West Fest 2017 - Steamboat Springs, CO - July 20-23

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  1. Dirty bird

    Dirty bird Slightly off-camber

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  2. Dirty bird

    Dirty bird Slightly off-camber

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  3. Whizzy

    Whizzy Arky by choice Supporter

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    Whoa!....glad you were able to stay upright.
  4. mdawg12

    mdawg12 Old and Slow

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    Damn DD! Glad your OK. No doubt your off road skills helped you out!

    We came through there on Sunday afternoon at the end of our ride to British Columbia. It's a little ironic, because when we were traveling through South Dakota we came around a curve approaching a slow moving truck. Just before I pulled out to pass I noticed a broken pallet in the left hand lane. I thought that would have been a disaster if I had pulled out earlier and squared up on it.

    I've had the dirt bike skills save my ass a couple times on the street. You don't realize how valuable they are until something like that happens. Instinct takes over. Few years ago I came around a corner on Hwy 50 along the Arkansas river doing about 75 and there were cars stopped in both lanes taking pictures of a goat.!?!?!? I had to lock it up and went into the death wobble - let up just in time and grabbed the brakes for a second round of death wobble and actually had to put a foot down and kick it up as I was going down. Spotted a small opening on the right side of the first car and got it stopped even with the second. It was all dirt riding instinct, didn't have time to think.


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  5. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Holy crap! I am glad you guys are ok. I don't know how you pulled it off but kudos for being uninjured and having the skill to ride it out. Phew...
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  6. RGoree

    RGoree RG

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    This is what happens when you take a 1200 GS on single track. Did not work out for me this time but we gave it a try.
  7. RGoree

    RGoree RG

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    Here is another vid. This has a real nice view at the end.
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  8. RGoree

    RGoree RG

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    Choosing the wrong line on a steep rocky uphill on a big bike is hazardous to your well being.
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  9. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    The videos never......NEVER.....do any justice to the difficulty of the trail.

    RGoree....you rode that GSA like a beast and tackled some very tough terrain.

    It was my pleasure to ride with you guys that day.


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  10. RGoree

    RGoree RG

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    Thanks John. Likewise it was a pleasure riding with you too. I had a blast.
  11. OLEARY

    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager Supporter

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    Had a blast at West Fest this year! Thanks to everyone that had a part in putting it together and working the event. Specially Big John and Bernie! Had the pleasure of riding with Kevin and Jason from Loveland who led myself and several others around the area for a couple of days. I am including a link to some stills I took over the weekend. Hope to post some videos shortly.

    http://s775.photobucket.com/user/tcgeary/Ride Reports/July/West Fest 2017/story
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  12. OLEARY

    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager Supporter

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    Video of some of Day 2 ride.

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    RGoree RG

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  15. aiMhi

    aiMhi Roostafarian

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    Good job slaying that singletrack. I don't know how you guys can do it on those big bikes, good job!

    Bernie

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  16. aiMhi

    aiMhi Roostafarian

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    IMG_1670.JPG IMG_1664.JPG IMG_1548.JPG IMG_1573.JPG IMG_1670.JPG Here are a few pics at the camp site, super fun and great to meet some awesome people :)
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  17. aiMhi

    aiMhi Roostafarian

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    IMG_1556.JPG Pork Loin, Salmon, Steaks, fire and unlimited beer!

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  19. OLEARY

    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager Supporter

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    Great video, great trails, and fantastic tunes Newner. I missed all of that! Man am I jealous!
  20. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    Great posts......and more importantly.....great memories.....

    Hope to see everyone next year.....

    Who's taking West Fest in 2018??????



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