STUCK! in the parking lot of Starbucks;-)

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by trinitydirt, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. trinitydirt

    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    East of Leadville, Colorado on Mosquito Pass. I figured, "hey, if a mountain bike can make it, so can I". I was wrong:huh Dragging 530 lbs of machine backwards and uphill at 12,500' was a real treat! Uh the Adventures of Life:clap
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  2. trinitydirt

    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    Success! Time to enjoy the view:evil
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  4. Wyodrill

    Wyodrill Deer Slayer 800

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    Well it looks like you made it. Next time bring the tire chains. "Cool" photos. Wish I was there.
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  5. Black Hills

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    yea, they don't do snow very well....

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  6. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    Where is the Starbucks? :huh
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  7. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Silly Man! You're not supposed to ride motorcycles in places like that!!
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  8. imprezagm4

    imprezagm4 Been here awhile

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    I can see why you tried it. Definitely looks passable in the photo without the bike stuck in there.
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  9. trinitydirt

    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    The "Starbucks" thing is a little joke that I use in my threads. As you know, REAL adventure riders only cruise around with the panniers on while searching for the next Starbucks to park up front at and "show the World" what a real men ride these days:freaky. I prefer to defy that moniker. So, as you can see the Starbucks reference is purely sarcastic in nature............
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    ADVill Been here awhile

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    Need to talk to them about their snow removal. Next time, get a super mega grande and pour it out and melt the snow.
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    OrangeDevil37 Been here awhile

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    how is a bike supposed to go through snow with street tires?
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    RedlegDaddy Been here awhile

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    It looks like once you tossed the Givi case everything went fine! :evil

    Great pic's.
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  13. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Did you get through, or have to turn around (asks the guy who might be there next week)?
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  14. SpeedyR

    SpeedyR SE in the SE

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    there are times that I really consider purchasing one of the Warn winches for the bike. One snow stake and a winch and about 20 minutes and you'd be thru there and on your way.

    down here, it's usually mud pits or your bike just tumbled into a ravine :)
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  15. trinitydirt

    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    I turned around. When I got to the bottom of the pass a lady asked me how far I made it. I pointed to the switchback and said right there. Almost had it. She said, " no you didnt! The north side still has 8' of snow. I think they are bringing the dozer in this weekend to clear it for the burro race". I said :huh? She then filled me in on the upcoming human and burro race up and over the pass. So, in a few weeks it should be clear of snow but may be full of burro droppings:evil Think I'd prefer the snow:lol3
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    gefr Life is a trip

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    The view is fantastic and there is no dust to penetrate into the engine.:D Should be renamed the KTM passage.:deal
    Cheers.
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    That is a great idea. Besides that, I was only five miles from town! I mean, a guy could WALK back if the old girl comes up lame;-)
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    You need one of these:

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  19. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    Is this for real or photoshopped? Links on build...
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  20. trinitydirt

    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    That is photoshopped. I have seen a ton of the Timbersled bikes in the hills this past winter. They work pretty good! That being said, my 280hp Race Gas Turbo Arctic Cat M 8 is A LOT MORE FUN:-)
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