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Old 07-10-2013, 03:07 PM   #1
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Cincinnati to COBDR

2 of us are packed up and heading to Denver where we will pick up 3 more friends. Our steeds include 1 1150GS, 1 1200GS and 3 1200GSAs.


The plan is to pick up the our other riders on Friday and head on scenic pavement to Delores, CO, which is where the dirt portion of the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route begins, and head north. We probably grab a hotel in Telluride on Friday night which could be our last hotel for 9 days until we have to catch a return flight.

We are currently motoring through Topeka Kansas and guzzling 9mpg with the Silverado.

Stay tuned if you want vicarious adventure. Or, if you want to feel better about yourself and your riding abilities as we catalog how many times Judd goes down and how many pieces of his bike get broken and left behind. Fortunately, he is impact resistant. Here is his back and a Klim Badlands tatoo from one recent mishap. .
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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Question Riding Skills??

Impact resistant for sure!

I'll refrain from posting the giant hip bruise related to the same "mishap".

Check out the video - Short but Sweet!

If you're not wrecking once in a while, you're not pushing yourself hard enough!

See you boys Friday AM! safe travels!
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:26 PM   #3
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For those not familiar with the COBDR, here is your background info...
http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/COBDR
This is a route that goes north to south over the entire state of CO with the goal of touching pavement as little as possible. We look forward to a challenging ride with dirt switchbacks at 12,000ft, abandoned mines, beautiful scenery and bonding with good dudes.
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:37 PM   #4
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Hahahah poor Judd
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:59 PM   #5
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Super jealous

This is going to be amazing
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:37 PM   #6
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Living the dream...

Enjoy it--excited to follow along (and more excited to tag along for a future adventure)!
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:39 PM   #7
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Wicked

The adventure has begun! See you dudes soon. Can't wait to share the shenanigans.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:29 AM   #8
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Wicked Shenanigans...

And the Shenanigans will begin this evening at JWP's with the crew still left in Cinci.

Then we will head to the airport for the flight to the great beyond!

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The adventure has begun! See you dudes soon. Can't wait to share the shenanigans.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:31 AM   #9
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Hard driving rain last night at our hotel in Salina, KS. It kept up through the first morning stretch on hwy 70. We will see how water tight our cases and Wolf-man dry bags are when we arrive in Denver this afternoon.

I've banged out and re-riveted my zega cases more times than I can count. I don't have high expectations for dry cases but my clothes aren't in there right now. Items that could be wet in cases and crash bar bags include tools, pump, dehydrated food, cooler, jetboil, spare bolt box, nalgene water bottles and camping pouch with headlamp, fire starters, etc. A little dampness definitely won't hurt the bourbon.

We decided to unlatch Judd's bike and tip it over just so it would feel at home. Judd's cases will be filled with water on the first creek crossing so no one is worried about his contents.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:37 AM   #10
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Comedic gold. Keep it up.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:41 AM   #11
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comedic gold. Keep it up.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:18 AM   #12
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BT - You'll need to tip the bike over aggressively so it feels normal.

Also - here is proof that BT's bike NEVER goes over...

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Old 07-11-2013, 05:11 PM   #13
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Got to the Holiday Inn Express near the Denver airport. Our comrades get in at 7:15AM. I'll pick them up and then we roll. All bikes in trailer are unwratcheted and on their side stands with the gate locked. My son's bike in the bed of the truck. We will need another set of hands to unleash that puppy. I've tried doing it with 2 guys and that isn't enough. We need no bike drama at this stage.

Speaking on puppies, it is 99 degrees here... Hotter than a dachshund's balls dragging on sizzling blacktop.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:15 PM   #14
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Cannot wait!!!! Great work men!


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Old 07-11-2013, 06:53 PM   #15
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The lost boys getting ready to join the advance team.


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