10-15-2010, 04:08 PM
You can do it!
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: SF bay area
Yeah, they look all cuddly, but I'll bet it would go something like this...LittleWan + marmots = rabies!
Originally Posted by EnderTheX
Careful with the marmots! They may look cute but we saw two of em fighting when we were descending Imogene pass, I don't trust em!
I just wanted a hug!
Day 29 continued...
Okay, one last Lake Como shot. For WOXOF and Oliver.
As we were going down a really steep section, BigWan said, “huh. I don’t have any back brake...”
Um, exqueeze me?
“Nope, I got nothin’.”
He used the engine to brake, so we were okay, but it must have been the steepness plus the weight of the schoolbus.
Victor had the same problem. Lost his rear brake on a steep section.
"No Back Brake" - another Yeti topic of interest.
Paul was pretty stoked! he must have brakes.
Mr. Iron Butt
Lookin' good, Gus!
Last year I took a picture of those loopy roads (above), but from the other direction...
This photo of Victor was a little blurry, but I like it anyway.
I freaking love the colors of this section!
Another blurry map.
You can read about the Alpine Loop, here.
As we were going down Corkscrew Pass (again without any back brake),
I told Matt I was hoping to get a group photo of the MN guys.
He told me not to forget (as I always do).
I'm shy about asking for photos, so I just took a quick one.
Sorry, Marty and Paul - that damn mirror...
Boy band photo:
left to right: Marty, Paul, Matt, Victor, Gus.
They were going on to Ophir Pass, as the TAT directs.
Matt and I were heading over to Black Bear.
We gave the guys our Canyonlands Map and told them about the great loop we did last year. We hoped that they would do it.
Then we said goodbye and parted ways.
It was sad!
BigWan and I really enjoyed riding with those guys...
Luckily, we still had Black Bear to take our minds off of it...