Shark of the Month October 13
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Was northern Maine, now gulf coast of Florida
+1 on that! 50/550 from Montrose to Uray, then down to Silverton and Durango. I lived on the front range of Colorado for about 7 years and thought I'd died and gone to heaven riding the many passes, Rocky Mt. National Park (up the front and down the backside). Peak to Peak Highway and many others. Then one day my buddy and I rode to Grand Junction and then the route described above. The ride to, around, and away from Ouray was spectacular. Much more dramatic than anything on the front range in my mind.
My other favorite ride is the road from Greenville, Maine to Jackman then down around Rangeley Lake and to most any of the notch roads through the White Mts. of NH. , including Grafton Notch, Evans Notch, and the Kancamagus Highway. Outstanding in the summer, spectacular in late Sept. with the foliage ablaze. Shit, I just realized it'll be another 6 months before I can ride ANY of those roads .... come on global warming!
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” - HST