Fall Colors - Colorado Style

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Yellow Pig, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    Sure, there are some sky high journeys in Colorado that must await the late summer months, and riding near the ski resorts can be tricky in the dead of winter, but for the most part, one can pour on the scenic wintertime miles astride something with two wheels. I average 6,000 miles from Oct - Mar living in high altitude Park County at 8800ft. Temps won't stop me, but I do have to occasionally wait for that amazing Colorado sun to do its melting thing with roads.

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    A routine January ride through South Park to Hoosier Pass. Temps in the 20's, dry roads. But there would be better days for ascending/descending nearby Mosquito Pass. :lol3 I think I have an older rid vid starting from the image below...
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  2. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Sold the Super Enduro and picked up a 690. I plan on doing the same loop this year on the smaller bike, should be much easier and just as much fun. i'm hoping the smaller mass makes rides like this less of a work out.

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  3. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    :clap

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  4. MastuhWaffles

    MastuhWaffles Master of Waffles

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    If you're anywhere near Salida Colorado this summer let me know, at my cabin up there, next to it is a national forest with trails, and man is it beautiful! The only downside is that it's not maintained so when tree's fall down I have to cut them up to open a path.
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  5. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Where is Salida is your cabin? I ride there a lot.
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  6. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    690 ready for the summer action:

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  7. acupuncture4u

    acupuncture4u Freedom by knobbies

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    Saweeet looking 690!
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