Category Archives: Ouray County

July 4th Wildflowers on Ouray CR 5

Today was my first “real” day back on the motorcycle after the April 6th accident. ‘Twas nice! I went up Ouray, Colorado, County Roads 5, 7, and 9. Sadly, the GoPro camera didn’t work, which I later traced to a … Continue reading

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Finally! Updated Index of Places to Ride (or Drive)!

I’ve added many un-indexed posts containing photos, videos, and GPS maps of many roads and trails in the area that I’ve ridden since I last updated the old “Index to Roads by County and by Date of Ride” page. That … Continue reading

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Wildflowers along Ouray, CO, CR 4

Gary and I hopped in his Polaris RZR side-by-side for a little adventure last Friday. Our first stop was to photograph wildflowers (see above). I couldn’t take the motorcycle, given my arm is still healing (though at last out of … Continue reading

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Ouray County Roads 2 and 4 are now open

The broken arm precludes riding the motorcycle, so I took our Chevy Blazer up over the newly-opened Ouray, Colorado, County Roads 2 and 4. Just beautiful! The Blazer goes a lot slower than the motorcycle! And parts of CR 4 … Continue reading

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Baofeng UV-5R+ on APRS – Works Great!

The Baofeng* UV-5R+ on APRS? Yes, it works! The Baofeng UV-5R+ is an incredibly inexpensive Chinese dual-band handheld, putting out 4 watts on its internal battery. See my review here. Today brought gorgeous weather, but I can’t ride because of … Continue reading

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Winter, Winter, Where is Spring?

I took this pic of Mt. Sneffels from our back deck a couple days ago. Winter can be pretty, but it’s hard to ride a motorcycle through the snow! Usually the snow becomes serious about melting in March, giving rise … Continue reading

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Vimeo Video Hosting vs YouTube

I’ve been pretty unhappy with the way YouTube puts in crazy video “artifacts” and have tried several different upload techniques to avoid them—to no avail. So, I thought I’d try Vimeo. Well, Vimeo is like stepping off a flying broomstick … Continue reading

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Fall Color in Stealey Mountain Trail Complex near Ridgway, Colorado

Here are snippets of fall color video I took yesterday up in the Stealey Mountain Trail Complex. The trail complex is a large collection of ATV trails accessible from Vista Point, Stealey Mountain Trailhead, and an unmarked point further east, … Continue reading

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Ouray County Fall Color: Moonshine Park on Ouray CR 5

Here’s a little treat—fall color in Ouray County, Colorado, on a little side road tucked away at the south end of Ouray County Road 5 (after entering the Uncompahgre National Forest, it becomes Forest Road 852). The road to Moonshine … Continue reading

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Fall Color Update for Friday, 21 Sept 2012

Quick update for roads I traveled today: Last Dollar Road near Telluride—I traveled it today. The color is at or near peak. I define peak as when the earliest trees lose their leaves. There is still some green, but mostly … Continue reading

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