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post #1 of 8 Old 05-10-2007, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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I needed to go look at some possible campsites for the upcoming Fourmile Freakout, and since my new friend Sonny is in town ("I don't know anything: I'm from Denmark") us locals thought we'd show him Colorado riding is all about. Cody, Sonny, and myself rode up and met Ed at the Ruby Mountain entrance to the Fourmile OHV area. As a warning, we were having so much fun riding, that I didn't take all that many pics. Here we are airing down and deciding on our route. There were 2 950 Adventures (Cody and Sonny, visiting here from Denmark), a 1200 GSA (Ed) and my KLR.

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-10-2007, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Shortly after leaving the parking area, the trail drops into Bald Mountain Gulch, a sandy dry creekbed with big bermed corners that you can ride way up on, laying the bike nearly sideways as you gas it out of the corner. From there we hit an ATV sized trail (1434) that climbs up a few ridges, then drops into another gulch... usually dry, but with the recent snowfall, it was running, and the trail goes right up the creek. I think Ed got a couple of shots of this fun section. My next photo was at our first little break. Sonny was grinning ear to ear. "This is GOOD!" he kept saying. "We don't have anything like this in Denmark!"

This trail goes up and down over a few ridges and gets to some pretty high elevations. There was a little snow and mud left up there, but not bad...

A little stop to look at the map at the next juntion-


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From here, we decided to head down to a fun little play area- a gravel pit that Neduro used in his clinics last year. We spent a long time here just climbing over the huge piles of dirt, dropping off a couple of near vertical walls, and hooting and hollering inside our helmets. What a BLAST! The gravel pit has a huge flat area in the middle that would be a good place for new dirt riders to learn.
Sonny


From there we rode up to check out a few campsites, then hit the fast open roads (Ed said he saw 110mph- I didn't take my eyes off the road long enough to look much but glanced down one time and was only doing 83 :cry) back to Castle Gulch, before crossing 285 and hitting Lenhardy Cutoff Trail.

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post #4 of 8 Old 05-10-2007, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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After Lenhardy Cutoff, we hit a bigger, but really fun road that was full of water bars (i.e., JUMPS). We had to take a few pics...
Cody-

The Flying Dane, Sonny-

Pigs can fly- Ed

Yours truly-

Cody again-

Sonny flat gettin' it-

After all that flyin', Ed's bike needed a nap-

The last pic I took before my camera crapped out-

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post #5 of 8 Old 05-10-2007, 12:52 PM
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You guys are nutz!! Too much air for me.

Nice pics!!

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You guys are nutz!! Too much air for me.

Nice pics!!

The nutz thing was not the air, it was the long open dirt roads, where we were running over 80mph- Ed said he saw 110mph once. I got into some nasty ruts at 65+ when I couldn't see them through the dust..... Yikes!

When in doubt, gas it out!

BTW- the KLR kept up just fine.

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The nutz thing was not the air, it was the long open dirt roads, where we were running over 80mph- Ed said he saw 110mph once. I got into some nasty ruts at 65+ when I couldn't see them through the dust..... Yikes!

When in doubt, gas it out!

BTW- the KLR kept up just fine.
I don't mind running 75-80 on dirt..I'm not a big air kinda guy though. Looks like the gs and the klr fly a little better than the ktm's.
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-12-2007, 12:10 AM
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As always, great pics, but, where was Tammi? Afraid you couldn't keep up with her and her new bike?
With some luck, maybe I will see you 2 this summer.

The shortest distance between two points is a damn shame.......

I rode Broke Back mountain, and my a$$ is killing me.....
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