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#994022 - 08/07/17 08:32 AM Re: Spring and Fall Torrey 2017. YES, 2017!!!!! [Re: fastlarry]  
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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]  
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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

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





If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious stuff...
#994078 - 08/07/17 05:50 PM Re: Spring and Fall Torrey 2017. YES, 2017!!!!! [Re: fastlarry]  
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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.
dc

Highway 261 is all paved too, except for a small part, which is the switchback part.

#994079 - 08/07/17 05:52 PM Re: Spring and Fall Torrey 2017. YES, 2017!!!!! [Re: LBump]  
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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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#994112 - 08/08/17 12:14 AM Re: Spring and Fall Torrey 2017. YES, 2017!!!!! [Re: EffBee]  
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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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#999010 - 10/14/17 12:45 PM Re: Spring and Fall Torrey 2017. YES, 2017!!!!! [Re: EffBee]  
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Are there dates set for the 2018 spring and fall Torrey rallies? Much appreciated.

Doug


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#999031 - 10/14/17 10:04 PM Re: Spring and Fall Torrey 2017. YES, 2017!!!!! [Re: Doug_Baliko]  
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Originally Posted by dbaliko
Are there dates set for the 2018 spring and fall Torrey rallies? Much appreciated.

Doug


Always and forever: Spring Torrey is the weekend before Memorial Day weekend. Fall Torrey is the last full weekend in September (i.e., last weekend with all days still in September).


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