Saturday, April 12, 2014

Colorado by Ural

Yesterday afternoon, Dom aka Charlie6 of redlegsrides picked me up after the Internet2 Global Summit conference ended. We took off early this morning on his 2014 Ural, Scarlett, and headed south towards Cañon City and Skyline Drive. I had always enjoyed the videos that he has posted of this road and was anxious to see it in person. I believe that the The mountain in the picture is Pike's Peak but not 100% positive.

This arch is at the entrance to Skyline Drive and as you will notice from the sign, it is a one way, very narrow road. The next several pictures are from the road including one of Dom and his new ride. I took video with my iPhone but haven't figured out how to upload the edited video from the iPad to YouTube. So I will post it later.

After Skyline Drive, we headed to Royal Gorge. There was a large fire about a year ago which burned 48 out of 52 structures. After repairs to the bridge they just started to allow visitors but only on buses due to all of the construction. The bus stopped in the middle of the bridge to allow folks to get out and take pictures.

While we were at the overlook on the far side of the gorge, another bus stopped mid-span on the bridge. Pretty impressive structure that was completed in only 7 months in 1929.

There was a steam locomotive parked which, I believe, used to be one of the displays.

 

12 comments:

  1. Richard, not sure I'd like to travel that road on 2, 3 or 4 wheels ... might be okay to walk - how many miles?

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    1. Not very long. Maybe a couple of miles. I thought the road looked pretty cool on the video and it was not a disappointment.

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  2. Man, are you having a good time! It's nice to have good friends in excellent places...:^)

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    1. This has been a great visit and Dom and his family have been wonderful. Tomorrow it's supposed to start snowing. I think I remember what that stuff is...

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  3. Richard:

    It was great that Dom could take you to both of those places. One day I hope to get there too. Never knew about the fire.

    Must be a bit scary when you look down

    bob
    A weekend photographer or Riding the Wet Coast

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    1. I didn't know anything about the fire before. I guess I should pay more attention to the news.

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  4. This road never ceases to impress me. Same with the bridge. Great, you could spend some time together in that new hack of Dom's.

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    1. I've been fascinated with that road since I first hear of it. And the new rig is really nice.

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  5. RichardM proved to be an excellent monkey on this ride....he even bought me lunch! :)

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    1. Monkey, something to add to my resume? ;-)

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  6. Dom is quite the tour guide. I can't think of a better way to see the sights than playing monkey for him.

    That road does look a little scary, but not bad if you can see where it goes. Blind hills can be unnerving.

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    1. What did surprise me were the distances and traffic. Construction zones where the speed limit is lowered to 65mph!

      Dom is a wonderful tour guide and host.

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