2013 RMAR Colorado Adventure Motorcycle 1000

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  1. bmah

    bmah Been here awhile

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    Big John shares Gatorade with Little John after scaling Mosquito Pass

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  2. bmah

    bmah Been here awhile

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    John and Bob take in a view of the "Flat Top" Wilderness Area

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  3. bmah

    bmah Been here awhile

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    John at the Currecanti National Recreation area.

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  4. bmah

    bmah Been here awhile

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    Near Mt. Snuffels Wilderness Area:1drink
  5. bmah

    bmah Been here awhile

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  6. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    The bike performed very, very well and made the whole trip (1,200 miles) without a single issue. It is a Kawasaki loaner, as a part of our partnership with Kawasaki.

    Boys the KLR is a solid performer. It is not the very best in any category, but it is one of the tops in an "all everything" bike.

    I had some suspension work done and only hit the skid plate a couple of times.

    And....I took it places very few KLR's have gone and it performed.

    The next guy to down-talk the KLR.....show up and ride with me.
  7. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    This was not Mosquito Pass. This was an obscure trail between Gypsum, CO and Meeker, CO (Coffee Pot Road) ....next to Flat Tops Wilderness. It was an amazing riding and darn challenging. This little bit found 6 bikes on their sides.


  8. dawgtracker

    dawgtracker Adventurer

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    What and Awesome ride!
    Here are a few memorable moments.


    Helping a brother out

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    A secret that few mechanics know.

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    Water can be down right fun!

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    Or it can be a "Kodak Moment"

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  9. bmah

    bmah Been here awhile

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    Sorry about the error in location, what I do remember is that this was likely the most challenging riding of the entire 6-days. The views of the Flat Top Wilderness were well worth the effort!:D
  10. chrislitt

    chrislitt B-KTM-W

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  11. aiMhi

    aiMhi Now with Titanium

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    Looks like a well planned EPIC Adventure. I hope to make it next year!! :clap
  12. dawgtracker

    dawgtracker Adventurer

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    Some of the views where undiscribible!

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    This Guy seem to have a monkey on his back the whole trip!


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  13. TBKahuna

    TBKahuna Adventurer

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    Wild Bill, aka Dawgtracker, Let me publicly thank you again for being the only rider who could stop laughing sufficiently to assist me from getting out from under my bike as I laid there pinned to the bottom...with the tide rising...and using my camel back drinking tube as a snorkel........thanks Brother.

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  14. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Excuse Me!!!! Who is knee deep with you in the water?




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  15. TBKahuna

    TBKahuna Adventurer

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    Some people will do anything to get into a photo :D

    I distinctly remember that moment when you came to provide me sage tutelage. I believe your exact words were "Don't fall in the water"..... So, let me thank you for that again!!
  16. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    You are so correct. This piece of advice also came on the heels of another chunk of wisdom I laid on you about an hour earlier.....

    "Stop falling in the dirt!"


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    By the way, have you authored and submitted that letter to KLIM.....with your disappointment that their Gortex gear is not waterproof....especially under two feet of water?

    ...........
  17. bmah

    bmah Been here awhile

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    Matt found a great campsite for our last night of the trip
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    Breakfast in Saguache

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  18. bmah

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    Bob pointing out Saguache, where we had breakfast earlier.

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  19. bmah

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    No amount of JB weld will repair this!

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    That rack did add a nice accent to this fence!
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    Roto Packs emptied and good to go!
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  20. bmah

    bmah Been here awhile

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    We rode up to the top of the "Pit", 1800 feet to the bottom.

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