2014 Colorado Classic 1000

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by LD_Rider, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. LD_Rider

    LD_Rider Adventurer

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    Only 15 spots remaining, so sign up now if you're planning to participate. The Grand Lake Lodge is sold out but rooms are still available on our room block if you want to stay there when you arrive at the Finish, but they're going fast.
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  2. TheRoss

    TheRoss Been here awhile

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    Bump for a cool ride!


    LD_Rider.......... How many spots remain?


    2bold2getold............ If doing Colorado in a 1000 mile day doesn't sound like fun to you, I would take a look at the Colorado BMW Club's annual 100,000 foot mountain pass ride. It is closer to a 500 mile ride, usually put on in August, covering tons of mountain passes. I have done it a few times and it has always been a blast. And again, it is not just for BMW riders.
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  3. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Been riding CO jeep trails and passes since The early 70s, when we used to ride them on trials bikes. Just never thought of (wanted to) doing it this way. But I can completely understand how you guys might find it fun. I just came at it from a different place.
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  4. LD_Rider

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    58 spots taken as of today, 2 spots left.
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  5. Assfault

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    LD Rider,
    I see the route book will be given out @ sign-in, will you have a GPS file for download of the route also @ that time?
    I would prefer to use my Garmin Montana but have limited time on a roadbook.
    I guess I could mount my Rally roadbook reader but I rather not.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Also, the route opens @ 5:00 AM, are the roadbooks available the night before or just before 5:00 AM?
    I'm in the Springs, and don't know if I'm just going to ride up in the morning or spend the night up in Denver, and a little insite on how these are distributed will help in my decision.
    Thanks!
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  6. wolfbuzz

    wolfbuzz Been here awhile

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    This sounds like a really good time. I am assuming anyone with any well-equipped bike as eligible? I suppose I'm asking if you guys think a KLR is apt for this sort of endurance 'race'.

    EDIT: Looks like it's all filled up. Next year, I suppose!
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  7. LD_Rider

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    Assfault, since GPS isn't required or necessary to navigate the route, we don't prepare a GPS file. The route booklets will be provided at check-in (Friday PM or Saturday AM, your choice), and honestly, considering you live here, you shouldn't have any problem recognizing the route. If you ride up on Saturday morning, remember that check-in opens at 4:00 AM, so you will have plenty of time to review the route before the Start opens. Please PM me if you have other questions.

    Wolf, regarding eligible bikes, that's a personal choice. This year we have two KLR's coming from out of state, a few hyper-sport bikes that would be more at home turning hot laps on a GP circuit, and everything in between. A few years ago we had a Finisher on a Honda Helix 250. It's all good. I hope we can add you to our list of KLR's next year!
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  8. wolfbuzz

    wolfbuzz Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reply. I am curious as to why there are only 60 spots for such a popular event?

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  9. Mac

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    Even chaos has it's limits.
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  10. Assfault

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    Ok cool, thanks for your response. I kinda figured it would be not to hard, but you never know with you LD Riders. The LOE 1000 I did had minus and plus bonus locations, just to screw with the riders. It was interesting to say the least. I like to do these to see some of the country, have some fun, and finish, thats it. With my schedule, one day rides are good.
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  11. LD_Rider

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    Good question. Since we finish in mountain resorts, not back in Denver, the ride size is typically limited by the availability at the Finish Hotel and the room guarantee that we're willing to accept. We had 72 entrants in 2009, and as many as 125 entrants before that, but those rides finished elsewhere. Also, since we're not on the interstate, fewer bikes on the route usually means a better riding experience for those participating.
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  12. DomEOD

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    PM sent, LD_Rider.

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  13. Riplinstill

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  14. PaulieeT

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    This sounds amazing. Did my first iron but last summer on my old 07 ZX6R
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  15. TheRoss

    TheRoss Been here awhile

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    LD_Rider.... Thanks for organizing an awesome ride!

    You guys who paid your money but didn't show up.... WTF.... You missed fantastic weather, great roads, and a good time with some real characters!

    I can't wait for registration to open for 2015!
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