Canyonlands Adventure Ride. May 2013

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by COXR650L, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. mtech1950

    mtech1950 Been here awhile

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    right behind the napkins. thad says tequila, i'm thinkin paint thinner.....
  2. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    :poser
  3. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    Hey!...Montezuma tequila at $19.95 a half gallon or Olympic paint thinner at $19.95 a half gallon...what's the difference?:lol3
  4. rinoman

    rinoman Let's ride

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    Thx for letting me ride your bike. I got the same one last week and taking it for first spin tomorow with Ben around Buenna Vista.
  5. justlookin

    justlookin Been here awhile

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    Great news - you will love it - I really wanted to pull off the bags and gear so you really feel how light the bike feels. I sent a picture to Ben that I took at The Black dragon - Hopefully he could open it and get you a copy. I think it was a large file and i don't know how to reduce the size so let me know.
    If you bought the XC-W and need help figuring out the wiring I drew up a schematic with wire colors and would save you some time if you need it let me know.
  6. rinoman

    rinoman Let's ride

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    I got the exc model. Street legal. We rode 130 miles with Ben and his dad today. I love this bike. Light and more power than I ever need. I feel like I need to get backrest not to fall back when I hit the throttle. Thx again
  7. GJ650Rider

    GJ650Rider Slick Rock

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    It was a good ride today Tomas . . . That sure is a nice KTM you bought there.

    Too bad the passes still weren't open due to the snow. Speaking of snow, you should have seen the snow & sleet I had to drive through between Leadville and Minturn after I finally hit the road. Slowed me way down during that streatch, but made it home anyway. And I thought winter was over.

    We'll have to do it again. How about Westfest??
  8. pprO.R.A.

    pprO.R.A. Hipster Dufass

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    :lurk Been checking for the RR for this one with more pics and video. I can't see it moved to Day Trippr or RR, unless I overlooked it. Or is it still in the works?
  9. ElleDubs

    ElleDubs Been here awhile

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    Done and done.

    My RR is over on XT225.com
  10. COXR650L

    COXR650L Long timer

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    Nice Job!

    I'd say that is the official ride report:lol3
  11. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Nice report Elle!
  12. GJ650Rider

    GJ650Rider Slick Rock

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    Yep!! That was a good report. I enjoyed reading it.

    See you at West Fest . . .
  13. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    I got another vid in the works.


    :norton
  14. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    Nice RR Elle! It was great riding with you both, and I'm duly impressed with your skills especially with your recent crossover from mountain biking, not to mention your preparation. I'm working on a set of pics today for posting...
  15. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    I got another vid in the works also, work, MCs and life is getting in the way at the moment though. Someone should start a RR in Day Trippin, I think allot more folks would enjoy it that way and get tuned into the whole CL cause that Ben's supporting.
  16. pprO.R.A.

    pprO.R.A. Hipster Dufass

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  17. pprO.R.A.

    pprO.R.A. Hipster Dufass

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    These RR's and others about Moab has really fueled my passion for going out there again. Thanks to ADVrider and other inmates help and info about trails terrain,places to camp. I will post an RR once time allows after my return.
    Hopefully I can learn how to post up vids as well.
  18. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Triple digit high temperatures. Ride naked. :kat
  19. AKASY

    AKASY Noob

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    Wed--statement--"down Rose Garden Hill" easier said than done:lol3 Just ask Assfault--or me:wink:
  20. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    It's a piece of cake. Once you're out of control, you probably aren't going to stop until the bottom anyway.:lol3