Tommy Knocker Rocker Knocker Ride, July 14

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Wentjo, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Wentjo

    Wentjo Been here awhile

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    This is a ride that I've been doing for a few years, thought I might invite some others that might be interested. It starts in Idaho Springs does a big loop and ends in Idaho Springs at Tommy Knockers Brewery. The ride is roughly 70 miles, mostly consisting of jeep roads like Spring Creek, Saxon Mtn, Kingston Peak and some other trails I don't know the names of. This ride does require a plated bike, but not a big bike due to the amount of rocks.

    We are meeting at the parking lot south of I70 about 200 yards up Hwy 103 on the east side. Wanting to start riding about 9am Sunday July 14.
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  2. KilLeR Kawasaki

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    Joe, this sounds awesome. Sign me up. Thanx again for the risers! I'm going to cross post to Colorado Dual Sport Riders to spread the word further. I've been wanting to do Kingston Peak.

    Mark
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  4. BikeSDP

    BikeSDP On a last chance power drive

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    I think Wolfman posted in another thread that Kingston Peak, which appears on your itinerary, is closed. I hadn't noticed it before, but it's on the Boulder Ranger District's road status page. Last update was today. Maybe by the weekend things will change...
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  5. thump_co

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    The sign on the Kingston gate says open 7/15 - 11/15.
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  6. Wentjo

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    Talked to Clear Creek Ranger District, they said they were going to open it later this week. Hopefully that is the case, otherwise route will be slightly modified.
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    Mark how are you getting there riding in or taking the truck ?
    if I took the klr I don't mind riding in but the 350 id rather truck it in long distance .
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    KilLeR Kawasaki Marky A

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    I'll be riding my XR400 from Littleton. Drop off at my place and ride with me if you'd like.

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  9. wentro

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    I will be there on my 500
    If you are not familiar with these tails then i would suggest the lightest bike. The route basicly strings together the most rocky and steep trails that we could find. Spring creek is probably the worst section.
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    wayne_l Been here awhile

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    never rode it ill take the xt350 then ... sounds like a blast .
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    thump_co ..ouch

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    I'll jump in on this if I stay local this weekend.
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    im coming up from the springs
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    I'm in. Be there on xr650r.
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  14. BikeSDP

    BikeSDP On a last chance power drive

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    Kingston good to go at Apex side. Gate is open
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    Sounds like a fun ride , wish weekend would get here sooner ....
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    Talked to Clear Creek Ranger District this morning, they said gate was open on their side too. :clap
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    This is an area Ive been wanting to check out. Not sure if I can stay for the whole ride but I'll be up there at 9:00.
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    jjustj cum petris et choris

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    shouldnt be any dust..looking forward to a report after the ride please!!!!!:ear
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    wasn't much on dust with all the recent rain but a lot of rock !!
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    Thanks to everybody that showed up, sorry if it was rockier then expected. We weren't able to complete the entire loop as planned either due to some trail side repairs needed, torrential down pour and just plain tired of hanging on. :D I think we got somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 miles. I'll post up some pics tonight. We're going to try again in a couple weeks incase anybody missed out.
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