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Fletch

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Anniversary trip
« on: August 28, 2017, 02:04:03 PM »
So my bride thought we should “do something fun” for our anniversary. I had ridden a section of the COBDR last year and she loved the photos of all the passes around Ouray/Telluride/Silverton, so we decided to check them out 2-up. The only problem is the 12 hour drive to get there. That was two long of a ride on the 1190 for her to remain pleasant company so I did the unthinkable and loaded a perfectly good motorcycle into my pickup and we headed south. I unloaded the poor machine as soon as we arrived to avoid any bad juju from this most despicable treatment of such a fine machine.

We rode less than 400 miles in 3 days, but the scenery was fantastic










It was a great get away and although she had to walk a couple hundred yards due to getting stuck in loose rock or a couple steep rocky downhills she never complained and has more trust in me than I have in myself sometimes!! This was the top of Ophir pass, she had to walk the last hundred yards but loved it:

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Robmicgrn

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Re: Anniversary trip
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 02:14:37 PM »
Very cool!!!!!
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Abercrombie

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Re: Anniversary trip
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 07:55:42 PM »
I didn't know Ophir was doable on a big bike never mind two up.  I'm going to have to add that to my future Tenere ride plans some day.

Fletch

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Re: Anniversary trip
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 08:11:06 PM »
2-up is a little challenging.  But definitely doable. She did have to walk a little ways.  Imogene (?) was a little tougher.  Heated the rear brake until it failed and had to hit the kill switch and use the clutch as the rear brake. all the rest were easy. 
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Re: Anniversary trip
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 11:14:56 PM »
well happy anniversary.  That sounds like a great trip. 
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Re: Anniversary trip
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 08:12:51 AM »
Looks amazing!

Where was that second picture taken? That looks fun.

Fletch

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Re: Anniversary trip
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 08:52:54 AM »
Looks amazing!

Where was that second picture taken? That looks fun.

pretty sure that is Imogene pass, between Ouray and Telluride.
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