Get A Life Tour (Ouray/Silverton/Telluride) - Sept 2017

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Milkweed, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Milkweed

    Milkweed It's the bike, not the rider.

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    Sheep sighting at 12,000 ft. As they were herded by 3 dogs and 1 guy, they looked like a white amoeba flowing across the mountain face.
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    beefcake morris Been here awhile

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  9. Milkweed

    Milkweed It's the bike, not the rider.

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    Tempted fate today. Came up that "road" today ---- in the back of Waybill's Tahoe!
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    Milkweed It's the bike, not the rider.

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    View of Ophirs Pass with the "short-cut" route on the left side of the pic.
    For passengers in Waybill's Tahoe, this is Oh Fears Pass!
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    Actually, Bill is one hell of a good rock crawling driver.
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  11. Milkweed

    Milkweed It's the bike, not the rider.

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    Those zig zags on the rock slope in the middle of the pic.... that's the route down from Black Bear Pass. You enter that picture from the gap in the rocks on the upper left side of the picture. This is as viewed from Imogene Pass road on the "other" adventurous way down to Telluride.
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    Milkweed It's the bike, not the rider.

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    The crew (Bill driving, Dave shot gun, Jeannine on drivers side back) as we happily come down the Telluride side of Imogene Pass Rd.
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    Milkweed It's the bike, not the rider.

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    At this point on the way up to Imogene Pass, all 3 of us passengers were out of Bill's Tahoe wondering how that sob talked us in to "going for a little drive" with him. This was just the beginning, but it was pretty far to walk back to Ouray.
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    Shortly after this we picked up a hitchhiker, Lil the Mountain Unicyclist (she also is a bar tender we had previously met at Ouray Brewery). Dave & Bill have lots of pics of Lil and her unicycle and hopefully will post one or two. I couldn't take any pics of fit Lil in her cute unicycle outfit because my wife was present. Anyway, Lil is giving us each a beer tomorrow for giving her a lift further up the mountain so she could mountain unicycle all the way back to Ouray.
  14. waybill

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    we got some funny looks from the jeep brigade in the stock Tahoe today but soldiered on regardless. Saw a variety of weapons trying to tame Imogene too, 1st this guy comes by on an ATK, def old school.

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    then we came upon Liz (Lil?) our bartender from the night before on a freaking unicycle and gave her a lift up a steep section.

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    and she returned the favor with spotting duty.

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    I'll ad I had great spotting all day from Mark, Jeannine, and Dave too, couldn't have done it without them. Course they probably just wanted to watch the precarious stuff from afar.. :D
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    kept running across this guy in a highly modified old Land Cruiser (Chevy V8 among other things) and later in the day he said, you guys must have some cojones doing this in that! Little did we know..

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    So what's the first thing you do at 13k feet, get out your phone and text someone .

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    then take the required by the sign to prove you were there shots..

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    Ran across several adventurers that appeared to be slightly in over their heads so we steered them in the right direction, back down the mountain. Two different guys on GSA's and an older couple in a jeep that were lost and trying to find Telluride (they'd just come from there).

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    Nice shots. Looks like you had quite an adventure!
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    Imogene Pass Rd is no joke. I am so glad that Mark and I swapped bikes for the day. I am sure the 701 could have done it, only after I dropped it a million times. On Mark's bike no drops and much easier to handle on the way down Imogene Pass Rd
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