Colemanfu's Colorado Dirt Bike & Brew Tour 2019

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Colemanfu, May 13, 2019.

  1. mikej55

    mikej55 Livin the Dream

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    I can relate fu! We rode there a few years ago when we were there and I love climbing hills but I did not enjoy climbing some of those that like you said, you don't know what is at the top! I never got comfortable either not to mention it was hot! I prefer mountain vistas.
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  2. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Yea, exactly! Cresting a biggie!

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    And it don’t get any better going down!

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    High elevation shit the last 2 days!

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    More sweet free camping!

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  4. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    And my knobie hates me!

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    I did pick up a new Cheater tire that matches the existing mousse.

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    And saw this fella creeping behind the van this morning!

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  5. Mikemm

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    Did you start the trip on a new tire?
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    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Not new but plenty of life left. It’s just so soft. Perfect for wet NC mountains & WV but this dry hard shit has chewed it up. Good grip, it hooks but so soft combined with new hard mousse it has taken a beating. New tire won’t be much better in terms of longevity. Curious how a reduction in knob gap affects traction?
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  7. Colemanfu

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    Welcome earthlings!
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  8. motomike14

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    Wider knob gap increases traction is loose bits/softer dirt. Those closer knobs are better in hard packed conditions, provides "more contact" if they are as soft. It should last you a little longer if you're ripping around on hard pack at speeds. Spending any long time in rocks you won't notice a difference in life span, they will just torture them no matter what knob you run.
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  9. mikej55

    mikej55 Livin the Dream

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    I have been wanting to try a trials tire on the rear. I think Colorado would be a good place to try one! All those rocks are hard on any knobby!
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  10. Colemanfu

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    Trials tires are popular options out here, good call!

    We had an amazing day yesterday in the most lovely small town - Ouray!


    Ya know it had to start with some street bacon!

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    Then a fell blown parade! The down side of the street is designated the “wet side”.

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    Then they really goon it up with the water fights!
    View compliments of Ouray Brewing.

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    Cooling off the crowd between bouts!

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    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    And today’s breakfast view ain’t too bad, got down to 48° last night!

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  12. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Here’s a look at the ride in Silverton. Only 50 miles and due to snow only a fraction of what is normally available.

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  13. Colemanfu

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    10 days ago I packed up from Hartman Rocks and repositioned closet to Denver for an airport pick up 2 days later. I camped for free with one of the best vistas of the trip, spent a day in Aspen shared fondu with the fellow campers. On the way to the airport I spent the afternoon in Dillon enjoying the opening day of their trail system.

    Here’s the vid that covers that period of The Tour!

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  14. rider1150gsadv

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    Great vids! Amazing amounts of snow still up there, and Chances are that a lot of it won’t melt this summer either....
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    Perfect video...not too long...no crappy intro...just perfect
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    And now for something completely different!

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    University of Colorado soccer camp, 700 camper, 44 coaches, and 50 college players!

    But The Dead and Co were in town last night. I was wondering why Boulder was so much more granola than usual.

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    I’ll be done by lunch Wed and back to searching for stoke!

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    Brutal day in the office!

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    But I miss my baby. I used the tent space thread to find a helpful inmate to stash the bike for the time while I’m hustling diesel money. @zigyphoto let me put my machine at his hizzy as apposed to leaving it on the hauler. I was concerned about the bike being left unattended. Good decision cause we’re (head coaches) put up in not the fanciest hotel in Boulder.

    It’s a massive relief knowing it’s safe! I’m very appreciative of his willingness to assist cause I’m pretty high maintenance. Yea, dealing with FU historically comes with baggage.

    And nothing beats the facilities of a fully funded Division 1 athletic department.

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    Film room

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    Synthetic turf that becomes an inflated dome in the winter and the real stuff on the other side.

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    Makes UF look junior varsity! This campus is absolutely stunning!
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  19. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Well life has as much contrast at Colorado.

    From the highest of highs......

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    To the lowest of lows....

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    So I finished up camp in Boulder, picked up the moto and high tailed it to Eddyline Brewery in Buena Vista to celebrate with some suds and wood fired pizza. Then when driving up the pass to camp the check engine light came on - FUCK!
    Van drove fine but wasn’t so sure about driving up on the pass for the night. Imagine tucking the van in and potentially not being able to drive out? But I did it anyway ha.

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    First thing this morning back to the big city and the closest MB dealer. I was planning on Taylor Park but that would have been a complete shit sandwich had the van been weird there. Based on last years experience the choice to backtrack 150 miles was easy.

    But the suds were cold last night and the steak tasty! Despite the trials of MB ownership it felt great to be done with camp and to be starting the final phase of The Tour!

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  20. 2old2Bbold

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    Some of those check engine lights are turned on by a preset mileage setting. Check your owners manual, you may be able to reset it.
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