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#982896 - 03/23/17 07:20 PM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: roadscholar]
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People do Engineer on big bikes all the time but unless your buddy is even close as good as you offroad I would think twice about it. The east side is pretty nice but the west has gotten quite rocky the last several years.

Originally Posted By: roadscholar

From Lake City go north on 149 then L on FR867/66 (nice) to 50 then south again on Cimmarron Rd and over Owl Cr Pass to 550.


Pay attention.. grin This is really scenic although it'll add a few hours to just going around on the pavement.

Only one other option, Cinnamon Pass might not be quite as rocky as Engineer, but it's no cakewalk on a big bike these days either. If you take either one to Animas Forks do the California/Hurricane Pass route over to 550, IMO one of the best rides there. Whatever you do, don't take Poughkeepsie Gulch : )


Edited by roadscholar (03/23/17 07:41 PM)
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#982901 - 03/23/17 07:36 PM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: roadscholar]
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Here's the whole thing from Doyleville to Ridgeway with an option at Cathedral, either way is nice.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1I6NodPjuIvNj4HtnzDV0aG6Ny_w&usp=sharing
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#982904 - 03/23/17 08:00 PM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: roadscholar]
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That looks great Bill, thanks! thumbsup

Now, if I end up looking like this guy and you happen find me, you can have the Hawken Rifle! grin




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#982914 - 03/23/17 09:42 PM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: TEWKS]
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Originally Posted By: TEWKS


Wed 14 leave Eureka Lodge and cross Ophir to 145 and up to Last Dollar Rd. Then 62 to 145 to 141 up to Gateway and hopefully make it to the car museum they have before it closes at (3:00 I think) Then on to the Grand Mesa lodge in Grand Mesa.

How's it looking? Suggestions.

Pat



You can take almost all dirt from the north end of Last Dollar to the lodge at Grand Mesa if you want. 141 is a great road but this is really nice too, runs across the top of the Uncompahgre Plateau next to it. Just allow for more time. I'll PM the whole thing to you later.

Divide Rd.



Grand Mesa's in the background.



Lands End Rd. US50 up to SR65.

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#982917 - 03/23/17 11:40 PM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: roadscholar]
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Originally Posted By: roadscholar
Lands End Rd. US50 up to SR65.



Wow, they all look great but this one is really spectacular! You are truly a roadscholar and a gentleman! thumbsup grin

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#982984 - 03/25/17 02:27 AM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: TEWKS]
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Geez, all of Bills roads look like Super Highways. We have never seen roads like that with smooth "Rocks" thumbsup They all look Harleyable. grin I don't think my KTM would approve. dopeslap
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#982994 - 03/25/17 11:53 AM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: KTM Doug]
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See now, this is exactly why MBD (multiple bike disorder) is an affliction that shouldn't be feared, if contracted. wink

Can someone please call the CDC, I think professor Bill has discovered a noble and useful purpose! grin

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#983007 - 03/25/17 04:52 PM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: TEWKS]
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Yep when I see a big fat graded road like that I'm thinking 60 on a GS. The fact that that particular one is 100 miles long, much of it on a 10,000 ft plateau, and starts virtually across the highway from where you come out of the woods, is just icing on the cake.

What type or the condition of a road isn't my main concern when riding out west, riding thru the landscape on whatever it takes to do so is. Choosing the right bike for the mission is the quest but it doesn't always work out to be optimum. That's when you deal with it or turn around. The tricky part is knowing when you should turn around : )
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#983035 - 03/25/17 09:56 PM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: roadscholar]
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On my way to Maine at 11:30 in this vid, I ran into that "knowing when to turn around" My sudden onset of pancreatitis probably helped in the decision process! dontknow It looks like it was going to turn into WR territory in a hurry.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0I_nJ-7gGKc

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#983135 - 03/27/17 01:20 AM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: TEWKS]
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Originally Posted By: TEWKS
Oh man, the rocks on Black Bear are going to chew the finish right off of that beautiful pipe! wink grin Now, I'm thinking a Porsche would be quite the pleasure to listen to all day! thumbsup
Although, Bill may disagree after 24 hrs at full tilt! revit

I Hope I get to hear it out in Colorado this summer! thumbsup

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Black Bear???



Just remember, when you are looking down from the top it doesn't look as steep as looking up from the bottom of the steps.



My ridding buddy and I sat at the top and watched many riders walk their bikes down that section. We named that place "PUCKER POINT" rofl


Edited by Bud (03/27/17 01:28 AM)
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