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Old 05-14-2016, 05:57 PM   #1
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EBBETTS Pass

Just heard it opened two days ago.
Love riding it at opening... Very challenging ...
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:12 PM   #2
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:34 PM   #3
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I never hit ice that took me by surprise... Could be some snow, but most likely long shallow water ponds on the road from melt... Water comes into area where it can't flow out.

All very do-able, just needs a rider that can safely do it.
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This seems a bit more sport touring than ADV. I scootched it over to the right spot.

I love me some Ebbett's.
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:55 PM   #5
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This seems a bit more sport touring than ADV. I scootched it over to the right spot.

I love me some Ebbett's.
Can depend on the rider (and some drivers)... For some it is more Adventure than they can handle...
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That's the difference between ADV and Adventure.

ADV: Too much equipment for the conditions.

Adventure: Too much conditions for the equipment.
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Hwy 4 - Ebbitts was really nice - I rode it back and forth on Saturday. Temp in the 50's near the summit but otherwise very nice weather.
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Adventure: Too much conditions for the equipment.
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Alpine County Sheriff posted these pics on FB of winter cleanup on Ebbetts earlier this spring.





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Wow, thanks for the link!
Looks like I'd have lots of trouble
trying to find Hawkins Peak on a KLR ...
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:37 AM   #12
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Hwy 4 - Ebbitts was really nice - I rode it back and forth on Saturday. Temp in the 50's near the summit but otherwise very nice weather.
Glad to hear it. I just talked to a couple riders from Holland, that had just flown in/ rented bikes, and were headed for Reno, via Ebbetts pass.
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