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Re: 2017 Steve's Vacay kindarally - 7/5-7/12, Cortez, CO
« Reply #90 on: July 16, 2017, 08:41:45 am »
7/9/18: Shred, FM Rider, Silverbullet, and Steve ride COBDR section 2 and summit Ophir




















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Re: 2017 Steve's Vacay kindarally - 7/5-7/12, Cortez, CO
« Reply #91 on: July 16, 2017, 08:43:30 am »
7/11/17:  FM Rider, Silverbullet, and Steve go to Utah and Arizona
















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Re: 2017 Steve's Vacay kindarally - 7/5-7/12, Cortez, CO
« Reply #92 on: July 16, 2017, 08:44:54 am »
7/12/17:  FM Rider, Silverbullet, and Steve ride COBDR Section 1, FM meets tree














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Re: 2017 Steve's Vacay kindarally - 7/5-7/12, Cortez, CO
« Reply #93 on: July 16, 2017, 08:54:34 am »
7/13/17 +: FM Rider and Steve drive home

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Re: 2017 Steve's Vacay kindarally - 7/5-7/12, Cortez, CO
« Reply #94 on: July 16, 2017, 05:50:44 pm »
I had a great week of riding after making the decision to go at the last minute.  Met a great group of riders and new friends.  Sure didn't mean to remodel my S10 but things happen.  About $1300 in parts so far but nothing to difficult to unbolt and replace.  Here are a couple more pics of the beginning and end.  Just a friendly reminder to slow way down when exiting ruts on greasy roads!
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Re: 2017 Steve's Vacay kindarally - 7/5-7/12, Cortez, CO
« Reply #95 on: July 16, 2017, 06:13:07 pm »
Not all rides up the mountain go smoothly but Shred saved the day here.  I was not in the ideal line and there was a rock ledge about 8 inches high that punted me backwards.  Helps to have good crash bars and luggage racks to protect the bike.  Not even a scratch from this.

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Re: 2017 Steve's Vacay kindarally - 7/5-7/12, Cortez, CO
« Reply #96 on: July 21, 2017, 06:00:42 pm »
7/11/17:  FM Rider, Silverbullet, and Steve go to Utah and Arizona



Why is it only the oldest guy has hair? And not pure grey either like mine would be. Lol

I just left Silverton yesterday, spent two days riding with Dynobob and his wife. Did Corkscrew, Hurricance and California Passes Day 1 and a nice twisty $1M Hwy pavement ride up and back and COBDR dirt easy route up to Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP on Day 2. In case any of you were wondering Hurricane Pass is way more technical than Ophir was. It was like those two rough sections of Ophir multiplied by 5. My cell phone decided to die the last day so cannot post photos. Dynobob is a serious photog though so he's sure to have some crazy good photos posted before too long I bet.
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Re: 2017 Steve's Vacay kindarally - 7/5-7/12, Cortez, CO
« Reply #97 on: July 21, 2017, 08:56:41 pm »
Must be clean living SilverBullet because it sure isn't my riding ability!  Disappointed I didn't get to see more of Colorado this trip.
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Re: 2017 Steve's Vacay kindarally - 7/5-7/12, Cortez, CO
« Reply #98 on: July 21, 2017, 11:33:50 pm »
Must be clean living SilverBullet because it sure isn't my riding ability!  Disappointed I didn't get to see more of Colorado this trip.
That could be it as I've lived about as clean as a feral hog. But I've had fun and continue to. Get that bike back together and lets ride. I'm out on the road explorjng often.
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Re: 2017 Steve's Vacay kindarally - 7/5-7/12, Cortez, CO
« Reply #99 on: July 23, 2017, 11:33:43 pm »
FM, curious as to the final tally on you bike.  I'm waiting on a shipment from Partsfish.  I was pleasantly surprised - stuff was cheaper than I thought.


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I hope to post a link here in the next few days with a bunch of photos and video I shot.  There are just so many epic memories, and I can't thank you all enough for being part of it.  It will probably include some cooler riding footage.  That's COOLER riding, not cooler RIDING.


Next, can I interest anyone in the "2018 UFO sled ride n' camp"?

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Re: 2017 Steve's Vacay kindarally - 7/5-7/12, Cortez, CO
« Reply #100 on: July 26, 2017, 06:22:30 pm »
Stumbled on this from Triumph Explorer web page - click the link below.  ;)


http://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/bikes/adventure-and-touring/tiger/2016/new%20tiger%20explorer


Compare with this:



... and the road in the background behind FM's head in this one:

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Re: 2017 Steve's Vacay kindarally - 7/5-7/12, Cortez, CO
« Reply #101 on: July 26, 2017, 07:49:56 pm »
Definitely the same place, Steve.

Insurance claim on my bike was $2,565.  I'm doing it myself and the parts came to $977.  Unfortunately, three parts are backordered and coming from Japan around August 10th.
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Re: 2017 Steve's Vacay kindarally - 7/5-7/12, Cortez, CO
« Reply #102 on: July 27, 2017, 01:45:25 pm »
Great pics!  Glad to see everyone had a good time, thanks for sharing!    ::001::
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Re: 2017 Steve's Vacay kindarally - 7/5-7/12, Cortez, CO
« Reply #103 on: July 30, 2017, 05:40:48 pm »
Life has grabbed me by the neck since getting back, sorry I haven't posted sooner.
I had a most awesome time. Steve, FM Rider, SilverBullet and the couple from Minnesota (Mark and Sharon) were so nice to meet. The riding was spectacular and the comradery  was spot on! Special thanks to Steve for just planning his vacation and letting me tag along. I never would have had this experience if were not for him planning something. The riding, once again, proved the ability of the Tenere. It was great riding between and past those two BMW's (they were going down the "easy way") on the way up Ophir pass. Lots of great pics already posted. However, we know the pics don't do it justice if you've never been there...spectacular!!! I do need to pound out the big dent in my bash plate. Thank goodness I had it! I hope we meet again for some more riding and comradery.
AND....if you want to go on the "2018 UFO sled ride", you'll need to get your ticket from James Dean along with your passport to Scotland

I'll try some pics.
1) Four Teneres over 12,000'
2) Steve not letting Ophir pass get the best of him.
3) FM Rider taking on Ophir pass.
4) David shredding up Ophir pass.
5) Three states going to Telluride (Florida, Minnesota, California)
6) A view outside Telluride
7) AND...David on the motorized cooler!
« Last Edit: July 30, 2017, 05:55:13 pm by shredmeister »

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Re: 2017 Steve's Vacay kindarally - 7/5-7/12, Cortez, CO
« Reply #104 on: August 01, 2017, 11:09:27 pm »
Well, I'm here. Finally made it to Cortez-Durango.
Where y'all at?

Seriously, bummed I didn't get here in time to play with you fellas.
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