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Old 05-23-2013, 01:36 PM   #11836
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If i went back to Seattle i would miss the old Rainier sign off the 5! It now says T for Tully's, for the coffee if you didn't know.




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Old 05-23-2013, 03:50 PM   #11837
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Err.. way I see it, those guys just created 2,783 new dirtbike haters.

Seems like a lot of downside just for the opportunity to piss around in second gear for an afternoon.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:52 PM   #11838
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Err.. way I see it, those guys just created 2,783 new dirtbike haters.

Seems like a lot of downside just for the opportunity to piss around in second gear for an afternoon.
The same could be said for every ride we take.

Looks like good clean fun to me.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:06 PM   #11839
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Err.. way I see it, those guys just created 2,783 new dirtbike haters.

Seems like a lot of downside just for the opportunity to piss around in second gear for an afternoon.
Well, I think someone who didn't live there and didn't understand the culture would think that. I rode with them a few times and lived there. It really isn't a big deal and in fact...it sort of goes with the culture.

If people in Denver are like that (haters), well, that's unfortunate. If legally riding a bike on legal roads that happened to be dirt makes haters, well, I suppose a lot of things piss em offi.
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:58 PM   #11840
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Francois Gissy sets a new land speed world record (263 kPH/163 mph) on a rocket bike.

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Old 05-24-2013, 06:00 PM   #11841
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If i went back to Seattle i would miss the old Rainier sign off the 5! It now says T for Tully's, for the coffee if you didn't know.




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Home of the restored "R" sign:

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Old 05-24-2013, 11:01 PM   #11842
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Not sure there is much I can say about this:

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Old 05-25-2013, 12:01 PM   #11843
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:35 AM   #11844
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Colorado TAT Section in Reverse

I don't know if this is the best place to post this question, but a few friends and I are thinking about doing the TAT in reverse from Moab back to Trinidad. Has anyone ever seen a ride report on the TAT in reverse, or would any of you local guys have any comments about this. I am riding a stock KLR and a few folks that have done the TAT in the normal direction tell me that they think some of the steep decents in Colorado might be unclimable in reverse?
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:51 AM   #11845
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The family went up to Fort Collins this evening and hit the Holiday Twin drive in theater. For those with small children-you know what a pain it is to see a movie in the theaters. Even more so, the theaters are turning into little camps of ms. manners with the shushing and cell phone patrol. Yeah, yeah....I get it. Everyone wants the perfect theater experience.

So we bundled the kids into the van and did the double feature and for the most part -it was a ball and quite the family atmosphere. There were kids everywhere and we felt at home. It was a little lame driving 180 mile round trip...but then again this was our mini vacation for the weekend.

I give this drive in maybe a decade before its gone given the fact it's surrounded by houses.

Also, compared to the commerce city drive in, this place is really, really nice.

Just sayin....
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:56 AM   #11846
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The same could be said for every ride we take.

Looks like good clean fun to me.
We should start that here . . .
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:07 AM   #11847
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I don't know if this is the best place to post this question, but a few friends and I are thinking about doing the TAT in reverse from Moab back to Trinidad. Has anyone ever seen a ride report on the TAT in reverse, or would any of you local guys have any comments about this. I am riding a stock KLR and a few folks that have done the TAT in the normal direction tell me that they think some of the steep decents in Colorado might be unclimable in reverse?

I don't remember any up or downhill portion in CO that I would consider steep--one over near Kanosh UT but not on your route. Suggest you go to over to trip planning and post this up--you will get more opinions I'm sure.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:34 AM   #11848
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The family went up to Fort Collins this evening and hit the Holiday Twin drive in theater. For those with small children-you know what a pain it is to see a movie in the theaters. Even more so, the theaters are turning into little camps of ms. manners with the shushing and cell phone patrol. Y..
Casey takes his family there weekly.
We've yet to try it... I wanna take the Sprinter, climb into the queen size bed in the back and crank up the sound system.
I'll probably fall asleep and they'll have to bang on the van to kick me out
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:42 AM   #11849
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Casey takes his family there weekly.
We've yet to try it... I wanna take the Sprinter, climb into the queen size bed in the back and crank up the sound system.
I'll probably fall asleep and they'll have to bang on the van to kick me out
Just park next to the fence and then you are able to choose which movie you want.

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Old 05-27-2013, 07:36 PM   #11850
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When work gets between you and an epic weekend ride like the Dino ride....you improvise. I got away from the office Friday afternoon, and headed south.

I passed countless bikers on their way to Red River - and I-25 was so windy I gassed in Walsenburg and headed for Ft. Garland. Met my Santa Fe friends downtown at Cowgirl, had a great meal, and headed out to their place in El Dorado.
Saturday was a short hop to TorC via some back roads, and Dave wanted to try the new bike out....so I didn't get away at my usual crack of dawn.

Galisteo, headed for Madrid



Nice quiet lazy morning in Madrid, quieter than I've ever seen it on a weekend, and a holiday at that. Even the coffee places were empty.





my usual cold drink stop in Tajique
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Down to Mountainair



...60 west to I-25 and down to Socorro, for lunch at Sofia's



Rambled down to TorC, where the fun part of the ride starts...got a good night's sleep and got up before the sun did.

Sunday's route:
http://goo.gl/maps/j9xaz

Down I-25 to the 152 turnoff to Hillsboro, Kingston, Silver City.



The fun begins at Kingston, especially just after sun-up on a Sunday morning
http://goo.gl/maps/aqEPr

I have pictures of these spots with the Guzzi 1200 Sport and Ninja 1000 from the last two years - it's become a favorite long weekend loop.





Thru Silver City, west on 180 to Mule Creek Junction, then west on 78 to Clifton, AZ - the southern end of the Devil's Hwy



The road gets good right at the AZ border.







I should compare all the pictures I've taken from this spot and see if they look different..... it's still one big ass hole in the ground.



The saddlebags arrived the day I left
That's ok, I travel light and didn't really need them



Didn't stop for many pictures after this one...



Gas in Reserve...


Started getting overcast around the VLA, which was welcome after coming down from Alpine.





Gas in Socorro, back east on 60, past Mountainair to Willard, then north on 41 to Moriarty. That section of 41 was new to me, and it's pretty damn desolate.

The train tracks that run along 60 were cool though - I was seeing trains queued up to go up the hill and down the hill from both East and West.
I think I counted eight long trains in all, some moving some standing still (waiting?) - though there were at least two sets of tracks, if not more.

The bike is 10 days old and 2700 miles so far, it's a very impressive bike.
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