Rowdy Town

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Esteban, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Esteban

    Esteban Banned

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    I'm off to Boston, once was the rowdiest town in Colorado.
    The ghosts of Texas cattle drives and rustlers await.

    But first gotta do Hayden and Medano and Cordova Passes. Should be about 800-1000 KLR miles.

    Esteban
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  2. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    Have a good trip, Steve. :ricky

    Take your heated vest, though... :vardy
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  3. Esteban

    Esteban Banned

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    Did:
    Foxton Rd, Colorado Southern narrow gauge, Wellington Lake, Stoney Pass (open again), Tarryall, La Salle Pass, Waugh Mtn, Cotopaxi and then spent the night on top of Hayden Friday.

    Bfast in Villa Grove before doing:

    Medano fully loaded.
    Traced a very obscure part of the old Sta Fe Trail (and well worn Comanche raiding path) form Talpa (Farisita) to La Veta Pass.
    Searched for old Spanish Fort remains built in 1819 - close but no luck.
    Skinned a diamondback.
    Took Cordova Pass as a back door to Hastings where 121 men lost their lives in Colorado's worst mine disaster.
    Saw some of the loneliest land in the lower 48 - less the one person per 100 square miles.
    Love the canyon country in SE CO.

    Stopped into Gulnare, Aguilar, Vogel Canyon, Higbee, Toonerville, Springfield, Two Buttes, steak in KS, Coolidge, Boston, Trailside, Sand Creek site and played cat and mouse with a coal train for 50 miles at 80 mph.

    Got home at 10 pm after snow from Kit Carson to Denver via Limon. Very heavy snow from Kiowa to Castle Rock. The KLR is an amazing bike. Great trip, over 600 miles of dirt from full on 4wd to 90 mph deep sand. Lots of history. Saw the DS crew from La Junta, Pueblo and Colorado Spings in Purgatory. They asked why you weren't there ?

    1000 miles total.

    GLAD TO BE HOME BRRRRRRRRR !!!!!!
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  4. Colorado Chris

    Colorado Chris ADVENTURE MOTORBIKING

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    Can't wait to see some pictures from your ride.
    Allthough the week trip to AZ did not happen, I did buy the LC4 and rode with cRAsH, Wayne, 309, and Dysco yesterday. I was amazed with the bike, and lloking forward to the next outing.

    Chris
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  5. Esteban

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    Congrats on the new LC4 !

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  6. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt! Supporter

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    Whens the ride report? Wish I could have tagged along!
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  7. Esteban

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    Dan,

    You were outa town I thought. Ride report's still in my mind. I'll try to write something poetic later.

    Missed ya, but I really wanted to be alone on this one. You were outa town anyways. I love riding alone and I love riding with others too. This summer has had a lot of group rides. For me there is nothing better than primitive camping alone on a Rocky Mountain ridge. Every snap or rustle could be an adventure. Especially in 575 lb bear country.

    Steve
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  8. judjonzz

    judjonzz Beastly

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    Picketwire pics, please.
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  9. acupuncture4u

    acupuncture4u Freedom by knobbies

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    Hey Steve,

    Skinned a diamondback
    would like to see this pic


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  10. Esteban

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    My computer works again finally, but now my Canon software is not working. The skinned diamondback photo will bet posted eventually. The hyde is in my garage, stretched out on a board, covered with salt at this very moment.
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  11. acupuncture4u

    acupuncture4u Freedom by knobbies

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    I assumed but didn't ask, was he for dinner?

    D
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