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Old 08-15-2013, 02:12 PM   #31
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sweet.

you guys get up at 5:30am while on tour?
geez either you're puritans or don't drink enough the night before while on vaca.
Probably don't drink enough I would get the pot ready at night and roll over around that time and hit the button. When I finally got up it was ready. Must...have...coffee. I ended up buying some at the grocery because what they had in the room was nasty.

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Old 08-15-2013, 06:29 PM   #32
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When's the next trip John?

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Old 08-15-2013, 07:28 PM   #33
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Great report guys. Thanks for taking us along!
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:23 PM   #34
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Looks like you guys had an awesome time!!
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:22 AM   #35
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When's the next trip John?

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I'm headed to Vermont end of September to visit friends but it won't be anything like this.

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Old 08-16-2013, 05:27 AM   #36
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still waiting

Youse guys write slower than you ride.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:31 AM   #37
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A few things you don't see everyday

6 riders trying to get out of the rain (and download pictures)



an OLD Bultaco going for a ride...


John going for ride down main street



And one for John...
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:04 AM   #38
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Excellent RR fellas! Glad you got to experience Colorado this summer, just wish I was with you! Oh well, there is always next year!
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:04 AM   #39
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California Pass and Corkscrew

Thursday started dry and looked like it would be good riding weather. We decided to meet at 8:30 to head out.



The plan was to ride California pass and Corkscrew. So after a short ride on the pavement, it was back into the sky!!


We rode past this isolated cabin high up on a plateau with a view to die for!






No power lines, cars, noise, just us!


and a few old mines from days past.



something about creeks that bring out the inner child in us all






Top of the world!...






Ron is trying his best to do a self portrait!





After The Pass, we headed down the backside of California..

There were lot's of jeeps heading up...





On over to Corkscrew..



Corkscrew was very steep in places and made for some fun riding.









When we stopped to check out this map, John did a cowboy type stop. Kickstand down and hop off the bike in one SMOOTH quick motion...

I give him a 9.2 for the dismount, but he lost a few points when his kickstand sank in and the bike fell over .
He didn't notice the damage untill everyone left and he discovered this...







With the threat of rain nearby, he hi-tailed it back (clutchless) to camp to install his ever present spare clutch lever. One of the guys, Gary or ? thought John was heading into Ourey for parts and followed....Not knowing that John was just trying to keep the bike rolling waiting for traffic to clear for a clutchless U-Turn. The poor man rode into Ourey looking for John and had to ride all the way back to Silverton in the rain.... On a positive note, he did get to eat lunch with 2 nice dirt bike n babes before he headed back to town Sorry Don, he didn't get their picture.

After dinner, we took a short ride up to the monument shrine of the miners.


This shrine was dedicated to the many miners who had died in the mines over the years. It stands high on the hill overlooking the town of Silverton.


We finished the day sitting on the picnic table telling lies, drinking a few beers, and watching John get fed up with the (high speed) internet. %#!?

John.....got the coffee pot set? Tomorrow we (ride) Blackbear pass.....
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:10 AM   #40
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GREAT write up & pic.s.........
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:55 AM   #41
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Says the retired pubah!!
We be workin men... :)
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:26 PM   #42
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hey, I did laundry at that RV park on thursday Aug. 8!

One of our guys was staying there (KTM 990 R), maybe you noticed a giant Canadian?
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:47 PM   #43
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Great report so far. Dual-sporting Colorado is on my bucket list. Keep it comin', I'm really enjoying it.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:04 PM   #44
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maybe you noticed a giant Canadian?
No but maybe he was in the lower section. Wish we'd met up. I've enjoyed your travels over the years.

As far as my cowboy dismount I'm a 'tard. And fat. And clumsy. I was feeling froggy and it didn't go well. You know when your brain says "that's an excellent idea" and you body says " f**k that, no way". I think Gary just wanted to go to Ouray for lunch cause I waved like a maniac at him :) No clutch gave me the excuse to pass that 18 wheeler of shingles on the inside of a hairpin which I don't think he liked very much.

That clutch lever has been used in mountain rescue before. I'm ordering a new one and putting it back in the kit.

I just got home and I have a dinner appointment so I'll get something done here in the morning. At 5:30 with my coffee. Andrew you're just gonna have to be patient.

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Old 08-16-2013, 01:18 PM   #45
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No but maybe he was in the lower section. Wish we'd met up.
Me too! I'm surprised we didn't run into you guys up on the passes...
It sure was rainy that week, eh?
We had clutch problems also - nothing like steep, rocky passes with no clutch
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