Does Size Matter? CO / UT Part 2 (we're still confused)

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by DavidQ, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    2,099
    Location:
    Brandon, MS
    (Warning!!! This ride report will contain input and perspective from all of us. There will be lies, exaggerations, confusion and lots of pictures.)


    The cast has somewhat changed, the bikes have changed, but the destinations stayed the same.

    Supahflid and I decided, once again, to escape the sweltering heat of Mississippi and head for the milder September temperature of southwest Colorado and southeast Utah. For those interested, last year’s ride report can be found here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=616833

    This year’s participants once again include:

    DavidQ – Husky te610 (last year on a DRZ400)
    Supahflid – KTM 990 Dakar (last year on a KLR 650)
    Eatalotapeaches – 1200 GSA (last year on a DRZ 400)

    Also joining us are:

    Backwoodsklr – KLR 650
    Evilbollweevil – KLR 650
    Weave – Husky te610
    Paddle 007 – DR650

    Weave and Paddle are from Louisiana. We met them in Ouray last year. They are great guys and a lot of fun to be around. They would be meeting up with us Saturday.
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  2. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Thursday, September 1<sup>st</sup>

    We left Brandon, MS around 4pm bound for Ouray, CO. It was a pretty uneventful next 24 hours, except a flat trailer tire at 3:30am in north Texas.

    Friday, September 2<sup>nd</sup>

    Mid afternoon we had finally made our way to southwest CO.


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    We arrived in Ouray about 4pm and decided to make a quick trip up to Yankee Boy Basin.

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    Within the first two miles, Officer Barker decided to let me know I was going a little too fast.

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    About half way down, and way past dinner time, Supah decided to get a flat. Evil jumped in and we were soon on our way.

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    Almost back to Ouray.

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  3. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Weave and Paddle wouldnÂ’t be here until later in the afternoon so we decided to take it easy and head for the Alpine Loop.

    We left Ouray and headed for Engineer Pass.


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    from left to right: Peaches, supah, evil, BW, DavidQ, and James. We met James in Ouray. He was by himself for the day so we invited him to join us.

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  4. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Location:
    Jackson, MS
    Karma is a bitch.

    :lol3
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  5. evilbollweevil

    evilbollweevil HDkila

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    Oddometer:
    1,071
    Location:
    Terry Ms
    Yeah he's on #3 now...



    Sent from my mobile command post
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  6. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Location:
    Brandon, MS
    Heading toward Lake City for lunch, I met this guy.

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    He and his two friends have been hiking and hunting for four days. All of them were carrying 60 pound backpacks. :loco

    Capitol City

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    Lunch at the Packer Saloon in Lake City

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    Then on towards Cinnamon Pass

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    In Animas Forks for a short break, then on to CA pass and Corkscrew

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    oops, the KLR didn't like this hill.

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    We got back to Ouray in time to meet Weave and Paddle for supper.

    The real fun stuff starts tomorrow. SINGLE TRACK :deal:clap
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  7. rj72

    rj72 Adventurer

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    50
    I love the pictures.

    Looks like you guys are having fun. I would love to be able to do that.
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  8. KDouble

    KDouble AKA BeefCurtain

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    Oddometer:
    175
    Location:
    FOCO Colorado
    Off to a good start! What radiator guards are on the TE610? Ready for more :ear
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  9. eatalotapeaches

    eatalotapeaches finding my own way

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    1,461
    Location:
    Jackson, Miss'ippi
    Epic start as usual.
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  10. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Location:
    Brandon, MS

    The radiator guards on my Husky are from Motosportz.


    I'm glad you are enjoying it so far. We are just getting started. All the good stuff is still to come.
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  11. Trophy1298

    Trophy1298 Vicarious Cowboy

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    THE SOUTH
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  12. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    I just read through the ride report from last year...

    From last year's rr.

    :rofl
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  13. MSrider

    MSrider Rebel with a sixfiddy

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    Location:
    Florence, Mizzippi
    :rofl:rofl:rofl
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  14. Trophy1298

    Trophy1298 Vicarious Cowboy

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    That is too funny.
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  15. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    I told y'all we were confused. One thing I'm sure about, the Husky, for me, was the correct decision for the kind of riding we did.

    I'll get back to the RR a little later today. We have been in this truck for the past 22 hours. We are about 2 hours from home and I'm ready to lay down next to someone prettier than Supahflid.
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  16. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    Central Mississippi
    Peaches?!? :/
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  17. 2wheeldreb

    2wheeldreb Been here awhile

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    299
    Location:
    Madison, Missippi
    Ya'll do go on these trips for the motorcycle riding, right?
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  18. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Location:
    Brandon, MS
    Sunday, September 4th

    Weave spent last night planning what appeared to be an incredible and challenging route.
    We left Ouray heading south on 550 to pick up our route.

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    We made it to our first turnoff and after about 2 miles of fun, the road ended at a gate. (I don't know why but I didn't get any pictures of this section) We studied the maps for a few minutes and didn't see a feasible way around it.

    [Allow me to explain that. Our group (and by "our group" I mean a couple of the guys :lol3) prefers to sleep in. Therefore we (and by "we" I mean me :D) feel like we are running late every morning, and the first couple of hours "we" :wink: are trying to make up for lost time.]

    So Weave and I decided to head for Ophir Pass. Ophir would serve as a scenic connecting road to our main route for the day.

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    In Ophir, Evil found a new friend.

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  19. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Great shots, guys! And congrats to Eatalotapeaches! I took my 1150GS up there this summer. Didn't do as well as you all. Couldn't get myself up some of the passes, mainly cuz I had all my gear with me and the gearing on the 1150 was not the best for that terrain. AND, I am sure there was a bit of operator error as well. :huh Broke my heart! I'm in!!
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  20. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    Location:
    Okie near Muskogee
    Don't feel bad. This was one of the hardest days I've ever had on a loaded 1150gsa. I was coming from Telluride over to Ouary and don't think I could have made it coming the other way. Some of this shit is kinda hard going up:deal Going down was the easy part:wink:
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    Some fun riding for us flat landers, thanks for sharing guys:clap:clap:clap
    Most excellent way to avoid the heat too.
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