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Old 10-09-2010, 08:11 AM   #31
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Bolam-Moab

Wow would I like to do this. There is a great route from Bolam Pass that climbs up from Co. 145 towards Dunton and goes up over to Lone Cone and pops out at Norwood. Beautiful route. From there you can get up on the Uncompahgre Divide and go all the way to Gateway where you can get on John Brown Canyon road which takes you into the Lasalls and right to Moab. Very dirty route.
Outside chance I can join in Moab and maybe do part of the return ride.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:24 AM   #32
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Jimmex: that's exactly what I was planning on doing from Rico.. I was talking with Wes Weber the other day and he was showing me it.

You don't know actual road numbers do you?

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Old 10-09-2010, 08:39 AM   #33
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As everyone said, it's Kane creek, but like BoulderGuy said, do it the other direction than in the vid. I just came back from Moab, and some morons have bolted some metal shoots to the rocks on the bypass of the nasty section. Going the direction of the vid (as I like to do Kane creek), you would have to come up out of a river and try to get up these metal planks. On our thumpers it was a pain, on a 950/990 a real bitch to get traction. So go the direction BoulderGuy said and you'll be going down the planks. Apart from the bypass which is a lot of fun, there is only one other section that'll be a bitch on a 950, just a rocky down and up section that's at the beginning of the vid. It's a lot worse now than in that vid. But, Kane creek is a fun quite easy ride. BTW, going the direction we are suggesting, on the first rocky climb (3/4 way through the ride), look for a cut-off to the left when you get to a plateau, that's the bypass, and a shit load more fun than keeping on the trail.

BTW, In the vid, they took the bypass.
Is this the section?

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Old 10-09-2010, 09:09 AM   #34
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Bolam-Moab

This Gazeteer Map is challenging my eyesight but here goes: ( the route is easy to follow and is well traveled) You go from Rico 6 or 7 mi. on Co. 145 to FR535 with a "Dunton" sign, turn left, the road traverses right up the mountainside and you go for several miles until you come to a T. Don't go to Dunton but turn right on FR611. This road will take you over to Lone Cone. I can't make out the smaller
FR numbers but you want to head to Beaver Park and then down to Norwood. Its easy and gorgeous country. From Norwood you head over to Nucla then up on the Uncompahgre Divide via Mesa Rd to Colombine Pass. Once on the Divide Road you motor over to Gateway, descend down into Dolores Canyon and hit John Brown Canyon Rd just outside Gateway. That road will take you into the Lasals and Utah with Moab just over the Mtns. Any decent map will show the route. It is awesome. Maybe I'l catch you guys on the WEst Slope somewhere.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:23 AM   #35
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The mountains got snow from loveland to vail last night - trail ridge road got shut down due to snow. More inbound tonight.

The routing is going to get interesting - New Mexico is pretty this time of year eh?
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Lookin forward to meeting you and CJRacer. This is gonna be fun.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:31 PM   #37
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...though getting over 12K feet isn't going to be any fun by the looks of it
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:33 PM   #38
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Gotta cross from Cali into Reno Nevada at altitude and they are predicting Precip. Might be an interesting ride.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:07 AM   #39
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The mountains west of us here (the Indian Peaks) have snow down to about 9500 feet this morning

the good news is that the forecast Tuesday is looking better... and as far as I know.. the mountains south didn't get as much precipitation.

Webster Pass will probably be a no go but the other passes south should still be rideable

Fingers crossed.

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Old 10-10-2010, 09:12 AM   #40
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Ruh roh..

I just found this Ridgeway cam. This would be looking south with Ridgeway in the foreground and Ouray in that valley to the left. That means the snow on the right is Imogene pass and the snow on the left is on Engineer pass.

I might have to put together some snow chains



Actually the snow looks a lot lighter than over here in the Front Range. A few days of sun (which is forecast) and it'll be rideable

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Old 10-10-2010, 09:24 AM   #41
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Ouray cam: Looking pretty good!

I was told Craig has had issues with snow on Engineer Pass in the past (involving a winch ) - so we'll try and avoid that type of thing this time

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Old 10-10-2010, 03:01 PM   #42
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No snow in Indy, sowe stpped at the DQ and got ice cream
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sounds like you guys are going to have a great trip

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Old 10-11-2010, 08:09 AM   #44
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CJRacer spent last night in Sioux City and is headed this way
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Im rollin east in a couple of hours.
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