just puttin' around in WNC

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Cuttle, May 28, 2011.

  1. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Are you calling me an enabler???

    Because my wife would totally agree with you. :D
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  2. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Day 1:

    Colorado Springs:

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    And - because what do you do with a new (to me) bike you ride for the first time? Go up Pikes Peak :rayof

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    and test out the gravel capabilities :lol3 (I just can't help it...)

    turns out @knybanjo told me a route, which I rode part of it unknowingly... maybe I should have paid better attention to it, but the gravel road just seemed nice

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    Rocky Mountain National Park (you have to buy a ticket with "timed entry" in advanced)

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    Lake Granby (the only campsite I booked ahead of time)

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  3. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    yes. All your fault - and I thank you for that. Love the bike ... now I have to sell something else :lol3
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  4. Laconic

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    Nice pics. Can you still see out of both eyes?
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  5. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    yes, and I still have a license... which surprises me the most :lol3
  6. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    You make good mistakes. :D
  7. dpippin

    dpippin Been here awhile

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    You're going to love that bike
    I have a 2019 Tracer GT that's very similar and it's a great bike.
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  8. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Hey Doug - I haven't seen you in years!

    And yes, that bike is so much fun.... almost too much
  9. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Day 2: Started out a bit cloudy and cold :vardy

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    still no Moose.... :ace (same spot as last year )

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    Made it to Steamboat Springs to see Doug aka @Tellydoug at the Farmers Market.... I could have eaten everything in his whole booth :lol3

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    and turning north...

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    Irish Canyon

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    oops. Turns out the bike is limited to 115.... :dirtdog

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    Boyson Reservoir

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    Dougs fantastic macaroons, his great instructions and box wine (beats warm beer).....

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  10. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Day 3:

    It's windy there... I used the trees to tie the tent too :lol3
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    Windy Canyon

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    And look who I found: @kennyanc and @PurpleJesus aka PJ (unloaded in Cody, WY)

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    at Chief Joseph

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    Top of Bear Tooth

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  11. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Day 4, Cody, WY:
    The guys helped me making the bike "fit" a bit better.

    apparently this is 6 inches.... who would have thought :patch

    ... and I am a happy camper now :lol3

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  12. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna NSFW

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    nice work real Kenny... That had to be like a Mack truck visor in the wind
  13. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    he did an fantastic job!

    and I can finally look over it :lol3
  14. kennyanc

    kennyanc Long timer

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    That thing was like a barn door strapped on the front of the bike!
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  15. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Day 4 cont....

    Kenny and PJ called a "weather day" since it snowed on us on top of Bear Tooth and I went to Bighorn 14 and 14A

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    And I had some snow flurries again :lol3

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    I had enough time so I decided to take the road down to Dayton.... and, f-ing finally. After years of rubbernecking this cow was standing just down the bank of the road

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    and then, her mate walked out from behind a tree. Life Goal achieved :wings

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    down to Dayton

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    Shell Falls

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    and back with my AVL peeps in Cody.
    Not the most scenic campground, but it had good people, hot showers, I could piggy back on their site and got fed :dukegirl:beer

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  16. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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  17. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    i maybe a little late in mentioning this, if thats the campground sorta as ya get into town

    did anybody ride to the back and the bottom?

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  18. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    nope... our campground was in walking distance to the Breweries :lol3 (I mean, after all Kenny booked it ;) )
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  19. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    lov a man with a plan :beer



    other one was ponderosa campground
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  20. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Day 5: southern corner of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

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    and down to the Tetons

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    snatched myself a good camp spot at Lizard Creek

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    and back to Yellowstone to see some kind of geyser people keep talking about...

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    and back to my campsite... bunch of slow pokes on the road, so I passed them. A few miles later someone decided to talk to me.
    And all the damn cars I passed went by and probably had a good amount of "schadenfreude". :bluduh

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    This post is brought to you by "white-middle-aged-women-privilege" :deal

    I got away with a warning for doing 63 in a 45. Young park ranger, pornstache, kinda cute.
    He never checked registration, which was in the previous owner and the plate expired 2 days earlier :lol3. He also explained to me that there is a canyon coming up with curves and that I should be careful. Yes Sir, thank you so much for the heads up, I'll be careful.

    There was another ranger sitting a few miles down the road - I bet he was waiting for me... nice try.

    Made it back to camp just in time

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