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Rockies regional randomness

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

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    This bike set off car alarms anytime I went past a car within about 1-1.5 ft. May have been vibration as much as db, dunno, but it was kinda fun. Some pretty loud Sampson straight pipes on the other side.
    2000 FXR IV.jpg
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  2. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

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    The white truck your company vehicle? :thumb
    Keep that rain up there, i hate that weather with a passion.
  3. motokeith

    motokeith Been here awhile

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    I had a 2005 Roadstar Warrior that was really good at setting off car alarms. Really enjoyed that bike.

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  4. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member Supporter

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    Yep, my work truck. I now have to take it home as we are working from home instead of going into the office/shop.
    There are only 3 of us there, which is really nice. No bosses, we have run of the place. I can't wait until the weather breaks.
    I think I'm gonna start with a Michigan lighthouse tour and work my way north into the UP.
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  5. MaParkerColo

    MaParkerColo Been here awhile

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    I drove the Corvette for a quick run to the office yesterday (Don't judge, higher education is essential) and with low traffic and high speeds it was difficult not to be overly rambunctious! Especially after having a city cop tell me specifically they he isn't pulling over anyone unless "They really piss me off."
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  6. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Things you don't see on a dirt road every day: :lol3

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  7. cidi

    cidi cidi Supporter

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    Where is that?
  8. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Gap road - Golden Gate State Park. Came around the corner and he was doing a 30 point u-turn. I don't think he was expecting it to be washboard gravel :photog
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  9. VonBiker

    VonBiker Work sucks and then you RIDE! Supporter

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    Alex and I passed that car not long after leaving your place and he was totally amazed.
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  10. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    IMG_6139.JPG IMG_6144.JPG Got out for little rope soloing and singletrack soloing yesterday. It was a badly needed 10 hour escape from the confines of my house. Other than passing people on the road, never got within a 1000 feet of anybody. I did see a wrecker pulling one of those three wheeled spider things up a 200 foot cliff above the hanging flume. Never heard about it but unless the thing went off with no one in it, there was at least one fatality. :(

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  11. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer Supporter

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    An amigo that lives in Loma mentioned that there were 2 fatal bike accidents in that area this last weekend ............. one on CO141 and another on CO139. Good time to remind ourselves that our skills may be rusty ................. and that the roads may be gritty.
  12. Pariahtize

    Pariahtize Misrepresented

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    You just love to instigate. . . . Sweet! I'd be out there a few days a week were I closer. Jealous.

    The crack reminds me of one on Wall Street. Not sure of the trail. . . looks great!
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  13. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    yep, this was on 141. Kind of weird place to go off as there was a huge shoulder there. Must of been moving really fast to blow that corner and slide all the way off the edge. gulp.
  14. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    This thing will go to the top in two more pitches with some thin nailing!! its beyond my soloing skills though... need a partner.
  15. barko1

    barko1 barko1 Supporter

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    I took a short 1190 ride yesterday and the road are very gritty, tiptoed through some of the turns.
  16. James Adams

    James Adams Long timer

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    :stupid

    I was surprised how gritty things were when I was out on the VFR recently. Wasn't fun.
  17. Pariahtize

    Pariahtize Misrepresented

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    Thin. . . hmmm, I think I'd be down. . . ha. I'm so off my game, but A1-2 I'd be good. . .def can belay your lead!
  18. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    The road was closed during this morning's commute so I detoured through downtown. I've never had it all to myself before.
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  19. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer Supporter

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    Nice picture Geek :clap
  20. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    NW Colo and SW Wyoming!
    Is that where Starbucks
    Is?!!!:hide
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