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Old 09-10-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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Does Size Matter? CO / UT Part 2 (we're still confused)

(Warning!!! This ride report will contain input and perspective from all of us. There will be lies, exaggerations, confusion and lots of pictures.)


The cast has somewhat changed, the bikes have changed, but the destinations stayed the same.

Supahflid and I decided, once again, to escape the sweltering heat of Mississippi and head for the milder September temperature of southwest Colorado and southeast Utah. For those interested, last year’s ride report can be found here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=616833

This year’s participants once again include:

DavidQ – Husky te610 (last year on a DRZ400)
Supahflid – KTM 990 Dakar (last year on a KLR 650)
Eatalotapeaches – 1200 GSA (last year on a DRZ 400)

Also joining us are:

Backwoodsklr – KLR 650
Evilbollweevil – KLR 650
Weave – Husky te610
Paddle 007 – DR650

Weave and Paddle are from Louisiana. We met them in Ouray last year. They are great guys and a lot of fun to be around. They would be meeting up with us Saturday.

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Old 09-10-2011, 10:42 AM   #2
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Thursday, September 1st

We left Brandon, MS around 4pm bound for Ouray, CO. It was a pretty uneventful next 24 hours, except a flat trailer tire at 3:30am in north Texas.

Friday, September 2nd

Mid afternoon we had finally made our way to southwest CO.







We arrived in Ouray about 4pm and decided to make a quick trip up to Yankee Boy Basin.

Supah (left), BW (right)



Within the first two miles, Officer Barker decided to let me know I was going a little too fast.




After I agreed to control my “enthusiasm” he let me continue with a warning.














About half way down, and way past dinner time, Supah decided to get a flat. Evil jumped in and we were soon on our way.




Almost back to Ouray.

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Old 09-10-2011, 11:32 AM   #3
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Saturday, September 3rd

Weave and Paddle wouldn’t be here until later in the afternoon so we decided to take it easy and head for the Alpine Loop.

We left Ouray and headed for Engineer Pass.








This little guy was wondering what all the commotion was about.








from left to right: Peaches, supah, evil, BW, DavidQ, and James. We met James in Ouray. He was by himself for the day so we invited him to join us.

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Old 09-10-2011, 12:06 PM   #4
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About half way down, and way past dinner time, Supah decided to get a flat. Evil jumped in and we were soon on our way.

Karma is a bitch.

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Old 09-10-2011, 12:11 PM   #5
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Karma is a bitch.

Yeah he's on #3 now...



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Old 09-10-2011, 12:57 PM   #6
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Heading toward Lake City for lunch, I met this guy.



He and his two friends have been hiking and hunting for four days. All of them were carrying 60 pound backpacks.

Capitol City










Lunch at the Packer Saloon in Lake City



Then on towards Cinnamon Pass





In Animas Forks for a short break, then on to CA pass and Corkscrew




oops, the KLR didn't like this hill.





We got back to Ouray in time to meet Weave and Paddle for supper.

The real fun stuff starts tomorrow. SINGLE TRACK
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:47 PM   #7
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I love the pictures.

Looks like you guys are having fun. I would love to be able to do that.
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Off to a good start! What radiator guards are on the TE610? Ready for more
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:37 PM   #9
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Epic start as usual.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:38 PM   #10
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Off to a good start! What radiator guards are on the TE610? Ready for more

The radiator guards on my Husky are from Motosportz.


I'm glad you are enjoying it so far. We are just getting started. All the good stuff is still to come.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:24 PM   #11
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I just read through the ride report from last year...

From last year's rr.

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Both bikes haves pros and cons, everyone there was happy with their bike choice for the same reason(s) they ride that bike at home. If the trip were done again in a year, I bet all involved would take the same bike.
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:18 PM   #13
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I just read through the ride report from last year...

From last year's rr.


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Both bikes haves pros and cons, everyone there was happy with their bike choice for the same reason(s) they ride that bike at home. If the trip were done again in a year, I bet all involved would take the same bike.



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I just read through the ride report from last year...

From last year's rr.



That is too funny.
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:19 AM   #15
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I told y'all we were confused. One thing I'm sure about, the Husky, for me, was the correct decision for the kind of riding we did.

I'll get back to the RR a little later today. We have been in this truck for the past 22 hours. We are about 2 hours from home and I'm ready to lay down next to someone prettier than Supahflid.
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