JUNE 8,9 and 10 --2018 Running of the Dinosaur!
Big Dual Sport "Friendly" ride
It is a multi-day, big-bike-friendly, ego-free, self-sufficient-camping, run across northwest Colorado (including some Utah and maybe a little Wyoming)
Some Ride Reports
2017 Thread- http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/dino-2017.1198461/page-4
2016 Thread- http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/running-of-the-dinos-2016.1125609/
2014 Thread http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/dino-run-2014-pictures.981976/advrider.com/index.php?threads/dino-run-2014-pictures.981976/
Ride Report: 2012 Dinosaur Run: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=780748
Ride Report: 2011 Dinosaur Run: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=692493
Ride Report: 2010 Dinosaur Run: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=579593
Do not count on your cell phone!
I am putting this out there for a group to ride together. Do not bitch to me if you get lost. I will have a paper map trace up when the final tracks are done also. I will also have some maps here to look at.I am not a GPS expert. My tracks are made out on GE and I transfer to BaseCamp. They are not perfect. Do your homework. I will have the final tracks up by May.
Night before I will have some food for all of you, You may camp here at the house in the pasture. I will have a porta John and Now we have a LARGE coffeepot for the morning Thanks to "Assfault"!
Day 1 and 2, I am trying to lay out some new stuff. But need to be aware of range. I will keep it under 150 miles between gas stops. I would like less than that as I would like to ride my 450 this yr and I have about a 140 range with a Rotopax.
(Someone got a lead on 2006 Husaberg big tank?)
Day 3 is the Bench Road, the highlight of the trip! Stop and look over your shoulder. Stop at the overlooks, go for a hike.Coming Soon.
But it will be something like this
North from Craig Zig Zagging around out to the NW Corner, Possible dry camp at a BLM campground or Gates of Lodore.
Day Two, 3 corners to Dutch John Utah, Diamond Mountain to Vernal, to Blue Mountain, Echo Park Camp at NPS Camp at Echo
Day Three, Bench Road, go slow, enjoy. Stop n smell the roses zig zagging back to Craig.
I will pre ride what I can, but with May being the end of school and state track the weekend before Memorial Weekend. Not sure how much gets pre ridden.
We will try to keep groups small, if you have never been on the Dino, find a group that has been. I am not setting up groups.
There is an Official Thread on ADVRDIDER in the rockies section or you can confirm with me here by email at email@example.com
Edward "Geek" Walker started the Dino way back when he still rode a bike and not a JEEP. 2010ish.
Leave the egos and attitudes at the door, this is just for fun. We do not care how good of rider you are, or how fast you go. This is for old and new friends to enjoy a ride in NW Colorado, Utah and Wyoming
NO STREET BIKES as this is 95% dirt and some of it will you will need some clearance.
I will have some alternate routes up, for a Pro Leisure Route in Mark's honor! But those will still be loads of dirt.
You need to be self sufficient, able to fix your bike.
We will camp out two nights, three if you count my pasture.
Northwest Colorado is one of the most remote places in Colorado, you can ride for a hundred miles and not see anybody.
It is the land of Butch Cassidy and Tom Horn. As well as the Ute and ancient Fremont. If you slow down you will see wild horses, deer, elk, and desert bighorns. Maybe even a rattlesnake or two.
Fort Davy Crocket is just off the track, and some of us think Forest Fenns Treasure is not far from "Where Warm Waters Halt" --Cold Springs Mountain.