HU Travellers Meeting Colorado 2014

HU Travellers Meeting Colorado 2014

Horizons Unlimited Campfire and Ride Meeting

Friday July 11 - Sunday July 13, 2014 - Grant, Colorado


It's All About Overland Adventure

Whether you're a seasoned veteran with wisdom to share or a complete novice hungry for ideas and guidance, it doesn't matter if you ride a motorcycle, a bicycle, or drive an expedition vehicle...

Horizons Unlimited meetings are for everyone who dreams of adventure along the road less travelled.

Horizons Unlimited Colorado Event Schedule

The event is taking place from Friday, July 11 to Sunday, July 13, 2014. The schedule is pretty laid back, as you'd expect since Greg Frazier is the local organizer (Dave Rankine and Chris Kelly are actually doing all the work!)

Friday, July 11  
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm Campground open for Check-In, campsite set up
1:00 pm - 8:30 pm Day rides over and around the Rockies, tire kicking in campground, cooking, camping
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm Plan for Saturday Rides - Dave Rankine
9:00 pm - ?? Introductions, campfire chill and swill (if allowed by Forest Service)
Saturday, July 12  
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Campground open for Check-in
9:00 am - 9:00 pm Day rides, tire kicking, cooking, camping, schmoozing, tall tale telling
9:00 pm - late

Feature Presentations:

Driven - Solo to the Arctic Circle - Ed Haywood

Vietnam - Greg Frazier

Packing Less, Taking More - Zigy Kaluzny

Sunday, July 13 Campground clean-up, check out by 12:00 noon

Presenters at HU Colorado 2014 included...

Greg Frazier.

Gregory Frazier

FIVE (and a half!) x RTW

We're pretty sure Greg can be arm-twisted to get up and talk about his FIVE (and a half!) amazing trips around the world! Or about Vietnam!

Greg riding SE Asia
Gregory Frazier riding SE Asia

Ed Haywood.

Ed Haywood (mundo bravo)

Driven - Solo to the Arctic Circle

Following his ride to the Darien Gap, Ed is back to share some of his adventures on a solo ride to the Arctic Circle on a BMW RT 1100. Ed has also acquired a Ural rig and plans a ride on that this spring, so stay tuned...

Ed Haywood.

Ed Haywood is a rider and video producer in it for the long haul.

Horizons Unlimited Colorado Ride-outs

Dave Rankine has volunteered to lead a ride over some of the easier Colorado passes for people who want to do some guided off pavement group experience. Off road technique instruction as needed. Ride is weather permitting.

Guanella Pass, from Wikipedia.

Guanella Pass from Bierstadt, from Wikipedia

Note: You are spoiled for choice on rides in the area, so let Greg know if you have any particular requests.

Boreas Pass, from Wikipedia.

Boreas Pass in Summer, from Wikipedia

Facilities for a Fantastic Three Days

The Horizons Unlimited Colorado Campfire and Ride meeting will be held at Terry A Gross memorial park (Geneva Creek), Pike National Forest, Grant, CO 80448.

Entrance to park.

This secluded park features streams on both sides of the property to form an island. An approximately 400 ft. x 150 ft pond is ideal for canoeing and fishing...

The park is secluded from the paved road and neighbors, ideal for friendly motorcyclists ;-)

Riverview from Geneva Creek park, Grant, Colorado. Pavilion in Terry Gross park, Geneva Creek, Colorado.

The park also features 4 horse shoe pits, a bandstand 24ft. x 20ft. a 30ft gazebo with a firepit, 2 very nice & clean restroom facilities are available, two walk bridges over Geneva Creek.

Bandstand. Bandstand.


Camping along the creek is included in your registration fee.

Bridge to camping area.

Camping area, Geneva Creek, Colorado. Camping area, Geneva Creek, Colorado.


You won't go hungry! From their website: "We smoke like a narrow gauge engine from Colorado! But our 'engine' belches the primal scent of bar-b-qued meats. Succulent Ribs - Brisket - Pork & Turkey legs."

Al's Pits Bar-B-Que, Geneva Creek Park.

Beef. Rib slab.

And a local delicacy - Fudge!

South Park Fudge, various flavors!

Menu from their website:

Click for larger version. Click for larger version.

There is also a small "camper store" on site, for firewood, soups and soda.




Friday, July 11, 2014

1:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Campground Open For Check-In, campsite set-up

1:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Day Rides Over And Around The Rockies, Tire Kicking In Campground, Cooking, Camping

8:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Plans For Saturday Rides – David Rankine

9:00 PM – ????:  Introductions Of Attendees, Chill And Swill Around The Campfire (if allowed by Forest Service – the “no burning” is not in effect)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM:  Campground Open For Check-In

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM: Day Rides, Tire Kicking, Cooking, Camping, Schmoozing, Tall Tale Telling

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Off-Pavement Adventure Riding By World Record Holder – John Ogden, Jr., Christian Motorcyclist Association, South Central Region

9:00 PM – 9:45 PM: Feature Presentations # 1

Driven – Solo To The Arctic Circle – Ed Haywood

9:45 PM – 10:30 PM: Feature Presentation # 2

Vietnam - Big Bikes, Small Bikes And No Guided Tour – Dr. Gregory Frazier

10:30 PM – 11:15 PM: Feature Presentation # 3

Packing Less - Taking More - Zigy Kaluzny

 Sunday, July 13, 2014

Campground Clean-Up, Check-out by 12:00 Noon

HU CAMPOUT Contact Phone # July 11-13: (775) 336-9234 (Good during HU Campout only)

I would pick your medium sized bike the KTM


Good question.  Riding routes are up to you, and your skill level.  Pull out your Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer, find Grant, and look at your options north, west and south. 

For the "tough" or "rough" stuff, I'd not want either of your options over Red Cone, and depending on how chewed up the track, maybe not even Webster.

Boreas Pass, although gravel, was a train track - so buses and Harley's "adventure" over it.  Same degree of difficulty with Guannella Pass, which is now paved.

That said, I've seen talented riders take 1,000 cc BMWs over Red Cone (less talented like myself used a R80G/S) and an R75/5, with saddlenags, over Mosquito Pass.

On Friday evening David Rankine will be discussing options for Saturday Day Rides "around the campfire," likely the best time for you to option your Saturday rides with whatever motorcycle you bring.

In closing, I'd sumit as one of my gifted colleagues once opined, "Adventure riding is like sex, it all takes place between your ears." 


Dr. Gregory Frazier, Chief, World Adventure Affairs Desk, CITY BIKE Magazine

Gary:  We pass out a map and encourage people to ride in groups of folks with equal ability.  Last year the map showed Boreal Pass for novices,  Weston for intermediate riders, and Mosquito for experts.  Mostly people went over Boreal.  That is the pass in the Video.  We don't have a guided run if that was your question.  Dave Rankine

What type of riding will it be at this event?   I have a Triumph Tiger 800XC if it's Adventure riding, a KTM 690 Enduro R for rougher stuff or a KTM 300 XC-W for single-track.   I'd like to know which to bring.




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