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Old 10-23-2012, 11:38 PM   #31
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Thanks eakins! The combined "up" the UTBDR and down the COBDR might be just the ticket! I've probably ridden most of the route on the COBDR in the southern portion of the state and could simply end up at home half way through the return route done this way. I'll plan to pick up a copy of the route and DVD when its available.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:55 AM   #32
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What kind of fuel range would you need to have for these routes?
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:12 PM   #33
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Thanks eakins! The combined "up" the UTBDR and down the COBDR might be just the ticket! I've probably ridden most of the route on the COBDR in the southern portion of the state and could simply end up at home half way through the return route done this way. I'll plan to pick up a copy of the route and DVD when its available.
Sure & thnx.

Many just ride bits and pieces of what we've created. It's not the only way across the states, by any means, but Rob has created what he considers the most interesting way using easy, medium and some harder dirt roads.

Of course many know these roads as their own local ones or ones they've done in the past. Our primary goal is to provide a complete dirt route across each state with as little pavement as possible.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:13 PM   #34
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What kind of fuel range would you need to have for these routes?
Let me check on that.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:06 PM   #35
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UTBDR Fuel range

I have the stock tank on a 990 Adventure R and was getting around 200 miles per tank. I probably could have gotten more, but I did not want to be stranded and have to beg for gas from the guy I was with on a GS800. Pride thing. I did use my 1 1/2gal Kolpin on section 4 and barely made it to the next gas stop, but we by-passed Soldier Summit. I would assume after that ride and talking to my friend who lives in Washington and has done the WABDR, that Colorado would be about the same and gas should be available pretty regularly with small detours.

What I want to see is enough BDRs to make a huge loop across the western half of the US!!!
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:28 PM   #36
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What kind of fuel range would you need to have for these routes?
With Rancho del Rio (Trough Rd.) having regular gas only:
-Reg gas: 88 miles
-Prem gas: 121 miles

If Rancho does not have have any gas available, 121 miles for both grades.
http://www.ranchodelrio.com/ranchoservices.htm
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:35 PM   #37
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What I want to see is enough BDRs to make a huge loop across the western half of the US!!!
so do we, but each BDR costs a good chunk to produce from start to end product. as such, only 1 BDR per year will be produced unless we can get more sponsors.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:13 PM   #38
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I just got this from TT:

Seattle, WA – (October 25, 2012) The guys at Backcountry Discovery Routes have just released a trailer for their upcoming documentary about their expedition across the state of Colorado. Tom Myers and Paul Guillien of Touratech-USA have teamed up with Rob Watt, Bryce Stevens, Justin Bradshaw and Sterling Noren to create a 501c(4) non-profit organization dedicated to establishing and preserving off-pavement riding opportunities for dual-sport and adventure-touring motorcycles. One of the primary goals of the Backcountry Discovery Routes organization is to create routes that cross entire states using primarily unpaved roads across public lands and mountain ranges.

In the last few years, the team has created both the Washington and Utah Backcountry Discovery Routes, and has just completed a route for the state of Colorado, which will be released to the public with free GPS tracks in early 2013.

“I'm really excited to release the latest installment in the Backcountry Discovery Route series, the COBDR. It was a wonderful motorcycle expedition and I think we’ve created a classic adventure ride. Viewers of the film will get a taste of what awaits them in Colorado - spectacular scenery, historic mining towns and exhilarating adventure riding on what is arguably one of the best rides in the country. “- Sterling Noren, Producer, Noren Films

The expedition team included Backcountry Discovery Route board members named above, as well as journalist Tony Huegel, photographer Jonathan Beck and KLIM’s Jayson Wickencamp. The team filmed the first expedition of the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route (COBDR) in August of this year and has since released this trailer for a forthcoming film, produced by Noren Films, which will highlight their 700+ mile off-road expedition across the state of Colorado.

To learn more about the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route, please visit:
www.BackcountryDiscoveryRoutes.com
www.facebook.com/BackcountryDiscoveryRoutes

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Old 10-25-2012, 06:16 PM   #39
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Holy crap that looks like fun!!
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:33 PM   #40
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Indeed!
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:59 PM   #41
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That's it. I'm gonna do this one next year.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:26 AM   #42
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That's it. I'm gonna do this one next year.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:02 PM   #43
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That's it. I'm gonna do this one next year.
TT-USA's COBDR Advance Scouting Team last August:


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Old 10-29-2012, 05:44 PM   #44
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Need!

But how am I gonna get this on my Christmas list if you don't release it until after New Years??
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