My list of roads to check out this year

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  1. Igrok

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    I needed a distraction at work today, so I thought I'd hit google earth and list out the roads I want to "visit" this year on the VFR. These are in no certain order, as they ALL look like they will put a smile on my face:

    1. Hwy 119 from Boulder to Blackhawk
    2. Hwy 72 from Denver to Estes Park
    3. Mt. Evans Rd
    4. Guanella Pass from Grant to Georgetown
    5. 34 from Estes Park to Granby
    6. 40 from Granby down to I-70 (Lawson)
    7. 82 from Aspen to Twin Lakes (Independence Pass)
    8. 149 from Gunnison down through Lake City and on to Creede (Looks AMAZING!!)
    9. 160 from Del Norte to Durango
    10. 550 from Durango into Ouray (Million dollar Highway)
    11. 92 from Gunnison into Hotchkiss (Black Canyon) **MUST DO
    12. Hwy 50 from Canyon City to Salida

    What did I leave out? Also, many of these roads can be put together in nice routes, whether it be a half day, full day, or 2 day ride.

    Comments? Remarks? Snide Suggestions?
     
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    Thanks for the list lgrok.
    I’ll have to check them out when I get my bike out there.
    Think the only one on the list was 72 to Blackhawk, what a beautiful road for bikes.


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    Hit me up when you get out here, we'll definitely check some (if not all) of these out.
     
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    You bet cha


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    I could join in its been 18yrs since I did the Independent Pass/ Aspen ride. I have not done any of the others in Colorado.
     
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    Most definitely
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    Super List!
    Cannot wait to do these again and again and again again!
    Route North to Walden then Poudre Canyon!

    Riding season for us here commencing brings much excitement! I'm over there often. Will be fun to ride with you mountain peeps!

    Anyone up for hiking and camping and rafting as well? Would love to do Elbert again in June.

    My favorite mountain climb in CO:

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    My OTHER vehicle is a Jeep, so yeah. Hiking, camping, its right up my alley. :) Not been kayaking out here yet, but there's a first time for EVERYTHING
     
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    Can’t freakin wait
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    I wanna ride Colorado. I have a sister near Denver. Visited in the car, poor substitute. Not a bike.
    But they are wanting to move to Montana. Something about raising dental floss, and zircon encrusted tweezers. I dunno.
    What's up with your MC BNB? ;)
     
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    Funny, heard it’s like -30 there
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    I was off just a bit

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    We ought right make an organized ride out there! Tons of us around! VFR4Lee you have to get your two wheels on those roads!

    Could find a place that has camping with lodging nearby to suit all our wants if we could get a group ride organized.

    Being no R3 any longer, CO is a good option. Centered. May get some easties out.

    Anyhoo, I would be camping! Igrok, let's kayak! And the other funs!!
     
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    I'm in! Being in the Springs, I can help organize any resources needed (camping, meetups, etc.)
     
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    You get extra points for the Zappa reference.
     
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    My favorite in Colorado (on paved roads) is the Million Dollar HWY. Off road there is SO much it would be hard to chose.
     
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    I am full of Zappa references. :usa:
     
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    You dancing fool. lol Captain Beefheart too?
     
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    Studebaker Hawk, he's really outta sight.
    Studebaker Hawk, he treats the flies alright.
    Studebaker Hawk, that's why they never bite. ;)
     
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