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Old 08-01-2012, 05:33 PM   #46
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I headed on up the hill and stopped at the Argentine mine. You could get a flat easily up there!





Then it was on up to the Pass.




Then I went over to Red Mountain overlook. Be sure not to miss it. It cuts off just below the summit on the Ouray side. Many people just drive on by without knowing it's there.

You can see the upper part of Corkscrew Gulch in the center of the picture.


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Old 08-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #47
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I looked over toward Telluride and saw a big storm heading my way. So I took off hauling ass to get down.(That's a relative term on a KLR) I saw a jeep around a corner and decided to slow down. I'm glad I did. It was a Ranger. He let me by and I kept my speed down until I was a little ahead of him.


I stopped to take a few last pictures.





Then it started to rain at about the shelf part of the road. I figured I would get soaked. But I got to the lower elevations and escaped.

Then it was back to the cabin where Scott was already having a cool one. Another great ride and vacation.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:06 PM   #48
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Hi guy...we were in the cabin a couple over from you....two up on Bikeopotamus. Black Bear Pass was above my pay grade two up on the GSA, but we too had a blast riding around, and we did go a couple of places that common sense said, "Don't go there."

Cheers,
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PS Only a couple of pix up on Smug Mug so far...Do you recognize Cindy at least?? In my experience people tend to remember her more than they do me...



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Old 08-02-2012, 04:56 PM   #49
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I would have remembered her except that this report was from a ride we did in August of 2009. I guess I failed to mention that. This was only my second report. My first one, with my wife,http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=800723 was from our ride this year in May. I had been meaning to do this one, but just now got around to it .Actually, just figured out how to do one.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:37 PM   #50
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Just found this, nice report and great pics and videos!
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:03 PM   #51
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Glad you enjoyed it.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:08 AM   #52
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Just found this, nice report and great pics and videos!
Same here... looking at a possible trip there summer 2014... glad you have the videos and photos... showing to the wife to make sure she is game to take her GS650GS over these passes... one thing we are looking at is dropping our gear like you did and traveling light
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:26 AM   #53
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Great, I really love this locations
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:41 AM   #54
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Me too, just found this one. Mighty fine ride report and pics. I've ridden almost all of this at least a couple of times but I always look forward to going back. You've pointed out a few places I've missed and will have to go find. Thanks.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:50 PM   #55
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Same here... looking at a possible trip there summer 2014... glad you have the videos and photos... showing to the wife to make sure she is game to take her GS650GS over these passes... one thing we are looking at is dropping our gear like you did and traveling light
Most passes are not too bad. The ledges at Black Bear can be intimidating, but they are short and you can always walk the bike down. Corkscrew Gulch you have to watch out on the turns because they have loose dirt and are steep. Coming down from Imogene either way is pretty rocky and loose.I have taken my wife up Imogene on the back of my KLR. I hope you and your wife can go.It is amazing country.
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:58 PM   #56
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Great thread. Just found it. Very nice.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:03 PM   #57
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Thanks. I sure enjoy your posts. Would love to live in your neck of the woods. We've had a lot of good times out there around Zion and Grand Staircase.
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:58 PM   #58
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Amazing shots!

You've put a few more rides on my bucket list bomose!
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:42 PM   #59
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Good places to get your mind right and it's cheaper than therapy.
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:34 PM   #60
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Good places to get your mind right and it's cheaper than therapy.
Never been off road in CO but have ridden the mountains many, many times used to keep a bike out there. You are spot on about getting your mind right and the therapy, nothing even close this side of the MS river imo.

There are a group of guys from Pensacola heading to Co in Sept. I have an RT and G650GS. I'd take both bikes so my wife could ride with me on the RT. I am Very tempted to go after watching the vids. Superb!

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