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Sunday, August 14, 2011

2011 Rocky Mountain Adventure Ride - Friday

RMAR 2011 kicked off in Saguache, CO on the morning of August 5th with an introductory Rider Meeting.  The event this year was a smashing success with nearly 130 riders and 150 attendees.  They were treated to two breakfasts, three dinners and a lot of phenomenal riding.

Our host site was The Lodge about one mile south of Saguache (pronounced Sa-watch).  The massive trees and green grass were a hit with the tent campers.

After the rider meeting, I led the "Big Bike Easy Ride".  As you will see in the photos below.....it was all but easy.  There was mud and challenging conditions, which you can witness in the photos to come.  In this group photo, Audra is in the red jacket to the far left.  Audra rode the whole day with me on my big VStrom.

My buddy, Terry Davis, navigating a mud hole.

Tyler attacking a mud hole, riding in excellent fashion.  I am standing in the background, giving less experienced riders advice on how to ride a heavy bike through the pool of water and slippery mud.

A pic of Audra on the back of my bike enjoying the beautiful views.

After about 4 hours of hard riding, most of the fellas were completely exhausted.

Bryce and Aften helping to prepare the Friday night Fajita Feast.

Friday evening, Woody from Woody's Wheel Works, conducted an instructional clinic on fixing flats and straightened bent wheels.

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