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Old 07-19-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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Ouray Adventure

A friend (Scott) and I (David) set out to meet an old college buddy of mine(Dan) to ride the San Juans around Ouray, Colorado. Scott and I have been friends since high school in ' 71, and in Boy Scouts before that. This would be Scott's first DS ride out West. Scott and I loaded up his DR 650 and my KLR 650 behind his new Toyota and hit the road.Dan had been out around Taylor Park riding his KTM LC4 Enduro.

The flat plains of Texas

Getting in to the mountains , finally.

Coming down into Silverton.

We took a cabin at the KOA in Ouray.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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You're gonna love it there!! Awesome riding all around.. lots of pics please!

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Old 07-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #3
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Lookn forward to seeing n readn your report. Awesome area to play,
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:16 AM   #4
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The first day we decided to tackle Black Bear Pass. Why start with the easy stuff?
Heading up through Red Mountain Pass on 550.










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Old 07-20-2012, 09:29 AM   #5
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Such a beautiful place. Great ride you had there! My dad I ran through there last month...AWESOME!!!
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:52 PM   #6
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This is some video going up to the Pass and down the other side.




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Old 07-21-2012, 01:07 PM   #7
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When we got down to the ledges above Telluride there was a guy on a fully loaded GS 1200 stuck there. Was he ever glad to see us! I helped him slowly walk it down by holding on to the back. He was an airline pilot from Canada who had been on a two month trip around the country. I don't remember his name.
Scott and Dan coming down the ledges.

The GS after us getting him down.



The folks in this tourist jeep thought we were crazy.

This is me coming down the ledges.
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:12 PM   #8
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That drop off on the left side spooks me, every time.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:43 PM   #9
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David...... in the first video you post above, "Up to Black Bear", what's the title and author of the music ? I'm a piano player and can pick a lot of that out but would love to have a copy of it.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:15 PM   #10
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Bravo

Well done. Nice pics and video. Rode out there on my KLR last month from Fort Payne. Who doesn't love Colorado?
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Man that is awesome. We chickened out on Black Bear Pass this time on fully loaded 950A and 1100GS but next time we are motel-ing it every night and I intend to check it out.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:16 PM   #12
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David...... in the first video you post above, "Up to Black Bear", what's the title and author of the music ? I'm a piano player and can pick a lot of that out but would love to have a copy of it.
It's 'Everyday' by Carly Comando. It was just one of the tunes suggested on YouTube. It is a great tune.
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Thanks for the vids of Black Bear Pass...now I've seen it.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:29 AM   #14
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From there we headed down the switchbacks into Telluride.
Can you imagine driving a wagon down these?
You can tell how sharp the turns are by the way the jeep at 3:30 has to back up
to make the turn.

This is a restored power plant from the 1800s that powered the mines. The twin waterfalls are about 385ft tall. the tallest in Colorado.



These are the switchbacks coming down. The ledges are on the left.


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Old 07-22-2012, 01:05 PM   #15
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From Telluride we went down 149 to Ophir and up over Ophir Pass.





Then it was on to Silverton. We went up to the top of Kendall Mountain (13,338ft). The road gets a little rough towards the top. The air gets pretty thin too for some guys from 300' of elevation in Alabama. From here we looked down on Silverton. You can see 550 coming out of Silverton on the left and the road to Gladstone on the right in the last picture.





This is coming down from Kendall Mt. It's steep, loose, and has big rocks.Oh, and a steep dropoff.

From there we headed back down 550 on pavement to Ouray. We arrived about dark. It was a long, tiring first day, but well worth it.
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