Black Bear Pass

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by WilderRider, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. WilderRider

    WilderRider Long timer

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    To follow up with my San Juan report and video, this is the video of Black Bear Pass:

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    And due to an editing error, when I had to shorten the video slightly, the caption for the "steps" is a little off.
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  2. L8APX

    L8APX Slightly Oversquare

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    Wow! Very nicely done!! :clap:clap

    I've been over Black Bear in my 4Runner a few years back...the steps were a challenge. How were they on the bikes?

    I assume the switchbacks going down to Telluride were a piece of cake for a bike compared to a 4-wheeled vehicle.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  3. WilderRider

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    Probably easier on bikes. Of course, if I had been able to use a little more footage from the GoPro you would have seen us walking the DR650s through the worst of the steps. Not bad if you do that. Still plenty of pucker, though.
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  4. grub

    grub Requires Supervision

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    On a geared down DR650 I thought the steps were much more a headgame than difficult. I think without all the naked gravity they are the kind of thing I ride all the time without a second thought, but that exposure can get in your head for sure :yikes
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  5. GB

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    Spectacular! I was up there last summer.. and it's good to relive it! Thanks for the video :thumb
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