|06-25-2014, 03:36 PM||#1|
Joined: Dec 2012
Harder sections of the COBDR
Hi guys looking for some info on the COBDR. Is there any particular section that is harder/Easier than others? I keep hearing about the sand. I'm not scared to ride any of it but I have a very limited time to do 1 or 2 sections and need to keep avg speed up? Any ideas. Thanks
|07-04-2014, 01:16 PM||#2|
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Mt. Vernon, Illinois
You cannot plan for the weather---and there is no use even thinking about it.
If somebody responds about a section being hard and muddy-----it's of no use---may not be that way when you go thru----all this will change from day to day.
We hit lots of mud---and had to re-route as parts were unrideable----but that was last year during the rain Fiasco in Utah and Colorado.
You just have to go and deal with it.
The weatherman can't predict the weather out there.
The sand was never that bad in Colorado---------on the UTBDR (we did both back to back) the sand was significant.
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|07-04-2014, 02:02 PM||#3|
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Joined: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego
Just returned from my brief encounter with this route- I'm a pretty average rider with lots of experience and reasonable skills riding a 990. I rode Corkscrew under what I'd call pretty ideal conditions- no rain for at least several days, no big mud of which to speak.
I found Corkscrew a challenge- I didn't fall, I didn't have to be airlifted or anything like that. But it did demand on two fistfuls of attention. On the summit, I was warned off Hurricane, and since I was riding solo, I didn't go for the heroics.
It was fun, challenging and satisfying, but I'd skip it in the rain. While I might make it, it certainly wouldn't be fun.
I thought Dolores to Telluride was pretty tame- just right for a long trip on an adv bike.
All would be an absolute blast on the 500.
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|07-05-2014, 12:58 PM||#4|
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Washington State
Nothing very technical ,although a few of the high passes will demand good power modulation and clutch work on tight switchbacks( ie, ophir pass)on loose terrain with a bit of exposure and the potential for jeeps and other ohv traffic..this BDR is really awesome..enjoy
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