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Old 03-20-2014, 08:19 PM   #451
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Great reading!

I found this thread by chance a little more than a week ago and just got hooked on the planned ride and am thoroughly enjoying the banter and stories. Up here in south central Alberta we have had a very nasty winter with record snow and a lot of cold and ugly days. Even so, every time a chinook comes through and it's above freezing long enough to melt the snow off the roads I get out for a spin. Last week was a great week for riding - in the 40's even hit 50. But it was just like Mother Nature to get ones hopes up as this week as we are back to blizzards with 15 to 20 with forecasts above freezing more than a week away.
Keep the stories coming... Can't wait to ride the area with you guys...
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:38 PM   #452
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Mexican Joe Hererra
One of the first settlers and permanent residents of the Hole. His place was stop over for riders on the outlaw trail. A known outlaw and just plain bad man, Joe was said to be a master of knife fighting. When he was upset with you, he would take out the Bowie knife and begin sharpening it. There are three known graves in the area attributed to be victims of Joes blade. Joe was killed in a knife fight in the park when he was caught dealing off the bottom of the deck.Guess he was a little slow with that knife. He is buried in the Lodore Hall cemetery just north of the campground.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:06 AM   #453
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Great stuff. I love knowing the history of where I'm riding. It gives the scenery of the ride more solidity and substance. Are you going to be our tour guide at the front of the bus?
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:24 AM   #454
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Great stuff. I love knowing the history of where I'm riding. It gives the scenery of the ride more solidity and substance. Are you going to be our tour guide at the front of the bus?

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Old 03-21-2014, 12:49 PM   #455
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Coming from Denver. Might ride to FoCo that Thursday to meet meerobus and find a fun route to Craig.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:20 PM   #456
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Coming from Denver. Might ride to FoCo that Thursday to meet meerobus and find a fun route to Craig.
If you join up with Teri, he came along with us on the southern route to Craig from Oak Creek last year, but I was thinking northern route this time out of Steamboat. Too bad Buffalo Pass will still be closed! Norm has tracks to get from the 'boat to Craig without touching much pavement
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:23 PM   #457
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Anyone have any good "slow bike" routes from denver area to craig? I will most likely be riding a TTR250. GPS is telling me I-70 to Silverthorne, North on 9, 40 to Craig. I am going to ride up I-70 on the TTR in a couple weeks to see how it does on the freeway with steep hills. If I can do at least 50 mph all the way to Silverthorne fully loaded, I will be very happy with the little titter.
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:30 PM   #458
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Anyone have any good "slow bike" routes from denver area to craig? I will most likely be riding a TTR250. GPS is telling me I-70 to Silverthorne, North on 9, 40 to Craig. I am going to ride up I-70 on the TTR in a couple weeks to see how it does on the freeway with steep hills. If I can do at least 50 mph all the way to Silverthorne fully loaded, I will be very happy with the little titter.
There is still some of the old roads from before I-70 was built. They have become kinda frontage roads. They don't go through all the way, but you can avoid the miserery of I-70 a lot. Some of the others will still be snowed in.
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:30 PM   #459
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that's a lot of interstate grind on a small bike....maybe go over Berthoud and take 40 more of the way....and there's old Cottonwood Pass and some other dirt variants to the scenic two lane.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:16 PM   #460
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Anyone have any good "slow bike" routes from denver area to craig? I will most likely be riding a TTR250. GPS is telling me I-70 to Silverthorne, North on 9, 40 to Craig. I am going to ride up I-70 on the TTR in a couple weeks to see how it does on the freeway with steep hills. If I can do at least 50 mph all the way to Silverthorne fully loaded, I will be very happy with the little titter.
A bit out of the way, but if you make it up the night before or early Thursday morning (I have a spare room if Wed.), to Ft. Collins, our route is TTR-friendly. Hwy 14, and cut-off dirt-routes to Rabbit Ears Pass, then all dirt from Steamboat. 287 North instead on I-25 is TTR-friendly from Denver, too. My plan from Ft. Collins is the northern route to Norm's from Steamboat. If gas is an issue, I have a supertanker, but you gotta be the one to draw it out
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:32 PM   #461
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Oh, and, just to post Blake's challenge:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=990

Can we beat this?
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:23 AM   #462
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If you join up with Teri, he came along with us on the southern route to Craig from Oak Creek last year, but I was thinking northern route this time out of Steamboat. Too bad Buffalo Pass will still be closed! Norm has tracks to get from the 'boat to Craig without touching much pavement
Too bad Manhattan and buffalo will still be closed otherwise we could map out an almost no asphalt route from FC to Craig. We'll have to haul ass though.

I don't have a 55 mph limit this year.
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Coming from Denver. Might ride to FoCo that Thursday to meet meerobus and find a fun route to Craig.
We'll have fun alright. Glad to hear you'll be able to make it.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:49 AM   #464
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Too bad Manhattan and buffalo will still be closed otherwise we could map out an almost no asphalt route from FC to Craig. We'll have to haul ass though.

I don't have a 55 mph limit this year.
Already excited about this ride!

Terry, what sprocket combo are you running on the X...? I'll probably switch back to the 14-47...
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:16 AM   #465
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My plan from Ft. Collins is the northern route to Norm's from Steamboat. If gas is an issue, I have a supertanker, but you gotta be the one to draw it out
We may try to meet up with you guys in Steamboat for the ride over. I should have most of Thursday off, but I won't know until a week or so before the ride.
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