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Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
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davec113 and steadyflow decided they would both accompany me on a little jaunt up to Searly Pass yesterday morning. An early start had us nicely avoiding any traffic or construction delays on the drive up there



Part of the Colorado Trail, the section we were interested in starts from the base of Copper Mtn. ski resort, and climbs from there. And climbs. And climbs. Then climbs a little more.



We managed to get nearly to the pass; up to a sort of false summit/false pass, things began to look fugly weather-wise. Thunder resounded in the air, and lightning strikes smote the surrounding mountains.





A short munch break at the top, then a mad dash descending back down. Thunder and lightning; sounding and flashing nearby the whole way made for some attractive inducement to get down quickly.



Luckily, the rain factor was minimal. Just enough to make the soil feel nice and tacky under our tires, with slightly humid touch to the air, and lending a lovely loamy scent to the air.



A few marmot were out, but not in their customary numbers. The 02 starved little suckers are at least smart enough to seek shelter when conditions get nasty, it seems. Sadly, the few we saw didn't stay out long enough for me to get a decent shot.



While much of the Front Range heads to Kenosha Pass for its high elevation Colorado Trail hit, I'm sticking with Searle. For some reason undefined, I find myself prefering this section of trail. Perhaps due to the lessened crowds?



We saw no one but ourselves the entire time. Granted it was a weekday. I love my work schedule. :)



It was good to ride with you two. Until next time! Thanks for looking.

https://vid44.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=https://vid44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/Summit%20Rides/Movie.flv
 

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Great Pic's. It's on this summers "To Do" list

I never ride weekends either being self-employed, I usually like Tues./ Wed.as my "weekend". Unfortunately I'm in week 1 1/2 of a massive finish push on 3 projects that is keeping me from any days off 'till all 3 are finished. Thank God the Ft. Collins foothills trails are only 15 ride from my place . The only riding I've/ I'll be getting is the Front side of Horsetooth.

Thanks for the incentive :thumbsup:
 

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noyce! and the first pic is great.
 

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I always have enjoyed scrublover's posts but lately his pics are red x's. I can see the pics steadyflow posted. I seem to get this a lot lately. anyone know what causes this? sorry for being OT. GBB
 

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Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
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giantbikeboy said:
I always have enjoyed scrublover's posts but lately his pics are red x's. I can see the pics steadyflow posted. I seem to get this a lot lately. anyone know what causes this? sorry for being OT. GBB
dunno. i've just in the last few months started linking pics from elsewhere, rather than having them hosted by emptybeer. got to be something with that/your settings or somesuch.

anyone have an idea? i'm a computer idiot, for the most part.

SF: that view up the drainage is great!
 

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My favorite ride from RMH 06. Thanks for the reminder.
 

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Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
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Debaser said:
My favorite ride from RMH 06. Thanks for the reminder.
i'm sure i'll be hitting it again sometime this year. hopefully without the weather interference.
 

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Such a great ride. Searle/Kokomo and Vail Pass/Commando Run/Two Elks are next up on my summer list.
 

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i'm no botanist...

...but here's a pretty yellow one!

Yellow Petal Flower Botany Close-up


(oh wait, is this flora above all from searle pass? mine's from west mag, sorry)
 

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where exactly is all this?

Guys, that is one gorgeous place to ride. I know its out West from your descriptions, but where is it exactly? Next time, take lots more pics! :D
 

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Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
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bluronthetrails said:
Guys, that is one gorgeous place to ride. I know its out West from your descriptions, but where is it exactly? Next time, take lots more pics! :D
Searle Pass, on the Colorado Trail. A bit over an hour west of Denver. About two hours drive for me.
 

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Oh... and all this time I've been thinking it was like "pearl", but with a "s" rather than a "p". Oh, and a silent "e" for sophisication.
 

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icegeek said:
Oh... and all this time I've been thinking it was like "pearl", but with a "s" rather than a "p". Oh, and a silent "e" for sophisication.
Yes, that works too. ;)

surl pearl whirl furl gnurl hurl girl

Take your pick!

(damn, work is slow tonight. not that i'm complaining, mind you.)
 
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