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Old 07-20-2013, 04:41 AM   #1
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Go West Old Men: BW and KW invade the San Juans

It's 5:30 in the morning and Knightwork and myself have been on the road since around 2:00pm Central time. We are trailering his BMW 1200GSA and my Triumph Tiger 800XC to Colorado behind my Jeep Rubicon. Best of both worlds. Our plan is to make it to Ouray sometime this afternoon. This is KWs first time doing real mountain riding and he is on a "big bike"... I've been here before on a KLR, but looking forward to having fuel injection instead of carbs at altitude. We also will be hitting up the RMAR later in the week in Silverton. This is the first time I've started a ride report from my phone while hurdling down the interstate!

Loaded and ready to leave the house:




More to come...

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Old 07-20-2013, 04:43 AM   #2
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Knightwork takes a nap as we rotate driving duties


First gas stop, Longview TX
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Old 07-20-2013, 04:45 AM   #3
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Trips like this require decision making skills.... like Habanero or Ghost Chili jerky?



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Here is a link to my previous trip to the San Juans from 2011

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=724003
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Sunset while crossing Texas
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Stopped at Russels Travel Center entering New Mexico about 5AM to find out their car museum doesnt open until 7...


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Stretch time...


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Breakfast at Clines Corner





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Keep them coming looks like fun.
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How were the pancakes?
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How were the pancakes?
They were good. A little skimpy on the bacon...
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Those of you who know KW, know of his coffee addiction...

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I think BW yelled "Squirrel" and then stole KW's pancakes!
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OK. Found it.

Looking forward to riding along... from my chair.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:06 AM   #15
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Unpacked at the Matterhorn, got cleaned up, and headed for Buen Timpo!


Mucho Buen Tiempo!!!


We walked up and down a hfew blocks of mainstreet and decided we needed rest after the 24 hour drive out. KW said I was out within minutes of hitting the pillow.

It's now 4am and we both got our 8 hours of sleep in. . I think that is the longest KW has slept in years. Waiting on some daylight to load the bikes up, gear up, and go see some sites and get some breakfast.
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