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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-25-2007, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Exercising the MV in South Park

I'm on the edge of high, remote, mountain plain called South Park. If you're familiar with the cartoon of the same name, the creators are from a nearby town.

Years ago the Park was a rich indian hunting ground. Indeed, many indian battles were fought for control of it. Not much has changed in a way. One can find herds of bison, elk, deer, and pronghorn antelope grazing the meadow grasses. The surrounding mountains are populated with bear, mountain lion, and other predators. More Wikipedia background about this area can be found here.

So on one side of me is this basin, and on the other, canyons leading to the Front Range. Fine MV riding country. Here's the ride to South Park a couple of days ago.

Kenosha Pass is one of the entrances to the Park...

Yeah, the curves are where it is at for us, but on occasion it's kinda nice to see empty tarmac ahead and unwind the radial valved thing...

Do find a place to park the artwork for a couple pics...

Doesn't get very warm here. Can see this 10,000ft. high meadow is not much lower than the timberline.

Lunch places are few and far between here, but there is a place I like to grab some lunch, and sit/chat with the locals... the Jefferson General Store. A woman working at a nearby ranch notes a mountain lion killing two horses and four colts recently. An MV is rarely if ever seen here...

Do you ever try to get a seat so you can see the motorized baby? Not an issue here... there's only one table and it is next to the window!

I cross the road from the store above and pause to take a pic of the light blue building. It is the old/historic Jefferson train depot...

70 years ago there was only one motorized way to reach South Park, and it came on two rails. Jefferson 1937...

A pause nearby with the 13,500ft sentinels of the Mosquito Range guarding the backside of the MV...

So, a different kind of ride on the MV, and not too bad either.

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thx 4 the pix mon. very nice

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Really beautiful. I'd love to ride in a place like that.

Thanks for taking the time to share the pics with us.
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Very nice photos. Thanks for posting.

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I am very jealous of you! Man I miss colorado...

Thanks for posting these up!

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very nice. the turn signals are well also!
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-26-2007, 07:17 AM
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Steve, as usual........ great photos, awesome scenery and an amazingly beautiful bike
Thanks for sharing, once more
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-26-2007, 09:05 AM
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wow i wish we had places like that in the uk, you are one lucky fella. great pics so jealous!
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Very beautiful in deed. Thanks for the awesome shots and sharing.
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-26-2007, 11:09 AM
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Wow. That's beautiful. Some of the old towns remind me of the eastern parts of Arizona.

On a side note, I've always wondered if South Park really existed or was fictionary. Love the show.
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