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

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

  1. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

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    Well played ! I understand fully, now!
    I have really enjoyed you guys report. Sounds like a great time.
  2. MSrider

    MSrider Rebel with a sixfiddy

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    famous last words...:D

    Jasper is a good place to go for some great riding. I love it up there.
    EBW, you do take some good photos. Mix in some of the two legged treats. :wink:Hope you have a good trip in Ar.
  3. vfrgreg

    vfrgreg Been here awhile

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    Musta been tha helmet that did it is all I can figure!
  4. Newner

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    You guys did a good job posting a ride report, I was a part of the Okie group riding much of same stuff at the same time. I posted a link to my photobucket with all of our pics and some of you guys along with Peaches trip to slick rock.

    http://photobucket.com/Newnersoffroad2011 (the slideshow is good if you have 20 minutes)


    FYI: The same crew plus 2 should be invading hill country some time around 4/7/12. Peaches has all the info to track us down.



    Cheers
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  5. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    Just found this report and can't stop reading! The photos are AWESOME! Gosh I need to get to Colorado!:freaky
  6. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Thanks for checking in, Newner. The Hill Country is a good way to spend a weekend. Y'all should have a great time.
  7. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Thanks for reading. :beer
  8. advtenn

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    Wow!:clap

    This report is awesome! I like the format that was used.
  9. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Glad you enjoyed it.:beer
  10. advtenn

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    also glad to see that Peaches was able to load photos:deal

    I liked the Wilson Mesa pic's I want to go there..
  11. Supahflid

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    This was a very good trip! You should go; don't put it off any longer! And thanks for reading!
  12. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    He loves to take pictures but he's not so fond of posting them. :lol3





    WM was a lot of fun and we only ran half of it. There is quite a bit more single track in the area too.
  13. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    I've had this saved for a long time finally took the time to read it straight through. Slow day at work.:D
    Awesome. Ride on.:ricky
  14. R.P.

    R.P. Adventurer

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    I just spent the better part of the afternoon reading your ride report from start to finish. Wow!! :clap Excellent photos and narrative.

    I'm in the process of organizing a ride for a group of friends in southwest Colorado in Aug. 2013. Our original plan was to trailer the bikes from OH to Colorado, then spend part of our time riding out of the Taylor Park area before heading down to Ouray. After reading your report, I think we need to modify our trip to give allow for a couple of days in Moab. Your report and photos will be a big help in our planning. Thanks for taking the time to share your trip with us.
  15. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Thanks for sharing part of your day with us.:thumb






    You can't go wrong with any of those options. The only negative about any of those areas is the 30 hour drive from my house.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the report. :clap
  16. ttr

    ttr Been here awhile

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    Does size matter? Of course not, a least in your case...:D

    Those sites are actually the tour I want to make once in the US, so thanks for sharing!
    I suppose is not the best to do it alone and, if I don't go wrong, is possible to make it in about one week, right? Did the bikes have some problems because of the altitude? In the Alps I ride up to 3000m above the sea level with no particular issues.

    Great admiration for the gs1200 on that rocks!! (and for bikes of that size)
  17. Supahflid

    Supahflid Wheelieless

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    I wouldn't be afraid to do most of it alone. If you have a bigger bike, single track, like Wilson Mesa, would be kind of sucky since you'd probably be picking up your bike often! Or at least I would.:D Oh, and I hope I never do Black Bear again, by myself or with a truckload of Marines.

    Something I noticed was that the roads can change year to year. In Moab, a lot of the change is natural, but in Colorado, the changes could be also man made. For instance, the first year we did Immogene, it seemed awfully technical; lots of baby head rocks etc. The second year, it wasn't nearly as tough. I think some grading of the road had occured.

    If you are going to travel alone, I think it would be a good idea to have a Spot or similar device, some food and a first aid kit in case you get into trouble.

    Good luck and thanks for reading!
  18. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    I've been throughout most of the US and this area, to me, is top of the list for scenery.

    Most of the route, except the single track and a couple of the trails in Utah, is well known and often traveled by others. I would not hesitate to ride it alone. Obviously this is very dependent on the bike you ride and your skills on that bike.
    As far as altitude, the two Huskys, the KTM, and the BMW are fuel injected. The two KLR's were jetted for sea level so they saw a decrease in power but had enough low end torque to do pretty well. The DR was re-jetted for the altitude. They all did well.

    On most of the Colorado portion you will be between 3000-4000 meters.


    When are you planning your trip? I'm sure you will have a spectacular time.
  19. ttr

    ttr Been here awhile

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    Many thanks guys!

    Hopefully next summer, more or less in August...
  20. vfrgreg

    vfrgreg Been here awhile

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    Don't go before the end of July. Sometimes the snowpack doesn't melt till mid summer and the upper passes will be capped.