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Old 06-15-2014, 03:33 PM   #1
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Independence Pass Ride (mostly pics)

Never have done a ride report of any kind and decided now is the time. My girlfriends sister is in town visiting and wanted to get out of the house, so decided to take a little ride from my home in Conifer, Colorado to Independence Pass and check out the snow level.

Sorry about some of the pics, most were taken while I was riding.

The weather started out awesome, beautiful blue skies.

On Hwy 285 south of Pine, CO



Overlooking South Park


South 285 heading down into South Park


Still 285


285 outside of Buena Vista


Hwy 24 next to Arkansas River






Right after the left onto 82


82 just past Twin Lakes Reservoir


Farther up 82 and starting to look a little cloudy










Nearing the top


At the top (obviously)






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Old 06-15-2014, 03:34 PM   #2
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Heading back home

It was pretty cool at the top and quite windy, almost blew my bike over. Still a decent amount of snow, but not as much as I thought there would be. The road was perfectly dry, which I was happy about.

Hung out for about 30 minutes. Now time to head back down (I was watching the clouds form and wanted to try to beat the rain).

Heading down




My dash


I always like these shots
http://thegobbler.smugmug.com/Motorc...8123%29-X2.jpg

Back on Hwy 24


Clouds looking a bit grim ahead


Getting darker


I thought it might start getting ugly, but only got a few drops on me. It was, however, very windy on 285. I wouldn't mind the rain so much, but really didn't want to get hailed on.

I'll end with this shot, like I said, I like these kind of shots.
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:34 PM   #3
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Great pix.
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:46 PM   #4
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Thanks for your report and pics, I rode the same route yesterday from Carbondale to home here in NM. It was windy as a bastard in Southern Colorado/Northern NM.
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:45 PM   #5
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