey! Yamaha WR250
Binskies KLR 650
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The Rizz DR 650
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:02 PM   #64
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I am In>>>>>>
Well, It's about time!!!
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:58 PM   #65
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Would love to join in the fun but... other things that need tending to, would be fun to ride in Colorado again.. Been a long time since the old HSTA rides with Blake n crew..
your TLR photobombed this picture, Don

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Old 09-01-2013, 02:42 PM   #66
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Cool2 Lodging update

I have reserved a large 'family reunion' cabin on Blue Mesa Reservoir. The place sleeps 16; 4 couples in big beds and 8 in singles. We are allowed to tent camp around the cabin and have full access to the campground hot-tubs and other amenities. If we have a fairly full house the cost per person will be really inexpensive. I'm thinking $25 for a couple, 15 for a single and maybe $8 for the tent campers. If we don't fill up the cabin it might be $30 for a couple, $20 for singles, and $12 for tents.
We can have dinner in town and then bring refreshments back to the cabin They have firewood there

Please pm me with your lodging preferences. We can sort out the costs when we know how many people are where.
Routes have been updated
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:31 PM   #67
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I'm a strong maybe. I should know in a day or two if I have the days off. I will be ridding solo on a DR650 and tent camping if I get the days off.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:00 AM   #68
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Would the Trough Rd to 212 up to Gore Pass be too much for the group? I really enjoyed that route down when I split off from the group last year.
re 212;
I've considered adding a more challenging parallel route to the main route but hesitate due to injuries sustained on other rides. So far the FCT has a perfect record of only producing hangovers. Although 212 is not difficult it could still catch someone out. There are a couple other very interesting routes that you might be interested in. FR 800 on the east side of Grand Mesa connects Sunlight Ski area to Divide Creek. It is not steep or technical but has two axle deep creek crossings with good bottom and clear water. It is basically a two-track with some embedded rock and a few easy switch-backs. It gets easier and wider as you come out on the west end. I would recommend an accomplished rider on a big bike or intermediate on a 650 or smaller.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #69
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Skittles is out. I'm still in though.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:11 PM   #70
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Skittles is out. I'm still in though.
Damn, I love Skittles. So sweet and yet really tart
Glad you're still in
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:49 PM   #71
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I'm 90% at this point, but will be meeting up with the group on Friday afternoon/evening in New Castle for the weekend portion. Will be tent camping Friday & Saturday nights, but that sounds as if you don't need me to make a reservation?

Looking forward to meeting most (all?) of you in person
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:53 PM   #72
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What a great looking trip - too bad I'm in San Diego and just got home and have to work for a bit....Enjoy!
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:19 PM   #73
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What a great looking trip - too bad I'm in San Diego and just got home and have to work for a bit....Enjoy!
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:46 AM   #74
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Cool2 Route Update

I rode Friday's route last week; Dunckley and Ripple Creek passes are better than the last couple of years but there is still some deep gravel sections. Two-up riders and those on big bikes with more street oriented tires would not be happy campers.

I have set up a new route to the north that goes through the Williams Fork Valley. It is also very scenic and a very nice forest road. Yellow Jacket Pass is also in good condition

Those that want to get squirrely and have never done Dunckley and Ripple Creek can still do the original route. It is one of the best fall colors areas in the state.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:03 AM   #75
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I'm changing my maybe to IN! Got some fresh tires on the DR. Looking forward to riding with this pack of hooligans again. I'm down to ride the squirrely route if anyone else wants to.
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