CannonTrek.CO - Bashing Big Bikes in the Backcountry of Colorado

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Cannonshot, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    There are quite a few 4WD guides to Colorado that give a relative rating and description of roads (some of which are passes) from the 4WD point of view. The photos and narratives can give you a pretty good idea of what the path is like. Here is a sample of the type of book I am referring to.
  2. Muncle

    Muncle Been here awhile

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    Thanks
    loved the pictures the history and excellent text.
  3. Nickhob

    Nickhob Armchair adventurer

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    Fantastic RR :clap:clap
    Just spent 6 hours reading it... Ooops
  4. Oddball

    Oddball Faking it.

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    Awesome guys. Glad this was bumped so I was able to read what was a wonderful trip.
  5. Bines

    Bines Cats, man. Cats.

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    That's it? No fork emulators? Hopped up rear shock? Larger links? Toothier sprockets?
  6. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    That's all I had when I did the WABDR back in July.
    AFTER we got back my skidplate was cracked,my rear shock is toast,my clutch is almost gone and I have a " few" scratches and dents !!.


    Live life,be yourself !!!!.
  7. tg rides

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    Count me as another appreciative reader. Took a break from shoveling some Colorado snow to finish reading your posts today. Can't wait to get back out there!
  8. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Thanks everyone! We sure had fun on this trip. What a great group of riders we had. You've inspired me to go back and re-read the report myself. Seems like a nice way to pass a winter evening. :D
  9. BENRON

    BENRON Crosscut Certified

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    I'm just going to look at the Purdy pictures.
  10. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    I actually went thru this again about 3 months ago :deal
  11. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Good times for sure. Lots to chuckle about. Anyone up for a game of snooker? :lol3
  12. kpinvt

    kpinvt OLDnSLO Supporter

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    I'm about half way through and have to say the historical content is great. I really appreciate the work that is being put into your posts. I'm tickled to see the Honda NC700X is doing so well. I'd like to say to Boomer that I can see a Dual clutch Transmission in his future some day. I have a 2014 NC700XD with the DCT and I love it.
  13. GSteve

    GSteve Long timer

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    I just stumbled into this awesome report. It seems all of the superlatives have been used in response to your efforts in this RR, but to repeat...outstanding, outrageous, fantastic riding, writing, research, photography, and presentation. :clap After reading it on a cold wet winter day, I'm now a few hours closer to Spring. Thanks.
  14. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Thanks guys! I'm glad you enjoyed it. The history seems to add another layer to the experience which can be pretty interesting sometimes. It sure was a great time.
  15. Marc LaDue

    Marc LaDue Been here awhile

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    ...I hope to manage posting pix as capably as you.

    I've been enjoying your thread for the past few months now; it popped in and out of this thread over the course of last year's second half, likely due to life's other responsibilities getting in the way. I also love to plan trips and execute them with friends, in fact we've got one scheduled for '15 again, as we have for the past four.
    I took my 950 S in '11, and found it to be a hand-full, loaded down with gear & gobi's traversing Cinnamon Pass. The next year I opted for my XR650L and never looked back. What had been a dicey climb with a 500 plus pound machine became an enjoyable ride with the smaller Honda. I admire folks like yourself and the Oso characters for what you manage to overcome, but speaking strictly for myself now; I just don't derive as much enjoyment from flogging that extra weight anymore, or is it the extra weight flogging me?
    Some day I hope to figure out how to add pix to parley. In the meantime I'll keep browsing the Ride Reports section here and enjoy your commendable efforts & ability.
    It is a hoot following a thread like this, especially one that traverses a lot of the same trails we've traveled. Thanx again,

    LaDue
  16. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Glad you've been enjoying the thread. Like you mention, sometimes the planning can be pretty entertaining by itself. We also ride small-medium dual sports and would have enjoyed being on them when we crossed a few of those rough spots. This trip was a big biker. The next Colorado run will be on dirt bikes instead of adventure bikes and will be a much different kind of a ride. :evil
  17. kpinvt

    kpinvt OLDnSLO Supporter

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    Automatico!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soXcx6iD1wA

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    I have no idea if that is even an Italian word.

    PPS
    My apologies, I'm not trying to steal this thread, I'm just pointing something out to folks who have questions about the NC700XD's rideability in nasty conditions.
  18. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Another great report Bryan! 4 or 5 of us are riding our big bikes out of KY this August and we're using Pitkin as a base. Your rr has been (and will be) a great resource in planning.

    Think I missed what month you did your ride???

    Thanks again!
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  20. Knightwork

    Knightwork Have Coffe Cup--Can Travel

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    Backwoods and I were out there about the same time. Might have passed y'all at some point. The second week of our stay was the week of the Rocky Mountain ADV Riders Rally. We cooked the steaks for the Rally and had a great time. :deal