I watched the whole video--EXCELLENT! What a great single-track, and combined with the scenery and weather, fantastic. I've ridden in CO a lot, but actually never at Rampart Range. I'll have to get out there.
1. THANKS for sharing!
2. THANKS for letting us hear the motorcycles rather than some annoying music you happen to think is cool! (My pet peeve! When I'm watching motorcycle vids, I want to hear the motorcycles.)
3. The camera makes everything look flat and easy, but I could tell there were some hairy bits in that trail.
A note about camping. Growing up on a Kansas dairy farm, dad would occasionally take us "camping" in the woods at the edge of our 240 acres. It almost always rained, because dad only took us camping if he knew we'd not be able to work in the fields the next day. Worse, with the dairy, the camping experience could not start until after evening milking and we had to be back EARLY for morning milking. So basically, set up tent in dark and break down tent in dark after waking up in an old canvas tent full of water after a really crappy night of sleep....in KS heat and humidity.
As you can imagine, I did not grow up with a love of camping! Now, after a few years of motorcycle camping in the mountains with clear, cold streams whispering a few feet from my tent in the cool, mountain air surrounded by pine trees....well, it's magical.
I just returned from camping off the bike in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Big Horns of Wyoming. It was awesome. Because of a funeral I attended in Wilmington, IL before the adventure, I had a much longer drive home as I had to go back through there on my return. I ended up camping in a city campground in Springfield, IL....80 degrees and very humid. I could hear music from more than one campsite, and my tent was lit up by the too bright light of the shower house. Occasionally, I'd hear a siren or someone drag racing on the nearby streets. A very different and much less satisfying camping experience!
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