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    Silver Creek Trail Ride

    I took my lunch breaks up side of mountain on some old mining roads up Silver Creek in attempts to put dirt under the tires while getting big views out of the strong wind. Two trail forks extended miles beyond where I was stopped by either high water and snow banks, or fallen timber I couldn't ride around. Worth going back once more other trails are melted out.
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    looks like some good spots to camp
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    While the turn is right off the highway @ the Silver Creek bridge it is rather subtle and thus infrequently explored. I'ld much rather camp there than right next to the road at the $26/night formal campgrounds a bit further up Ebbetts Pass. The roads are a bit too tight for the rig EWB had in Moab but would be fine for simple 4x4 PU or smaller, or hike in.
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    Nice views from up high. This false summit hillclimb had hellacious winds such that I had great difficulty pushing bike upright into the wind enough to raise side stand. Felt I was about to blow over and tumble off steep drop offs in all direction. Actually hugged the bike nervously for better part of a minute while series of strong gusts buffeted me like a rag doll. Back on the asphalt I paced some cloud shadows racing along with me at 45, then almost 50 mph. Winds at ground level must have been close at times to winds aloft. Windiest conditions I have ever ridden in.
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    Awesome, it was great to ride along. I liked the lines you picked, didn't see much if any I wouldn't have picked myself! It's rainy here today and I really needed a ride that was great


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    I took my lunch breaks up side of mountain on some old mining roads up Silver Creek in attempts to put dirt under the tires while getting big views out of the strong wind. Two trail forks extended miles beyond where I was stopped by either high water and snow banks, or fallen timber I couldn't ride around. Worth going back once more other trails are melted out.

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    Interestingly enough I saw this not too old foundation across a raging creek I could not cross. Now I am curious just what is further up the trail.
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    There is Nothing like exploring!
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    Dang! You sure made it look easy and I know it isn't.
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    Long live the internal combustion engine!

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    "There is Nothing like exploring!" -truer words have yet to be herd. Thanks Jersey Jeeper.
    My new entertainment is to scout on Google Earth, find something interesting, then try to go there on the TW. Silver Creek jeep roads were such a find. I had driven past the subtle turn many a time never seeing it as eyes on road were always focused on road ahead with an immediate 50 mph curve and bridge crossing.
    Same for the Luther Pass chain of sheep watering troughs...saw a photo and decided to find it on my own.
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    You're middle name Fred must be adventure. I admire so many things about you Fred. You will always be one of my heroes.
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