NOCO half day street/gravel ride Sat 1/19

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by HellSickle, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Anyone interested in an easy street/gravel ride tomorrow? Rist, Stove Prairie, Manhattan, Redfeather.... Maybe stop at the temple by Redfeathers? I need to get out and the 990 is calling.

    A three hour tour.....
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  2. SaharaJp99

    SaharaJp99 Been here awhile

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    I might be up for the first portion and possibly the 2nd depending on how manhattan looks. If it is sloppy at all I will stick to the pavement on the FJR. I won't know till late tonight if I can make it or not. Where and when for the meeting place?
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  3. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    How about brunch at Vern's. Give things a chance to warm up. 10am?

    Plan is flexible.
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  4. SaharaJp99

    SaharaJp99 Been here awhile

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    Cool, I'll text you in the morning if I'll be able to make it or not.
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  5. Wudscrasher

    Wudscrasher Stand-Up Philosopher

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    If I can get insured in the morning, I'm game!
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  6. SaharaJp99

    SaharaJp99 Been here awhile

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    Sorry Jeff, not going to be able to make this one. Have fun!
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  7. Humpy

    Humpy Hi

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    I'm trying to lite a fire under a couple of my riding buddies. We were planning on getting out but were thinking more like 12:00. I'll bet Rist will be an ice rink in the shady spots. The Red Feather, Red Mountain or Carter areas might be interesting.
    If today doesn't work, I'd like to arrange something sometime with some more NoCo folks. We’re all on big bikes.
    Cheers!
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  8. DigiSnap Mark

    DigiSnap Mark Been here awhile

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    In a couple months, I'll have the KLX bumped up to 351, and will be looking to do some miles.
    Keep asking!
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  9. HellSickle

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    New plan. 10:30 at Verns for food. It will be after 11 before we get out of there.
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  10. Humpy

    Humpy Hi

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    Looks like it's going to be more like 1:00 & we'll hit the Red Mountain open space area. I'm open for a ride tomorrow, also. My schedule will be wide open then.

    Cheers
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  11. Wudscrasher

    Wudscrasher Stand-Up Philosopher

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    What a perfect day to be out riding! My new-to-me DR350, ran like a dream, and the roads were (mostly) perfect :clap Rist canyon - no ice at all, Stove Prairie - same, Manhatten - slow on only a few corners, Prairie Divide Rd. - that's where it got fun! A multitude of snow-drifts, but with tracks where vehicles went through, so at least Jeff & I didn't have to punch through them, just take it slow and crawl along. His 990 without knobbies had a few issues, but no big deal, really. The last mile or 2 before Cherokee Park Rd. was a skating rink ( I once slid sideways for 30' before dropping the bike :lol3), but after that, smooth sailing down Cherokee. Conditions were perfect, hope some of y'all made it out there today!!!
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  12. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Issues. No issues. Only opportunities.

    Opportunities to build my leg and lower back muscles. Opportunities to walk the bike a couple hundred yards down the worst section. Opportunities to try out my ABS disable switch.

    It's the middle of January, we're at 8000', we are faced with 5 miles of unmaintained road, and I'm riding a 500# bike. What could go wrong?

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    CJ, thanks for the lift on the 2nd drop and helping steer the back end of the bike when I had to walk it.

    Geek, thanks for the nerf bars. They worked great.
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  13. Wudscrasher

    Wudscrasher Stand-Up Philosopher

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    :lol3 :thumb
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  14. Humpy

    Humpy Hi

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    Any interest in getting out on the 27th? Weather is looking good.

    Sunday
    Jan 27

    Partly Cloudy
    Hi:58°Lo:25°
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  15. mpatch

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    I'm game for both days this weekend, planning on leaving FC around 11 today, as for tomorrow was thinking of heading east to Pawnee
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  16. Failo

    Failo Is it spring yet???

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    I might tag along if this happens Sunday. I just got my 950 down off the lift today (it actually fell off, but that's another story :norton) after doing some major maintenance and prep for my trip to Baja with Steamboat Dave in a couple weeks.

    I need to put on some miles and make sure everything is working like is supposed to.
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  17. mpatch

    mpatch Long timer

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    I'm down for anything tomorrow.
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    Humpy Hi

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  19. Wudscrasher

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    If I didn't play hockey tonight, I'd tag along. It's so good out there now! I went and bought new bars and am in the process of putting heated grips and 12v wires on the DR, and could have had it together today, but, y'know, its hockey (right, Tom?) I knew I should have waited for a cold-snap to do it! Homer says, "d'oh!" Y'all have fun!
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