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HighFive 08-25-2012 07:26 PM

Bergs Over the Rainbow
 
My first glimpse came about 10 years ago. I stood on the path and felt its magnetic pull. So strong did it tug me, I nearly forgot that which held me at bay. But, the wanderlust could not be quenched. Colorado's famous Rainbow Trail had my number and dialed it often. Got in my head….the way on old song won't get out. It simply drove me crazy. Insanity is my defense.


http://highfive.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...SAW-2642-L.jpg


I was compelled to meet a stranger on the internet, and travel 2,000 miles for a rendezvous. Risking my life just to gauge the bravado of his riding skills (Highfive Cascade Tour). Purely selfish reasons, I freely admit, as I desperately wanted a good wingman to ride Over the Rainbow, and check those pots on both ends. I hear there's plenty of gold to share.

All my Adventure regulars were sitting this one out. Some waved a white flag; others threw in the towel. Not capable or unwilling, each had an excuse. But this mission demands both! Too narrow or high, too difficult or scary. Worthy points which could not deter me. Determined to scratch it off My List before turning 50, the hour glass was nearly drained. The Mountain was calling...


http://highfive.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...SAW-2578-L.jpg


http://highfive.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...SAW-2561-L.jpg


My search had stretched beyond months into years. A couple years of hunting and two more waiting, produced only one viable prospect on the DAY.

But one was enough, when its a Cyborg! :deal


http://highfive.smugmug.com/Motorcyc.../IMG2701-L.jpg


Let's roll...


http://highfive.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...SAW-2618-L.jpg


http://highfive.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...SAW-2558-L.jpg


http://highfive.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...SAW-2529-L.jpg


Buckle up, its time to ride!


HF :thumbup

Monty 08-25-2012 08:34 PM

:norton

In!

Monty 08-25-2012 08:53 PM

Wow. That is so cool.

Bob 08-25-2012 09:33 PM

Awesome!

BigDogAdventures 08-26-2012 12:38 AM

I'm in
 
I'm in on this one Scott.

Those exposed narrow goat trails reminds of some of the stuff I got into on the Tour Of Idaho.

It can give you shaky knees.

Glad you got your itch scratched.


BigDog

Nice_Rumble 08-26-2012 08:33 AM

This should be good.:eek1

dasvis 08-26-2012 08:39 AM

That's butt puckering stuff there.:eek1

Krabill 08-26-2012 10:32 AM

I rode a tiny portion of the Rainbow with HF a few years ago on our little bitty GasGas trials bikes and when he asked me what bike I thought would be good to ride the whole trail on, I asked him what is smaller and lighter than a trials bike?

Those 6" wide side-hill trails puckered me up good on my GasGas and I couldn't imagine riding it on anything bigger than that.

You are a crazy man, HighFive. Crazy in a good way, but still crazy.

Carry on . . . :lurk

GalacticGS 08-26-2012 01:23 PM

Looks like major pucker factor on some of those trails!!! :eek1

Looking forward to the report...

clapped_r6 08-26-2012 01:45 PM

:lurk

Throttlemeister 08-26-2012 02:09 PM

:lurk This looks epic.

Deadly99 08-26-2012 04:13 PM

:lurk

HighFive 08-26-2012 05:07 PM

Oops…..I forgot to mention: It's steeper than it looks in the photos. :lol3

Much steeper


http://highfive.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...SAW-2704-L.jpg



Rocky-er too


http://highfive.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...SAW-2631-L.jpg


http://highfive.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...SAW-2628-L.jpg

Imagine 5 miles of this uphill...

http://highfive.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...SAW-2636-L.jpg

...that would be the easier flat & wide sections.

HF :thumbup

dickosaurus 08-26-2012 06:35 PM

Scott- To an old geezer with a balance problem, that ledge photo is pretty steenking scary. Looks like a good trip though and I can't wait to see the rest.

rufus 08-26-2012 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HighFive (Post 19446006)



I been here several times. It'll put a lump i your throat every time.

I always wanted to get a picture there. But i also didn't want to stay there that long.............deep breath, focus and keep moving.


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