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    Dividing Waters On Independence Day...Jones Pass

    Sometimes, you have to make things work.

    waking up at 3:30am to get them all accomplished is sometimes necessary and worth it.

    My original plan was to get up early and ride Three Sisters and go celebrate the forth later with family and friends. Then I sent out a text to a few friends that was a joke but wasn't at the same time.

    "Jones Pass super early?"

    "Ummmm....yes"....was the reply from Lubes and later Slow

    Lubes decided we should meet at 4:15am in Golden since I needed to be home around noon and we had a shuttle to set up and we can't ride Jones with hitting Pavilion Point down in Silver Plume.

    by 6am we were sitting at 12,300 ft and the views east were looking like this

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507667342/" title="P1080297 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8428/7507667342_8a9f8f1d82_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="P1080297"></a>

    The snow cornice was the smallest we had ever had to climb....maybe 12-15 ft tall...My 1st attempts resulted in a small slide of maybe a foot or two due to ice at the top edge. That slide was enough to make me and slow nervous so we headed north just a bit and found a friendlier climb up and over

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507664544/" title="P1080301 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8011/7507664544_a9ab330429_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="P1080301"></a>

    after that, it was game on!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507659974/" title="P1080307 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7116/7507659974_deb073171b_c.jpg" width="800" height="409" alt="P1080307"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507661560/" title="P1080305 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8421/7507661560_2c6890e0bf_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="P1080305"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507659174/" title="P1080309 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8433/7507659174_0f010f61db_c.jpg" width="600" height="800" alt="P1080309"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507654534/" title="P1080313 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8161/7507654534_c6c843e5c3_c.jpg" width="800" height="326" alt="P1080313"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507650372/" title="P1080319 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/7507650372_0e10456b2a_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="P1080319"></a>

    One thing about reaching an altitude of 13,215 is there is some hike a bike. I keep an attitude of hike a biking is good for the soul. It teaches a person to calm themselves and settle into the beauty that surrounds them.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507648968/" title="P1080320 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8155/7507648968_30352aa710_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="P1080320"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507646840/" title="P1080322 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8428/7507646840_4769172da0_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="P1080322"></a>

    it also leads to more of this

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507647572/" title="P1080321 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7249/7507647572_ed6b384139_c.jpg" width="800" height="342" alt="P1080321"></a>

    oh, and I guess a little more hike a bike

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507645276/" title="P1080326 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8008/7507645276_50495bfc98_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="P1080326"></a>

    and before you know it, your on the top of the world...yes, those crazer fockers, Lubes and Slow were on Singlespeeds while I kept true to duel suspension and gears

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507642242/" title="P1080331 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8283/7507642242_0a17beef50_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="P1080331"></a>

    and when your on top of the world, its all downhill from here...with a climb or two being the joke and the reality

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507639532/" title="P1080333 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8285/7507639532_2f7a7948b4_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="P1080333"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507636872/" title="P1080335 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7275/7507636872_1c82c9d082_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="P1080335"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507631050/" title="P1080340 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8165/7507631050_3866d4edf7_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="P1080340"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507621964/" title="P1080350 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8009/7507621964_ff37fb811a_c.jpg" width="600" height="800" alt="P1080350"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507619364/" title="P1080353 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/7507619364_ac91b9b914_c.jpg" width="600" height="800" alt="P1080353"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507613944/" title="P1080364 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8423/7507613944_2fc43542b5_c.jpg" width="800" height="504" alt="P1080364"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7507608866/" title="P1080370 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7273/7507608866_80188aa6b4_c.jpg" width="800" height="452" alt="P1080370"></a>

    Such an awesome ride!

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    Crazy fockers!

    That is some great ride stoke there fellas. Looks like you were able to beat the heat of the city (see some long sleeves in those pics) .


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    Good job!

    Epic!

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    looks awesome!

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    Beautiful views!

    Btw, this pic of lubes


    reminds me of this:
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    Semper Fun!
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    You guys set the bar way to high for the rest of us.
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    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    I guess that looks alright.

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    Meh.

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    Looked pretty boring until I saw that you guys were 'doing the Dew', then I realized how X-treme you guys really are.
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    Punch it, Chewie.

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    love it, thank you for posting...

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    Any chance of a GPS track? I'd love to see the route you took.

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    Wow! Simply stunning.
    Looks like a hell of a ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryn View Post
    Any chance of a GPS track? I'd love to see the route you took.
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    next time.... next time....
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    Quote Originally Posted by guacamole View Post
    Beautiful views!

    Btw, this pic of lubes


    reminds me of this:
    raindrops on roses and whiskey in bottles,...er, some of my favorite things??

    awesome ride, stunning....

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    I'd like to ride Jones Pass. If I wanted to climb Jones Pass road, where would you suggest I park? If I wanted to do a long out and back ride would you suggest going north or south on the Continental Divide trail?

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    Kick Azz Ride!

    Happy Be-Lated 4th!

    Dividing Waters On Independence Day...Jones Pass-p1010529c.jpg

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    Thank you so much for the pics!! I love these threads!

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    Wow. Those pictures are both stunning and inspirational. I need to get out of Pueblo more.

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    I was all into the epicness then I saw the Dew pic and realized this was just some marketing thing probably photoshopped and what not. Seriously, it looked gnarly I got winded just scrolling thru this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelsnotfour View Post
    I'd like to ride Jones Pass. If I wanted to climb Jones Pass road, where would you suggest I park? If I wanted to do a long out and back ride would you suggest going north or south on the Continental Divide trail?
    There's parking at the entrance to Henderson Mine site.

    There is connector to the CDT at that lot, but if you head north once you hit the CDT, it will take you into/along the Vasquez Peak Wilderness area (unsure if the trail tucks into it, or just skirts it). If you head south at the 'T', it definitely goes into the wilderness area for a while before reaching Jones Pass.

    Following Jones Pass Rd will take you directly to the pass itself, and the CDT heading south.
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    ahhhhhhh!!! thanks for the reminder of high country riding!!!

    found some sweet stuff here in da boat the other day!
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    Kick ass ride!

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