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Old 09-11-2013, 08:18 AM   #76
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That ghost town looks really fun! Did you guys take some time to do a bit of exploring?
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:03 PM   #77
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Today, we went over Cinnamon Pass to Silverton Then Ophir Pass to Telluride. We are heading to Uncompahgre National Forest (plateau) to camp for the night

I rode over both passes with front brake only!!! Wouldn't recommend it... Should go by Grand Junction tomorrow and i'll pick up some new brake pads
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:09 PM   #78
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Coming down Ophir Pass





Very awsome!!!!!!
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #79
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That ghost town looks really fun! Did you guys take some time to do a bit of exploring?
There is so many places to explore here, it seems endless. We have been by many ghost towns and such on these high country back roads.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:13 PM   #80
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Side case becomes icebox

BMW motorcycle - $8000
Plastic side cases - $600
Case of Coors Light - Worthless.

There's better beer around these hills. Just sayin.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:21 PM   #81
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Not at Taylor Park Trading Post. Choice was Coors light. Bud light. What does a good advrider do? Make the best of a bad situation. At least we were drinking Rocky Mountain spring water.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:22 PM   #82
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Coming down Ophir Pass




Very awsome!!!!!!

Steep!!

Any time something looks steep in a picture it is really steep in person. And they use marbles for gravel on Ophir!

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Old 09-12-2013, 05:43 AM   #83
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Steep!!

Any time something looks steep in a picture it is really steep in person. And they use marbles for gravel on Ophir!

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Not too steep really! One of the easiest passes on the "loop"
Do have to be careful on the brakes tho due to the loose gravel.....

Keep the pics coming!
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:42 PM   #84
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We camped last night way out in the backcountry, very secluded and away from everything.

The coyotes must have captured something because they were freaking out and making a bunch of racket right next to our camp.

The road from Telluride to Grand Junction was Last Dollar road then Divide Road and they were awesome!!! Road through a sheep heard, by wild horses and lots of cows.

One of the coolest things i have ever seen was riding this morning in the mud and pouring rain on top of a mountain/mesa we came across some real cowboys riding horses and herding cattle with cattle dogs. We had the ride through the cattle for about a mile! You don't experience that type of thing in the city or Oklahoma, way cool, hope some one else got some footage.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:49 PM   #85
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The bike started to make a bad noise, found that my rear wheel bearing had gone out. Called Progressive road side assistance and this nice tow truck guy hauled me to Grand Junction.

Duane is going to get his truck and get back home... Only one day short of finishing the trip.









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Old 09-12-2013, 06:12 PM   #86
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The bike started to make a bad noise, found that my rear wheel bearing had gone out. Called Progressive road side assistance and this nice tow truck guy hauled me to Grand Junction.

Duane is going to get his truck and get back home... Only one day short of finishing the trip.
The guys in Grand Junction bailed me out last summer with an alternator belt for my GS when mine decided to give up the ghost while on the CDR. Sorry for your mechanical troubles as it looks like it has been a fantastic trip otherwise.
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Not at Taylor Park Trading Post. Choice was Coors light. Bud light. What does a good advrider do? Make the best of a bad situation. At least we were drinking Rocky Mountain spring water.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:21 PM   #88
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Dang, sorry to hear that Dad. Poughkeepsie took out one of my jeeps once, wheel bearing and catalytic converter malfunctioned and melted my carpet inside the Jeep, but I was able to get help in Montrose, bearing on your bike being more of a deal, obviously. Hurry back, the fair started and the rain is here, lol.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:37 PM   #89
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Heading home... More later...

I think some of the others are still camping, so more pics and vids later...
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:38 AM   #90
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The bike started to make a bad noise, found that my rear wheel bearing had gone out.
First the busted front rim earlier on your ride, and now the rear wheel bearing?
I am getting the impression that the F700GS was not very reliable or up to the off road riding you were doing.
What happened to the front rim earlier on your ride, and what did you do to fix it?
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