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There is truly nothing better than taking a sunday out to ride the rocky mountain twisties. If there is anyone out there from denver/springs you know the feeling. Anyway my point for this thread, If anyone in denver wants to hook up with a couple of us on sundaysto ride the rockies drop me a line. Later!!
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I just got back from a ride to Idaho Springs yesterday. We live in Colorado Springs and took hwy 24 to 73 to 285, ect. One guy crashed his new R1 with new akropovic exhaust and new danese leathers. He was flight-for-lifed out and he was concious when he left. The crash occured only 5 miles from Idaho Springs.

Hell yeah, the roads are very fun. I have only been on the roads south of I-70 and ridden all over.

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Just don't get it guys, damn to have a brand new R1 and go out and throw it on the ground, what to prove your manhood, how sad!!

I sure hope your friend is gona be ok and lives to ride another day. It's ok to have fun and carve some great Colorado roads but on the street ride at 7/10ths. of your skill as you always need reserve with all the hazards, you won't find on a race track. I guess it's not so bad to be "old and not worry about being the "fastest" rider , it's a lot less painfull than being in a hospital!!

Take care, Ride Safe but have FUN!

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Yes, unfortunately that makes #3. This was the first time any of us had ridden with him and his friend on a Hyabusa.

This was our annual Bazooka Monday ride to Idaho Springs. The organizer of the ride couldn't make it due to a family emergency.(This is the first guy who crashed about a month ago and now has a new 929.)

On none of the rides where there were crashes were we riding too fast, over our heads, or balls out. I am not sure about the experiance the guy had on the R1, but he scared me when we were going up horsepower hill. I was going about 3/4 speed up the hill and he comes flying by while dabbing his brakes before every corner where I was being smooth and anticipating each turn as I have been up this road about 5 times.

This summer has been very unfortunate for a select few out of our riding group. It has to stop. All the riders in our normal group are very experianced and ride within their limits with all safety gear.(Including me)

I want to guarantee our next ride will turn out safe with no incodents. Knock on wood.

Later

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Tanner261, sorry didn't mean to come off sounding like a "preacher", LOL I couldn't ride as good as most of you on my "best day"! :)

Just hate to see the waste of a great bike and surely hate to see anyone hurt!! Have you ever heard of the CRA (Canyon Riders Assocition), there out of northern CO. and have a slick website. Very professional looking and sounding riding group from what I read and saw on their site. Maybe you and your main group might want to check them out.

Hell, you guys are way above me, I can't afford full leathers (disability), ride in a padded leather jacket, with full face helmet but I'm still wearing blue jeans or straight cut leather pants and riding a 20 year old bike too boot, LOL!

Take care, Ride Safe but have FUN!



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Well, I went to the shop today and spoke with someone about the rider's condition. I was told he got a really bad concusion and that was all he knew.

The bike may have had front end damage, left side faring was junk, tank was severly damaged, and the akropovic was still in good condition. His leathers were laying on the flatbed and were bearly scratched, but pieces of his helmet were in the dirt. The police report said he skidded for something like 280 ft. But when we looked at the scene, he skidded for 30 ft. on the pavement and about another 100 ft. in the dirt. Go figure.

What is the website for the Canyon Riders Association? Anyone know these guys or are a part of this organization?

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[This message has been edited by taner261 (edited July 19, 2000).]
 

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Here's the last URL I have for the Canyon Riders Association:

http://www.dimensional.com/~bctf1/cra.htm


I'd send them an e-mail off the site, it might not be "active" anymore. Too bad someone wouldn't start a "first class" sportbike organization here in Colorado Springs.



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i would really like to get a 1st class organization going here. but it seems that 80% of people i meet are either pure squid or stuck up. even most of the guys i ride with (if u call it that.. i havent ridden w/them in like 2 months) fit the category (i am not perfect either). i think its the fact that we have like 5 military bases here. but if n e springs riders want to get together & talk about a real springs group.. im intersted.. maybe we can get big enough & organized enough to get track discounts at pueblo & maybe even get onto ppir. i know that erics cycle source would give us discounts & we could probably get some other benefits too. we could do community stuff to show that we are not "all that bad" & educate the public on sportbikes. have pocket bike races at the citadel & chapel hills mall.. plus the go kart tracks. n e 1, n e 1?

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by motorcyclerider:
Just don't get it guys, damn to have a brand new R1 and go out and throw it on the ground, what to prove your manhood, how sad!!

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Not to prove anything about one's manhood,
to get that daily dose of adrenaline!! :) That's
what it's all about to me, just call me an R1
junkie!

Chris


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SpeedPhreak: Sounds like a plan. It is a good idea, but it takes a lot of commitment to run something like you are talking about. I would be game to join if anything comes about.

Yeah, that is the problem with Colorado Springs, 95% of all the riders are army brat squids and are not the type of fellas I want to associate with let alone ride with. (No offence to anyone, this is just my impression of the riders around here.) Granted there are a few non squids who know what riding is for and what it is all about.

The discount at Pueblo sounds good, I think it is $75 per day for open track practice!!!
Get something going or find someone who will. I personally don't care for Eric's Cycle Source. I have nothing against him, but the shop is too far away from my house and he is in the neighborhood where he gets all the military's business.

Any help would be good though.

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Chris, getting your "riding fix" is fine, throwing your R1 on the ground is BAD! Repeat after me:

Ride good, Ground bad, Ride good, Ground bad.

LOL :)

Take care, Ride SAFE but have FUN!

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