Westfest Update. Whiskey, Music and Bikes!!!

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by COXR650L, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. COXR650L

    COXR650L Long timer

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    Ya it is mostly ATV/4x4. I don't know if that would be a better environment to practice skills on?????? If there are a bunch of bigger bikes it would be better then Taylor, but if you get mostly small bikes Taylor would work well too. The only problem I can see with Taylor is most of the easy single track has a lot of side hill exposure, which could be intimidating depending on the skill level.

    Either way people will really like you putting the time into this:evil Nice Job!!
  2. Patj551

    Patj551 Motorcycle & Empowerment Coach

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    Thanks Ben. This will be fun. I'm going to 4 Mile this Sat....
  3. binskies

    binskies Been here awhile

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    This definitely sounds like a ride I'd be interested in. Any volunteers to "lead" a goup of riders???? :evil
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    I think you'll like 4-Mile. I found it to have a lot of fun riding without having to go any great distance. There's even some great camping there.
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    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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    +1

    I'd join you if I could. I think this is the perfect place to do what you're thinking... Have fun.
  6. 29andSingle

    29andSingle Been here awhile

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    Anyone else bringing kids along? I'll have my 11yr old and he is decent beginner rider on a new bigger bike. Be fun for him to hang out with other kids instead of boring old adults.
  7. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I'll have a 12 yr old that LOVES to ride (and is pretty decent) and a 14 yr old that can't decide if she likes it or not. Friday and Sat I have hard (not for kids) rides planned, but I don't have anything solid for Sunday yet; should we put together a family ride? Or, if your kid wants to ride more, you could take everyone out on either Fri or Sat and I could take them all out on Sun.

    Fourmile is a great area for family rides. I also have a friend who has built an easy (kids) MX track 40 miles from BV. The kids like it and It's also a lot of fun with the adults on little bikes.

    We need some better video of the track, but this is all we have:
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  8. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    When Hayduke used to non-organize the 4-Mile Freakout every May, that seemed like the ideal aspect of 4-Mile. It had a little of everything over there for all levels of riders. There were easy, scenic rides all the way to some pretty challenging singletrack. Variety is present in spades there.
  9. 29andSingle

    29andSingle Been here awhile

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    Mine has only been riding for two years and he likes the easier terrain. We will hopefully be showing up thursday night but probably friday morning. Definitely be down for a family ride. I'd be happy to take some other kids if other parents wanted to do harder rides. That 4 mile area looks great.
  10. binskies

    binskies Been here awhile

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    I might be interested in this. I definitely fall into the noob to dual sport riding category, and will be on a KLR650, so ST is out for me, I think. But if you do some KLR friendly stuff that would be cool. I'll be there Thursday, so I can look for the horse trailer and catch up with you then.
  11. Gitana

    Gitana A work in progress

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    A mini Chickfest! Sounds good to me.
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    Pablo,

    For the single-track option do you stay on Lily Pond Tr #534 all the way to Italian Creek Rd or turn left on trail #623 then right on #411 (top of Star Tr) to Italian Creek Rd?

    I'm thinking for Saturday to ride Lily Pond - American Flag - Flag Creek Tr (#422) - Bear Creek Tr (#415) - Deadman Gulch (#420) - Cement Mtn Tr (#553) - Rosebud (#423) - Spring Creek Rd (#744) - Rocky Brook Rd (#748) and back to wherever we parked :D Drooling on my map right now haha...
  14. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Just Lily Pond to Italian. I've planned for the route to get harder as the day goes on, so people who just want an easy scenic ride can come for the Am. Flag Mtn section and then drop out. Tr 623 would be too much for those people. But if you want to head down it, we'll meet you at the top of Flag.
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    American Flag isn't that tough, is it? The videos I saw on YouTube didn't look too heinous, but it's sometimes deceptive as to difficulty level on some of those vids.
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    ElleDubs Been here awhile

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    I'm prolly one of those people that 623 will be too tough for! Thx for the info.

    It'd be great to start with you then we will peel off onto the easier trails after Am Flag Mtn.
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    When is the flag ride happening? Sounds like it's going to be a good one!

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    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    It all depends on your level of experience. The last trail to the summit is crazy steep. Pictures and video of that slope do not do it justice.
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    Saturday
  20. Patj551

    Patj551 Motorcycle & Empowerment Coach

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    I Had planned on scoping out 4 Mile OHV area today, but yesterday when I fired up the WR it wasn't running so well. Kept sounding and feeling like it was running out of gas. Soooo, I pulled & drained the gas tank, checked the petcock screen, and cleaned the carburetor. It took about 6 hours, two trips to the hardware store (for Allen head bolts for the bowl) and one trip to the auto parts store for carb cleaner. You hafta take the rear sub frame, shock, and exhaust pipe off to get to the carb. Sheesh! Somebody on ThumperTalk forum said they can do this in 15 minutes. Me, I took my sweet time! :D Oddly enough the carb was nice and clean except under the top plate that covers the top of the slide. I found lots of red Moab colored stuff in there. Have no idea how it got in cause the rubber gasket was in good shape and the allen screws were in tight. Just to be safe I sealed it with liquid gasket material. After all the work she runs nice and crisp again! Yay! So, I'll have to check out 4 Mile sometime during the week.

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