KLR 650 Owners COBDR group rally

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by 2012BlackKLR650, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. whiskeyandbikes

    whiskeyandbikes Misplaced

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    The 2014 RMAR should be starting at the end of July, maybe start this ride as the RMAR ends? That way asylum bound inmates could do both.
    Shawn
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  2. Longbow

    Longbow Vroooom

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    Will join your BF page this evening when I get home.
    This looks like something I could get into. Been wanting to do something like this. Hopefully the "Bean" my old green KLR, will be up to the task.
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  3. LeSprinter

    LeSprinter Adventurer

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    A friend of mine (not an ADV member yet) and I would like to join your ride. We're not on facebook so I'll also send you an email.

    Looking forward to it already.
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  4. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    So far it looks like about 20 people or so. Also some from the group and others are donating for a rider from Sweden to make it to the event even.

    I'll be riding from the NW of Washington to Colorado. Can't wait.
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  5. TEXASELVIS

    TEXASELVIS OldTrialsGuy

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    My aged friend and myself have ridden the Great Divide Route, the Transamerica Trail, and parts of this COBDR. I have a vacation home in Eagle Nest, NM from which we will depart. Hopefully our busy retirement schedules will allow us to participate in another Colorado adventure. I know planning is a fun part of a trip, but it is a long time till July!
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  6. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Being the "aged friend", I think I'm obligated to respond, since TEXASELVIS is 3 years older than me. :evil We started riding together in "72 with 7 or 8 others, and sadly we are the only ones left riding. Thanks for doing this and we are looking forward to making your ride and another CO adventure. Sorry, don't have a KLR anymore, but I'll try to keep up on my old Transalp. :D
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  7. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    For what it's worth... The weather MIGHT be better (less rain) in late August or early September right after school starts and most of the vacationers are gone. Better weather and fewer people. :clap Early spring to mid summer can be cool and wet/muddy from spring run off and CO "monsoon". Mid/late October into November brings cooler temps and snow chances. Afternoon showers and/or sleet/cornsnow is possible ANYTIME in the upper elevations, but in general, the weather is good (with the exception of last years floods). Maybe some of you CO guys can chime in on what you think is the best time of year.
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  8. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    RMAR Rendezvous Pre-Rondy: July 27-30
    RMAR Rendezvous: July 31-August 3

    Silverton, CO

    http://www.rmariders.org/index.html


    ........
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  9. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude Old Fart in Training.......

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    This is a great idea for "bundling" some fabulous riding all together. You could start the COBDR up to the Silverton area, take a break for a couple or three days for the RMAR Rendezvous, and then continue on with the BDR as you work north.

    Sounds awesome to me.......heck, I might even join in on that (thanks for extending the invite to non-KLX owners)......The RMAR event is July 31 thru August 3rd. And they are planning a pre-event leading up to the 31st. Awesome time in and around Silverton with 200+ like minded riders on all kinds of bikes! :clap

    You are most likely falling into the monsoon season of afternoon showers or more, but it is an awesome time of year to be out there no matter what.

    :freaky:clap:freaky

    ***well, clearly John was typing as I was, so you get the info twice!****
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  10. kobyp

    kobyp Adventurer

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    Im still trying to get all of my ducks in a row so that I can go... If it's meant to be, I'll be there..... and probably slowing everyone down..
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  11. byways

    byways byways

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    I sure hope ya'll are planning to camp. The route has some of the best camping I know of.

    Below, the Butler/Touratech/Klim team living the life ...

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  12. One Fat Roach

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    I sure as hell plan on camping. Weather permitting of course. If im set up before rain I won't have a problem. But im soooooo looking forward to eyeballin some stars from above 10,000 feet.
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  13. byways

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    Stars like these? (Captured by photographer Jonathan Beck during the inaugural run of the COBDR in 2012, in the mountains above Buena Vista.)

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  14. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    Ummmmmmm YESSS!

    :D:freaky
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  15. txbear55

    txbear55 Been here awhile

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    Dang, Byways! Quit posting those pictures! I'm drooling......mind's working on possibilities.

    Keep us posted KLR!
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  16. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    HA!!!! Look at my buddy Rob in his shorts!

    It's a great ride, boys!





    ......
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  17. smj

    smj Been here awhile

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    Only did a small amount of the COBDR last summer... Would like to hook up with you guys to do the whole route this summer. Here's a pic from Cottonwood Pass for you -

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    I used to have a KLR, we parted company as friends! But I am certain that I can find something to ride along on!
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  18. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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  19. BlackHawkChief

    BlackHawkChief Been here awhile

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  20. mking2673

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    Looks good if I can arrange the time I will be in.

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