Detroit greetings

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Bruno T ., Sep 2, 2008.

  1. trumposorousrex

    trumposorousrex NOW WHAT?

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    I'm in as long as that music is playing the entire ride!
  2. KTM640Dakar

    KTM640Dakar Motorsick

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    It must be easy, they are riding big bikes.
  3. rubberband

    rubberband Will ride for tacos

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  4. bigtrailie

    bigtrailie Pursuing happiness

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    WOW!!!! Great shots! (and you've gotta love the Black Keys in the audio)

    Colorado --- add it to the "to-do" list. Is it too early to plan something for 2014?
  5. flyingbeard

    flyingbeard Long timer

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    :dealI agree with you about sensible sized bikes. I road the whole TAT on my 990 Adv, and it is do-able, but at times, I was wishing for a smaller bike. I think colorado is perfect for 450 to 600cc motorcycles. Enough power for the altitude and light enough be able to ride without killing yourself.

    Very nice trailer!:clap
  6. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    Well, we did have a 320 mile day on our first UP adventure, followed by a huge pizza and less adult beverages than usual.

    We'd need to work out trailer drop-off and pick-up points as the route runs the state South to North.

    [​IMG]
  7. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Just ride it both directions...:evil
  8. hollywood_72

    hollywood_72 Been here awhile

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    I would stay off the 666 route.

    Kennedy
  9. proeasy

    proeasy Been here awhile

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    Do the northern portion twice, there and back from a base camp? What type a range for gas stops is needed. count me in.
  10. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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  11. trumposorousrex

    trumposorousrex NOW WHAT?

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  12. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    We could stage out of Grand Junction and ride the 230 mi south to the start of the route. We'd have another 210 mi liason at the end of our route to get back to Grand Junction.

    The 950 will eat that right up :wink:
  13. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    We're on for Sunday, party starts at noon !
  14. proeasy

    proeasy Been here awhile

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    Drove to and from Chicago on Wednesday, on the way home to a drive 20 miles south of I-94 to Beecher IL to FRP racing and picked up a set of correctly sized ice tires. So may give it a proper try on Sunday. Jeff at FRP has nice/hard to find shop if you ever have an hour or so to drop by, this time of year he was quite well stocked with ice tires. Here is his story

    http://www.frpoffroad.com/aboutus.htm#aboutus

    You have to page down a bit to get his history

    Paul O
  15. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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    100% probability of attending :clap
  16. Matt W

    Matt W Been here awhile

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    I've done a ton of those trails in the trucks. It would be fun on the bikes. I would like to do all 4 bcdr's they have!!!
  17. pman13

    pman13 Been here awhile

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    I might swing by to watch the mayhem.
  18. proeasy

    proeasy Been here awhile

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    Bring some gear, welcome to ride my Honda.

    Paul
  19. pman13

    pman13 Been here awhile

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    I just might, if we can get it to start. :)
  20. Simple.

    Simple. I'm Special

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    Im in for tomorrow with the 400

    Jon