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Re: Please tell me about Colorado
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2013, 04:54:53 pm »
Sitting in a hotel in Colorado Springs this week looking for a house to buy (found one). You guys sure have some great weather! It was 65 earlier when I was out driving around checking out the local gun stores. Visited Rocky Mountain Cycles, man they got a lot of bikes and stuff in that store!
Can't wait to move in mid May and have my bike delivered.
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Re: Please tell me about Colorado
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2013, 04:57:21 pm »
Glad you're enjoying your time down here.
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Re: Please tell me about Colorado
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2013, 08:53:47 am »
Sitting in a hotel in Colorado Springs this week looking for a house to buy (found one). You guys sure have some great weather! It was 65 earlier when I was out driving around checking out the local gun stores. Visited Rocky Mountain Cycles, man they got a lot of bikes and stuff in that store!
Can't wait to move in mid May and have my bike delivered.

Warm this weekend, cold and snow last weekend. That's the way it works here but I'm guessing still warmer then Alaska. I was out and about yesterday in Colorado Springs on my blue 2010 with black canyon cages, Corbin seat and passenger backrest. I expect to be out and about today (Saturday) as well. If you see me, wave.

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Re: Please tell me about Colorado
« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2013, 08:35:10 am »
Bike will finally arrive with our household goods on May 13th! Ready to ride but I have a question, does the State ever clean the sand off the roads and intersections? It is everywhere around the Springs and Peyton area.
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Re: Please tell me about Colorado
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2013, 09:13:12 pm »
Bike will finally arrive with our household goods on May 13th! Ready to ride but I have a question, does the State ever clean the sand off the roads and intersections? It is everywhere around the Springs and Peyton area.

They probably do what many other states do and let mother nature clean the sand with cleansing rain.  That is unless it is an intersection where one of the politians drive every day.
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Re: Please tell me about Colorado
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2013, 10:03:16 pm »
...I have a question, does the State ever clean the sand off the roads and intersections?

July... :o
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Re: Please tell me about Colorado
« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2013, 03:08:22 pm »
... rain and wind.... rain and wind.  8)
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Re: Please tell me about Colorado
« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2013, 09:34:36 am »
FINALLY managed a little free time yesterday since we are still "moving in". Basically I had not rode the Connie since about last July due to seriously crappy weather in Alaska and a bum knee that needed a new ACL.
Forgot how much fun this bike really was and had a seriously hard time staying under the speed limit.

You guys will most likely laugh but it was 75F when I left the garage and that was the warmest day ever seen on the Concours. Damn near perfect. I been kicking around the idea of getting a BMW 1600 GTL but now just think the Connie will stay in the garage for awhile longer:)
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Re: Please tell me about Colorado
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2013, 10:19:47 am »
Glad you got out! I was out and about all weekend. I did see a black C14 yesterday. I can't remember where. Might have been you. Rode down to Rocky Mnt Cycle Plaza. Powers all the way from 83 to Platte. And 83 from Powers to 105.

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Re: Please tell me about Colorado
« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2013, 03:48:09 pm »
I drove in on 24 from Peyton then headed up Powers to Woodman Rd. Was out and about from about 6:15 to 8 pm. Couldn't miss me as I am now wearing a BRIGHT Hi Vis yellow mesh jacket:).

Did visit Rocky Mountain Cycles last month, that place is HUGE! Keep on looking at the 650 KLR's and keep on trying to talk myself out of getting one.
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Re: Please tell me about Colorado
« Reply #40 on: June 13, 2013, 11:12:22 am »
Sorry to dig up a 2 week old thread as my first post, but I felt compelled to comment on this as we rode about 1,000 miles in northern New Mexico and Colorado a few years ago and are planning another in August this year, which is why I got the Concours a few weeks ago.

The million dollar highway and Independence pass near Aspen are very impressive.  One of my favorite lessor known sections was CO Hwy 65 near Grand Mesa (see the link below).  It was 10 miles of moderate twisties deep in a pink canyon.  If I remember right the signs are mostly telling you to slow down to 35-45 on the curves, but you can blast through the whole thing at 80.  Just be sure and stop once or twice to take in the scenery.

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=CO-65+S%2FGrand+Mesa+Scenic+Byway&daddr=CO-65+S%2FGrand+Mesa+Scenic+Byway&hl=en&sll=39.165206,-108.206749&sspn=0.187396,0.249939&geocode=FdH5VQIddOiN-Q%3BFZDdVQIdv8uL-Q&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=12&t=m&z=12
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Re: Please tell me about Colorado
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2013, 09:18:31 am »
I drove in on 24 from Peyton then headed up Powers to Woodman Rd. Was out and about from about 6:15 to 8 pm. Couldn't miss me as I am now wearing a BRIGHT Hi Vis yellow mesh jacket:).

Did visit Rocky Mountain Cycles last month, that place is HUGE! Keep on looking at the 650 KLR's and keep on trying to talk myself out of getting one.

TJ, I'm sure you found this out by now. The antelope in your area are terrible! I bought my bike last year in Flacon and the trips I made on 24 from the Hotel to Falcon, Falcon to DMV in the Springs then back east on 24, I saw 2 Antelope hits and a lot of them in the fields. Was never like that when I lived out there.

Anyway, next time you head west on 24, keep going. Venture up around Green Mtn Falls, Woodland Park, Deckers. Its not too far to make that a day ride
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Re: Please tell me about Colorado
« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2013, 09:21:26 am »
Bike will finally arrive with our household goods on May 13th! Ready to ride but I have a question, does the State ever clean the sand off the roads and intersections? It is everywhere around the Springs and Peyton area.

Good luck if it's an intersection with a dip. Got to love above ground culverts. Getting rid of rain water has long been a challenge in that town. Soil is too sandy..All that sand comes from the road sides..
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