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Old 09-17-2009, 06:37 PM   #71
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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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Old 09-17-2009, 07:06 PM   #72
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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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Old 09-18-2009, 07:18 PM   #73
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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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Old 09-19-2009, 09:50 AM   #74
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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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Old 09-19-2009, 01:26 PM   #75
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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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Old 09-19-2009, 06:51 PM   #76
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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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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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Old 09-20-2009, 01:03 PM   #78
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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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