Colorado Adventure Motorcycle 2000 (CAM2K)
Dates: September 2-9, 2012
Start and Finish: Colorado Springs, CO
2,000 miles of Colorado Awesome
This is a companion ride to the Colorado Adventure Motorcycle 1000, fully coordinating these rides together.
We will be riding about 300 miles per day of pavement (75%) and easy to moderate dirt (25%), while the CAM1K riders will be riding 95% moderate to hard dirt. We will start and stop in the same locations each night, but this will be your opportunity to experience some of the best Colorado roads, history, and vistas, while not beating yourself and your bike up along the way. This will be a more relaxed ride.
Appropriate Bike: Big Adventure Bikes from adventure-style 650s up to BMW R1200GS. I'll be riding my R1200GSA. This will be appropriate for two-up couples, as well as nearly anyone else with a bike who can ride 300 miles per day for a week. Just like the 1K riders, you'll have the option to carry your gear for camping each night, but you'll also have the option of hotels.
The riders who complete the entire CAM2K will have the opportunity to ride 50 Colorado Passes during this trip. (Passbagger certification "in work", more to come.)
Just like the CAM1K, this will also be a fund-raiser for TPA (Trails Preservation Alliance). If you are interested, please send me a PM with your email address. I will have an introduction email, outlining the details and more information to share, so that you can make an informed decision.
This 'first post' will be the location for information.
Pictures and Routes will be posted over the next few days, so subscribe to this thread and come back for updates...
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Our route for the week will cover central through southwest Colorado. This route description will start with an overview, then will be followed by a day-by-day breakdown of the route.
With permission from Steve Farson, I'll be using his "Complete Guide to Motorcycling Colorado" (CGMC) for some descriptions of the areas. I will cross reference Steve's "rides" from his book so you can read more information on each area. For example, on Day 1, we'll ride Steve's "Ride 56" and several others, so I'll reference this as "CGMC56". Even though I've already ridden most of these roads myself, Steve's book is just awesome and provides great insight. If you don't have a copy, get one. You'll love it! Steve also has a website with video and additional information not in the book. Once you have his book, you can register to gain access to the additional information. Information for his book is here: Rocky Mountain Rider Video
We'll start and finish in Colorado Springs. In the picture below, we'll be moving clockwise.
Day 1) bright green
Day 2) cyan
Day 3) blue
Day 4) magenta
Day 5) dark green
Day 6) dark blue
Day 7) brown
Day 1) Colorado Springs - Saguache
Day 2) Saguache - Silverton
Day 3) Silverton - Naturita
Day 4) Naturita - Grand Mesa
Day 5) Grand Mesa - Leadville
Day 6) Leadville - Silverthorne
Day 7) Silverthorne - Colorado Springs