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Old 10-01-2010, 11:26 AM   #436
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I hate riding on that kind of gravel....

it's like being on marbles.
Make "marblie gravel your favorite"
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:34 PM   #437
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This RR is my lunchtime favorite read. Well Done LittleWan.

I sure would like to get a copy of the GPS tracks for this entire ride if you have them available for public consumption. One day I may be able to strike out and do an equal trip.

Can't wait for the TAT...
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:52 PM   #438
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Hey guys, sorry this is taking longer than I expected.
Hi Al! Hi redog1!
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I sure would like to get a copy of the GPS tracks for this entire ride if you have them available for public consumption.
hey Moraflex - I think BigWan might be getting those together. We have Roosville to Rawlins right now. The rest of the tracks are still untouched. I'll let you guys know at the end of the RR...



Day 20 continued...






Met some nice people at this lookout.

Kirk from Castro Valley used to ride enduro and race motocross when he was younger (now he was biking the CDT).
He was really into the 990. He was amazed that we weren't limited to flat gravel and fire roads. We told him about Lava Mtn and Fleecer Ridge...
Kirk said he’s “starting to tune into dual sport” and we may have pushed him over the edge that day.





Kirk had been struggling to take a self portrait, so we took a photo of him.
He returned the favor.





We had a whole slew of friendly people stop here.
This nice Danish couple got lost on their way from Steamboat Springs and made it here offroad.
She said, “The road was really dirty! and we crossed a river!”
Her boyfriend was afraid their rental car was going to get stuck in the water.
(I'm just not feeling the linkies today, sorry. But here's one that almost works...)


They asked Matt to take their photo. I missed it!
But they were in a hurry to get to Yellowstone, so I didn’t make them stop.
We should have asked them what road they took from Steamboat!
It had to have been more interesting that the ones we ended up on.




We also talked to some super friendly Harley people from Kansas.
I forgot to get a photo of them, but the pillion was super chatty and sweet.










It’s not a CDT ride report without a photo of this place.
The Lodge and Spa at Three Forks Ranch.




Haha, the UPGRADE to a suite is $300 per night! Just for the upgrade!













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Old 10-01-2010, 04:22 PM   #439
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Day 20 continued...













This is Columbine, CO. Not THAT Columbine.











I liked this crazy sculpture

















We didn’t stay here. It was more expensive than it looks!
I’ll let undersea4x2 (a.k.a. "Big Brother") tell you where we stayed.





Had Mexican for lunch in Steamboat Springs.





Yummy veggie burrito




Today was a short day. We had some kind of reason, but who knows what it was. Neither one of use can remember now.

Oh well. I do remember it was pretty warm and muggy that afternoon.
We were anxious to get some cold beer and crank up the A/C.
+ =







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Old 10-01-2010, 04:37 PM   #440
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Hi LittleWan,

I read these r/r several hours a day and normally don't feel like anything that I could say would mean much, so I just read and leave it at that. With your great way of writing though, I can't help commenting and telling you how much fun it is for me to follow along. I'm retired and rapidly slowing down, but by reading and watching your r/r, I seem to perk up a bit. Thanks to you and Matt for giving me something to really look forward to..............Oldone.
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:38 PM   #441
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I’ll be sending you readers over there again, when I get to the Colorado passes in my RR.
Thanks, Chris and Oliver!

You are too good to us Kelly! Super props to you guys because this ride is turning out to be even more epic than I expected!!!!

You are posting up so much info I considered telling my boss I couldn't take on another project because I had to read ride report updates or I would get behind!!!

Looks like you are in Colorado and almost to the San Juan area! Chris and I are doing the Ozark Nat Forest this weekend so I will check back in next week.

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Old 10-01-2010, 05:51 PM   #442
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Thanks to you and Matt for giving me something to really look forward to.
Oh, Oldone - no - thank you! What a wonderful compliment. I'm so glad that you're enjoying this!


But, the pressure! Ack!
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You are posting up so much info I considered telling my boss I couldn't take on another project because I had to read ride report updates or I would get behind!!!
I was trying to up the pace so you guys (everybody, I mean) wouldn't be bored, but am I rushing too much?

*wringing hands*







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Looks like you are in Colorado and almost to the San Juan area!
Hey Oliver, don't worry. We're going to hit Salida at least twice. This first time, we're on the CDT so we only do Marshall Pass and Boreas Pass.
We don't get to the good stuff until Days 27 and 28.

Here's my high-tech map again:



We go through Salida, CO on the way to New Mexico.
From NM, we go back up to Trinidad, CO and onto the TAT.
The TAT goes through Salida again, and then onto Lake City.


Have a good ride with Chris!


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Old 10-01-2010, 06:13 PM   #443
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LittleWan this RR is like a fine wine. Its only ready when its ready.
Just enjoying it as it comes along so no worries

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Old 10-02-2010, 04:01 AM   #444
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I’ll let undersea4x2 (a.k.a. "Big Brother") tell you where we stayed.
Could be the rear car-park Steamboat Hotel?
3195 Sth Lincon Ave
Steamboat Springs
Colorado.

PS I must get a life:...........................................cr y

PPS. I am enjoying your RR.................................

PPPS. "Make Aussie stalkers your favorite".......................

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Old 10-02-2010, 08:28 AM   #445
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I’ll let undersea4x2 (a.k.a. "Big Brother") tell you where we stayed.
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Could be the rear car-park Steamboat Hotel?
3195 Sth Lincon Ave
Steamboat Springs
Colorado.
"Make Aussie stalkers your favorite"
Ho...ly Shit.




Oh, no. That's not creepy at all...
Nah.



Um. I have to go...I'm just going to get some aluminum foil and I'll be riiiiight back...






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Old 10-02-2010, 08:44 AM   #446
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Ride more , write more. (And don't forget the pics!) Phenomenal skill taking the 'schoolbus' into rough territory. Great report and thanks for taking the time to do it.





[But, the pressure! Ack!
I was trying to up the pace so you guys (everybody, I mean) wouldn't be bored, but am I rushing too much?

*wringing hands*





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Old 10-02-2010, 08:54 AM   #447
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:49 AM   #448
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Ride more, write more. (And don't forget the pics!) Phenomenal skill taking the 'schoolbus' into rough territory. Great report and thanks for taking the time to do it.
Thanks, dustyrider! Yeah, BigWan and I wanted to ride more of the Pacific Crest Quest this weekend, but we've got family stuff (my mom's birthday) keeping us here.

Hi LionBR



Day 21: 7/27/10 Steamboat Springs, CO to Salida, CO. 243 miles


We got up at 6am, ready for an early start.
Too bad the stupid motel didn’t offer breakfast until 7am.

We should have just left and found coffee on the way out of town.
Oh well. It was a cold, rainy morning.





We hit some terrible traffic.





Then, it cleared up.





We had some narrow dirt roads with lots of potholes.
Potholes + 2 cups of coffee =
I was just debating what to do when this bathroom magically appeared. 
Yay!





The road took us around the Stagecoach Reservoir.





Look at these beautiful White Pelicans!





Nice stretch! I like how those two in the middle are conversing...












The road went through some nice looking neighborhoods. They had funny, pretentious names like,
"Black Horse II at Stage Coach"
and, “Sky Hitch IV at Stage Coach."
I wish I had photos of the fancy Plasma cut signs, but it was raining too hard.





Aww. She has her chin resting on the baby’s rump.





Moffat Road sign for the train buffs.
I tried to make it big enough for you to read (so I don’t have to ).
haha, more Moffat info, here.





It sure was dark and rainy. I was worried about the potential for mud...
But these were nice, fast dirt roads.





No scary slop, just good traction.



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Old 10-02-2010, 10:30 AM   #449
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I think the emoticon I selected above is a thumbs up, and not a dove awakened from a heavy slumber...


Regardless...


A most enjoyable read!

Thank you, for all the time and effort it takes to post your adventure experiences.

Building a better community takes energy and sacrifice--I really appreciate your RR efforts LittleWan.

Awesome!



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Old 10-02-2010, 04:04 PM   #450
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Building a better community takes energy and sacrifice--I really appreciate your RR efforts LittleWan.

I'm pretty sure "Make ______ Your favorite" is going to be the new FYYFF around here.
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