ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > The Rockies It's all downhill from here...
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Yesterday, 05:28 PM   #1
MountainsandRivers OP
loves dirty things!
 
MountainsandRivers's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: To Hell U Ride
Oddometer: 1,930
The 5th Annual Unofficial, Unorganized Monkeybutt 500! The San Juan Sickness!


Yep, it's about time ladies and gentlemen to start talking about bad, bad things!
After much discussion, or actually a momentary lapse of reason, I volunteered to organize the Rocky Mountain Monkeybutt this year and we are going to ride the scenic San Juans!

Dates: August 22-24

Where? The San Juans...almost all of them!

Ride Requirements to join this ride:
1)Lots of riding experience! This is a singletrack focused ride. There will be several passes, but those are just beautiful ways to connect to the good stuff. For those of you on the fence, try Brecktrek first. And then consider this being like that, only 3 days worth, and much harder singletrack. No sugarcoating this!

2)Membership to COHVCO, PAPA or SJTR. The first is statewide and really gives back to our trails in this state as a whole. PAPA and SJTR are the local organizations that really work directly to keep the trails we will be riding clear and I really encourage giving back to them!

3)Trail work. Give at least a day of your time clearing trail. This can be over here, but your local riding area is just fine. Just give back to the sport and be an awesome steward of our sport!

4)An appropriate bike. Great running condition, well sorted prior to trip, PLATED and stickered, adequate lighting and helmet lights are a plus. Sub 600cc would be highly recommended. Just because you can probably get your big pig through a lot of these trails doesn't necessarily mean you should for 3 days straight. Fatigue becomes a real factor which can cause you to bonk, which can significantly slow the pace of what is trying to be accomplished

Those that have come before you...

MB 500 Past history...(you must read every post of every past ride to even qualify. If you don't get our sick sense of humor, you won't get this ride!)

#1 - (2010)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=534143

#2 - (2011)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=651369

#3 - (2012)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=756197

#4 - (2013)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...al+Monkey-butt
__________________
2009 Beta 525RR
supporter of COHVCO, RMAR, PAPA, TPA and the GOATS!
MountainsandRivers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 05:29 PM   #2
MountainsandRivers OP
loves dirty things!
 
MountainsandRivers's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: To Hell U Ride
Oddometer: 1,930
Ride info: this will updated as this progresses

This is a way to share our area with other enthusiasts. This is free, volunteer, and no one benefits in any way other than the brief 10 seconds of internet fame if you complete it. It is not a race. It is not a massive pack of tire spinning beginners attempting something way beyond their level. This is going to be a fun gathering of endurance singletrack junkies that want to push themselves and have a good time. Everyone helps each other and longtime friendships are made.

It will take me awhile to sort out the actual route. There are several logistical things to sort out. The plan is to ride most of the goods of the San Juans, not in this order, and not limited to-The Uncompahgre Plateau, Ouray, Ridgway, Lake City, Silverton, Telluride, Rico, and DMR and possibly toward Mancos. Plan on night riding, we rarely make it to camp when it is light out.

We will sort out sag wagon detail as this evolves. In the past everyone would pile their camp gear into a few vehicles Thursday night, have some beers, get up early, eat and ride. Lunches usually revolve around gas station stops and Raul Duke's wife takes charge for dinners at camp.
Courtney is pretty much a god send in that regard and hopefully she can help in some way this year as well.

I will join the technological world shortly and actually buy a GPS and start learning how to use it and log tracks in preparation. If you have tracks of any of the singletrack in the area, feel free to PM me so I can start compiling info.
__________________
2009 Beta 525RR
supporter of COHVCO, RMAR, PAPA, TPA and the GOATS!

MountainsandRivers screwed with this post Yesterday at 05:44 PM
MountainsandRivers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 05:31 PM   #3
MountainsandRivers OP
loves dirty things!
 
MountainsandRivers's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: To Hell U Ride
Oddometer: 1,930
saved for the "IN" list eventually.

For now, just PM me if interested and we will make it official closer to the time. The first annual Monkey-butt had over 50 people going, which became about 8 when reality set in. Let's not waste time like that, let life sort itself and fully commit closer to the time please!

Do feel free to participate in the thread, though. The question you ask is probably what others were wondering about. Do expect the thread to occasionally get derailed with general confusion, merriment and shenanigans.

Also know that if you choose a ride that I am helping put together, it really reflects on you and I would question your judgement...seriously!
__________________
2009 Beta 525RR
supporter of COHVCO, RMAR, PAPA, TPA and the GOATS!

MountainsandRivers screwed with this post Yesterday at 06:54 PM
MountainsandRivers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:47 PM   #4
Raul Duke
DROC
 
Raul Duke's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Woodland Park, CO
Oddometer: 1,581
Well, I guess I'm in again. Oh wait, no in list. Sorry.


__________________
Help save our trails. Please support:
AMA
BRC
COHVCO
TPA
Raul Duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:58 PM   #5
MountainsandRivers OP
loves dirty things!
 
MountainsandRivers's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: To Hell U Ride
Oddometer: 1,930
Can you provide that clock thing Mr Duke?
__________________
2009 Beta 525RR
supporter of COHVCO, RMAR, PAPA, TPA and the GOATS!
MountainsandRivers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 07:16 PM   #6
Raul Duke
DROC
 
Raul Duke's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Woodland Park, CO
Oddometer: 1,581
Quote:
Originally Posted by MountainsandRivers View Post
Can you provide that clock thing Mr Duke?
As you wish...


CountdownClockCodes.com
__________________
Help save our trails. Please support:
AMA
BRC
COHVCO
TPA

Raul Duke screwed with this post Yesterday at 07:28 PM
Raul Duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014