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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-26-2012, 04:46 PM
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Looks like an awesome place for a motorcycle ride.

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I did it in my car, wish it would of been on a bike...but I had three people with me & no two wheel mode of transportation with me. Heading back out west to visit family & friends on my Wing is one of the top three items on my bucket list.





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we rode to the top just after Sturgis started this year. It's a great ride. Be sure to have your coolant in good shape. We overheated 2x and had to pull over to cool the bike down (04 1800). Also if you have trouble breathing, be careful. The air is very thin.

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Been there 3 times on different bikes. First time was on a little 350cc Honda 4 cylinder and we were two up. It worked hard by the time we got to the top.
Glad your trip was a good one.
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Congratulations to your son. What an accomplishment.

Drove to the top in about 1990 with the family. First time I ever experienced hypoxia outside of a pressure chamber. Did not realize it until went inside to get something to eat and the menue on the wall was moving back and forth. Hmmm...

Had a turbo Dodge at the time, and it was fun to be at altitude and still have the hp.
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Congrats to you and your son Slick!

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Congratulations Slick and your son for two worthwhile endevors.
Pikes was one of the my most spectacular rides too, as it takes you through some awesome CO country.

I did Pikes last year and had altitude sickness and like a real idiot went up Evans too and was sick again but not sorry in the slightest. After all, I did Check the Boxes.

But enough of this, could you tell us a little of the Leadville 100 bicycle run? This run just has to be the most grueling thing on the planet.

Slick, welcome to the forum as well.

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MORE TAIL WAGGING and less barking please.

Heading for the sun set and checking the boxes along the way.
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USS TENCH (SS 417)
Yamaha 65
Honda 85
Kawasaki 125
Penton 125
Zuki 185
Husky 250
Honda VTX 1300

Enjoying Florida, come-on-down
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