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Old 03-07-2013, 01:08 PM   #76
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No.

There will be some new ST opening in Breck next year so I've considered doing a more difficult BT (with Red Cone, Radical hill, and other such silliness), but that's a long way off.

If I added ST to the current route and didn't pre-screen the riders there would be a 90% attrition rate and I think most people would find it miserable.
LOL Yep only some of us are sick in the head
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:13 PM   #77
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Bike Requirements:

Notable bikes:
One KLR650 has attempted BT and didn't get too far (but you’re welcome to give it a try).
Four KTM 950’s have joined over the years; one finished, but it was brutal (way to go, Ryan).
One KTM 640 Adv tried it and succeeded, but once again, it was difficult.
At least one CRF250X has completed BT over the years. I believe the smallest to attempt it was an XT225, but it did not finish.
Any 2T yet? I been playing with miles and I think I have the ability. Pepto containers the 8oz ones work great to bring some oil along for the fuel ;-)

Once snow melts, anyone feel free to hit me up. I'll be more then happy to run you through the various areas of 717. Don't worry I adjust my riding to who is with me and that does not bother me. Plenty of time if your new to come out and try some stuff.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:46 PM   #78
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You definitely need some trail experience; and not just Forest Service roads. Hopefully the trails will start melting out by the end of the month and you can go check out the 717 area and see how many miles of quad track you can put up with. Then you'll be able to judge your ability to participate in this ride much more accurately.
Haha good to know. Any chance you know anything closer to the golden/boulder area that I could get some practice in? The only place I've been so far was lefthand canyon. Now this will be my last post here so I don't clutter the thread so send me a pm if you want. Can't wait to get some experience and give this a go next year.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:49 PM   #79
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Notable bikes:
One KLR650 has attempted BT and didn't get too far (but you’re welcome to give it a try).
Four KTM 950’s have joined over the years; one finished, but it was brutal (way to go, Ryan).
One KTM 640 Adv tried it and succeeded, but once again, it was difficult.
At least one CRF250X has completed BT over the years. I believe the smallest to attempt it was an XT225, but it did not finish.
Here's one of Raul Duke from last year:


(Well, not exactly, but close.... )
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:56 PM   #80
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One KLR650 has attempted BT and didn't get too far (but you’re welcome to give it a try).
You mean this guy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmQGW...ature=youtu.be

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Old 03-07-2013, 06:14 PM   #81
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That look like fun maybe I should bring my KLR . Atually just picked up a 08 KLX450 . Trying to get it plated before I go to Moab in April . Should work well for BT .
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:33 PM   #82
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Yep; that's the guy. I absolutely roasted his clutch getting it up that hill (sorry Devin).
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:01 PM   #83
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No.

There will be some new ST opening in Breck next year so I've considered doing a more difficult BT (with Red Cone, Radical hill, and other such silliness), but that's a long way off.

If I added ST to the current route and didn't pre-screen the riders there would be a 90% attrition rate and I think most people would find it miserable.
It would be pretty easy to throw in 735 just for fun. Unless it's way off the current route? Plus it's short.

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Old 03-07-2013, 07:25 PM   #84
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It would be pretty easy to throw in 735 just for fun. Unless it's way off the current route? Plus it's short.

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The length is short but when you have 20 riders...it takes a LOT of time so I know what Pablo means by not wanting to have it. If he wants to do the old split at that point and some go that route hey I'll lead and help people there but that is Pablos call.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:56 PM   #85
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Wtf was that?
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:07 AM   #86
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Wtf was that?
It might look flat, but that section was real steep and the KLR did not want to go up it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:16 AM   #87
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Wtf was that?
That was a video of the incredible teamwork that takes place during the BT. The KLR got stuck along one of the more challenging climbs (several people did), and as you can see Paul, Modette, and some of the other more experienced riders came back to help him out.

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Old 03-08-2013, 08:46 AM   #88
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That was a video of the incredible teamwork that takes place during the BT. The KLR got stuck along one of the more challenging climbs (several people did), and as you can see Paul, Modette, and some of the other more experienced riders came back to help him out.

I was sweep so I had to help, but I like that aspect. Dirty Doug was a huge help, Paul came back and rode it up...I have a thing about riding others bikes (I guess from my street bike days).

This ride is one big team effort, no one is left behind. If you need to exit out because its over your head someone will step up to lead you out. You have a flat tire its not just you stopped, we all stop to help by pointing fingers and to laugh as you try and figure out how to change a tube your first time...LOL

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Old 03-08-2013, 12:20 PM   #89
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I am the KLR rider and no issues with the clutch at all since then. I would do this ride again and skip that section, as the KLR is just too big of a bike for that. I did the rest of ride to jefferson and it was a blast. I am looking at coming back next year and skipping the opening section with the harder climbs.
Thanks again to all that helped me get her out.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:30 PM   #90
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I am the KLR rider and no issues with the clutch at all since then. I would do this ride again and skip that section, as the KLR is just too big of a bike for that. I did the rest of ride to jefferson and it was a blast. I am looking at coming back next year and skipping the opening section with the harder climbs.
Thanks again to all that helped me get her out.
To be brutally honest you did great, I just think a knobbier tires and you would be good to go. You just had no grip in that decomposing granite that is like 6" deep.

Hey and not a big deal, come and try again your skills will continually improve over time.
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