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« on: June 01, 2009, 01:38:11 pm »

With a common question being "Where are good roads in CO", I made a map. I'm a visual layout person - I like to SEE where things are and then I can pick and choose from there. A listing of city names with route numbers doesn't fit my desire as if you're not from the area you need to spend time looking up each to see if they're near your general route. From that big picture mindset, here is a link to CO's big picture.

Consider it a work in progress - I'm open to updates and refinement from others. The current version will be listed on this post / at those URL's.

Enjoy!

Note: You need to download BOTH files - they're a pair.

3MB JPEG [5700x4000 pixels], I-25 west through CO and covering eastern Utah [Moab / Canyonlands]
www.JimWilliamson.net/motorcycle/CO-What-To-Do-map.jpg

www.JimWilliamson.net/motorcycle/CO-What-To-Do-text.txt

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 03:49:35 pm »

Nice compilation of Colorado roads. I 've done a few of them and would certainly like to go back and hit the ones I missed and even do over the many of the others.

If your list is intended to benefit others, please consider adding route/road numbers.

Thanks for sharing the "local" knowledge.
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 11:10:52 pm »

If your list is intended to benefit others, please consider adding route/road numbers.

1) It is
2) Please see the big assed map (only 2 or 3 circled roads don't show route numbers - the rest do)

You're welcome
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 03:52:47 am »

Jim, what an incredibly helpful tool. I'm heading out on my annual trip next month and while I've ridden most of these roads before, this is invaluable to anyone who's unfamiliar with the state. I'm bringing my nephews from North Carolina and this is their first time to the Rockies. It'll be a treat to see these places and roads through their eyes.  Cool
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2009, 08:36:31 am »

Neat.

I'll have to put those on my 'to do' list. Thumbsup
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009, 10:37:41 am »


Jim, what an incredibly helpful tool. I'm heading out on my annual trip next month and while I've ridden most of these roads before, this is invaluable to anyone who's unfamiliar with the state. I'm bringing my nephews from North Carolina and this is their first time to the Rockies. It'll be a treat to see these places and roads through their eyes.  Cool


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I'm riding N-S through the Rockies, and will be examining your map with gusto.

Anyone with suggestions for Glacier NP to Grand Junction feel free to chime in or PM me or add to the many other posts I've asked this question on.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009, 10:42:11 am »

Are the #'s you gave of significance?
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2009, 11:03:28 pm »

I think they match the descriptions and road directions in the text file.

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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2009, 11:22:03 pm »

Thank you for the map!  I'll be riding in Colorado this August for a VFR meet.  
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2009, 08:37:54 am »


I think they match the descriptions and road directions in the text file.

David


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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2009, 10:36:30 am »

I'll be out in July and timing couldn't have been better. Thumbsup
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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2009, 08:57:11 am »

Jim- ya missed a few.
134 between Toponas and US40- Gore Pass. Then 131 all the way down to I-70/Wolcott is pretty fine as well.
Coal Creek Pass thru Wondervu (72) is a fine road, and if going west on it you get that monster view of the Northern Front Range just after leaving Wondervu.
Golden Gate Pass CO58 between Golden and the P2P is a top-notch route- you need to ride it sometime.
And how could you miss the Pine/Deckers road? (best parts is from Pine to just north of Woodland Park)  

you back riding again?
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2009, 04:15:19 pm »

Amazing! Thank YOU!! I just added a few of those to my plans for this month.

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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2009, 06:02:13 pm »

Jim- ya missed a few.

you back riding again?


Thanks Joe. I've not been on all of those... yet. The map is updated - with credit listed.

As for riding - no. I'm spending priority 1 at building my business and tucking $$ away. Looks like I'll be staying in CO (business is growing well enough) so I'm tossing house thoughts around. Should I win the STN-VFR I'll be riding again - though asphalt only as it's such a nice bike. I'll perhaps buy a Jeep for off-road trails. Know anyone who goes trail riding in a Jeep and want's a passenger to split fuel costs? I'm partial to a Jeep as I've owned a CJ-5 and, more importantly, most can have the wind shield folded down (so no shield - like a bike).
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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2009, 06:13:41 pm »

Amazing! Thank YOU!! I just added a few of those to my plans for this month.


I'd be curious to your comments (as in maybe add them to the text file) for the roads you traveled.

`hope you have a nice trip!
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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2009, 12:27:47 pm »

Hi Jim...the Douglas pass stretch of 139 from Rangely to I-70 is a very nice  ride also..Makes a real Good route up to Vernal to get  North thru flaming gorge...Nice  work!
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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2009, 01:57:59 pm »


Hi Jim...the Douglas pass stretch of 139 from Rangely to I-70 is a very nice  ride also..Makes a real Good route up to Vernal to get  North thru flaming gorge...Nice  work!


Good call - where's the dope slap figure. I rode it on the way to the national this year (from Flaming Gorge [free dam tours]). Updated - thanks.
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2009, 09:22:15 am »

Thanks for the map and your time puttin it together.

birdrunner: must have the missoula to grangeville on your list while visiting Glacier National Park.  100 miles of shear bliss and giggles.
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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2009, 04:39:59 pm »


Thanks for the map and your time puttin it together.

birdrunner: must have the missoula to grangeville on your list while visiting Glacier National Park.  100 miles of shear bliss and giggles.


That's "just" Lolo pass.  Big deal   Inlove
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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2010, 04:03:02 am »

Many thanks for the map/notes, Jim.  Bigok   This should be pinned some place.

Now I feel foolish for opening yet another thread asking for help with my routing...
 
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