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    Re: My first ride to Colorado from Central California

    Quote Originally Posted by eye.surgeon View Post
    Excellent ride report Jim, several of those roads are now on my bucket list.
    You have ridden some roads in BC that are on my list, that I still haven't gotten to. So I guess I haven't gone to all the roads on my list..........

    Too many great roads and too little time.........
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    Re: My first ride to Colorado from Central California

    Quote Originally Posted by 2on2off View Post
    You have ridden some roads in BC that are on my list, that I still haven't gotten to. So I guess I haven't gone to all the roads on my list..........

    Too many great roads and too little time.........


    Pretty much any road in BC is a good road. There are wide open spaces and there are 1 lane roads with a wall on one side and a shere dropoff on the other side. There and also FREE ferry boat rides that are part of the road system.
    Good times !!!

    P.S. I'm in Eureka, NV. I will finish off Hwy 50 tomorrow at Reno.

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    Re: My first ride to Colorado from Central California

    Quote Originally Posted by orbiker View Post
    Pretty much any road in BC is a good road. There are wide open spaces and there are 1 lane roads with a wall on one side and a shere dropoff on the other side. There and also FREE ferry boat rides that are part of the road system.
    Good times !!!

    P.S. I'm in Eureka, NV. I will finish off Hwy 50 tomorrow at Reno.
    I hoped to ride 50 to Eureka but lightning storms on 50 kept me going south/west on highway 15. How do you like 50 so far? I here it is a road worth riding.
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    Re: My first ride to Colorado from Central California

    Quote Originally Posted by 2on2off View Post
    I hoped to ride 50 to Eureka but lightning storms on 50 kept me going south/west on highway 15. How do you like 50 so far? I here it is a road worth riding.
    All of Hwy 50 was nice road. West of I-15 was more ups and downs. The road would go up to 6500+ ft in elevation and go thru some curves and down with more curves to a huge high prairies.




    Gas was 111 mile to one town and other towns were pretty far apart too. And not cheep. Most of the towns had quite a selection of motels and food. Gambling of course; in NV.
    All in all: yes I'd do it again. I'll bet doing it (50) the other direction would be a totally different road. ENJOY

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    Re: My first ride to Colorado from Central California

    Quote Originally Posted by orbiker View Post
    All of Hwy 50 was nice road. West of I-15 was more ups and downs. The road would go up to 6500+ ft in elevation and go thru some curves and down with more curves to a huge high prairies.




    Gas was 111 mile to one town and other towns were pretty far apart too. And not cheep. Most of the towns had quite a selection of motels and food. Gambling of course; in NV.
    All in all: yes I'd do it again. I'll bet doing it (50) the other direction would be a totally different road. ENJOY
    I love the very blue skys and very white clouds that are all around east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Thanks for the feedback on highway 50.
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    Re: My first ride to Colorado from Central California

    Putting a ride report together like that takes time and effort and is much appreciated. Thanks for sharing your ride with us.
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    Re: My first ride to Colorado from Central California

    Great ride report! I got to ride Trail Ridge Rd. Monday and again Tuesday.



    Amazing how quick the weather can change. I encountered thunder snow for the first time ever.

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    I thought Trail Ridge Road in the Rocky Mtn National Park was amazing. At 12,200 ft, it is the highest paved road I have ever been on.

    We saw thunder, hail and lightning but no snow. Guess you were just lucky.
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    I would be really curious to see what Leadville, Co looks like in January.

    If any of you who live in Colorado near Leadville can take a few pics and post them, that would be great. It is always great to see what these places look like at different times of the year.
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    Your trip is fantastic. Good photos and descriptions for us that are home in the rain. Keep it up. Ron

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