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Old 09-21-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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Hot Chicks of the COBDR

I had been planing to finish the TAT this year but with the Weather acting up and changing the route I decided to wait. I had friends riding the East Coast but I really wanted to ride the West in the Fall.
I had bought the Colorado Back Country Discovery Map last year. I whipped it out,that,s what I'm going to do.
I called all my wishy washy riding buds that weren't going East but non of them can go. Had to wash their hair or something . The only other option was to go ahead and do it.

COBDR here I come!

Looks promising !



I hauled the DRZ out to Utah to see Scott, Julie , and the 3 Step Hideaway.





What a Great place and a awesome place to start and adventure!



Scott, Julie, and Bailey are awesome and treat you better than Family

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Old 09-22-2014, 05:49 AM   #2
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Hot Chicks.....yeah right.

Here's how:

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Old 09-22-2014, 07:14 AM   #3
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My home for the night



After unloading my bike I notice a gas leak



Fuel is leaking out of the carb. Crap !
Scott helps me get the bike on the lift and off comes the carb, numerous times. The carb bowl gasket is leaking . After several attempts to get it to seal ,I think it's good. We eat a great steak , corn , salad,and maybe a cerveza or two. Life is good.

Day 2 I wake to coffee and a beautiful Sunrise



I get geared up and loaded, crap, gas is still leaking. Back to the lift.

Scott had Dr.Rocks DRZ 400 stored in his shed. He had called to see if the good Dr. had a spare bowl gasket in his bag of tricks. Doc told us to check and see and if not cannibalize his bike and get what we needed. ( Big Thank You Dr.Rock) I did not want to do that but thought I had no other choice.
We install the good Dr's. gasket and check still leaking not bad but I'm going to be in the sticks ,alone, for a while. Back off comes the carb. In a last ditch effort I ask Scott if he had in pipe dope. Why yes ,yes he does.
I very carefully applied some thread dope and then reinstalled the gasket. I think it is holding. Reinstall , wait a few minutes, Hallelujah it's dry !

Scott thinks that with my Luck I may need some help. He says, you've Dr.Rock parts on your bike ,you need some Anti Hassel Tassels(http://www.anti-hassletassels.com/) to ward off the evil spirits.



Thanks to Scott, Dr.Rock and Anti Hassle Tassels ,I expected no more problems.
I geared back up with the greatest confidence and left 3 Step in a Cloud of Dust at crack of 10:30.
I scoot South East through Dove Creek to Cortez ,Co. to start The COBDR.
I did not go all the way to 4 corners.I had been there,done that. They did not need another $10 from me.
With my A/H Tassels blowing in the breeze that may have been the smoothest 70 miles of Black Top I have ridden.

I start to pick up the trail but wait, It's lunch time!



Look ,Hot Chicks !



This Guy comes in as I was leaving



He was finishing the trail on his new 1190

Sweet

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Old 09-22-2014, 12:47 PM   #4
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Wish I coulda been there!

Nice start to your RR, Pop! And..............



ACTUAL HOT CHICKS! You're stepping it up, Sir!
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:32 PM   #5
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:34 AM   #6
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The roads North of Cortez start out wide and smooth!



Beautiful Blue Skies





It's a great day to be alive!









Hunters Camps are everywhere



The roads are not crowded



Just beautiful



Home for the night. Just South of Telluride.



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Old 09-23-2014, 09:40 AM   #7
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:01 PM   #8
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I start to pick up the trail but wait, It's lunch time!
Excellent choice! Stopped in on the way to the RMAR rally in July. Best bread sticks ever!
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:47 PM   #9
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:17 PM   #10
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Great start Don. Hope your weather held!
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:50 AM   #11
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I wake to another great weather day and get to start with Ophir Pass.



It's a bit rocky but not bad.









I actually walked around a little. I live at 465' and was now at nearly 12,000'. It did not bother me ,much.



I continue over Red Mountain and Corkscrew Passes without any trouble.
The road started to get more interesting up Hurricane and California.









After a beautiful morning with great views and fun roads I round a sharp steep switchback, and run out of talent!

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Old 09-24-2014, 07:47 AM   #12
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That's just a good excuse to take a break is all!
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:47 AM   #13
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Nice

Let's see some more............
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:35 PM   #14
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So far, so good.
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:27 PM   #15
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Don, gotta fill up the talent tank before leaving home. Hate it when I forget to do that! Looking forward to the read.

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