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Old 06-06-2010, 10:43 PM   #316
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Good point. It changes quickly.
During WF last year, three of us went over Tincup and Cumberland in great weather, and before we could hit Tomichi and Hancock on the way back - big weather rolled in and lightning kept us off the mountain.
Where do you run too baby? No where to hide. The tunnel? St. Elmo? People need to think about how far they might have to run or what to do if you decide not to run.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:51 PM   #317
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Wonderful work, Geek. Hope to see you up there soon.
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:42 PM   #318
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This is cool. But all of Ed's pics are of Alberta. He's Canadian, eh.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:43 AM   #319
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:59 AM   #320
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Thank you. Sorry THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I bow this is so awesome. CO should pay you because we will come ride there.

Again. This is AWESOME.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:19 AM   #321
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Any more sugestions on 2 up rides wirth the 990.

Lets say around 4th July? PS the misses does not like walking so technical stuff has to be short LOL>

Any input will be appreciated.

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this tread got lost have to keep it going. Stir the pot.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:28 PM   #322
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:40 PM   #323
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... the misses does not like walking so technical stuff has to be short LOL>
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:11 PM   #324
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Colorado-Utah Ride Report

I just got home last night from the most awesome riding experience of my life. I journeyed through Colorado and Utah, then back again for 2 weeks. 3 Natienal Parks, hundreds of miles of Dirt Roads, La Sal Loop with a sweet portion of the Kopekelli Trail, White Rim Loop, and Engineers Pass are just a few highlights.

I can't wait till I can retire in Colorado. Best riding I've ever seen.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=589291

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Old 06-15-2010, 09:05 PM   #325
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Awesome read your report.

Thanks it is compiling all the info.

Do you have GPS to share?
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:16 PM   #326
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I was just thinking the same thing...is there anyone with GPS trax of some passes out there that wouldn't mind posting?

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Old 06-16-2010, 01:38 PM   #327
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Thanks for the info!


I'm going to use it to plan my Colorado trip coming up shortly. I am shooting for the end of August trying to do as many peaks as possible with my vacation schedule. My trip should be a good test of the information I have gathered from this thread (and some others).

I will let you guys know when I get my tracks back from my trip! (I am fanatical about maps).
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:58 PM   #328
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Colorado Google Earth Trail KML

I noticed that some people have been requesting GPX/KML files for some of the places shown in this thread, and thought I would post a compilation of Colorado Trail data that I have acquired and reorganized. This data is primarily a compilation from two data sources available online. The first is www.Traildamage.comwhich is primarily for 4 wheel drive vehicles. The second is from IntrepidXJ’s Adventure Weblog: http://www.myxj.net/blog/trails. Other sources used to create Google Earth Tracks are visual inspection of Google Earth, a book titled “Colorado Trails – Central Region”, and various National Forrest Service online data. The most complete data is compiled into a Google Earth KMZ file that includes 355 fire roads and trails in 36 of Colorado’s Counties. The data obtained from the website Trail Damage is also available in GPX format. To convert the other KML files not already in GPX format, just download and use GPS Babel to convert from KML to GPX format.

The Google Earth KMZ file includes 3 subfolders “Colorado Motorcycle & 4WD Roads”, “Scenic Paved Roads”, and Colorado Counties”. The Trails in the “Colorado Motorcycle & 4WD Roads” are segregated into the 36 Colorado counties. There are occasional overlaps with some of the roads and trails, but not too many. Unfortunately the “Scenic Paved Roads” is currently a little light, as it only contains the following 3 roads: “Peak to Peak Scenic Drive”, “Independence Pass Road”, and “Highway 285”. It may not be possible to convert the last three to GPX files as they were obtained from ESRI SHP files and probably contain too many points. The KML of the Colorado Counties was useful in compiling and segregating this information and may be useful to you.

The Excel Spreadsheet titled “Colorado Motorcycle Trails.xls” contains all of the roads and trails in the Google Earth KML file categorized alphabetically by Colorado County and alphabetically by Trail. It includes the rating system from the web site Trail Damage and up to eight nearby trails for each trail. This file could be easily modified by those Colorado ADVRIDER’S who are both experienced and interested in providing an actual difficulty rating as well recommended motorcycle size.

Lastly I have not ridden over most of the roads contained in this compiled data and as such cannot personally attest to the accuracy of the information. However, I would not have included the information if I did not have a degree of trust from the various information sources.

“Colorado Motorcycle & 4WD Roads.kmz”
http://www.mediafire.com/file/2moyjyjalnm/Colorado Motorcycle & 4WD Roads.kmz

“Colorado Motorcycle Trails.xls”
http://www.mediafire.com/file/m2mwmmykydi/Colorado Motorcycle Trails.xls

“Trail Damage GPX.zip”
http://www.mediafire.com/file/mvjjwvhqcjh/Trail Damage GPX.zip

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Old 06-17-2010, 08:57 AM   #329
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I noticed that some people have been requesting GPX/KML files for some of the places shown in this thread, and thought I would post a compilation of Colorado Trail data that I have acquired and reorganized. This data is primarily a compilation from two data sources available online. The first is www.Traildamage.comwhich is primarily for 4 wheel drive vehicles. The second is from IntrepidXJ’s Adventure Weblog: http://www.myxj.net/blog/trails. Other sources used to create Google Earth Tracks are visual inspection of Google Earth, a book titled “Colorado Trails – Central Region”, and various National Forrest Service online data. The most complete data is compiled into a Google Earth KMZ file that includes 355 fire roads and trails in 36 of Colorado’s Counties. The data obtained from the website Trail Damage is also available in GPX format. To convert the other KML files not already in GPX format, just download and use GPS Babel to convert from KML to GPX format.

The Google Earth KMZ file includes 3 subfolders “Colorado Motorcycle & 4WD Roads”, “Scenic Paved Roads”, and Colorado Counties”. The Trails in the “Colorado Motorcycle & 4WD Roads” are segregated into the 36 Colorado counties. There are occasional overlaps with some of the roads and trails, but not too many. Unfortunately the “Scenic Paved Roads” is currently a little light, as it only contains the following 3 roads: “Peak to Peak Scenic Drive”, “Independence Pass Road”, and “Highway 285”. It may not be possible to convert the last three to GPX files as they were obtained from ESRI SHP files and probably contain too many points. The KML of the Colorado Counties was useful in compiling and segregating this information and may be useful to you.

The Excel Spreadsheet titled “Colorado Motorcycle Trails.xls” contains all of the roads and trails in the Google Earth KML file categorized alphabetically by Colorado County and alphabetically by Trail. It includes the rating system from the web site Trail Damage and up to eight nearby trails for each trail. This file could be easily modified by those Colorado ADVRIDER’S who are both experienced and interested in providing an actual difficulty rating as well recommended motorcycle size.

Lastly I have not ridden over most of the roads contained in this compiled data and as such cannot personally attest to the accuracy of the information. However, I would not have included the information if I did not have a degree of trust from the various information sources.

“Colorado Motorcycle & 4WD Roads.kmz”
http://www.mediafire.com/file/2moyjyjalnm/Colorado Motorcycle & 4WD Roads.kmz

“Colorado Motorcycle Trails.xls”
http://www.mediafire.com/file/m2mwmmykydi/Colorado Motorcycle Trails.xls

“Trail Damage GPX.zip”
http://www.mediafire.com/file/mvjjwvhqcjh/Trail Damage GPX.zip

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