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Old 06-22-2012, 06:09 PM   #34
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Day 5 Continued

After touring the Black Canyon, we passed back through Montrose, picked up the bike, and headed south on U.S. 550
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_550

It was a cool section of road, but rain, my crappy chain, and traffic slightly dampened (pardon the pun) the route - but it really had some cool moments.





Glamor Shot:

There was a HUGE waterfall behind the bike - but it was way too big to capture in one photo without a wide-angle lens.



After we started to really climb...


We got stuck behind a fricken moving van...

...and it was REALLY creeping along.

But unbelievably, the one and ONLY turn out was right around the corner and the guy pulled over and let us pass.



Like the majority of mountain roads we traveled, there were no guardrails, and some of the drop-offs were sobering if you thought about it.



Let's look a little closer at that last drop-off...

That car was WAY down there. How will they ever get it up / out of there?


Some more shots squeaked in between rain showers...







This one was a goof, but I ended up kinda liking it, so I kept it



It eventually dropped into the 50s. 40 degree temp swings were the norm MANY days of this trip



Yours truly in another "glamor shot"



We passed through Durango (and it's maddening traffic) and crossed into:

Where we stayed two nights just south of the border in Farmington (the hotels were cheaper)


Up next: Mesa Verde.

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