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Old 09-13-2013, 12:45 PM   #91
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Hey guys, made it to Telluride. Thanks for all the good times and great riding. Let's do it again next year. Well, you know my motto so better get with it!!!
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:18 PM   #92
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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.
Did you guys get up to Heystack Gate from Divide Road south of Silt? there is a large mud hole normally down by Heystack Mountain that has always stopped me from heading more west. I live just off you finish point just outside of Carbondale.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:46 PM   #93
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Did you guys get up to Heystack Gate from Divide Road south of Silt? there is a large mud hole normally down by Heystack Mountain that has always stopped me from heading more west. I live just off you finish point just outside of Carbondale.
We decided to bypass the Haystack gate today because of all the rain. The switchbacks down to Divide creek are all black dirt and would have been greasy. I've ridden thru there several times all the way to Grand Mesa.

Live on 4 Mile road myself so that is basically my back yard.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:48 PM   #94
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Top of Ophir pass




Looking down to the town of Ophir

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Old 09-13-2013, 01:53 PM   #95
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Camp site at Iron Springs on Uncompahgre plateau


Last Dollar road above Telluride. There were several big mud holes and a bit of slop.


Rain coming our wagon Divide road. I had a flat this morning. Rode out of camp and noticed right away. Found a nail in the rear tire. Must have run over in the campground. 1 hr delay. I'm slow with a tire change.



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Old 09-13-2013, 02:02 PM   #96
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Rained on us on Divide road for about an hour. We were not happy campers.




Waiting for the tow truck. We were about 6 miles from pavement.
Divide road is 75+ miles long so we could have been much further out.



time for a Starbucks while we are waiting for the tow truck.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:04 PM   #97
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Climbing Lands End road into Grand Mesa.



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Old 09-13-2013, 02:06 PM   #98
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:07 PM   #99
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Home again and clean up time. Lots of mud over the last few days.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:09 PM   #100
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:21 PM   #101
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Fixin to hit the road, everyone but the Aussie!

Meeting up the crazy KTM dude this morning

Same gang atop Cinnamon Pass a few days later
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:44 PM   #102
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Crazy ride up 888 road from Alpine Tunnel road to Tomochi pass road.

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Old 09-13-2013, 08:25 PM   #103
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Dropped Peter and his broke bike off at his house about 9:30pm tonite, and I got home about 10. It was a great ride despite Peter' bike troubles. I had a great time and enjoyed the company immensely! Thanks for letting me be a part of your adventure. Until next time...


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Old 09-13-2013, 08:38 PM   #104
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Home Safe and Sound...and public thank U's

Hey Family and Friends

I made it home safe and sound...

I want to give a LOUD THANK YOU to Brad for organizing this...

Dave for his work on the route, his advice and mentoring!

George for being our spiritual leader and moto mechanic!

Curt for his calm resolve!

Bob for putting me up, and being the nicest guy in the world!

and Duane for being an awesome person and hauling my broke butt home!!!

Every person on this ride is 100% stand up folks... the world should be full of them.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:49 PM   #105
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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?
First... my tone of voice here is calm and conversational... so don't think that i'm being defensive...


It was not me that bent a rim, it was Curt's 1200GS. But before anyone badmouths his big GS, they should know that it has done the TAT, the Continental Divide, The UTBDR, etc.... he and that bike have been around and earned their wings. So what happen is he hit a deep pot hole, which compressed his forks all the way, followed by a big as rock... He put a tube in it and rode to Snow Mass Village where one of the other riders Dave had a spare bike in the garage, that he loaned him.

I do not have a F700GS, i have a 2009 F650GS that i purchased in September of 2008 and which has never broken down or had any mechanical issue ever. This is the third straight year to ride out to Colorado and has 31000 miles on it with it's original stock chain and sprocket. I'm thinking it has more to do with my naivety on motorcycle maintenance then the performance of the bike.
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