Get A Life Tour (Ouray/Silverton/Telluride) - Sept 2017

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Milkweed, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Nothing scares Bill like spendin' money on tars. :lol3
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  2. beefcake morris

    beefcake morris Been here awhile

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  3. Milkweed

    Milkweed It's the bike, not the rider.

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    There are old silver/gold mines scattered all over the area. Most seemed to have a horizontal primary shaft, but some had a vertical primary shaft with horizontal shafts branching off below. This one was probably 75-100 ft straight down, but there was a lot of water flowing in a horizontal shaft like an underground river.
    Recrazyjax was of course trying to gain access, but the state of CO usually did a pretty good job of keeping idiots like us from killing ourselves in them. Bummer!
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  4. Milkweed

    Milkweed It's the bike, not the rider.

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    Not all of the mines were successfully blocked off though. So that’s what those winches are for on the front of the jeeps! Anyway, this unidentified dumbass was clearly past the No Trespassing signs. Probably a good thing that he didn’t remember to bring a flashlight with him that day.
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  5. KTee

    KTee Been here awhile

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    These were the highlight of my day, we gotta send y'all on more trips!
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  6. recrazyjax

    recrazyjax Adventurer Extraordinaire!! haha.

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    Day 4 (Wed) Ride Report - Imogene Ophir Loop.

    This one was a ton of fun. Beefcake (Nick) and I headed out with him on Mark's 500 KTM and we climbed...a lot we climbed! :)
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    The place is pretty cray-cray! :)
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  7. recrazyjax

    recrazyjax Adventurer Extraordinaire!! haha.

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    Day 4 Cont-
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    Yup....SNOW>>>
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    Some pretty awesome mine ruins were all over the place...amazing!
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    Nick showing off...haha! Nick's the bomb!
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  8. recrazyjax

    recrazyjax Adventurer Extraordinaire!! haha.

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    Day 4 (Cont2)
    This is our view of Black Bear Pass (we're doing it upcoming...) from Imogene...Cray-Cray!!
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    Awesome views abound...
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    Ophir was rocky...go figure... haha
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    And we'll end the day with a hole in the mtn...mines everywhere.
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    :)
    T
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  9. beefcake morris

    beefcake morris Been here awhile

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  10. Milkweed

    Milkweed It's the bike, not the rider.

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    Here’s a few pics to go along with Nicks snow climb up from Ironton toward Hurricane (?) Pass.
    In the first pic, Nick is the dot on the road with a beautiful backdrop.
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    Then Nick & Todd at the pass.
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    And my trusty steed, cause it looks cool all by itself.
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  11. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    A screen shot at the 2:58 mark would be awesome. What a view!
  12. waybill

    waybill wayward

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    East Texas, 8 minutes..
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  13. recrazyjax

    recrazyjax Adventurer Extraordinaire!! haha.

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    Dave 5 - Black Bear Pass, Wilson Mesa Single Track and Ophir Pass (2nd time)

    Mark, Nick and I took off to do Black Bear and it was awesome.
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    Black Bear was pretty gnarly at the top! Yikes! :)

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  14. recrazyjax

    recrazyjax Adventurer Extraordinaire!! haha.

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    Day 5 (Cont)
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    It was a pretty steep downhill for sure....
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    After Black Bear we rode some single track and headed over Ophir and back to Ouray via some awesome old mine roads.
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  15. recrazyjax

    recrazyjax Adventurer Extraordinaire!! haha.

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    Day 5 (Cont)
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    Pretty awesome day of riding!
    T