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Old 07-21-2012, 06:07 PM   #211
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Testing the quality; HD, less commercialism...which one you likey likey.


You forget to attach video dear?
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:11 PM   #212
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Hmmnnn..maybe I goofed somewhere in the setting area. Supposed to be faster upload than youTube? Ya see me now!

Question: is it Tandamount NOT to scale the peaks when inclement weather is forecast here in Colorado? Silly question I know..but...the forecasts for the remaining week doesn't look good 50-60% chance of rain and thunder. Nuthin' in Towns but in the Mountains is something else? You agree??? Cannot linger here till the weather improves.




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Old 07-21-2012, 06:14 PM   #213
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You forget to attach video dear?
I did..and it was showing fine until XCRider tried to take a look..ppfffff...the weather Gods?? RE-did it on the same no video box. Go and see it..

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Old 07-21-2012, 06:15 PM   #214
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Climbing in San Isabel Forest on 1200 GS/sidecar..

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Old 07-21-2012, 06:26 PM   #215
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Question: is it Tandamount NOT to scale the peaks when inclement weather is forecast here in Colorado? Silly question I know..but...the forecasts for the remaining week doesn't look good 50-60% chance of rain and thunder. Nuthin' in Towns but in the Mountains is something else? You agree??? Cannot linger here till the weather improves.




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I rode in the rain a bit on the TAT in CO and didn't notice any mud...too many rocks. The traily section after Telluride was muddy, but I think you'll route around that even if it's dry.

Utah...that's another story, keep a close eye on the weather and don't get stuck out there.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:27 PM   #216
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I rode in the rain a bit on the TAT in CO and didn't notice any mud...too many rocks. The traily section after Telluride was muddy, but I think you'll route around that even if it's dry.

Utah...that's another story, keep a close eye on the weather and don't get stuck out there.
Thanks Larryboy, I'll take heed.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:55 AM   #217
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Planning to resume the trip tomorrow am after a 2.5 day R+R here in Salidad. Why not today?? On weekends the slopes/bergs are crawling with ATV's, Jeeps, rental bikes,etc. Things should cease by this evening and Monday should be clear of these?





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Old 07-22-2012, 11:38 AM   #218
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Planning to resume the trip tomorrow am after a 2.5 day R+R here in Salidad. Why not today?? On weekends the slopes/bergs are crawling with ATV's, Jeeps, rental bikes,etc. Things should cease by this evening and Monday should be clear of these?
That's actually very good thinking. It's funny the things that you thing about depending on the type of vehicle you're driving. Passing oncoming traffic on some of those trails up there when on two wheels is a bit hairy to begin with; I can only imagine what it would be like when you're on a rig twice as wide!?

Learn something new every day; thanks Elmer, and carry on!
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:16 PM   #219
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Thanks XCRider..for the heads up on Hayduke and Cody. There was a bit of ruffled feathers of why Sam took out Hancock and Tomichi.."too hard on man and machine"...maybe..just maybe--- so he threw in this Poncha Road/pass to satisfy the hard cores. Sissies like me take Marshall Pass and beyond !

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Good to meet you, Elmer! Thanks for stopping in.

I didn't realize Sam had taken Hancock and Tomichi out of the TAT maps. Probably a good idea, judging from how much carnage I've heard about (and seen) on those passes over the years.

Poncha Creek is much easier, but still fun. I think it would be a handful on a hack, though.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:57 PM   #220
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That's actually very good thinking. It's funny the things that you thing about depending on the type of vehicle you're driving. Passing oncoming traffic on some of those trails up there when on two wheels is a bit hairy to begin with; I can only imagine what it would be like when you're on a rig twice as wide!?

Learn something new every day; thanks Elmer, and carry on!
Me too..learning something everyday..been around and about..figured that for me to make a U-turn is totally out of the question; short of having to detach the sidecar from the hip of the bike:...eecchh. might have to spend the night up there to do a whole detach- re-attach dance . This is probably why I might not do Corkscrew gulch! Sam warns of the down hill slope there, "Good brakes" he says. I got three but at 1200# momentum might be ..!

XCRider..read your profile...you're gonna do RTW in 2013...which way..Russia; the BAM road?? Zowie..you da man, wish I was young again..What bike you contemplating ??

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Old 07-22-2012, 02:00 PM   #221
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Good to meet you, Elmer! Thanks for stopping in.

I didn't realize Sam had taken Hancock and Tomichi out of the TAT maps. Probably a good idea, judging from how much carnage I've heard about (and seen) on those passes over the years.

Poncha Creek is much easier, but still fun. I think it would be a handful on a hack, though.
Hola Hayduke..nice store. T-shirt fits fine. I'll do Straight, total Marshall Pass instead of the newer Poncha Creek . You gotta try all of Sam's new Colo TAT trails..good for your soul!

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Old 07-22-2012, 02:04 PM   #222
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Hancock and Tomichi

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Old 07-22-2012, 02:39 PM   #223
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A short Moto Stroll to St. Elmo

While getting a bit bored sitting around here and getting complacent and fat, spending needless $$$$ on Elk burgers; pizzas; microbrews, etc..decided to re-visit the Ghost Town of St. Elmo and of the Chipmunks fame. Five years ago my Frau and I went there on our 1200RT/Unigo trailer.

Onward to St. Elmo..





Pavement turns to gravel for 12 miles..

Jesus, thought that they were at Church on this Sunday...gees\zzz hordes of Touristas. Am sure they have scared the Chipmunks. There used to be thousands skirting across the drive here; you had to be careful not driving over them..now NOT one came across...dry season...Lemming cycle...sexually inactive-no littel Chippies ?



Spoted a few among these humans...







The Ghost Town here is still inhabited !! ?





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Old 07-22-2012, 02:57 PM   #224
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Continued....St. Elmo

Paid homage to the famous Hancock, Tincup, Tomichi trail heads that have been taken out by Sam but are still available for the strong hearted

Trail head begins at 10,000'





Threadening skies..






Tin Cup Pass trailhead..





Similar with Hancock and some of Tomichi..




Whenever I traverse up slope or down slope and need to stop for a break or take photos....putting the bike in first gear is necessary but it does put undue stress on the transmission of the 1200# baby SUV....thus I wrap a velcro strap around the front brake lever to cease the stress on the trans as well as a safety should the trans slip..



Varoomed back to Salida; wolfed down an Elkburger...




at......



And now its Laundry time...gotta smell nice in the Mountains..



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Old 07-22-2012, 03:02 PM   #225
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Yeah, yeah...great vid. Not my forte with my contraption. Beemer too $$$$$ for this... .

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