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#21 phroenips

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 06:59 PM

For me the lack of elevation would be a plus......ant thing over 3000 feet and I won't be there....

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Unfortunately, that would rule out all of Colorado, and all the interesting parts of New Mexico...
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Posted 23 September 2010 - 07:14 PM

Ok..just putting my two cents in and I may be a little biased but Gunnison has many many great loop rides out of it. I'm pretty sure the town can handle a group of fun loving sport touring motorcyclists...after all we did host the Hell's Angels this year without incident (of course there were about 200 extra officers in town! :unsure: )

Gunnison does lack outdoor swimming pools...just too darn cold here! :cold: We also have good eats within walking distance from hotels however, it is quite a bit smaller than Taos.

I'm also up for going to Toas again..great venue, fun rides and good times!

So there ya have it...my two cents!

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 07:31 PM

I love northern New Mexico and would do Toe-ass again in a heart beat. I'd also vote for Montrose or Gunnison, CO due to their proximity to countless good day-ride loops:

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Lake City is great, but loops in and out of there would require riding Hwy 149 over and over, everyday -- something I could easily do, but there are so many other good roads in the area.

Between Montrose and Gunnison, I'd favor Gunnison for the friendly, small-town atmosphere over Montrose's larger, utilitarian feel.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 08:07 PM

For me the lack of elevation would be a plus......ant thing over 3000 feet and I won't be there....

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You gotta be fucking kidding me. What? You turn into a pumpkin or something? Dude. That's where all the good shit is.

I vote southwestern Colorado. Gunnison or Montrose would be great. Though I prefer Gunnison as a town, I think the variety and proximity of simply the best riding in the country makes Montrose the best location.

Other possibilities: Pagosa Springs. Durango. Ouray. Buena Vista. Also, southern Utah - Kanab, Torrey, Panguitch are also possibilities.
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Posted 23 September 2010 - 08:44 PM

Corwin and I had lunch in Lake City on the way down to Toas, great road but not as close to as much route selection as Gunnison or Pagosa Springs. But anywhere in and west of the rockies is good riding in Colorado.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 09:52 PM

OK - I loved Toas/Taos and the rides,not to mention SW Colorado, but here is another suggestion - How about Springerville or Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ. This puts you in easy access for a long day ride down US180 in NM, and up the Devil's Highway/US191 - one of the world's premier rides. Add in Salt River Canyon, and AZ260 and you have some rides worth consideration. There is a casino in Pinetop that could handle our group as well as several motels in Springerville. Also the Ski resort at Sunrise. Just for your consideration.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 03:30 AM

For me the lack of elevation would be a plus......ant thing over 3000 feet and I won't be there....

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 03:35 AM

OK - I loved Toas/Taos and the rides,not to mention SW Colorado, but here is another suggestion - How about Springerville or Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ. This puts you in easy access for a long day ride down US180 in NM, and up the Devil's Highway/US191 - one of the world's premier rides. Add in Salt River Canyon, and AZ260 and you have some rides worth consideration. There is a casino in Pinetop that could handle our group as well as several motels in Springerville. Also the Ski resort at Sunrise. Just for your consideration.


Good Thoughts, Jim in Phoenix! We would need to move SW-FOG 2011 to the first weekend of October to beat the heat. But, if we pick Colorado we will need to move to late-August to beat the cold and snow anyway.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 03:36 AM



Yer still feckin' drunk ain't ya? ya silly sand flea fecker ..
Please get your shit together. This Is a respectable joint..

I might add...Don and Dan might buy matching paisley silk thongs so as to really feck up zilla and company next year ;) .

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:52 AM

OK - I loved Toas/Taos and the rides,not to mention SW Colorado, but here is another suggestion - How about Springerville or Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ. This puts you in easy access for a long day ride down US180 in NM, and up the Devil's Highway/US191 - one of the world's premier rides. Add in Salt River Canyon, and AZ260 and you have some rides worth consideration. There is a casino in Pinetop that could handle our group as well as several motels in Springerville. Also the Ski resort at Sunrise. Just for your consideration.


I like it. Purely selfish, but those Colorado roads are already within my reach. :P

It'd be nice to have a place normally outside of my normal "radius"
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 09:48 AM

Took me a bit to get here, but most of these suggestions sound good. I was thinking about Pagosa too, but I know there is better in CO. Gunnison would be cool, and that Arizona location would be a new place for me.

I do have to say that I really liked Taos. I ride there a lot, but the roads are great, and the area is just awesome. As much as we did this last weekend, we never did do all the roads I wanted to do. There's just too many miles of them. I'm sure others had the same experience.

FWIW, I would not mind moving the meet to a different weekend. Normally SW-FOG and EOM collide, and both of these meets have caused me to miss a shooting match with a great prize table for the last two years. Sooner or later, shooting is gonna win out over riding, and I hate deciding East over SW.

So, although I have preferences about when we could hold SW-FOG, I don't really care where we have it. I think we will have a good time just about anywhere. :o
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 09:58 AM

HotRodZilla, Will you take point on finding out EXACTLY when EOM 2011 will be held? Dan and I played hell trying to find out when NAFO 2010 was going to be held; finally, after talking to Barb about CFR, we just went with the September 16-19 dates!!!

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:30 PM

Wherever you decide, please keep it in September. Kids in school, less traffic and easier to get hotel rooms for travelers on the way there and back. Plus generally a bit cooler than the August heat and early/mid September is not quite the weather gamble in Colorado as later in the month. Besides a little rain and snow never bothers any FJR rider anyway :blink:

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:38 PM

Wherever you decide, please keep it in September. Kids in school, less traffic and easier to get hotel rooms for travelers on the way there and back. Plus generally a bit cooler than the August heat and early/mid September is not quite the weather gamble in Colorado as later in the month. Besides a little rain and snow never bothers any FJR rider anyway :blink:


Bugnatr, if we go with Colorado, it will be in August! It snowed on pinhead and Mountain Mama's Wedding Day a few years ago and that was on Labor Day (post up some pictures, Dave!). It snowed on Big-D and Papa Chuy, the fourth week of August in 2009. We are not going to chance Colorado in September! Rain es no problemo, ice and snow are entirely different!

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 05:55 PM

Bugnatr, if we go with Colorado, it will be in August! It snowed on pinhead and Mountain Mama's Wedding Day a few years ago and that was on Labor Day (post up some pictures, Dave!).


Case in point: This was taken yesterday morning by my co-worker, Robb Pennie (a wee-stromer), just out of our office window.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:02 PM

What is this "white stuff"?

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:20 PM

What is this "white stuff"?


Ha! I forgot to mention it was 26 degrees (f) when I left for work this morning.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:26 PM

I like it. Purely selfish, but those Colorado roads are already within my reach. :P

It'd be nice to have a place normally outside of my normal "radius"



I also agree that it is nice to see other places and love riding other roads. I also like Bugnatr's suggestion of keeping it in September after school has started. Hadn't really thought about that...yet! Good idea!

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:39 PM

This was taken yesterday morning ... just out of our office window.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 07:52 PM

For me the lack of elevation would be a plus......ant thing over 3000 feet and I won't be there....

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You gotta be fucking kidding me. What? You turn into a pumpkin or something? Dude. That's where all the good shit is.

:haha: :lol2: Uh huh. You ha no trouble in Park City (7,000+ ft) and even handily beat the pack at the race track there!