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View Results: What did the Osos do after Lica's hit in Hell's Gate?
Hit the 911 button on Lica's spot and waited for search and rescue 8 2.30%
Called Radek's cop buddy and got a TOY 4x4 extraction 17 4.89%
What's the problem? He rode out with one hand and no throttle - OSO!!! 77 22.13%
With the engineering flow chart, WD-40 and duct tape - trail repair, baby! 117 33.62%
Flagged down a tour jeep and put the bike in the back with some French tourists 36 10.34%
This is just a ploy to buy time and still act like you're working on the report, isn't it? 116 33.33%
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:14 PM   #286
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Love those mountain passes. Some of your pics from a few years ago with the colors are outstanding. But, pics from this RR have a really cool quality with all the clouds. Looking down on clouds is always cool! Props to all the Oso's for awesome riding and sharing all the photos. Thanks.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:40 PM   #287
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You should send in your Lumix to Panasonic. I sent in my TS-3 because I cracked the back screen glass and they sent me back a new (probably reconditioned) TS-4 with a new battery and charger. They had told me not to send in the old charger and battery with the TS-3 when I set up the RMA so I ended up with an extra battery and charger. Plus the TS-4 takes way better pictures in low light. And it was free even though I broke it!

Give it a shot.

Your RR is looking good. Too bad about the rain. I just went on a 2 week SW Road Trip with my family and we had a cloud that followed us around and would start pouring on us every afternoon. When we went to the Grand Canyon, it was socked in.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:55 PM   #288
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"We had a bit of a snafu here - somehow Bartek ended up leading and he went zipping up the wrong trail.
Who let the hurt guy lead? " (for some reason it doesn't pick up my quote properly and I am too tired now to figure it out)

This brought this video to my mind:
http://youtu.be/He82NBjJqf8


I guess you guys were excited like dogs unleashed. I would have been more like http://youtu.be/zhzxQtj8HTU

And Kelley, just to let you know, I blame the dark circles around my eyes on you
You keep me up until late every night:) I started work, and I was doing some crazy hours and this last week-end we moved (finally, for the first time after a year I don't have to pull things out of a pannier/ suitcase) so fell behind with the reading of your report. So the last couple of days I stayed until 1:30 am to catch up a bit. I figured if you can post at 2 am, I should at least be able to read it at 1:30 am
You guys did some crazy riding, and the views...!!!!! But I'd lie to say "Wish I was there"
Anyway, thanks for all the hard work you put in this report. You're amazing
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:52 AM   #289
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Thumb Colorado Passes...

Just isn't enough time in one trip to see them all or at least enough of them. I need to go back and at least do Black Bear. We should have done it in 2010 since we were in Telluride anyway.
Cork Screw was fun. Down, down down.

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Old 09-11-2013, 09:15 AM   #290
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I love this RR. I really need to get back to Colorado and take my bike along.

What do you guys do that affords you so much time for summer adventures? Being a new engineer (my wife says I do have "The Knack" ), I only get 2 weeks a year outside of Christmas.
Hi mtnbikeboy!
Good question...
Public answer - Matt and I are self employed. Nothing fancy (no tech/dot com stuff, no big degree, no glamor).
Nothing that pays as much as engineering - we have a lot more time than money.
It's a dying job, though. I thought last year was the end, but we are squeezing 1 more year out of it.

Not everyone can live with uncertainty and the constant threat of unemployment, but we like our freedom.
We do have a back up plan that we've been working on since our 20s, so that helps.


It's a matter of priorities, I guess.
We spent our prime earning years traveling instead of working on our careers...
No kids, either.



I think all of the Osos had to work some magic to get time off for this ride.
Whether it was neglecting their businesses or pissing off their bosses - it wasn't easy for anyone.
(they all have significant other/family, too)
But, for these guys - riding comes first.
Again, it comes down to priorities.


Hope that helps! You're young, you have lots to think about.





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Love those mountain passes. Some of your pics from a few years ago with the colors are outstanding. But, pics from this RR have a really cool quality with all the clouds. Looking down on clouds is always cool! Props to all the Oso's for awesome riding and sharing all the photos. Thanks.
Hi RRR,
Yes, the blue sky photos are gorgeous - Colorado is spectacular.
But I'm glad you can appreciate the cloudy ones, too.
I love the mist on the passes.


I actually enjoy these rainy pics/video, they add so much drama to the ride.
It sucks to be cold and wet,
but all the rain and mud added another layer of difficulty to the riding.





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You should send in your Lumix to Panasonic. I sent in my TS-3 because I cracked the back screen glass and they sent me back a new (probably reconditioned) TS-4 with a new battery and charger. They had told me not to send in the old charger and battery with the TS-3 when I set up the RMA so I ended up with an extra battery and charger. Plus the TS-4 takes way better pictures in low light. And it was free even though I broke it!

Give it a shot.

Your RR is looking good. Too bad about the rain. I just went on a 2 week SW Road Trip with my family and we had a cloud that followed us around and would start pouring on us every afternoon. When we went to the Grand Canyon, it was socked in.
Thanks, MM!
Sending it in is a great idea!
We were talking about that, hoping to get a new screen, but a new camera?
Awesome! Thanks again.

I'm not in love with the TS-3, but I can't see doing these rides without a tough camera.
Our old Canon point and shoot took beautiful photos but I missed a ton of riding shots.
It had to go away if it was rainy or dusty. And what ride isn't one of those?



Sorry to hear you had rain on your vacation!
Clouds are one thing on passes, but at the Grand Canyon -






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"We had a bit of a snafu here - somehow Bartek ended up leading and he went zipping up the wrong trail.
Who let the hurt guy lead? " (for some reason it doesn't pick up my quote properly and I am too tired now to figure it out)

This brought this video to my mind:
http://youtu.be/He82NBjJqf8


I guess you guys were excited like dogs unleashed. I would have been more like http://youtu.be/zhzxQtj8HTU

And Kelley, just to let you know, I blame the dark circles around my eyes on you
You keep me up until late every night:) I started work, and I was doing some crazy hours and this last week-end we moved (finally, for the first time after a year I don't have to pull things out of a pannier/ suitcase) so fell behind with the reading of your report. So the last couple of days I stayed until 1:30 am to catch up a bit. I figured if you can post at 2 am, I should at least be able to read it at 1:30 am
You guys did some crazy riding, and the views...!!!!! But I'd lie to say "Wish I was there"
Anyway, thanks for all the hard work you put in this report. You're amazing
Hola Camelia!
Sorry to keep you up late!

Wow, congratulations on the new job! Exciting!
and the new place, too!
That must be quite an adjustment after all that traveling.


Thanks for the links, they were fun. You sure got into the spirit of the RR!
I'm so happy that you're reading along with us.
Tell Lica to work on that BC tour so we can see you next summer.





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Just isn't enough time in one trip to see them all or at least enough of them. I need to go back and at least do Black Bear. We should have done it in 2010 since we were in Telluride anyway.
Cork Screw was fun. Down, down down.

Hey redog!

First of all -"
Down, down down." That totally reminds me of this song:





did you see that ridiculous movie? it was actually kind of funny.
Kind of.
I hate that jonah hill guy, but he's okay in this.
You can watch the trailer here, it will save you from wasting 2 hrs of your life.



Oh, Black Bear - you have to do that one. It's gorgeous!

And speaking of BB - that's what we're doing today (Day 8)
I totally forgot to hype it up last night.





Yoo hoo!
You guys!!
The dreaded BLACK BEAR PASS is coming up - ooooooh!
(ha, just when you think I'm going to zig....I zag)


I'm uploading the video as we speak.



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Old 09-11-2013, 09:30 AM   #291
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Hi Drufiddy!
Teepees! Cool.

That must have been fun. Did you do a report?


Not a full ride report. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831948

I did put together a video with photos and GoPro footage. http://vimeo.com/52441263
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:52 PM   #292
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Yoo hoo!

You guys!!
The dreaded BLACK BEAR PASS is coming up - ooooooh!
(ha, just when you think I'm going to zig....I zag)


I'm uploading the video as we speak.



I guess I'll hang around for that........once you posted the Mameshiba I thought we were done
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:36 PM   #293
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Not a full ride report. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831948

I did put together a video with photos and GoPro footage. http://vimeo.com/52441263
Thanks, Drufiddy - that was a great report! It was perfect.
Nice video, too.



it's always fun to see larryboy's favorite rock.

Though he looked about the same in august 2013.






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I guess I'll hang around for that........once you posted the Mameshiba I thought we were done

Aw, oldtrucks - don't worry - that was a one time thing.
No mas mameshiba, I promise.


Besides, don't you want to see Moab?










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Old 09-11-2013, 01:47 PM   #294
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Aw, oldtrucks - don't worry - that was a one time thing.
No mas mameshiba, I promise.


Besides, don't you want to see Moab?




Hells Gate on Two wheels? WOW

That was one of my daughters "Must Do's" once she started piloting, the rope was there for mom



I'm not sure I'm worthy any longer, but you know I'll be here for the Red Rock
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #295
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Great RR.
Taking the devil's punchbowl at night is crazy.
Glad you made it.
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:57 PM   #296
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Radek took off his bags and went to check out Star Trail.
No one else felt motivated enough to go...

Here is video of the start of the Star Trail. I think it gets worse after I turned around but I turned around at a muddy rooty uphill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B48oEc1bmYU


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Old 09-11-2013, 09:28 PM   #297
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hey guys,
I'm tired, haven't eaten dinner, but I want to post this tonight.
So, 3 parts - no frills - Black Bear Pass.



Day 8: 8/8/13
goofing off around Silverton, CO.
Black Bear, Imogene, Engineer passes. 69.5 miles







Got up at 6:30 and Scott was already out and about.
He wanted to do an oil change ASAP.

The rest of us started off with breakfast in the lobby.






Not the most appetizing photo,
but these homemade chocolate chip scones were tasty.







Worky worky.







I don’t know what Scott was offering, but they didn’t want any part of it.







If you’re ever in Silverton, in need of a tire...







Speaking of tires...
Our Rally had almost 1800 miles on it.







Matt took a peek at our bash plate (we hit that big ol’ rock yesterday).







There was a new dent, but it doesn’t show up very well.







Scott looks happy!
He had taken out the old filter and now his cam chain noise was gone!



He still needed an oil filter, though.
Hmmmm....



Radek wasn’t feeling well today. He likely had altitude sickness.
He said he could barely sleep, woke up every 10 minutes,
and was having trouble breathing.




He decided to skip riding with us, but he and Scott would hang out.
Aw, okay. Hope you feel better!







The rest of us were getting a special treat today - blue skies!







We were early enough to beat the jeeps - wooo!
They were there, but not blocking the road yet.







What a pretty morning.













Bartek couldn’t get his camera out fast enough!














Two beautiful waterfalls.













Osito.











































Instead of staying on the main road, Matt took this rocky side trail.







It had a little waterfall.














He liked it so much, he wanted to do it again.
OK, drop me off here...







He thought Lica would like it.
Short 30 second video...


































I left a little something...






more coming up...

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Old 09-11-2013, 09:57 PM   #298
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Day 8: 8/8/13
goofing off around Silverton, CO.
Black Bear, Imogene, Engineer passes. 69.5 miles, continued








I left a sticker, and then we were back on the trail...




















Theres Bartek, taking pictures...










































Lica, taking a photo of us.








It turned out nice! Thanks, Lica.







These photos may be slightly out of order.
I was working with pics from 4 cameras and stills from the GoPro.















































































The point of no return!







Its hard to see, but that line hanging down is some kind of old cable.
People sometimes hang on to it and swing out over the ledge.
(or so Ive seen in ride reports)








We waited for the guys.
















The view in front of us. It was so nice being Jeep-free on this pass.







It made a huge difference.







Last time, this place was a zoo. The pass had been crawling with people.




Jeeps everywhere. Scouts. Hikers. Vultures, waiting for carnage...





Hey guys.








We told them wed ride down first, then would come up to video them.
Matt and I were paired with Lica (on the Senas).
It was nice to be able to talk.







Ready? Here we go!



























Want the video?
It starts with us Wans, riding 2up down the steps.
Then we go up and film each of the guys...






Unfortunately, the GoPro was a bit foggy
(between the rain and the altitude, it was constantly a problem)
and, its morning so were looking right into the sun.


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Old 09-11-2013, 10:57 PM   #299
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Day 8: 8/8/13
goofing off around Silverton, CO.
Black Bear, Imogene, Engineer passes. 69.5 miles, continued.







Walking back up to film the guys...







I think the scariest part of the video is when Matt is right on the edge of the cliff, looking down







Lica!













Osito!








Bartek!







Wooo!

Great job, guys!



























It was hard to tear them away from the lookout.




















Who could blame them?
Looking down at the house/power plant and the switchbacks.







More flowers for Ladybug!























Osoooos! Yaaaaaaaaah!







We needed another photo by the waterfall...















































































Hey - KTM! A guy was unloading it from his truck.
We chatted a bit and asked if he wanted to do Imogene Pass with us.
Sure!
Here's his bike. You’ll meet Doug, later at the gas station.







Lica took a gorgeous photo of Bridal Veil Falls (365 ft high)













OK, we’re done with the switchbacks.








Telluride has nice, but VERY expensive, houses.






I like these colorful ones.













Here’s what they were going for in 2010. I’ll bet it’s a lot more now.







While I’m at it, here’s an aerial view of the switchbacks
(from our Summer of Stupid report).





close up and blurrier.





Telluride had some interesting art.
Blurry, but these statues were wearing outfits.







This girl had been yarnbombed






At first, I thought this was an alien.
But, I think it’s the Statue of Liberty?







Didn’t make it to the free box. Again.
Wonder if it’s still there?
Its facebook page hasn’t been updated in a while...







All right.
So, that was Black Bear Pass. Not so scary after all, eh?




OK, still haven't eaten dinner so I need to go do that.
Will comment on comments tomorrow, OK?



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Old 09-12-2013, 12:45 AM   #300
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Single track ala Radek!

[QUOTE=rburkat;22308037]Here is video of the start of the Star Trail. I think it gets worse after I turned around but I turned around at a muddy rooty uphill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B48oEc1bmYU


Hey Radku,

Star Trail:Nice one! Realy like that single track. How it would be with fully loaded bike,impossible??Just wondering,you know because camera is not showing how realy bad it is.
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