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Great Ride with Blog Reader John Fischer
John Fischer got in touch with me a few months back. He’s an avid reader of this blog and hoped we’d be able to ride together while he was out here for vacation. We did just that! John hails from Michigan and asked for alpine views, so we met at the Ridgway Shell station at 8 am. From there we went over Last Dollar Road, Ophir Pass, San Juan CR 14, through the Red Mountain Mining District on Ouray CR 31, then up over Corkscrew Pass, Hurricane Pass, California Pass, with a side trip up Placer and Picayne Gulches, past Animas Forks, up to Engineer Pass, and then down Ouray CR 18 to US Hwy 550. I can report that John is an outstanding dirt biker and I think he had a very good time—I certainly did! We had an early dinner in Ouray and then bid farewell. I look forward to riding with John again. The GPS track is at the bottom of this post.