2013 RMAR Rendezvous, Silverton, CO - July 25-28

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Big_John, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Gitana

    Gitana A work in progress

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    w00t! Happy Riding, I finally get to meet you! We'll be in RV space 10.
  2. Tellydoug

    Tellydoug Troubador of joy

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    You guys will get along just fine.




    note to self: RV space 10, danger....
  3. Jailor8

    Jailor8 Long timer

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    Does sound dangerous, doesnt it. Should I have earplugs Clear up in Cabin 3??:lol3

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  4. gjcarving

    gjcarving Been here awhile

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    Well then I guess I hope to meet you there! I'll be doing the San Juan 500 and then joining the Rendezvous. Definitely looking to better my skills and tackling fears. Looking forward to meeting many great people along the way!
  5. Gitana

    Gitana A work in progress

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    Nah. We're quiet when we have to be. Sometimes. Don't get me near the Patron.
  6. Saltydog86

    Saltydog86 village idiot

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    Is it July yet.....

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  7. TXjames

    TXjames High Sider

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    drool.

    I've been contemplating taking the 450 this year rather than the GSA. I just hate to cage it that many miles. And these kinda pics sure aren't helping me convince myself I should take the big pig.
  8. Mac

    Mac Long timer

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    Choosing between droning along a boring highway or riding some of the best dirt in the U.S.A. is easy.
  9. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    As long as you are talking about a straight line interstate, across Kansas.....yeah, I agree with you.

    Everyone should understand, that the tarmac in the San Juan's are some of the best twisties in the US. The Million Dollar Highway from Ouray to Durango has very few equal's. For those of you bringing big bikes, there are some awesome 200-500 mile loops out of Silverton.....all pavement. This area is the hands-down favorite for the wife and I 2-up'ing. We always point this direction for our Fall Leaf Ride.


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  10. modette

    modette RMAR

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    Less cops on stuff like this, although John makes a point about the roads around there being very nice but still for me there be a cop issue I know how I am on a sport bike...LOL To me the single track offers better views that fewer see.

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  11. Tellydoug

    Tellydoug Troubador of joy

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    Um... you can take big bikes on many beautiful roads in the San Juans. You don't have to stick to pavement.... I've been planning a big bike day that will get you over a few passes and see some great scenery.
  12. dmwads001

    dmwads001 SW CO ADV Rider

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    IN!!! The question is what bike to ride???
  13. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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  14. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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  15. LuluOfDenver

    LuluOfDenver The peanut gallery.

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    I know I'll be in for that one. That is, of course, unless you are planning on taking that big GS over Black Bear....


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  16. Tellydoug

    Tellydoug Troubador of joy

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    I'm thinking of tagging Cinnamon and Engineer, then up and over Hurricane, California, and Corkscrew. Depending on time (and if it's dry...) maybe down and tagging Red Mountain, Black Bear (up and back)and Ophir for 8 passes in a day. Overachievers can then run up and do Molas and Coal Bank, flipping back by Lime Creek road for 10. A day with an objective!
  17. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude Old Fart in Training.......

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    But then what are you going to do in the afternoon? :evil
  18. Tellydoug

    Tellydoug Troubador of joy

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    I don't know... maybe ride up to Orvis and soak for a while.

    You should be able to do that easily in 3-4 hours with a small group and minimal fall-downs.

    Certainly 10 passes in 5 hours should be a reachable goal.
  19. HappyRiding

    HappyRiding Luddite

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    :clap Lookin' forward to meeting you. I will be in Tent City. Look for a really dirty Vstrom with smiley faces on the sides.
  20. redninja

    redninja Will ride 4 scenery

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