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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-23-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Colorado CJ
I'm fine where I'm at, I appreciate it though. ...

I'm fine where I'm at, I appreciate it though. It looks to be breaking up a little on the radar.

My shop is roughly 100 ft from the Big Thompson, so I do hope that is the last of the heavy rain...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-23-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Colorado CJ
Batten Down the Hatches (Northern Colorado)

I am up in Loveland and we are getting hammered with rain right now. My street is flooded and Wilson and 1st has almost 2 feet of water in the intersection. Many of the local roads are...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-14-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 48,468
Posted By Colorado CJ
Yeah it has something to do with percentages. ...

Yeah it has something to do with percentages. They have moved this up to a 1 in 1000 year flood the last I heard.

The amount and extent of flooding is extremely uncommon here. They are usually...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-14-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 48,468
Posted By Colorado CJ
Probably. I think they should have a road in/out...

Probably. I think they should have a road in/out sooner than that though.

I don't know if HWY 66 is washed out or not though. Most of the roads around there are.

Lots of these areas are...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-14-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 48,468
Posted By Colorado CJ
You can refuse to leave, even in wildfires. They...

You can refuse to leave, even in wildfires. They will write your name down to know someone is living there, but usually will not spend any more manpower to get you out later.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-14-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 48,468
Posted By Colorado CJ
Just got done cleaning up my shop. Spent the day...

Just got done cleaning up my shop. Spent the day taking all the equipment/tools out and washing them down, then washing out the shop and setting everything back in its place. Tired out and moved a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,692
Posted By Colorado CJ
Yeah, I seen a couple of photos of 34. right from...

Yeah, I seen a couple of photos of 34. right from the Dam store and heading into the narrows.

THERE WAS NO ROAD. The whole road was gone and the river was running the whole width of the canyon.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 48,468
Posted By Colorado CJ
Yup, I'm in building C. We just got back...

Yup, I'm in building C.

We just got back from inspecting the shop. The flood waters got to about 15" inside our building. There is around 2-3" of silt left over.

Going to be a big cleanup,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 48,468
Posted By Colorado CJ
Here you can see my shop and yard (circled in...

Here you can see my shop and yard (circled in red) and the Big Thompson river in it normal state. Now that the river is about a mile wide, the whole area is under water.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 48,468
Posted By Colorado CJ
Just saw my shop from the 7 News helicopter. ...

Just saw my shop from the 7 News helicopter. Looks like it is fully flooded out, surrounded by water about a 1/4 mile in every direction.

Figured as much
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 48,468
Posted By Colorado CJ
A few more photos from Loveland. I tried to...

A few more photos from Loveland.

I tried to get to my shop to see if it was all right, but there is no way to get north over the river. My shop is located only a couple hundred yards from the Big...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 48,468
Posted By Colorado CJ
HWY 7 and 36 are washed away in many areas, so I...

HWY 7 and 36 are washed away in many areas, so I don't know how you'd get there.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 48,468
Posted By Colorado CJ
Any other word? Sure sorry to hear that. ...

Any other word? Sure sorry to hear that. Doesn't bode well for my shop just to the east of you.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 48,468
Posted By Colorado CJ
I am on the south side of Loveland. Everyone on...

I am on the south side of Loveland. Everyone on the south side of the Big Thompson are cut off from the north side of town. All the roads are closed, even I-25. The Big Thompson is actually flowing...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-12-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 48,468
Posted By Colorado CJ
You should be fine south of Denver. LOTS of the...

You should be fine south of Denver. LOTS of the western slope to go exploring in as well.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-12-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 48,468
Posted By Colorado CJ
Here's a couple photos from earlier today. ...

Here's a couple photos from earlier today. Sorry for the quality, lots of water on my lens.

Big Thompson a little east of Big Thompson Elementary around 9:00 am.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-12-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 48,468
Posted By Colorado CJ
I really appreciate it! We got everything out...

I really appreciate it! We got everything out and safe though. I'm just sitting at home drying out :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-12-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 48,468
Posted By Colorado CJ
I'm up in Loveland and we are getting hit pretty...

I'm up in Loveland and we are getting hit pretty hard with the Big Thompson flooding. My shop is located in the 100 year flood basin, and the water was getting to about knee height in my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,279
Posted By Colorado CJ
Thanks everyone, glad you enjoyed the photos! ...

Thanks everyone, glad you enjoyed the photos!

I used a Nikon D600 and a Samyang 35mm f1.4 lens for these pictures.

If you want to see more of my work, I have a Flickr site with more photos. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,279
Posted By Colorado CJ
My Dad and I, a Weekend of Riding and Camping in the High Country

A few weeks ago, my Dad and I decided to pack up the bikes and head out for a couple of days of riding and camping in the high country. This time we chose Guanella pass for the camping destination. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By Colorado CJ
Almost any time, except for the dead of winter is...

Almost any time, except for the dead of winter is great riding in Colorado. The best time, if you want to ride a lot of passes is definitely the summer. I REALLY like the area around...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By Colorado CJ
Here is a preview, I'm working on the rest now. ...

Here is a preview, I'm working on the rest now.

This photo was taken as the sun was setting behind the San Juan mountain range. I was on the second highest dune for this shot. I didn't mess with...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By Colorado CJ
700 miles later, I am back at home. I'll...

700 miles later, I am back at home.

I'll process a few of the photos and post them up shortly.

Still in one piece, although my seat tried to split me in two. The DR650 seat isn't as...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-05-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By Colorado CJ
700 Miles, 2 Wheels, and Lots of Sand

(edited to add the report)


Ok, I typed it all up, this is more of a photo essay than a ride report. Only one photo of the bike is involved as I don't really care for bike-on-the-sidestand...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,499
Posted By Colorado CJ
It is a 4 stroke. It is an Over Head Cam 79cc...

It is a 4 stroke. It is an Over Head Cam 79cc Predator engine from Harbor freight. You can pick them up for $80.00 when they are on sale and you have a 20% off coupon. It is an excellent engine,...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-15-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,499
Posted By Colorado CJ
Well, we are going a different way again. ...

Well, we are going a different way again.

We are now going to be using our mountain bikes and I will be building a shift kit for them. The 79CC HF motor will have a 11 tooth clutch, going to a...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-08-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,499
Posted By Colorado CJ
Well, I bought a motor (predator 79cc) which...

Well, I bought a motor (predator 79cc) which should make about 3.5 hp after a few tweeks. I also bought a TAV 2 CVT ("snowmobile" clutch).

I also bought a Huffy Champion for the base to work up...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,499
Posted By Colorado CJ
Anyone Tried Motorized Bicycles?

Not sure if this fits here or not.

My dad and I have been riding our motorcycles together for many years now. The other day he told me that he wants to put a motor on his bicycle and take some...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-14-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 3,103,648
Posted By Colorado CJ
My three bikes '09 V-Strom 650 ...

My three bikes

'09 V-Strom 650

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7088/7283853310_1f426f51b7_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/7283853310/)
Snowy-Range-27-May-2012-2...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 299,784
Posted By Colorado CJ
I'm 6' 4" and have long legs :D. The highway...

I'm 6' 4" and have long legs :D. The highway pegs are just a tube that I put on with a set of stainless ties. It isn't very wide, just wide enough to get my feet on them, so they don't really hit...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 299,784
Posted By Colorado CJ
I think it will work great. The can says it...

I think it will work great. The can says it takes 7 days to reach the full strength .


I took a 140 mile ride today through the mountains and some light trail riding. It was EXTREMELY windy...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 299,784
Posted By Colorado CJ
It is rattle can Krylon Fusion. It is designed...

It is rattle can Krylon Fusion. It is designed to chemically bond to the plastics and is very tough. The tip on the spray can is designed very well also and gives you a nice spray pattern, so it is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 299,784
Posted By Colorado CJ
All buttoned up and ready for the summer! ...

All buttoned up and ready for the summer!

I'm going to ride up into the mountains tomorrow for some photography/riding.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8538/8642886633_ffa0bb3e2b_o.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,148,012
Posted By Colorado CJ
Thanks. My other hobby is photography. I didn't...

Thanks. My other hobby is photography. I didn't spend any time on this one though, just a quick snap out in my yard at my shop with my D600.

I am going to ride up into the mountains tomorrow,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,148,012
Posted By Colorado CJ
Thanks. Yeah, I need to get a skidplate. I've...

Thanks. Yeah, I need to get a skidplate. I've already taken it on some pretty gnarly 4WD mountain trails over the couple of years I've owned it. Probably 500 off road miles on it so far.

Just...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,148,012
Posted By Colorado CJ
Krylon Fusion paint. It is made to chemically...

Krylon Fusion paint. It is made to chemically bond to plastic. Works great and is tough once it fully hardens (7 days).
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,148,012
Posted By Colorado CJ
My DR is ready for some long distance summer...

My DR is ready for some long distance summer riding!

I got my tank in from justgastanks.com and installed it. Put on some new Shinko 705's and finished up my side pannier racks. I made the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,148,012
Posted By Colorado CJ
It was $256.49, the normal price is $269.99. ...

It was $256.49, the normal price is $269.99.

The coupon code is advrider
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,148,012
Posted By Colorado CJ
Thanks everyone! I just ordered the Acerbis tank...

Thanks everyone! I just ordered the Acerbis tank from justgastanks.com They have a coupon code for ADVRiders that saved me $14.00 and free shipping.

Can't wait to install it so I don't have to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,148,012
Posted By Colorado CJ
Spring is here and I'm finally going to set up my...

Spring is here and I'm finally going to set up my DR for some longer rides.

So, which tank should I get, the IMS or the Acerbis? The IMS is only 4.9 gallons where the Acerbis is 5.3 gal.
...
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