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Old 10-31-2011, 09:46 PM   #46
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I took my XR650R up Capt Jacks - Crankcase Alley, Pipeline...

I'd rather do it on a 250 next time
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:39 AM   #47
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I took my XR650R up Capt Jacks - Crankcase Alley, Pipeline...

I'd rather do it on a 250 next time

The thing is Crankcase is not even hard, I'm still not sure why people go on about that spot!!! From all the talk, the first time I rode down I thought it was going to be some hard area, did not even realize I went through a spot people called "crankcase"....I put two and two together later on. Then when I hit it down then back up this year...I was like "so what is the big deal here".

As for Pipeline the hard spot is the last 100 feet. As long as your with others its not that big of a deal.

Maybe time for me to try a few other trails at Capt Jacks, because I'm not sure of the hoopla on those two main ones.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:48 AM   #48
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Maybe time for me to try a few other trails at Capt Jacks, because I'm not sure of the hoopla on those two main ones.
Try Mt Rosa, you'll love it. When you come out of the gate at the top of pipeline, hang a hard left right back through the very next gate. Be sure to tell us how it went.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:43 AM   #49
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Before we continue to talk about how nasty some of the trails in the area are.....and scare all the non-locals away.....we should talk about all the easy to mid-level single track in the area. There are miles and miles and miles of the stuff on Rampart and in the Hayman burn area.

We should also sell the awesome-ness of the area attractions.....

Cruising through Garden of the Gods
Riding up to Cripple Creek and gambling
Riding to the top of Pikes Peak
Big Dirt Loop - Shelf Road, back up Phantom Canyon and down Gold Camp Road
etc., etc....etc.....

There is a lot of action for the Beasts and GS's.......easy dirt and a lot of twisty pavement.

The area doesn't have the greatest, epic views like the Ouray area, but the riding is very diverse and there is a ton of it to choose from. The riding is awesome.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:21 PM   #50
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Before we continue to talk about how nasty some of the trails in the area are.....and scare all the non-locals away.....we should talk about all the easy to mid-level single track in the area. There are miles and miles and miles of the stuff on Rampart and in the Hayman burn area.

We should also sell the awesome-ness of the area attractions.....

Cruising through Garden of the Gods
Riding up to Cripple Creek and gambling
Riding to the top of Pikes Peak
Big Dirt Loop - Shelf Road, back up Phantom Canyon and down Gold Camp Road
etc., etc....etc.....

There is a lot of action for the Beasts and GS's.......easy dirt and a lot of twisty pavement.

The area doesn't have the greatest, epic views like the Ouray area, but the riding is very diverse and there is a ton of it to choose from. The riding is awesome.
Also add:
1)Rampart Range (area), great views from certain Jeep trails.
a)FR318 a fun trail
b)FR322 takes you down to the Palmer Reservoir
c)FR323/324/325 Easy ride with some harder off shoots
d)Mt Herman Rd - Easy with great views
e)FR300.u/300.v - I would say moderate, big bikes with good riders probably not a problem (mac did it on the 690)

2) Hackett Gulch
3) Longwater Gulch
4) Metberry Gulch
5) Riding out to Harstel can be easy to moderate, various ways to go like over La Salle pass, or street it over Winston Pass.
6) Hotel Gulch (big bike friendly)
7) Trail Creek Rd - bige bike friendly and water crossings (I've seen cars down this its that easy)

ATV Tails:
1) 717 area
2) Rainbow Falls
3) North Rampart Area

Single Track:
1) Captain Jacks
2) One spot in the 717 area
3) North Rampart Area
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:32 PM   #51
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FR300.V


Hackett Gulch


Trail Creek Rd:




Or we got stuff like this on FR370c


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Old 11-01-2011, 12:39 PM   #52
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For pure street riding:
1) 67 North to Deckers
2) 126 from Deckers up to Pine (stop off at Buck Snort Saloon)

Food like this:


Out int he middle of this:




3) 67 South to Cripple Creek has great views, and nice sweeping corners.
4) 81 to Victor is a blast to ride, and pretty much no traffic
5) 11 West of Cripple Creek off of 1 that heads to 9 is a blast, fast sweepers little to NO traffic.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:52 PM   #53
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A suggestion for the DS bikes... knobbier tires like a TKC as this is a more gravely road surface. Just sayin'...
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:51 PM   #55
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Can we stop by and use your shower? Always seems to be a shortage of bathing facilities at these things.
I'm down in Monument....I would say yes but (guess I'll break the news here), wife IS pregnant so its why I have a lot of "maybe's" to the various events posted. So not sure how she will feel about people coming and going. I been debating whether to open my house up for a free place to crash, but I don't want to jump the gun here....so as of now no promises can or should be made.

Only thing I can say, I plan to come up to Westfest...that much I can 99.99% know for sure.
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A suggestion for the DS bikes... knobbier tires like a TKC as this is a more gravely road surface. Just sayin'...
Yes, this is very loose material out here. The best thing you can hope for is it to rain in the night time so then you will have great traction.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:47 PM   #57
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:32 PM   #58
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wife IS pregnant so its why I have a lot of "maybe's"...
Well congrats! When you decide to sell the bike, let me know My advice is to not plan on having any strangers over until the kid is two or so. New moms are real protective of their kids.
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thanks for the ride info guys, I've linked to it from the third post
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:18 PM   #60
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The thing is Crankcase is not even hard, I'm still not sure why people go on about that spot!!! From all the talk, the first time I rode down I thought it was going to be some hard area, did not even realize I went through a spot people called "crankcase"....
Not many things look like much of a challenge coming down them the first time....and while it's not a technically tough climb, you'll have more fun on a lighter bike.

People don't "go on about that spot", but when someone who'd never seen it thought about taking his 950 Adv up it....it seemed like he should have a look at it first and decide for himself. He thanked us.
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