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Old 09-12-2005, 08:40 PM   #1
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pix from CA -> WY -> CO tour

So I rode to Wyoming and around Colorado's Rocky Mtn. National Park, then back to Wyo before the return trip. Had an excellent time & didn't have any mishaps other than encountering the usual western US high-altitude weather (rain, lighning, high wind, and SNOW - yes, snow). Here are a few pix. Sorry that I don't have very many. I forgot my damn battery recharger.

This pic was taken on rt. 50 between Fallon and Austin NV. Had to pull over 'cause the rain started mixing with painfully large hail.

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Old 09-12-2005, 08:44 PM   #2
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Shortly after the hailstorm, I realized that I REALLY should have topped up the tank before leaving Fallon. What was I thinking? This is not a good road to run out of gas on. I was literally running on my last teaspoon of reserve fuel as I limped into, uh, wherever I was.

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Old 09-12-2005, 08:46 PM   #3
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But my reward was making it all the way to Cave Lake SP E of Ely, NV on the first day to camp. Purty.

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Old 09-12-2005, 08:51 PM   #4
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This guy was riding from Baton Rouge, LA to the CA coast. He didn't know what a shocker was, so I told him to flash this "gang sign" for my homelies.

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Route 50 through UT. I was able to test the terminal velocity of the bike around here.

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More rt 50 in UT. I was really blissed out at this point from hour after hour of good, interesting, cop- and traffic-free pavement. Can you tell?

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Heading over the divide on my all-time favorite stretch of road: WY rt 70 between Baggs and Encampment. Kick-ass rolling sweepers for 60 miles, and I saw TWO cars on the entire road.

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And, about 70 miles later, here's Medicine Bow Peak on WY rt. 130. This is actually about 15 miles from me mum's place and is typically where I spend at least 2 weeks a year mountain biking. It is nice.

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This guy was riding from Baton Rouge, LA to the CA coast. He didn't know what a shocker was, so I told him to flash this "gang sign" for my homelies.
You didn't jump him in to the "cali krew"?

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Oops. Just found some other pix from the trip. Here's another fine twisty on 50:

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Top of Kenneday Peak in Medicine Bow National Forest, WY. My other ride here is a fucked out Dodge Ram 1500. This road didn't help its suspension.

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Old 09-12-2005, 09:38 PM   #12
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Turtle Rock, WY: one of my favorite places to mtn bike.

That is all. Thanks for watching!

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Cool pics Rump! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-12-2005, 10:35 PM   #14
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Great pics and looks like a fun trip
Here's to a good/safe ride.
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Great pics/report!!!!

Really great choice of bike!!!!!!
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