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Old 09-06-2011, 12:47 PM   #31
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:30 PM   #32
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Great report Tony & Brian, looking forward to more. Great Photo's too. Looks likes I will have to put this on my 'must be done' list. Keep it coming. S1
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:16 AM   #33
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This ride report has it all.

Puppy dogs (I love this shot)


And Rainbows


And front page material. (Nominated)


Someone once told me I wasn't going to find puppy dogs and rainbows on ADV and if that what I wanted I needed to go else where. They lied.

This is a great ride report. Thanks for taking the time to write up the details about what you took, what worked, and what didn't. I always enjoy reading this type of thing.

Waiting patiently for more.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:41 AM   #34
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Ladybug is right, the above picture is indeed front page material. Awesome view.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:45 AM   #35
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Ladybug is right, the above picture is indeed front page material. Awesome view.
Err, I'm sorry. I do truly appreciate the nomination but losers don't get on the front page

There is however another double rainbow coming up, I'll be sure to post it for Ladybug ..... but first Brian has to post his version of day 3, so I can post day 4. You'd think the man was working or something.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:33 AM   #36
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Err, I'm sorry. I do truly appreciate the nomination but losers don't get on the front page

There is however another double rainbow coming up, I'll be sure to post it for Ladybug ..... but first Brian has to post his version of day 3, so I can post day 4. You'd think the man was working or something.



If losers can't get on the front page then rename it tossers (since half the team are English).
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:07 PM   #37
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Great report!
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:49 PM   #38
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Great TAT ride!
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:01 PM   #39
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Some other pictures from the first two days of this ride.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719665
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:31 PM   #40
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Hey Tony and Brian,
Last year Brauhausbier and I got turned around at Cinnamon Pass and Corkscrew because of how steep it was. We were on big pigs though.....but even so I felt like a complete loser.

I'd love to go back and explore that area more on the 2fiddy.

Nice report, losers!
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:26 PM   #41
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This ride report has it all.
Puppy dogs (I love this shot)
And Rainbows
And front page material. (Nominated)
Someone once told me I wasn't going to find puppy dogs and rainbows on ADV and if that what I wanted I needed to go else where. They lied.
Heh heh Thanks for the nomination!

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Some other pictures from the first two days of this ride.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719665
Awesome, got some good photos in there!
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:28 PM   #42
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Day 2 video

Got a few video clips from Hancock, plus slide show stuff of the pics already posted, and a few others.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:53 PM   #43
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Day 3 - Lake City, CO to Rico, CO

Tony was either suffering from altitude sickness, or maybe food poisoning. In any case, he wasn’t doing too well in the morning. We got a really late start.
Cinnamon Pass was a fairly easy road.




Just about Tony's speed for this particular morning.


But maybe the parking area was not quite level enough for his loser kickstand:


After going over Cinnamon Pass, Tony took a break in an old building in Animas Forks while I rode to the top of Engineer Pass.






From Animas Forks, the TAT goes over several more passes in a row: California Pass, Hurricane Pass, then Corkscrew Pass. Here Tony is on the way down Hurricane Pass:


Corkscrew Pass (look carefully, Tony is at one of the switchbacks):


Coming down Corkscrew Pass might be my favorite of all the passes we did that day because it truly lives up to its name. Switchback after switchback, and they were steep. Toward the bottom my front brake started to smell like it was burning, and it faded a little so we had to slow down a bit.
At the bottom, we stopped to do another clutch adjustment on the KTM. Here's Tony test-riding:


Then we hit the pavement briefly, then back to jeep roads over Ophir pass. Here's a view toward the town of Ophir:


Back toward the pass:


Then it was several more miles of pavement, first over Lizard Head Pass:


Then on into Rico, where we had a fantastic meal (and WiFi!) at the Dew South in Rico, Colorado.


Tried to photograph the rainbow on Lizard Head Pass, but it didn't really show in the picture. This one did, tho:


In case you can’t tell, Tony is feeling better now that he has a great meal in front of him:


We geeked out with my iPhone and his iTouch — dueling Apple geeks in a very small town, sucking up all the WiFi we could!
Then we headed 12 miles south of town to the Circle K Ranch. The room was OK for the price, and we talked to a couple guys who had spent a couple days riding single-track in the area.

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Old 09-08-2011, 11:31 PM   #44
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Well I just typed in day 4's report, was almost done and we had the 4th brownout of the day. I guess I need a UPS. Anyways, time for bed, we'll try again tomorrow. I guess text editor and frequent saving is the order of the heat.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:30 AM   #45
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great

You guys are inspirational, I have been wanting to recapture my early riding experiences with a small dirtbike, now I will, thanks for bringing me back.

My question is: On the trails you rode, do you think a 2 wheel drive Ural sidecar rig (with high exhaust and bash plates) could make it through?

Thanks, and keep on keeping on.
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