Salida ColoRADo...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Hayduke, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. KevinColorado

    KevinColorado Been here awhile

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    Hey Duke... If ya ever need a spare (third wheel)

    I'd love to tag along...
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  2. emerson.biguns

    emerson.biguns All idiot, no savant

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    Waiting on a pitcher. :ddog


    You call yourself a blogger. :rolleyes


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  3. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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  4. Bonnie Abbzug

    Bonnie Abbzug Property of Hayduke

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    :lol3 He does have to work sometimes. Poor thing.
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  5. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    :bluduh

    My last days off looked more like this:

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    Flyfishing rocks, too. :D
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  6. Hair

    Hair Free to a good home.

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    Great report Duke/Bonnie.

    I am going to try to make a riding trip up to Salida one day this fall. Maybe I will have to look you guys up and get some tips on new stuff to ride.
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  7. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Aw, man - you started this thread the day after we left Salida (for the 2nd time)!

    Thanks for the pass recommendations - we had a great time on Tin Cup/Cumberland/Tomichi and found some fun connecting trails, too.
    Colorado is so awesome, I mean, sucky :lol3
    Bonnie inspires me to get back on my TTR125 - she sure makes it look fun...

    Anyway, nice to meet you and glad we caught you on a non-riding, non-fishing day! Don't forget to make that bacon shirt in women's sizes (my sister wants one).
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  8. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    damn, it's hard bein' a blogger. :lol3

    Hadn't ridden much for awhile, but last Sunday Bonnie Abbzug and I had a great ride. Pics in a minute...
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  9. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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    You take some of the cooles riding pics.
    I think it's awesome that you guys(you and BA) get to ride together so much.

    Always nice to see.
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  10. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Bonnie's been riding her little TTR125 alot lately, and challenging herself with more technical trails and roads. I thought I'd take her on some stuff that would have made her cry a year ago. :lol3

    Starts out mellow; this stuff is fun when you wick it up to "dakar" pace. :lol3

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    up up into some wonderful aspen groves...

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    this road doesn't see alot of traffic...

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    As we climb, the route gets tougher... Tami's little 125 doesn't have much oomph up here at 11,500' Steeper than it looks, and looser, too... :uhoh

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  11. Deano955

    Deano955 Insatiable

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    Looks friggin great! You are a lucky man Duke. One of these days I'd like to get down to your neck of the woods and ride some of those gorgeous aspen lined trails.
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  12. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    There might be a few rocks.

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    Up at treeline, and it's getting a bit cloudy. We were lucky this day though; no rain.

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    rocks rocks rocks :raabia

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  13. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    This hill was one steep, loose SOB... of course the pic looks flat. :bluduh

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    Gratuitous KTM porn (BTW-still waiting on my check, KTM :ddog :lol2)

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  14. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    We found that alot of the roads on our map are now closed. :bluduh We tried to connect a big loop though a couple of roads and had to turn back. The roads started out open:

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    but a couple of miles further, they were closed to motorized.

    Made some neat out and backs though, in some interesting country.

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    Easter Island?

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    ... And Bonnie got to ride some more technical stuff... and maybe a few rocks...

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    The end. :D

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  15. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Come on down, Dean!
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  16. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Thanks! She learned to ride almost 4 years ago now, and we've had a ton of fun riding together since. In fact, this year I'm pretty sure she has alot more miles logged than me.:D
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  17. dirtphoenix

    dirtphoenix from the ashes...

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    Hate it when that happens... Looks like a great ride; I'll take your word for it that it was steep and loose:lol3 What else do we have here???

    Tami- you are looking awesome! I hope I progress that far in the next two years...
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  18. Bonnie Abbzug

    Bonnie Abbzug Property of Hayduke

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    Keep riding the steep, rocky, stuff we have and around here and I have no doubt you will be outriding me in less than two years! :D
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  19. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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  20. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    We'd been trying to get together for a ride for a long time, and well, since Miguel starts a "real job" next week, we figured we'd better get to it.

    Miguel came down on Tuesday afternoon, and we spent the evening teasing the trout on the Arkansas River with faux flies. The fishing wasn't great, but it was a good time on the water. Even saw a huge rattlesnake. :eek1

    Wednesday dawned cold and clear, so we took our time getting ready, and Miguel, Tami and I headed over to Patio Pancake for some greasy-spoon breakfast. Mmmmm...

    After choking that down, me and Miguel droned up Hwy 50 to Monarch Pass.

    Quick break at the top:

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    From the parking lot there, we jumped onto the Crest Trail. I haven't ridden this section for years- just too many angry mountain bikers most days. But this is late season, on a Wednesday- only a few people were out to get glares from. :lol3

    Thanks to the Mountain Bikers, this section of trail is about as smooth as you're likely to find in this area.

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    Miguel on the Crest Trail:

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    Smooooth: (photo by Miguel)

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    -more to come-