Colorado High Country Loop

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Dadayama, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Dadayama

    Dadayama Constant Adventurer

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  2. Dadayama

    Dadayama Constant Adventurer

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    A couple of us are coming from Oklahoma, one from South Carolina, one from Nebraska and all the others are from Colorado.

    I'm the only one riding a little kid bike every one else will be on F800's or 1200 GS or KTMs.... they tolerate my sissy bike tagging along.

    Here is a pic of my new Wolfman Soft bags, i learned my lesson last year with hard luggage.

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  3. woodzrider

    woodzrider Been here awhile

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    Subscribed! Ride safe guys......
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  4. Mental3dge

    Mental3dge Based

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    Subbed, have a blast.
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  5. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    Subscribed. Have a good ride and return safely. :deal

    I hope to ride a similar path, maybe the same path, in a week or so if life doesn't get in the way.


    But I do have a question, what lesson did you learn about hard luggage last year?


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  6. Ricky Chuck

    Ricky Chuck Red Green Rulz!

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    Subbed, man I need a bike that will take some knobbiers, lol
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  7. DLOOP

    DLOOP Adventurer

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    Looking forward to it.
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  8. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    sweet loop :thumb

    knowing those roads a 650 thumper dual-sport would be even a better choice.
    i'd say you'll do just fine.
    bigger is better does NOT apply to the Colorado high country.
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  9. Hoot Gibson

    Hoot Gibson Banned

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    I'm in for the Ride...good luck and stay safe!
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  10. mrdirtbikerider

    mrdirtbikerider Husaberg rider

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    Subscribed. Be safe
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  11. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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    OK, I'm tagging along too.
    subscribed! :D
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  12. Carl Childers

    Carl Childers Ghost in the Machine

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    Yep.....I've done those roads and routes many times over the last 20 years on a lot of different bikes. You'll have a great time with your chosen mount and your picking a great time of year to do it! Be safe and have fun! :clap
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  13. OkieGman

    OkieGman Working Stiff

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    I'm in - ride safe:freaky
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  14. bwyatt1009

    bwyatt1009 God's ADV Rider

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    Can't wait to get on the trail with my blood brothers.


    2009 F800GS
    2004 CRF250x
    2000 Triumph Trophy 900

    NOTW
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  15. bwyatt1009

    bwyatt1009 God's ADV Rider

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    We were going to do the COBDR but heard a big crowd would be on the trail headed to the KTM rally in Steamboat. So we made our on ride. Couple of us locals know the trails pretty well.

    EAkins I know you're just down the road. Maybe we can ride together one of these days.

    Bwyatt
    Glenwood Springs CO

    2009 F800GS
    2004 CRF250x
    2000 Triumph Trophy 900

    NOTW
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  16. spartanman

    spartanman regret minimizer

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    Rode that area of Colorado for the first time in July. Spectacular. Enjoy!
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  17. georgee2

    georgee2 Curious George

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    Hey Guys,

    Finally got my F800 put together. Replaced the upper shock bolt - yup, it was bent, but just a tiny little bit. Replaced it with the BestRest Products hardened bolt. Also replaced the stator. I figure they are all going out at 25 to 30 K and thought I would rather do the job in my shop at home rather than on top of Imogene Pass so bit the bullet and did it. Glad I did as the original looked absolutely, totally baked. It was still working and would have probably made the trip but, who knows.....at least now I know I have a decent stator for the next 25 K or so and a little piece of mind.

    I'm headed out of Nebraska tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. I have to pick up a left side heated grip from Foothills BMW on Saturday morning, then off to rendezvous with you guys at Glenwood Springs.

    See ya soon,

    George
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  18. Dadayama

    Dadayama Constant Adventurer

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    Headed out of Oklahoma City after work, stopped in Elk city for gas before hitting the back roads, and bike wouldn't start!

    Figured the battery was bad, got a jump, went to Walmart, wrong battery, Autozone was closed, so checked into a cheap motel...

    Just replaced battery, alt is charging, think i'm good to go!!!
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  19. woodzrider

    woodzrider Been here awhile

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    Hadn't got out of Okla and already the adventure has begun..........
    Glad it was an easy fix. More please:wink:
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  20. Trl Rdr

    Trl Rdr Big Red Bird

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    Last week I was headed into Silverton and saw 3 GS1200 with hard bags headed up to Animas Forks. We went to town and ate at the cantina. Went back up over Engineer and headed down. Found the three guys spaced out tiptoeing through the rocks as we were on the throttle headed to Lake City for supplies for our supper.

    You will be glad for the lighter bike on the 4X4 roads while your buds will wish the rocks would end!


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