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post #1 of 19 Old 11-05-2019, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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What Men Dare Do, Black Bear Pass, on a VStrom

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I'm 4 minutes into the video and "YOU ARE NUCKING FUTS SIR!!" That's way over what I'd even consider trying, so congrats.

It sure must have been exhilarating doing it, but I would have had to make sure my bowels were empty before I started.

I assume that the drop to the right would best be described as "precipitous".
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You think that is narrow on a bike, try it in a Jeep!

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WOW! Nice work! And solo?

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I've done some stupid shit in my life and that ain't gonna be one of them.
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You're either good - or nuts. I'll vote good. Off the record tho........

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I don't know where that is but I don't think it would be fun on a dl650. Doable, but not fun. I would come back with a dr650, klr650, or xr650L. I would love to do that on my old xr250.

the rider is smart to stop occasionally for a small rest. You wouldn't want to be beat physically in a place like that on a bike that doesn't belong there.

that post is why I am looking for something like an XR650L in addition to my dl650

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Black Bear Pass starts just outside of Silverton Colorado. It is a ONE WAY trail! Ends up in Telluride. The big building you see towards the end is actually the old Powerhouse. Water powered electric generation!

I did not ride Black Bear on the 650. But other passes are similar in having those big rocks everywhere. And ginormous dropoffs.

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I kinda went straight over it after the first couple repeats. Then reading the comments make me sure I won't be watching the entire vid. I've been to Telluride and wondered about the supposed road that went over the mountain. Now I'm confident that I won't be taking that route.
I've done some jeeping in the mountains East of Hwy 395 in Calif. Wouldn't want to do dat on a Wee Strom,
Kudos to those with the intestinal fortitude to conquer.
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Highly entertaining to watch. Amazing scenery. Wrong bike if one wants to enjoy it, but the OP knows that. Had to turn the volume down after a minute or so.........

Well done on getting down in one piece.

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