Local roads, I-70, SR-103, SR-105
There are certain roads that should be
avoided by new riders and timid drivers. One of these is the highest
paved road in North America--it climbs to over 14,000' to the top of Mt.
This was the most difficult and
technical route I've ever taken--a barely-two-lane road, no guardrails and a
1,000'+ drop off the side. Hairpin turn after hairpin turn. This
road climbs 6,000' in only 14 miles.
My friend Dewey Chiles, who I met a
couple of years ago while riding through western Montana, knew it was tough
but thought I could make it OK. He was right, but I was very glad I'd
unloaded the extra bags before setting out.
Photos (from top
Me at the bottom
The road winds up
The last section
Dewey at the top