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#983152 - 03/27/17 11:11 AM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: Bud]
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PUCKER POINT is very appropriate! eek

In the rain even more so. You may have seen this, skip to 10:50 and watch me follow Bill down it. Now I'm not saying I'm proud of it but I think you can actually hear me PUCKER! rofl

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h3rdW4UG4R8

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#983159 - 03/27/17 01:58 PM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: TEWKS]
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Don't know how you guys do it. I couldn't even watch the whole vid. Don't think I could even walk down the road.
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#983213 - 03/27/17 08:32 PM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: TEWKS]
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Originally Posted By: TEWKS
PUCKER POINT is very appropriate! eek

In the rain even more so. You may have seen this, skip to 10:50 and watch me follow Bill down it. Now I'm not saying I'm proud of it but I think you can actually hear me PUCKER! rofl

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h3rdW4UG4R8

Pat

Both of you have cojones as big as bowling balls for riding that in wet conditions.

BTW at the first switchback, we pulled over and let some guys riding the Colorado 500 come by. One KTM rider power slid thru the corner and then wheelied all the next turn!!!

And your verbal response was right on!!!!!

Thanks, enjoyed that and brought back good memories.
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#983214 - 03/27/17 08:39 PM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: roadscholar]
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Originally Posted By: roadscholar
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 : )
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Here is why

https://youtu.be/uShVGxXmSFU
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#983236 - 03/28/17 12:45 AM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: Bud]
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The last time I went up Poughkepsie it was not that gnarly. There are lot's of videos of guy's on bikes just playing on "The Wall" as it is called, going both up and down this short section. The creek bed area is like riding on bowling balls. tongue There are now winch points installed for the Jeeps. When I rented a Jeep a couple years ago they said, do not take our Jeep up Poughkepsie! eek

Oh, the first 3-4 miles up Engineer starting on the outskirts of Ouray are the most difficult with a few spots with steps going up. My DR650 I had on my last trip 1 1/2 years ago went right up it. I will be back there in August and if I feel ok we might try it again on our KTM 350's.
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#983264 - 03/28/17 12:03 PM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: KTM Doug]
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Originally Posted By: KTM Doug
<snip> When I rented a Jeep a couple years ago they said, do not take our Jeep up Poughkepsie! eek

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Our rental agreement said neither Poughkepsie or Black Bear. Spoil sports. grin

Engineer seems to change from year to year. Winter weather? Don't know if the county does any grading. Perhaps it is just how deep the plow was set when the road was opened?


Edited by Bud (03/28/17 12:05 PM)
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#983383 - 03/29/17 12:47 AM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: Bud]
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Heck, there's no need for a trip to the library. All the Reasearch is right here! thumbsup

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#983414 - 03/29/17 03:31 PM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: TEWKS]
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Good find Tewks, I'd forgotten about that : )
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#983419 - 03/29/17 04:25 PM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: KTM Doug]
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going up engineer out of Ouray was very challenging to me on a DR 650, but I definitely have dirt amateur status. The steps and uphill switchbacks had my full attention.
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#986997 - 05/11/17 01:38 PM Re: TEWKS, If you would [Re: KTM Doug]
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Doug, sell the pipe and buy some tires! grin

This is what we have planned, if any or all of it moves you guys, more the merrier! thumbsup

I think we're going to Moab!

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks look pretty awesome!

Canyonlands
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NyFkEh6U4v8

Colorado Itinerary June 2017

Friday 6/9/17 Depart for Colorado early AM.

Saturday 6/10/17 On road.

Sunday 6/11/17 Gateway Inn Salida Colorado.
Ride Marshall pass to old Monarch Pass and on to Pitkin for lunch.

Monday 6/12/17 Gateway Inn.
Ride 50 to135 up to Crested Butte then 12 to 133 on to Marble for a BBQ lunch.

Tuesday 6/13/17 Eureka Lodge just north of Silverton Via GPS route.

Wednesday 6/14/17
Leave Eureka Lodge and cross Ophir Pass 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 (3:00 ) then on to the Grand Mesa lodge in Grand Mesa Via GPS route.

Thursday 6/15/17 Moab Utah at the LaQuinta Inn. Ride into Arches National Park.

Friday 6/16/17 Moab Utah at the LaQuinta Inn. Early start to ride Shafer Canyon Rd to White Rim Rd in Canyonlands National Park.

Saturday 6/17/17 Ride back into Colorado Via 191s-46e-145s-184e-160e-550n Staying in Durango, Silverton or Ouray depending on time of day and room availability. Shortcut
could be back over Ophir pass.

Sunday 6/18/17 Camp at the Monarch Spur Campground. Weather permitting.

Monday 6/19/17 Salida Colorado at the Silver Ridge Lodge. Load up truck for AM departure.

Tuesday 6/20/17 On road headed east.

Wednesday 6/21/17 On road and arriving home late PM.

Pat
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