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Old 09-11-2011, 01:00 PM   #31
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This looke like a good place for supa to get a flat, and Marks brand new super light battery to go dead


Later on Black Bear Mark decided that a dead battery wasnt a big enough challenge.


Oh yeah, I forgot about that. This was Supahs second flat of the trip. The first was a front tire on day 1, and this time was a rear tire on day 3.


Paddles battery died about two miles into the single track. He had to coast downhill until we found a wide enough spot to get another bike beside him, to use my short jumper cables. The ground was too loose to bump start it.
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:14 PM   #32
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Thumb GPS Tracks??

Great RR! We were just there in Aug., could you send me your GPS tracks? We will be going again (3rd Annual), next Aug. and would love to do some of the single track stuff!
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:26 PM   #33
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Lithium battery

About those hotshot superlight lithium batteries. They weigh next to nothing and as I have a tendency to drop my ride, light is better. Now DO NOT use one on a DR650 that has the stator wired in delta. On slow single track it will not charge enough and the next thing you know, the KTM will have a flat and your fooking $135.00 battery will be dead. The good news is I had lots of practice with bump starting. And being as it was single track it only amped the fun.
About that myth of not carying extra levers when running handguards? I call bullshit. More on that later but just to tease you, combine a broken clutch lever and dead battery on the ledges of Black Bear.
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This looke like a good place for supa to get a flat, and Marks brand new super light battery to go dead


Later on Black Bear Mark decided that a dead battery wasnt a big enough challenge.
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:41 PM   #34
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So EBW and I were finally getting to mountains...






We were not sure what this guy was doing, but we were pretty sure it wasn't in an OSHA approved fashion!


I'm starting to get the mountain fever!






So this is where we are going to be riding!!!








Getting more and more excited about this trip...


We don't have roads like this in the Southeast!






Or signs like this:


Million Dollar HIghway




Finally in Ouray, at my home away from home:
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:50 PM   #35
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:55 PM   #36
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About the Wilson Mesa trail, there is alot of signage posted about staying on the trail. That turned out to be a difficult thing for us to do. These pics were on a fairly long, steep and rocky hill after our first out of the hardass woods section. Few of us managed to follow the actual trail. Some were more creative than others. Evil was the boldest in blazing new paths.




I know a pic close to this was posted but this is Supah doing his part in improving the new trail.

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Old 09-11-2011, 02:08 PM   #37
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I know a pic close to this was posted but this is Supah doing his part in improving the new trail.
I shouldn't have done this!

Even after all of the bikes dropping and fighting this trail, it sure was fun!
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:36 PM   #38
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On to the riding... (I somehow forgot my riding point_n_shoot camera on a lanyard, so i had to stop, break out the DSLR, take pic, pack back up and ride...)




































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Old 09-11-2011, 02:45 PM   #39
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Lunch at packer Saloon:


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Old 09-11-2011, 03:09 PM   #40
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Thanks to DQ and the rest of the posters for getting this going; you've done a great job so far!

I just finished looking through all of my pictures and I thought I took a ton more than I did. My feeling was that I had my camera in my hand all the time, but apparently that wasn't the case. So, a word of advice, take more pics than you think you should!!!!

My traveling mates:




Getting closer!:


DQ doing his, "I'm really a nice guy, please don't ticket me." impression:


Pics of Yankee Boy Basin:


BW, EBW and DQ:


The next few pics are of a dead end that was pretty steep and nasty looking. We thought it might be a dead end, so DQ and EBW took off to check it out:




Peaches was sure to follow even though he was on the big GS:


There was still a bit of snow:


Soon, they came back down and confirmed it was a dead end; EBW:


DQ and Peaches:


Craggy:


DQ and Peaches:



Yankee Boy was a good afternoon trip just to shake off the driving jitters. We were all glad to be out of the vehicles and just enjoyed the first bits of seeing this beautiful country, but excited about the upcoming week.
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:13 PM   #41
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Karma is a bitch.

Definitely learned my lesson. I won't be making fun of EBW anymore. His hoodoovoodoo is strong.
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:16 PM   #42
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Day 2: California, Engineer, Cinnamon and Ophir Passes

Day 2

This was a fun day with lots of riding. There may or may not have been a dropped bike or two, but generally these are easy passes to ride. There were lots of four wheeled vehicles, both on and off road types and for the most part, everyone got along fine.

Random pics from the passes:

DQ and James








EBW and the bikes


EBW and a waterfall


Backwoods


A thing of beauty


Evilbollweevil


Peaches, EBW and BW; not sure what Peaches is laughing about; EBW prolly said something about mosquitoes and turkeys.


The next three pictures are of James who we met at our hotel. Come to find out, he used to race enduro and apparently even at 61, he hasn't lost any skills! Good job James!










EBW, Paddle and Weave


Weave


Weave and DQ


Backwoods


Weave


Peaches


DQ


EBW




DQ doing his best to be GQ; not the only hat he wore on this trip!

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Old 09-11-2011, 05:16 PM   #43
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A couple more from day 1.






Wildlife


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Old 09-11-2011, 05:25 PM   #44
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:28 PM   #45
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A few more...


KLR's in their element...


Oh, when riding passes, you expect to have obstacles such as rocks, switchbacks, inclines, gravity, traction, etc. But I didn't expect an uppity couple with a PA horn on their 4 Runner that berated us for not using proper hand signals while riding in a group...


90% of the people you meet on the passes are super friendly, then you run into the stereotype...


(These pics may not be the same vehicles, but it reminded me of the story...)














Peaches had to make frequent inspections of the undercarriage of the good ship BMWGSA...










Me at California Pass:


This is DQ and James contemplating running down the trail that I thought was the way out...




Supah on the KTM


















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