Sorry for being such a PIA but I've got a touring question I'd like to ask if anyone else has done or has any "info" on the types of roads this "tour" has.
My wife Jo and I will be taking some vacation and doing our "FIRST" multi-day bicycle tour. LOL, for a lot of you, this would be a great "one day ride" or overnight at best but we have to start somewhere.
Here is a link to the route we are taking, (hope it works, I'm not skilled at google maps!!!)
It's a Loop from the Springs, to Canon City, to Cripple Creek to Victor, to Woodland Park back to the Springs. Via motorcycle, I'd have taken CO. Hwy. 9N. to Teller County Rd. 11 to Teller County Rd. 1 to Cripple Creek. This map has us going north thru Canon City to pick up the "Shelf Road (CO.88?)" to Cripple Creek, "Is this a PAVED Road"?? We ride MTB's converted to "road/touring hybrid's", don't use "knobby tires" so we'd rather stay on "pavement" but could ride "hard packed dirt".
2nd. veriation from the normal would be that on the motorcycle, we would have taken, CO. 67 off Bennet Ave. heading South to Victor, the map shows heading EAST out of Cripple Creek on CO. Road 82, joining to CO. Road 81 into Victor, again is this route "Paved or Dirt"?? We will be taking 3 or 4 days to do this route and have up to "6 days" to complete it. At the moment we are "moteling" but could change to "Tent Camping". Thanks for any information you can give us, it's very much appreciated.