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

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  1. Saltydog86

    Saltydog86 village idiot

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    I was thinking Bolam to east fork, then south a bit on 145 to FS535 to catch Calico. On the map it looks like 626/Horse Creek trail will allow a fuel stop in Rico. After that could probably make the Cailco, Priest Gulch loop and double back thru Rico for another top off before catching Scotch Creek back to Old Lime Creek on the return. Would be a long day, but epic.
    I'm a flatlander most of the year but would be up for doing this will a small group on light bikes.
    Maybe somebody that has ridden this loop in the last year or so has some better insight?
  2. modette

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    Well from Silverton Campground to Rico Fuel, its 32.3 miles so that is doable...Top off I can carry extra oil for my gas not an issue there.

    That is going to be a long day for sure. Hermosa Creek took all day and that is closer to Silverton although. On paper I'm up for Calico...see how I feel once there and riding. :1drink And your right if a local wants to chime in any advise would be great.
  3. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    Let's talk! I want to organize a ride with those as the goal..i had thoughts of Hermosa over to scotch, then attempting little bear or grindstone, then up priest to calico, down the Burnett connector to Rico for fuel/food and back up calico to finish or slab to east fork, then bolam and back out to slab or lime creek..that may be too ambitious..i would be interested in some form of that, maybe cutting out the little bear/bear creek for times sake since it is some of the harder stuff the san Juana has, and just trying for a good run on priest/calico. This should only be a small group of well seasoned singletrackers. Not for the noob or mildly curious..the other thought I had was a black bear over, Wilson mesa ST, take the backroads around to dunton and picking up calico or winter trail back there, duck to Rico for gas (or I could stash some prior) and again return via east fork...pulling either of these off would be a definite epic day!
  4. grub

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    This is a HUGE day, bordering on irresponsible and immature :huh.





    I like it :D.


    Lets talk about it this next weekend.
  5. MountainsandRivers

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    Cool. I was thinking about this a lot on the way back from Moab today. I think it would be more realistic to bomb it over Bolam and get Little Bear out of the way early while everyone is fresh, then head over to Priest/Calico, lunch at the Enterprise or Herks, gas up, and head back up to finish and back via East Fork. The reason I have to cut it a little short is I think it best to do this on Friday. Enduro-ince's band is playing in Silverton that night around 9pm. We will need to be back and ready to party and act like a bunch of white guys have rhythm that night. If we were to plan on Saturday, we will not have much sleep and would be setting ourselves up for failure from the start. Just my thoughts. Further discussion of this ride we should keep to PM's for now so we don't clog up the intentions of the RMAR thread with mindless chit chat about something that will require a psychiatrist's note certifying insanity as a prerequisite for the ride!
  6. modette

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    see you all there
  7. Davidjohnson

    Davidjohnson Been here awhile

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    Big John - good stuff (as usual). Mileage of the loop is critical for me. It sucks being the guy with the least range... I think I can squeeze 70 miles out of my bike.

    Regarding registering, is the "donation" the only fees for this event?


    thanks
  8. zgfiredude

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

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    70 miles?! What are you riding?

    Many of the rest will carry extra fuel, as should you. I for one don't mind "helping a brotha out", but you should really
    consider how to increase your range.

    :D
  9. Davidjohnson

    Davidjohnson Been here awhile

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    ride a wr. Agree I need more range....
  10. zgfiredude

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

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    Went for a little tune up ride today with my wife and daughter on her 1 day old SV650!

    She did awesome and we had a blast......they will be ready for Silverton!!

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  11. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    Good to see you guys at the Wolfman adventure days on Saturday........and great looking little SV!




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  12. enduro-ince

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    The only thing I'd like to add (since I'm a little uptight about seeing our trails overly impacted) is that Calico, Priest, Little Bear etc... are all WAy WAY Way harder than Hermosa. So if you were on the Hermosa ride last year and it was near your limit, I'd strongly suggest not trying any of these trails. And even more so if you will be oxygen challenged.:lol3
  13. MountainsandRivers

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    Agreed. If this happens, it will be five or less people of good known ability and seriously deranged..for me, one of those qualities makes up for averageness in the other...
  14. OldtimerTC

    OldtimerTC Been here awhile

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    Hey all,

    Last year a group did a ride on some super sweet looking Single track just west of Telluride. I know Big John was on that ride, and I went the other direction that day.

    Since I want to avoid the super rough stuff that Modette's crew is talking about near Rico/dolores, cna someone reply to what trail number that "easy " single track near telluride was ?

    PM to me if preferred. I dont think I can keep up with Grub , modeette and Enduro Ince on that hard stuff. I barely survived Lost creek last year :rofl
  15. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    It would have been the Wilson Mesa ST..connecting the Illium road over to woods lake..beautiful trail!
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    OldtimerTC Been here awhile

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    Thank you Sir ! Ill leave that Knarly stuff to you young folks .:eek1
  17. MountainsandRivers

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    No worries. Keep in mind, i could be wrong, but that is the only singletrack i can think of just west of Telluride, that is legal for motos. East Fork is another good one to consider without much gnar factor, the stream crossings can be a little slick, the second one heading southeast does a have a little climb and switchback at top, but it is generally easy/luggable type stuff....
  18. Mac

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    This is correct. I was also on that ride, and I was not happy to be on the 690. That trail, and riding a borrowed 300 for a bit on that trail, is what convinced me I needed a 300. (I was right, and solved that need over the winter).

    If only the turning radius on a 690 was better than a Freightliner...
  19. enduro-ince

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    :thumb

    Wish I could tag along.. damn music stuff is killin my ride time. But I'll be interested in hearing about it all Friday night at the GI!!
  20. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    How about I just stash your bike in Rico Thursday, then you could ride bitch with me over Bolam, then help lead the ride...the only hard part would be riding bitch again over east fork..but that could just add to the challenge!whaddya say?:lol3