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

  1. riiv

    riiv Bleeds orange.

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    Hello all. I grew up in Utah, moved to Minnesota for 6 years, and recently moved back to hot desert. After going on a camping/ATVing trip with my father to Fishlake National Forrest and the San Raphael Swell I started questioning myself about why I never camped more and stopped riding, especially under the blanket of stars with no light pollution. Its all I think about now and am now changing that soon as possible. Now in limbo research mode for my first real dual sport. I also need to give a shoutout to eveRide because his channel really got me to exploring more. Thanks dude! Perhaps one day we can ride together.
    Photos from the recent adventures!
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  2. HanzoSteel

    HanzoSteel n00bish

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    Nice pics, welcome to the forums.
  3. ADVERIC

    ADVERIC n00b

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    Hello all! I am new to the forum and new to adventure riding. I have been a long time enduro rider, currently riding a KTM EXC 520. I recently decided to buy a BMW F800 GS and to learn about a whole different kind of riding. So far, it has been amazing! I recently ran into two gentlemen (Cack and Dualdude) who mentioned this forum to me, so I figured I would sign up and say hi. I'll look forward to possibly riding with some of you in the future!
  4. ttractorgirl

    ttractorgirl Keeping the good, the bad and the idiots alive

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    Hey, I am a new adventure rider, brand new avid rider member, seasoned wife, cynical RN (not really, kinda) and a fanatical worshipper of trying new breweries, the TT Isle of Man and Guy Martin. I own an 07 KLR-uh... tractor with character and yes I like the dark side or the KLR koolaid or whatever its called, being refinished with firearm paint. Presently eyeballing a Triumph Tiger and plan to elevate to the level of a Ducati someday when I can truly appreciate it and my husband doesn't say he wants to buy life insurance first (I don't get it). I am looking forward to riding the back country here in Montana next summer and hopefully take the new Tiger (coming soon) up to Canada. Any how, thought I would say hey!!
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  5. Patj551

    Patj551 Motorcycle & Empowerment Coach

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    Welcome Eric! Your F8 is an amazingly capable bike! With your enduro skill set, you should be well positioned to enjoy adventure riding! If you're not already familiar, you might consider checking into the Back Countey Discovery Routes. (Google it.). Starting in the spring there will be ample opportunity to ride and socialize via many ADV rallies like RMAR, Moose Run, West Fest, etc. Cheers!
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  6. Patj551

    Patj551 Motorcycle & Empowerment Coach

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    Welcome ttractorgirl! It's great to see more women riding! You go girl! Next step is to get your husband on the ADV band wagon! There are a growing number of resources for women riders. My website is a great starting point www.advwoman.com. WELCOME to the asylum!
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  7. goober noob

    goober noob Been here awhile

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    howdy y'all, I'm new to this ADV thang, but am excited to give it a try! Just bought a Zongshen Sierra 250, am ready to hit the trails. I don't have any dirt riding experience, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night, does that count for anything?

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  8. sturg

    sturg Been here awhile

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    Welcome to the site & congratulations on the new purchase! Make sure to post up photos of your rides when you get to where you're going.
  9. MVmann

    MVmann Made In America (with German parts)

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    Hey! Been lurking around these parts for quite some time, figured its time to introduce myself.
    I work as a Machinist, I've been riding for most of my life, dirt when I was younger and mostly street the last 20 years. Just started getting tired of the street thing as every time I passed a dirt road I wondered where it went and what I was missing. I bought a 2015 KTM Adventure R back in July and haven't looked back. I still own my street bikes a 2006 Honda VFR Interceptor and a 1999 Honda Superhawk though they don't get much use anymore.
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    I am looking forward to putting many miles on this beast. I have done quite a few local rides on it and have quickly learned this big girls limitations. The switchbacks backs on Donner pass trail........... didn't drop it though and Kelly flats, Heart attack hill...... lets just say I took the bypass, and that was tough too.
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  10. rulo87

    rulo87 2015 KTM 250 XC-W

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    Hello everyone, during the last couple of days I've been looking around the forum, reading some riding reports I found excellent, so I've decided to introduce myself today.
    My name is Ignacio, I'm from Argentina, and will be moving to Denver, CO in the next couple months. I've been riding since I was a kid, and was off bikes for some years, returned on my early 20s, with YZ-250 and had to sell it, so I've not rode for about 5 years now.

    Moving to Colorado, has been my perfect excuse to get back on riding, which I love and enjoy as anything else. Looking at the forum, there are plenty of different riding spots, trails, passes, roads, etc, so I'm really excited about getting there already, get a bike, which will definitely be a priority, and find someone to ride with, and show me around those fantastic places.

    Looking forward to get there and start riding with all of you! :ricky
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  11. mtnmaniac

    mtnmaniac Simian

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    OK, hi! Lurked on advrider for over a year. Finally decided to sign on and introduce myself. It's a nice resource if you can wade through some of the penile length measuring/ my dad can kick your dad's a$$ BS. The thoughtful guys and girls here, of which there are many, unknowingly helped me decide on a "new to me last summer" F800GS. :D Other than a few minor problems, it's been great! Thank you for a great site!!

    I'm an Colorado native and have been riding on and off since my early teens. Having ridden through winter, rain, snow, ice and wind, I can say I'm over that... Pretty much a fair weather rider now, not at all hardcore. I generally like to ride alone, mostly commuting into the mountains and back, but I'll wave at ya if I see ya! :wave
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  12. pratered

    pratered Jackpiner

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    Hi every one. I've been around for a long time, mostly doing research and drooling while reading ride reports. I've ridden dirt bikes most of my life and have decided to also start doing some backcountry adventure trips. So, last spring I pulled the trigger and got a KTM 690. Rode it basically stock, except for a skid plate, last season. This winter I've tried to make most of the recommended mods or farkles to make the bike more durable and comfortable.
    My goal this year to make at least 4-5 two-three day trips and at least 1 - 6-7 day trip. I live in western Wyoming so I don't have to cover a lot of pavement to get to dirt! Willing to help with local info and have a camp spot listed on that thread. Can't wait for spring here so headed to Moab the weekend of 2/20 to try out my winter's work. If you are going to be in that area would love some ride recommendations or warnings and company also. Cheers
  13. lhulax29

    lhulax29 Been here awhile

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    Hey guys i'm down in pueblo and crossed over from street bikes to light weight enduros a few months ago. I've got a 05 yamaha xt225 which i've added some nice modifications to for this spring and summers adventures. Since i'm fairly new to enduros I may have some questions from time to time and I've started to learn the limits of my little xt. Here's a few pics of it.

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  14. tomdubz

    tomdubz getting there

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    Hi all. Just moved to Santa Fe. Flying to Seattle to pick up my 990 and ride back here at the end of the month. Looking forward to exploring the neighborhood and making some new friends.
  15. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    If you're in Santa Fe, you could join us every Tuesday at the SFBC tasting room. Usually upstairs from 5 to 7
  16. GS Dave

    GS Dave Chicken Farmer

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    New guy buys beer!
  17. usmcshepherd

    usmcshepherd Master Guns

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    Hello there….I'm a recently retired Marine who moved to the Denver area a little over a year ago. I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a new GSA as I move away from my Harley days and am looking to find out if there are any groups in the Denver area who meet up routinely for local rides around Colorado?
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  18. dirtybike

    dirtybike Been here awhile

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    Might be the wrong thread, but here goes...
    I may be traveling to work for a week or so in Boulder late June. If things work out, I'll have Friday through Monday of July 4th weekend to take some touring time. My work should end Thursday night or Friday morning, depending on what shift I'm covering.
    I'm looking into renting a bike and touring the mountains as much as practical. Most likely road only. Pikes Peak and Mt Evans look to be two rideable 14'ers. Of course, July 4th weekend may mean heavy traffic.
    I'm thinking picking up a rental bike Friday, and returning it Sunday or Monday, then flying home. Maybe two full days and a partial day to ride and tour.
    I'll be starting and ending from the Denver area.
    I see that I better bring my cold and wet weather gear.
    Is there a post in here somewhere listing the ride-able summits?
    Recommended loops that would fit?
    Thanks,
    Dan
    Tomkins Cove, NY
    I promise that I'll try not to die and screw up the state's statistics.
  19. DaVooDooKing

    DaVooDooKing Mohave

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    Forum Noob and (adv noob for that matter) here - just picked up a tiger 800 xc - i have experience on ktm 2 stroke dirt bike (including some reasonably technical stuff ) & lots o' street riding - new to Heavy ADV - I'm in denver and looking for any suggestions for some non technical - spring weather appropriate - day rides to break myself in....
  20. sturg

    sturg Been here awhile

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