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Rode UT Highway 12 yesterday... incredible.
« on: October 16, 2015, 10:46:47 AM »
Of course my crappy phone pics don't come close to doing it justice. Around every corner was another view that stopped me in my tracks. I couldn't capture a 10th of them. I need to do this every October at least. INCREDIBLE fiery aspens blazing through the pines. Empty road. Perfect temps (high 30s to low 80s). Stunning views. Being between jobs has its perks.


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Re: Rode UT Highway 12 yesterday... incredible.
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2015, 10:51:03 AM »
Dagnabit! You should have put spoiler alert in the title, I'm doing this next year.
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Nice pics, sounds like a lot of fun. All in all, how long were you riding?
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Re: Rode UT Highway 12 yesterday... incredible.
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2015, 12:09:23 PM »
Horrible road.  I have no idea what draws people to riding it.   


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Re: Rode UT Highway 12 yesterday... incredible.
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2015, 12:09:55 PM »
Nice pictures, but should get a real camera  :couch:
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2015, 12:20:09 PM »
One of the top 10 rides in the US, without a doubt.  Only driven it in a car so far but would LOVE to ride it.
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Re: Rode UT Highway 12 yesterday... incredible.
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2015, 12:27:53 PM »
One of the top 10 rides in the US, without a doubt.  Only driven it in a car so far but would LOVE to ride it.


I've not had the privilege to riding a lot of the great roads out west.  But, I have ridden (I believe) all of the great roads in the east.  And, without a doubt, UT 12 is at the top my list as being my favorite. 

In fact, of the roads I have ridden out west, my entire top 5 favorite roads are located west of the Mississippi River.
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Re: Rode UT Highway 12 yesterday... incredible.
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2015, 02:07:49 PM »
One more chorus of -- such an amazing road. Did it last October, past the peak of the Aspens. One I keep going back to again and again, though going across the ridge with a flukey, gusty, strong wind was ... well. Worrying.
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Re: Rode UT Highway 12 yesterday... incredible.
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2015, 05:31:55 PM »
One more chorus of -- such an amazing road. Did it last October, past the peak of the Aspens. One I keep going back to again and again, though going across the ridge with a flukey, gusty, strong wind was ... well. Worrying.
Yeah it gets your legs tingling even on a good day. I rode it once right after they'd laid down 3 inches of fresh gravel. That was a sphincter-tightener  :o
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2015, 05:37:26 PM »
Who's sporting the snappy new Klim jacket?

My brother in law, on his way to a rally in New Mexico. He went East at Torrey; I went west on 12.

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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2015, 05:37:54 PM »
Nice pictures, but should get a real camera  :couch:
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Re: Rode UT Highway 12 yesterday... incredible.
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2015, 06:18:07 PM »
One more chorus of -- such an amazing road. Did it last October, past the peak of the Aspens. One I keep going back to again and again, though going across the ridge with a flukey, gusty, strong wind was ... well. Worrying.
Yeah it gets your legs tingling even on a good day. I rode it once right after they'd laid down 3 inches of fresh gravel. That was a sphincter-tightener  :o

I'd imagine so.
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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2015, 09:40:31 PM »

In fact, of the roads I have ridden out west, my entire top 5 favorite roads are located west of the Mississippi River.



All of your favorite rides in the west are in the west?    :headscratch:
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Re: Rode UT Highway 12 yesterday... incredible.
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2015, 09:45:55 PM »
I had to read that a few times before I figured it out as well.

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Re: Rode UT Highway 12 yesterday... incredible.
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2015, 10:47:16 PM »
I've only scratched the surface at riding some of the wonderful roads out west.  And despite that, my top five favorite roads ever ridden are located in the west.  None of the roads I've ridden in the east are in my top five. 


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Re: Rode UT Highway 12 yesterday... incredible.
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2015, 11:21:12 PM »
Yeah, that's a bit better- thanks.   
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Re: Rode UT Highway 12 yesterday... incredible.
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2015, 06:55:18 AM »
Looks awesome!  Thanks for the cattle guard pic--all the great rides seem to have them.
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Re: Rode UT Highway 12 yesterday... incredible.
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2015, 06:58:26 AM »
In my top 10 favorite rides. Love to be there in the fall.
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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2015, 09:12:03 AM »
Looks awesome!  Thanks for the cattle guard pic--all the great rides seem to have them.

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Re: Rode UT Highway 12 yesterday... incredible.
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2015, 01:48:45 PM »
I hope you don't mind me tossing in some additional images of this great road.


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Re: Rode UT Highway 12 yesterday... incredible.
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2015, 07:10:29 PM »
I rode through from west to east in August this year.  I'd rather look at this type of scenery than the Rocky Mountains.  But they're pretty nice too!

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Re: Rode UT Highway 12 yesterday... incredible.
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2015, 07:01:23 AM »
Thanks for the report and the memories. When I lived in Utah, I went from near Blanding to Cedar City a number of times. A state with many great roads.
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« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2015, 06:09:02 PM »
I'll throw in one too.  This was from a (car) cross-country trip about 20 years ago.  You can make out the road in the bottom middle.

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« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2015, 08:40:58 PM »

In my top 10 favorite rides. Love to be there in the fall.

I am now very sad I will not go this year. :(
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