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Old 03-25-2013, 08:22 PM   #76
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bring tent stakes

it was blowing so hard at Echo Park my free standing tent wouldn't stay put, and I hardly ever bring stakes - had to borrow some

Just remember that tents aren't the only things that may need to be tied down .




...and then there was the Point of Pines.

My daughter is also graduating...from CSU...the week before the Run. I hope to make it for at least part of the trip.

I'll be pounding the ground hard in this area in May as part of a work project....so I can help out in scouting out routes, conditions, etc. There are many neat riding areas that few here have even heard of.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:53 PM   #77
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Yes, do not trust Geek's descriptions of the terrain .
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:35 PM   #78
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Room for a canadian ?

I would like to be In..Any idea when we will see more info ?
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:38 PM   #79
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Sorry we've reached our single Canadian capacity

Just kidding (I'm canadian too btw.. )

Here's a general outline of how this thread will work and how the ride will work.
You can get the general idea from the previous year's threads (linked in the first post) of what is to expect.

The Start:
The general idea is be at Norm's house in Craig Colorado on Thursday night. We camp in his back 40.. drink beer and relax. I'm sure Norm will post up his location - but you can find it in the 2012 thread. The ride officially starts Friday morning from Craig Colorado - some folks join up Friday.

Route:
TBD. Before the ride I will have specific GPX / route files available for download.
They won't be available until I get time to do them. Usually early May.
There are never any promises on the route - somehow it always ends up working out pretty well but you might want to bring fencing pliers because I can't see locked gates on Google Earth
That said; I've put together enough of these now that I have a general idea of what's doable.
Remember: When in doubt - the gate's combination is 5000.


Teams:
The first couple of years the ride was small enough we could all ride together. As the ride has grown, there is no way we can all ride together as we have large distances to cover and it takes too long with a mass group. At some point in this thread we'll put out a Team Roll-call. We'll try and break up into teams of 5 or so riders. Last year we had 3 or 4 teams.. it varied day to day as people regrouped. Teams are responsible for themselves - nobody else. That way everyone isn't waiting on me when I'm changing out my fuel pump on the Yampa Bench (again ). Teams can change day to day and even during the day as long as everyone understands who is in what team and at all times everyone is accounted for. We are going to end up in some pretty remote areas and the last thing we want is to be sitting around camp that night and have someone go "Hey? Has anyone seen MuffinMan?"
Note: If you are on an F800, do NOT ride with the Wolfpack team... even if they offer you bacon.
They blame "that shit" on me but it wasn't my fault Chuckles can't ride in knee deep sand

Friday:
Friday morning we get going and the adventure begins! The ride gets less and less structured as it goes. Friday we tend to have a defined route everyone follows and friday night we all have a defined camping location together.
Friday's riding is also the easiest as in it has the least variables.

Saturday: Saturday's route usually has a couple of options... a harder option and an easier option. The issue that you hear everyone saying "don't trust Geek's routing!" with is that I don't really know which is the harder option and which is the easier option... so you pick yer poison and you take your chances
Saturday night we all camp together again.

Sunday: By Sunday.. a couple of days on the road have kicked in and often many folks head home due to Memorial Day obligations. I'll have a "suggested route" and a "suggested camp site" for Sunday night. There's a good chance everyone remaining to ride Sunday will be able to ride together. Sunday's campsite usually ends up as "this looks like a good place!" after we have spent the day thoroughly lost.
Sunday is often my favorite day... we say "lets go south and try and find a way down the book cliffs" and really boon dock it... riding dry river beds, washes, fields, etc - kinda like riding across mongolia - roads/routes are optional
this photo was where we camped last time (and I couldn't find that campsite again if you asked me - it was that random )



Monday: Everyone heads from Sunday's location home.
Those with no obligation might wanna continue on to Moab

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Old 03-26-2013, 03:05 PM   #80
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?werdafuqawhee?

Jesus Crimminy this sounds like the perfect ?DONDE ESTOY? translation werdafuqawhee trip. I think I might just need to
get bigger JUGS and take the WR. The KLR is getting like 1 quart per 200 miles. Everyone thinks it's a 2 - smoke.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:20 PM   #81
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Everyone is welcome to camp here the night before. I will have some some beer and lots of ice. I may even spring for some burgers and chips if I have an idea of how many want some food, do not expect Miner Bill quality, I am on vacation as of 3:40 that day. Some good places in town also.
Address is 750 CR 112 Craig CO. I am the only house on the east side of the road, green roof on the barn and house. Google Earth it, my sons dirt bike route is very obvious in the pastures. I will have a sign at the front of the drive.
The mark on Google Earth is about a 100 yds south of the turn.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:54 PM   #82
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I'm tentatively in assuming my big bike is sorted by then. This sounds like a ton o' fun.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:43 PM   #83
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Norm: That'd sure beat slop-in-a-bag
I'm happy to throw $10 in the pile for a burger on Thursday night
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:46 PM   #84
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Anyone know if "thee bridge" is still gated?



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Old 03-26-2013, 04:46 PM   #85
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:49 PM   #86
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I highly recommend a 400 mile range.. but if you can't do that, a 180 mile range would be a good idea
...that or a long hose and a buddy with a bigger tank than you.

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Old 03-26-2013, 04:50 PM   #87
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:53 PM   #88
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PERFECT ride to "break-in" a new bike

We had two virgin motorcycles last year.

Os on his WR250


Leigh on this funny looking KLR he bought.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:20 PM   #90
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Norm: That'd sure beat slop-in-a-bag
I'm happy to throw $10 in the pile for a burger on Thursday night

How bout this, you tell me you want a burger and the fixings and a side. I will get it set up. Just send me a pm and I will put ya down for some elk burgers.
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