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bellavus
09-16-2004, 11:26 PM
I thought you guys might want to see some pictures that Matt and I took from the drive up from Pike's Peak

DeanP
09-16-2004, 11:32 PM
Nice view. Did you get to drive to the top? Imagine doing it at 100 mph! :eyecrazy

bellavus
09-16-2004, 11:32 PM
more:

bellavus
09-16-2004, 11:35 PM
this is the peak:

I was going only about 10 mph most of the way up. As you can see, the switchbacks are pretty crazy there. I could never imagine going full speed up there, but there is a race to the Peak every year in May.

bellavus
09-16-2004, 11:38 PM
also, there are no guardrails and you could literally fall thousands of feet to your death. They take down your liscence plate, car make and color if you are driving up at sunset.

Robstah
09-16-2004, 11:43 PM
should of gotten some of your car with that in the background :o

DeanP
09-16-2004, 11:44 PM
What were you driving?

bellavus
09-16-2004, 11:50 PM
I was driving the ti up there. The roads are mostly dirt, so the car was already dusty and it would have looked like crap if I took pics of the car at that point. Here's one of me and the car parked at the peak:

Hugo
09-16-2004, 11:51 PM
Whoa!!! :eek2

bellavus
09-16-2004, 11:56 PM
If you've never been there it's quite a beautiful drive. I have a really bad fear of heights, so Matt had to put on some calming music for the drive up. I let him drive down, because I was so shaken up after not looking out my driver's window for an hour. (most of the edges of the road are on the left, going up)

Alpine3.23
09-17-2004, 12:17 AM
nics kitty

looks spectacular :eek:

E46325Ci
09-17-2004, 01:55 AM
where in colorado is that?





















JUST KIDDING!

laxwmatt
09-17-2004, 09:59 AM
you coulda put the pics up of me sitting out on the ledge.... had a great view

atleast it wasn't as bad as at the summit... was sucking wind..

going from sea level to 14,110 feet in 19 hours can kill a person...

bellavus
09-17-2004, 01:57 PM
you coulda put the pics up of me sitting out on the ledge.... had a great view

atleast it wasn't as bad as at the summit... was sucking wind..

going from sea level to 14,110 feet in 19 hours can kill a person...
you mean this pic :D

Gary-TulZa
09-17-2004, 03:54 PM
Looks like it's getting ready to rain Matt...

laxwmatt
09-17-2004, 04:00 PM
Looks like it's getting ready to rain Matt...
funny part it wasn't.... that pic she put up looks very dark compared to the original.... strange..

bellavus
09-17-2004, 05:12 PM
Looks like it's getting ready to rain Matt...
it did end up raining right after we got down from the mountain, the clouds were starting to look ominous at that point.

laxwmatt
09-17-2004, 05:14 PM
it did end up raining right after we got down from the mountain, the clouds were starting to look ominous at that point.
oops, bad memory....

Gary-TulZa
09-17-2004, 05:17 PM
:devillook

bellavus
09-17-2004, 07:03 PM
oops, bad memory....
we took a nap afterwards :).....