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West Fest 2008 (8/8-10)

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by GSDude, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. curbjumperjones

    curbjumperjones Compulsive Lane Changer

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  2. Farscape

    Farscape I'm eat up with this shit, it's a disease...

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    Well, Ian did all the work... I just loaned a tool he didn't use and kept looking over his progress once in a while :lol3

    Alright, Ian used my handy wipes to get all the grease off his hands.... I was a supplier.
  3. MotoKat

    MotoKat Whine Cooler.

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  4. CamoGreg

    CamoGreg aka Camorpheus

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  5. MotoKat

    MotoKat Whine Cooler.

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    :wave Hi Greg!



    :uhoh my frog looks like he's fondling himself
  6. CamoGreg

    CamoGreg aka Camorpheus

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    Wonder where he got the idea from?
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  7. MotoKat

    MotoKat Whine Cooler.

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    :photog That damn Roy was just so hawt!
  8. CamoGreg

    CamoGreg aka Camorpheus

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    Yeah? Try wakin up at 3am and have him staring at ya with that grin.
    GET AWAY FROM ME ROY!
  9. Anja

    Anja Adventurer

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    I had a great time meeting all of you. It was a blast:clap :clap :clap

    Thanks Don and Darren??....for taking me up Wager thursday......and teach me how to get down again :eek1 I learned a lot!!!!!!
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    Thanks to cabin 30 for the Alpine Loop ride friday. Had a fantasic day. It´s not every day my cheeks are hurting from smiling :D
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    Always nice to follow the baboon butt :rofl
    Had a great ride with all off you guys too. That was a day of girlpower! Thought that i was gonna go home early, but couldn´t stop. Too much fun:clap
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    Big applause to Dean and Jenn for making it happen. And to Marty for deNoobing me :lol3
    A couple of pics from the gathering. It was wet but a lot of fun.
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    And, YES!!!!!! There was a bonfire.....With a little help from some ligtherfluid.
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  10. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    I hung around Silverton, camping and riding for a few more days after the Lake City WF. On my Imogene Pass ride, I got to the top and noticed a lady climbing up the scree rock field from the Ouray side...not the trail...the scree field...and she was going fast. When she gets up to me at the pass sign, I find she's a 62 year old woman training for a Telluride/Ouray foot race of some kind. She gets her husband on her cell phone to tell him she's at the top and she's OK. Damn...I couldn't have even gotten my breath after an ordeal like that...and she's only half done.:eek1

    Of the many times I've been over Imogene, this was the first time there was someone else to actually take my picture, and the lady offered to do so. So, when we as motorheads think we're pretty tough riding our bikes over some of these challenging trails, just think about doing it on foot...and being qualified for social security.:lol3
  11. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    So, when I'm looking around at the top of Imogene, I notice something interesting on the old mailbox sitting on the top of the pass. Instead of "Kilroy was here", it looks like some ADV mischief was afoot. Take that, Arlen!:lol3
  12. Ratty2austin

    Ratty2austin commutercycle

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    Well, after 7 states, 7 national parks, a burned up clutch, a used up rear tire, and a lot of mosquito bites, I made it back home on Thursday night!

    I took over 2800 photos, uploaded them all (sorry about the abundance and redundance) but it thoroughly documents my trip... so I guess the large quantity of photos is ok right? :lol3

    I want to thank all who came, all who helped out and especially those who organized and made this event possible!! :clap

    and special thanks to Dave-950 for letting us crash on the floor :evil (we definitely owe you one!!! )

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    Jill and Marty- it was nice to see you once again, sorry we did not get to ride together this time :cry (but don't worry, there will be another day to do so! :deal)

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    Camogreg- thanks for coming with me to Gunnison, it was a nice ride that day :evil (even if it was to Walmart to get oil to fix my bike :bluduh ) :lol3
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    Hmm.. I wonder if there is a thread for all the WF pics?

    this is going to take forever for me to do a ride report on this one.. I haven't even finished my previous ride's ride reports! :augie


    some of the highlights of my trip to and from west fest=


    Experiencing 122ºF in Death Valley :eek1
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    camping in Zion...
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    Dodging Lightning in Bryce
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    rode the nice twisty canyon roads of Capitol Reef
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    we found this underground bunker-like gas station... (very 205 on the gas station threads)
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    and speaking of 205, 3rd year in a row- Arches!!!
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    although, it was pouring rain in Arches- so you could see rare waterfalls!
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    crazy storms were seen in Colorado...
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    we took Vstroms where people would not expect to see them go (fully loaded with tourances)

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    I burned up a clutch and my bike needed a rest...
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    but we still made it to the top of engineer pass! :clap (and ran into a few other FF's there :lol3)

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    our BBQ had some unusual weather... :huh ( I could not find the pot of gold :cry )
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  13. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Super Supporter

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    Amazing. I've never seen Zion like that.

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  14. Ratty2austin

    Ratty2austin commutercycle

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    more photos... (and some memorable moments in de-noobing)

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    uh oh.. drunken inmates! (oh wait, thats me!) :loaded
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    our chef's assistant came to party with us for a while too :evil
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    no booz was left unfinished

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    is that jim beam in your pocket or are you.... :lol3

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    and then along the way home...

    I came across dangerous animals

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    we stood in 4 states at once!
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    there was a lot of this long.... boring.... hot.... desert road riding...
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    just to get to this big hole in the ground...
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    more dangerous animals...
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    I also visited the nerd's paradise!
    (which was good, cause we found out they are closing at the end of this month! :cry )

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  15. Ratty2austin

    Ratty2austin commutercycle

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    night shots in death valley

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    I found some nice beaches in Yosemite :deal
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    and Half-Dome
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    and of course, yummy food on the way home...

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    and my bike's ending milage...

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    oh, and a flashback to Lake Taho-

    we tested the waterproof abilities of our suits... they did not hold up to our tests... :lol3

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  16. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded

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    Good stuff there Ratty.
  17. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    No kidding. Nice stuff there Ratty.

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  18. KCDakar

    KCDakar What are we waiting for?

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    All this pic posting is making me want to post up too but I have not had the time to sit down yet. Mowing 6 feet of grass. MotoST last weekend. (3, 15 hour days and one 10 hour day without internet!:bluduh ) Now I am getting ready to leave for Omaha for a court case. So when I get home this friday I am going for a RIDE!

    Then I might be able to post some pics!


    I hope....:loaded


    Keep posting!!!:thumb
  19. princess jamaica

    princess jamaica OLD DOG-NEW TRICKS

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    great photo!my wife and i were at that very same beach:clap we were in reno for hot august nights,and drove up to lake tahoe for the day to go to the classic boat show.we were dressed a little differently though!!:lol3
  20. SRA

    SRA Why is the rum gone?

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    Didn't hold up? I bet it held water. :deal

    Couldn't have been much worse than some of the showers on the mountain.

    Ratty, thanks for stopping by Cabin #20(rules) and spending some time with us. You're one interesting, fart smeller. I mean, smart feller!

    I'm still amazed that you made it up Engineer from Ouray on a loaded V-strom


    Was that at night in the blinding rain too? :eek1