Rainbow Trail--Salida

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by blues bob, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. blues bob

    blues bob Been here awhile

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    Visiting Salida with my WR250R and was curious about the famous single track, RT. Drove up in the 4wheel and got stuck 40 yards short of the first signboard up 108. Walked up in 1-2 feet of snow to this sign. "Spring has sprung" is still just a positive thought here.:wink:[​IMG]
    Oh, that's my great wife Scarlett, My Super Tenere partner
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  2. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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  3. blues bob

    blues bob Been here awhile

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    there are a couple excellent RR's out there. Takes 2 days with a campout half-way. 100 miles of single track, some knarly stuff. Not for the beginner. Me, I think I'd take five miles and feel good "I did 5% of the RBT, hur-rah!"
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  4. Raul Duke

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    According to my tracks, 112 miles end to end, add 16 if you ride back and forth to Westcliffe for gas.

    We are planning to do this in one day this year if you would like to join us.
    Yep - we are a bunch of masochistic idiots who like to do stupid things.:lol3
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  5. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    A back and forth Rainbow Trail ride? That sounds like fun, in a sick and twisted way!
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  6. rinoman

    rinoman Let's ride

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    Got any baby heads?:1drink
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  7. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Little short for a Stormtrooper

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    If anyone finds the PCL's from both my knees out there on the RBT, pick them up for me, I'll pay shipping. :lol3

    I guess I should put that trail back on the bucket list, I only made it ~40 some odd miles before blowing up my knees. I guess in some ways it will aways be with me!:rofl
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  8. Raul Duke

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    I'm thinking this year just one way, but if we finish and we don't die this year, the following year will be an out and back over a weekend.

    Do you expect any less from our group? :lol3
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  9. Raul Duke

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    :lol3
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  10. Hayduke

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    Thanks for scouting it out for me, Bob. ;)
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  11. blues bob

    blues bob Been here awhile

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    We rode the Tenere to Westcliff today for lunch. For kicks we took 170/171 over to Gibson Trailhead to see the snow on the RBT. No surprise, just as deep.
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  12. blues bob

    blues bob Been here awhile

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    I'm not smart enough to get 2 pics in one post.:D
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  13. goodburbon

    goodburbon Been here awhile

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    Yeah,I live a few miles outside of westcliffe. I didnt know how gnarly it was, so I rode from hillside to westcliffe one afternoon... it was my third time being on a trail on 2 wheels. Came away wondering why anyone would do that for "fun".

    Now i Cant wait to do more.

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  14. Raul Duke

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    :rofl

    Yep, sounds like you have the "sickness". :freaky
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