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Old 07-30-2014, 02:42 PM   #16
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I got a ticket on the hwy not far from the loop on Saturday with my car. 19 over equates to just about $200.00 in fines.

Just saying.
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:49 PM   #17
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Did everybody but the captain and me get stopped by the same ranger

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He was federal. BLM. I took note of his badge. Once he saw we all had current tags he lightened up. The fact he gave the Daves a verbal warning is also encouraging.

What Rick doesn't mention is how he has a special way with LEOs. Smooth lines, I tell ya. This from his conversation with the Sheriff:

LEO: Sir, you're going to have to move your travel trailer.
Rick: Yeah? How much is the ticket if I leave it here?

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Old 07-30-2014, 02:55 PM   #18
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I got pulled over just a few days ago over Engineer. He said that just because I was local didn't give me the right to haul ass and drift around corners. Because I stopped right away, and took off my helmet, he only gave me a warning. I spoke to him for a bit and he ended up being a really nice guy.

Mark, I hope you and your son have a great ride!
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:06 PM   #19
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Did everybody but the captain and me get stopped by the same ranger
He didn't "stop" me. He was at the top of California Pass and checked the tags of all the vehicles as they stopped.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:23 PM   #20
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Heading out to Ouray Friday, didn't realize there is a Jeep rally happening....


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Old 07-30-2014, 06:29 PM   #21
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He didn't "stop" me. He was at the top of California Pass and checked the tags of all the vehicles as they stopped.
Councilor, you take your professional reputation in your hands hanging out with irresponsible scufflaws like that bunch. I hope you have secured a sizable retainer for your services, just in case...

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BTW, do you know where your keys are tonight?
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:00 PM   #22
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Quote of the week from Selaznog to me.....
As your attorney I advise you to leave the area immediately , after I gave some advice to some touristas downtown......
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:02 PM   #23
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Quote of the week from Selaznog to me.....
As your attorney I advise you to leave the area immediately , after I gave some advice to some touristas downtown......


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Old 07-31-2014, 06:06 AM   #24
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Be ready for rain. The monsoon is hot and heavy right now. Very heavy
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:03 PM   #25
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We're headed in there the week after Labor Day for 9 days of riding. We are going to base ourselves out of Lake City. Hoping the rain will be over and most of the tourists, like ourselves , will be gone. This will be our third year out there, with the first 2 being centered in Gunnison. The first 2 trips were on the big GS's, did some of the easier passes, but this year they are staying home and just small dual sports for us. Can't wait to see and ride the area.
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:14 AM   #26
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I did not anticipate the amount of rain we are having in NM, and probably up there too. I am happy we are getting it. But we are prepared with full ADV riding gear, like I wear always anyway. I don't ride in MX pants and a jersey. The bikes are fully prepped and if it rains all day, well, that will be part of the experience.

It's still going to be great!
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:51 PM   #27
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Councilor, you take your professional reputation in your hands hanging out with irresponsible scufflaws like that bunch. I hope you have secured a sizable retainer for your services, just in case...

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BTW, do you know where your keys are tonight?
Yes, I have a large retainer, paid in the form good times with good friends. And ribs in April. And, unfortunately, relentless ribs about my keys every time I have a beer in Santa Fe! As I have said for a couple of years now, I know where my keys are: at the lookout just on the Silverton side of Engineer Pass. By now they are probably down in the scree.
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:48 AM   #28
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I did not anticipate the amount of rain we are having in NM, and probably up there too. I am happy we are getting it. But we are prepared with full ADV riding gear, like I wear always anyway. I don't ride in MX pants and a jersey. The bikes are fully prepped and if it rains all day, well, that will be part of the experience.

It's still going to be great!
Here is your summer time wind and rain stopper answer. Big enough to layer.

I've been in some pretty big rain storms and this Jersey works.

http://www.aerostich.com/windstopper...h-graphic.html
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:27 AM   #29
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Well we may cross paths. Me and 2 buddies will be on tw200's
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:30 AM   #30
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Well, this was a really fantastic time. We got there Thursday around 1, and were riding by 2. Went to the top of Engineer Pass, then down towards Ouray on Engineer pass road. Took a side trip up Poughkipsie Gulch, but that was WAY too much loose rock. Turned back after about two miles, and took Engineer all the way to 550 near Ouray, then slabbed it back to Silverton.

Engineer was really rough going down to Ouray, and I am glad we did not try to go up it. Lots of steps/ drop offs.

Next day we went east over Stony Pass all the way to the highway, then up to Lake City, then over Engineer back to Silverton. That was a long day, but really spectacular.

That kind of whipped my son, who is only an occasional rider. We both had trouble sleeping that night, so we got up on Saturday morning and came back to Albuquerque. I could have pressed him to ride Ophir the next day, but that would have soured him to riding, rather than being fun.

I beat the shit out of the skid plate on my Tenere due to its lower ground clearance, so I spent yesterday straightening it out, and getting the bikes back to perfection.

Thanks for the tips. Had a great time. Triangle Motel was great. I'm going back, for sure !!!!!
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