RAGNARöK 2020!!!

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Re: RAGNARöK 2020!!!

Postby Jaeger » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:26 pm

0l4fderstout wrote:Cool! I can get too fat to ride!


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Re: RAGNARöK 2020!!!

Postby 0l4fderstout » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:10 am

Looking at the map it looks like there's some good riding between Grant and Pike's Peak.
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Re: RAGNARöK 2020!!!

Postby Jaeger » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:36 am

0l4fderstout wrote:Looking at the map it looks like there's some good riding between Grant and Pike's Peak.


The riding out there really is spectacular, and the cops aren't nearly as batshit gung-ho as they are around here.

Riding Pike's Peak was fun, but bump-starting RV's SV at the top SUUUUUUCKED.

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Re: RAGNARöK 2020!!!

Postby 0l4fderstout » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:06 pm

Yeah I was up there about a week after severe altitude sickness. I took everything slow. No more flying to colorado.
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Re: RAGNARöK 2020!!!

Postby Rench » Wed May 22, 2019 12:27 pm

I don't remember push starting RVs bike, probably cause I was in fetal position trying not to puke in the lowest spot I could find on top. I've never gotten altitude sickness before, I'd like to avoid it in the future.

That being said, we're about 13 months out now, and I'd very much like to do this again, cause it's been fucking jangleplatz the last few times. Do we have the numbers to rent an entire campground again? Do we have anyone on the ground out there that knows of any appropriate venues? Bueller...?

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Re: RAGNARöK 2020!!!

Postby Skkot » Thu May 23, 2019 11:45 am

Laid back and chill ownership + BBQ is a good start. The owner guy in 2015 turned out to be an asshole. I expect there would be good places to ride while based at Grant, but how congested would it be?
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Re: RAGNARöK 2020!!!

Postby Jaeger » Thu May 23, 2019 2:51 pm

Rench wrote:I don't remember push starting RVs bike, probably cause I was in fetal position trying not to puke in the lowest spot I could find on top. I've never gotten altitude sickness before, I'd like to avoid it in the future.


Yeah. At the time I'd already been thinking "Gosh, this altitude thing isn't too bad! I'm a total lowlander,* but I can hack it!"

Then we had to run at the top of Pike's Peak. That put an end to my delusion. I felt like I was trying to breathe through a coffee filter.

I'm fairly sure the only reason I didn't get sick was the mass consumption of Gatorade. I drank two bigguns every time we stopped for gas.

*For reference, I grew up at about 10' above sea level, but now live at a lofty 360'. Fourteen fucking thousand? I like my oxygen, thankyouverymuch.

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Re: RAGNARöK 2020!!!

Postby DerGolgo » Thu May 23, 2019 3:21 pm

So just as I see this here thread, this video starts on my youtube playlist.
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Re: RAGNARöK 2020!!!

Postby red » Thu May 23, 2019 5:02 pm

How many Rags have there been and I'm just now posting this!!!

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Re: RAGNARöK 2020!!!

Postby Merlyn » Fri May 24, 2019 6:46 am

I'm in.

I'm also back in Denver, so I can and will help out as needed on setup/groundwork.

:: grin :: And if you goofballs want to get completely nuts on transport, I have an active CDL. How many bikes can you squeeze into a 53' box trailer? You rent it (Penske or Ryder). I'll drive it back to the east coast and fly home.

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Re: RAGNARöK 2020!!!

Postby jr_bear » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:04 am

My daughter in law suggested this place; https://cuttysresort.net/
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Re: RAGNARöK 2020!!!

Postby thack » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:04 am

i've been there, and it's a hoot, but someone would need to call them and be sure that they're okay with a gathering of bikes - i met the family there - they were in a car and i was on a bike - and they were very very wary about my 'noisy dirtbike' hooning around in their space.

as most of you know, my 'noisy dirtbike' is a BMW R1150R, which i can't even hear over bear's snoring. and i haven't intentionally hooned anything in 20 years.

but that said, it's a great resort that's totally stuck in the 60s with pancake breakfast and karaoke and other fun stuff.
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Re: RAGNARöK 2020!!!

Postby mtne » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:24 am

Jaeger wrote:
Riding Pike's Peak was fun, but bump-starting RV's SV at the top SUUUUUUCKED.

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I keep hearing about this and I just don't understand. Did no one think to just coast it down? Ya know.... from the top....... a little dead stick action is good practice.
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Re: RAGNARöK 2020!!!

Postby boz » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:24 am

I'll throw another Noreasterner's hat in the ring. No idea how I'd get out there or what bike I'd run but I'd love to ride in the mountains. I've only ridden east coast USA and central Chile.
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Re: RAGNARöK 2020!!!

Postby AZRider » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:22 pm

Suzanne and I are definitely planning on going. We're coming from the other side this time, though.

If anyone wants to come to California after Rag, you are welcome at our house. Flights from San Diego are sometimes cheaper than from LAX, and the airport here doesn't suck. If we're still living in the condo, we don't have much room for extra bikes, but we will figure out something.

For those from the East who asked about tires: If you can get to Denver on the tires you have, get fresh tires installed there. The plains will totally square off your tires, so you will want round tires for riding in the mountains anyway. Last time, Timmy had access to tire change equipment at his work, so I got tires sent to him. Rench planned the same thing but with less lead time because he had to switch bikes on the day he left for Rag, and he had to get his tires sent to the base camp and change them by hand.

As for site, I'm game for camping, but it wouldn't bother me one bit if you local folks could find a place like the one from Rag2015 with a bunkhouse and or cabins. Also, a place that we can rent the entire facility and not worry about other people complaining about loud mufflers and late night shenanigans would be good.
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