Today we remedied that. We abandoned our teenage sons at home and set off on Valencia, my 2011 URAL Patrol Sidecar Rig. The weather was sunny and cool when we started off, with temperatures nicely in the 70's.
We would hit a low of 37°F at the summit of Mount Evans and it would be 84°F when we returned home to Centennial!
Summit bound, here's Martha....looking somewhat like the Stig at
the first picture spot.
The Stig looks cold.
Martha gets the requisite shot of the summit sign.
this goat gazed out from the rocks at us tourists.
All these greens and blues, I think I prefer snow capped mountain peaks.
One of the picture spots I picked, happened to be next to four cars with curious
paint jobs and markings. We believe they're some manufacturer's next year's models,
undergoing high altitude driving tests.
The day was gorgeous and the views were clear.
Martha stares into the abyss....
At one of the many hairpin turns on Mount Evans Highway
Martha tries to show me how the tonneau can be used as a burkha.....
Yep, on a clear day, you can see forever.
There was construction on CO103 both going up to Echo Lake from Idaho Springs and going down towards Bergen Park. We ended up detouring onto Witter Gulch Road and ended up in Evergreen eventually.
The rest of the ride was just using CO74, through the small towns of Kittredge and Idledale eventually ending up in Morrison where we got onto the C-470 super slab. Things had warmed up into the low 80s by the late afternoon and we had to make a quick stop to shed a layer.
An outstanding day of riding with my sweetie.