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#994022 - 08/07/17 08:32 AM Re: Spring and Fall Torrey 2017. YES, 2017!!!!! [Re: fastlarry]
LBump Offline
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 846
Loc: Southern California
Originally Posted By: fastlarry
Are these roads paved? If some, which ones? On my Garmin Case Camp some look like trails. Not interested in trail riding with my R1200RT.


The Burr Trail is paved for about 30plus miles from Boulder.
Then it turns to gravel... then it can turn to sand in some areas... then some deeper sand...
Not really recommended for a touring RT.
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#994044 - 08/07/17 01:23 PM Re: Spring and Fall Torrey 2017. YES, 2017!!!!! [Re: fastlarry]
mnTwin Offline
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Registered: 09/05/11
Posts: 335
Loc: Twin Cities, MN
Originally Posted By: fastlarry
Are these roads paved? If some, which ones? On my Garmin Case Camp some look like trails. Not interested in trail riding with my R1200RT.


Yes, they're paved with the exception of the 2nd half of the Burr Trail. I've ridden the first part on my RT. I think it's a must-do.

Here's a pic from this spring:

IMG_0013 by mnTwin, on Flickr

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#994066 - 08/07/17 03:44 PM Re: Spring and Fall Torrey 2017. YES, 2017!!!!! [Re: mnTwin]
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Registered: 07/22/00
Posts: 5891
Loc: Germantown, WI
I agree, the Burr trail is a must do. smile



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#994078 - 08/07/17 05:50 PM Re: Spring and Fall Torrey 2017. YES, 2017!!!!! [Re: fastlarry]
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Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 2005
Loc: Utah
They are all paved, except for parts of Burr Trail. And you can enjoy the paved part of Burr Trail if you approach from the north, thru' Boulder and then stop and turn back where the pavement ends.
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Highway 261 is all paved too, except for a small part, which is the switchback part.

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#994079 - 08/07/17 05:52 PM Re: Spring and Fall Torrey 2017. YES, 2017!!!!! [Re: LBump]
David13 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 2005
Loc: Utah
I never had any problem on Burr Trail with my RT. But then I did not take the Notom cutoff. And there was a lot of Harleys out there also.
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Edited by David13 (08/07/17 05:52 PM)

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#994112 - 08/08/17 12:14 AM Re: Spring and Fall Torrey 2017. YES, 2017!!!!! [Re: EffBee]
fastlarry Offline
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Registered: 05/28/02
Posts: 271
Loc: Southern Ohio
Tight uphill switchbacks on a narrow gravel road take practice. Ain't risking my shiny R1200RT to get some practice. On pavement I stay off the brakes and add a little power to get through these in an elegant fashion. When there's no traction, I haven't a clue. Riding 50 years I never rode in the dirt except as necessary, and at 70-1/2 ain't going to start now.
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