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River Road on two wheels

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Offline snailspace

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Re: River Road on two wheels
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2009, 11:55:17 PM »
Great report. I dont see much written about the river road. I have a bicycle trip planned for the River Road in October.  I have two days marked off for it.  Sounds tough.  I think it will be great!  
Apprieciate the report.
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Offline ogfergie

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Re: River Road on two wheels
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2009, 08:41:00 AM »
THE PHOTOS ARE BEAUTIFUL. Where are the ruins located, amazing, just amazing photos? Are they only accessible by riding bike, or can they be reached by car? Ogfergie
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Offline ed29

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Re: River Road on two wheels
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2009, 06:59:06 AM »
THE PHOTOS ARE BEAUTIFUL. Where are the ruins located, amazing, just amazing photos? Are they only accessible by riding bike, or can they be reached by car? Ogfergie
Car? probably not. The ruins are towards the east end which is generally smoother than further west. Higher clearance than a passenger car is needed in the creeks and washes. Get the guidebook at the park office, it gives mileage to the highlights from each end of the road.

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Re: River Road on two wheels
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2009, 12:15:51 PM »
Great trip report and pics!  Gives us an opportunity to see a part of the park some of us may never see.  I keep telling myself one of these BIBE trips I'm going to borrow my Dad's Jeep Wrangler and get on some of the backcountry roads.

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Offline bjbriggs

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Re: River Road on two wheels
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2009, 02:11:35 PM »
Great trip report and photo's :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

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Offline scarysharkface

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Re: River Road on two wheels
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2010, 03:07:33 PM »
Very nice!  I guess I need to ride that!

John
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Offline 04LJ

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Re: River Road on two wheels
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2010, 04:01:46 PM »
river road isn't so much a bad road, as it is just plain rough. And DOESN'T follow the river. We came south on glen springs rd. to river then heaed west to the mine. after check around we doubled back east to the end at the village. Unless you are going to see a specific thing, I wouldn't pick it for a senic ride.
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