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Josh passed through Colorado on his annual summer tour. As always, we had a great time off roading. I suspect Colorado is going to pick up a talented young lawyer and me a most excellent riding buddy upon graduation. I love it when a plan comes together :devious On to the pics :roost

First stop was an area I have not ridden before, but passed by on the FZ1. I did not know what to expect. The trails were easy, but it was scenic. It was a good warm up. I plan to take my kid there, she will love it!





The 2nd are was Webster Pass/Red Cone Mountain. My prior "first off road ride of the season" photo whore with my CRF230 riding buddy was taken there. The snow was gone and we were able to make it to the top, over 12,000 feet, above the tree line. The air was a bit thin up there. The scenery was intense :hail Can you spot the tiny DRZ, working it's way up the hill in the distance? What a vast place this is. The trails went on and on. We were sorry we had to turn around!













On to the appropriately named "Radical Hill". We were stopped here and a young surfer type guy in an old Land Cruiser comes up and says "Dudes, you goin' up Radical Hill? That thing is covered with baby heads". Baby heads, evidently, are gnarly rocks that are the size of a baby's head. He sounded like Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. It was a priceless moment :lol



But of course we went up Radical Hill. Continued :D
 

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On up Radical Hill we go, BP's CR250 charging hard and the baritone DRZ barking merrily in the thin cool 12,000 foot high alpine mountain air.





What goes up must come down. In this case, going down Radical Hill. It was pretty steep actually. Note the mountain goat audience. :)





On to a small cabin to investigate. A few of the goats followed us. Probably because they knew silly bike tricks come next, courtesy of Bikepilot.



Yep, it is a Colorado Tradition with Josh. Squidding it up on a rock. Very nicely done :hail







Can you spot the bull elk in the brush? Hint, he is 1 o'clock high.



All in all, another awesome ride. Two areas, one day, 80 some odd miles off road. What a gas :doug The inevitable street ride photo whore to come next...
 

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Nice shots guys.
 

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Great write-up Craig! I can't wait to ride more of redcone:drool
 
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damn...ain't that the best set of pictures ever on tlzone?

wow wow wow wow wow wow wow

:hail :hail

you rock guys, and colorado is next on my wishlist :hail :hail :thumbup :yumyum
 

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Great pics. Let us know when you plan to go back to the easier trails. Where was it at? Blake and I will try to join you. I'm still working on trying to get that DR350. Maybe I'll have me own dirt bike soon.
 

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Beautiful scenery, looks like great fun! :hail
 

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First stop was an area I have not ridden before, but passed by on the FZ1. I did not know what to expect. The trails were easy, but it was scenic. It was a good warm up. I plan to take my kid there, she will love it!
Sweeeet! You've found a place to take me riding! :laugh

Can you spot the tiny DRZ, working it's way up the hill in the distance?
Odd, I'd have thought you'd have to stand MUCH further back to make a DRZ appear tiny! :rotfl

What goes up must come down. In this case, going down Radical Hill. It was pretty steep actually.
DUDE! Rarely do photo's actually convey the scariness of the grade of a hill....up or down...but your picture here just made my sphincter tighten up about three notches.

Also, I can't believe in your long riding career and the many locations you've ridden that you have never heard the term "baby's heads." Heck, I knew that one straight off.
 

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I'm sure jellous, great trails and photo's :hail

Not the place to go alone though :coocoo:laugh
 

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nice pics :hail
 

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Let us know when you plan to go back to the easier trails. Where was it at? Blake and I will try to join you.
Attached is a map showing the locations of the day's festivities. Notice all the "white space" in both areas. No paved roads in there :roost

Pretty much all of the easy area is passable by 2WD pickup truck. It would make a nice camping getaway. The base of the hard core area is passable by 2WD pickup, but you better be packing a modified Jeep or a decent dirt bike with a suitably experienced rider if you plan on going farther. Lots of baby heads out there :laugh

At this point, I am figuring Colorado is just chock full of these rugged 4WD type trails. Especially with the advent of quads, good single track is a little harder to come by, but I am not complaining! :)
 

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awesome, bp left my place this morning after a nice pushbike sessions. great pics, lucky bastards :)
 

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Duken,BP,
Is that one of the Trans-America trails?

Excellent pics!
 

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I'm pretty sure the redcone stuff (at least the parts we road) isn't part of tha tat - most of the tat is much less technical, but I don't have the tat route.
 

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You've gotta pay a lot for the tat route detail though I think.
 

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You've gotta pay a lot for the tat route detail though I think.
I am not for sure if you do or not? I overheard one of my Suzuki instructors talking about the trail and how he wants to ride one section of it, he was telling some of my class mates about it but i was busy working on a Gsx-r project so i didn't get the whole scoop.
 

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...incredible pics:thumbup
 
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