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Title: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: gragravar on June 17, 2008, 04:02:00 PM
for the 2008 BMW 100K ride.

it is scheduled for Aug 2nd.

http://www.coloradobeemers.org/content/view/28/37/

Jay, are you in again?  I think NeverSummer from AWRM is going to join us this year too.
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: 92UrS4 on June 17, 2008, 04:54:13 PM
I should be in, another one of my friends may be in as well, he just picked up a 94 Ducati 900RR
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: gragravar on June 17, 2008, 08:04:22 PM
glad to hear you can make it.  sounds good to have your friend join us too.  NeverSummer will be on his Buell.

Anyone else wanna go too?
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: Spicoli on June 18, 2008, 05:43:38 AM
I'm getting my motorcycle license this summer... so I won't be experienced enough by then to want to do that... and might not even have a bike yet either.  Maybe next year.
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: Colorado_Baja on June 18, 2008, 09:56:40 PM
Sounds like fun, but im on the jeep swing again. No bike for me right now..

Greg
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: Noob_Shum on June 18, 2008, 10:18:16 PM
Wow, sounds like a cool ride...  Too bad I don't have a bike, or a license for that matter :P

Jonathan
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 14, 2008, 01:28:12 PM
I may be out for this. I have been planning on it, but I haven't been able to ride for the last two weeks and I'm not sure when I will be able to ride again. Well I can ride, but lets just say the risk factor is too great to do it. :(

I think my friend Joe is still interested in doing it so if you are still planning on riding I will put him in contact with you.

If something changed drastically and there are still openings I will be in, but at this point sadly I am out.
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: gragravar on July 14, 2008, 01:38:35 PM

If something changed drastically and there are still openings I will be in, but at this point sadly I am out.

 :'(

thats a bummer.  If your friend can go, have him join us.  NeverSummer from AWRM and I have both already signed up.

Hope you get back to the point where you can be riding safely.  best of luck Jay.
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: 03Indigo on July 14, 2008, 03:57:48 PM
If I had a motorcycle, and the day off, and my license again, I would do this in a heart beat :D.

Maybe one year, I will be on a normal person schedule and I can convince Betsy I NEED a motorcycle....then I can join in.  I think that ride falls in the EPIC category.
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: gragravar on August 01, 2008, 03:35:38 PM
Jay - you are gonna be missed tomorrow.  I have got the motorcycle all ready to go and have my stuff all packed.  I'll take pics along the way and will post them up later this weekend.

Looking forward to a good long ride.
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: 92UrS4 on August 01, 2008, 04:01:33 PM
Have fun, be safe. I'll be thinking about you guys. We will probably head to the hills for the day so maybe we'll see a group or too.

I think I can start riding again, but the last thing I need to do is get out for a 400 mile ride as my ride back.
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: Spicoli on August 01, 2008, 05:00:51 PM
Wish I could go.   :'(  My bike is in the shop getting it's 600 mile tune... well it will be 900mile tune.
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: gragravar on August 01, 2008, 05:05:29 PM
Have fun, be safe. I'll be thinking about you guys. We will probably head to the hills for the day so maybe we'll see a group or too.

I think I can start riding again, but the last thing I need to do is get out for a 400 mile ride as my ride back.

yeah, thats a tough way to get back into it.  that said,I havent ridden that much this summer so tomorrow is gonna be a long day.


Wish I could go.   :'(  My bike is in the shop getting it's 600 mile tune... well it will be 900mile tune.

thats too bad.  you could be at 1400+ by the time we got home tomorrow afternoon.

nothing like adding 50% to your bike's mileage all in one day!
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: gragravar on August 02, 2008, 08:22:35 PM
what a great ride!

NeverSummer from AWRM joined me for todays BMW Club 100K ride.   I had a blast.  lots of great high speed twisties.

we covered the following passes today:
Squaw Pass   Elevation   9,807
Juniper Pass   Elevation   11,140
Loveland Pass   Elevation   11,982
Gore Pass   Elevation   9,527
Rabbit Ears Pass   Elevation   9,426
Muddy Pass   Elevation   8,772
Milner Pass   Elevation   10,758
Fall River Pass   Elevation   11,796
Trail Ridge Pass   Elevation   12,183
Berthoud Pass   Elevation   11,315

thats 10 passes with a total elevation of 106,706 ft.

here was our route today:
(http://1strule.org/62/2008_100K_ride.jpg)

I only took a couple of pics today.  I'll see if I can get them off the camera later.

In the mean time, I am exhausted and glad to be home.  I need to track down a beer.
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: Spicoli on August 03, 2008, 01:15:56 AM
NIce.  I went up to Breck for dinner today.  Loveland pass was gorgeous.
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: English on August 03, 2008, 06:48:31 AM
nice...hopefully next year i'll have a bike  :)
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: gragravar on August 03, 2008, 07:33:00 AM
here are a couple of pics from yesterday's ride

our bikes at the top of loveland pass
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/2727594485_08efe2441d_o.jpg)

NeverSummer and I with our bike at top of loveland pass
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3243/2727594515_e09ffc40ae_o.jpg)

a bunch of the bikes parked for lunch at the park in Kremmling.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2112/2728422362_94320bddac_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: 92UrS4 on August 03, 2008, 09:17:35 AM
Was this the same route as two years ago? Looks like it was a great day, I am still very sad I couldn't go. Next year for sure.
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: gragravar on August 03, 2008, 09:30:42 AM
Was this the same route as two years ago? Looks like it was a great day, I am still very sad I couldn't go. Next year for sure.

nope, different, all new route.  we missed you. I am looking forward to next year.  they said that one will be the 10th anniversary ride and that it should be an extra special event.
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: Spicoli on August 03, 2008, 11:33:33 AM
sweet, well I'll do it next year. 

I dont' have any kind of storage on my bike.  Would that be a problem?
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: gragravar on August 03, 2008, 12:31:53 PM
youll probably want a tank bag or a backpack, but you dont have to bring tons of stuff.
Title: Re: Paging RMCB5 Motorcyclists - time to sign up
Post by: 92UrS4 on August 03, 2008, 12:42:20 PM
Yeah, like Andrew aid a decent tank bag should do you well. Also, if you ask around, some folks are pretty cool about loaning out their soft bags/saddle bags for bikes like yours. If you need to carry more.

On a side note, I am going to do some maintenance on my bike today and hopefully get back to riding to work this week. I can't say I have missed out riding in the heat, but I have missed riding terribly for the last month or so.