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2000 miles of dirt ......part 4 (2008)


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Day 7

 

Trinidad Co to Salida CO

 

 

Nice start to the day,a group of pronghorns run Parallel to the road and cross in front of me allowing me time to ge the camera out,shot still turned out fuzzy

 

 

 

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Another one of those signs I'm not sure about.

 

 

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Missed a turn enjoying the scenery,but found these cool buildings.I

 

 

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Short people must have lived here....I guess you could always dig out a bit of the floor if you grew a little taller

 

 

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and the road goes on...

 

 

 

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Finally....a sign that made sense

 

 

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More artsy fartsy

 

 

 

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Twin Sisters peaks,I rode ¾ of the way around them.

 

 

 

 

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A very old church

 

 

 

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and the road goes on...

 

 

 

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I wasn't sure mama was going to let me by since the little one was having lunch,but I passed without problems.

 

 

 

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I was unsure about this part,since the trails inception,many of these roads have been abandoned and are in poor repair,but I motored on.

 

 

 

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No wide tracks allowed

 

 

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Almost lost the trail at several points and followed the cattle tracks

 

 

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Finally dead ended at the barbed wire fence.A quick check of the GPS showed a road to my right and I'm off across a field to a road.

 

 

 

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and the road goes on...

 

 

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Why is the road a different color from the dirt in the bank beside it? Silly questions occupy my mind..

 

 

 

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Climbing into the Aspens

 

 

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Somewhere in this section,I was attacked by a bear........ok,not really,but the thought certainly crossed my mind as a black bear came crashing out of the woods to my immediate right front.As I roll off the throttle and try to slow my mind is in slow motion....is he coming for me?.....should I continue to slow or wick it up and try to center punch him?.....if I don't hit him hard enough I'll be his lunch....never been in this situation,what to do...

 

As quickly as it started,the crisis was over as the bear wheeled to the right and ran across the road at an angle and up the bank.....................WHEW !!!!

 

Sorry no pics..

 

 

 

 

 

 

KLR seems a bit wheezy,could it be the altitude?

 

 

 

 

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...or maybe this

 

 

 

 

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My timing was great,when I started this tripI never thought about it being fall in the high country

 

 

 

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and then it was over,Salida was as far as I would have time to to go

 

 

 

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I used the fuel computer for the total dirt part of the trip

 

 

 

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The Mefos did great.

 

 

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The next 2 days I rode 1300 miles to get back to the truck and still have tread left.

 

 

Thanks for coming along,I hope you enjoyed it

 

 

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Wow.

 

Soooo many questions.

 

But I'll just leave it at "Wow."

 

Thanks for taking the time to both take the pics and to share everything with us.

 

Wow. :)

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Lone_RT_rider
Outstanding.

 

Most definitely! I wondered what you had been up to and why you weren't coming to BRR. I think I understand now. :)

 

Awesome Todd.... just awesome!

 

Shawn

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Kenny Haynes

Great stuff Todd, really nice pics. I knew when you were leaving that I would regret not going with you, and your tale makes that regret even deeper. Let's plan one of these together.

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Todd I don't know you personally but I just spent an hour reading everything and looking at every picture of your trip.

Man I owe you some beers.

Thank you for the entertainment of the week.

Great post.

How did you get anywhere with stopping to take all those pictures ?

Your a true Hero of this web site.

 

Thanks again

Wurty

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Big-T ... You Rock!!

 

Sure wish you were going to be at BRR next weekend. Would love to see you again and hear about these trips in person!

 

Thanks for sharing your adventure with us :wave:

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Thanks everyone,the trip was awesome,fantastic scenery,no problems and best of all,I was able to take all the time I needed for pictures to share with everyone.

 

 

 

 

Now,if I could just swing a day at BRR.......

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Lone_RT_rider
Now,if I could just swing a day at BRR.......

 

Yes.... your missed and should be here if at all possible! :) Besides, who else can bring that famous Virginia Tea? :eek::dopeslap::thumbsup:

 

:lurk:

 

Tick.....tick....tick.....

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