My Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route experience

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Orangecicle, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. pjm204

    pjm204 Long timer

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    You're on a KTM not a Harley, what's with the trailer ride from IA to CO???? :rofl
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  2. this is a RV

    this is a RV Been here awhile

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    Can't wait to see the photo's section 3 area6 and section 4 area 7
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  3. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Well, the track got a bit faster today. This is my GPS recorded top speed. On dirt at almost 10k!

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  4. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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  5. FlyingPenguin

    FlyingPenguin Been here awhile

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    Here is a view from the rear. I had a front row seat as Orangecicle tried to stay out of the rut in the middle. However he was unsuccessful and in a spectacular display of flying dirt and dust came to an abrupt halt.

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    Me: "Dude! Are you okay?"
    OC: "ummm, maybe..."
    Me: " Good. Don't move while I get my camera out."
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  6. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    No drama there, other than my tanks pressurizing and puking fuel everywhere, including all over me.


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  7. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    North of Gypsum with Kelly.

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  8. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    A little rain in Steamboat.

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  9. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    New 1190 Rs waiting to be abused . . . er, ridden.

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  10. FlyingPenguin

    FlyingPenguin Been here awhile

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    Excuse me Mr Orangecicle, I think the better line is to the left.....

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  11. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    :) Throttle Rockers should come with the warning, "Not for off road use."

    I'm not ready to admit that this photo depicts poor riding skills. For now, let's just say that it reflects some very poor parking decisions.
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  12. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Taco Cabo.

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  13. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Taco Cabo.

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  14. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Taco Cabo.

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  15. RTODAHL01

    RTODAHL01 Been here awhile

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    Cool pics.
    thanks for posting. I am hoping to have $ saved by spring for a 990 of my own.
    this is the type of riding I am looking for.
    mind you the desert 100 and Virginia City Grand Prix are still on my list but I am thinking less hazard on a dualsport ride
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  16. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Actually rode it! Will I buy it? No. But I did ride it. :)

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  17. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Here's the spot on Corkscrew Pass where my bike stopped. I coasted back down from here. :lol3

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  18. NSFW

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    beautiful pics and awesome rr. congrats for riding in.

    must have met you there at the rally just didn't connect.

    great event, my first time......and i received the most coveted award....:rofl

    and with good stuff from the sponsors.
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  19. cjmadura

    cjmadura Been here awhile

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    :DWhat did you think of the 1190R? I'll be testing both the "r" and the street version this October here in Portland. I did ride a 990, and loved it. How does the new bike stack up?

    Awesome photos, BTW. Colorado RULES ( I lived in Denver back in 2004 - should never have left:cry)

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  20. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Well, here's the deal. The 1190R is a great bike. A fabulous bike. The bike has gobs of smooth power, has all the bells and whistles. But . . . would I buy it? No. It's just not what I would ever be in the market for. I hope KTM builds a mid-sized bike with great off-road capabilities. Until they do, my 950 will do just fine.
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