We've gone from 550 over the Ophir Pass to Ames, and then we went from Telluride to Ouray via Imogene Pass. I never did get guts enough to go over Black Bear Pass. That's Telluride (ToHellYouRide)have you been over the trail that goes from Silverton to Telluride?
I have made that trip on my Harley a few times too.One of my favorite Harley rides. Truly beautiful part of Colorado.
Like our 1968 hiking into the Grand Canyon, down to Plateau Point, a 12 mile 12 hour walk, taking water and energy food along. Everyone Jeannie and I met on the Bright Angel Trail that were returning up and out said, "If you know what's good for you, you'll turn around right now!" There were three watering stations along the way, also when the passing donkeys took a piss stop, they all went in the same place, one at a time. Their pissing mud holes ware a real treat - pewueee! At 200# I was too heavy to be a rider.That was in the mid '70's, we were young, energetic and a bit foolish. Not so today. I can't believe we did that!