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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by eakins, Nov 23, 2011.
Looking at the blue vein in the pic I think you should be OK.
you would do just fine. most of it is easier-medium level and the harder sections have alt easier routes. it's aprox. a 6-8 day ride.
Does anybody have a lead to anyone planning to ride the COBDR next year yet? I'd be very interested in tagging along but may also consider a solo ride depending on what the route ends up looking like.
I am going to try it next June/July time frame depending on when I can get vacation. I want to double it up with the UTBDR which we did last month for the first time!
Looks like it will be an exciting route....
However, while I don't know you and it seems you live here in CO and obviously have the skills...
Did you happen to include GEEK in this route discovery trip? I've lived here for 21 years, driven and ridden a ton, and have yet to meet anyone who trully knows as much about the hidden and exciting back country routes in CO as Ed (Geek).
I sure hop he was at least given some opportunity to chime in.
Just say-in, not trying to ruffle any feathers.
looking forward to the route next summer!
Here's mine, on the inaugural run of the COBDR in August with Touratech-USA's Advance Scouting Team. Compared to the rest of the guys, I'm a klutz.
Rock on Tony
I heard you did just fine.
...what a killer camp spot Rob found you guys.
nope, geek was too busy futzin' w/ his geekmobile & drinking redbulls.
rob watt (brassass) http://www.trailmasteradventures.com
does all the routing work and is a pro at it.
those 2 will provide a sweet up one and down the other loop across those 2 states. both routes start really close to each other in the 4 corners and you can ride either one in reverse. you can use our WY state map to connect the 2 northern points using some killer remote western dirt routes.
we've got AZ and ID on the radar for future BDR maps and i'm really excited for the day when an AZ > UT > ID (mexico to canada) route is in place. it can even serve as the western mirror of the CDR route.
this next spring when the map is out and we have the DVD premieres, i'm guessing people will start planning up.
Thanks eakins! The combined "up" the UTBDR and down the COBDR might be just the ticket! I've probably ridden most of the route on the COBDR in the southern portion of the state and could simply end up at home half way through the return route done this way. I'll plan to pick up a copy of the route and DVD when its available.
What kind of fuel range would you need to have for these routes?
Sure & thnx.
Many just ride bits and pieces of what we've created. It's not the only way across the states, by any means, but Rob has created what he considers the most interesting way using easy, medium and some harder dirt roads.
Of course many know these roads as their own local ones or ones they've done in the past. Our primary goal is to provide a complete dirt route across each state with as little pavement as possible.
Let me check on that.
I have the stock tank on a 990 Adventure R and was getting around 200 miles per tank. I probably could have gotten more, but I did not want to be stranded and have to beg for gas from the guy I was with on a GS800. Pride thing. I did use my 1 1/2gal Kolpin on section 4 and barely made it to the next gas stop, but we by-passed Soldier Summit. I would assume after that ride and talking to my friend who lives in Washington and has done the WABDR, that Colorado would be about the same and gas should be available pretty regularly with small detours.
What I want to see is enough BDRs to make a huge loop across the western half of the US!!!
With Rancho del Rio (Trough Rd.) having regular gas only:
-Reg gas: 88 miles
-Prem gas: 121 miles
If Rancho does not have have any gas available, 121 miles for both grades.
so do we, but each BDR costs a good chunk to produce from start to end product. as such, only 1 BDR per year will be produced unless we can get more sponsors.
I just got this from TT:
Seattle, WA (October 25, 2012) The guys at Backcountry Discovery Routes have just released a trailer for their upcoming documentary about their expedition across the state of Colorado. Tom Myers and Paul Guillien of Touratech-USA have teamed up with Rob Watt, Bryce Stevens, Justin Bradshaw and Sterling Noren to create a 501c(4) non-profit organization dedicated to establishing and preserving off-pavement riding opportunities for dual-sport and adventure-touring motorcycles. One of the primary goals of the Backcountry Discovery Routes organization is to create routes that cross entire states using primarily unpaved roads across public lands and mountain ranges.
In the last few years, the team has created both the Washington and Utah Backcountry Discovery Routes, and has just completed a route for the state of Colorado, which will be released to the public with free GPS tracks in early 2013.
I'm really excited to release the latest installment in the Backcountry Discovery Route series, the COBDR. It was a wonderful motorcycle expedition and I think weve created a classic adventure ride. Viewers of the film will get a taste of what awaits them in Colorado - spectacular scenery, historic mining towns and exhilarating adventure riding on what is arguably one of the best rides in the country. - Sterling Noren, Producer, Noren Films
The expedition team included Backcountry Discovery Route board members named above, as well as journalist Tony Huegel, photographer Jonathan Beck and KLIMs Jayson Wickencamp. The team filmed the first expedition of the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route (COBDR) in August of this year and has since released this trailer for a forthcoming film, produced by Noren Films, which will highlight their 700+ mile off-road expedition across the state of Colorado.
To learn more about the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route, please visit:
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Holy crap that looks like fun!!