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#1106 - 06/15/02 12:54 AM Re: General questions, issues, discussions [Re: Bill1100]  
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I'll leave it to John Bellantonio, the Ride and Route Chairman, and to Dick Frantz the Ride Captain, to detail what they've got planned. All I can tell you is what I've heard so far, which is that there will be one group ride at a moderate pace, and one PACE ride at a "brisk" pace (Mr. Frantz, correct me if I'm wrong). Also, John Bellantonio is reported to be preparing a variety of maps with different routes on them that you can take at your leisure (these may be changing as we speak due to the current fire situation). That's as much as I know, and it may not be right.

Dick, John, please fill everyone in on where the plans are at the moment. Thanks.


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#1107 - 06/15/02 01:22 AM Re: General questions, issues, discussions [Re: Bill1100]  
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Bill,
Count on me to be right along with with you on the non-Hoon pace. I'll be 2-up with Miss Vicki and on vacation, so a bit under our "Pie Town Crew I" pace will be fine with me.


Yeeha! Stephen
Deep in the Heaaaaarrrrt of Texaaaas
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#1108 - 06/16/02 09:31 PM Re: General questions, issues, discussions [Re: Bill1100]  
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I'm sure there will be a group of us that would like to see the scenery and stop and take a picture or two at a leisurly pace.


Terry aka Speedbump
2015 BMW Spyder RTL
2010 R1200 RT

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#1109 - 06/19/02 02:29 PM THE FIRES [Re: EffBee]  
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I am curious if the recent/ongoing fires are going to have an affect on the routes we plan on touring or the event itself and in Paonia. I know Colorado is a big state, but all of you know a hell of a lot more than I do about what is planned and where.




Steve
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& some others
#1110 - 06/23/02 10:07 PM Re: General questions -- I missed the Details! [Re: EffBee]  
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I guess I woke up late ... where's the details on the un rally? Or is it so UN that there are no details? ;-)
I'm planning on Top of the Rockies so Gunnison makes a lot of sense ... found the dates but have seen both 21-23 and 22-23. And I see the KOA discussed ....


- gil - a/k/a Captain Justice Horseshoe Bay, TX '99RT - The Green Beem
#1111 - 06/23/02 10:13 PM Re: General questions -- I missed the Details! [Re: CaptainJustice]  
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Gil, most people are getting there Sunday night and leaving Wednesday morning. The bulk of the activities are Monday and Tuesday.

I hope you can make it. If you think you'll be there, order your t-shirt, decide who you are are going to buy a beer for, fill out the attendance form (see other thread in this forum), and kiss Fernando's feet for doing all this work!


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#1112 - 06/24/02 07:34 PM Re: General questions, issues, discussions [Re: EffBee]  
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I'm not going to Gunnison, (dang blammit!) but am asking everyone to be extra careful. Colorado is VERY dry this year. We've had 4 very dry years in a row and fires are flaring up everywhere! For wild fire info:
http://www.9news.com/newsroom/wf2002-stats.htm


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#1113 - 06/25/02 01:48 AM Re: General questions, issues, discussions [Re: EffBee]  
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Does the weather in Gunnison warrant the use of an electric vest? How cold does it get during the riding times? I see the average low is 42F but how fast does it warm up?


Tom
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#1114 - 06/25/02 03:31 AM Temperature [Re: tbloomq]  
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I was in Gunnison last week end. Out in the eve, 2200, 68F, wearing shorts, a t-shirt and polar fleece light weight sweater (not on the bike!). It cools down pretty quick. Daytime highs were (1500) 80ish and early am (0500) was 45ish. I would have used the 100 weight sweater under my Darien til about 1000, had we been on the bike. By 1000 it was probably 55+? It is always possible to get real cold real fast at high altitude. I have seen snow in July at 11000ft, but you aren't at that altitude for long. Your electric vest would be good insurance, but the chances of being cold for very long are small during daylight hours. I always carry at least a sweater/fleece and middle weight gloves. It is not unusual to get t-boomed upon in the afternoon. Be ready for changing conditions. Unless you plan to ride at night quite a bit, I would think the electrics un-needed.


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#1115 - 06/25/02 09:52 AM Re: General questions, issues, discussions [Re: tbloomq]  
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When traveling, I ALWAYS carry my Gerbing jacket liner with thermostat. It saves packing heavyer stuff. My BMW Kalahari jacket is not very warm. It has a Goretex liner but not a warm liner. With the electrics, I can start early AM with the heat on and turn it down as the day progresses. When I'm ready to take it off, it takes less space than a sweatshirt.


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