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#1126 - 07/06/02 05:54 PM Routes around Gunnison [Re: EffBee]  
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Would it be useful to create a topic that tlaks aobut the local roads?

For example, I am going to Redstone and want to know if Kebler Pass (near Crested Butte)is suitable for an RT. It's an unpaved road and should be ok but I don't want to bend my butter soft rims.

Can someone who knows post a response about Kebler Pass. I'm not sure it the best way to get to Redstone but looks interesting


Tom
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#1127 - 07/06/02 10:25 PM Re: Routes around Gunnison [Re: tbloomq]  
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Tom, I used to own a house in Crested Butte a few years back and, at least back then, I don't think an Rt would have any trouble on Kebler Pass. It is, however, likely to be very dusty as are most of the unpaved mountain roads in the summer. So if you're not interested in going too fast and you follow far enough behind any other vehicles, I think you'll be okay.


Ken '04 GS Adventure '02 Black K1200RS '03 Suzuki DR Z400S Jefferson, MA I may not be perfect, but parts of me are still excellent
#1128 - 07/08/02 11:06 AM Re: Routes around Gunnison [Re: willits9]  
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Ken,
You used to own a house in Crested Butte? You lucky dog!!! Did you invite your friends out for mountain bike rides? I'll bet you did, you seem like such a jovial fella......
Just pulling your leg my friend, I'm Jonesing for Friday when you, I , and the other third of the "Three Amigos" hit the road, heading for Gunnison (the long way around)....


Dick You must be the change you want to see in the world. Chameleon Blue 96RT 1150 GS Adventure (Midnight Black) SuzukiDRZ-400, 04 Camden, Maine
#1129 - 07/09/02 03:43 AM Re: Routes around Gunnison [Re: tbloomq]  
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Tom,
I live in Lake City, south of Gunnison, and have been on Kebler Pass, twice last fall. This is a very twisty dirt/gravel road. Yes, an RT could navigate it, but it would not be fun if wet or the tourists were bringing in the RV's for the weekend.

My suggestion is to take the extra time and head for hwy 92 on the North Rim of the Black Canyon. 92 has new a black top surface with many tight and twisty turns. It's wonderful! The view is pretty nice as well.



bye, bye Lake City hello Katy
#1130 - 07/09/02 05:07 AM Re: General questions, issues, discussions [Re: EffBee]  
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Hey, Fernando et al,

Not been paying much attention to the Gunnison threads because we thought we could not go...why torture ourselves, right? Now, however, it looks like things might open up for us, at least for a couple of days...

Does anyone know if the KOA in town is full-up?

Steve in So Cal


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#1131 - 07/09/02 01:26 PM Re: General questions, issues, discussions [Re: AdventurePoser]  
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The campground phone number is (970)641-1358. Also 1-800-KOA-1248 is for reservations only. I'll bet more than one tent fits on a site if they are already full. Good luck!


Joe G
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#1132 - 07/09/02 02:18 PM Re: Routes around Gunnison [Re: Coloradoridr]  
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CO Rider, Thanks. Dust and RVs are not my idea of a quality ride. 92 sounds like it will fit the ticket (as long as its not a speeding one). See you in Gunnison!


Tom
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#1133 - 07/09/02 02:50 PM Re: General questions, issues, discussions [Re: AdventurePoser]  
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Tent sites were still available as of yesterday at the KOA.
I'll be cancelling my site this a.m.

#1134 - 07/09/02 08:29 PM Re: General questions, issues, discussions [Re: EffBee]  
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Is there a prelim itinerary yet? Spike and I start heading West on Saturday morning. We'll be arriving at the Comfort Inn on Sunday the 21st so if it's not posted by Saturday, could someone bring us a copy?

--patti

#1135 - 07/09/02 09:12 PM Re: General questions, issues, discussions [Re: Spikes_Wife]  
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Working on it. It'll be posted by this Friday, if not sooner.


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We will never forget you.


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