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Colorado road trip pics
« on: May 02, 2021, 08:07:17 AM »
Going to be posting daily pictures of the wife and Iís road trip in Colorado. Every post guaranteed to have some Guzzi content!







These are on the peak to peak route from Denver airport to Estes Park.

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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2021, 08:27:20 AM »
Safe travels, and CO is a beautiful state to ride through!   :thumb: :cool: :boozing: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2021, 03:02:40 PM »
Some pics from Rocky Mountain National Park







And did you know a Sport 1100 can scale mountains? Itís true.




And jump stumps?!




I decided against jumping the gorge.




And finally, we hiked a couple miles of snow packed trails.



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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2021, 03:48:39 PM »
Have fun and stay well! 
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Re: Colorado road trip pics
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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2021, 04:18:32 AM »
 :thumb:

Glad you two made it here. Colorado is wonderful in the spring. Enjoy.

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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2021, 05:31:12 PM »
Got up this morning to SNOW! in May! Fortunately Colorado is a lot better prepared for it than GA. I donít think anyone even noticed it was snowing.

Some snowy views








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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2021, 11:02:42 PM »
Thanks for the pics!

Has this become a can you spot the motorcycle in the pic game?

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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2021, 11:16:39 PM »
  :thumb:

 Your wife has a lovely smile  :bow:

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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2021, 11:31:20 PM »
Thanks for the pics!

Has this become a can you spot the motorcycle in the pic game?

Tom

No. I thought it would be a cool way to make sure thereís ďGuzzi contentĒ in every post. However, as it turns out Iím getting a kick out of including the bike in shots where possible. The model was basically donated to me by a member and itís as close as Iíll get to having an actual greenie for a few years! Iím taking care not to put it in too much of a risky shot.

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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2021, 11:33:30 PM »
  :thumb:

 Your wife has a lovely smile  :bow:

 Dusty

Thanks Dusty. Iím sure I speak for many here when I say that she is truly my better half and also the one who encouraged me to get my Guzzi ďif itís what you really wantĒ.

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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2021, 09:51:00 PM »
So we stayed a night in Gunnison Colorado. Colorado DOT is doing major roadwork on Hwy 50, so the clerk at the hotel told us of the way around via hwy 92. What a gem!!! Got lots of pictures of the black canyon of the Gunnison River. Definitely recommend. Especially if youíre good to hike several miles.

Pics from the Bay of Chickens. With a name like that you know I had to stop!









I also had to take a dam picture with a dam Guzzi!






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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2021, 09:58:14 PM »
Now for a huge dump of pics.

Taken from overlooks along Highway 92









These are taken on the hike to exclamation point overlook on the north edge of the Black Canyon













And these are taken along the north edge road. It has several overlooks.










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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2021, 10:01:10 PM »
 Very cool!

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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2021, 10:06:32 PM »
So Day 5 found us touring Mesa Verde national park. It was gorgeous.

We stayed at the retro motel in Cortez CO. A slightly refurbished roadside motel built back in the day when Route 66 was a thing.







The tour of Mesa Verde was very enjoyable. Would have been even better on two wheels!











Imagine how much more tough weíd all be if we had to climb these stairs every day!




Step house on Witherall side











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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2021, 11:10:56 PM »
Thanks again for these and the train pics. Very cool. IIRR I went to  Mesa Verde many many moons ago with my parrents.

But you have messed me up for life. I'm trying to spot the bike in all the pics :boozing: :whip2:

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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2021, 07:29:33 AM »
Living the dream!
A beautiful woman at your side and got your hands wrapped around a motorcycle that will never give you electrical issues :bow:
Mesa Verde holds some dear memories for me.
Thanks for taking us along :smiley:
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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2021, 04:47:30 PM »
Okay. Sorry for the delay. Got home got busier than a one legged man in a kicking contest!

So here are a bunch of pics from the Durango to Silverton train. If youíre ever in the area itís a must do imho!

Here are pics from the start of the trip.





And here are pics from the middle part that overlooks the animas river gorge.




And then the turn around area in Cascade falls and the ride back. The route to Silverton was not open yet due to snowdrifts.




And finally, a novel use for a dilapidated camper. This was at the B&B we stayed at in Durango.



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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2021, 04:48:56 PM »
Oh yeah, I had my triumph shirt on but was wearing my Guzzi mask! Lol

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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2021, 04:54:26 PM »
Here are the pics from our last days in Colorado. We drove back to Denver on Friday. Out flight out was on Saturday. I figured we could just sightsee around Denver. But Saturday after checking out I noticed my bride was somewhat disgruntled. Turns out she really does not like being in big cities around lots of people. So we went off roading in the rental Jeep!




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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2021, 04:56:52 PM »
 Your lovely wife and I agree , big cities with lots of people are awful .

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Re: Colorado road trip pics
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2021, 04:57:49 PM »
nice trip
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