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Coming into the Red Mountain Mining Community.







5.5 mile tunnel!!!








A look over the info sign to some of the old infrastructure.








Leaving the RMMC, this road...









...just begs to be ridden...









...that is, if you like the curves!








A look back as we head to the summit of Red Mountain Pass. What amazing views!








I did not realize, until looking at this photo, that Red Mountain Summit was this high. For some reason Molas Pass feels higher.









Over 11,000 feet! A look back at the summit.








So glad to be riding this road...







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...it is an absolute blast to ride.








A look back.








Mary, holding the camera way out off the side at 55 mph thru the curves.











Spectacular views! It took us 1500+ miles to get here, but it's worth it!







Just amazing, this is a shot looking back as we come down the hill into Silverton.








View from road right outside of Silverton.









We've spent a few days in Silverton a couple of years ago. We decide to ride on, Molas Pass is just 7 miles ahead.








We do not get very far before I realize that the coolant I added yesterday was not doing the job. We stopped to call the Harley Store in Silverton to see if they have coolant there.

They do, so after taking in the view a bit...








...we head back thru the curves to Silverton.






More of todays adventures as time allows for posting.


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Thanks, yeah. Just had to go thru a bit of a learning curve on these dadgum water cooled Harley's.

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Headed back toward Silverton...








...a different perspective...








...Silverton is a great town to visit...








...there is a really interesting museum on the far side of town...







...but today the purpose of our visit is to stop into the Worlds Highest Harley Store. No motorcycles, just that other stuff...BUT, they do have some coolant!








After grabbing a couple of little bottles of coolant we headed to the big parking lot behind this gas station...








...where I drained all the coolant out of the system, then filled it up and bled all the air out.






Look for the video in a post or two down for the details on what I've learned...how to do it right. Yesterday I did Not do it correctly.




Ok, got that done and she is running like new! On to Molas Pass.








Looking back as we climb out of the valley that Silverton is in...









...and a look ahead as we climb out of Silverton.






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The scenery climbing up to Molas Pass is absolutely...








...Stunning!








Pulling into the parking lot at the Molas Pass Scenic Overlook...








This is the first time we've been here when the mountains weren't capped with snow.







Taking a pic of Mary taking a pic.








Leaving out of Molas Pass overlook...







...toward Durango to eat up some more curves...









...the colors are just insane.








After riding the best part toward Durango, we turn around...







...that's better, with the sun behind us.







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Riding back toward Ouray the scenery is amazing!







BUT, I think the curves and cambers of this road...








...for me, are the most fun. I don't know why, but hitting it in the curves is just as much fun now as it was 50 years ago!










Shadow Pic!








The road at 60 MPH. I'm having a blast!









Mary is great at capturing photos on the fly- to the right and down, showing where we've just ridden...








...and this is to the right and back, showing where we've just come from. We're doing about 60 mph here. Dunno how she does it.








Now we're getting to the really fun stuff! The pictures just do not do this road justice.







Soon after this is where I pulled over and attempted to get the drone up for some video and photos of us riding thru a series of S curves. It did not go well. Below is a video of our Malfunctions on the Million Dollar Highway today. (Coolant issue & Drone Crash)







Here's a ground-bound photo of where I attempted to get the drone up. lol






Even with the two malfunctions, it has been a great day of riding.


There is a little more of our ride back to camp that I will get posted up as time allows.



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Enjoyed that Kevin, thank you.

Good to hear. More coming from Colorado, Utah and the mountains in Arizona.

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Enjoyed the photos.
With a daughter & grand-daughter in Denver, we enjoy taking different routes to visit.
Especially since last two trips found I70 shut down due to avalanches and then fires.
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