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Old 03-09-2012, 02:21 PM
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Kewl... I promise not to start you out on Scotty's Rock...

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Old 03-09-2012, 02:23 PM
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From the Rampart Range Motorcycle Management Committee's web page, from 1976 (about when I started riding down there...)
http://rampartrange.org/pages/rampart_about.asp



That is looking DOWN Scotty's... lots of taillight signal parts down there...

More:
http://contour.com/stories/performan...9-scottys-rock
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:41 PM
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Rampart online map resources:
http://staythetrail.org/maps/viewtra...ail_id=77&sv=0

http://staythetrail.org/maps/downloa...010-01-01_EAST
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Bill,

Where is Scotty's Rock? I've ridden quite a few trails down there and haven't come across it. I have done Devil's Slide though, up...

Lot's of orange bikes in that video!
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:04 PM
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East of Rampart in that nice set of twisty trails, north-central-ish. I like that area for those days where you don't want to get THAT far out in nowhere. KDX land.

For the opposite days, 646, Devil's Slide, Noddle/Logjumper is a nice workout. Give the XR650 her legs. There is a brand new trail, Skeleton, that sounds LUSCIOUS. 100% singletrack. Tight and twisty, hours to go a mile. Might not be ideal for the Nuclear Thunderpig.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:24 PM
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Here's a better view of the area. Scotty's is off Garber Creek Road, follow the road in from Shamballah Ashrama and you will see it, 681.

http://staythetrail.org/maps/photoma...ail_id=77&sv=0
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Some friends and I are going to test drive the new Kawaski KLR 650 this next week. We've heard good things about the dual-sport bike. Anyone have negative experiences with the bike?
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I had one. Bullet-proof and great on gas. Easy to find and ther are great deals out there on them.
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Downside? Heavy, poor suspension, flexy forks, less than responsive motor, still needs doohickey repair (google)... other than that... they run forever and go anywhere.
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They are cool but they have their inherent limitations. So is and so do the TransAlps. They coulda been so much more! If only the mfgs had pursued the niche.
I had a Honda TransAlp for about two years when I lived in Louisiana...tons of fun! I sold it to buy my 40, which I sold to buy my 80.

I have to say...I regret selling my 40 WAY MORE than I do selling the TransAlp! I wanted something topless that wouldn't kill me in a crash! LA (that's Louisiana) drivers nearly put me 6' under. I rolled my 40 several times and walked away nearly unharmed. The trade was worth it!

These "Enduro" motos are lots of fun and I think CO would be better than Louisiana was.
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