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Old 10-07-2013, 06:54 PM   #59
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Passed Out In CO & Washed Up In UT! Big Bikes Conquer The Elements Of The West!

DAY 4 Continued: Telluride to Lake City (COBDR)

The Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back Passes Day!

And just when we thought we were doing so well with the weather... the rain came. I put the camera away as it was getting slippery.
Fortunately, it came in bursts and we stopped if it got too sketchy when we had to.

Here are some pics and a short videos from Mike's Go Pro, en route to California Pass:

We reached California Pass!

This is where my favorite group shot in gear was taken. All that's missing is Russ' bike... next time!

We ran into these 2 ADV riders, I couldn't hear their names, though . I remember the one without the helmet was French... vous souvenez-vous toujours l'accent franšais
They gave us the 411 on the trails ahead... very very rocky, very very loose, very very slick, and a few bikes had already crashed...
Thanks for the 411 monsieurs and thank you for taking our pic!

And with that said, we were off!

The rain had subsided and we're riding along, minding our own business when suddenly... we got buzzed by an owl! Looked a little something like this. I think it was a Boreal Owl.
(Borrowed pic from another day and borrowed owl pic from www.)

Here's a video from Mike's GoPro, on California from the summit.

Why is Mike up there?

He's a pro.
He goes high, he goes low.
So that he can get the good photo.

The scenery here along with the history, is just amazing! I must come back!

We heard Engineer Pass was really good so we must come back!

Here's the full Animas Forks video from Mike's GoPro.

Here's a video of Mike & Russ, en route to Cinnamon Pass.
This is where the Frenchman indicated was "very very rocky, very very loose, very very slick, and a few bikes had already crashed" - he was right and there were many wild tracks within that section.

Here are 2 videos of Cinnamon Pass from Mike's GoPro:

Somehow we missed the Pass sign, so I borrowed this from www.

The rain was starting to come down again and after a long day of riding Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back Passes, we were all too happy to get going and find a home for the night.

We made it! It was just before 5:00pm and the Visitor/Info Center Clerk was kind enough to help us out.
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." ~ Mother Teresa
Blog: La Petite Pillion
First ADV Ride Ever, 08/31: Weekend in Mendocino, CA
First Long ADV Ride, 09/07: Passed Out In CO & Washed Up In UT (COBDR & UTBDR)

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