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flattrackhooligan
12-18-2012, 1:20 PM
Denver,Co...
I and the GripFast guys are rolling with local riding nut, Baelzbub, this Sat, weather permitting, Morrison to Conifer to Evergreen and back down.

We plan on being at the Conoco near Bandimere Speedway at 11:30am

baelzbub
12-18-2012, 7:24 PM
http://www.carsguide.com.au/images/uploads/Mayan-Calendar-W.jpg

Assuming we all survive the Apocalypse, I'm sayin' we celebrate with a ride! :)

Weather.com says it's gonna be a balmy 50 this Saturday... probably a bit chillier when we get up around 8,000 feet, so wear your wool booties!

Mamatried
12-18-2012, 8:49 PM
I'm down! We might have to dodge some Aliens or Zombies or who knows what will be running around after Friday. Fuck it lets ride.

baelzbub
12-19-2012, 10:01 AM
You guys ever been to Cactus Jack's?

http://www.evergreenlivemusic.com/index.cfm

I've never been there, but it looks like it's smack dab in the middle of the route I've got mapped out in my head. I'm figuring an hour from Morrison to Evergreen via High Grade Road, stop for lunch and then decide if we want to keep going for another hour or so up to Lookout Mountain then back down to Red Rocks.

ibuiltmine
12-19-2012, 10:03 AM
You guys getting snow there?? We got about a foot in Cheyenne today!

baelzbub
12-19-2012, 10:33 AM
It's snowing out my window right now... something about "blizzard conditions" ;), but Thurs & Friday should be sunny, so I'm guessing it'll all melt by the weekend. So we'll just have to deal with water run-off & the lovely sand/silt in the middle of the lane... but that's the fun of winter riding, right? :-O

flattrackhooligan
12-19-2012, 12:26 PM
Yeah, I've been there many times. Good red chili, jalapeno poppers, wings, etc

baelzbub
12-19-2012, 1:25 PM
Excellent. It was the Chili I saw on the menu that made me want to check that place out.

How's it up there in Denver? Lotta snow?
It's starting to pile up down here... ran off the road once, slid completely sideways into oncoming traffic and ran up a curb. All before lunch and all I wanted was a can of soup! HAHA!

Thankfully, Armageddon on Friday should take care of most of the snow. ;)

http://www.birchindigo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/b0110__keanu-mayan-calendar-300x298.jpg

flattrackhooligan
12-19-2012, 6:20 PM
Where exactly do you live, man?

baelzbub
12-19-2012, 7:44 PM
Dance your cares away,
Worry's for another day.
Let the music play,
Down at Castle Rock.

http://youtu.be/5Gwbh5xk8c0

Sorry... guess I'm showing my age there

xbmxxx
12-21-2012, 11:23 AM
Just saw this. I'm going to try my best to be there. Depending on time ill have to head back to Denver after lunch though.

baelzbub
12-21-2012, 11:49 AM
Yeah man!
I just PM'd you my number.

Got squirrelly on the bike yesterday, just to have some slush-filled fun!

flattrackhooligan
12-21-2012, 11:58 AM
If my chop was so low to the ground to not worry that'd it fall over, I'd be messing around in the snow, too! Gonna throw down salt near my garage after work to ensure I can get it out tomorrow.

flattrackhooligan
12-21-2012, 12:00 PM
Xbmxx, where are you located in Arvada? I'm near 62nd and wadsworth. Always good to see other chop cult members in the local area

baelzbub
12-21-2012, 12:44 PM
If my chop was so low to the ground to not worry that'd it fall over, I'd be messing around in the snow, too!

That's the exact reason I took the Chop out yesterday instead of the other bikes. At slow speeds, she'll "bottom out" and use the exhaust as outriggers before she'll lay down.

xbmxxx
12-21-2012, 12:57 PM
Xbmxx, where are you located in Arvada? I'm near 62nd and wadsworth. Always good to see other chop cult members in the local area

Im off 80th and Simms. Hopefully i'll be moving down to like 58thish and Wads within a year.

flattrackhooligan
12-22-2012, 6:07 PM
we had a good time! There was plenty of sand and gravel on the roads, and some places there was still ice.

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And ended the run at the legendary 2 wheelers motorcycle shop in Denver
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Ledzx3/20121222_152052.jpg

LivingCanvas
12-22-2012, 8:54 PM
Impressive. As a former colorado resident I salute you guys as im sure it was pretty cold

Duttry
12-22-2012, 9:10 PM
Damn, looked like a lot of fun. I may just have to join in next time if I don't work...

baelzbub
12-23-2012, 12:09 AM
Here's a map of the run today. The southeastern portion of the ride was up around 8,500ft & that's where it got a little chilly, but it was in the 40's-50's when we got back down around 6,000ft.

Good run, good folks, great times! Glad the world didn't end & I can't for more riding in 2013!

:cheersmate: