Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: N. Atlanta, GA,
Bike pics from my trip to SW Colorado
Wanted to share some of my pics from my recent trip to Southwest Colorado. I hauled my little toy hauler out there and was riding a 2007 Yamaha WR450 along with my buddies on KLR650s. Started in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and made our way through Ouray and ended in Silverton. Just an exceptional trip with some of the best weather I could ask for.
The ride up HWY 550 (million dollar per mile to pave) from Ouray to Silverton, was some of the scariest pavement ive ever ridden, but was incredible. I dont know how that road even exists, much less stay open. Rock fall closes sections daily.
Notable off road stuff:
Medano Pass in the Sand Dunes- Hardest riding Ive ever done. Deep, loose sand that eats jeeps. Must maintain speed or crash. Really glad we started the trip here as it helped my confidence a lot the rest of the trip.
Black Bear Pass, Imogene Pass, Ophir Pass- Seriously sketchy, high elevation loose rock climbs. Even did a hard variation on Black Bear where we literally rode up a waterfall. The atmosphere and traction is what imagine riding on the moon/mars is like. About as easy the breathe too haha
Rode up to Crystal Lake, and took the small "trail" up above the lake. Spectacular spot.
Hope you all enjoy the pics. Wish I could upload more of them and in HD
2010 Hyper 796 w/ dual shorty Arrows, Rapidbike Evo & MWR Intake, 2004 XR250R, 2008 CRF150R-SM, 2005 TTR88SMR