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Old 04-09-2012, 02:53 PM   #13801
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its really hard to present the real colour


That looks great! Enjoy, a real eye-popper.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:53 PM   #13802
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It is possible! But they have to be new/unused to seal them
Please explain this statement further!
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:10 PM   #13803
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I just got back from riding

Sawtooth Mountain (12,304ft.)

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Old 04-09-2012, 05:18 PM   #13804
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nice to see that tank back on

AND its about time!!! I spent all winter waiting on new Geek photos!

start snapping!!!!












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Old 04-09-2012, 05:25 PM   #13805
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I just got back from riding

Sawtooth Mountain (12,304ft.)

And you didn't call me?

Can you post your route?
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:30 PM   #13806
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:42 PM   #13807
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New look for 2012:

VERY NICE!!!!
You have crash bars for the Safari Tanks?

VERY NICE!!!!!
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #13808
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Caribou Colorado.

Caribou is a ghost town around 10,000 feet. In 1869 Silver was found in the area and the Caribou Silver mine was established.

At its peak about 400 people lived here. $8 million in silver came out of the mine before it closed in 1884.

By 1900 the town was down to 44 people. The last resident died in 1944.

This is what remains:





The town site is right at tree line. Some hardcore individual has a residence here... a bit of heaven for sure.. but a reeeeallllly long winter.

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Old 04-09-2012, 05:49 PM   #13809
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Can you post your route?
No.. but I can show you
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:54 PM   #13810
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No.. but I can show you

Ok... it's a deal. Just give a brother a bit more notice next time.

I assume that Caribou, the ghost town, is sort of near Caribou Ranch open space and in the area of the old, world-famous Caribou Ranch recording studio?

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Old 04-09-2012, 05:56 PM   #13811
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No.. but I can show you
I think they chopper their bikes in and ridem' around a bit for "photo shoots" and chopper them back out before the sun drops for beers at the nearest pub.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:02 PM   #13812
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I think they chopper their bikes in and ridem' around a bit for "photo shoots" and chopper them back out before the sun drops for beers at the nearest pub.

You must be confusing him with BMW and HD riders
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:04 PM   #13813
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Every year I host/put together an all night ride called the Jekyll & Hyde ride.

Some old ride reports from 2008, 2010 & such:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ht=jekyll+hyde
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=354782
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=583334

This ride begins @ 4pm in Nederland Colorado and we ride over the peak you see in the distance (picture below); up and over 12,000 feet (if you look really closely, top left above tree line, you can see the white line of the currently snowed-in trail we ride).

This is the Jekyll.

Then we have pizza @ Beau Jo's pizza waiting for it to get dark.

We then ride back over this peak in the dark. This is the Hyde.

Always a blast.. we've had over 50 riders attend the event

Kingston Peak and James Peak this afternoon:



James peak up close & personal - last August 27th during the Jekyll & Hyde ride (this section is a watermellon filled 29% grade climb)
If you compare this image to the one above you get an idea of what we ride over.

August 27, 2011:


...and here is the view from the top of that climb... left side 1/2 way up you can see a small jeep - that's where my bike is in the above photo.

If you count the ridges on the right side of the photo you can almost see where I took today's photo.

August 27, 2011:


Have I mentioned how much I love living in Colorado?

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Old 04-09-2012, 06:18 PM   #13814
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The Switzerland Trail.

The Switzerland Trail is a historic narrow-gauge railroad line that dates back to 1859.
It was given the name "Switzerland Trail" in 1898 to try and attract tourists to the train route (and it was quite successful).

The railroad was shut down in 1919 but a section of the rail bed is still available today as a multi-purpose trail in Boulder County. The main route is about 30 miles long and at an altitude from 7000 to 9000 feet.

In this photo you can see how the trail meanders along the edge of the mountains. I am on the trail (there is a switchback around the corner that drops me down to the area you see in the distance)


In the distance in the following photo you can see the brown/burned trees from our Four Mile Fire:


That is pretty much where the fire started and it moved east (away from my location) from there.

It was the worst (most expensive) fire in Colorado history, it started on Sept. 6 2010. The view from our home looked like the entire mountains were on fire.. it was pretty scary. It burned approximately 10 square miles total and took 169 homes. The insurance claims for the homes lost in the fire totaled $217 million. I had several friends and clients lose their homes in the blaze.

This is what the mountains above our place looked like during the fire



There was still some snow @ 8900 feet in the tree-shaded areas along the Switzerland Trail today.. but nothing a bike can't get through



We had record breaking temperatures for the month of March so things are melting out quickly...
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #13815
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Arapaho Peak (13502 feet)

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