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Old 04-18-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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"We MAY ride now" - ride May 5th & 6th

"We MAY Ride Now" , May 5th & 6th, 2012

For those of you just itching to get out and ride - an early season overnighter to test your new camp gear, body and bike.

Route Summary: 90% Dirt ride from Castle Rock, CO / Larkspur, CO area to Mosquito Pass and back - see how far we can get up that pass.....for those who want to try.
Distance out: 140 miles
Distance back: 140 miles
Bikes: Plated 250 cc Thumpers and up. GS 650 ok, anything bigger not advised. KTM 990 would be fine. Need to hit 60mph since there will be some minor slab involved. Big bikes can meet us at Rainbow Falls OHV area.
Support: None, no sag wagon. You will be 100% self supported but as a team we can help you out of course. Your bike needs to be in good condition and carry spare inner tubes. PS. keep your PSI hi - less flats.
Speed: Relaxed to Moderate -it's not a race!
Terrain: Mostly dirt roads, some tighter trail sections through Rampart and Rainbow falls.
Departure: Saturday May 5th 8:30 am sharp - Hwy 105 & Dakan Rd. 3918'14.69"N 10458'7.11"W I will PM my home address to those interested in a safe parking place for your rig.

Route out: (further details to come)
Head to Rampart 8:00am sharp - via Tomah Rd, Perry Park 105 . Rampart Range
Dakan Rd. & Hwy 105 8:30 am 3918'14.69"N 10458'7.11"W
Rainbow Falls OHV Parking lot 9:00am - 9:15am 39 8'7.12"N 105 6'19.55"W
Westcreek
Florissant (fuel and snack) around 80mile point so stock tank is fine
Lake George
Tarryall trails
La Salle Pass
Harsel "area"
Fairplay
Alma - locate dispersed camp area at base of Mosquito Pass and setup camp.
Mosquito Pass - if you have it in you see how far you can go up. If not you are making the fire!
Route back: Plan on same route or shorter back

Wanna join elsewhere?: You are welcome to come and go as your please or connect with us along the way. Big bikes could meet us at the Rainbow Falls OHV Parking Lot close to Woodland Park - 39 8'7.12"N 105 6'19.55"W
Food: Bring your own food and water - I will be carrying a fat Steak
Liability: You are responsible for yourself and your vehicle

GPS coordinates can be downloaded here: http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=draumfitssqdsgrm


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Meeting at 105/Dakan Rd. 8:30am 3918'14.69"N 10458'7.11"W


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BoulderGuy - Definate Maybe
Janliness + 1
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:50 AM   #2
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hmmm gonna ponder this one.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:17 AM   #3
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Sounds fun. I'm a solid maybe. The big question for me is 525 or 650??
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:59 AM   #4
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Thanks for the interest guys.

Rizz - Either bike would be fine. I'll be on my 650.

The Trail Creek section just west of Westcreek is one of my favourite rides as well as the La Salle Pass crossing. Modette took me there - thanks brother.

Trail Creek rd crosses the river around 12 times and it is a fun ride with good flow and sections with high speed dirt riding.



Borrowed vid from Modette - TrailCreek Rd.

http://youtu.be/0v4VS-9PPew
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:20 AM   #5
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Ill probably be in for this one on a dr650, if we need to meet up late (rainbow falls parking) what time should we be there?
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:40 PM   #6
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Let's make the Rainbow Falls OHV Parking Lot a little rest stop to check our bikes and adjust straps etc.

I would say that it would take about 1hr - 1:15min to get there so figure around 9:15am - 9:30am we will wait at that lot.

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Ill probably be in for this one on a dr650, if we need to meet up late (rainbow falls parking) what time should we be there?
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:17 PM   #7
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Sounds like the perfect ride to try my first overnight off the bike. I will be in Moab that weekend so I won't be able to make it. Have fun.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:38 AM   #8
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Added map of ride and link to where you can download the gps tracks.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:47 AM   #9
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Rizz - Looking at the route now I would recommend the 6-fiddy if you can still make it out. Lots of wide open riding from Westcreek and on and the ride through the Rampart and Rainbow area is not the most technical, mostly ATV trails at the narrowest. Coming back on Sun we might slab a bit more depending on how we feel so that might work out better.


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Thanks. What about required fuel range?
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Should be fine with a stocker since we stop at Floraissant on the way out and coming back Como or Alta. I will also have a couple Gal spare.

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:50 PM   #12
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Interested...

gotta check on the schedule, but may (heh-heh) get to do this.

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:09 AM   #13
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That 690 would get to stretch it's legs .

Perfect ride for large capacty Thumpers, not much super tight trails.

Hope you can make it out.


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Ok I'm in! I'll be at the rainbow falls lot red klr with pelicans.


Is that lot the same one a person goes through on the way to hop the fence at that private lake?
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:21 PM   #15
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Sounds good we are going to have a great time. I'll be on the Red Honda with oh crud I destroyed my rack last year - actually started tonight building a new pannier system, no pressure here -LOL

You could also meet us at the Dakan rd / hwy 105 intersection. It
would actually be muuuuch shorter than going around to the R Falls lot. The ride through Rampart is fun, just a rolling road with good flow, no single track. Either way I will post the coordinates of the R Falls parking lot tomorrow.


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Is that lot the same one a person goes through on the way to hop the fence at that private lake?
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