The 4th Annual Un-Official, Un-organized, Rocky Mountain Monkey-Butt 500!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Raul Duke, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Raul Duke

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    Its that time again!:clap

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    This first post will get lots of updates over the next couple of months...

    The Basics:

    Dates: JULY 26, 27, & 28

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    Requirements to join the ride:

    1) Lots of riding experience
    If you haven't tried a ride like this before, try riding BreckTrek first. If you can COMPLETE BreckTrek, then you're ready to try the MB500.

    2) Membership to COHVCO
    Last year we gave more options, but COHVCO does much more to keep Colorado trails open than any other group. I still support all the other trail groups, but COHVCO membership is required this year.

    3) Trail work
    Find a local trail work day, or gather some buddies help fix our trails. Spring is a great time to go our an remove downed trees.

    4) An appropriate bike
    The most important aspects of you bike are that they need to be Plated and have a Functional Headlight. By “functional headlight” I mean you need to be able to ride unfamiliar technical trails at night.

    MB500 History:



    #1 - (2010)
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=534143


    #2 - (2011)
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=651369


    #3 - (2012)
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=756197
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  2. Raul Duke

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    Ride Info:

    To be updated as we go.
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  3. Raul Duke

    Raul Duke DROC

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    It is my year to lead this bitch, so, any of the previous years riders, tell me what you liked, what you didn't, what you would add/change, etc.

    I have already decided that this year will be a bit more technical than last year. I'm going back to the core idea of "as much tech singletrack as possible".

    Time to put your big-boy pants on!:wink:
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  4. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    Do you just have some big boy pants i can borrow? I don't think Ben has made them in my size yet!
    Likes-have always liked Agate, Waunita, Quakey, and Rainbow in general..still need to actually complete all of Rainbow, though, right?
    I also kind of liked Timberline at night, maybe not so much at the time, but the feeling of completing utterly stupid shit kind of grows on you...
    Although i liked Sheep Mountain, i don't know if the sacrifice of that many dirt roads before and after was worth it.
    I liked seeing 717 during daylight hours..much easier to ride fast if you can actually see what is up ahead.

    Do you have a rough idea of dates? I was hoping to attend the Silverton RMAR again this year, and probably lead a one day massive ride, MB style over to Rico to ride Calico, possibly even Wilson Mesa ST and back via some sweet, yummy goodness...you should consider going!

    I think my only real dislikes were losing the oil bolt and busting my ribs on day 3. If I wear these big boy pants, does that keep me from doing stupid shit? I was thinking additional lighting for this year, and I got a Go Pro now, but maybe just some duper big boy pants and life will be all good? Let me know what you think!

    Loves-still love Courtney's cooking. Please don't piss her off before this, do what is necessary..I think she put in a request for tequila/margaritas last year, so we can make sure she is accomodated...
    I also loved campfire music. More of that please!

    Happy New Year Ryan! Hope you been good!
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  5. COXR650L

    COXR650L Long timer

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    :clap

    I hope I can do it this year. I swear summers get crazier and crazier.



    What was the name of the trail you broke your finger on in 2011? How about going up that :evil
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  6. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I liked doing the northern part of Timberline in the dark in the rain. Maybe we can all do it without headlights for the "Dylan Experience". Also, if you want to go more technical. Star trail needs to be back in.

    And here's a more technical option instead of Pearl Pass: everyone seemed to like Deadman's Gulch, so do that again and then go up Waterfall on the other side of Cement Creek, then take Doubletop all the way north until it turns into Crystal Pass and drops back down to Taylor Rd. Then go up Mt Tilton.
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  7. Raul Duke

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    Any preference on Dates?:ear

    I should be open to just about anything. Looks like it will be a shit year for snow, so I doubt we will have to worry about snow on the trail in July. I would prefer July mostly because we get a bit more daylight, but like I said, Im open to anything.
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  8. modette

    modette RMAR

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    Please pin the dates...I'm hoping to make it.

    Is June too early!!!
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  9. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    Personally, mid July (12-14) should work for me, probably, maybe, if not 2nd week of August. I would like to try to schedule around the Silverton Rendezvous, because although i only got to attend a bit last year, it was pretty cool event practically in my backyard, and a great fundraiser. If the rest vote for the last week of July, then i will have to go with that, legacy and all, ha ha!
    Last year there were talks of more singletrack possibilities after Tanner/Schultz if we do a more southern route? What does that entail? What would replace the loss of Captain Jacks as a start if we head that way?
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  10. bikepikespeak.com

    bikepikespeak.com Been here awhile

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    :D That was the most pissed off I'd been all year. :lol3 My vote is for August sometime since tours start slowing down then...I could possibly swing July though too depending on what we've got happening.
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  11. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Ben recently posted this in the WF thread. Thought it deserved to be reposted here too. I love the thud of the bike hitting the rock on the second wheelie. Makes you glad you invested all that money on a skidplate.

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  12. COXR650L

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    haha ya it has taken a beating. If it is earlier in July it would be a possibility for me, at least for 2 days.
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  13. modette

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    Well got the new bike today so what mileage for refills?
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  14. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Been here awhile

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    :clap:freaky

    Congrats!! What is the new bike?
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  15. bikepikespeak.com

    bikepikespeak.com Been here awhile

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    Depends on the route probably. I don't think last year I was ever at risk of running out with my 3.2. Stock tanks needed some mid trail refills though.
    What did you get for a new ride?
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  16. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    We won't really know about the gas situation until Ryan gets the final route together. Most of our problems over the last couple years have been with the Timberline trail since it goes around the Taylor Trading Post which is the only gas available in the area. A few people over the years with stock tanks have had to separate from the group to get gas and a couple have ran out on the trail. Last year one guy refilled his FI bike with mixed gas and then got to push it out of the woods in the middle of the night in the rain. I helped him push on the uphill parts. Everyone else decided it would be most helpful if they just watched. It was awesome. :freaky
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  17. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    Ahem, I put some time in on Freddie's fender, and pulled some gas out of my tank to try to get that fucker to run! That sure was a 1000 mile stare night! Shawn had lost something, I remember just giving him my bike to back for it, kind of a "good luck, I can't move in a backward direction right now!"
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  18. modette

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    2012 Gas Gas XC 300 E-Start (called EC in Europe). I still have the beast XR650R. A thread to come, I just shot video of the new bike with pictures.

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  19. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I guess that was before I got there. I was lagging behind a little that night. :muutt
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  20. onlead

    onlead Been here awhile

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    Nice Bike! Too bad it won't look like that at the end of the MB500. :D Probably look like mine:

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