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.577 Snider

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on: July 28, 2014, 02:18:16 pm
 Went for a ride yesterday and was curious about  performance at high altitude.
Went up Mt. Evans and I should't have worried, the engine didn't miss a beat. But at over 14000 ft. the view wasn't the only thing that was breathless.


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Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 02:32:58 pm
Nice!  I love Mt Evans!  I was up there last week fishing Echo Lake.  OK so technically fishing at the bottom of Mt Evans.  ;D

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Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 02:36:22 pm
it's a great ride. my wife and i went up there on a 400cc suzuki a long long time ago.on our trip from wis. to paonia via glenwood springs
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Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014, 12:57:40 am
Paonia??
   Home of Paonia Purple??
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Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 11:43:06 am
We Colorado riders need to get together for a ride.

Cheers,

Dan K.


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Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 11:55:20 am
We Colorado riders need to get together for a ride.

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Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 02:14:28 pm
Great, but I'm tied up at work this weekend. But if you get something planned later in Aug., I should like to tag along.


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Reply #7 on: July 29, 2014, 04:52:51 pm
mike we have some friends there ,and the plan is to visit them  after or before the rally.
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Reply #8 on: July 29, 2014, 05:18:40 pm
Went for a ride yesterday and was curious about  performance at high altitude.
Went up Mt. Evans and I should't have worried, the engine didn't miss a beat. But at over 14000 ft. the view wasn't the only thing that was breathless.

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Reply #9 on: July 29, 2014, 05:59:42 pm
mike we have some friends there ,and the plan is to visit them  after or before the rally.

well I'll be damned!!
      small world....   I just might have to put paonia
      on one of the rides...
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Reply #10 on: July 29, 2014, 06:47:37 pm
 Just as an addenda, got caught in todays deluge in Denver riding home. The Colorado monsoon season this year is just lasting forever! I don't think I'd want to be up in the mountains  riding today. I'm still riding the original Speedmaster and Skidmaster tires.