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    A ride worthy of photos

    Since everyone seems to enjoy seeing pictures of our rides, I submit these of my weekend outing to the Uncompahgre Plateau. It was a typical backcountry ride with lots of forest service roads and 4-wheel drive trails . . . not so many miles but lots of climbs and heavy braking on the downside.

    This was one of the finest backcountry rides I've had in a long time. Bright blue skies, nearly had the place entirely to ourselves, and spectacular flowers. Plus my wife joined in the fun! She doesn't like the long distance road thing, but isn't afraid to get a little dirty on a backcountry route.
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    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body,
    but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming --
    WOW!!! What a ride!"

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    Having a bad day. Your post is the proverbial breath of fresh air. Thanks!

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    Wow! I'm going home right now and loading up the mountain bike How long will it take me to drive from Ohio?
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    Great Pics. I used to visit Ft Collins when I worked for HP, beautiful country. I miss those trips.
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    Sheer beauty... how many shades of green can YOU count in that first photo.

    Beverly, if you're gonna hit all these spots (Colorado hills, California coast) you'd better get started!
    It's gonna take you a while to fit them all in.
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    Sorry again for the double post... hard to tell sometimes when the site takes 'em and when it soesn't
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    Just when I was getting over my dependance on Offroad- you go and post pics like that that. Thats it- I'm off the wagon and tomorrow I am up on them hills- whether I become addicted again or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai
    Sheer beauty... how many shades of green can YOU count in that first photo.

    Beverly, if you're gonna hit all these spots (Colorado hills, California coast) you'd better get started!
    It's gonna take you a while to fit them all in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly
    Wow! I'm going home right now and loading up the mountain bike How long will it take me to drive from Ohio?
    Bev, do me a favor and swing by and pick me up too, please???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    Bev, do me a favor and swing by and pick me up too, please???
    Mapquest says it will take me 31 hours and 59 minutes.....be ready.
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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly
    Mapquest says it will take me 31 hours and 59 minutes.....be ready.
    I shall leave the porch light on for ya...
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    Great pix. You made my day for sure.


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    So did you go through Penguin Pass to get there? Wow, that is some seriously beautiful country there, thank you very much for posting them up.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    Yeah, Penguin Pass is north of the Uncompahgre and west of Marguaritaville . . . and for some reason my camera never seems to work there
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body,
    but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming --
    WOW!!! What a ride!"

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    Whoa! What a ride!
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    I am SOOOOO jealous! I love the pictures of the elk.
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    Gorgeous! I'm ready to take up mtn. biking right now!

    Thanks for posting them.
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    Aspens!!!!

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    Love it. We almost got to put an office in Grand Junction a few years ago. I was even out there looking around. Didn't pan out though. That's some purdy country. Thanks for reminding me what a great and varied country we have.

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    my in-laws live in Grand Junction and I cannot for the life of me convince my wife that western CO is one of the best places to live. she's not a small town girl; unless the small town is just outside a LARGE city.

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    A few more shots from my trip:
    A fresh bear foot print about 10 feet from the trail! I was hoping to see the little rascal, but my wife said we should keep moving . . .
    The wild iris which caused me to stop where the bear print was . . .
    And a noisy black squirrel.

    It's nice to have a rack trunk big enough to lug around my digital SLR, and now I know how easy it is to share -- look for more from western Colorado, unless that bear finds me
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    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body,
    but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming --
    WOW!!! What a ride!"

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    What was the bear riding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildwood
    my in-laws live in Grand Junction and I cannot for the life of me convince my wife that western CO is one of the best places to live. she's not a small town girl; unless the small town is just outside a LARGE city.
    Grand Junction, at just over 100,000, is a booming metropolis compared to Delta, and where these photos were take is about 2 hours by car from my house (about 25 miles away). During our 3 days on the Uncompahgre we saw a total of 4 pickup trucks, 7 atvs and one motorcycle . . . the wildlife definitely had us outnumbered! It's just the way I like it
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body,
    but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming --
    WOW!!! What a ride!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    What was the bear riding?
    All I know it wasn't a shiny new Roubaix, those skinny tires would have gotten stuck in the mud!
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body,
    but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming --
    WOW!!! What a ride!"

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coloradopenguin
    All I know it wasn't a shiny new Roubaix, those skinny tires would have gotten stuck in the mud!
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