Today's Uraling, along with some recent rides...

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Re: Today's Uraling, along with some recent rides...

Postby GillaFunk » Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:27 pm

Seems like those Heidenau's seem to work well for you in the snow.

Great pics, as always. Seems like this bike is performing better than the one you took to Alaska!!
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Re: Today's Uraling, along with some recent rides...

Postby co_g30 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:57 pm

Uraling to Red Rocks Park and Echo Lake....

more details and more pics here: http://redlegsrides.blogspot.com/2015/12/uraling-to-red-rocks-and-echo-lake.html

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Postby co_g30 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:18 am

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Postby ridenfly » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:57 pm

Yep, Wolf Creek Pass can be a challenge. Great report and pics. I am jealous as you made it to Phoenix and back and I am snowed in at Pagosa. We should be Tucson by now.
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Postby co_g30 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:17 pm

ridenfly wrote:Yep, Wolf Creek Pass can be a challenge. Great report and pics. I am jealous as you made it to Phoenix and back and I am snowed in at Pagosa. We should be Tucson by now.


snowed in? but you've a ural.....or is it offline?
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Postby DaveO » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:31 am

You take some Beautiful pics! Thanks! :) :) :)
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Postby mr. cob » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:09 pm

Howdy Dom,

Great photos, thanks for sharing.
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Postby co_g30 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:10 pm

thank you all for your comments and kind words.

here's today's ride to the top of Pikes Peak:

http://redlegsrides.blogspot.com/2016/01/pikes-peak-early-2016.html

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Postby ridenfly » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:21 pm

Looks like another URAL Pic ready for the "Big Head" poster treatment.
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Postby mr. cob » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:44 pm

ridenfly wrote:Yep, Wolf Creek Pass can be a challenge. Great report and pics. I am jealous as you made it to Phoenix and back and I am snowed in at Pagosa. We should be Tucson by now.

Howdy Walt,

WARNING, small thread hijack in progress.

Walt, what is the big deal with Wolf Creek Pass, its one of the few western passes I haven't been up or down? I have ridden, driven many a pass that people talk about as if they were death incarnate and still haven't found one that if ridden-driven in a sensible manner are that bad. while in Colorado this coming summer if its not to far out of our route to or from the sidecar rally I plan to drive it with my truck and trailer.

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Postby co_g30 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:21 pm

mr. cob wrote:
ridenfly wrote:Yep, Wolf Creek Pass can be a challenge. Great report and pics. I am jealous as you made it to Phoenix and back and I am snowed in at Pagosa. We should be Tucson by now.

Howdy Walt,

WARNING, small thread hijack in progress.

Walt, what is the big deal with Wolf Creek Pass, its one of the few western passes I haven't been up or down? I have ridden, driven many a pass that people talk about as if they were death incarnate and still haven't found one that if ridden-driven in a sensible manner are that bad. while in Colorado this coming summer if its not to far out of our route to or from the sidecar rally I plan to drive it with my truck and trailer.

Dave


Dave, from the blog:
After a slow transit through Pagosa Springs (everyone was taking it pretty slow with all the snow packed streets), it was time to take on Wolf Creek Pass or as I now will remember it: The White Death.

The signs along the highway mandated tire chains for commercial trucks so I knew conditions would be snow-packed. What I saw as I approached that it seemed the entire pass was enshrouded in a huge snowy cloud.

Visibility was crap with driving snow, and it didn't help that my visor got wet on the inside and froze. As I slowly made my way up the curvy western portions of the pass, I kept Scarlett in 1WD since the snow was hard packed.

Once I got past the "scenic overlook" site, the snow got a bit deeper and slicker. I reached down while moving and engage Scarlett's 2WD lever and motored on with no issues except for the almost whiteout conditions, the inability to see the end of the road at times, the idiot cagers who passed me in the passing lane when one couldn't see the lanes!

I felt sorry for the big trucks who were pointed downhill and about to try and negotiate the curvy portions of the pass road. Still, I had my own problems. I ended up popping my visor fully open and squinting into the driving snow, keeping the throttle steady, an eye on where I thought the edge of the road was and also watching for cagers coming up behind me and cagers coming down towards me.

Fun times, I hope the picture I paint of the conditions lead you to understand why I called it "the white death".


In nice weather, the pass is no big deal to ride....and is quite scenic.
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Postby mr. cob » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:04 am

co_g30 wrote:
mr. cob wrote:
ridenfly wrote:Yep, Wolf Creek Pass can be a challenge. Great report and pics. I am jealous as you made it to Phoenix and back and I am snowed in at Pagosa. We should be Tucson by now.

Howdy Walt,

WARNING, small thread hijack in progress.

Walt, what is the big deal with Wolf Creek Pass, its one of the few western passes I haven't been up or down? I have ridden, driven many a pass that people talk about as if they were death incarnate and still haven't found one that if ridden-driven in a sensible manner are that bad. while in Colorado this coming summer if its not to far out of our route to or from the sidecar rally I plan to drive it with my truck and trailer.

Dave


Dave, from the blog:
After a slow transit through Pagosa Springs (everyone was taking it pretty slow with all the snow packed streets), it was time to take on Wolf Creek Pass or as I now will remember it: The White Death.

The signs along the highway mandated tire chains for commercial trucks so I knew conditions would be snow-packed. What I saw as I approached that it seemed the entire pass was enshrouded in a huge snowy cloud.

Visibility was crap with driving snow, and it didn't help that my visor got wet on the inside and froze. As I slowly made my way up the curvy western portions of the pass, I kept Scarlett in 1WD since the snow was hard packed.

Once I got past the "scenic overlook" site, the snow got a bit deeper and slicker. I reached down while moving and engage Scarlett's 2WD lever and motored on with no issues except for the almost whiteout conditions, the inability to see the end of the road at times, the idiot cagers who passed me in the passing lane when one couldn't see the lanes!

I felt sorry for the big trucks who were pointed downhill and about to try and negotiate the curvy portions of the pass road. Still, I had my own problems. I ended up popping my visor fully open and squinting into the driving snow, keeping the throttle steady, an eye on where I thought the edge of the road was and also watching for cagers coming up behind me and cagers coming down towards me.

Fun times, I hope the picture I paint of the conditions lead you to understand why I called it "the white death".


In nice weather, the pass is no big deal to ride....and is quite scenic.

Howdy Dom,

In bad winter weather I fully concede that most any pass can be treacherous and I for one unless it was something that I was forced by circumstances to do would put off and wait for better weather. I for example would NOT attempt crossing such a pass in bad weather with my truck and trailer, that said I have been caught while on a pass when I didn't have any choice other then to keep going as there was no safe place to pull over or if I did pull over I wouldn't be able to get started again, not fun and to be avoided at all costs if possible. I was just wondering what made this pass so bad in so many peoples opinion even in good weather, I think most folks who have trouble crossing mountain passes are the type of driver who doesn't have common sense, a vehicle in good shape and try to make the crossing especially the down slope at to high a speed. Thanks for the information.

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Postby ridenfly » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:15 am

Hi Dave, Seems there was some country song a few years ago that gave Wolf Creek Pass some notoriety. Yes, it is a challenge when conditions are as Dom described but otherwise it is just a beautiful 4 lane mountain pass. For excitement and beauty take the road between Ridgeway and Durango. It has pucker factor.
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Postby mr. cob » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:21 am

ridenfly wrote:Hi Dave, Seems there was some country song a few years ago that gave Wolf Creek Pass some notoriety. Yes, it is a challenge when conditions are as Dom described but otherwise it is just a beautiful 4 lane mountain pass. For excitement and beauty take the road between Ridgeway and Durango. It has pucker factor.
C W McCalls' trucker song about WCP.

Howdy Walt,

I have CW's songs many of them including Wolf Creek Pass on a CD, love that old coots music. I have been over the million dollar Hwy many times, yup it and Sonora Pass on Hwy 108 in California can give one the hebejebeies no guard rails, no shoulder to speak of and DROPS that will kill ya, beautiful roads and scenery though.

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Re: Today's Uraling, along with some recent rides...

Postby co_g30 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:36 pm

so, putting this thread back on track:

today's URALing after a light snow fall, more expected tonight and tomorrow so hoping for better snow conditions than found today:

more pics and details here: http://redlegsrides.blogspot.com/2016/01/light-snow-day.html

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