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Kathy R

I LOVE COLORADO!

 

I will never forget riding in for UN I to Gunnison. There is something so magical about Colorado. My very first motorcycle trip was on my Sportster to Canon City, CO for a woman's motorcycle conference. As I rode out Hwy 50, and saw the mountains for the first time in my life, I had to pull over and cry. They moved me so.

 

The trip on the Sportster was amazing and memorable, but it was nothing like what I found in Gunnison. The gathering of the people from this board was a bonus I never imagined. Lifelong friendships were formed. I am looking forward to hugging old and new friends.

 

I'm so excited! :clap:

 

 

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Mrs. Caddis

We will be there all week. Looking forward to seeing everyone, having some great rides and getting some fishing in on the Arkansas.

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Burt

We used to go skiing in the Dillon area every year for spring break when our kids were younger and living at home. I always wanted to go out there during the summer. I'm really looking forward to this trip. I'm hoping to go up to our Upper Peninsula and take US-2 over to Montana, and then down to Colorado.

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T.M. Roe

Kathy, as I recall you were putting a whuppin' on a 1000 mile day at the same time!

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Kathy R
Kathy, as I recall you were putting a whuppin' on a 1000 mile day at the same time!

 

As I recall, the remnants of a cold, a 1/2 can of a power drink and 113 degrees in Nebraska almost undid me :mad: ( I chose the emoticon that most closely resembled my skin color at the time :grin: ) Those were some FUN times, Mr. Roe. Thanks for escorting our little entourage into the wilds of Colorado before dawn. I will never forget your wheelie somewhere along I 76 :grin:

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T.M. Roe

That was not me......I...I...wasn't....

 

Can't wait to go do it again.

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FlyingFinn

IN & Registered.

 

Just thinking out loud here…

 

Fact 1. The official Rally days are Tuesday – Thursday and that could leave couple of days on each side of the Rally if one takes that whole weak off.

Fact 2. Colorado and the areas close to Salida have some amazing off-road routes & trails.

 

=> I’m just starting the planning here so everything is totally open at this point but I might explore some of the passes in the area between Aspen and Crested Butte on my way to Salida.

 

=> And maybe do a day or two more of dirt riding around the Ouray area on the way out.

 

I need to do much more planning but I’ll just throw this seed out there in case it takes root and turns into something real.

Anyone wants to join, give suggestions, or simply tell me not to do it, I want to hear it all.

 

--

Mikko

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lawnchairboy

unless gas is 17$ a gallon, I will be in Ridgeway starting 17 JULY. Plan on riding whole area, will only have my DR out there though.

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JustJean

David and I will be there probably from Sunday to Friday, I'm sure he will be up for an off road adventure sometime during the week for sure? Depending on Lawnchair boy, I think I will get to ride shotgun for the off road adventure part. Will be on my own bike for the paved stuff! :clap:

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scout6

Susan and I will be headed there from the MOA. Using the Butler Map and a Colorado Rides book to really plan. Took Susan up Phantom Canyon back in the early 80's by Jeep. Really beautiful dirt road.

 

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dhanson

I'm working on my golf swing/game, quit trying to distract me.

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tatt2tony

Driven through Salida once about 10 years ago...beautiful area. According to Google Maps...I live 129 miles or 2 hours 46 minutes from Salida. I might have to stop by and say howdy :wave:

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lawnchairboy

Is it time yet?

 

 

 

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Bullett

We visited Valley View Hot Springs once in the late 70's early '80's. :eek: There were some creepy folks there. Might be a different scene these days.

 

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JustJean

Just 3 more months!! Wooooo Hooooo

 

:clap::clap:

 

Anyone coming from the east and crossing thru the lower states??

 

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russell_bynum

Do you allow tall goofy-looking guys on loud eye-talian bikes?

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OoPEZoO
Do you allow tall goofy-looking guys on loud eye-talian bikes?

 

Depends on how willing he is to offer test rides :grin:

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Kathy R
Do you allow tall goofy-looking guys on loud eye-talian bikes?

 

Depends on how willing he is to offer test rides :grin:

 

You'll have to catch him!

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russell_bynum
Do you allow tall goofy-looking guys on loud eye-talian bikes?

 

Depends on how willing he is to offer test rides :grin:

 

You'll have to catch him!

 

I'm deceptively slow.

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JustJean

Did you join the Italian group? What do you have? :lurk:

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Dennis Andress
Did you join the Italian group? What do you have? :lurk:

 

Doesn't matter. It probably has a dead battery from lack of use...

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JustJean

Mine had a dead battery once. I rode it every day for a week and then when the weekend came the battery was dead. BUT at least it happened in the driveway and not 234 miles away at the destination I was headed for........

 

Things are good now and ready for the trip to Colorado!! On the look out for other Italians to hang out with!! :clap:

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TEWKS

 

On the look out for other Italians to hang out with!! :clap:

 

900cc's of Italian here but I'll be leaving it in the garage for this one. :)

 

Pat

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RevRay

 

On the look out for other Italians to hang out with!! :clap:

 

900cc's of Italian here but I'll be leaving it in the garage for this one. :)

 

Pat

 

Are the Italian's still Italian? Or are they Germans? Looking forward to some Teutonic ergo influence .

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TEWKS

My bike is full on Sausage Creature. :/ I hope VW don't Fahrvergnügen up the brand.

 

Ray, what's your intended route west? I was thinking of riding out to Michigan then north to the upper P. From there, go west young man on RT 2 out to Glacier. Think you may have BTDT?

 

Pat

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RevRay

 

Ray, what's your intended route west? I was thinking of riding out to Michigan then north to the upper P. From there, go west young man on RT 2 out to Glacier. Think you may have BTDT?

 

Pat

 

 

I'll be traveling from the MOA in Sedalia,MO traveling due south avoiding the "Kansas Curve" into Arkansas before heading west to Oklahoma, Texas (hill country maybe?), New Mexico then picking up the Continental Divide north to Salida, and UNrally.

 

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russell_bynum
Did you join the Italian group? What do you have? :lurk:

 

Doesn't matter. It probably has a dead battery from lack of use...

 

Ouch. Truth hurts. I'm still running the tires I put on before the Big Bend ride...in 2008.

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Whip

I just got off the phone with Ziggy. He got us a room with a jacuzzi tube. I told him I would fill it with ice and beer. He said he would supply the beer. friday.gif

 

My kinda place.

 

 

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JustJean

Are we all still excited???? I know I am! :clap:

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Tank
Are we all still excited???? I know I am! :clap:

 

 

Just getting started..... mere hours ago, my boss gave the green light for the Un in July of 2012.

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JustJean

Can't wait to see you!

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Tank

Gosh, I just looked at a hard copy of a map, western region. Way too many roads to Colorado.... I may have to take a week just to get there :clap:

 

 

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EffBee

For anyone who's interested, I'm slabbing from Olympia to SLC, then taking twisties in to Torrey.

 

I'll be spending the night and then taking a magnificent route from Torrey to Salida, including a fantastic detour down through Lake City and Creede, CO, where I'll ride for 120 miles and only make about 25 miles of forward progress.

 

I don't have exact departure days, but I will likely leave at O-dark on Friday, 7/20, spend that night in Twin Falls, and Saturday evening in Torrey (breathtaking sunset and BAKED spaghetti at The Patio).

 

Sunday I'll be riding to Montrose, CO.

 

Monday I'm spending the day in Montrose on business, before leaving around 2PM for Salida, my delicious detour, and a 5PM arrival.

 

The Un organizers tell me that's just about the time they expect to have the beer properly chilled.

 

I wouldn't mind company capable of 500-to-700-mile days. Room sharing a possibility.

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beemerboy
.......The Un organizers tell me that's just about the time they expect to have the beer properly chilled.

 

Note to self; have beer chilled for the Boss Man. :/

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algover
.......The Un organizers tell me that's just about the time they expect to have the beer properly chilled.

 

Note to self; have beer chilled for the Boss Man. :/

 

... And don't you forget it! ;)

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hANNAbONE

...i'VE cHILLED some beer in my time...

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Jake
For anyone who's interested, I'm slabbing from Olympia to SLC, then taking twisties in to Torrey.

 

I'll be spending the night and then taking a magnificent route from Torrey to Salida, including a fantastic detour down through Lake City and Creede, CO, where I'll ride for 120 miles and only make about 25 miles of forward progress.

 

I don't have exact departure days, but I will likely leave at O-dark on Friday, 7/20, spend that night in Twin Falls, and Saturday evening in Torrey (breathtaking sunset and BAKED spaghetti at The Patio).

 

Sunday I'll be riding to Montrose, CO.

 

Monday I'm spending the day in Montrose on business, before leaving around 2PM for Salida, my delicious detour, and a 5PM arrival.

 

The Un organizers tell me that's just about the time they expect to have the beer properly chilled.

 

I wouldn't mind company capable of 500-to-700-mile days. Room sharing a possibility.

 

I think I'm in love. What are you wearing right now?

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RevRay

OK OK I don't know where to begin, this will be my seventh consecutive UN. and I'm sooo excited you just can't imagine. Dirt, ashphalt all roads lead to Salida. :wave:

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Tank

I'm with ya RevRay.... my excitement is bursting. Depending on rain tomorrow, I may do my 6,000 Service on the RT or go for a 300 mile ride up the back door to Happy Camp on the Klamath River, than head down to Forks Of The Salmon.

 

Sure will be good to see you my friend

Edited by Tank

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AdventurePoser
I'm with ya RevRay.... my excitement is bursting. Depending on rain tomorrow, I may do my 6,000 Service on the RT or go for a 300 mile ride up the back door to Happy Camp on the Klamath River, than head down to Forks Of The Salmon.

 

Sure will be good to see you my friend

 

I'm envious of anyone who can just jump on their bike, make a turn out of their driveway, and be in awesome riding territory...down here, I usually have to do an hour of interstate just to begin the good stuff!

 

Cheers,

Steve

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AdventurePoser

Lake City, CO...one of my favorite places of all time! Sitting on a bench during the farmers' market, eating an ice cream, and watching the thunderstorms roll over the pass.

 

I'll have several opportunities to head up there...

 

Steve

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Tank

 

 

 

I'm envious of anyone who can just jump on their bike, make a turn out of their driveway, and be in awesome riding territory...down here, I usually have to do an hour of interstate just to begin the good stuff!

 

Cheers,

Steve

 

 

 

 

 

Steve , retire first, than move The Flame.. The Pig... Yourself to the northern climes. We are waiting for you

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Jacqueline

I'm getting excited! I had to wipe the dust (literally)off my bike last night (after Richard went and bought a new battery) so I could go for a short ride. I'm looking forward to the ride to the UN and seeing everyone again! It's been too long!

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eddd
I'm getting excited! I had to wipe the dust (literally)off my bike last night (after Richard went and bought a new battery) so I could go for a short ride. I'm looking forward to the ride to the UN and seeing everyone again! It's been too long!

 

Amen.

:wave:

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markgoodrich

I'm not excited. I've never been to an Un. What if it's hot on the way there from Austin (imagine such a thing!)? What if I can't find the hotel? What if the final drive/fuel pump/headlights/ad nauseum goes out? What if I go for a ride with SomeUns and can't keep up? Will my rear tire square off on the way? What if it's hot? I hate when it's hot. What if it's hot? Do you think it will be hot between Austin and Salida?

 

I'll be the guy with a sign saying

 

"Hi, I'm markgoodrich.

Don't take this personally:

I CRS, Please say your name."

 

Hmm. Maybe I am excited a little.

 

No, girls, I dunno yet is Suzanne is coming.

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Lester V

Yeah right . I have been to an Un. Yes it might be hot or cold, your bike may crap out and maybe some one wil help or whatever. It's all good. welcome. Either your note was tongue in cheek or suck it up sister....

 

Say hello to Raaaannn. It's all good. Cheers

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RT Russ
I'm getting excited! I had to wipe the dust (literally)off my bike last night (after Richard went and bought a new battery)

 

Doesn't sound like the Jacqueline I used to know......what did Richard do to you?

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Whip

suck it up sister

 

:)

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markgoodrich
suck it up sister

 

:)

 

Laaarrrrryy! I don't speak Canadian. Is he being MEAN?

 

What if it IS cold? Oh, jeez, what if I freeze?

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Flint

 

I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in?

 

Denny Kintner

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