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Old 09-09-2013, 04:21 AM   #4756
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Tribute to my guys with a little mud from a big hole north of Dolores, CO.

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Old 09-09-2013, 07:45 AM   #4757
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:56 AM   #4758
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No a Ktm or something along those lines.
maybe a klr
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #4759
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[QUOTE=Orangecicle;22286245]I was in Ouray yesterday. I took the easy route to Lake City on the BDR. I barely made it over Ophir the day before, and my carbed 950 refused to make it up the last 200 yards of Corkscrew. Here's some of the fun I had on Ophir. It's a bit more challenging when the bike won't run. :)


Two guys at a hotel in Ouray on new BMW gsa's said Ophir was bad and one of them went down.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:38 PM   #4760
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I was in Ouray yesterday. I took the easy route to Lake City on the BDR. I barely made it over Ophir the day before, and my carbed 950 refused to make it up the last 200 yards of Corkscrew. Here's some of the fun I had on Ophir. It's a bit more challenging when the bike won't run. :)


Two guys at a hotel in Ouray on new BMW gsa's said Ophir was bad and one of them went down.
I'm heading out there next week to do part of the BDR. Hopefully this flooding doesn't screw me. Any advise for the trail? I'll be on a GSA.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:56 PM   #4761
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I'm heading out there next week to do part of the BDR. Hopefully this flooding doesn't screw me. Any advise for the trail? I'll be on a GSA.
It's doable if you have significant off road skills. Make sure you have true off road tires and gearing appropriate for tight and steep mountain riding. The route has every type of riding imaginable from sand to dirt to mud to water crossings to sharp hairpin mountain passes to tight woods riding to ultra fast gravel riding. You will be challenged, and there was more than once on this trip that I was a bit freaked out. I guess the other advice is that you need to do this in a small group so that you can address trouble when it comes.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:12 PM   #4762
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I'm heading out there next week to do part of the BDR. Hopefully this flooding doesn't screw me. Any advise for the trail? I'll be on a GSA.

Rain there un-precedented since 1894. You need to re-think this mud thing! This is not just mud, but MUD, as in washing people away! Maybe not the best year to do this.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:45 PM   #4763
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Rain there un-precedented since 1894. You need to re-think this mud thing! This is not just mud, but MUD, as in washing people away! Maybe not the best year to do this.
Agreed. Rain every day in Steamboat Springs. I'm going to have to go way south of I-70 to pick up 285 just to get to Golden to get my truck. It's a real mess here. And, you are late in the season and much more likely to hit snow in the passes.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:12 AM   #4764
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:23 AM   #4765
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Awesome!! Missing my 08 Feejer right now. Planning on replacing it possibly with a 2013 or 2014 next year to do some riding with my dad!!
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:17 AM   #4766
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I've been following some of this rain. Looks like I'm going to have to alter my plans. I'm thinking of keeping south of I70. Perhaps do part of the BDR, but find some different, less challenging roads to ride. I've ridden quite a bit of off road, but be buddy who I'm traveling with hasn't. I figure if we get into something that's too much, we can just find a different road to take since there is really no place we need to be or get to.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:29 PM   #4767
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I've been following some of this rain. Looks like I'm going to have to alter my plans. I'm thinking of keeping south of I70. Perhaps do part of the BDR, but find some different, less challenging roads to ride. I've ridden quite a bit of off road, but be buddy who I'm traveling with hasn't. I figure if we get into something that's too much, we can just find a different road to take since there is really no place we need to be or get to.
Good plan. The southern part is just fun and fast. There are challenging bits if you want to take them, but you can skip the technical pieces if you want to. To me, that changes once you hit Ophir Pass and Corkscrew. The other bits that were outside of my comfort zone were north of Buena Vista, where you have some rocky, rutted, technical woods parts that will get the blood pumping. I was hurt at that point, and all I could think about then was not hitting a tree.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:01 PM   #4768
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Really nice 2012 KLR for sale.


About 4k miles, Lots and lots of extras including:
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P.M. me. It's a really nice bike, ready to go. Best looking color scheme IMO. Bought it for my Dad to ride while he was back on furlough. Asking $5,200 including everything, or $4,990 and I'll sell the $475 Firstgear bags on Ebay.
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:28 PM   #4769
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Back from Colorado

Well, I survived Colorado. What an experience.


But my ribs have felt better:

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Old 09-16-2013, 05:27 PM   #4770
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Well, I survived Colorado. What an experience.


But my ribs have felt better:

Very nice!!!!! Well, except for the whole sore ribs.


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