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Old 06-27-2008, 08:46 AM   #91
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WOW!!!! Great ride report. Hmmm, A beautiful adventurous Lady who likes to camp,fish,ride,photography and is obviously very intelligent.......Will you mary me . Ride safe and have fun.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:48 AM   #92
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Awesome ride report. Enjoying the reading material
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:32 PM   #93
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Originally Posted by gypsyrr
Along the Cochetopa Creek, I noticed pull out areas that looked like public access areas to the creek for fishing. If the wind would die down, I thought it would be a great place to fish. Anyone know? It looked like nice trout water anyway.

Yes. There is good fishing in the Cochetopa...but we don't really talk about it.

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Old 06-27-2008, 04:27 PM   #94
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Originally Posted by dillinger09
Gunnison and surrounding areas are some of the coldest in Co. I think Maybell holds the record for lowest recorded temp, but Gunni is always cooler...........and gorgeous. Nice report and amazing pics
Don't forget Alamosa, at least for the cold part.
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:55 PM   #95
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What an inspirational report ! Thanks for sharing your free spirit !
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:33 PM   #96
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Goodbye Migraines?

I'm very much enjoying your trip report and beautiful pics.

Maybe the Ohio University Medical Center Research folks have come up with a method of ZAPPING away migraine headaches. It sounds promising, anyway.

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Old 06-27-2008, 08:44 PM   #97
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You don't need all that stuff....A buffalo robe is all you need....

Originally Posted by dwj - Donnie

I'm really enjoying your ride! Maybe you need to get a Gerbing or similar electric heated jacket liner. That along with a varible temp contriller will keep you warm and toasty. Cost is about $300. Also, Tour Master has an electric that comes with a three position temp controller for around $150.

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Old 06-28-2008, 03:05 AM   #98
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I'll say it nobody else will Kristi...

A girl that rides road and off road, drives a pick up truck (SUV) loves camping, fly fishes like a champion and look great! WOW!!

When you come to Australia I will take you Barramundi fishing up North..

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Old 06-28-2008, 05:54 AM   #99
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Fantastic Pictures and narration of your travels. Love the way you put your thoughts into words.
I've often thought of hooking up my trailer and bringing both bikes with me on some travels. I do take the KLR behind the truck on some ventures and just sleep in the back of the truck.
The west is so amazing. Enjoy your journeys.

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Old 06-28-2008, 07:07 AM   #100
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DAMN. i envy you. that about sums it up
i know where im going, i just dont know how to get there
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:34 AM   #101
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Thanks for the advice on different places to visit and ride and fish. I'm adding them to my list of places to go. However, I think I'll run out of days, before I run out of dreams. I bet if I ever stop dreaming though, I'd run out of days sooner.

Alamosa - been there. That's coming up in a report. (Kind of a creepy town when I got there.) But it wasn't cold, just creepy. The Gunnison area seemed to be the coldest so far. Maybe just a weather pattern, but I sensed it was always probably cooler there. I kind of like the "open carry" law you have in Colorado. I believe it came in handy in Alamosa. I'm unharmed and still alive anyway. But there's no way to say for certain if the 'open carry' was a deterrent in that case or not, I guess.

Pikes Peak, Mt. Evans - I'll have to try to hit those on my way back south from Montana and Wyoming.

Ourey/Silverton - If I have extra days after Moab, then I'll try to go by that area and western Colorado again before heading up to Wyoming.

For sure I'm adding the Grand Canyon, Moab, Flaming Gorge in Wyoming, Thermopolis, the annual Pow Wow south of Billings, MT, and possibly Big Falls, Idaho.

Any suggestions for places to fish/camp/ride dirt or street around those areas would be appreciated.

Someone asked about the camera I'm using. I started with 4 cameras. 2 point and shoot Nikon cool pix cameras (under $150) and 2 Canon DSLR's (XT, and 40D and 5 lenses). The newest (and least favored) Nikon Cool Pix is gone. It accidentally went over the mountain on US 50 between Montrose and Gunnison. The other Nikon Cool Pix has lens trouble periodically and I end up having to take an hour or so at some point and work on it. BUT, it takes better pictures than the newer one did. The tripod mount for it is shot, so I handhold it while riding to take the road pictures. I just fixed it again this past Monday, but had to remove some non-essential, but useful parts to get it to work properly. I don't know how long it will last me. Which bike I'm riding, road conditions, weather, and what I think I'll be seeing, determines whether or not I take the XT or the 40D as well as which lens(es) I take with me.

Found this one while culling photos recently:

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Old 06-28-2008, 10:52 AM   #102
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:17 AM   #103
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If you haven't firmed up on your route plans, here are some ideas. About 2 hrs north of Moab is Price, UT. Jump over to SR10 and head south to Huntington, about 25 miles. Fish all the way up Huntington Canyon to the top and then take Skyline Drive through the mountains. If you want to wander some desert, there's plenty to see East of Huntington or Castle Dale. PM me for details.

If you are in Moab, go up the river a few miles and then head across the LaSal Mountains. I think the locals call it the mountain loop.

If you need help with tires, oil, etc. I'm located in Price.
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:54 AM   #104
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Great ride report and awesome pictures.
Can't wait for more

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Old 06-28-2008, 12:26 PM   #105
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Great report keep it coming!
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