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Old 08-01-2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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Cool2 2013 Colorado Western Slope Fall Colors Tour

Colorado Western Slope Fall Colors Tour
begins Thursday, September 19
and ends whenever you get tired of following me around



This is a big bike, 2-up do-able if you've got the skills, camping in a different spot each night tour of the Colorado Western Slope high country. We camp at lower elevations. These are all good forest roads and any routes that don't have a good base will have an alternate if it rains. There are paved routes around to the camps if any want to do road bikes. We usually have at least a couple of ladies ride but last year there was only one that braved the testosterone assault. Couples and ladies are most definetly welcome. This ride takes place the week after the KTM Riders Rally being held in Steamboat Springs this year. I hope that a few will stick around for the tour.

Thursday night's meal will be at Whitewater 18's home in Steamboat Springs where we will be camped in his meadow. Joe will be smoking up some of his delicious ribs with sides provided. 10$ at the door so please only sign up if you are going to make the event. Joe and Bonnie have their place up for sale so let's all hope the closing is in October.

Friday night we will be camped at the base of the Buford Road near New Castle. Some riders have expressed interest in renting cabins so they can throw me in the shower every couple of days. Our host is giving us a sweet deal at $20 per person for the cabins with the understanding that tent campers can use the cabin showers (tent campers bring your own towel) $10 for tent camping on a well groomed lawn. There are grills and picnic tables and our host Mark (also an inmate) will provide firewood for the campfire. pm me if you wish to reserve a cabin and if you have room-mate requests. There are single, double and queen beds for couples in separate bedrooms.

Saturday's camp is yet to be determined.

Everyone brings their own quick breakfast so we can get on the road. We stop for lunch and usually do Saturday dinner out. Remaining days are plan as we go. Routes will be posted on this first post

Stay tuned for updates.......

Thursday feeder route from Front Range;
Meet in Estes Park at 9:30 am at Schrader's Country Store (gas), over Trail Ridge Road to Grand Lake, Kremmling (gas) , Gore Pass, Lynx Pass, Morrison Creek, Stagecoach, Yampa River, to Whitewater18's place for dinner.
https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=Sc...=h&mra=ls&z=10


Friday's Route,
Leave Steamboat (gas) for the Flat Tops; Old Dunckley town site, Williams Fork, Hamilton, Yellow Jacket Pass, Buford, Buford / New Castle Road, and cabins / camping at the Spruce Tree Guest Ranch just outside of New Castle. Our host will provide grills, firewood and a very nice lawn to camp on. Please pm me for cabin reservations.
https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=Co...=h&mra=ls&z=10

I wanna get Squirrely Route!
Leave Steamboat (gas) for the Flat Tops; Dunckley Pass, Ripple Creek Pass, Trapper's Lake Lodge for lunch, Buford, Buford / New Castle Road, Spruce Tree Guest Ranch.
https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=Co...=h&mra=ls&z=10


Saturday's Route,
Leave New Castle ( gas) for Divide Creek / Grand Mesa, Buzzard Divide, west side of McClure Pass, Paonia reservoir, Kebler Pass, Ohio Valley, Gunnison, Blue Mesa Reservoir (gas).
https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=Co...t=h&mra=ls&z=9


Sunday's route; for those who may continue on,
Blue Mesa Reservoir, Cimarron Creek, Silver Jack Lake, Owl Creek Pass, Ridgway. At this point we can make a group ( or what's left of it) decision as to where to go next.
https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=Bl...=h&mra=ls&z=11

Sunday's route for those returning to the front range;
Gunnison, Almont Taylor Park, Buena Vista, Infinity and Beyond!...
https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=Gu...=h&mra=ls&z=11

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Old 08-01-2013, 08:00 AM   #2
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Cool2 The IN!!! list

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Old 08-01-2013, 08:23 AM   #3
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:25 AM   #4
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:28 AM   #5
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I'm tentatively in this year....like 99% sure.

Previous years it's conflicted with Hondo's Fall color ride that covers a huge area on streetbikes...but I haven't heard a peep from him yet, and I'd like to get the Husqvarna some seat time for leaf peeping - and see some different areas.

re: my tentative status - don't plan on me in the meal headcount to make the planning easier. If I am able to get away during the week....I'll fend for myself Thursday night and keep the planning simple for the host.
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Im gonna try... I really am...Now If I win the lotto between now and then, well then its a no brainier......
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I'm tentatively in this year....like 99% sure.

Previous years it's conflicted with Hondo's Fall color ride that covers a huge area on streetbikes...but I haven't heard a peep from him yet, and I'd like to get the Husqvarna some seat time for leaf peeping - and see some different areas.
Maybe Hondo could do his road ride the next weekend and then we'd have the full spectrum of fall colors covered
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:35 PM   #10
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Same weekend as the Hotchkiss Rallye . Maybe next time .
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Same weekend as the Hotchkiss Rallye . Maybe next time .
Mark's ride is very un-rally like fo sho.

As always Mark i know it will be a great event and an awesome time of year to ride. I'll be in the N.E. leading fall color tours myself.
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Mark's ride is very un-rally like fo sho.

As always Mark i know it will be a great event and an awesome time of year to ride. I'll be in the N.E. leading fall color tours myself.
Have a great time out there. We'll miss you leading the fast crew.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:45 PM   #14
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Yes!

When my grumpy ole boss asked "what vacation time are you planning to take this summer?", I said, "I'm waiting for September . . . I'm planning on doing the Fall Colors Ride with the A D V rider FF's".

I'll have a baffle in the V&H tail pipe on my KLR by then too.
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I'm a tentative yes. I need to secure someone to get the boy to daycare but I think I can make it work.

Are Joe and Bonnie moving so you have a better parking spot for the RV?
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