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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 2.36%
Called Radek's cop buddy and got a TOY 4x4 extraction 17 5.01%
What's the problem? He rode out with one hand and no throttle - OSO!!! 73 21.53%
With the engineering flow chart, WD-40 and duct tape - trail repair, baby! 115 33.92%
Flagged down a tour jeep and put the bike in the back with some French tourists 34 10.03%
This is just a ploy to buy time and still act like you're working on the report, isn't it? 115 33.92%
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:55 AM   #301
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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.
D.
Well nothing is _impossible_ :)
I think with a giant loop would be ok. But the rest of the trail is harder.
I think it might be ok if conditions are not so wet and sloppy.

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Jak to ze nejezdis MITAS?
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We tried Mitas earlier in the year. A few bikes had the E09 and they all had issues with flats like rocks actually penetrating the rubber.
Those with 908s had no issues.

So no one of us will use the E09 ever again.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:27 AM   #302
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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


Congratulations to your daughter!
That must have been exciting for her, scary for you and her mom
Thanks for the pic!
Those red rocks are pretty amazing, aren't they?




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Great RR.
Taking the devil's punchbowl at night is crazy.
Glad you made it.
Thanks, O Team!
We're glad, too. Thanks for reading!






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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
Oh, I'm glad you had that video!
It didn't look bad on helmet cam, but I know it must have been slippery as hell.




Regarding the Mitas - nope, no fans of the E09 in this group.
Matt left it on for the ride up to Scott's place (all pavement),
but I was relieved as soon as we could replace it with a new Rally.



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Old 09-12-2013, 07:19 AM   #303
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It never rains in Colorado...
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:21 AM   #304
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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.
Great job doing Star on the 990! Those rocks will beat you up on a real (read smaller) KTM dirt bike, much less on the big guy. You the man! It does get worse, a very tough uphill not too much further up, but you got a proper dose of The Star Experience! Ride on
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:21 PM   #305
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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

It's gotta be bad if your breathing is louder than the bike

I was in CO on a wr250r a few weeks ago and that almost made me hyperventilate a couple times. You guys with the 990s are


Great RR BTW. The video of Black Bear was great. I chickened out because of time and riding solo, but after seeing the video I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have been too bad. I opted for Ophir and Imogene instead. Definitely will be making a return trip with more time to see some of the stuff I missed this time
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:51 PM   #306
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I just looked at that...wow. My family and I must have hit a perfect window, because there was evidence of flooding on the way out there, but we only were rained on in the evenings...after I had finished my riding for the day (I was only there for a few days).

Hopefully, once things dry out the recovery is quick with few (none) casualties!
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:06 PM   #307
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Laugh Nice early morning read...

Haven't seen that movie, might have to check it out.
Awesome RR Kelly. Beautiful country CO.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:43 PM   #308
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Beyond the joy of watching you all expertly negotiate goat paths bordering fall into oblivion fails, and rock rises and falls such that I'm sitting here wondering how you all walked, much less rode them, I am more shocked that you actually considered not writing a report, because "Colorado had been done."

Thanks for reconsidering!
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:17 PM   #309
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Hey looks like you guys changed the exhaust on Matts bike to a 2to1 FMF how do you guys like it and how load is it
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:12 PM   #310
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Day 8: 8/8/13
goofing off around Silverton, CO.
Black Bear, Imogene, Engineer passes. 69.5 miles, continued







Last time we stopped at the Conoco station and they had some tasty food.
We didn’t want to confuse Doug (we said we’d meet at “the gas station”, not knowing there were 2)...
Shell was first, so Shell it was.




This is Doug. He’s from the Boston area.
I don’t know if he’s on ADV. Doug, are you out there?



He was happy to have someone to ride with, and he hadn’t done Imogene yet.
Lucky!





Even though we ended up skipping lunch (no yummy Telluride pizza at Shell ),
it was worth it.
Look who we ran into - NOTAR_520 and MaverickChick!



Matt recognized them from their TAT ride report (circa 2009)
Boy, were they surprised!






We had a little chit chat about their vacation and the riding they were doing.
Mav and Notar had already done Imogene - aw, too bad!
I know it’s hard to eat lunch when someone is yammering at you,
so we said our goodbyes, left them in peace,
and tried to figure out where we were going...





Matt and I skipped lunch. I’m sure the guys got something.
Lica was able to grab some snacks - rice crackers.
Yummy, but not the most trail-friendly grub.








According to Norman J. Delorman, this was the way...







Went past some paragliders...







And into a residential area.
Are you sure, Norm?







That looks like Black Bear across the way, so - yep.







Here we are. Imogene.















I got a meh photo of Black Bear and the falls...








But, Bartek got a nice one.
Both waterfalls!
Ingram Falls on the left, Bridal Veil Falls on the right.








Lica took a photo of the group...







As Bartek took a photo of him.








Matt and I were waiting at the tunnel (photo op),
when we heard some bikes...

Hey! Look who’s here - Mav and Notar!
Wooo hooo!!!






(this is it, Mav. This is the photo I was saving.
See, nothing to be worried about )





We sent everyone ahead.
There goes Doug!








Lica found another spot for taking pics of Black Bear.







Oh, nice. From this angle, you see those pools, too.















Our stupid GoPro was fogged up again, which was a bummer.
I looked at all our footage and could only get this lame screenshot of Mav and Notar.







None of my action photos turned out, either.




Sorry, guys! I suck at this.






We went around them, only to stop.
Lica caught us and said his clutch was gone.







He needed a refill (Matt was carrying automatic transmission fluid), so Matt topped him off here.
We had to hurry (before all the jeeps that we had passed caught up)!






I grabbed photos of Osito and Bartek as they rolled up.













Oh, Mav has a photo of us on the side of the road.
It's from her "TAT Redemption" report.
Thanks, MaverickChick!

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So, Matt shot video on Imogene but it’s pretty much unusable.
As mentioned, too much crap on the lens.
Too bad, ‘cause we had a pretty good ride.
(Even though the clutch was barely working)



My blurry photos will have to suffice.







Jeep tour of something. Mining ghost town?







Matt wanted to let the guys go ahead of us, so he could film.
(so sad when nothing turned out)







Heh, I did get this screen shot of Lica







Going up that road, our clutch went out for good.













We stopped here so Matt could work on it.



He bled it and then added more fluid.
Made it work *okay* but it was still leaking...





I changed the SD card and battery in my camera at the same time...
and I barely finished before he did!








Mav caught us testing it out

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swiped from Mav's report again













You can’t really tell from the pics, but at one point we had snow! OK, maybe just sleet.
something icy and cold.















Is there a sign up on Imogene? If there was, I didn’t see it.
I guess the mailbox is good enough.








El Bartek had the honor...







Nice work, Smartek!







I think Lica had a good ride, even though his clutch was messing up.






Osooooooooo!



Lica, you're awesome.






Well, I'm going to leave you guys up here.
I have hit the wall. I've been slacking on everything else. Gotta take of of bidness.
Laters!





Oh wait - Lennys:
Matt likes the FMF - it's the titanium one. They came with the bike (we did not spend the $900+ for the pair).
He says it's perfect. Slightly louder than stock, but not too loud. Good tone.
Stays cool to the touch. Very nice.

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Old 09-12-2013, 07:30 PM   #311
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Salivating for Colorado

You got me all worked up for Colorado. If I leave in the morning I can ride Imogene Pass on Monday. Good weather is forecast.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:25 PM   #312
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Wow, what a Wantastic ride report marathon I just finished. Got thru over a weeks worth of your posts. The video of the ride up Schofield in the dark was insane. I kept leaning to the right with my body in the chair.

With regards to fogging with the GoPros. Are you guys using the anti-fog inserts?
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:51 PM   #313
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The sign

It was there the last week of August...

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Old 09-13-2013, 07:29 AM   #314
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Digging the report. My coworkers think I'm crazy, laughing one minute , and then a look of panic the next.

Still glad I skipped Blackbear...
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:18 AM   #315
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Still glad I skipped Blackbear...
First time was sheer terror. Each time after that was just good healthy fear! I have a photo on my desk of me and my '94 R100 GSPD at the overlook on BB, just to remind me of when I was young and foolish! But I really do miss ol' Black Bear!
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