After first cleaning the frost off my motorcycle at the Prospector Motel, I departed on September 19th from Silverton for the final segment to Boulder, where I visited my friend K.C. again. The chilly morning made for a pleasant and beautiful ride over Red Mountain Pass, through Aspen, over Independence Pass, through Leadville and along I-70 towards Denver.
In the following map the red arrows show my route. (Click on the map to enlarge.)
Along the way I took over 50 photos. Some stretches of road along Highway 82 on the west side of Independence Pass are quite narrow with many curves and no centerline. Since I was riding with and following another motorcycle from Maryland, I didn’t feel safe taking photos while moving. However, I did use my Contour video camera to record my ride. In the future I intend to make the video available for viewing by visitors to this website. In the meanwhile, here is a sample frame from that video.