Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Events > Motorcycle Events around the world
Motorcycle Events around the world Events of interest to travellers - please put the location country in the subject!
Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Igor Djokovic,
camping above San Juan river,
Arizona USA



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 1 Apr 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: East of the Peak, Colorado
Posts: 19
2012 CAM2000, Colorado USA, Sept. 2-8

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...


THIS POST IS CURRENTLY BEING EDITED, CHECK BACK SOON AS DETAILS FILL IN ...[/B][/I]

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


__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________
__________________
Colorado John
http://adventuresonmotorcycles.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
USA East, North Carolina 2012 Sept 7-9 Grant Johnson HU Travellers Meetings - North America 25 20 Apr 2013 18:27
March 8-11, 2012 - Arizona, USA - DualSport Desert Daze ravenranger Motorcycle Events around the world 0 17 Jan 2012 03:07
2012 CAM1000 - Colorado, USA - Sept 2-8 Big_John Motorcycle Events around the world 0 13 Jan 2012 22:46
Kazakhstan- Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan August- Sept 2012 Revenue Travellers Seeking Travellers 0 12 Jan 2012 03:16

 
 

Announcements

Thinking about traveling? Not sure about the whole thing? Watch the HU Achievable Dream Video Trailers and then get ALL the information you need to get inspired and learn how to travel anywhere in the world!

Have YOU ever wondered who has ridden around the world? We did too - and now here's the list of Circumnavigators!
Check it out now
, and add your information if we didn't find you.

Next HU Eventscalendar

HU Event and other updates on the HUBB Forum "Traveller's Advisories" thread.
ALL Dates subject to change.

2024:

Add yourself to the Updates List for each event!

Questions about an event? Ask here

HUBBUK: info

See all event details

 
World's most listened to Adventure Motorbike Show!
Check the RAW segments; Grant, your HU host is on every month!
Episodes below to listen to while you, err, pretend to do something or other...

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

"Ultimate global guide for red-blooded bikers planning overseas exploration. Covers choice & preparation of best bike, shipping overseas, baggage design, riding techniques, travel health, visas, documentation, safety and useful addresses." Recommended. (Grant)



Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines into a single integrated program the best evacuation and rescue with the premier travel insurance coverages designed for adventurers.

Led by special operations veterans, Stanford Medicine affiliated physicians, paramedics and other travel experts, Ripcord is perfect for adventure seekers, climbers, skiers, sports enthusiasts, hunters, international travelers, humanitarian efforts, expeditions and more.

Ripcord travel protection is now available for ALL nationalities, and travel is covered on motorcycles of all sizes!


 

What others say about HU...

"This site is the BIBLE for international bike travelers." Greg, Australia

"Thank you! The web site, The travels, The insight, The inspiration, Everything, just thanks." Colin, UK

"My friend and I are planning a trip from Singapore to England... We found (the HU) site invaluable as an aid to planning and have based a lot of our purchases (bikes, riding gear, etc.) on what we have learned from this site." Phil, Australia

"I for one always had an adventurous spirit, but you and Susan lit the fire for my trip and I'll be forever grateful for what you two do to inspire others to just do it." Brent, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the (video) series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring!" Jennifer, Canada

"Your worldwide organisation and events are the Go To places to for all serious touring and aspiring touring bikers." Trevor, South Africa

"This is the answer to all my questions." Haydn, Australia

"Keep going the excellent work you are doing for Horizons Unlimited - I love it!" Thomas, Germany

Lots more comments here!



Five books by Graham Field!

Diaries of a compulsive traveller
by Graham Field
Book, eBook, Audiobook

"A compelling, honest, inspiring and entertaining writing style with a built-in feel-good factor" Get them NOW from the authors' website and Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk.



Back Road Map Books and Backroad GPS Maps for all of Canada - a must have!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80G/S.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events all over the world with the help of volunteers; we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, or ask questions on the HUBB. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:23.