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Old 08-14-2013, 10:23 AM   #511
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Shiryas:

That is the steep four wheeler track. You had it nailed on your first set of pics.

I was internetless and didn't pick it up on my phone.

Big is if you can pick up your bike on steep slippery slopes. "Big" bikes get smaller the older I get.

The Square S gate is further south into Garfield County. Near or on CR26.
When I get home to my land use maps, I can shoot you a coordinate.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:00 PM   #512
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Sorry buddy, I'm going to be in Denver. The 950 is in pieces anyway while I try to mess with the carbs (as always). Still hoping to get the 520 back from the shop in time to go up high and do some trail riding before the snow comes back.

BTW- Love the X-Mow idea. May have to get you a steeker that says that.

No worries! I'm going to try get out, solo or not! Have fun in Denver, not riding...

I love the image!!
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:34 PM   #513
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Location of the gate at the west edge of the Square S.

Gate N39 39.995, W108 36.883
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:23 PM   #514
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Just got the big beast to breathe fire once again. Took me 5.5 hours to get the flipping carbs back in, replace the throttle cables (forgot how they were supposed to be routed so had to do that three times) as well as the hydraulic clutch hose. What a piece of ... art it is to work on. Also lowered the bars by about two inches to try and improve the geometry a bit.
Ready to destroy it now. :-)
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:58 PM   #515
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"Big" bikes get smaller the older I get.
I understand that, and steep just means how long do you need to recover until you can ride again.

Thanks for the coordinates. I am out of town but will take a look when I get back.

Cheers, Chris
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:29 PM   #516
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Just got the big beast to breathe fire once again. Took me 5.5 hours to get the flipping carbs back in, replace the throttle cables (forgot how they were supposed to be routed so had to do that three times) as well as the hydraulic clutch hose. What a piece of ... art it is to work on. Also lowered the bars by about two inches to try and improve the geometry a bit.
Ready to destroy it now. :-)


Pretty sure I'm going to ride down to the San Juans tomorrow, over Black Bear Pass then Imogene Pass and on home. Looks like I'll be solo as well... what's the worst that could happen?
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:54 AM   #517
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:40 PM   #518
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Pictures!
Of course! I took the GoPro, so I may have a video later on.

I'm home now... took my time getting on the road, made it back to GJ before 5 pm. Rode nothing more than the above plan, as it was enough when combined with all the slab. I'm beat! This was my first time over Black Bear on the bike...the ride was good, Black Bear was about what I expected... pretty steep in a few places, kept my speed to a crawl and just rolled thru the rough stuff.

Imogene was no biggie... fun riding for sure.

After the Stairs on BB, I ran into a couple from Utah on a KTM 990 Adventure! They had ridden BB ahead of me, she walked while he rode over the rough sections... much respect to them! The 690 wasn't bad, but I couldn't imagine riding a 990 over it.











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Old 08-17-2013, 11:36 PM   #519
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Looks like a blast Greg!! Wish I could have made it!
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:03 AM   #520
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Of course! I took the GoPro, so I may have a video later on.

I'm home now... took my time getting on the road, made it back to GJ before 5 pm. Rode nothing more than the above plan, as it was enough when combined with all the slab. I'm beat! This was my first time over Black Bear on the bike...the ride was good, Black Bear was about what I expected... pretty steep in a few places, kept my speed to a crawl and just rolled thru the rough stuff.

Imogene was no biggie... fun riding for sure.

After the Stairs on BB, I ran into a couple from Utah on a KTM 990 Adventure! They had ridden BB ahead of me, she walked while he rode over the rough sections... much respect to them! The 690 wasn't bad, but I couldn't imagine riding a 990 over it.










Yea that couple passed us right at the bottom. But I wasnt on my bike we went up in our jeep. I'll be taking those trails next year possibly when I get more comfortable on my klr
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:11 AM   #521
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I'm thinking about doing a ride up lands ends road and down through mesa and back to junction this coming up Saterday if anyone is interested pm me and we could set something up
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #522
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Video from Black Bear.... The descent starts at 5:00 min, the trail gets sketchy at 7:30 minutes. Enjoy... I sure did!



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Old 08-18-2013, 09:00 PM   #523
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Nice clip Greg!
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:43 AM   #524
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Video from Black Bear.... The descent starts at 5:00 min, the trail gets sketchy at 7:30 minutes. Enjoy... I sure did!


Amazing country! Hope I can ride well enough to take that road one day! Thanks for sharing the experience.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:59 PM   #525
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Thanks guys! Here's the other half of the days ride...

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