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Harry Biker
Wed Jan 8th, 2003, 09:47 PM
:D Ok, our dates our set.... The group attempting the 50CC will be stopping in Vegas for the night en-route to San Diego. As per usual, we'll be taking a very scenic route through Utah which includes fantastic views, boarders several Nat'l Parks, hours and hours of twisties/sweepers and Zion!. Bring your camera!!

Vegas is approx. 750 miles from Denver. The scenic route adds another 75 miles or so, thus you can expect to be in the saddle for up to 14 hours. :shock: Obviously some of you may not have ridden that distance, nor would you have to go all the way. A very nice stopping point would be Torrey Utah. It's elevated, forrested and approx 1/2 way. As a last resort, we'd still like to have riders cross into Utah with us and then make alternative plans. Our 1st year doing this I think we had 8 riders make it to Moab, and it was a lot of fun. We already have 1 confirmed rider who is just doing Vegas, so you're guaranteed to have a traveling companion going home.

We will be departing Memorial Day weekend on Saturday 5/24/03 @ 1:00 AM :o , sharp @ Morrison & C-470,(Conoco station-our new mtg spot for the club) This start time was designed to get us into Vegas so the 50CC crew could relax in the pool etc. and still enjoy some of Vegas-as we'll only be in the city for approx. 20 hours. You on the other hand can stay as long as you wish! This time will also allow for us to escape the intense heat or @ least minimize the amount of time we'll be in it. I can tell you last year on the return trip home,(it was 4 weeks later than this trip) it was so hot the soles of my boots felt like they were on fire! Ideally you'll have the ability to drink fluids while riding which will help tremendously.

For those of you not familiar, Vegas does and will sell out during this holiday weekend. In fact, while looking for a room earlier today it was difficult,(because 50CC-ers only need 1 night) to find one as most casinos are requiring a 2 night minimum stay. So if you're the least bit intersted in going,(the ride itself is worth it) I'd consider booking a room sooner than later!!

Lastly, If you're relatively new to riding this would be a good trip to go on. You'll have the ability to open her up all you want,( for the more experienced riders), but I'll be on a "bagger" and traveling @ a slower pace and nobody will be left behind.
The return trip home can easily cut 2 hours off your drive time assuming you take I-15 to I-70.

Hope you can make it!!
Harry Biker

Anonymous
Thu Jan 9th, 2003, 12:41 AM
In addition, if you want to go on this post it here, chances are you can collaborate on accomodations and save some money! :up:

50cc baby, ohhh yeah! :D (750 miles? bah. I scoff at your paltry 750 miles... bwahahahaha)

Harry Biker
Thu Jan 9th, 2003, 08:44 AM
Barn-I sure hope you have a sled by then. I could use some tips for craps!

sway
Thu Jan 9th, 2003, 02:33 PM
a 2 night minimum?! good ol' vegas. :roll: those wishing to only stay one night should work out a deal with those staying more- as in, if i am able to go, i would stay in vegas a few days and i am willing to share my room with the one nighters. it would be a giant slumber party. :bday:

Harry Biker
Fri Jan 10th, 2003, 12:07 PM
saweeet. we got's ourselves a girl going!!

Hanna??
Alicia??

surfinspacegirl
Fri Jan 10th, 2003, 12:15 PM
I'll probably be riding that Ducati ST4 through bella Italia end May/start June :D, sorry.

Hoopty
Fri Jan 10th, 2003, 03:58 PM
There is an annual esportbike ride Mem Day weekend too... :) I dunno which one I'm going on, but Cali does sound interesting! :D

sway
Sat Jan 11th, 2003, 03:48 AM
i may actually be moving to vegas here within the next couple months or so. i am working on my racing, ie getting the licence, fixing my 600 cc race bike, and getting in all the track time i can. vegas has a better race scene than colorado (extra heat but no snow and better tracks). i have a friend there who is looking for a house mate, too. everyone will be welcome at my home, assuming i do move there. a free spot to bunk when you go to vegas.

Duc'nnit
Sat Jan 11th, 2003, 09:21 AM
Hey Harry, Long time, No See....This sounds like fun. Which hotels were you looking into? I would probably be there for two nights and then come home. If anyone comes across some sweet deals let me know, I will look into my side of the house. John Elway just built two new dealerships there and word has it there are some breaks to be had. I will let you know!

Chris

Harry Biker
Sat Jan 11th, 2003, 07:50 PM
Hi Chris,
We need to go for a putt some time. We've been riding almost every weekend.

We already have a hotel from 5/24 @ Amerisuites, which is just behind the Aladin. They were the 1 place that would allow for a 1 night stay. Palace Station is pretty reasonable and the Stratosphere is usually cheap. Obviously you'll pay more right on the Souther part of the "strip". If that's where you want to be, Bally's is a nice choice,(not too pricey)

Either way, I do hope you make the trip.

Duc'nnit
Sat Jan 11th, 2003, 08:51 PM
I just want to make sure I am getting this straight, we leave at 1:00 in the morning and arrive in Vegas around 5 pm, or is there a stop for the night in between?

Chris

Harry Biker
Sun Jan 12th, 2003, 01:08 PM
You are correct-although I'll predict a 4pm arrival.
However, my hope would be that we'll have numerous participants and certainly riders that don't want to make the trip in 1 shot can get together and camp/motel it 1/2 way.

Additionally it has been brought to my attention that some riders may prefer to do the quickest route to Vegas. That would be I-70 to I-15. I've made this trip with 1- 45 minute stop and 1- 30 minute stop,(plus reg. gas stops @ approx 10-15 minutes. in 11hrs. 50 minutes. That tells me this trip could easily be made in 11 hrs. Albeit this route is not the same as the scenic trip.

foxfire
Fri Jan 17th, 2003, 01:50 AM
I wanna go!!! My only prob is I may need a bigger bike to keep up with the big boys... I'll see after my first weekend long ride in the mountains how Ella (my bike) does. I'm still kinda a new rider. When so you guys need a yea or nay by??

Duc'nnit
Fri Jan 17th, 2003, 07:21 AM
I have gone ahead and scheduled those days off, checking into rooms this week. I so far am planning on staying two nights and coming back Monday. I am trying to get Kip talked into this but his stallion is pretty tough on the bod without modifications, that GXR will break him in two! :lol: Will keep you updated..... 8)

Chris

Harry Biker
Fri Jan 17th, 2003, 07:55 AM
8) Way to go Chris!

FF, go back & read your profile again- You can do this ride. Several years ago there was a seasoned rider that rode the entire Iron Butt Rally,(11 days, 1000+miles/day) on a Suzuki GS"125"!!!!

This is not a race. None of our group rides are races. Yes, there will be streches where people may whick it up a bit, but you will not be left behind because you are new or not as confident or even for lack of bhp. Ideally your bike can hit 80 as there's a few streches on 1-70 & I-15 where you don't want to be flattend by a semi :roll:
Run out of gas though and the buzzrds will et your eyes out 1st :twisted:
Kidding of couse.

As far as when you should decide by.........yesterday was good. It is a long enough ride that you might appreciate an air conditioned room as it can get toasty. I have mine :)

If you have not been riding much since the holidays, I'd highly encourage you to do so to get more miles under yer arse.

Harry Biker

themaddsvrider
Sat Jan 18th, 2003, 12:41 AM
Thanks Harry- Since he weather has been sooo fine I'm racking up the miles every chance I get (any day above 40). Got a couple of trips planned in the near future. I'll check into geting a room in LV, think it will fill up fast? Let me know if anyone is planning day rides in the near future, I'd luv to go. :)
FF

Duc'nnit
Sun Jan 19th, 2003, 09:44 AM
Ok Harry, I have the time off from work confirmed and I just reserved a room at Amerisuites as well.
For anyone else's info, I am planning on staying two nights and heading back Monday.

Chris :)

BubbaGimp
Mon Jan 20th, 2003, 12:18 PM
I've never posted to the board here before, however was referred by a friend. I would love to head out there with you guys. I'm still a newb, got my bike last may and this will be my first group ride.

I will accompany Brandon (I believe he's posted here a few times before) and we are getting hotel put together this evening.

-Ryan

Anonymous
Mon Jan 20th, 2003, 12:28 PM
I've never posted to the board here before, however was referred by a friend. I would love to head out there with you guys. I'm still a newb, got my bike last may and this will be my first group ride.

I will accompany Brandon (I believe he's posted here a few times before) and we are getting hotel put together this evening.

-Ryan

Welcome to the group! You are more than welcome to ride with us, we're all nice folk... :D

Remember to sign up for the club too (from the main site), it's different from this board for the time being. :up:

~Barn~
Mon Jan 20th, 2003, 04:32 PM
I hope I have a bike by then too Harry!!!

Either way, bike or no bike, I'll try and go out there. If I get my summer promotion from the Mirage early enough, and it covers those days, I'll try and hook as many of you up with a good deal on a room as I can!

I'm thinking I'll do something along the the lines of May 17th - 26th.
(I cannot spend less than 5 days in Vegas)

IT'S GONNA BE A BLAST!!!!

brandon
Tue Jan 21st, 2003, 01:45 AM
How many people will be staying in Utah the first night?

I did a 400 mile trip this past summer, and I was more than ready to be done by the end. I must be getting old or something. :) Then again, I'm not a small person. ;)

I was thinking about taking Tuesday off from work as well just to make sure I had time to get back. I start getting really cramped up after about 6 hours of riding. I'll start looking for hotels tomorrow night for Vegas.

How do you guys typically pack? I have both a nice Kelty hydrated backpack and a RoadGear tail pack. I try to throw gear/rain gear, small med kit, etc in the tail pack and my clothes in the backpack. What are the temps like at night through the desert?

- Brandon

Dysco
Tue Jan 21st, 2003, 06:00 AM
Can someone spare a bit of floor in their room on the first night? I'll be heading out to San Diego the next day with the other crazies...

Harry Biker
Tue Jan 21st, 2003, 08:05 AM
Brandon,
You'll increase your comfort level dramtically if you can get your R. hand off the throttle when you want to,-thus a throttle lock. You may get lucky and find an O-ring for < $1.00

Also, if you run w/a tank bag, ideally you can still lay down on the tank inside of the comfort bubble of your shield.

I've seen people pack for this trip looking like the Beverly Hillbillies, and I've seen ole Paulie w/ nothing more than a backpack and a thirst for beer!!

Lastly, I'd recommend being able to drink water while riding with some type of bladder, ibuprophen or similar and possibly bicycle type shorts w/ the pad for yer arse. Music is also VERY NICE to have along.

The possibility is always here in Colorado to get snowed on any month of the year. That being said, I'll predict perfectly comfy temps. 60 or so? Also, the "graveyard shift crew",(there's another group riding 12 hours before us) should also enjoy hitting the desert when it's not scorching.

Harry Biker
Tue Jan 21st, 2003, 08:08 AM
A bit??? Aren't you pushing 260lbs :lol: Just kidding Disco.

foxfire
Tue Jan 21st, 2003, 11:41 PM
Hey Harry-
Since the LV trip will be my first long journey, I'm planning as many "trainning" rides as I can. Did abour 175mi this weekend. Got any cool routes 'round the state you might suggest that might be good for a newcomer?
Thanks-
FF
PS any one wanting to come on any warm up rides let me know.

Anonymous
Tue Jan 21st, 2003, 11:55 PM
Well FF, if you're up for 1000 miles we're heading to Kansas and back on Sunday to "train"... :twisted:

brandon
Wed Jan 22nd, 2003, 12:32 AM
Thanks for the response.



Lastly, I'd recommend being able to drink water while riding with some type of bladder, ibuprophen or similar and possibly bicycle type shorts w/ the pad for yer arse. Music is also VERY NICE to have along.


Actually, I forgot to mention my backpack is a camelback one, so it has a ~2 liter pouch. I have a tiny Mp3 player which I haven't really had a use for, so that should be nice. I tried earplugs on my last long trip and didn't like them.

Ass padding. Good call.. I still have the stock F4i seat (ouch!). I don't know that I want to buy a Corbin before then.

I'll have to check in to getting a throttle lock. I have a gift certificate I won at the CO Powersports track day, so maybe they carry them. Otherwise I'd assume its something I could pick-up at Performance?

If I could pick-up some adjustable pegs before then that would be a big help too I'm sure... last time the big problems I had were with my wrists and knees getting tired/sore.

Sounds like I should be able to stay warm with my 'warm weather' gear + rain gear (it helps to break those cold evening winds).

- Brandon

Dysco
Wed Jan 22nd, 2003, 12:59 AM
Hey FF- borrow the boy's SV and come with us to Topeka! It'll rule and you'll get your SS1000 cert before he does! :D

Harry Biker
Wed Jan 22nd, 2003, 08:34 AM
Hey FF,
glad to hear your thinking of training. Ain't nothin better than time in the saddle.

I'd highly recommend you not play with those silly boys in their chase for the entrance into the Iron Butt Assoc. just yet!

Here's my suggestion/s.........
Now I'm not sure how many miles you can currently comfortably sit in the saddle, so your "training runs" should be designed to:
1)develop the muscles you'll use while riding long days.

2)test out your comfort level on your particular bike. Make your GS fit you, by identifying your 3 points of contact,(seat, bars, pegs) and change prn.

3)test out your riding gear,(electric gear just fricking works!)

4)time yourself from start to finish of your ride. Pay particular attention to your gas station stops. You should do this even if you have no desire to become an endurance bike rider-IBA. This will help lesson anxiety.
Example- I know that my normal solo pace,(which is fastest) has me riding 800 miles in 12 hours. That's 100 miles in 90 minutes. you do not have to be that fast, but you should know how long it takes you to ride say 250 miles. 15 minute fuel stops max should be good when you are timing yourself,(@ other times stay until the cows come home)

I think a nice ride is doing a rectangle from Denver to Limon and then take 86 homeward into Kiowa/ Franktown area then Parker road home. Now this is not the most scenic ride, but hwy 86 is pretty nice and it's not congested. It'll be approx a 200 mile ride and that's a nice starting point for learning and training your range. Stay hydrated. Some long distance riders take ibuprophen prophylactically

I'm up for a ride almost anytime, so just put up a post with details.
Have fun.

Harry Biker

foxfire
Thu Jan 23rd, 2003, 06:27 AM
Thanks Harry-
Don't worry, I know I'm not up for a ride with the big kids just yet. This weekend helped though. My T-rex-on-a-bike experience and 75mi on sat with a 100+mi ride past Selida and down 105 to monument was a sweeeet ride :D Feeling much better in the twisties.
If you guys plan a ride closer to home and don't mind a newbe along let me know, I've got most weekends off and some weekdays!
Thanks for the advise and encouragement :)
FF
ps I think I may out grow my gs sooner than expected. ;)

Duc'nnit
Thu Jan 23rd, 2003, 06:37 AM
Harry,

I am glad you mentioned the "Triangle", however I have been starting from Parker to Franktown. Take 86 out to Limon and then cut West on 24 back to the Springs. From there 25N to home, this run is 236 miles. 86 is awesome out there, you are usually all alone, however two weekends ago "Black Ice" was a major issue for about 15 miles before you hit 70. But that is obviously weather determined and not all of the time.
If anyone wants to start running this with me, please let me know.

Chris

Jessica
Thu Jan 23rd, 2003, 07:55 AM
I don't think I'll make the Vegas jaunt, but I'd definitely be interested in tagging along on some "training" rides. I'm planning about a 1000 mile trip (in one day but not timed) late spring or summer to Texas, and I've never done more than a 400-mile day on my bike. :D

Harry Biker
Thu Jan 23rd, 2003, 08:31 AM
triangles.rectangles...I was never very good @ geometry :)
You're right though, your triangle you mentioned is a nice ride.

FF,
Perhaps the time to increase your displacement is now! We both know which model you want. The current deal @ BMW has never been better-ever! Assuming you'd finance, 1.9% interest for up to 60 months and, 90 days no payments and BMW then pays your 1st 5 payments!!!!!! this deal lasts until the end of Feb. You would not even make your 1st pyment until Dec.,(assuming you waited til the end of Feb.) and you'd have plenty of time to sell your Zookie.

foxfire
Thu Jan 23rd, 2003, 11:38 PM
Harry- Maybe now would be a good time to upgrade, how the hell can anyone pass up the killer deal the BMW is offering? I'll check it out, not sure my credit will handle it, but it's worth a shot :)-thanks

Chris, Jessica ect... I'm totally up for the "triangle" ride. This weekend is no good for me but what does the sat the 1st or sunday the 2ed look like for ya'll? Weather providing.
Let me know :D
FF

Duc'nnit
Fri Jan 24th, 2003, 07:41 AM
FF, this weekend is shot for me too. However that weekend would be great either Sat or Sun, matter of fact I am off next Friday as well. So lets plan for it, and we can ride as fast as we want with lunch in the Springs. 8)

Chris

foxfire
Mon Jan 27th, 2003, 12:02 AM
Chris-
Cool.. lets plan for this weekend, what is good for you, sat or sun? Friday is no good for me. Also, where do ya wanna meet?
Anyone else, Jessica, disco, Harry. Disco, I'm sure I can get Chaos to go. Let me know
FF 8)

Duc'nnit
Mon Jan 27th, 2003, 08:33 AM
FF,

Sunday would be great, Sat just got filled up. You live downtown? We can meet at Arapahoe Xing at Borders for some coffee then head South through Parker and on. Say 10ish?

Chris

Duc'nnit
Mon Jan 27th, 2003, 08:41 AM
FF,

My bag, this Sat or Sun is fine with me as well. I was on the wrong weekend. I would prefer this Sat....... you?

Chris

Duc'nnit
Mon Jan 27th, 2003, 08:49 AM
Ok, I just saw the calender of events....I did not realize that two groups were heading out to Vegas. How many people are in each group so far? If this is the case I will be in the Friday afternoon group sleeping in a 7/11 at GJ. :D

Chris

Jessica
Mon Jan 27th, 2003, 12:37 PM
FF,
I would love to join in this weekend, but my bike is out of commission for a while since someone ran into it while it was parked. :roll: I'm not sure how long it will be before it's ridable. I will keep an eye on the boards and join in once it's fixed. :cry:
Have fun!

foxfire
Mon Jan 27th, 2003, 09:09 PM
Chris- Sunday would work best... If thats cool. Arapaho crossing works for me. I may post this in the daily ride section to see if I can drum up intrest, if that cool. So are you planning the 50cc with the rest of the crazies or are staying in vegas? Have you got a room yet..

Jessica- That really SUCKS.. If you need help I've know two people that have put soooo many bikes back together, let me know. :P

FF

Duc'nnit
Mon Jan 27th, 2003, 10:46 PM
FF

Sunday works for me as well, I keep my bike at my dealership (nice and warm from the cold during the winter). So, lets plan on Sunday, around 1100 or 1130, give it some time to warm up. Arapahoe Crossing, Boarders bookstore. Any questions please call me at 720-220-4079..it is my cell. Again the trip is 235 miles give or take and it is hassle free. Lunch in the Springs, a good ride home.
I already have a room reserved at the Amerisuites for Sat and Sun in Vegas. As I have said, if a group is leaving Friday afternoon I would probably hook up with them and spend the night in GJ. Are you going?

Chris 8)

foxfire
Tue Jan 28th, 2003, 03:52 AM
Chris-
Sunday it is, see you at 1100am at arapahoe crossing. If the weather turns on us I'll get in touch.

Anyone else up for a training ride?

Kip
Tue Jan 28th, 2003, 08:07 PM
I'm planning on the Vegas trip. I may ride with y'all Sunday just to see how uncomfortable my bike is on a long trip. My bike may not be Vegas trip material :cry:

Duc'nnit
Tue Jan 28th, 2003, 11:38 PM
Of course it can be Kip......would be awesome to have you along. This ride on Sunday is a "Training Ride" for the highways and keeps the "Churchass" from appearing.... :guns:

Chris

foxfire
Wed Jan 29th, 2003, 03:45 AM
Hey Kip-
What do ya ride, 'cuz I got a little bike that tracks with every bump in the road. But I'm getting better with it because I have been going on progressively longer rides in preperation for the LV trip. Are you planning on going?
FF

Duc'nnit
Wed Jan 29th, 2003, 08:30 AM
FF

Kip has one of those beautiful, sweet, and sexy long distance tourers....otherwise known as a GXR-1000. :D She is a little intimidating as well, but an awesome ride. Well Kip, would you be able to leave Friday for LV?

Chris 8)

Anonymous
Wed Jan 29th, 2003, 02:32 PM
I did it last year on my R1 - the Gixxer can't be that much worse! :lol:

HINT: Change your riding position frequently - I alternated between:
- sitting almost upright (with just enough weight on the right hand to maintain speed)
- normal riding position
- laying down on the tank bag with feet hooked over rear pegs (no pressure on the wrists at all this way!)

Kip
Wed Jan 29th, 2003, 04:40 PM
FF, like Chris said....I have the baddest bike on the planet :guns: , no wait a minute.....I'm saying that. Chris is correct, GSXR1000. Do they make a touring edition :? Yes, I'm planning on going to Vegas....I want to see how many people I know, who are going, so I can alternate bikes if I need to.
Spidey, thanks for the suggestion. I'm also thinking about putting a cruise control on it just for the Vegas trip.
Chris, I can probably leave any day. Oh! by the way, I met someone with a bike exactly like yours last weekend.

Hasta.

Nick_Ninja
Wed Jan 29th, 2003, 05:14 PM
Here is a link for bar mods:

http://www.helibars.com/suzuki.html

http://www.helibars.com/pics/GSXR%201000-750.gif

Anonymous
Wed Jan 29th, 2003, 07:12 PM
Well, if you're going to go down the path of handlebar mods.. maybe you could attach these to your GSX-R1000:
http://www.sideroadcycles.com/AmericanMotorcycles/Handlebars/Classic_Bends/src650_08311-01-01.jpghttp://www.sideroadcycles.com/AmericanMotorcycles/Handlebars/Classic_Bends/src650_08311-01-02.jpg
:lol: :D Sorry, I couldn't resist

Duc'nnit
Wed Jan 29th, 2003, 07:18 PM
WOW Spidey, it would kinda give it a <Retro> look........... :lol: :lol:

Chris

Duc'nnit
Thu Jan 30th, 2003, 08:12 AM
Ok, back to this Vegas thang.... :D For the riders leaving on Friday afternoon we need some carpet to shag on in Grand Junction, 250 miles away. <I promise you can make it Kip> :roll:
Anyone with suggestions or ideas besides the Conoco bathroom I am all ears. that night I would be more than happy to share a room with as many as we can pack in there, however, if need be I get dibbs on the bathtub! :P
But we need to make some reservations ASAP.

Chris

Kip
Thu Jan 30th, 2003, 09:27 AM
thanks nick....I'm probably going to make that modification too(helibars).
I just wonder how it effects the handling, etc. ?

Anonymous
Thu Jan 30th, 2003, 02:43 PM
thanks nick....I'm probably going to make that modification too(helibars).
I just wonder how it effects the handling, etc. ?

It doesn't affect handling, as it makes no geometry changes to the bike. It'll just make you sit up more.

I put genmar risers on mine, and like it a lot better for my usual commute stuff, and I'm sure distance riding will be a lot better. I put in about 100 miles this weekend and definitely noticed a difference (also the sargent seat was a BIG, GOOD change!).

Hoopty
Thu Jan 30th, 2003, 03:00 PM
It doesn't change the geometry of your suspension, but it does put less weight on the front tire which would change handling characteristics, right? :?

Anonymous
Thu Jan 30th, 2003, 03:49 PM
It doesn't change the geometry of your suspension, but it does put less weight on the front tire which would change handling characteristics, right? :?

Define handling. Less weight on the bars will mean you transfer less road influence to the rest of the bike and braking won't dive as much, but turn speed is mainly influenced by the rake and trail of the front end, and length of wheelbase. However in a "correct" riding position, your arms would not be supporting your body weight anyway so mainly the risers are for upper body comfort. You won't really see an impact on the bike itself. The only place I can think where you might notice a difference is the track, just because your body position won't be quite as aggressive with your hands up higher.

foxfire
Fri Jan 31st, 2003, 05:13 PM
To all the friday crew:
What time are you planning on leaving???

Duc'nnit
Fri Jan 31st, 2003, 05:19 PM
FF, between 12 - 2 in the afternoon, pull into GJ for the night. Not really pushing that much. The next day will be the longest part. :twisted:

Chris

Kip
Fri Jan 31st, 2003, 06:44 PM
Pretty good bullshit on the handle bars Spidey, gotta give you that one :lol:

Yeah, I was referring to track handling. It's gotta feel different :x

surfinspacegirl
Mon Feb 3rd, 2003, 01:26 PM
Hey peeps

Looks like the INS may put my bella Italia/Ducati plans on hold until '04 :cry:

So while Las Vegas on an SV doesn't quite have the same ring as Paso di Campolongo on an ST4s :lol: here's my tentative "If I'm in the country, I'm in" for the trip. :) I'll call Amerisuites later today to book a crash pad.

Duc'nnit
Mon Feb 3rd, 2003, 06:23 PM
I look forward to having you with us!! :D

Chris

Harry Biker
Tue Feb 4th, 2003, 04:33 PM
Very Cool Hanna. Now will you be surfing with the day crew or the night crew? I'll assume,(I know I shouldn't) that you'll be rolling with the Friday afternoon crew.

For anyone thinking about leaving with the night crew let me assure you we have several bikes that'll turn the night into day thanks to our good friends @ PIAA and similar. The night crew as a reminder will be rolling all the way into Vegas and should arrive no later than 4pm.

Is there anyone going to Vegas that is planning on leaving @ 1am @ Morrison,(not counting the 50CC crew-I know where you'll be)?

Also, who all's staying @ Amerisuites?

surfinspacegirl
Tue Feb 4th, 2003, 04:46 PM
Very Cool Hanna. Now will you be surfing with the day crew or the night crew? I'll assume,(I know I shouldn't) that you'll be rolling with the Friday afternoon crew.
<snip>
Also, who all's staying @ Amerisuites?

I will be rolling with the Friday crew, as assumed. However, based on last year's experience, I'd like to throw this in for discussion by that crew :

Instead of leaving Fri luncthime, riding to GJ & staying there for the night, then having a huge day (700 miles? :shock: ) Sat to get to Vegas, consider:

Leave around 0800 Fri morning, lunch in GJ, then on to Blanding for the night. 500 miles, arrive NLT 5pm.
Leave 0800 Sat morning, go through Natural Bridges Nat'l Monument to Torrey, over Escalante, through Zion and on to Vegas. 500 miles, arrive NLT 5pm.

Sound good? We did this route last year and it worked very well. It also gives margin should anything (fingers crossed) go wrong, and allows newer riders to get used to long-distance (ahem, I know it's not a SS1K or 50cc) riding gradually. Oh and it makes the whole thing a little less of an ordeal for those long-distance touring machines, the Gixxers :lol:

Just a suggestion... I'm not attached to the above, but thought you may want to mull it over.. :D

Duc'nnit
Tue Feb 4th, 2003, 05:36 PM
Hmm, mulling...... :D It has merit! I can be game, Mid after noon would be preferable arriving in Vegas if we can. But it sounds like fun... :multi:

Chris

surfinspacegirl
Tue Feb 4th, 2003, 05:44 PM
Hmm, mulling...... :D It has merit! I can be game, Mid after noon would be preferable arriving in Vegas if we can. But it sounds like fun... :multi: Chris

The 5pm is a no later than estimate...I'd guess we'd arrive in Vegas around 3pm.

Anonymous
Tue Feb 4th, 2003, 06:46 PM
If I go, I wasn't planning on stopping in Grand Junction for the night. I didn't check how many miles to Torrey, but that was the original thought.

Morrison to Torrey is about 450 miles, leaving another 350 (appx) miles to Vegas.

gary n
Tue Feb 4th, 2003, 07:29 PM
I don't know which group I will be riding with. I would prefer to leave Friday, but it will depend on what time that groups leaves. It will be hard for me to get off much before 2pm. I would prefer to make more miles on Friday also - stopping in Torrey as opposed to Grand Junction.

As we get closer, and departure times (and gas stops) get finalized, I may head out by myself later on Friday and hook up with the 1am crew along the way after I get a good nights sleep.

Duc'nnit
Tue Feb 4th, 2003, 07:45 PM
Do we have a tally so far as to who and how many for the Friday departure? :?

Chris

surfinspacegirl
Tue Feb 4th, 2003, 07:49 PM
If I go, I wasn't planning on stopping in Grand Junction for the night. I didn't check how many miles to Torrey, but that was the original thought.

Morrison to Torrey is about 450 miles, leaving another 350 (appx) miles to Vegas.

Yup, my distances were approximate, but you get my drift :D

And I've just remembered that Blanding is dry :shock: so Torrey sounds like a better option for the first night!

foxfire
Thu Feb 6th, 2003, 10:44 PM
I'm with Hanna on this one, that sounds like a killer ride. I have wanted to see the Esclante, and by bike would be way too cool. I bet I can get it off and leave friday am. So for the time being, count me in with the friday am crew.
FF :P

F360driver
Sat Feb 8th, 2003, 10:46 PM
I will most likley be joining all of you. I am new to the group so I hope to do a few rides before this one. I won't be going all the way to vegas, I am only 20 so I can't gamble. :( I will be stopping in Moab for a night and then turning around and coming back if anyone is interested in splitting a hotel room with me please let me know.
Mike

B
Wed Feb 19th, 2003, 01:32 PM
Has everyone who is going booked a room yet? I'd like to go but I'm trying to find someone else who might need a room, since most rooms in Vegas are double occupancy. Is there anybody else who is going, but has not got a room yet? Let me know.

Kip
Wed Feb 19th, 2003, 02:12 PM
B,

I'm going and need a room.....wanna share ? Are you going for sure ?

surfinspacegirl
Wed Feb 19th, 2003, 02:28 PM
Friday daytime crew; I've booked Amerisuites in Vegas for Sat & Sun nights, but nothing for Fri night. Have we made a decision where we're stopping? Grand Junction/Blanding/Torrey?

IMHO, GJ is way too early; stopping in Blanding makes for a shorter first day, but is dry, but has the advantage of riding through Edge of the Cedars SP & Natural Bridges NM with the sun behind us on Sat morning - it is just stunning. It'd be beautiful in the sunset too, but we'd be riding into the sun:( Torrey is the furthest. Just mulling options. :idea:

FYI, the route I was suggesting goes something like this:

I-70 to GJ: 245 miles
S on US50 to Whitewater: 7 miles
S on Rte141 through Naturita to Dove Creek: 158 miles
E on US666 to Monticello: 25 miles
S on US191 to Blanding: 25 miles
---possible overnight stop here (Day 1 total 460 miles)
W on Rte 95 to Hanksville: 151 miles
W on Rte 24 to Torrey: 51 miles
---or possible overnight stop here (Day 1 total 662 miles)
S on Rte 12 through Escalante NM & Bryce Canyon NP to US89: 124 miles
S on US 89 to Mt Carmel Jct.: 55miles
W on Rte 9 through Zion NP to I15 (St George): 57 miles
I15 to Las Vegas:132 miles (Day 2 total: 570 miles or 368 miles, depending on where we stop for the night)

OK, now I've blown my cover completely and shown I am an uber-geek....<sigh> :roll: :lol:

Duc'nnit
Wed Feb 19th, 2003, 02:40 PM
Hanna,

Torrey is fine with me, on Friday night I will share with whoever wants to split a room. :)

Chris

B
Wed Feb 19th, 2003, 03:15 PM
Hey Kip,

If I book a room I'm going for sure. Let me check around. I'll tell you what I find.

Hoopty
Wed Feb 19th, 2003, 03:51 PM
S on Rte141 through Naturita
Oh yeah!!! 141 is one of my favorite all time roads!!!! Makes me wanna go just for that road!!! :D :D :D

surfinspacegirl
Wed Feb 19th, 2003, 05:28 PM
Hey Kip,

If I book a room I'm going for sure. Let me check around. I'll tell you what I find.

Hey B, a bunch of us are staying at Amerisuites. You can book online, it works out around $80/night.

Kip
Thu Feb 20th, 2003, 09:11 AM
Hanna, how many rooms did you reserve at AmeriSuites ?

surfinspacegirl
Thu Feb 20th, 2003, 12:39 PM
Hanna, how many rooms did you reserve at AmeriSuites ?

Just the one, and it looks like it's full now ;) :lol:

B
Thu Feb 20th, 2003, 01:40 PM
Thanks Hanna. :)

surfinspacegirl
Thu Feb 20th, 2003, 02:17 PM
S on Rte141 through Naturita
Oh yeah!!! 141 is one of my favorite all time roads!!!! Makes me wanna go just for that road!!! :D :D :D

Yup, it's a stunner :D The route through Edge of the Cedars, Natural Bridges and Escalante is even better tho :D :D

surfinspacegirl
Thu Feb 20th, 2003, 02:18 PM
Thanks Hanna. :)

Most welcome :D

Greg
Fri Feb 21st, 2003, 01:36 PM
Hey guys, I've been reading up on the Vegas trip and I am very interested in joining the trek. Anyone need another roommate for the hotel 1st night stop as well as in Vegas? Can anyone give me an est. on cost excluding gas/gambling/non-essentials?
I live in Aspen, and would be joining the trip from there. I could meet the gang in Glenwood Springs, or if someone has a better suggestion? Anyway, looking forward to the trip...I don't know anyone from the group and looking forward to meeting and riding with everyone.

Harry Biker
Sat Feb 22nd, 2003, 10:22 AM
Shorty, you're welcome to hook up w/ the "night crew" and thereby saving yourself more $$ for "Olympic Gardens" ;),(as we are riding straight through-can you do 600-675 miles in 1 day?) We're also staying @ Amerisuites, but I think the room's full. I can't imagine it would be that difficult to find a room/mate. Think about it-

We should be hitting Junction by 5am,(I'll assume Glenwood @ 4am?)

Does the Torrey crew want to meet up and finish the ride together? I'd assume we'd be blowing past Torrey @ 9AM,(or is that too early for ya? :P)
Either way we should all have a meeting spot to grab dinner together in Vegas.

Ralph, Do you have a room yet??

Greg
Tue Feb 25th, 2003, 06:20 PM
Thanks for the info...I think I would rather take the scenic route through Utah, well worth the time and money from what I've heard. Anyone going that route need a roomate for night before Vegas and in Vegas as well, I promise I don't snore! What time is the scenic group plan on rolling past Glenwood, I would like to hook-up with you there?

P.S. I am starting a new topic to see what interest there is in a late spring riding weekend in the Aspen area, check it out.

Duc'nnit
Tue Feb 25th, 2003, 07:30 PM
I believe after Hanna and I have talked, we are not stopping in Torrey. Where are we stopping Hannah???? :o <had few drinks that night>

Chris

Harry Biker
Tue Feb 25th, 2003, 07:47 PM
Greg,
I guess I'll take your response as a complement??seein as how it was my route. :P
Have a nice trip, if you enjoy the route I'll let you buy me a beer :lol:

surfinspacegirl
Tue Feb 25th, 2003, 08:01 PM
I believe after Hanna and I have talked, we are not stopping in Torrey. Where are we stopping Hannah???? :o <had few drinks that night>

Chris

We did the route I posted a few posts back last year and setting off from Denver at 0800 , with a very leisurely lunch stop, got us to Blanding around 1800-ish. Although all of us said "Yeah, I could ride further if we had to", we were definately feeling the day's riding.

My thoughts on this are that the last 200 miles from Blanding to Torrey are on quite a twisty road through canyons and the like, with a probability of deer encounters. Were we to do this in the evening, we'd be tired and riding into the sun - maybe not the best idea. So my thinking is to end the day a little earlier and stay in Blanding for the night (BYObeer if you want it) and ride on to Torrey the next morning - we could still make it to meet up with the night crew there if we wanted to.

Just another $0.02 for everyone to mull over :lol:

surfinspacegirl
Tue Feb 25th, 2003, 08:07 PM
Thanks for the info...I think I would rather take the scenic route through Utah, well worth the time and money from what I've heard. Anyone going that route need a roomate for night before Vegas and in Vegas as well, I promise I don't snore! What time is the scenic group plan on rolling past Glenwood, I would like to hook-up with you there?


Greg the Friday morning crew will probably hit Glenwood around 11-ish (correct me if I'm wrong here people). Will that work?

Duc'nnit
Tue Feb 25th, 2003, 08:09 PM
BLANDING!! :guns: I knew it was a name that sounded bland. :D Works for me.

Chris 8)

lama
Wed Feb 26th, 2003, 01:13 AM
are there enough gas stations through out the route down there? as in gassing bike about every 120 miles will that work?

surfinspacegirl
Wed Feb 26th, 2003, 07:16 AM
are there enough gas stations through out the route down there? as in gassing bike about every 120 miles will that work?

There are some stretches that are >120 miles without a gas station, but not many and never more than 150 miles. Last year we had a bike in the group that only had a 100 mile range; one of us carried a jerry can of fuel for that bike. We could do that, or change the route....

Friday morning crew, can we have a roll call of range at a steady 80mph? Mine's 160 miles.

B
Wed Feb 26th, 2003, 02:41 PM
It's been a while since I've checked my mileage range from a full tank. As soon the roads are clear, I would be able to tell you. Wasn't there a post about a traingle route that works great for checking your gas mileage? Have we set times yet for when will be leaving, and arriving at each destination?

lama
Wed Feb 26th, 2003, 09:24 PM
if I dont end up going to MOAB on a mountain biking trip id really like to go to Vegas to see if I can win some money hehe :) So is there anyone else here that still hasnt resolved Logistic issues?

Duc'nnit
Wed Feb 26th, 2003, 11:33 PM
Hanna and I have talked, and we would be more than happy to adjust the route to accomodate people that need more frequent gas stops. Instead of heading to Blanding first night, we would turn off of 70 on to 24 and spend the night in Torrey. On the original route, between Blanding and Hanksville, Utah <Hwy 95> there is literally no gas stations and that run is about 155 miles.
So, what needs to happen is the consensus of who is going and what range they can run with their machines. Again, if your machine cant make that distance, then let us know.....it is ok. :)
We have conjured up the idea of just taking a trip this summer that expands that route and come back to Denver. Apparently the views are spectacular, however our goal here is to reach Vegas in a timely manner and have fun. :D

Chris

lama
Thu Feb 27th, 2003, 01:49 AM
I shouldnt have done the lowered gearing :) sux for coasting but fun in twisties.

I think im dead by 140-145 with conservative riding I think I'm just gonna have to test it out one of these days just to know for a fact

surfinspacegirl
Thu Feb 27th, 2003, 08:18 AM
Have we set times yet for when will be leaving, and arriving at each destination? I believe the Friday am crew will leave Denver at 0800 (suggest meeting in the dinosaur parking lots off I70 near Morrison), arrive Torrey late afternoon Friday, then hook up with the night crew in Torrey at 0900 Saturday and ride on to Vegas together...

Anonymous
Thu Feb 27th, 2003, 09:11 AM
I believe the Friday am crew will leave Denver at 0800 (suggest meeting in the dinosaur parking lots off I70 near Morrison), arrive Torrey late afternoon Friday, then hook up with the night crew in Torrey at 0900 Saturday and ride on to Vegas together...I would suggest an alternate meeting point - the Conoco gas station in Morrison, just off C-470. We tried the dinosaur lots 2 years ago and there was some confusion - we had people waiting in each of the 3 lots! Nobody was missed, but it was confusing none the less.

The Conoco in Morrison is only 5 minutes from I-70, plus it give people a chance to gas-up right before leaving, grab a cup of coffee or a snack, etc.

When I first mentioned going through to Torrey, I was thinking about departing mid-day (so I would only have to take a 1/2 day off work :D ). As it stands now, I probably won't be going, so it's not up to me - just giving my $0.02.

Greg
Thu Feb 27th, 2003, 12:28 PM
Thanks for the info...I think I would rather take the scenic route through Utah, well worth the time and money from what I've heard. Anyone going that route need a roomate for night before Vegas and in Vegas as well, I promise I don't snore! What time is the scenic group plan on rolling past Glenwood, I would like to hook-up with you there?


Greg the Friday morning crew will probably hit Glenwood around 11-ish (correct me if I'm wrong here people). Will that work?

Sorry I didn't respond earlier, but that sounds great to meet up in Glennwood Springs around 11am. There is a gas station on the right just after you exit I-70, we can meet there. As far as hotel, does anyone have an empty space in a bed, of course I am willing to pay for my half or 1/3 or whatever. By the way where do we plan on spending the night that first leg?

Greg
Thu Feb 27th, 2003, 12:30 PM
I am still looking for a place to crash when in Vegas, anyone have space? :?

Duc'nnit
Mon Mar 3rd, 2003, 08:09 PM
I do believe for the Friday Crew, we are now stopping in Torrey, the first night. After some discussion, this is the best way for the machines with limited range. However, I am bringing my own booze......I suggest whoever does the same, being a dry spot. :evil: And, no I wont share....... :lol:

Chris

surfinspacegirl
Mon Mar 3rd, 2003, 09:28 PM
Hey Friday crew, there's 3 places I can find to stay in Torrey:

http://www.travelnow.com/index.jsp?pageName=hotSearch&cid=56554

My vote goes with a cheap room at the Best Western Capitol Reef Resort. They have a hot tub and an outdoor pool - and they're a mile away from the park. Whatcha think?

Also, since we're not doing the superlong twistie route, we could leave later (10, 12 or even 1) and still arrive in Torrey at a decent hour - or we can still set off early and have some time at the other end to see the park. Your thoughts?

Duc'nnit
Mon Mar 3rd, 2003, 09:32 PM
Hmm, thoughts. :idea: Sounds great to me!!! :D

Chris 8)

Greg
Tue Mar 4th, 2003, 01:39 PM
My vote is to leave at a decent time Friday and leave some time for riding through the park in Ut. I was looking at the Best Western near Torrey Capitol Reef Park, I got a rate of $49 per night for 2 queens, I will book it if someone wants to share? I have booked a room at the Days Inn Vegas, if anyone wants to crash I can share no problem. What day is the majority of the people crusing on home, Sunday or Monday?

surfinspacegirl
Tue Mar 4th, 2003, 01:57 PM
OK, I've got a room at the BW Capitol Reef resort for Fri night. I vote leaving Denver around 10 which would give us time to ride around the park in the early evening.

I think the plan is to stay in Vegas Sun night and cruise home Monday.

Greg
Tue Mar 4th, 2003, 02:43 PM
Whatever time you think the Friday crew is going to roll past Glennwood Springs let me know and we can meet up there and continue on to Torreys, UT...I vote for noon-ish so we can get some daylight riding in Capitol Reef SP. I went ahead and got a room at the Days Inn for Saturday and Sunday for departure Monday, roomates welcome.

BubbaGimp
Thu Mar 6th, 2003, 03:26 PM
Actually I'm not going to make this trip, I'm heading to europe this summer and I need to save all the money I can get.

DucBloke
Fri Mar 21st, 2003, 08:06 PM
I'm riding to Vegas with one other CSC member on the 24th of April. We are going to make it a two day trip there. Then we are going to be there all week. Anyone interested in riding with us?? Contact my email if you are.

ttakala@kroneamericas.com

Harry Biker
Fri Apr 11th, 2003, 07:22 PM
Hey Motobabe,
Are ya'll still planning on meeting the Graveyard shift in Torrey early AM on the 24th? If so, where are you staying? Do you have a cell # you'd be willing to give out so we can ringy dingy you & wake yer arses up?,(no. I'm not being sneaky to get your #...I'm too fat I mean fast for you...you could give it to the Disco Machine, the "hazmat rider" or the 1 and only person to EVER attempt a coast to coast in 50 hours on a Super Hawk ;) ) Who's buying breakfast?

Who all's traveling? Any insects going? Any urban cowboys from Cheyenne going,(they serve lots of beer ya know :lol: )

6 weeks!!
5 weeks, 6 days for you day workers :D

Anonymous
Sat Apr 12th, 2003, 09:19 AM
Who all's traveling? Any insects going? Any urban cowboys from Cheyenne going,(they serve lots of beer ya know :lol: )It doesn't look like I'll be going this year - I've got immigration issues that I'm dealing with right now that have a tight deadline of June 2nd (I may have to plan my vacation around that date, and if I do, there won't by any extra time for a little jaunt to NV - I probably won't find out until the last minute either :roll: ).

Paul is planning on going, but he's planning out his own route, and may or may not pass through Torrey. You're going to have to get with him to get the latest. PM me if you need his #.

surfinspacegirl
Sat Apr 12th, 2003, 11:51 AM
Hey Motobabe,
Are ya'll still planning on meeting the Graveyard shift in Torrey early AM on the 24th? If so, where are you staying?
Yes we are. We're staying at the Best Western Capital Reef Resort.

Do you have a cell # you'd be willing to give out so we can ringy dingy you & wake yer arses up?,(no. I'm not being sneaky to get your #...I'm too fat I mean fast for you...you could give it to the Disco Machine, the "hazmat rider" or the 1 and only person to EVER attempt a coast to coast in 50 hours on a Super Hawk ;) )
Careful, I just did the PPIR track school, I'm a lot faster now :D

Cell is 720 217 5568, but shush, don't tell anyone ;) :lol:

Who's buying breakfast?
Nice of you to volunteer, Harry! :lol: :lol:

Roll call for us friday crew so far is Coston, Kipper, B, Alicia if she's not flying, Greg and :?

Harry Biker
Mon Apr 14th, 2003, 12:44 PM
Spidey,
Are you @ risk of being sent back to the frozen tundra??
How's thr R1?

Anonymous
Mon Apr 14th, 2003, 01:31 PM
Spidey,
Are you @ risk of being sent back to the frozen tundra??
How's thr R1?Nah, it's just a timing issue - my current visa expires on June 2nd. I'm trying to get a different type of visa, but probably won't know until the last minute, so I'll probably be heading back to the great white north the end of May. I know it's 1 week after Vegas, but there's too much going on with the work visa for me to plan anything around that time.

The R1's fine, a little scratched up after a high-side at PPIR, but still rideable (TGF Frame Sliders!)

Greg
Mon Apr 14th, 2003, 04:12 PM
Friday Crew, can't wait to ride with everyone from Glenwood Springs and on...should be a blast. We still arranging to meet around 11 just off I-70? I've been putting the miles on my machine, the weather has been great. I got really lucky last weekend, a written warning for 21 over in a 30 mph zone...oops! The cop just scratched down a warning then asked me about road conditions and where I had been riding. He said he has a 'busa he's been waiting to get out, then he told me to "keep it to a low roar" and walked away. Anyway, if anyone ever wants to get away let me know and I can arrange for rooms really cheap. Looking forward to Vegas.

Hoopty
Mon Apr 14th, 2003, 04:15 PM
Where can you arrange rooms for really cheap, Aspen? :?

Harry Biker
Tue Apr 15th, 2003, 07:52 AM
I heard directly from one of Glenwood's finest that they have numerous officers w/ sportbikes and he said they're usually pretty cool w/ riders enjoying their fine canyon!

A couple years back, I was solo coming back in from Vegas on the mighty XX and pulled in @ the West Glenwood exit/Conoco for a quick break when a cop pulled in right behind me. I was sure I was gonna get hassled by "the man" as I had been a tad over the limit.
He just came to look over the scoot and brag about his new GSXR 600.

Greg
Tue Apr 15th, 2003, 09:01 PM
I work at the Silvertree Hotel in Snowmass Village...in the heart of good ride country, most any time I can get rooms for under $50. Call or email me if you need an excuse to get away.

Hoopty
Wed Apr 16th, 2003, 08:09 AM
Nice, I'll make sure to get ahold of you when in need! :up: How far is that from 133? :D

Greg
Thu Apr 17th, 2003, 02:46 PM
133 is only a short 30-35 minute ride from Aspen/Snomass....I love that road. Super fast turns, most can be run at 80+...great road to get out on in a warm day. Check out Redstone when you go through there next time...the town is about 50 years behind the times.

Duc'nnit
Sun Apr 27th, 2003, 07:57 PM
It is time to put this back on top!! :321: :D
As of now we have 4-5 people making tracks to Vegas, and a Friday morning departure is still a go from Morrison Conoco. <A smoke break before we leave of course!>
Are we set for Torrey? Any boarding issues? The last time I checked, we are shacked up and ready for a breakfast rondevous with the "Lead Ass" gang the next morning. :D
I have a room reserved at Amerisuites, a king and sofa bed, I am more than willing to share....<I get the king!> 8)
Outside of that lets have some fun!! Oh, I almost forgot, Hanna is buying the gas for all of us!!!!!! :D :D :D

Chris

surfinspacegirl
Tue Apr 29th, 2003, 09:57 AM
Oh, I almost forgot, Hanna is buying the gas for all of us!!!!!! :D :D :D

Chris

I thought YOU were buying the gas, Coston.... :321: :D

Harry Biker
Tue Apr 29th, 2003, 01:41 PM
"Lead Ass" is still a go to meet up EARLY AM 5/24. Sadly, minus one woulda, coulda shoulda, cheap arse talkin, unable to "put up" rider- who I think should buy the gas! :lol: ....still kidding don't blow an alveoli!!

& also a Super Chicken runnin crazy rider who musta found some sanity over the winter cuz he too is keeping us in the dark as to what if ANYTHING he be doing.

As far as I know the Hazmat king has the surfer's cell# & he'll be calling bright & frickin early!!

Anyone know of a fun place where we can get together for some dinner in Sin City?

surfinspacegirl
Tue Apr 29th, 2003, 02:04 PM
"Lead Ass" is still a go to meet up EARLY AM 5/24. Sadly, minus one woulda, coulda shoulda, cheap arse talkin, unable to "put up" rider- who I think should buy the gas! :lol: ....still kidding don't blow an alveoli!!

& also a Super Chicken runnin crazy rider who musta found some sanity over the winter cuz he too is keeping us in the dark as to what if ANYTHING he be doing.

As far as I know the Hazmat king has the surfer's cell# & he'll be calling bright & frickin early!!

Anyone know of a fun place where we can get together for some dinner in Sin City?

Err, Harry, can we have that in English, please? :lol:

Anonymous
Tue Apr 29th, 2003, 02:20 PM
Err, Harry, can we have that in English, please? :lol:

I understood it just fine! Damn english people always messing up the english language... :lol: Ahh bloody hell.

Oh, update coming directly Harry.
- "crazy supah chicken ridin' mofo from around da way"

Duc'nnit
Mon May 5th, 2003, 07:13 AM
Ok, Hanna, now what is the roll call?? Kipper is out, and now I understand "B" is out as well? Alicia is a maybe as of Saturday.... :o Greg are you still in?

Chris

surfinspacegirl
Mon May 5th, 2003, 11:53 AM
And they're falling like flies.... :lol: I'm weighing up my options; $$ is a bit tight right now. Looks like it may come down to a choice of Vegas or getting the bike jetted :cry: I'll keep you posted.

gary n
Mon May 5th, 2003, 11:56 AM
It's looking like I will be able to get away for this trip. I'm still not sure if I will leave with the early group, the late group or in between and meet up in Torrey. I have been holding back until it got closer to the departure date since last year I had to cancel and lost the money I paid for the rooms.

Have the plans been finalized - departure time and location? Does anybody need a roommate in Torrey or Vegas? I haven't made room reservations and it may be too late in Vegas.

Gary

surfinspacegirl
Mon May 5th, 2003, 12:15 PM
Gary, if I don't make it, you're welcome to use my reservations.

Greg
Mon May 5th, 2003, 04:50 PM
I'm still in, arranging to meet the crew sometime on Friday in Glenwood Springs. Let me know closer to the date what time to be in Glenwood for the hook-up. Anytime is good for me, prefer somtime before noon so we have some time to ride in Capoitol Reef SP.

As of now what is the roll call for Friday departure and on to Torrey, Ut.???

Harry Biker
Tue May 6th, 2003, 07:57 AM
Gary, The departure location for the "lead arse graveyard crew" of "2" has changed, but not the time,(still 1AM) you're more than welcome to ride @ night. Visibility will be taken care of!!

If you decide to roll w/ us, you know how to reach me/us.

Duc'nnit
Tue May 6th, 2003, 09:25 PM
I guess I am the next one to fall off..... :( I need to head to Albuquerque that week for family. Everyone else heading to NV have a great time!!
If anyone is needing a place to stay, let me know now before I cancel my reservations at Amerisuites.

Chris

sdudgeonr6
Wed May 7th, 2003, 05:11 PM
hi all. i'm new here but a friend and i are riding our bike to las vegas on may 23 we plan on leaving at 7am and riding all the way. i have never meet anyone off this web page. but would love to ride with some of you or even meet some where in las vegas for a beer! let me know! sean 303-748-4975

surfinspacegirl
Thu May 8th, 2003, 11:48 AM
Hey peeps

Looks like I will not be making the trip to Vegas this year :cry: but instead spending the $$ on getting the bike jetted :D

I have reservations in Torrey (BW Capitol Reef) and Vegas (Amerisuites), so if anyone needs to use them, let me know this w/e. If I don't hear, I'll be cancelling them Monday.

Hanna

Greg
Thu May 8th, 2003, 03:52 PM
Seems like there are only a few left going to Vegas on the 23rd, I hope it isn't just me alone!!! As of now what is the roll call??? For everyone left going we should arrange to have a short stop in Glenwood Springs for food, fuel or whatever and then ride out together from there since I am riding in from Aspen.

Here is my cell number 970-710-9503
Whoever is left going give me a ring

sdudgeonr6
Thu May 8th, 2003, 04:04 PM
greg hull
this is sean i just left a message on your voice mail. i was calling to say i was with a friend adn we have a loose net group meeting us there in vegas. give me a call at 303-748-4975 sean

policewatcher
Mon May 12th, 2003, 03:53 PM
Still in for Vegas be departing on early ship. hope enough people show up do not have a room anywhere hoping to get lucky later

sdudgeonr6
Mon May 12th, 2003, 06:49 PM
hey let me know where your going to be so we can meet up and ride or have a beer. i plan on leaving at 7am on firday. also are you riding this weekend?

Greg
Tue May 13th, 2003, 10:59 AM
Policewatcher...are you planning on leaving with the Friday a.m. crew? That crew including me...and whoever is left are planning on heading out early friday and staying the night in Torrey, UT. I will be meeting up with that crew in Glennwood Springs. Anyone have an est. time when you will be rolling past Glennwood Springs??? 11 am maybe? I have a room at the Best Western in Torrey, welcome to crash there if you want.

My cell number if you want to give me a ring to get details or whatever:
970-710-9503

Greg
Mon May 19th, 2003, 11:49 AM
Time to finalize the details! Who is left for the Friday AM crew? Anyone left going give me a ring to figure out where and when to meet. I will be starting my trip from Glennwood Springs at I-70, all I need to know is what time the crew will be rolling past there.

970-710-9503

sdudgeonr6
Mon May 19th, 2003, 02:20 PM
i'm leaving at 7am out of broomfield (northwest of denver) but i'm going all the way to vegas on fri. hope that helps
sean

R1Guy
Wed May 21st, 2003, 03:24 AM
i'm leaving at 7am out of broomfield (northwest of denver) but i'm going all the way to vegas on fri. hope that helps
sean

Hey Sean, I kinda made the last minute decision to head to Vegas on Friday morning as well. I'd be willing to tag along and make it straight through with you and your bud ( :cry: <<--thinking of the aches and pains). Would you be up for swinging by me in Westminster on your way to 70W? I could also meet you guys at a rest stop on the way as well. I'll give you a call Wednesday or Thursday to see if we could work something out.

Anonymous
Thu May 22nd, 2003, 02:05 PM
To everybody that's going:

I just spoke to a new member, Nikos, who is interested in going to Vegas, and was planning on leaving at 2PM.

Is there anyone that's actually leaving at 2PM? If so, Nikos would like to meet up with you. It's his first long trip and he'd like to ride with somebody.

If not, besides sdudgeonr6 & R1Guy leaving at 7AM and driving straight thru (and the 50cc boys leaving at 1AM Saturday morning), what time is everybody leaving (and from where). Nikos might be able to adjust his departure time, but would need to know ASAP.

Please call him at 303-902-5845.

Thanks,
Spidey