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Old 01-27-2018, 11:40 AM
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My plan is to be there Thursday and get set up. By starting the rally on Thursday I was thinking most guys would try to make it by then and Friday would be a light ride day or a day to hang out and rest after long Journeys and ride Saturday and Sunday on traditional day rides. Remaining guys showing up on Friday if Thursday didn't work for them.
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:36 PM
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I like to ride CO12 out of Trinidad so will likely be heading north after a stop in coffee stop LaVeta and lunch in Crestone - either Thurs or Fri

Jeff
Ever stop at Capulin Volcano Jeff. I thought it was pretty cool, out in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 01-27-2018, 03:36 PM
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Ever stop at Capulin Volcano Jeff. I thought it was pretty cool, out in the middle of nowhere.
I rode up the volcano in Sept 2015 on my way home from Hurricane Utah (Zion). Guess that was my zig-zag ride via Bryce Canyon, Escalante Staircase stayed in Hankville. Then Moki Dugway, Million Dollar Highway. Great Sandunes, Johnson Mesa, cowboy event at Folsom NM and then the volcano. Remember staying in Mancos and Walsenburg plus ??

agree, Capulin Volcano worth the time to drive up
the hike up the cindercone provides some great views too
Think this is looking SW out towards the Boy Scout Ranch at Cimarron NM

Not a good place to go off the pavement Photo doesn't show how steep and FAR the drop-off really is





Great Sand Dunes is certainly an amazing spectacle at sunset
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Fun Trip, but aren't they all? Heck, don't we all get a kick out of just riding to the grocery store? Planning to stay in Pampa Texas and then head to Raton. So i hope to stop at the volcano and ride across Johnson Mesa again from Folsom though mid-Sept is much more manageable than mid-July driving across the middle of the US.

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Old 01-29-2018, 10:31 AM
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Rivers Mountain Motel

FWIW:

Like with Bonz waiting to get 2018 Rates from KOA; I finally got in touch with the Rivers Mountain Motel that is a mile down the road from KOA. The small but nice 10 room motel. Was curious about their 2018 rates. I heard back from Rose.

http://www.riversmountainmotel.com/

Rooms are $150 a night
Kitchenette is $165 a night
3 bed cabin is $300 a night ($100 each so not too awful)

And the place is right on the Arkansas River just up from where US24 and US285 split.

The closest motel for anybody interested. Don't think they have coffee or breakfast but you do get a coffeemaker and a ceiling fan. Maybe a good place to park a trailer too. The price is about the same as Super 8 in BV.

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Old 01-29-2018, 12:51 PM
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Working a bit on my tentative cross country travel plans for July not that i'm anxious or anything.

At this point is there any plan to setup Rally Camp HQ at KOA on Thursday and maybe take a Friday small group day ride? -or-
is it more likely that HQ will not be setup until Friday as that is likely when most will arrive?

Last two crossings were the circuitous path via KY, IN, IL, IA & NE and KY, IN, IL, MO & KS.
This time thinking will go back to a circuitous (and very humid) westward-ho wandering via AL, MS, southern AR, southern OK & TX panhandle into Raton NM.


Just wondering when to show up if i can make it. Which day the CO locals planning to set up HQ?

I like to ride CO12 out of Trinidad so will likely be heading north after a stop in coffee stop LaVeta and lunch in Crestone - either Thurs or Fri

Jeff
I am shooting to be there Thursday, hopefully work allows me to take those days off!
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:12 PM
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After the fun last year, I was thinking of trying for two in a row, but no luck. I'll not be able to make it this year...but maybe next. Have a great time and ride safe! (I do have a flight to an island in April)
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:18 PM
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Greg, you gonna come out again? I have PM’d Harry, haven’t heard back. Can you touch base with him and his brother-in-law?

Bob, have you and Bohn made reservations yet?

Tcoop, how are things going? Hope you can make it.
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2018 Rally Link!!! http://www.appleattic.net/BuenaVista/BuenaVista.htm

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Sold! '80SG ("Old") Showa shocks, 750 FD, 25,220 miles 6/2/17, 7,200' elev, 107.5 mains, 2.25 turns, 39 mpg all around, auto CCT, Plexifairing III.
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:29 PM
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Penciled in Howard. I'm pretty sure Harry is too. Not sure about Rich.

If Rich goes Harry will probably trailer, I prefer to ride. The road trip on the bike is a big part of the experience as far as I'm concerned. A long, boring ride in a truck seat isn't an adventure.
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:31 PM
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We've been trying to get trbig to get a bike on the road too but he's too busy taking Caribbean cruises.
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Old 02-10-2018, 04:19 PM
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Cool beans!
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2018 Rally Link!!! http://www.appleattic.net/BuenaVista/BuenaVista.htm

‘01 ZRX 1200, only bike in the garage.

Sold! '80SG ("Old") Showa shocks, 750 FD, 25,220 miles 6/2/17, 7,200' elev, 107.5 mains, 2.25 turns, 39 mpg all around, auto CCT, Plexifairing III.
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:18 PM
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Looks like I wont be making it this year. My daughter has a writers symposium she wants to go to in Ceder City in June that will eat up my trip budget for this year. I will have to trailer the bike with us so that my wife and I can ride while my daughter is listening to her favorite authors.
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:01 PM
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Bummer to hear you won’t make it, however that sounds like a very great thing you’re going to be doing with the family.

I really enjoyed and appreciated you making the effort to come the past couple years. It’s a lot of riding especially this past year with the late start after a funeral.
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2018 Rally Link!!! http://www.appleattic.net/BuenaVista/BuenaVista.htm

‘01 ZRX 1200, only bike in the garage.

Sold! '80SG ("Old") Showa shocks, 750 FD, 25,220 miles 6/2/17, 7,200' elev, 107.5 mains, 2.25 turns, 39 mpg all around, auto CCT, Plexifairing III.
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:17 PM
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Is there a website to consolidate information? There are a lot of posts here...
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:47 PM
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Yes, Jerry posted it in an earlier post. I don’t know how to make a link in every post so that it’s easily found. Maybe I can add the link to my signature. Starting a day earlier on Thursday.

Edit: Rally Link is now in my signature!

July 12-16, 2018
Buena Vista, Colorado area.
Command Central is The KOA just south of BV.
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2018 Rally Link!!! http://www.appleattic.net/BuenaVista/BuenaVista.htm

‘01 ZRX 1200, only bike in the garage.

Sold! '80SG ("Old") Showa shocks, 750 FD, 25,220 miles 6/2/17, 7,200' elev, 107.5 mains, 2.25 turns, 39 mpg all around, auto CCT, Plexifairing III.

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Old 02-14-2018, 07:49 PM
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Yes, Jerry posted it in an earlier post. I don’t know how to make a link in every post so that it’s easily found. Maybe I can add the link to my signature. Starting a day earlier on Thursday.

Edit: Rally Link is now in my signature!

July 12-16, 2018
Buena Vista, Colorado area.
Command Central is The KOA just south of BV.
The link provides the basic info. Thanks Bonz
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