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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-17-2017, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Ride the Rockies - 2018

I was speaking with a local Colorado LEO the other day and he said that - in light of how stupendous the "Ride Colorado" thing went - if we were not to do another one in 2018 it would be considered a criminal offense.

So.....................

I am formally starting the thread for "Ride the Rockies 2018". I will be quite happy to organize it again only obviously we'll be doing different routes and likely a different format. Since we were all based in Montrose, on the Western Slope, we could ride and come back to the same lodging each night. Which was convenient (especially for me since I live here!) but I don't see that as being a regular option.

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1) respond to this thread indicating interest
2) send me a p.m. with your contact info, especially your e-mail
3) If you have any recommended rides/routes : SHARE THEM! At this early of a stage we have no firm plans or routes.

Some possibilities include heading over to Moab for a day or two then on to Monument National park or other vistas. OR we may do eastern Colorado and hit Royal Gorge, Monarch Pass, Aspen and others.

I would like to see some shorter days of 150-200 miles then time to stop and sight-see, but again, I'd prefer to let others offer suggestions and let it organically come together.

See you in June '18???
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of course I'm interested. And in thinking out loud, just be forewarned that riding on this side of this state has more traffic, without a doubt. Just way more people over here, which equals way more traffic. Not that the riding is bad, but we won't be able to ride spirited, as we did on that side of the state.
With that said, I think a ride through Rocky Mtn. National Park is a good one. If we were to take a day and make it up to the northern part of the state there is good riding west of Fort Collins over toward Walden and on over to Steamboat. Could make a loop up that way. If we do something like that it would be obvious that we would need to get motel for a night.
Some decent riding goes through the gambling towns, Blackhawk/Central city. Could make a stop there maybe.
If the riding ends up near my place, I'd certainly be open to having a bon fire here and have a camp out on my property for those that would want to do such a thing.
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Hey guys, I'm in for next June! If I don't have an FJR by then, I'll bring the Concours again 😋

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Thanks, guys, got you all on the new mailing list.
Gossman, please p.m. me your full name. Thanks.

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Interested....especially if we head into Utah.
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