Colorado West Fest; September 10-12, 2021; Registration Now Open!

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  1. meate8or

    meate8or little dirt never hurt nothin

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    Anyone riding Thursday? Should arrive Wednesday evening and looking for recommendations on a loop. Riding solo on a 500 so don't want a bunch of slab nor anything super technical that temps me to do something stupid. 1st time riding CO and I want to get back into Ouray around 4pm for check in.
  2. Northwoods Snowman

    Northwoods Snowman Been here awhile

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    I won't get there until Thursday so I'm not riding early, but is anyone sticking around to ride on Sunday? Will have to move camp, but I'm debating if I want to head home Monday or Sunday.
  3. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    A question for the locals/organizers-

    I have the unfortunate privilege of needing to patch in to a virtual meeting (with video) via my computer on not only Thursday, but Friday for <1h each day. :fpalm So I’m seeking a welcoming, yet reliable location in town for WiFi. Can you recommend any such place like a coffee shop? Thanks.
    :cob
  4. CimarronEric

    CimarronEric Adventurer

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    My shop is in Montrose, which is 45 minutes away, but is very welcoming and has gig internet. Cimarron Coffee Roasters. Cheers!
    My former shop in Ridgway (sold it to a former employee) is welcoming and has internet too... just not a proprietor who rides :thumb
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  5. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Thanks for the offer. I’m gonna call the Ouray public library tomorrow and see if that might be a good solution.
  6. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things! Supporter

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    @meate8or
    Maybe ride Owl Creek pass over to Silverjack Reservoir. Outside of Ridgway. Some ATV side trails to play on as well. Also, just taking your time to up to Yankee Boy Basin, above Ouray. You can take the second turn for Imogene, play in the rocks there a bit. Fun section with some big overlooks.
    @Northwoods Snowman Depending how long breakdown on Sunday morning goes, I may meet up with one of my boys and some nephews and ride Peach Valley outside Montrose. Its dirt bike heaven!
  7. 61rover

    61rover Been here awhile

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    Email has gone out to all participants. If you did not receive it let me know. Schedule, map, and guidance is included. We're just days away!!!
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  8. CorreCaminos

    CorreCaminos Adventurer

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    I might be around Sunday if there’s still a group to ride with. I have a 500 geared for off-road so prefer to stay on the slower stuff.
  9. Westerly_Wind

    Westerly_Wind Been here awhile

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    I'm reaching out looking for a 2015 Husky shift lever. We called around and had no luck. Figured I would reach out and ask. Any tips or leads would be appreciated. Thanks
  10. 61rover

    61rover Been here awhile

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    If you're coming down I-25, try Elite Motorsports in Loveland, CO.
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  11. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things! Supporter

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    Maybe motorcycle accessories in Grand Junction?
  12. greenramp

    greenramp Airborne

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    I second the Elite Motorsports in Loveland, CO.
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  13. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things! Supporter

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    Grand Mesa Motorsports in Delta may be an option as well. They are a Husky dealer.
  14. DADODIRT

    DADODIRT Long timer Supporter

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    Handlebar motorsports in Durango, if you're coming in from the south. They have a shop in Farmington, too. Doubt they keep anything like that around, though.
  15. meate8or

    meate8or little dirt never hurt nothin

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    Perfect, exactly what I was looking for. Staying in Montrose tonight and will visit your establishment in the morning on my way to westfest.
    Marlon

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  16. CimarronEric

    CimarronEric Adventurer

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    I'll be your barista. See you there.
  17. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things! Supporter

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    We made a big load up to the rally site this evening. Looking forward to this! I think we got the Good Weather Switch calibrated correctly.
    @DADODIRT and I will be setting up the site most of the day tomorrow. Registration at Ouray Riverside Resort as in the email. We will use my truck to help haul any necessary loads up the last section from Dexter Creek to the Rally Site. There will be some green cones to follow, from the turn off on 550.
  18. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Any chance the site is open if we opted to make the full haul there? In northern NM right now.
  19. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things! Supporter

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    Not real easy or marked yet. But we will be around Ouray by 9ish, and heading up so feel free to contact me in the morning and we can get you up there.
  20. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things! Supporter

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    A few pics from yesterday's ride. A few of us did a leisurely 550/city rd 31/ black bear and imogene.
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