Colorado Thumper Trip
Posted January 23, 2001 - 11:52 AM
Posted January 25, 2001 - 06:37 AM
I live in Aspen, am a newbie with a Suk drz400. If you guys do come up, ride pearl pass (12,800ft) to Aspen. Late Aug. and early Sept I can house as many as you like for a few days for free.
NOTE: as to the "ride w/o a spark arrester" be sure that guy knows the fire danger conditions at the time no matter how you think otherwise (please use one anyway). All the fire fighters killed on Storm King Mt. should remind everyone not to take this stuff lightly. WE LOVE OUR STATE and respect nature.
If you want to contact me:
Posted January 25, 2001 - 09:12 AM
If you are interested, we could do an overnight trip or something-what did you have in mind?
Posted January 25, 2001 - 10:15 PM
Still compiling an e-mail list of those interested.. Busy week in my world and will get the info going tomorrow.
Posted January 25, 2001 - 12:34 PM
You can take Pearl, get on the road for short bit, go up to top of Taylor and come all the way into Aspen along the spine of Aspen MT. (considered by top riders to be some of best stuff in CO). Call before hand or e-mail and I will assist with all info when dates firm.
Lodging I have by the way is bare bones basic, but hey, free in Aspen for as large a group as you want? My ability to do this is no trouble whatsoever from Aug. 25th to Sept. 15th.
I won't pretend to knowledge of bikes, just letting you know that we all feel strongly about fire danger and giving the forest service another exccuse to close access. Whatever happens, this area of CO. is absolutely fantastic. Enjoy!
Posted January 25, 2001 - 01:46 PM
Give no sh*t for being a newbie dual sporter and a few tips and we'll have a good time. be sure to give some advance notice though. once again firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted January 25, 2001 - 02:41 PM
Posted January 27, 2001 - 11:34 AM
Posted January 27, 2001 - 07:01 PM
Posted January 28, 2001 - 08:02 AM
When: August 24,25,26 & 27 - that plans for a Friday arrival and a Monday departure. That would allow for a 3 night stay and rides on Friday afternoon, all day Sat and Sunday. If you want to arrive or depart on different days that would be alright too.
Where: Crested Butte Colorado
Accommodations: Mike Olichney has given us the ability to rent a 9000 sqft condo. Both wings of the Condo have 1 king bedroom and 3 queen bedrooms. All rooms have a private full bath. There is a bonus room in one side with a queen hide a bed. That makes 9 rooms/beds. The king bedrooms have a hide a bed so that is a total of 11 beds. (Mike Olichney - how do you feel about floor space in the rooms for kids, friends or even wives - it might allow more space please e-mail me directly so I can let the group know)
Rates: 2 King Room ($30/night), 5 Queens ($20/night), and the bonus room ($15 night).
What is taken:
Mike Olichney has reserved 1 queen room.
Tom Nieuwhof/RobWatkins have reserved 1 king room with the hide a beds (we are cheap grin).
What is available:
1 King Room - with hide a bed ($30 a night)
4 Queen Rooms - ($20 a night)
1 Bonus Room - ($15 a night)
If we end up needing more than 9 rooms, there are the Columbine Condos nearby. It will be more expensive though.
I am sure there are other hotels/motels in Crested Butte, I can get names and phone numbers for them but arrangements will be up to you.
Reservations - Will be on a first come first serve, based on receipt of e-mail confirmations and a check in hand. I have to pay for the condo out of my pocket and will collect funds from everyone who is committed to going. Because the expense is not too high I don't think payment up front will be to much to ask for. I will first take e-mail confirmations as reservations and when all are in I will ask those confirmed to send me a check or money order and I will charge the room on my credit card. Mike Olichney can not accept direct payment from us as individuals but only as a group. That's the downside to the great deal he is getting us on accommodations. THANKS AGAIN FOR THIS MIKE!
How it works: If you want to attend please e-mail me with your room needs, I will then mark you down for that space. I will take e-mails on a first come first serve basis. Once all the rooms are gone I will contact everyone for payment info. There will be no cancellations after rooms are paid for. If we run out of rooms and someone does cancel prior to paying, I will contact everyone to see if anyone wants it.
Lets get it going!!!
Posted January 28, 2001 - 11:53 AM
Posted January 30, 2001 - 05:13 AM
Remember the only restriction is parking.. We can fit many more folks into the rooms than just one... Bring a friend, bring a wife, bring a girlfriend - bring me one.. Oops bad idea - bad joke.... don't tell my wife grin She would take my riding privilages away..
Posted January 31, 2001 - 05:50 AM
Posted February 08, 2001 - 06:58 PM
Posted February 09, 2001 - 05:53 AM
See previous post with the details on rooms and such. The cost is CHEAP!!!
If you want to go please e-mail me with the room type you want to reserve so we can start confirming how many people really want to go!
Posted February 09, 2001 - 10:47 PM
I emailed your address at GTE.net about a week ago. This is the address associated with your profile. I will resend my info to the address in your post. Maybe that's what's going on with the others too.
Posted February 09, 2001 - 08:27 PM
Posted February 13, 2001 - 04:58 PM
Here is the website I set up for the event. http://jimnelson.hom...om/CO_Ride.html
One thing has changed, the XDB page is now at http://www.extremedirtbike.com
I was able to line up some sponsors for the event last year. We had several boxes full of goodies to give away. Hats, T-Shirts, jerseys, maps, stickers, gift certficates, all sorts of stuff.
All I did was sit down at the computer with a couple of magazines and email everyone who listed a website or email address. The best responses usually came from the smallest companies. It's definately worth a try.
Jim Nelson - email@example.com
[This message has been edited by Warhawk (edited 02-13-2001).]
Posted February 28, 2001 - 09:09 AM
I would like to make this trip but I have a school, that I will be attending at Keesler, MS, that is going to be falling right around that time period. It will probably be another couple months until I have a concrete date for the school so I have not been able to reserve a room yet.
Keep us informed.
Posted February 28, 2001 - 10:15 PM
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