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Old 08-18-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Me and my buddy Dingweeds just spent a couple weeks out West and
frankly---went places only an unladen dirt bike should have went a few times.
But we survived and I hope stronger and smarter for it

A few things we did as a sample.

Rode up on top of a Volcano





We rode with Sam Correro and his buddy John Clements for a couple days scouting new TAT routes.






Sams a good leader





Got rained on a bit







Scotts bike got mauled by mama bear and 3 cubs at a motel in Lake City, Colorado
There is a bear on top of Scotts knocked down bike in this picture---which didn't come out.
You got to hear that story.




Found a bunch of old townsites and gold mines.




Crossed a hundred creeks




Rode down black bear pass on fully loaded bikes-----we knew better--but did it anyway.





Camped a lot---where we were attacked again.








Rode up this trail-------cause I saw this picture on here and just had to go there----it was a 45 minute wide open in first gear constant climb
that I thought was never going to end--only to end up on top of a mesa in impassable mud.






Most everybody was so nice to us----but we did run into 3 horses asses.




Why am I riding Scotts bike ??? Why do I have a tire and other bike parts in my saddlebags ??
And why do I have a shit eating grin on my face ???





Yeh---we got into Utah a bit.




Schofield Pass----scarier than Black Bear it was.




Got rained on some more





One day we crossed this bridge over the Rio Grande in the middle of the New Mexico Desert.
A few days before we were at the head waters of the Rio Grande.




Scott saw about 100 elk all together on his way home.





And we get free beers in Salida, Colorado at the Circle R motel (the official TAT Motel) after a hard days ride.
Good friends--if you can't tell.
That cut on Scotts leg isn't from the bear-----he got mauled by a motel chair.




Details to come---I rode my bicycle 60 miles today and am a tired puppy.

But here's is a trailer video of our ride for now.


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Old 08-18-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:44 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:15 PM   #4
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Great video! Hopefully we'll get more footage/details of the "20 college girls camping".

I'll be riding a few of these trails in two weeks time (the CAM1000 and majority of the UTBDR).....can't wait! Thanks to you, I'll be riding my WR250R I love my DR......but it's collecting dust for the most part nowadays.

Looking forward to the rest of the report!!!
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:34 PM   #5
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Great video! Hopefully we'll get more footage/details of the "20 college girls camping".

I'll be riding a few of these trails in two weeks time (the CAM1000 and majority of the UTBDR).....can't wait! Thanks to you, I'll be riding my WR250R I love my DR......but it's collecting dust for the most part nowadays.

Looking forward to the rest of the report!!!
We passed that campsite and was astounded---went down the trail a bit and decided we'd name that campsite.

"Cute As A Bugs Ear"

I'm sure they were disappointed when they found out we were 2 old farts.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:36 PM   #6
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I hope to ride a mere fraction of the rides the three legends of ADVrider who have posted above me in this thread. The ride looks awesome Mark, as all yours do!! Ride safe and forever....
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:13 PM   #7
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:18 PM   #8
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:51 PM   #9
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:56 PM   #10
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This looks like fun. I think I will follow along. Oops, You guys ride tough trails - - - - OK I'm ready now.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #11
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:21 PM   #12
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:50 PM   #13
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Awesome video!
That bridge was so kewl
Im looking forward to more!


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Old 08-18-2012, 11:18 PM   #14
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HA! Great opener!
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:36 AM   #15
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Aww, I'm jealous!

we didn't make it to Colorado this year.
Looking forward to your pics from Black Bear and Schofield!
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