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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,528
Posted By doc_ricketts
Lets see: Burning Man=Good, Rainbow Man=Bad....

Lets see: Burning Man=Good, Rainbow Man=Bad. Either way I don't like large gatherings around natural areas. Would make the exception for WestFest, though.:D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By doc_ricketts
That is a pretty GS classic. If you haven't...

That is a pretty GS classic. If you haven't ridden a lot in Colorado it will be a good way to buzz around over long distances and sample some of the dirt roads mixed with some pavement. On the next...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-20-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By doc_ricketts
Don't forget about when they soak the gravel with...

Don't forget about when they soak the gravel with MgCl to knock down the dust, and then knock down the rider with slick tires.:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-20-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,528
Posted By doc_ricketts
Year after year, same pattern and same result....

Year after year, same pattern and same result. Here is one more pre-debate in northern Colorado a few years ago:
http://www.hcn.org/wotr/16403
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-19-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5,120
Views: 267,778
Posted By doc_ricketts
That explains it. I was real confused.

That explains it. I was real confused.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-19-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5,120
Views: 267,778
Posted By doc_ricketts
looking at the Valles?

looking at the Valles?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-17-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5,120
Views: 267,778
Posted By doc_ricketts
Is that Lizard Head in the distance from Molas...

Is that Lizard Head in the distance from Molas Pass on 550.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-17-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By doc_ricketts
Common man, get real. Ron (Oldwin1's) reasonable...

Common man, get real. Ron (Oldwin1's) reasonable rental prices and selection are great for the Rockies. Rent one for a couple of weekends and hit the numerous close by trails west of Denver. Best fun...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-17-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,851
Posted By doc_ricketts
Hoping they are here having a more relaxing...

Hoping they are here having a more relaxing honeymoon:
http://beachslandscapes.smugmug.com/Honeymoon/i-K4vrSvw/0/L/image-L.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-15-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,032
Posted By doc_ricketts
Is that the Calico trail or what. I have ridden a...

Is that the Calico trail or what. I have ridden a little around Rico on what I thought was the Calico and then on another going north from Bolam Pass.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,032
Posted By doc_ricketts
Got a ride report link for any of that? I am...

Got a ride report link for any of that? I am curious.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,410
Posted By doc_ricketts
I forgot your intended was there to travel with...

I forgot your intended was there to travel with you, so sounds like you have a good plan. Amtrak would be for a sole traveller.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By doc_ricketts
I imagine Schofield is still blocked starting at...

I imagine Schofield is still blocked starting at the lake down from the summit.
Whoops, ignore that cause it was open on 7/9
http://www.bushducks.com/tripreps/passopen.htm#schofield
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,410
Posted By doc_ricketts
Amtrak for comfort and fun, but not cheap. If I...

Amtrak for comfort and fun, but not cheap. If I was in your situation that is the way I would go. Attendants to help you and possibly good food.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By doc_ricketts
Yeah, after dark.:lol3

Yeah, after dark.:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,410
Posted By doc_ricketts
Heck, so sorry this happened to you, but I admire...

Heck, so sorry this happened to you, but I admire your attitude. Just take good care of yourself and new riding days are not too far in the future. A broken leg is much better than other injuries or...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By doc_ricketts
I guessed it was a bad battery. The small...

I guessed it was a bad battery. The small batteries on bikes are very susceptible to early failure. I replaced mine every year no matter what when riding a lot and not with a cheap one. Course, I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-11-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5,120
Views: 267,778
Posted By doc_ricketts
Gee, you were not just on the Echo Park road? The...

Gee, you were not just on the Echo Park road? The geology and vegetation looks like it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-10-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5,120
Views: 267,778
Posted By doc_ricketts
Second hint: red paleozoic dirt:lol3

Second hint: red paleozoic dirt:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-09-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,931
Posted By doc_ricketts
Spoken like a real engineer. Best explanation I...

Spoken like a real engineer. Best explanation I have heard about the way tubliss behaves and the advantage thereof.:clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-09-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,414
Posted By doc_ricketts
Great!! Ride safe on your DR.:norton

Great!! Ride safe on your DR.:norton
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-07-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By doc_ricketts
You got it 100% right on.

You got it 100% right on.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-07-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,414
Posted By doc_ricketts
I think you hit on something. The Geekster was...

I think you hit on something. The Geekster was trying to make a cheap version of that $31,000 Wunderlich Mad Max BMW conversion:...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-07-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5,120
Views: 267,778
Posted By doc_ricketts
That good lil area between Canon City and Salida...

That good lil area between Canon City and Salida where they have the trials bike events.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-07-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5,120
Views: 267,778
Posted By doc_ricketts
And I only stopped and had lunch there twice, but...

And I only stopped and had lunch there twice, but also it looked like the cabins on the west side of Ophir where I did same. But the mountains didn't look right and never thought about Indie P.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-07-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,414
Posted By doc_ricketts
:freaky A man gotta do what a man gotta do.

:freaky A man gotta do what a man gotta do.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-05-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11,644
Views: 1,448,556
Posted By doc_ricketts
So guess you got it... I also was going to say...

So guess you got it... I also was going to say that it was not worth more the $3000 even though the web sites that show such bikes indicate what the guy was asking about.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-05-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,414
Posted By doc_ricketts
Another vote for the DR650. While learning to...

Another vote for the DR650. While learning to ride dirt you can mix dirt and pavement to learn all the balance techniques. The main thing about he DR is how bullet proof they are and how capable they...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-01-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5,120
Views: 267,778
Posted By doc_ricketts
By golly I think you got it. Been down that trail...

By golly I think you got it. Been down that trail and stopped by Capulin about once every couple of years.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-30-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14,159
Views: 1,034,318
Posted By doc_ricketts
OK but the blues ones are for the ladies.:lol3

OK but the blues ones are for the ladies.:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,851
Posted By doc_ricketts
Great report and looks like a great...

Great report and looks like a great matrimonial/motocycle pairing.:beer
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By doc_ricketts
Four Mile area east of Buena Vista with many days...

Four Mile area east of Buena Vista with many days of riding possibility and great views of the Collegiate Range. Good camping in several places, informal and structured.
Here is some of the info...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-26-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By doc_ricketts
Mt. Vernon is really nice. Great farming area and...

Mt. Vernon is really nice. Great farming area and when I worked up there I stopped by the roadside stands to buy fresh striped shrimp and vegetable along with a few pastries at times. Loved those...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,929
Posted By doc_ricketts
Definitely the proud mom look in that pic.

Definitely the proud mom look in that pic.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,893
Posted By doc_ricketts
That is a great video. I have ridden the sand...

That is a great video. I have ridden the sand while camping at GSD and did it like the worst. But I want to know if the guy doing wheelies at the end was whom you call Paul and are there other videos...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,893
Posted By doc_ricketts
That is damned funny. You are a good writer as...

That is damned funny. You are a good writer as well as a wrider (I assume).
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14,159
Views: 1,034,318
Posted By doc_ricketts
And the more outdoorsy of today have replaced...

And the more outdoorsy of today have replaced them with:
http://www.keenshoeslondon.com/images/large/shoeslondon/Women-s-Keen-Newport-H2-Sandal-Sky-Blue-20_LRG.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-20-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14,159
Views: 1,034,318
Posted By doc_ricketts
He is one of those people who always lands on his...

He is one of those people who always lands on his feet, right?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14,159
Views: 1,034,318
Posted By doc_ricketts
Biggest understatement of this decade. That was...

Biggest understatement of this decade. That was about the most impressive stunt riding video I have ever seen. But I guess Ernie was the filmer and Chris McNeil was the rider.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,392
Posted By doc_ricketts
It is a very pretty and unspoiled area and the...

It is a very pretty and unspoiled area and the aspen are great in late September. I went to University of Utah and drove through the area a couple of times but didn't have time to hike any. Nice...
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