Pass Bagger 50

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Rockies' started by BishopRL, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. BishopRL

    BishopRL Pass Bagger

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  2. munchmeister

    munchmeister Grow'd Up Mini Trail

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    Great resource !! Thanks.
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  3. KCDakar

    KCDakar What are we waiting for?

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    What about us poor Fugger's that don't have Excel? Is there a way to view this?
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  4. Mac

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  5. Mac

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    You could use the free "Excel 2003 Viewer".
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  6. XSNRG

    XSNRG Northern Michigan

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    Great work guys.

    Now let's go ride (in a few months)!
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  7. raydar

    raydar Been here awhile

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    Great thread. Thanks for all the info. We may have to slip south of the border this summer and bag a few ourselves! I promise not to dis you "greenies" to much while I'm there! :D :lol2
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  8. BishopRL

    BishopRL Pass Bagger

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    For the latest updates, check www.concours.org/co Pass Bagger 50 page. I've completely reformated this page, listing in alphabetical order the 85+ Colorado passes I've visited, rather than showing them each as part of a pass bagging trip. A link to the spreadsheet is at the top of the page.

    Here's a photo of Teller County 3, a shortcut from Florrisant to West Creek on CO-67 south of Deckers. It's a non-ADV photo because near the end of a long day to La Salle Pass we decided we wouldn't try to cross the stream to find what might be a long, tough connection to another good stretch of road. Flash floods continue to be a problem following the Hayman forest fire several years ago.
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  9. BishopRL

    BishopRL Pass Bagger

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  10. KCDakar

    KCDakar What are we waiting for?

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  11. Nata Harli

    Nata Harli Cunning Linguist

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    Or you can use Open Office and get the whole suite of Office compatible programs. And, it's FREE :clap. As they say on their site: Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.

    Go here: http://www.openoffice.org/

    Another alternative, but it requires you to have a Google account which is free. Go to http://docs.google.com/ and click on "New Spreadsheet" then open the Excel file you want. An advantage to using this system is you can save it and then access it via the web from anywhere in the world on any computer that has WWW access.
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  12. KCDakar

    KCDakar What are we waiting for?

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    That sounds even better! Thanks Nata Harli!:clap
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  13. bigfick13

    bigfick13 Adventurer

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    speaking of passes, I was in a BMW dealership the other day and the salesman told me that the KLR I was thinking of buying would struggle at higher altitudes because it was not fuel injected. I would appreciate anyone's thoughts on this.

    Also, I was curious about Colorado and how many truly rideable months there are. I plan on buying the gear and wearing it all the time. Can you stay reasonably warm?
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  14. BishopRL

    BishopRL Pass Bagger

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    Your questions probably can be answered better in the Riding - Regional Forums - Riockies forum area. A recent addtion (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240610) shows current riding conditons on Hancock and Tin Cup Passes, so the season varies greatly depending on the altitude of the roads. In short, in my opinion you should wear an Aerostich or similar all the time, and always carry an electric vest and CamelBak. Check the Pass Bagger 50 page on www.concours.org/co for photos of my KLR on a bunch of passes. I thought the performance was plenty adequate everywhere.

    Here's the KLR at 12,000+
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  15. bigfick13

    bigfick13 Adventurer

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    Thanks for the thoughts, Bishop.

    I am actually living in golden, and commute to Highlands Ranch. I was curious about riding at that altitude year-round.
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  16. Ducky 149

    Ducky 149 Been here awhile

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    If you are going to ride that alt year round, you are going to need an Arctic Cat powder sled for most of it. YMMV
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  17. bigfick13

    bigfick13 Adventurer

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    I meant the altitude in Golden
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  18. BishopRL

    BishopRL Pass Bagger

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    "Bagged" 9 more passes this weekend. www.concours.org/co will be updated next week after I get back from another trip. Here are a couple of photos. The first is near Cameron Mountain Pass NE of Salida, CO. The second was taken on the BMW Dirty Dozen ride along the Palisades near the Alpine Tunnel NE of Pitkin, CO.
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  19. BishopRL

    BishopRL Pass Bagger

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    Along the Palisades near Alpine Tunnel NE of Pitkin, CO.
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  20. BishopRL

    BishopRL Pass Bagger

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    Riding in the Rockies sure is fun. I've updated the Pass Bagger 50 pages on www.concours.org/co with photos of #86-95. Rock Creek Trail, Cameron Mountain, Carnero, Moon, Peon, Cochetopa, South, Los Pinos, Marcellina, and Schoefield. Plus some GPS photos ate Poncha, North, Ohio, Kebler, Cottonwood, Cumberland, Waunita, Black Sage, and Old Monarch. Photos of #96-100 will be uploaded soon. (Photo is the view just west of Los Pinos Pass.)
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