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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by neduro, Nov 21, 2010.
Hey Geolander, howdy from a fellow forester! How are things in CO?
The infamous geolander of JM fame.
Glad you moved on from that other forum.
You got dog piled pretty hard last week, I thought your response to the nonsense was great.
I'm 25, Colorado raised and recently moved back after school in Texas. I grew up in the Denver metro area and now live in beautiful Grand Junction. I'm new to riding (about to take the basic class), and I decided to ride because I think it's gonna be a great way to explore my new home. Driving through the mountains in my Subaru just doesn't cut it, plus the gas mileage on an old Outback can't compare with a motorcycle.
Anyways, just wanted to drop in and introduce myself. Still no motorcycle, practically no experience. But I'm already learning, and the weather is starting to get nice (aside from the occasional April snow dump). So I can't wait to get started riding. Hopefully before too long I'll have something meaningful to contribute!
I'm Dominic from Ft Carson, 25yo.. Just picked up my new '12 Sertao today from BMW of Denver. Kind of a new rider but better late than never.
Well, we're slowly catching back up with rainfall here. The woods look like they might be in salvageable shape this season. Keep your fingers crossed for us.
We had an early fire up north in FoCo that had a bunch of us worried for the season but Colorado has her way of working things out. She knows what she wants, and is a fickle beast without regard for the adventurers who love her so.
That shit was a riot. I laughed my ass off. Definitely dig the mood 'round here.
Someone needs to light a fire under my ass to finish my WR's wiring and go get it titled.
My name is Matt and I'm in the market for a used dirt bike for trail riding. Currently thinking a used Yamaha WR250F, maybe 2007+, but am considering the earlier ones. Already bought boots, helmet, knee pads, pressure suit, pants and a jersey, figured I'd get all the safety stuff out of the way before getting a bike
I'm very new to motorcycling, looking to go further, faster, and easier than I can on my mountain bike, have always been jealous of the motorcycles on Sovereign and Slickrock while I'm pedaling. I do mountain bike alot, and am very curious see what bike handling skills transfer over to a dirt bike.
Plan to get the bike plated (if it isn't already) to link trails together, but don't plan to do much road riding.
Lots of good info on this site and many of the planned rides look great and I hope to participate once I get more dirt experience.
I am new to the ad rider forum, but not new to adv riding. I ride a 09 kLR aim on the KLR forums, thought I would spread my wings try the adv forums too.
Hello fellow Rocky Mountain people,
My name is Rick. Live in Berthoud Co.
Glad to have stumbled on this forum. Great read for sure !!
I am an X vet class a Moto / Enduro guy gone MTB racer for the past 7 years, never really got out of Moto, just Haven't raced or ridden consistently for the past 7 years :/
The fun is back, really looking forward to rides and events on my newly acquired 990 adv Baja.
Currently ride Enduro (KTM300Xc) trials (TXT 300pro) and good friends and long rides on the 990.
Let me know if you want to explore, 2 of my buddies recently bought ADV bikes as well.
IPHONE TYPING. SO SORRY :)
James here. I live in Lakewood,CO and recently bought an 08' KLR650. I've been looking around here for a couple weeks and it seems like a good place for info and some entertainment.
I'm Alex. New to this forum and new to dual sport riding, but an old or better middle aged hog when it comes to motorcycles. I recently traded in my trusty old Bandit 1200 for a V-Strom 650 and am loving riding here in the mountains and off the slab. As a family man I don't have tons of time for all weekend rides, but am looking to meet some friends for riding lots of half and full day trips.
Just finished my first 1k miles on the new bike and looking for many more miles.
Hi internet moto people, I'm new.
I bought a '13 Tiger 800 a few months ago after moving back to CO after a 10 year tour of both coasts. This is my first dual sport, I had an '02 SVs650 in Seattle and LA, I am quickly learning I like the Tiger much, much more.
Anyway, I signed up here to find more riding buddies, so hi!
This forum has been a great help so far, so I wanted to introduce myself and start participating.
I'm a retired Naval Aviator, working and living in the Colorado Springs, CO area. Among many different pursuits, two of my passions are Photography and Riding.
I've been riding for over 30 years, mostly street, mostly big bikes (Honda GL1200/Gl1800). I've been interested in ADV riding for a while and recently decided to jump in.
I recently bought a used '11 Triumph Tiger 800XC. I'm having fun learning to ride it off road (lots of fun on road!) and getting it outfitted for some trips into the mountains.
Thanks to all the inmates for their help and advise so far!
I'm new. I'm in the Durango area. I just picked up a DRZ250 a week ago and am planning to ride a few of the area mountain passes with what is left of this season, then head to Utah & NM for some latest season rides.
I have been riding for a while, probably an intermediate?
Still need to do a little tweaking on the jetting on my bike. Pics are from the first little ride on the new bike up Kennebec.
Looking for a really good camping spot around the taos area will be traveling around Sept 1 through to moab any suggestion greatly appreciated
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New to ADVrider. Just picked up an F800GS in May and riding powered bikes again for the first time in 30 years. Looking forward to riding around CO!
Hello All! I too am new to AdvRider. I moved to Denver just over a year ago and have recently bought a new BMW F800GS. I flew back east to purchase the bike in NJ where my family lives (father has an R1200GS). We did the north route back to CO, just over 4K miles and such an amazing trip with the old man. Well, it's nice to meet you all and hope to ride with some of you soon.
Not exactly new to ADVrider, I've been a lurker for quite some time. I moved from Chicago to Colorado springs about a year ago and I ride a 75' BMW R60/6. Eventually I'll be picking up some sort of enduro/dual sport to cruse around in the mountains, I'm already up there quite a bit on my mountain bike so I might as well even it out with some motorized off road fun.
Hi all! Looks like a great forum. I've been riding roads for 20 years. Dad and I just took an adventure ride with his bikes. He road a KLR 650 (I think, not sure the cc's) and loaned me his '85 Honda 500 XL. The goal was to make it from Colorado Springs to Steamboat taking as many back roads as we could find and camping along the way. We ended up on some pretty tough trails in Colorado - shoulda done more research. The old man bit it a number of times and was pretty freakin' sore. I fell twice, but not too bad. Fortunately the women of the family met us at a nice condo in Steamboat with some much needed hot tubs. Anyway, we both had a blast despite minor injuries, flooded carbs, and a few new scratches on the bikes. (like Tow Mater says, "Dents means we're friends!" - I also have a 3 year old with his own mini Yamaha dirt bike.)
After that, I went out and traded my '93 Yamaha V-Max of 13 years for a '98 KTM 620 RXC. The other guy probably got a better deal with the trade as far as KBB is concerned, but I'm pretty happy.
Looking forward to learning more about dirt and eventually going places that I couldn't even take a 4-wheel drive.