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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-21-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 207
Posted By Rodzilla
Rampart Trail closures for the melt

Rampart Trail closures...

The FS has closed the trails at Rampart while the snow melts out to help with potential resource damage. (Lets face it, if there is mud, people will "waller" in it!)
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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-20-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,817
Posted By Rodzilla
I know this was touched on, but for the OP. ...

I know this was touched on, but for the OP.

You hit a sore spot for sure. We (CO) have a huge influx of out of staters who move here for the lifestyle and first thing they try to change what they...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-20-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,062
Posted By Rodzilla
This is very true Grizgirl! Riding dirt is a...

This is very true Grizgirl!

Riding dirt is a different animal than riding pavement. I am very firm in my belief the dirt skills make for a much better street rider. Dealing with things like...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-20-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,062
Posted By Rodzilla
These guys are right on. My thoughts, XR...

These guys are right on.

My thoughts, XR 250/400 (although kick only and can be cold blooded)

KTM 400 is an awesome bike, early( '00-'03) bikes had some minor issues that are an evenings worth...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-17-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,156
Posted By Rodzilla
And again, the fee for the stickers goes to the...

And again, the fee for the stickers goes to the OHV trail fund to help build and maintain your free trails. W/O that money there is significantly less opportunity. No other money goes to trail work...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-13-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,455
Posted By Rodzilla
Merf, If you go to the ram, will you send me...

Merf,

If you go to the ram, will you send me a condition update so I can post it up on the RRMMC facebook page? From what I hear anything that gets decent sun is dry, but I have no idea what the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,063
Posted By Rodzilla
This is great. Your other posts and writings...

This is great. Your other posts and writings about L&C got me to read Undaunted Courage as I was planning to ride the route a few years ago (we exchanged a few PMs about it)

Alas, life got in the...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-06-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,713
Posted By Rodzilla
I think the pics Muffinman posted are key. It is...

I think the pics Muffinman posted are key. It is a CLEAN camp and does not look like it's someone staying long term. So many of the long time occupants camps look like a war zone.

I've run across...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-05-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,713
Posted By Rodzilla
According to the USFS, you can camp for up to 16...

According to the USFS, you can camp for up to 16 days, then you have to move.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/fishlake/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5121831

I know there are plenty of "squatters"...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-05-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,116
Posted By Rodzilla
Well since Bill's shop is his garage, he doesn't...

Well since Bill's shop is his garage, he doesn't have a lot of room for inventory.

I understand the need to kick the tires but on the other side, it keeps his overhead low and he tends to pass...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By Rodzilla
Depending on the type of helmet this may be best ...

Depending on the type of helmet this may be best

http://www.proshotcam.com/

Note it is primarily for Dirtbike type helmets with a "narrow" chin guard most full face helmets are rounded/wide in...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,201
Posted By Rodzilla
That would be your call. But CO is home to some...

That would be your call. But CO is home to some Gold Medal trout waters.



I know this is an older thread, but FC you should add something about what months are best.

We see a God awful lot...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,476
Posted By Rodzilla
Prolly not. But it's working for the big rigs. ...

Prolly not. But it's working for the big rigs.

Of course if word gets around that people with bald tires are getting tickets if they block the road it may get a few peoples interest.
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 40,480
Posted By Rodzilla
It depends on the year. Last summer was pretty...

It depends on the year. Last summer was pretty wet, summer before, less so.

But July/August the "monsoonal flow" means rain/lightning up high pretty much every afternoon. It's best to be out and...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By Rodzilla
Nice! You get it from Elite?

Nice!

You get it from Elite?
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,476
Posted By Rodzilla
There are "rules" established but there are no...

There are "rules" established but there are no "teeth" for passenger cars. If you go up the hill on four bald tires and create havoc for the 20k behind you. I have talked to multiple Troopers on the...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-23-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,116
Posted By Rodzilla
It's funny cuz it's true. Does it coming in...

It's funny cuz it's true.

Does it coming in orange?

I keep thinking KTM 350 as the 453 just tires me out. Of course I COULD start working out and eating better....or not.
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,391
Posted By Rodzilla
Just a reminder. It is likely to be very dry and...

Just a reminder. It is likely to be very dry and potentially quite warm in the Utah/Nevada area. Drink lots, then drink some more.

It'll help that you are in shape, but altitude sickness is very...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-23-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,116
Posted By Rodzilla
Looks like it might be a great transition bike...

Looks like it might be a great transition bike for the son. He won't be long on the TTR 125 and will be looking for something bigger.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,545
Posted By Rodzilla
Actually the little pamphlet they hand out when...

Actually the little pamphlet they hand out when you pay the entrance fee into Sand Flats outlines that the SR trail was laid out by motorcycles.

I agree, we are much stronger with the pedal people...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,545
Posted By Rodzilla
Yea a very "Switzerland" approach. "We like motos...

Yea a very "Switzerland" approach. "We like motos when it benefits us, but when push comes to closure, we should be considered non-motorized use"

That's playing both sides of the fence.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,476
Posted By Rodzilla
Actually better than 90% of the spun out vehicles...

Actually better than 90% of the spun out vehicles are locals. We always like to point at the Texans and Californicators...but they usually have decent tires when making that cross state trip.

It...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,476
Posted By Rodzilla
Believe what you will. Toll lanes? Yep, that...

Believe what you will.

Toll lanes? Yep, that is all about the $$$

This one really is an attempt to help keep traffic moving. It is one more tool in the tool box to help prevent the "little...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,476
Posted By Rodzilla
The reality is there won't be checkpoints, but...

The reality is there won't be checkpoints, but what the Bill would do is give some teeth to tickets for people driving w/o appropriate equipment.

Unlike the chain law for commercial vehicles,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By Rodzilla
You must of ridden down from the west slope!...

You must of ridden down from the west slope! (GJ?)

I started to read your RR and when it said you rode out yesterday I thought, "Dang, with 6 inches of snow here in Denver, that guy has some...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By Rodzilla
Summer? They all may be ass-kickers in the heat! ...

Summer? They all may be ass-kickers in the heat!

This is such a subjective thing. Moab is so different than most places in the country a lot of the "challenge" level depends on your skill set. ...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By Rodzilla
I meant to mention Fred. He's a good guy and if...

I meant to mention Fred. He's a good guy and if you plan ahead, he should have everything you need ready to go.

Remember though, he charges more for tire changes if you help:rofl
Forum: Americas 02-06-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By Rodzilla
Slick Rock, trail, along with Porcupine Rim,...

Slick Rock, trail, along with Porcupine Rim, Fins-n-things and Hells Revenge all sit in the Sand Flats Recreation area. Bikes are $2 or so and the pass is good for 3-4 days.

All the other trails...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By Rodzilla
Generally no. Especially on the trails. July-Aug...

Generally no. Especially on the trails. July-Aug will see tourist traffic, but not like the shoulder seasons.

Spring (March-April-May) and Fall (Sept-Oct) are the busy months as the weather is...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By Rodzilla
With a loaded bike trails like Gemini Bridges and...

With a loaded bike trails like Gemini Bridges and Klondike Bluffs along with the afore mentioned White Rim (100+ miles) are appropriate. If you're going late enough to get through the CO passes for...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-28-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,361
Posted By Rodzilla
While I understand the sentiment, and I...

While I understand the sentiment, and I understand as far as your bank account is concerned, you are out the money, but...

Not one cent of your license plate money goes to anything OHV related,...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-26-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,680
Posted By Rodzilla
This is true. US 36 between Denver/Boulder...

This is true.

US 36 between Denver/Boulder additional capacity is tolled lanes

Peak period shoulder lane, Empire-Twin tunnels, variable pricing toll road (based on use/congestion/time of day...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-26-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,026
Posted By Rodzilla
It closes in the winter and opens when the county...

It closes in the winter and opens when the county can clear the cornice that forms at the top in the Spring.

While off the top I don't think it will change much for the RV crowd, I mean honestly...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 86,813
Posted By Rodzilla
I've been enjoying your RR. Living in the CO area...

I've been enjoying your RR. Living in the CO area and having ridden the Utah region for years, It's fun to get the perspective from those riding through the first time!

It certainly is a whole...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-16-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15,319
Views: 1,217,077
Posted By Rodzilla
If the timing were to work out, I'd be in for...

If the timing were to work out, I'd be in for something like that!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-14-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,960
Posted By Rodzilla
By all means use it. Check your PMs though

By all means use it. Check your PMs though
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-13-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,960
Posted By Rodzilla
Search for the Moab 101 write up I did a while...

Search for the Moab 101 write up I did a while back. Lots of intel on all these routes.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-12-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,960
Posted By Rodzilla
Positive for the Sand Flats area, is you have...

Positive for the Sand Flats area, is you have four trails in one confined area. Slickrock/Fins/Hells revenge/Porcupine Rim. As stated above they are pretty much the quintisenncial (sp) Moab trails....
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-12-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 39,689
Posted By Rodzilla
Patsys and Chickens in the SB. It will suck. I...

Patsys and Chickens in the SB. It will suck. I REALLY hate both of them.

Might be the first SB in a long time I don't bother with. Sure there is some tinkering that needs doin' on the bike!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-09-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Rodzilla
I went up and rode RS with Jim one time too....

I went up and rode RS with Jim one time too. Great guy. I have seen him lurking there recently, but he does not post much. You might give him a PM over there. I also have him friended on FB if you...
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