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Peak to Peak Drive? (Mt Evans - Pikes Peak)

I am thinking it would be fun to drive to the top of Mt Evans and then the top of Pikes Peak (or visa-versa) in one day. Would not leave much time for sightseeing on either peak, but its about the drive

Thinking towards the end May.

Anybody up for a drive?

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Wow! Good Idea. but dunno, DP.....I get protective of those last ski days, and A-Basin is looking at a June close date!

I DEFINATELY want to do Trail Ridge with you before the summer is out. I will provide the refreshments.

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Well, the end of May was just a suggestion. Can do the end of June, or July, or mid June or ....

Let me know when this and/or Trail Ridge works for you and lets make it happen!

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Sounds fun. Would the route be something like this?

Pikes Peak
24
67
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Mt Evans

130 miles

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Sounds fun. Would the route be something like this?

Pikes Peak
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Mt Evans

130 miles
Sure, why not. Is that doable in one day?

that sounds better than I-25 to I-70 bla bla bla.

History snip-it "U.S. Route 24 is one of the original United States highways of 1926."

Just did the route in google maps and it looks great!

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That sounds like fun. I would be down for a drive.
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Im in if the car is running and Im still here!
and if youre not here you would be where?

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Pikes to Evans, 14'er to 14'er.

Google says it will take 4 hours, I bet we can do it in 2.5 hours.
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Great! Congratulations!

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Peak to Peak

Hi Doug...
This sounds like a lot of FUN! But, I gotta ask the silly question: Do 'ya think it would be "ok" for a car not yet broken-in? Sadly; I've got what currently amounts to a garage queen -- but, come retirement (1 Jun 13) -- she's coming out of hibernation!
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I broke my Esprit engine in during one week... 1000miles in one week

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i would like to go. let me know the date and where to start.
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Pikes to Evans, 14'er to 14'er.

Google says it will take 4 hours, I bet we can do it in 2.5 hours.
Hmmm. I'm skeptical about that 4 hours. But what do I know? If that bit is 4 hours, getting to/from will be another 3. Plus you need to add in some "rest" time at each summit. And a meal somewhere.

I think it could be done, but it will be a long day :-)

I certainly want to do Mt. Evans this year. I'd also like to do Loveland Pass and Independence Pass. (Trail Ridge doesn't need to go on the list because I drive it 3 or 4 times every year.)
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Travis

Sorry to hear this.

Ya know, in newer model Lotus the used Toyota motors. What they lack in sex-appeal they make up in reliability!

hope broke means "need to change the water pump" not "hey, I found 3 out of 4 of the rods".

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Hi Doug...
This sounds like a lot of FUN! But, I gotta ask the silly question: Do 'ya think it would be "ok" for a car not yet broken-in? Sadly; I've got what currently amounts to a garage queen -- but, come retirement (1 Jun 13) -- she's coming out of hibernation!
As this is a drive on public roads and the main object is to have fun, not set fast time of the day, I think you will be fine.

Just follow recommendations as stated in your owners manual, (yep that there is a legal disclaimer)!


Again, Priority 1 is fun, not speed.

And what better way to get to know your car than 18,000 ft elevation change in one day!

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Hmmm. I'm skeptical about that 4 hours. But what do I know? If that bit is 4 hours, getting to/from will be another 3. Plus you need to add in some "rest" time at each summit. And a meal somewhere.

I think it could be done, but it will be a long day :-)

I certainly want to do Mt. Evans this year. I'd also like to do Loveland Pass and Independence Pass. (Trail Ridge doesn't need to go on the list because I drive it 3 or 4 times every year.)
I am betting this will be more like a 7-8 hr day, but...

Nothing says you have to do both peaks in one day. If you want to just do the Mt. Evans leg, or just the lunch leg, or just the Pikes Peak leg, that should be no problem.

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Travis

Sorry to hear this.

Ya know, in newer model Lotus the used Toyota motors. What they lack in sex-appeal they make up in reliability!

hope broke means "need to change the water pump" not "hey, I found 3 out of 4 of the rods".
Doug, I was referring to "breaking the motor in" after a rebuild I was able to get it broken-in within one week, because I drove it so much

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Doug, I was referring to "breaking the motor in" after a rebuild I was able to get it broken-in within one week, because I drove it so much
That makes more sense!

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