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  1. ESAK HADLEY

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am new to VFRWorld, and sorta new to VFRs. I've had my 2000 VFR for a year now, and I absolutely love it!! I have been riding for about 30yrs, so I'm not new to riding. Just new to the beautiful VFRs.

    I aim to make my first long distance ride around Memorial Day weekend 2019. The plan is to ride from Wichita, KS, to the Buena Vista, CO, area and stay a week. I'm posting this to see if any current VFRW members are close to that area and would like to show a guy some good CO rides?

    Thanks in advance, people. Safe riding.
     
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    a little over a 10 hr ride. which day are you traveling to get to BV? I was thinking maybe hitting Hwy 50 through Salida to the Black Canyon and coming back over Independence Pass that weekend.
     
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    Igrok and others we have multiple posts in the western states forum,8th gen and in rides and trips. I am looking for a ride, duccman is in Colorado, I am in Utah and could come down 1-70 and A.M is also interested. We should find a common site to get a ride together. I just see these posts in so many forums that we should link it to one and dates. I am excited for the possibility of a group ride. Also we have a new member Mad Doctor that just got a new VFR that may want to join in.
     
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    Since this thread is in TRIPS AND EVENTS, let's use this thread. Everyone post up where they're coming from and I'll find a spot in the middle and sort out the roads!

    I'm in Colorado Springs, CO
     
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    I'm most definitely in. It'll be fun to ride with everyone.
     
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    where at in Utah? How close to the border of Colorado?
     
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    Utah county. Probably 3 to 3.5 hrs
     
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    I'm In Salt Lake county and could meet up with you on a Colorado ride. Down I-70 or alt route.
     
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    Grand Junction looks to be a great meet in the middle spot, I'll get to work on some roads :)
     
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    If I can pull this off it would be great to go back to Co. There are so many roads that I didn't get to ride when I was there.
    I'm open to meet as many of you as possible anywhere we can or in the meet up spot.
     
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    Mad Doc and I are going to attend an Experienced or Advanced course in April. I think that he should get past his 600 mile break in so let me know asap on possible dates. I mean Utah and Colorado spring riding is suspect at best. ;-) What month are you thinking? My concern is gear and knowing that I am going to have to purchase a few bits. Thanks! I really want to be a part of a group ride.
     
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    The saying in Colorado is: Do not plant any spring flowers until AFTER Mother's Day due to possible weather. I've been in Colorado for 6 years now and I've seen blizzards :Smow: every Mother's Day except for 2. The next big holiday where folks might get a day off is Memorial Day ( 27 May 19) Which is a Monday and would give is a 3 day weekend ( May 25,26,27). I say let's plan for that weekend. Any objections, post up!
     
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    Pretty sure I'll have exceeded 1000 miles by the time May comes around. That's how much I've been itching for a ride. Only gear left for me are riding pants so if you see any good sites please do share.



    Hopefully, most are ok with this weekend. It shouldn't be a problem for me.
     
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    My buddy just bought a pair off Amazon - zip out liner and everything for around $100. Pretty nice. Made me think about replacing my old Joe Rockets.
     
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    I would be willing and did put in a request to my cover for that weekend. She took it from me last year, and so I put some guilt on the email I sent:). Like you said and I know that weather in Utah and Colorado is so weird. Sunny and 60 and then a blizzard in the high Colorado country. My only chime in is that that weekend is such a HEAVY traveled holiday and traffic is so high would we but just be riding in bumper to bumper traffic? Not to mention those damn sheep herds!;-)

    Would a ride in June maybe the 7-10th work? I know that most have the Memorial day weekend off and vacation time for those with families are usually booked with family needs and heavily valued. I am single so I have 6 days remaining this year and think the weather, traffic and available lodging would be better around that time. I work in the service industry so any weekend is not time off but vacation time requested. But If am the wrench in the cog then leave me out.
     
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    Valid points Bubba! So my daughter is getting married at the end of June and I am taking 9 days of vacation to ride the VFR to NC, and I have hunting in September, so I am limited on my vacation days. If we can get a consensus from everyone on the June 7 - 10 weekend, I can take a day (Friday) to link up. Being less than 250 miles from the link up area, I can meet up with everyone Friday NLT lunch time.
     
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    Well, we lost comments and interest maybe. MadDoc are you able to do a june 7-10th, anyone else. I did get the Memorial Weekend off if needed. I hope we haven't lost steam on a ride. Duccman, anyone? O.K, I just sparked it again so I hope we get some flames going. ;-)
     
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    Steam isn't lost... will pile more coal on the burners. June 7-10th is possible for me. Who else is in?
     
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    I'm good for June 7-10th
     
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    I will change my request for Memorial Day and post it for those dates. Igrok could you give me some options again for a home base and maybe get us a riding route. I could then look into lodging options and bookings.
     
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