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Old 05-10-2012, 04:20 PM   #451
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Thanks for the info

Hey,

Thanks for the info. I'm sure I'll use it a lot when I move to CO in Aug. See you guys out there.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:21 AM   #452
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:28 AM   #453
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:38 AM   #454
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:44 AM   #455
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Home Base.... your imput please

Shouldn't be.... just might be once in a life time trip...

Hey love this thread and we are coming to CO in June maybe the 3rd week. Let me jump to the question. 4-6 guys we want to rent a home base in a town or out in the woods (that is the question, which one) where we can ride out of each day and see as much of the good stuff as possible.

Bikes: KTM 690 Endure or lighter...
Skill: I would like to think better then the avg Bear.
Physical shape: Most of us should come back alive.

Type of riding - Most of what I saw in this tread is perfect... Not looking for wide open gravel road but more challenging.

Here is the catch.... 2 people are driving out with trailer (from NC) and bikes while the rest of us fly into Denver (cheapest) or unless you guy say "Hey Clayton fly into telluride well worth it" Is this possible or a good idea in your books? My thought is if some whats to take a day off having a home base is the way to go... We have 7 days.

Finally I guess drive time from Denver to Lake City or Ouray (name the town) is a bit of a consideration as well as want to ride more and drive less:)

Thanks for your input!

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Old 02-22-2013, 01:34 PM   #456
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:35 PM   #457
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We stayed at Silverton Hostell & rode 7 days with 640+ miles of absolutely amazing riding, Passes, Singletrack & Gorgeous Scenery

We rode very few areas twice, with very little pavement to connect the loops around Telluride, Ouray, Lake City & Creede.
Not bad without a silly GPS
I'd do it all over again

I'm sure Geek & other locals will have much better info tho

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Old 02-24-2013, 02:03 PM   #458
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Silverton or Ouray are the places to stay....in Ouray we prefer to stay in the Comfort Inn, Ted and Betty are great people and motorcyclists too. Step out of your room and just look up into the mtn tops, feels like you can touch the mtns from your front door. We have also rented a house there..

http://www.ouraycolorado.com/ouray-lodging/cabins-condos-homes.php

We have flown into Montrose which is only 45 mins from Ouray...another thought is to fly into Denver and sample the riding from Denver to Ouray...Monarch Pass, Old Monarch Pass is a great dirt road, Tincup, Taylor Reservoir, Pitkin Cumberland Pass, etc..there is a lot of great riding starting 90 mins out of Denver.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:50 AM   #459
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Thanks for the post... It really helps! As we are on some what lighter bikes just want to reduce the road stuff as much as possible!

Please anyone else have suggestions?
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:13 PM   #460
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This interactive map may help with your planning, just zoom in...

http://www.colorado.com/colorado-map
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:05 PM   #461
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... sample the riding from Denver to Ouray...Monarch Pass, Old Monarch Pass is a great dirt road, Tincup, Taylor Reservoir, Pitkin Cumberland Pass, etc...
Now that I've ridden the San Juans,

This is what I'd like to do on my next Colo trip
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:48 PM   #462
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Check it out:
Ark Valley - Taylor Park Loop
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:13 PM   #463
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Check it out:
Ark Valley - Taylor Park Loop
http://rickramsey.net/AVTPLoop.htm
Man...did that lead to some valuable information....thanks
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:39 AM   #464
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Thanks for the post... It really helps! As we are on some what lighter bikes just want to reduce the road stuff as much as possible!

Please anyone else have suggestions?
I'd stay in Ouray. More hotel/restaurant options. Three of us flatlanders did a week here in 2011 on brand new KLR 650's. (We trailered from Illinois) Alpine loop one day, Ophir/Last Dollar next. Spent one day riding over to Moab and back just to see Arches NP. Did a day trip down to Mesa Verde NP. Another day in the Silverton area and all the Gulches (out and backs). When I go back...I would add a couple days in Moab to do the White Rim Trial.

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Old 02-27-2013, 01:02 PM   #465
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I'm headed out to Silverton in July with some friends and I can't wait! We have XR's and this is my plea:

I can't seem to find any definitive intel on what our jetting should be for this trip. My worry is that our bikes; which our tuned well for Ga elevation, will bog down and really spoil another otherwise fantastic trip. Can anyone point me to a jetting guide for 10k elevation? I'd really like to do it all before I get there, trial and error isn't my cup of tea...
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