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Online hazy

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Peak to Peak Highway
on: August 23, 2021, 05:35:31 PM
On Friday, me and the Z tossed a water bottle in the tailbag, and went out for a ride on Peak to Peak highway.

I can't explain how insane the views were.  For those unfamiliar, here is a very short primer on the road - https://www.tripsavvy.com/enjoy-the-peak-to-peak-scenic-byway-estes-park-4173960

It's insanely fun, and the views are just about unbeatable.  A total elevation change along the way of just under 5,000ft, with the highest elevation topping out at somewhere just around the 9,000ft mark.

You pass by mountain lakes, valleys as far as the eye can see, some of the highest peaks in the state (Longs Peak is a popular 14'er hike)

If anyone finds themselves in Colorado, this is a must ride.  Even if you're in a car, you'll appreciate the views and the roads.

Below are a few pics from the day...I can't wait to do it again in a few weeks once the leaves start turning.  It will truly be a sight to behold.








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Re: Peak to Peak Highway
Reply #1 on: August 31, 2021, 04:52:50 PM
*Originally Posted by hazy [+]





I love those signs Motorcycles use extreme caution

Its been my experience that caution is the last thing motorcycles use.

Its like an envelope telling you Photos Do Not Bend, clearly they do, theyre printed on paper ffs.
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Re: Peak to Peak Highway
Reply #2 on: September 01, 2021, 04:06:53 PM
*Originally Posted by PJ69 [+]
I love those signs Motorcycles use extreme caution

Its been my experience that caution is the last thing motorcycles use.

Its like an envelope telling you Photos Do Not Bend, clearly they do, theyre printed on paper ffs.

hahaha well the warning is definitely warranted here...there are a few spots on this road where running wide on a turn can result in a serious drop...hundreds of feet down sheer cliffside, maybe more in some instances.  There are guardrails in many spots, but also plenty of spots with nothing.  Maybe after a few runs up/down it knowing the road I'd push it hard, but I definitely took my time on this trip, especially with it being an unfamiliar road.  I'm just out there to enjoy the ride, not kill myself hahaha

You aren't wrong, though...I passed a handful of groups on supersports who were driving like they were at a trackday.  That's never really been my style, but more power to ya if you have the cajones to do it on those types of roads!!

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Re: Peak to Peak Highway
Reply #3 on: September 01, 2021, 04:42:23 PM
Maybe some remnants of rock slides also?

I remember a narrow road in SE Iowa down by the Mississippi river... lots of limestone rock sliders on the roadway. We rode that one with plenty of caution.

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Re: Peak to Peak Highway
Reply #4 on: September 01, 2021, 04:56:58 PM
*Originally Posted by hazy [+]




Great scenery....
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Re: Peak to Peak Highway
Reply #5 on: September 02, 2021, 02:40:52 AM
That is indeed spectacular. And your blue bike looks awesome against the sky.