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Monday, July 20, 2009

Ouray Adventure Ride Day #1

For the past several months, Audra and I have been planning a Motorcyle Adventure Ride to Ouray, CO. On day #1 we rode from Colorado Springs to Ouray. Day #2 found me and a riding friend, tooling around the San Juans, while Audra took in all that Ouray had to offer. And Day #3 was the long loop home through Aspen.

For the scenic part of our ride on Day #1, we rode south from HWY 50 on Big Cinnamon Road, up over Owl Creek Pass and down into Ridgeway. It was about a 40 mile detour of nothing but dirt and moutain roads. This ride/drive is one of the prettiest in Colorado.

Benson's in Salida...Good Stuff!

Sweet Potato Fries!

Gas and a rest in Gunnison

Resting on the Big Cimmaron Road

Uncompahgre Wilderness

High Mesa

Owl Creek, 2-Up

Chimney Rock

And finally, we ride into Ouray for a steak dinner and a very cozy hotel room. By the end of the day we had riden 290 miles, with about 50 miles of Forest Roads.

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