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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Wudscrasher

    Wudscrasher Stand-Up Philosopher

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    I keep reading about some "sand hill", and now saw the pic of the big KTM stuck, but still wonder where it was. Norm, was that where the Tiger got stuck? About 5 miles from Lodore? If so, there is a go-around on the main highway. Maybe this would be a good time for the "Tough Love" speech?

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21313594&postcount=412
  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Cj: yup it was right before Ladore and there is an alternate paved route :freaky


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  3. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    There are LOTS of alternates, paved, 2 track, county road, single track... I will I was the first bike up that day, that hill was just fine a few weeks ago when we were out there bunny hunting.:lol3
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  4. meerobus

    meerobus Been here awhile

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    We knew that but wanted to see what the Stelvio and big KTM could do. Couple of our team mates went around the hill then left us waiting for them at the top along the highway for quite a while. :rofl
  5. Asatrur

    Asatrur KLR adv rider

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    Hey come on, in all fairness, I rode back to check on you at the top of the hill.
  6. LemurPilot

    LemurPilot Nugget

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    Yaaaay, I get into surgery earlier than anticipated. So I'll have a couple of months instead of a rather optimistic 3 weeks. I should be well up and running for this. :clap
    And since we all love that hill so much, don't try going up the sides, waaay worse than going up the middle.
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  7. meerobus

    meerobus Been here awhile

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    Yep, you came back to see if we were still alive. :rofl

    And here I was trying, to keep the identity of the two team mates anonymous. :evil
  8. Asatrur

    Asatrur KLR adv rider

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    Damn, I so wish I could do this ride again this year.
  9. Dusty_Bottoms

    Dusty_Bottoms Adventurer Ordinaire

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    I'm hoping to do the later version of it in June. Can you do that Asatrur? Mid to late June would be ideal for me.
  10. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Have you looked at stiffer boots? (can't remember what you were wearing that day)

    My Sidi Crossfires have saved me numerous times.
  11. ricker

    ricker booger eatin' moron

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    Just got outta workin'. IN!
  12. Colorado Uli

    Colorado Uli Motociclista Non Elegante

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    Oh, so NOW you decide to tell me.
    I seem to remember something about "Hey Uli, I think if you go up to the left side of that torn up hill you might just make it". (Of course, followed shortly after by my cussing about having to hand dig the SE out of the impenetrable sand)
    BUT, we do thank you for being a good sport and taking a stab at going up the right side - with a broken leg. Nice try!

    Anyway, congrats on getting de-titaniumed early and getting all healed up in time to provide us with lots of entertainment once again.

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  13. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    I kept saying WTF is he doing? Then I remember pushing that beast ACROSS the hill to where it was supposed to be. :rofl

    Looking forward to riding with you again and of course drinking:freaky

    A stability ball will strengthen that ankle right up.....or break the crap outta it again.:eek1
  14. Motorberus

    Motorberus Been here awhile

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    I scheduled Thursday through Monday off so should have plenty of time. I haven't decided if I will be riding the TTR250 or the TE511 yet. I'm leaning towards the TTR because it has way more storage capacity, better fuel range, and the TE would probably be overkill for this ride. Getting excited already!
  15. 29andSingle

    29andSingle Been here awhile

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    TTR250 with high fuel range? Details please.
  16. Motorberus

    Motorberus Been here awhile

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    it gets over 125 miles on a tank and I'll have a gallon or more extra. My husky only gets 35 mpg so I'm lucky to get 110 including the extra 4.5 liters from the nomad tank. I was really just comparing those two bikes and saying that the TTR does much better than the Husky :)
  17. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    125 miles won't be enough unless someone's hauling fuel to the campsites for you. Just if you didn't know.
  18. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    For the Fri-Saturday leg of Maybell to Jensen Utah I say plan on 180 miles. Sunday, it will depend on your plans after you exit the bench road, west to Rangely, south to Meeker, east to Craig or Geeks route ??????:lol3 But 180 should be good.
  19. 29andSingle

    29andSingle Been here awhile

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    Gotcha. That sounds like my TTR and I am looking at fuel options. I feel the range is limiting for a lot of the stuff I want to do.
  20. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    I am dealing with the same thing. My kid wants to go this year. He has a stock tank on his WR 450 and gets about 30mpg. I have two Kolpin tanks I will carry on my DR, but I may be stashing a can at Lodore the day before. Advantage to that is there will be cheap beer and ice there also!