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Old 04-27-2010, 08:32 PM   #226
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Sorry for the delay.. the weather got nice and I've been busy burning the rear tire off the 950 (rode it 3K miles last month - looks like it could be a good summer!) ...
Next week I'm off to camp in Dinosaur National Monument in far North West Colorado. Possibly one of Colorado's best kept secrets and becoming one of my favorite places to "get away from it all" - there's NOBODY out there.
Im with ya on that 950 Riding .
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Geek, Keep them pics coming as you ALWAYS do .
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:27 PM   #227
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Great. I get my redacted tent and its redacted raining. I am totally bringing a bottle of whiskey to the first spontaneous camping event. If I can get there on an F800 with redacted street tires. So if you want whiskey we camp in a walmart parking lot. Got it?

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Old 04-30-2010, 09:36 AM   #228
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Ok for you Colorado guys. Planning on coming out in August and need to know where and what to ride. I have a KTM 250xcf-w and a BMW R1200GS. I was thinking of buying a little KLX 250S for the ride or making the KTM street legal. We are wanting to ride some medium style roads to get used to the mountains then progress as we get familiar with the mountains. Don't want to ride expert trails. Are these just roads that are narrow or are they single track technical trails. We are wanting to see the scenery from a different perspective then riding the paved roads (eventhough they are great). Please let me know what to expect on roads and the type bike that would work best. I appreciate any input.

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IMHO, check out Geek's descriptions of the area in/around Ouray, Telluride and Lake City. Better views cannot be had in CO . Enjoy the ride!
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:28 AM   #229
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I saw the question asked a couple of times but didnt see any answers so i'll ask away. hows the camping, is it best to book a campground for a few days and base yourself out of there, or can you literally camp anywhere along these trails?

i'm heading up there at the end of July with a tent and sleeping bag strapped to the bike, just not sure exactly what "dispersed camping" is. is it "that looks like a good spot, pull off the road and setup a tent" or is it designated camp spots dotted about the map ?
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:38 AM   #230
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99% of the National Forest is dispersed camping, and that means just that, find a nice spot and throw up the tent. It is really easy to find places to camp, I have never had a problem. Sometimes a campground is a nice break with potable water and picnic tables but in the summer tent spots at USFS campgrounds (usually first come fist served) average about 8-12 bucks for a primitive campground to 20-30 for average private campgrounds. Then you have to hear your neighbor fart and snore all night.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:42 AM   #231
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How do you find out whether fires are allowed or not?
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:08 AM   #232
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:46 AM   #233
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How do you find out whether fires are allowed or not?
You're in the Denver area and asking this?. The internet is an amazing thing, go on-line, google the National Forest Service, find the local office in the area you'll be riding and call them. Ask if permits are required or if restrictions are in place or whatever else you need to know.
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:51 PM   #234
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Where to find fire restrictions

Google ________ National Forest (ie Pikes or San Juan, etc..)... that will usually give you a link to the official forest website with ...fs.fed.us... somewhere in the address. Click on that and look for the FIRE section link on the left and click on it... if you are already on the FIRE page then look for the title FIRE RESTRICTIONS on the page which will tell you or link you to exactly what current restrictions there are, if any, and will give you the expiration date as well.

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Old 05-04-2010, 10:58 PM   #235
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I'm just finding this report, how excellent! Thank you for putting all this together, I'm sure I'll be referring to it often. No time to read it all tonight, but I'm bookmarking it forshizzle.

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Old 05-04-2010, 11:27 PM   #236
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Here's a pick of my loaded big bike coming down the scree on Mosquito (headed east down to Alma). I was handling the rocks okay, but there were big "holes" that would swallow the front wheel making any real speed difficult, so tippy was kinda inevitable with all that weight.



I'd like to try it again without luggage, I think it's fun on the 990!
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:36 PM   #237
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viola: lemme know if you come visit colorado this summer.. have enjoyed your ride report and would enjoy riding with you. We could go on a mad 950 tour

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Old 05-05-2010, 12:23 AM   #238
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viola: lemme know if you come visit colorado this summer.. have enjoyed your ride report and would enjoy riding with you. We could go on a mad 950 tour

I'm on it! Seriously, let's do it.
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:45 AM   #239
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If you can be in Golden by 8am tomorrow we're doing a run down to the Sangre De Cristos and camping in Great Sand Dune National Monument tomorrow night
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:49 AM   #240
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If you can be in Golden by 8am tomorrow we're doing a run down to the Sangre De Cristos and camping in Great Sand Dune National Monument tomorrow night


I don't think I can quite make it... But July is looking good!
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