Bergs Over the Rainbow

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by HighFive, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    My first glimpse came about 10 years ago. I stood on the path and felt its magnetic pull. So strong did it tug me, I nearly forgot that which held me at bay. But, the wanderlust could not be quenched. Colorado's famous Rainbow Trail had my number and dialed it often. Got in my head….the way on old song won't get out. It simply drove me crazy. Insanity is my defense.


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    I was compelled to meet a stranger on the internet, and travel 2,000 miles for a rendezvous. Risking my life just to gauge the bravado of his riding skills (Highfive Cascade Tour). Purely selfish reasons, I freely admit, as I desperately wanted a good wingman to ride Over the Rainbow, and check those pots on both ends. I hear there's plenty of gold to share.

    All my Adventure regulars were sitting this one out. Some waved a white flag; others threw in the towel. Not capable or unwilling, each had an excuse. But this mission demands both! Too narrow or high, too difficult or scary. Worthy points which could not deter me. Determined to scratch it off My List before turning 50, the hour glass was nearly drained. The Mountain was calling...


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    My search had stretched beyond months into years. A couple years of hunting and two more waiting, produced only one viable prospect on the DAY.

    But one was enough, when its a Cyborg! :deal


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    Let's roll...


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    Buckle up, its time to ride!


    HF :thumbup
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  2. Monty

    Monty Calm Like a Bomb

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    :norton

    In!
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  3. Monty

    Monty Calm Like a Bomb

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    Wow. That is so cool.
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  4. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Awesome!
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  5. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    I'm in on this one Scott.

    Those exposed narrow goat trails reminds of some of the stuff I got into on the Tour Of Idaho.

    It can give you shaky knees.

    Glad you got your itch scratched.


    BigDog
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  6. Nice_Rumble

    Nice_Rumble Long timer

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    This should be good.:eek1
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  7. dasvis

    dasvis Been here awhile

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    That's butt puckering stuff there.:eek1
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  8. Krabill

    Krabill Long timer

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    I rode a tiny portion of the Rainbow with HF a few years ago on our little bitty GasGas trials bikes and when he asked me what bike I thought would be good to ride the whole trail on, I asked him what is smaller and lighter than a trials bike?

    Those 6" wide side-hill trails puckered me up good on my GasGas and I couldn't imagine riding it on anything bigger than that.

    You are a crazy man, HighFive. Crazy in a good way, but still crazy.

    Carry on . . . :lurk
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  9. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    Looks like major pucker factor on some of those trails!!! :eek1

    Looking forward to the report...
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  10. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    :lurk
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  11. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    :lurk This looks epic.
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  12. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  13. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    Oops…..I forgot to mention: It's steeper than it looks in the photos. :lol3

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    Rocky-er too


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    Imagine 5 miles of this uphill...

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    ...that would be the easier flat & wide sections.

    HF :thumbup
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  14. dickosaurus

    dickosaurus Seasoned Noob

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    Scott- To an old geezer with a balance problem, that ledge photo is pretty steenking scary. Looks like a good trip though and I can't wait to see the rest.
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  15. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    I been here several times. It'll put a lump i your throat every time.

    I always wanted to get a picture there. But i also didn't want to stay there that long.............deep breath, focus and keep moving.
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  16. KMK

    KMK Adventurer

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    Looks like fun.:evil
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  17. DingWeed

    DingWeed Been here awhile

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    Great start HF........:lurk

    Scott
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  18. elgato gordo

    elgato gordo KTMRFS

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    Can't wait for the rest. I've been wanting to do this one for awhile too.:ear
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  19. fotobo

    fotobo KTM rider

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    I'm in Scott. Looking forward to it. You're ride reports are always great. I have ridden different sections of the tat many times and there is still sections that make my butt pucker. I am in Trinidad right now. Don't have definite plans except for meeting some people in Lake City. I am going to follow some of BigDogs tracks and I have to check out some single track around Carson for Dickosaorus. Maybe I wil do a rr too. Just realized I forgot my gopro though. I will be here for a week.
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  20. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Hey HF, thanks for the great start to the RR! I'm out in a big flat desert playa in the middle of Nevada, some may guess where, so I can't get to my pix and videos until later next week. I have some pretty good ones, but it will have to wait a few days.

    It was an epic ride and HF was as good a riding buddy as it gets, and I appreciated the invite. More later...
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