Colorado Western Slope Fall Colors Tour begins Thursday, September 19 and ends whenever you get tired of following me around This is a big bike, 2-up do-able if you've got the skills, camping in a different spot each night tour of the Colorado Western Slope high country. We camp at lower elevations. These are all good forest roads and any routes that don't have a good base will have an alternate if it rains. There are paved routes around to the camps if any want to do road bikes. We usually have at least a couple of ladies ride but last year there was only one that braved the testosterone assault. Couples and ladies are most definetly welcome. This ride takes place the week after the KTM Riders Rally being held in Steamboat Springs this year. I hope that a few will stick around for the tour. Thursday night's meal will be at Whitewater 18's home in Steamboat Springs where we will be camped in his meadow. Joe will be smoking up some of his delicious ribs with sides provided. 10$ at the door so please only sign up if you are going to make the event. Joe and Bonnie have their place up for sale so let's all hope the closing is in October. Friday night we will be camped at the base of the Buford Road near New Castle. Some riders have expressed interest in renting cabins so they can throw me in the shower every couple of days. Our host is giving us a sweet deal at $20 per person for the cabins with the understanding that tent campers can use the cabin showers (tent campers bring your own towel) $10 for tent camping on a well groomed lawn. There are grills and picnic tables and our host Mark (also an inmate) will provide firewood for the campfire. pm me if you wish to reserve a cabin and if you have room-mate requests. There are single, double and queen beds for couples in separate bedrooms. Saturday's camp is yet to be determined. Everyone brings their own quick breakfast so we can get on the road. We stop for lunch and usually do Saturday dinner out. Remaining days are plan as we go. Routes will be posted on this first post Stay tuned for updates....... Thursday feeder route from Front Range; Meet in Estes Park at 9:30 am at Schrader's Country Store (gas), over Trail Ridge Road to Grand Lake, Kremmling (gas) , Gore Pass, Lynx Pass, Morrison Creek, Stagecoach, Yampa River, to Whitewater18's place for dinner. https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=S...;FeWkaAId7auh-Q&oq=Stagecoach&t=h&mra=ls&z=10 Friday's Route, Leave Steamboat (gas) for the Flat Tops; Old Dunckley town site, Williams Fork, Hamilton, Yellow Jacket Pass, Buford, Buford / New Castle Road, and cabins / camping at the Spruce Tree Guest Ranch just outside of New Castle. Our host will provide grills, firewood and a very nice lawn to camp on. Please pm me for cabin reservations. https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=C...-V-Q;FR1mXAIdVxuW-Q&oq=Meeker&t=h&mra=ls&z=10 I wanna get Squirrely Route! Leave Steamboat (gas) for the Flat Tops; Dunckley Pass, Ripple Creek Pass, Trapper's Lake Lodge for lunch, Buford, Buford / New Castle Road, Spruce Tree Guest Ranch. https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=C...FaEAXwIdCHmV-Q;FR1mXAIdVxuW-Q&t=h&mra=ls&z=10 Saturday's Route, Leave New Castle ( gas) for Divide Creek / Grand Mesa, Buzzard Divide, west side of McClure Pass, Paonia reservoir, Kebler Pass, Ohio Valley, Gunnison, Blue Mesa Reservoir (gas). https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=C...zEcu0uCZcd0QQ&oq=Blue+Mesa+rec&t=h&mra=ls&z=9 Sunday's route; for those who may continue on, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Cimarron Creek, Silver Jack Lake, Owl Creek Pass, Ridgway. At this point we can make a group ( or what's left of it) decision as to where to go next. https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=B...GCk25z0uBbQg&oq=Blue+Mesa+Rec&t=h&mra=ls&z=11 Sunday's route for those returning to the front range; Gunnison, Almont Taylor Park, Buena Vista, Infinity and Beyond!... https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=G...zE3Veeq56GEfQ&oq=Taylor+Park+&t=h&mra=ls&z=11 .