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Thread: Colorado; what was going on Saturday? (Aug 3, '19)

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    Colorado; what was going on Saturday? (Aug 3, '19)

    Hi Everyone:

    We went over Trailridge (Rocky Mountain Nat Park) for breakfast early Saturday (Aug 3) morning (not actually relevant, but wanted to make you jealous) and decided to head south to run Berthoud Pass.

    We must have passed nearly 150 motorcycles all heading north towards Granby on highway 40, some in large packs of 10 or more and lots of smaller groups. We guessed at least half the motorcycles were BMW and there was an extraordinary amount of RTs, mostly wetheads.

    We ride about 10k a year through Colorado and in the last 10 years I've never seen more than 1 or 2 wetheads a day. To see 20 or 25 in a span of about 30 minutes was extremely odd.

    Where was everyone going? What was going on? Why so many RTs, and specifically wetheads? Yes, lots of GSs too.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by jeffkraft; 08-07-2019 at 08:19 PM. Reason: added location of Trailridge road

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    National tire and oil discussion 2019.

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    Jeff:

    It might have been the 20th annual 100,000 Foot Ride.

    And welcome to the Forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinty View Post
    Jeff:

    It might have been the 20th annual 100,000 Foot Ride.

    And welcome to the Forum.
    That's exactly it! I should have known, thanks so much for the info, and for the welcome. I've been a long time lurker, only the other day had something to post.

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    I've long wanted to do some riding in Colorado, and I've had Steve Farson's guide book for a couple of years, so I could probably plan a pretty good route.
    Rinty

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    https://sturgismotorcyclerally.com/

    Probably Sturgis. It's a Harley thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wichitagreg View Post
    https://sturgismotorcyclerally.com/

    Probably Sturgis. It's a Harley thing.
    The OP said it was about half BMW's that he saw, including many RT's. Not likely associated with Sturgis.
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