Category Archives: Motorcycling

Corkscrew Pass Switchbacks

Do you like heights? Steep roads? Incredible vistas? Then this video is for you. It covers my motorcycle ride from the top of Corkscrew Pass down to the bottom of the switchbacks. Corkscrew Pass is a popular Jeep road in … Continue reading

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Picayne and Placer Gulches in Five Minutes: Video

Near the ghost town of Animas Forks, Colorado, are Picayne (yes, that’s spelled right) and Placer Gulches. San Juan County Road 9 goes up Picayne Gulch (beware: steep!), hops over the divide and down into Placer Gulch. The views are … Continue reading

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California and Hurricane Passes: Video from the East

I was up in the San Juan Mountains today (San Juan County, Colorado, between Ouray and Silverton). This is a five minute snatch of video I took with my GoPro Hero2 HD helmet camera. It starts on the east side … Continue reading

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Stealey Mtn Trail Complex: At last a good map!

I’ve tried in the past to create a good GPS map of all the doubletrack trails in the Stealey Mountain Trailhead trail complex, but ran into issues with the GPS being fooled by the reflections from the canyon walls. This … Continue reading

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Yankee Boy Basin: Going Beyond the Forest Service Bathroom (in 5 minutes!)

Yankee Boy Basin, outside Ouray, Colorado, is justly famous for its amazing beauty. But most visitors stop at the Forest Service bathroom and go no further. Not that they need to, because the views, flowers, and waterfalls are all easily … Continue reading

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Cow Creek: A Best-Kept Secret in Ouray County

The ride took about 40 minutes, but you can do it in only 7 along with my commentary. I sped up most of the video, but the interesting parts (creek crossings) are at normal speed. Cow Creek Road is one … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Maintenance: Changing the Chain and Sprockets

How silly of me! I thought “how hard can changing a motorcycle chain be?” The answer: things have changed greatly since I last changed the chain on a motorcycle, which is when I was a teenager, over 40 years ago! … Continue reading

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Lower Powerline Road in Five Minutes!

Steve White now owns Gary’s Honda 90. We went for a ride yesterday over Lower Powerline Road from the north end to the south end. Enjoy our 20 minute ride in less than five minutes!

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Under the Overhang on the way to Yankee Boy Basin

You come to this spot in the road not long after passing Camp Bird. The road from Ouray to Yankee Boy Basin goes through a weird horizontal notch in the mountain. Oh, don’t drive too far to the left—no guard … Continue reading

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Yankee Boy Basin, Mining District, and SJ CR 14

Gary Garren and I had a great ride last Friday, 8 June 2012. Gary has his new (to him) Kawasaki 250cc dirt bike and is breaking it (and himself) in, so we picked some easy rides that are also incredibly

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