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Old 09-01-2012, 08:02 AM   #53
thinairflyer
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Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Westcliffe, CO
Oddometer: 153
Thanks for taking us along, I'm in! I live on the east side of the Wet Mountain Valley, east of Westcliffe, CO. The Sangre De Christo range runs on the west side of the valley and I can see most of the range from my house from near up to Hayden south to Medano Pass. I have been on the section that runs north from Medano Pass road to the first road that goes back down into the valley on my DR650 with stock gearing. Sure did wish I was on my geared down KLR250. I'm 72 and my stamina is pretty much gone so I had a pretty hard time getting the big DR through there. A friend was riding my KLR250, the lucky guy. LOL!

I was on my KLR250 in the winter time going north from South Colony road a few years ago and quickly wore out, there is some tough riding on the Rainbow for sure. Happy you guys have the stuff to get the ride done.

Your pics and writeup are great, I've always wanted to see pics of the Rainbow like you guys are taking.

L D Walker, Westcliffe, CO
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