Sorry it took me so long to post. After getting back to Austin and getting back into the groove, April took off to training in Chicago with her laptop and the only copy of the photos she shot!
Hats (helmets?) off to all of you, you EARNED your Colorado stickers on this trip, folks! From magnificent canyons to twisty and technical mountain pass roads to high altitudes through mountain downpours up into the clouds atop purple mountains majesty! We traveled 751 miles, traversed 18 passes, crossed the Continental Divide 13 times, and reached a maximum altitude of 14,130 feet atop the highest paved road in North America at the summit of Mt. Evans. Brad and my dad even went a few better standing atop the summit seal at 14,265!
Guys, thank you so much for coming out to my old back yard to scoot these little cruisers through the hills. I had a great time showing you around and hanging out, and I know my dad and Russ enjoyed meeting all of you as well.
Dave, Terry, Hoot, Scott, Marty, Mike, Jerry, and everyone else I'm forgetting, you guys were sorely missed, I wish you could have made it out there with us but I certainly understand. I'd like to get a miniMaG going so we can all catch up.
Here's a few photos I've picked, the full album can be seen here in the MOOT bucket
Out of the tunnel and into the light, Glenwood Canyon
First venture above tree-line, Independence Pass above Aspen
Clogging the streets of Frisco on day 2
Around the back side of Dillon Reservoir
Now we're talking. Headed up Loveland Pass
There be GOLD in them there hills!
Peak to Peak Highway
Skies are starting to look ominous...
Side trip to Mom's place. Too pretty to not share.
Into the clouds at the summit of Mt. Evans
Day 5, back into the clouds