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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-02-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 263,170
Posted By skortch
Probably a stretch and I don't know if it's a...

Probably a stretch and I don't know if it's a specific riding area, but it sure looks like a place off of 131 I got lost in back in 2008, with the Flattops behind. I think north of McCoy a bit.
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,837
Posted By skortch
Ignore the naysayers! :D Looks like Sport...

Ignore the naysayers! :D

Looks like Sport Rider didn't "screw it up":
http://www.sportrider.com/07-yamaha-yzf-r1-project-bike-strip-search
(streetfighter article, but you can always leave the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By skortch
There is the ~30 more horsepower along with the...

There is the ~30 more horsepower along with the ~30 fewer pounds. Suspension might be a bit better, too, though not great according to reviews.

I'd still probably take a Speed Triple. Or better...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 19,192
Posted By skortch
I'd love to see this closer to the 450-460 lb wet...

I'd love to see this closer to the 450-460 lb wet mark. Yamaha should go all-out on this one and think ultra light sport-tourer, emphasis on sport. If you are going to start with a bike known for its...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By skortch
Yes, good point. Pikes Peak, Guanella Pass, etc....

Yes, good point. Pikes Peak, Guanella Pass, etc. :cry

Though paving Stove Prairie and upper Rist may have been an improvement, depending on my mood and bike any particular day. :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-10-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 86,545
Posted By skortch
Cool. What is it? I'm always attracted to...

Cool. What is it? I'm always attracted to titanium bikes.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11,595
Views: 1,438,038
Posted By skortch
http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/mcy/4500715906.h...

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/mcy/4500715906.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00V0V_c8egBVfPhXT_600x450.jpg

2002 Aprilia Falco SL1000 - $2995 (Ft. Collins)

Selling 2002 Aprilia Falco...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 263,170
Posted By skortch
Sterling?

Sterling?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-02-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 86,545
Posted By skortch
Crib notes:...

Crib notes: http://www.discovermoab.com/biking.htm

I went out last year with a friend who is a novice mountain biker. We were looking for areas that wouldn't be too tough for him or too boring for...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 364,143
Posted By skortch
OK, but why are they pissed? Why should the ire...

OK, but why are they pissed? Why should the ire level rise above, say, minor disappointment, oh well, time to move on to some other thread? :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 364,143
Posted By skortch
Very nicely put. I'll also add that I'd never...

Very nicely put. I'll also add that I'd never begrudge them for trying, either, successful or not. Some posters in this thread seem to have a personal vendetta against Motus, which is just plain...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-24-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14,399
Views: 2,087,548
Posted By skortch
text sent...

text sent...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 364,143
Posted By skortch
From their website: "Introducing Erik Buell...

From their website:
"Introducing Erik Buell Racing. EBR is the very definition of the American spirit. Motorcycles designed and manufactured in East Troy, Wisconsin embodying superb technology...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 364,143
Posted By skortch
Well, one does have an Austrian engine and the...

Well, one does have an Austrian engine and the other is all baseball, hotdogs, and apple pie - I'm sure that matters to some. :D And I doubt they have anywhere near similar weights.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 364,143
Posted By skortch
:tb

:tb
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 263,170
Posted By skortch
So is the view to the SW and Sangre de Cristos...

So is the view to the SW and Sangre de Cristos range, and not NW and the Collegiates? Seems like it, if you are SW of Canon City - looks like the valley between the Sangres and the Wet Mountains.
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 857,890
Posted By skortch
Nice looking Zephyr, stevie88, though I'm not...

Nice looking Zephyr, stevie88, though I'm not sure about going from 2 discs to 1 in front. I've always liked the "sleepy" look of that engine. :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-24-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 263,170
Posted By skortch
Too slow... but here's a photo from just over the...

Too slow... but here's a photo from just over the Colorado border, on one of the FS roads a few miles south of Hog Park reservoir. Some of the taller aspens I've seen, and they go on for a long time....
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 364,143
Posted By skortch
Oops, my bad. Still, it was a pre-existing engine.

Oops, my bad. Still, it was a pre-existing engine.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-20-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14,399
Views: 2,087,548
Posted By skortch
Sending PM...

Sending PM...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-20-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 263,170
Posted By skortch
Sorry, had a poker tournament last night that ran...

Sorry, had a poker tournament last night that ran late.

Yes, Flat Top Mountain, Yamcolo reservoir, and Devil's Causeway. nwcolorider gets the win with the mountain name but Cowboy gets the 12...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-19-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 263,170
Posted By skortch
Naw. Let me see if I can think up a hint... north...

Naw. Let me see if I can think up a hint... north of I-70... shape of the mountain...

Last hint - this is nearby:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/stelprdb5245955.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-19-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 263,170
Posted By skortch
Nope

Nope
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 364,143
Posted By skortch
The 1190RX has it's foundation in the 1125R, the...

The 1190RX has it's foundation in the 1125R, the M2 Barracuda prototype, the 1190RS and a few years of racing the 1190RR. Look at side-by-side photos of the 2014 1190RX and the 2008 1125R - the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-19-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 263,170
Posted By skortch
http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp187/ShakyClic...

http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp187/ShakyClicker/motorcycle/IMG_0200_zps3055cd8d.jpg

Name of mountain. 12 bonus points for the name of reservoir to the right.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-19-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 263,170
Posted By skortch
Camel Rock. Sand Creek Rd, just inside...

Camel Rock.

Sand Creek Rd, just inside Colorado near the Wyoming border. I went there about 1 1/2 years ago, thanks to some of your previous posts.

Great car!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-18-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11,595
Views: 1,438,038
Posted By skortch
9000k miles = 9,000,000 miles. Pretty impressive.

9000k miles = 9,000,000 miles. Pretty impressive.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 364,143
Posted By skortch
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/motus/2014-...

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/motus/2014-motus-mst-review-first-impressions.html
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-11-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 263,170
Posted By skortch
You got it! Here's another view, looking south...

You got it! Here's another view, looking south from the climbing area:
http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp187/ShakyClicker/motorcycle/packMuleShelfRd_zps260c85cd.jpg

Take it away, Proveick...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-11-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 263,170
Posted By skortch
Hint: the scenic way to prison.

Hint: the scenic way to prison.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-11-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 263,170
Posted By skortch
Cool, I have similar photos from camping at...

Cool, I have similar photos from camping at Peaceful Valley and exploring around. Great spot!

Name the road:
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-11-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 263,170
Posted By skortch
Sawtooth Mountain from, um, either Beaver Creek...

Sawtooth Mountain from, um, either Beaver Creek or Middle St. Vrain?
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 40,747
Posted By skortch
During a Triumph demo day I got on a cruiser of...

During a Triumph demo day I got on a cruiser of some sort, either an America or maybe a Thunderbird, between rides on the Speed Triple and Daytona 675R. I don't think there was any way it could...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-19-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 15,114
Posted By skortch
In case anyone is interested, the video of the...

In case anyone is interested, the video of the meeting is now up:
http://bouldercountyco.suiteonemedia.com/web/Player.aspx?id=328&key=-1&mod=-1&mk=-1&nov=0

Rollins Pass segment starts around 1:03.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-19-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11,595
Views: 1,438,038
Posted By skortch
Yes, :tb.

Yes, :tb.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-14-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 15,114
Posted By skortch
I was able to watch portions of the hearing last...

I was able to watch portions of the hearing last night but missed a good deal of it. Does anyone know if the video is archived or on Youtube somewhere?

edit: ok, it looks like once the minutes are...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-07-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By skortch
In contrast to the above pics, here's another...

In contrast to the above pics, here's another view of Bear Lake in February. You just never know...
http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp187/ShakyClicker/Colorado/BearLake-Feb_zps27a09fb1.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-07-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By skortch
You are in for a treat then. Trailridge will be...

You are in for a treat then. Trailridge will be closed above Many Parks Curve. There is plenty to see lower down, though. Bear Lake is a good start. I like to go up from there to Nymph and Dream...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,784
Posted By skortch
ELR = KZ1000R (or maybe R2?)

ELR = KZ1000R (or maybe R2?)
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,784
Posted By skortch
Which do you enjoy more, light weight and...

Which do you enjoy more, light weight and handling or power? The SV has great handling (when set up right) and good power, the ZRX has great power and decent handling given the ~130 lb weight...
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