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Old 03-23-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
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The Altersaur Run 2014



This Memorial Day Weekend. Four days of riding and camping across 1,300 miles of mostly paved scenic, winding roads through Southern Colorado and Utah. You're invited.

Start: Thursday morning (5/22) in Morrison, 8am.
Return: Sunday evening (5/25)

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We'll may grab meals on the fly but be prepared to cook your own meals. Bring a well maintained bike and know how to repair a flat. Bring your tent and sleeping bag, we intend to camp in primitive conditions. There will be some easy dirt roads with bypasses for those that prefer street. Be prepared to ride 400 to 450 miles per day, stop frequently to take pictures, and enjoy evenings around a campfire.

NOTE: THE RIDE IS NOW CLOSED BUT THERE IS A WAIT LIST. PM me for details.

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:12 PM   #2
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I'd love to do this but my daughter is graduating from high school on the 24th. Have a great time!
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:44 PM   #3
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whats the longest distance between fuel points?
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:16 PM   #4
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Alter sour ride????

Alter for the bachelor party you'll be attending and not doing the Dino.

Sour because you'll be Wall Street partying it up in Manhattan...

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Old 03-23-2014, 07:19 PM   #5
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whats the longest distance between fuel points?
at a quick glance....I'd say this section, at 165 miles.

https://goo.gl/maps/agPrG

there's gas at White Mesa, a few miles south of Blanding, then the next is after you get off the ferry at Bullfrog Marina.
**edit** at the turnoff to Valley of the Gods/Moki Dugway, you could go on down to Mexican Hat - not that far out of the way and there's a Shell on the north end of town.
That would make it much less than 165...

if you didn't do the ferry loop and stayed on 95, you could get gas at Hite Marina, continue north on 95 and come back down the 276 loop to Bullfrog from the north.
White Mesa to Hite is 148 miles, then another 65-ish down to Bullfrog

https://goo.gl/maps/crZil


From Bullfrog Marina to Escalante is 122 miles - there is (was?) a pump a little bit north of Boulder last few times thru there, you never know if they'll still be in business - this one hasn't always been open

https://goo.gl/maps/9JWNj
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:02 PM   #6
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Looks like a good time! The last time we tried to incorporate the ferry crossing it was not running yet..even though the site said it would start at Memorial day.

There's a sign at the turnoff to Halls Crossing that will let you know if you need to slab it around to Hite.

Have a GREAT ride!

Edit- Blake and Ackme's going, so things should turn out just fine.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:49 PM   #7
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:40 AM   #8
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Alter sour ride????
Alter for being an alternate ride (to the Dino) and scheduled on Memorial Day weekend, as in past years.

Alter for being warmer than northern CO.

Alter for being different.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:46 AM   #9
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Memorial weekend, Monday being a holiday, why returning on Sunday?
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:14 AM   #10
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mostly paved roads.. so is it necessary to have dual sport tires or can regular street tires work?
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:37 AM   #11
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mostly paved roads.. so is it necessary to have dual sport tires or can regular street tires work?
Looking at the route, the only off-road portion I see is the Burr Trail from Bullfrog towards Boulder, UT. It is mostly packed clay and gravel but it can be extremely sandy in places.

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That means at least a 50/50 tire to me....
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Memorial weekend, Monday being a holiday, why returning on Sunday?
I believe someone is going to run in some race in Boulder...
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I believe someone is going to run in some race in Boulder...



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That would just be the runs.....
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