'banjo's blogtastically stooopid day trippin' picture thread

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by knybanjo, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. knybanjo

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    We met up with @merickk and his too nice for him lady on that last night in NM, it was good to see him again and carch up a bit. :thumb. We had ridden a section of the CDT together along with @advtenn way back in 2010 to connect the Westfest that was in Darby, MT to the RMAR that was in South Fork, CO the next weekend that year.

    One of the reasons for heading back north again was because we had noted that CO seemed to be quite a bit dryer in the afternoons the past few days compared to what we were seeing in the hills of NM.....and we thought maybe the golden aspens may be coming into their glory as well.

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    Overall it was still pretty green down around Durango....but we'd be climbing again soon.....

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  2. knybanjo

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    The colors were getting better....but there was quite a bit of traffic on the 550 for a weekeday...

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    Still just putt puttin' along at tourist pace....

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    A few 0mph shots from an overlook just south of Silverton, not that they're any better than the one handers on the fly. :lol3

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    Approaching Silverton....

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    Still on the Million Dollar Hwy....

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    .....about to enter the infamous section of ledge road..

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    We were on the 'safe' side though. :D

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    Time for a bit of gravel.

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    This was heading up to Owl Creek Pass....the previous post showed distant shots of Courthouse Mtn and Chimney Rock.....not sure what this one is called.

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    You may recognize this view from an old John Wayne movie's gun fight scene...

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    I had ridden through here once or twice before and had the road all to myself...not this time, hunting season was ramping up and there was quite a bit of traffic and camping going on....

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    Rolling down out of the hills...

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    We found our way to the 92? where the color was actually pretty nice with lots of red in the brush above the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.....but riding into the sun didn't provide the best of pics....pretty crappy actually.....but it's a fun twisty road that looked pretty to the natural eye that day. :D

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    Well....if nothing else....the goal of being in nice weather during the afternoon was achieved. :D

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