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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by neduro, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. AimlessAmy

    AimlessAmy n00b

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    Hi everyone! I'm not new to Colorado, I am new to DS. I have a Triumph Tiger and love it, although haven't gotten her very dirty yet... All of my friends ride cruisers so I'd love to make some new friends who aren't afraid of rougher terrain!
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  2. mountain eagle

    mountain eagle terrorist

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    Hi! :D
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  3. PrairieRider

    PrairieRider Gearing down for Hell

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    Hiya Amy -

    There's a fair number of lady DS riders along the front range. I'm up in Ft. C. Welcome to the Rockies and just stay tuned into the forum for rides. Somebody usually has something happening.

    Paula
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  4. AimlessAmy

    AimlessAmy n00b

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    Thanks, Paula! I look forward to it!
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  5. Joetool

    Joetool Been here awhile

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    Hey all. Hello, Just got a KLR650 (2011).At 43 just got my First bike ever. I live above Boulder, so trails galore. After my MSF class, I need to armor it up for my inevitable drops...
    Stoked to drop into some remote fly fishing areas after I get proficient.

    Joe
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  6. neo1piv014

    neo1piv014 ADV in training

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    Welcome to the forums! You picked a damn solid bike as your first. You'll undoubtedly end up spending hours of your time as well as thousands of dollars getting it dressed up anyways, but Twisted Throttle and Happy Trail both have very solid armor for your bike that will keep it safe throughout the many drops it'll be subjected to out on the trails.

    Sent from my LG-P999 using Tapatalk 2
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  7. PrairieRider

    PrairieRider Gearing down for Hell

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    I've also found a fair number of things here at a reasonable price.
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  8. hoffa509

    hoffa509 Adventurer

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    My list of possible assignments are out and I am trying to decide my next Army duty. There are many things to consider, job, schools, wife happiness, ect. Here I would like to focus on motorcycle riding. I like to dual sport, trail ride, and I compete in Vintage Trials. Is there a good resource to list local LEGAL riding opportunities? Local clubs and events? I think any area will have more available than my current duty assignment in Maryland.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  9. Scoutin Wyo

    Scoutin Wyo Adventurer

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    Howdy,
    Long time lurker here. I'm in my late 30's and started riding on an 1985 RM125, then a 1997 KX250, then our son was born, and 7 years later I picked up a 2010 DRZ400sm. I just sold the DRZ and picked up a 2006 525EXC. The super moto was fun for commuting around town but I'm LOVING trail riding on the KTM.

    I'm in Cheyenne, WY and have started to explore the Snowies on two wheels instead of 4-low. Looking forward to meeting some of you folks on trail rides in Nor-CO or WY.

    Brian
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  10. acidman1968

    acidman1968 Been here awhile

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    Hollaz!!!

    Just call me "acid"... New to ADV, but not new to two-wheeled transportation. I grew up on enduros back in the 70s and 80s, but then was without a bike for a good 15+ years. Got a little street bike to get used to two wheels again, and after five years upgraded to a 2012 KLR650. I've been scoping out KLRs for a little over a decade, and finally pulled the trigger on one.

    I'm in Northern Utah - west/southwest of Salt Lake City, and thankfully outside of the Salt Lake Valley. If anyone is passing through the area (or lives in the area) and wants to go for a ride, let me know! I work a weird 14 out of 28 day rotating schedule, so I've got quite a few days off that I can take advantage of.

    ...and just to explain the name: Yes, I make acid for a living - sulfuric acid - in large quantities. :evil
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  11. imroc

    imroc Adventurer

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    I live in southern Colorado in the San Luis Valley. I've been buying my kids dirt bikes (PW50, TTR90 & YZ85) so they can mess around in the area. I found my lack of experience on a dirt bike a hindrance to teaching them. I've always wanted a dirt bike myself since I was a kid, and finally at 39 yrs old I found an '87 XT350 in near perfect condition for $900. I want to take a few of the daughters (6, 8, 13) and myself to a decent but speedily efficient riding school to better prepare ourselves. I have several children, but as it is right now, the 3 listed are the interested and 'ridable' ages. So, in the long run, what ever school we choose must realize that I WILL be a return customer ;) .

    We usually ride in the chico's and dirt and haven't ridden any mountain trails. I'd like to ride simple dirt road/trails with the kids when we get experience. My immediate concern is safety. I own a one-man heating and air conditioning service company and a simple broken bone could be devastating to our family's income. I realize that accidents are highly likely, thus, until my company grows and I hire another tech(s), I'll limit my riding to simplicity. The temptation is going to suck!

    So, I'm here to read about your experiences, suggestions, instruction, etc

    I'm looking into a school in Pueblos, since it seems to be the closest:
    Company: WENMARK COMPANY
    Site: WENMARK COMPANY
    Phone: (303) 791-8161
    Address: PUEBLO, CO 81006

    Does anybody have experience with this company?

    Pix? BTW, it just happened that we ended up with Yamahas.... never really went out looking for specifically yamaha. but i'm happy with em!
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  12. 3pin

    3pin Adventurer

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    Hello,

    My name is Robb and I live in Albuquerque and also get up to Durango pretty often in the summer.

    My last bike was a YZ250 in 1982. Tomorrow I am picking up a plated 2003 WR250F with 828 miles on it. I have spent the last 30 years riding and racing bicycles and I am really looking forward to riding a motorcycle in the dirt again.

    I grew up in Durango and used to ride Hermosa/ Dutch creek, the track in aztec and the trails south of the hospital in Farmington.

    I am looking forward to meeting many of you on the trails. I am starting over as a complete noob so feel free to offer advice when you fly by me. If I can get some skills by summer I really want to go up for the RMAR in Silverton.

    I got the bike today! This thing is super clean, I also got a really nice folding ramp and a brand new Maxxis rear tire. I can.t wait to ride it but I don't have any gear yet.
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  13. imroc

    imroc Adventurer

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    THAT is a 10 yr old bike?! Nice! Hope to see ya around more. I'm in Alamosa, CO
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  14. 3pin

    3pin Adventurer

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    Thanks, I am pretty happy with it. I got it registered and got a plate for it today, no inspection or anything. I also bought a new helmet today. I hope to ride it tomorrow.

    JTW, heal up soon!
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  15. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Kind of new to motorcycles and ADVing. I'm looking forward to a lot of rides in the Rockies over the next year, I'm not working ATM so hope to get busy riding. I love hiking as well and hope to do a little peak bagging in the area this coming Summer (god I do wish it were Summer). Don't know if anyone else is into this combo, but if so it'd be great to hook up for some riding & hiking.

    Anyway, just wanted to give a shout out. Hope to see you around!

    Dave
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  16. Patj551

    Patj551 Motorcycle & Empowerment Coach

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  17. Mala Suerte

    Mala Suerte Been here awhile

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    Checkin' in.

    My family and I just moved to Grand Junction, from Central OK. Lookin' forward to getting up into the mountains, I've been living in the flat lands for far too long.
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  18. OurBC

    OurBC Live to Travel

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    My name is Gary and I am from British Columbia, also looking forward to travelling to Mesa Verde and Utah this summer.
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  19. SportFaller

    SportFaller Dirt dont hurt, MUCH

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    Hey all, Sportfaller checking in from Laramie, Wy. Just moved here from the Black Hills of SoDak. Currently bikeless :becca, but I’ll be picking up either a 500ish husaberg or KTM this spring when I find the right one. I’d been riding a tricked out f800GS, but had to finance the move. Is there a local riding group in the SW Wyoming area? Anyone have a late model bikes for sale out there?
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  20. Aztlan59

    Aztlan59 Adventurer

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    Hola Amigos! :clap
    Mi name is Roberto. I live in Aurora,CO.
    I'm new to this forum and looking to find mates to ride with.
    I enjoy discovering this beautiful state.
    My ride is Tiger 800 XC [Broncos color]:D
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