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Old 04-07-2012, 07:27 PM   #961
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Five years ago we did it on a Strom, 950, and two GSA's in about 8 hours, including a lot of stops for pics and lunch.

Yep....Silverton to Corkscrew, over to Lake City, up to Hwy 50....back down to Owl Creek Pass...and back to Silverton.

8 hours.....including lunch in Lake City.



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Did you take the Blue Mesa Road cutoff from SR149 to US50? That's pretty scenic....

and I stand by the need for Corkscrew to be dry. hee hee hee.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:17 PM   #962
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Looking forward to seeing ya there! You know, if Rooty's up to his 'ole tricks I'm sure he could make 24 nights' booty calls and be set for places/sows to keep warm at night.
Rooty is pretty wise to living on the lam but Albert Eineswine is pretty sensitive about being served his dinner in an untimely manner. If I get a swine car, Albert would go with me. I used to take him for rides in the backseat of my car.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:54 AM   #963
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Did you take the Blue Mesa Road cutoff from SR149 to US50? That's pretty scenic....

and I stand by the need for Corkscrew to be dry. hee hee hee.
Yes, CR26 form 149 to 50..... Is nice, easy, "good view riding".

Then it is a 20 mile run west on 50 and a southern turn on Cimarron Road, past Silver Jack Resevior and up over Owl Creek Pass.

Yep.....Corkscrew, over Hurricane, California and Cinnamon Passes will be fun part.....
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:58 AM   #964
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Yes, CR26 form 149 to 50..... Is nice, easy, "good view riding".

Then it is a 20 mile run west on 50 and a southern turn on Cimarron Road, past Silver Jack Resevior and up over Owl Creek Pass.

Yep.....Corkscrew, over Hurricane, California and Cinnamon Passes will be fun part.....
I did all of those passes last year while I was riding the Colorado TAT.

Cinnamon was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and Corkscrew was awesome! (But a bit scary on a fully-loaded bike).
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:42 AM   #965
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Requesting the days off...This looks like a great event and good way to meet some of the inmates I see on ADV all the time.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:00 AM   #966
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I did all of those passes last year while I was riding the Colorado TAT.

Cinnamon was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and Corkscrew was awesome! (But a bit scary on a fully-loaded bike).


A riding buddy did Corkscrew with me a couple of years ago.....on his VStrom DL1000 and Givi Top Case.....and slick highway tires. He did really well, considering he was new to the VStrom. On a couple of the switchbacks, he had to swing wide....back up and make a little first gear run at it. But....no problems.

It's doable, especially in a group where everyone is helping each other.

After all, Adventure is about testing one's skills.


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Old 04-09-2012, 10:30 AM   #967
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A riding buddy did Corkscrew with me a couple of years ago.....on his VStrom DL1000 and Givi Top Case.....and slick highway tires. He did really well, considering he was new to the VStrom. On a couple of the switchbacks, he had to swing wide....back up and make a little first gear run at it. But....no problems.

It's doable, especially in a group where everyone is helping each other.

After all, Adventure is about testing one's skills.

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I agree 100%

My problem is that I was alone and am kind of scared of heights...
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:46 AM   #968
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I agree 100%

My problem is that I was alone and am kind of scared of heights...
That fear completely makes sense, being that your bike has the tendency to fall on the downhill side.

You need to teach it to fall uphill.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:58 PM   #969
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That fear completely makes sense, being that your bike has the tendency to fall on the downhill side.

You need to teach it to fall uphill.

Yeah, yeah...

That's the only good thing about riding in Florida. There is only so far that you can fall... (And as much as I fall, that is pretty important...).
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:26 PM   #970
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Scouting

Trip

To

Silverton....

Ok.....I think I have a Saturday and Sunday identified for a scouting trip to Silverton.....


May 26-27, (Sat & Sun)


If you want to ride over, you are more than welcome. It will be a pavement ride....and I am taking my Vstrom. BrownEyedSuzanne may join me, 2-up. We will be tent camping.

Who would like to join us????
I'm probably in, though Geek's been trying to get me to do a Dinosaur run so I'll see if I can work my schedule out.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:52 PM   #971
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John...sure wish I could join you on your scouting trip, but unfortunately will be in Salt Lake City, UT that weekend.

I've been checking and I've still not made it onto the "in" list. I sent my "IN+1" on the 4th. Looking forward to the RMAR!!
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:04 PM   #972
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I would like to come, but I got to play it by ear as the baby might be here then as that is close to the June 6th deadline. So if I did, it be last minute, but don't count on me.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:53 PM   #973
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Scouting Trip:

I would like to come, but I got to play it by ear as the baby might be here then as that is close to the June 6th deadline. So if I did, it be last minute, but don't count on me.


8-9 days from the due date????.....you're not allowed to come.

You are uninvited......Soon to be Dad.





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Old 04-09-2012, 08:55 PM   #974
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I've been checking and I've still not made it onto the "in" list. I sent my "IN+1" on the 4th. Looking forward to the RMAR!!

Hang in there......I've been crazy busy.

Soon.



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Old 04-10-2012, 03:46 PM   #975
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I would like to come, but I got to play it by ear as the baby might be here then as that is close to the June 6th deadline. So if I did, it be last minute, but don't count on me.
You are a braver man than I to even consider it!!
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