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    South Park Colorado - 10/2/08

    Yesterday was gonna ride east for lunch and "tour" some canyons along the way. Saw menacing clouds that direction so pointed the front wheel west to nearby Kenosha Pass and South Park. Uncertain weather developed quickly, and while it seems I'm usually a magnet for precipitation, this time it was falling everywhere but where I was at!

    So the tiny pocket camera struggled with the significant lighting diffs, but here's yesterday's lunch ride anyway.

    Paused at the southside of 10,001ft. Kenosha Pass, staring down the enveloping darkness...


    Scooted to the South Park meadows below and skirted the rain for a misty view of the Mosquito Range...


    OK, there's a sliver of sun and warmth which draws the bike towards it, but the brakes are applied before the chip and seal becomes only chip...


    Looking another direction 13,370ft. Mt. Guyot on the right withstands the cold precip while the aspen put on their golden clothes.


    So this is a LUNCH ride but the pickins are slim in nearby Jefferson. There isn't anything else for 30 miles. 70 years ago the only motorized access to the Park was by wheels on rails...


    But today there are other options for motorized access and one finds a sweet BBQ sandwich for a calm outdoor lunch as the caboose intercepts the wind, and the rain continues to unsuccessfully find me.

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    Just the kind of ride one needs to "unwind". Nice pictures. Ride Safe

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    As always nice report. I like how you add in a history lesson and a freakin awesome bike!
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    I'm jealous of the scenery and the bike! Nice pictures.

    I think I could handle a lunch ride like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfarson View Post
    Yesterday was gonna ride east for lunch and "tour" some canyons along the way. Saw menacing clouds that direction so pointed the front wheel west to nearby Kenosha Pass and South Park. Uncertain weather developed quickly, and while it seems I'm usually a magnet for precipitation, this time it was falling everywhere but where I was at!

    So the tiny pocket camera struggled with the significant lighting diffs, but here's yesterday's lunch ride anyway.

    Paused at the southside of 10,001ft. Kenosha Pass, staring down the enveloping darkness...


    Scooted to the South Park meadows below and skirted the rain for a misty view of the Mosquito Range...


    OK, there's a sliver of sun and warmth which draws the bike towards it, but the brakes are applied before the chip and seal becomes only chip...


    Looking another direction 13,370ft. Mt. Guyot on the right withstands the cold precip while the aspen put on their golden clothes.


    So this is a LUNCH ride but the pickins are slim in nearby Jefferson. There isn't anything else for 30 miles. 70 years ago the only motorized access to the Park was by wheels on rails...


    But today there are other options for motorized access and one finds a sweet BBQ sandwich for a calm outdoor lunch as the caboose intercepts the wind, and the rain continues to unsuccessfully find me.
    Thanks for the incredible eye-candy. And the sky, mountains, and aspen framed and complimented pictures of your new HP2 Sport, nicely!

    J.K.

    P.S. Looks like the gathering rain/snow are going to wash out my mountain weekend, though....

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    Steve,

    thanks for the nice pix! Especially the aspens.

    Paul

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    Now I really am jealous.
    Not only do you get to ride in great places,
    it seems like you are on a different bike each time.
    Even a Harley in another thread.

    just kidding
    As you can see I am bike happy too.

    thanks for the picts.
    I did get to ride 67 from denver south this sept.


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    Outrageous! You SO rock!

    You hit a magical day, and thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks all. Was an unexpectedly fine ride. Bundled up in cold/wet attire but never needed it. A ride making the personal list of one of the more memorable of the season.

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