RichardM and Bridget were riding Scarlett today, my 2014 Ural Patrol and Martha and I were on Fiona.
I managed to guide everyone to Pikes Peak with no issues or missed turns and we were at the fee station at the bottom of the mountain around 9:30 AM. We found that they now charge by the person, at $15 a person! Apparently, they're building new stuff on the mountain.
Fiona did great, with her bigger BMW engine, powering up the steep inclines and hairpin turns with no real issue. Scarlett on the other hand, toiled as usual up the steep portions of the 19 miles up to the top of the summit. I'm thinking perhaps its time to put the exhaust system back to stock to see if it's the cause of loss of power on hills!
At Pike's Peak summit it was in the low 50s, breezy but not windy and sunny. Good conditions for the summit though the far off viewing of distant mountains was obscured by a lot of haze.
Yours truly and RichardM
photo by Martha
To my surprise, Verizon was providing two bars of LTE cellular coverage on the summit! Richard's theory is that the recently held "Pikes Peak Hill Climb" racing had caused Verizon to put up a temporary cell tower to support the event. I hope they decided to leave the gear in place for good.
photo by Bridget
RichardM and Bridget on Scarlett
Bridget goes into "Heroic Pose" mode
Gazing out to forever....
Once we got back from Pikes Peak and had rested a bit, Martha had the idea to take a picture of the dogs while they were in one of the sidecars. Here's the stuff that came out OK from Martha's iphone.
photo courtesy of Bridget