Geek's Guide to Colorado.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Geek, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    ...and just in case one of you actually watched the video and is wondering what happened.. here is part 2 :D

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    Note: That was our first time on Swan Creek (obviously).
    I've since been back and the next time we went down it.
    I think I have photos of four different bikes taking naps on that slope on the way down :lol3
  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I agree... accept at this point all of my reviews are going to be in hindsight and with the photos I currently have. Usually when the going got tough we didn't have time to take photos (unless things got REALLY tough like in the video above :lol3 ).

    If I were taking photos actually for a report like this as opposed to my personal albums I'd have photographed a lot of different things than I actually did. Oh well..
  3. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy back in the saddle again

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    GEEK - Thank you so much for making this information available. My wife and I are taking our DR650's to CO in July for a 2-week ADVride. We are flatlanders and know very little of CO except for the awesome pics we see here on AVDrider. Up to now I was confused on what rides to do, where to go and what to expect. We will be making notes and soaking up your information as you dish it out.

    Thanks again - this is why we love ADVrider.com

    TheCowboy & C5Babe :ricky :ricky
  4. nada

    nada Been here awhile

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  5. grub

    grub Requires Supervision

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    I can see the Neduro 1-5 Scale now:

    Argentine Pass - 1.6
    Pearl and Schofield - 1.2
    Everything Else - .9

    :bow :bow
  6. Brian-M

    Brian-M Melting in GA

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    I'm working on it ya hoser. Both bikes have been up for sale since Feb 1... just kinda not the Season to be sellin sportbikes in CO. :deal



    So, where are parts 3~138 of the video series?
  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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  8. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    :thumb I've always liked the rating system that came out of that thread. I wish more people would use it. :nod
  9. Bluesjammer

    Bluesjammer Adventurer

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    On Gaspipes rating system what does the T, W, & N stand for?? It's probably obvious, but I don't see it. Thanks

    Steve
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    grub Requires Supervision

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  11. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I

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    Nice work Geek! It takes me a couple days to acclimate anymore. My nose gets dried out and sometimes you have to eat a little dust. Back at camp some moisturizing decongestant spray helps open my head back up to take in what little oxygen there is. :D
    Blistex helps soothe dry lips, I forgot it last year and while waiting out a storm at Tincup some butter worked in a pinch. :huh
    The San Juans will spoil you for anywhere else.:raabia
  12. Bluesjammer

    Bluesjammer Adventurer

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    Thanks for the link. After reading through it all, and being from Mn., I would love a heads up of what I'm riding into and I think Gaspipes take on Jays idea is right on. You can over think it to death. I like it.
    Steve
  13. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Sorry I didn't get time to update this today.. and I'll be snowmobiling in the Snowy Range in Wyoming all day tomorrow. :ricky

    I'll work on this this weekend.
    :freaky
  14. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    i hadn't seen that thread either. what ever came of it?

    there seemed to be a bit of discussion on the topic, with no outcome. i'd think the best case scenario would be to finish it up, and post it as a sticky in the ride reports forum, and ask people to link to the stick when rating something. then, it'll get the most coverage. i'm going to post over there and revive the discussion, see what happens.
  15. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    plus a nice buzz.
    i'm a mate fan.
  16. Lopoetve

    Lopoetve Been here awhile

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    Not to contradict, but as a pilot as well as a rider - O2 is only required above 13,500 after 30 minutes (last I checked), or above 14,500 for everyone. We regularly are cleared to fly at 12,000 without O2.
  17. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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    Hmmm. Might want to check the FAR's again, making us look bad.
    I already posted it but, it's 91.211.
    http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?type=simple;c=ecfr;cc=ecfr;sid=9ece6f46d065f87461dcf91749107f05;region=DIV1;q1=91.211;rgn=div8;view=text;idno=14;node=14%3A2.0.1.3.10.3.7.6

    Oh also unless we talk part 121 or 135, in which case he's a little bit right with the 10,000.
    Also Geek's a Canuck and he's probably going off Canadian regs.
  18. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden moto-slave

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    this is quickly taking a turn for the nerdy. :1drink
  19. DWalt

    DWalt **** The Beans....

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    Thanks Geek.:thumb

    Enough great info here to get myself in more trouble....

    My dumb ass trying to cross Ophir in October. Skeered myself:eek1.
    But it was great adventure:clap.

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  20. kanur

    kanur cu new er

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    Thanks for doing this Geek :clap

    We spent the better part of a week riding the San Jauns the first week of July last year just kind of winging it. It was our first trip to Colorado to ride dirt bikes (other trips were chasing whitewater) and a report like this would have been a HUGE help.

    I can't wait for July :freaky



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