Uraling home by way of Monarch Pass and Skyline Drive

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by co_g30, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. co_g30

    co_g30 Solo Rider

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    This past sunday, rode my 2011 Ural Patrol Valencia to the summit of Monarch Pass here in Colorado, then went home by way of Cañon City's Skyline Drive....I think you'll like the video (don't watch if heights get to you).

    More pics, and the video, here on my blog: LINK

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  2. cottonwood

    cottonwood Adventurer

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    I have the same rig - when the temp drops below 30 I get bad carb icing. How are you set up for winter riding?[​IMG]
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  3. co_g30

    co_g30 Solo Rider

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    No issues with carb icing so far....have ridden down to -17F but it was daytime....
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  4. CCjon

    CCjon HighHorse Rider

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    I love how you compose your photos, you definitely have the "eye" for it. Kudos and congraulations

    If copying is a sincere form of flattery, then consider yourself sincerely flattered. Am learning from your photos how improve my own on my next ride to Alaska.

    CCjon
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  5. co_g30

    co_g30 Solo Rider

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    thanks very much.
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  6. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    Nice photos, beautiful locations - real mountains, wow!
    Interesting ridge ride. I began thinking of the people who made the road, small dozers etc, not much room for them to make an error. And how about those before them, who laid the support stones by hand, I presume.
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  7. co_g30

    co_g30 Solo Rider

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    thanks tripodtiger, the road was built with convict labor from the nearby Territorial prision.

    I did a "then and now" posting of Skyline Drive that you might find interesting: LINK
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  8. Mechanista

    Mechanista manic depressive

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    How many K's on your rig now?
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  9. co_g30

    co_g30 Solo Rider

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    Just went over 20k km today
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