2013 Colorado western slopefall colors tour

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Graywolf11, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. gearspray

    gearspray gearspray

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    I rode it on sat aug 10 was packed down quite a bit inch or so, last fall it had 3'' of fresh gravel.
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  2. gearspray

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    :clap:D
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  3. gearspray

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    I am In>>>:clap
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  4. Graywolf11

    Graywolf11 Lobo Loco Moto

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    Well, It's about time!!!
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  5. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    your TLR photobombed this picture, Don :lol3

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  6. Graywolf11

    Graywolf11 Lobo Loco Moto

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    I have reserved a large 'family reunion' cabin on Blue Mesa Reservoir. The place sleeps 16; 4 couples in big beds and 8 in singles. We are allowed to tent camp around the cabin and have full access to the campground hot-tubs and other amenities. If we have a fairly full house the cost per person will be really inexpensive. I'm thinking $25 for a couple, 15 for a single and maybe $8 for the tent campers. If we don't fill up the cabin it might be $30 for a couple, $20 for singles, and $12 for tents.
    We can have dinner in town and then bring refreshments back to the cabin:freaky They have firewood there :kumbaya

    Please pm me with your lodging preferences. We can sort out the costs when we know how many people are where.:deal
    Routes have been updated :type
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  7. whiskeyandbikes

    whiskeyandbikes Misplaced

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    I'm a strong maybe. I should know in a day or two if I have the days off. I will be ridding solo on a DR650 and tent camping if I get the days off.
    Whiskey
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  8. Graywolf11

    Graywolf11 Lobo Loco Moto

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    re 212;
    I've considered adding a more challenging parallel route to the main route but hesitate due to injuries sustained on other rides. So far the FCT has a perfect record of only producing hangovers. Although 212 is not difficult it could still catch someone out. There are a couple other very interesting routes that you might be interested in. FR 800 on the east side of Grand Mesa connects Sunlight Ski area to Divide Creek. It is not steep or technical but has two axle deep creek crossings with good bottom and clear water. It is basically a two-track with some embedded rock and a few easy switch-backs. It gets easier and wider as you come out on the west end. I would recommend an accomplished rider on a big bike or intermediate on a 650 or smaller.
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  9. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf High functioning sociopath

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    Skittles is out. I'm still in though.
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  10. Graywolf11

    Graywolf11 Lobo Loco Moto

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    Damn, I love Skittles. So sweet and yet really tart :rofl
    Glad you're still in
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  11. tenmile

    tenmile Been here awhile

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    I'm 90% at this point, but will be meeting up with the group on Friday afternoon/evening in New Castle for the weekend portion. Will be tent camping Friday & Saturday nights, but that sounds as if you don't need me to make a reservation?

    Looking forward to meeting most (all?) of you in person :rofl:1drink
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  12. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

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    What a great looking trip - too bad I'm in San Diego and just got home and have to work for a bit....Enjoy!
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  13. whitewater18

    whitewater18 funhog

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    Work is over rated!! :D
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  14. Graywolf11

    Graywolf11 Lobo Loco Moto

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    I rode Friday's route last week; Dunckley and Ripple Creek passes are better than the last couple of years but there is still some deep gravel sections. Two-up riders and those on big bikes with more street oriented tires would not be happy campers.

    I have set up a new route to the north that goes through the Williams Fork Valley. It is also very scenic and a very nice forest road. Yellow Jacket Pass is also in good condition

    Those that want to get squirrely and have never done Dunckley and Ripple Creek can still do the original route. It is one of the best fall colors areas in the state.
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  15. The Rizz

    The Rizz Been here awhile

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    I'm changing my maybe to IN! Got some fresh tires on the DR. Looking forward to riding with this pack of hooligans again. :freaky I'm down to ride the squirrely route if anyone else wants to.
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  16. TBob

    TBob Offroad Fab Guy

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  17. whiskeyandbikes

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    I'm in. And I am down for more challenging routes. I will be bringing my tent
    Whiskeyandbikes
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  18. Osprey!

    Osprey! a.k.a. Opie

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    Are the leaves changing yet?
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  19. bulwer

    bulwer Adventurer

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    Is it a big deal to wear ADV riding boots on this ride? I'm still having problems getting the boots on. I've been wearing Asolo hiking boots since gettin beat up on a August 10 ride with the KLR650.NET guys . . . at least the right ankle is turning yellow. The left ankle is actually the one I can't get into my boot.

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  20. dontlr

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    Ahhh what a fun road that one is..
    Was that like 25 bikes ago for you, I liked that Guzzi and nice color :wink:
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