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by steved57
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

Oh I love the open road too and will always have a street bike - I just turned 60 and am still pretty competetive on the dirt bike and love the physical and mental requirements as I think that keeps you young and damn it makes me smile :D
by steved57
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

Wow that's not good - glad to hear your ok other than the broken foot

I would do more trips and still plan on it but I am on my dirt bike almost every weekend with my buddies and right now I'm just more into that
by steved57
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

So I rode right at 2,350 miles over the six days of my trip - to me the bike was comfortable, fun to ride, I averaged 46 mpg and it never missed a lick

I really like this bike and am ready for another trip :D

And this is the first trip report I've ever written
by steved57
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

Packed up the next morning and headed for Texas Ready to head home.jpg A couple hours after leaving Taos I am in a pretty desolate area on a long long straight road so I am cruising approx. 85 mph and I come up on a couple 18 wheelers and just after I passed them and am probably going 95 mph now the...
by steved57
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

Arrived in Taos around 5:30 hot, sweaty and thirsty. I went straight to the "Historic Taos Inn" which has been in continuous operation since the late 1930's and has a bar famous for margaritas and I had always wanted to stay there. I have been in Taos skiing quite a few times but always stayed up on...
by steved57
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

On toward Taos I headed Southeast on great roads with lots of great scenery Somewhere along the way like around Dixon if I remember correctly I passed and saw lots of race bikes in trucks and on trailers so there must have been a desert race in the area that day It was pretty uneventful the rest of ...
by steved57
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

The roads I took from Colorado in to and thru Northern New Mexico were quite rough and beat up but the scenery and desolation which I enjoy were fantastic For a large part of it I was on the Jicarillo Navajo Indian Reservation Here I am in New Mexico in hilly scrub desert and I pop over a ridge and ...
by steved57
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

That morning while getting the bike loaded up I looked at weather map and the whole sate of Colorado showed rain (It and Florida due to the hurricane - the rest of the country was dry - go figure) so I decided to head South to New Mexico - Taos was the destination A few pic's along the way Old wagon...
by steved57
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

Once I got back on Hwy 50 I thought I would head to Telluride and find a nice camping spot BUT once I got a little further West the sky was black with lots of lightning everywhere I looked. Stopped and got some fuel and while there looked at weather map on my phone and going South looked clear. So I...
by steved57
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

Left Salida and headed West, stopped in Sargents Co at a store/cabin/camping place as I had heard there were lots of single track in the area and wanted to ask about them (for future trip) if I saw any riders to ask but all I saw were 4 wheeler people so kept on going Left there and was passing thru...
by steved57
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

Camping is awesome as I slept like a baby ! I could hear the river running over the rocks etc.... so pretty relaxing So next morning I get up and it takes about an hour to get all packed up as it was first time for me actually motorcycle camping I take a look at my map and decide to just head West w...
by steved57
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

So there I am eating my BLT and sipping on a Wild Turkey 101 & coke and the camp manager comes and asks if I want any firewood - so since it was to get to mid fifties that night I thought a campfire would be nice Then he asked if I wanted to join him and his wife for supper and a drink or two - so I...
by steved57
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

Camping in Cotapaxi Co.jpg
by steved57
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

Once in Cotapaxi I head to the Sweetwater River Ranch and go in the office and pay for a camping spot right by the Arkansas River. The place has nice bathroom and showers for campers and they also have some nice cabins and RV spots I go to my camp spot and get my tent set up and all my stuff unloade...
by steved57
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

So once finished exploring the volcano I head back out for my destination. I stop in Trinidad Colorado at the Holiday Inn for lunch as they have a nice restaurant/bar - how did I know this ? My brother and I stayed there a couple nights last year when we were in the area on our 690's riding the Shad...
by steved57
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

You have probably noticed I am using a set of soft bags (ADV Spec) as they hold quite a bit more than the hard bags and when planning on camping I had a lot of stuff !! So Friday morning I head for Cotapaxi Colorado which is if I remember correctly about 430 miles. I leave Amarillo about 8:30 am and...
by steved57
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: 1290 Superduke GT Road Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 565

1290 Superduke GT Road Trip

Well it was time for a good road trip so I decided to head to Colorado on the GT with plans of camping a night or two and motels some nights to get a shower & a bed So I left East Texas on Thursday Sept the 7th and headed to Amarillo which is 500 mile slog across Texas of which I traveled many many ...
by steved57
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Almost but not quite there yet
Replies: 21
Views: 1524

Re: Almost but not quite there yet

Congrats Mick - I only have 3, 000 miles on mine so far but getting ready to take a two week trip to Colorado and maybe even further West . I've been riding 47 years (yeah I'm old) and had many bikes but really do love this one
I'll probably have it a long time
by steved57
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Bought my 1st KTM,
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Bought my 1st KTM,

Welcome DE and congrats ! I'm loving mine and in next couple weeks heading to Colo, Utah and points unknown for a two week trip And no I haven't heard anything on starter issue you mentioned and I have an RC8 also - maybe someone will chime in soon Love the t-shirt as I watched the Haydens grow up r...
by steved57
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Best Place to Find a Track Bike
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: Best Place to Find a Track Bike

As mentioned above 13x forums on WERA website