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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Apr 10, 2012.
looks different without the white fluffy dress, huh?
your monitor must be higher res than mine
What's really scary here is that you know who he (?) is and what it looks like. What kind of magazines are you reading?
Oh, give him a break; he's probably just a big, "Dancing with the Stars" fan
I know what the white fluffy dress looks like... it was just on the last page
This thread has taken a very strange turn. I'm starting to feel uncomfortable...
Just like the military. Don't ask ..... don't tell!
You know what they say? What happens at Echo Park ..... stays at Echo Park! :eek1
Rob- so are you going to make this ride?
I'd like to, but as of now I have a lot of irons in the fire. I probably won't know until about a week before. I've got a sis that lives in Africa and I don't get to see her near often enough. She's gonna be in the states around that time ...... and she's first priority.
Besides, with the Dino ride, it's all pretty much stuff that I ride once or twice every year ........ but I wanted to go mainly to ride with a few old friends, and to meet some new ones. ( I'm trying to learn to not be such a selfish bastard with my free time.)
Rumor is that it is "oil field karaoke night" at the Vernal bowling lanes on that Saturday night! I'm packing my greasy coveralls in a pannier! You in?
I also considered that I might be able to make a few bucks on the ride ..... since I ride a tanker.
You know, 9 gallons of fuel, and 6' of garden hose, and "running sweep". Hey, drastic times require drastic measures.
No tankers, I am gunna stash some cans of gas. I need the extra $$$$ I figured I could charge old Browns Park Store rates!
I might have to get a couple more fuel bottles for my expedition bags, and then run the 2 gallon rotopax on the back (for 3 gallons extra total). If someone needs to tank off from me I should have a gallon or two to spare.
I have talked with Dave, the ranger at the gates of Lodore. I am going to take out a 6 gallon can and a cooler of beverages the week before, or have my daughter deliver on Saturday for those making the northern loop and not heading south.
Will we need more than 180 mile range? I can get 200, but I have to be nice with the throttle. And I don't foresee that being a viable option.
You should be fine. The reason I am stashing some in Browns Park is to top off anyone that is low and cannot make Browns Park to Maybell. My range is 200. I can make the loop north easily, but sometimes I want to make side trips and fuel keeps me from it. So I figured a little fuel stashed. I can get on the gas, play some Saturday in Vermillion Basin and Sandwash and still be able to make Maybell Sunday. On the up side, the Cafe in Maybell is open under a new owner.
What time are you thinking on top of Douglas.
People new to this ride or thinking of this ride:
Please feel free to ask any/all questions you have here in this thread publicly.
The wisdom of the gang here is far more useful than me answering the same questions over and over in private messages. I have exactly 4021 private messages (not a typo) in my inbox here on ADV.. I apologize that I do not have time to answer everyone or if you find my reply short. I'm not trying to be rude I just don't have the time at the moment... that doesn't mean I'm not looking forward to seeing you
Aside: I'm going to be travelling for the next week. I'll catch up on the thread when we're back.
For those sweating the route:
Friday night: Echo Park
Saturday night: Gates of Lodore.
Sunday night: Book Cliffs somewhere near Fruita (cowboy camping - there will NOT be a meetup point. You will NOT be able to find us (or have anyone find us) as it will be spontaneous where ever we happen to fall down exhausted. The only way you'll find us is to get on the internet and use my SPOT tracking link (which I will publish.. in case anyone's loved ones want to track us)... but we likely won't stop riding until the sun is setting.
That said: Feel free to do whatever you want! If you want to define a Sunday night spot for your friends/family to meet you.. go for it. Announce it if you like as I'm sure others would like a more defined option as well.
Personally.. I plan on spending Sunday being lost
I believe that I have successful cleared my calendar and I am excited to join the ride and camp in a few weeks. I am an experienced backpacker, mountain biker and am very comfortable being "lost". This is my first foray into the wilderness with my motorcycle (F800GS) for a multi-day trip. After a long hiatus, I have been riding my current motorcycle for 1.5 years (40% dirt and 60% road, my longest off-road ride was the White Rim trail in Canyonlands, 120 miles).
Since I don't want to be that "newbie guy", I am looking for some guidance on the following issues.
Can you recommend a website to find a check list of things that I should bring for the bike (I have a basic tool kit, 3 gal. fuel container and soft packs for the bike)?
I am looking for a riding buddy that is easily entertained and will at the very least tell the authorities where to find my body (provided that I bring their drink of choice as payment
Any other advice you may have is appreciated.
Thanks for your help and I really looking forward to exploring beautiful Colorado,
You are welcome to spend Thursday night at my place in Craig before we leave Friday. There are a few staying here so far.