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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,693
Posted By DADODIRT
http://dadodirt.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Early-2011...

http://dadodirt.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Early-2011/i-Xstr4Ls/0/M/BLO13-DEAN-M.jpg (http://dadodirt.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Early-2011/18010558_XLTXLq#!i=1380307362&k=Xstr4Ls)

Just to keep 'em...
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18,830
Views: 7,614,184
Posted By DADODIRT
http://dadodirt.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-0914/...

http://dadodirt.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-0914/i-3bkCZVz/0/M/IMG_0592-M.jpg (http://dadodirt.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-0914/44355880_nqvs3g#!i=3538736412&k=3bkCZVz)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-18-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,693
Posted By DADODIRT
Ah yes. Sometimes with all the work and...

Ah yes. Sometimes with all the work and commitments, I forget why I moved here 20 some years ago. Thanks for the reminder, Uli!:freaky
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,223
Posted By DADODIRT
Maybe when it gets booted to the basement the...

Maybe when it gets booted to the basement the name of the thread can change to "motorcycles are so special that they shouldn't have to wait in traffic".:D


...but good luck to Indiana. I can't...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By DADODIRT
I guess it boils down to how you like to take the...

I guess it boils down to how you like to take the switchbacks.
If you prefer to go down them, I would do Lake City - Engineer Pass - Animas Forks - Cinnamon and back to LC. I find this easier...
Forum: Americas 09-16-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By DADODIRT
How about just renting bikes while you are in...

How about just renting bikes while you are in Cali?
I don't think I would plan to ride at that time of year. You would have to go as far south as I-40 to get west.
One or two crappy weather days...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-16-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By DADODIRT
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ophir Pass, coming up from the Silverton side.
Beautiful late summer day.
http://dadodirt.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-0914/i-Xc9w9QG/0/M/IMG_0588-M.jpg...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By DADODIRT
I rode it on Sunday, too. Just after coming over...

I rode it on Sunday, too. Just after coming over Ophir Pass.
Beautiful day.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-12-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By DADODIRT
Haven't been on it recently, but I did spend lots...

Haven't been on it recently, but I did spend lots of mornings and afternoons commuting from Ridgway to Telluride via Last $.
I recall making the mistake(only once) of going over in a rainstorm. Had...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5,474
Views: 297,183
Posted By DADODIRT
Last Dollar Road, on the Telluride side?

Last Dollar Road, on the Telluride side?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-06-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By DADODIRT
Piedra is north of 160 along the Piedra River....

Piedra is north of 160 along the Piedra River. Rough camping and a mile or so down to the hot springs. Between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-05-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,845
Posted By DADODIRT
Thanks for bringing the levity back, VX. :lol3

Thanks for bringing the levity back, VX.
:lol3
Forum: Vendors 09-05-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,468
Posted By DADODIRT
Cool. I'll pass the word.

Cool. I'll pass the word.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-03-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By DADODIRT
Ridgway State Park.

Ridgway State Park.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-01-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,435
Posted By DADODIRT
I didn't mean to bump this as a bashing thread....

I didn't mean to bump this as a bashing thread. It was meant as a polite reminder that the roads are going to be busy with tourists. I'll have to read the last page or so again next year before...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-30-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,435
Posted By DADODIRT
...and there was a fatality Friday with the...

...and there was a fatality Friday with the motorcyclist apparently passing in double yellow.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-30-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,435
Posted By DADODIRT
10th and Main. ADV salute?

10th and Main. ADV salute?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-29-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By DADODIRT
DADODIRT's Four Corners of Paradise

Link to my Day Trippin' Thread for you Rockies FFers.


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=881729


Cheers!
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By DADODIRT
August 25, 2014

Creede back to Durango

Left camp around 9am again.
Continuing down past Lower Clear Creek CG.
http://dadodirt.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-0826/i-pfqvmpf/0/M/IMG_0567-M.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By DADODIRT
August 24, 2014

Platoro to Creede, the long way

Out of the campground by 9am and north towards Summitville.
Summitville is a mining ghost town up near tree line....
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By DADODIRT
August 23, 2014

Durango to Mixed Lakes CG

Packed up and left Durango around noon. Headed south and east through Ignacio and into New Mexico near the Navajo Reservoir.
Highway 64 East towards Chama. There is a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-29-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,919
Posted By DADODIRT
White Rim is doable in a day. A pretty long day,...

White Rim is doable in a day. A pretty long day, so don't plan too much else. Try to ditch as much gear as possible and go light. Take lots of water.
The train starts here in Durango and is another...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-29-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,435
Posted By DADODIRT
You don't like the 'turd on a stick'? Kinda...

You don't like the 'turd on a stick'?
Kinda looks like the artists designed the road and the engineers designed the art.:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-29-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,435
Posted By DADODIRT
Bump for Labor Day.

Bump for Labor Day.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-29-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By DADODIRT
Some others have mentioned it, but Bolam Pass. ...

Some others have mentioned it, but Bolam Pass.
You can start on the 550 side at the ski area - DMR.
There is a mandatory creek crossing that should be pretty low by now.
From Highway 145, there...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-26-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By DADODIRT
Laugh Yup, good stuff.

Yup, good stuff.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,736
Posted By DADODIRT
Perfect timing..... Ran my route...

Perfect timing.....
Ran my route counter-clockwise and came through Los Pinos and Slumgullion on Sunday.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By DADODIRT
Sounds like fun, Becky. I'm headed out shortly...

Sounds like fun, Becky.
I'm headed out shortly for a couple nights in the high country. Gonna ride the southern part of the CDT, Coachatopa Pass and up through Summitville into NM. Hopefully camp at...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-22-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,736
Posted By DADODIRT
Heading that way tomorrow. I've been trying to...

Heading that way tomorrow.
I've been trying to get over Los Pinos Pass for the past couple years and keep getting thwarted by the weather.
Might have to change my route again.....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-22-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By DADODIRT
Ouray has the NF campground on the south side of...

Ouray has the NF campground on the south side of town. Probably full, though.
There is also the state park north of Ridgway. Typically some open spots.

Also, nice stuff up on Owl Creek Pass....
Forum: Americas 08-21-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By DADODIRT
You might get some more ideas over in the Rockies...

You might get some more ideas over in the Rockies Regional forum.

My $.02 would be to stay south of the Denver area. Maybe come into Colorado Springs and head west on 50 to Salida. From Salida...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-20-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,873
Posted By DADODIRT
https://sp3.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.60800024789732910...

https://sp3.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608000247897329103&pid=15.1&P=0

Next weekend is the HD rally in Ignacio.
I'm sure that 172 and those other roads will be clogged full.:D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-20-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,873
Posted By DADODIRT
Shhh. Don't spoil it. :D I also like to add...

Shhh. Don't spoil it. :D
I also like to add the River Road (CR 213) and kind of skip 172.


You might want to post this in Rockies section. Get more feedback from us local yocals.
Forum: Americas 08-20-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By DADODIRT
Americas is a big place. Where ya goin'?

Americas is a big place. Where ya goin'?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By DADODIRT
I might want to meet up just to watch. :deal ...

I might want to meet up just to watch. :deal

Californi is pretty steep on the 550 side. Going up from Silverton through Animas Forks is probably the best bet. Still, that gets quite rocky above...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12,055
Views: 1,525,678
Posted By DADODIRT
Just saw it over in the flea market, too. Wish...

Just saw it over in the flea market, too.
Wish I had a couple extra sitting around right now.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By DADODIRT
Both sides of Last Dollar can be a bugger if it...

Both sides of Last Dollar can be a bugger if it rains. Probably better of up on California if it is wet.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12,055
Views: 1,525,678
Posted By DADODIRT
Mentions something about a salvage title from the...

Mentions something about a salvage title from the prior owner.
Tank looks like an 1150. Can't quite see enough of the front for a square or 2 round headlights.
Probably a great deal for someone.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,133
Posted By DADODIRT
Where did they turn around? The Ouray side...

Where did they turn around?

The Ouray side of Engineer Pass is just above this area. Plenty of room there.
Or they just turned around in a blind spot that the motorcyclist couldn't see until it...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,133
Posted By DADODIRT
Wow, that's a thought. I've ridden that...

Wow, that's a thought.

I've ridden that stretch enough that I am almost too comfortable with it. This story will stick with me for a while.

You can't ride that at 100%. Gotta take some off...
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