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Taking the K1200S to 10K Feet, Colorado Autumn - Video/Images

With some interest in the Munich thing here, took the KS to 10,000 feet last week on a "less direct" route to lunch .

Brought the helmet cam and distilled 20 minutes of ride video to a reasonable 4:10. Can see the edge of the helmet upper right of the recording. Foo Fighter's "Everlong" accompanies as well as the exhaust note... especially noticeable at 3:04 of the vid. Images further below.

KS Autumn Lunch Ride Up High - Streaming Video

Can see where the recording starts on the map below. Didn't go to the top of Mt. Evans. Road closed for the season. Lunch in Idaho Springs.



Along the way, paused for a couple of Juniper Pass pics. Can see a splash of autumn colors...


Continental Divide is the backdrop. This side, water flows to the Gulf of Mexico. Other side - Pacific...


Looking down the road at the sister peaks of 14,270ft. Mt. Evans, with recent snow dusting their crowns...


Arrival at Echo Lake...


Arrival at one of my favorite deli's. Town sheriff lets me have this illegal parking spot .


Idaho Springs is a town with an active, colorful, historic past. Mines dot the slopes surrounding the town. In 1896 this is how it looked as the ore teams gathered to head for the mines. Photographer must have had everyone, including the dog, assemble for the picture...


Had there not been a building in the way to the right, and if I could find a ladder, maybe I could put myself right where the photographer stood. So I borrowed some SUV's rear bumper to get closer. Regardless, the before and after does make one consider things, including life. And then go forth with gusto...
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Nice pictures and bike. The ride up Squaw Pass is my favorite. I bet the 1200's suspension soaks up the chewed-up spots on that road. I went up Lookout Mountain this morning before the wind started. We'll have to go for a ride someday.
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Nice pictures and video. Nice ride too.
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I really like the before and after pictures........Rep worthy!
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Nice pictures and bike. The ride up Squaw Pass is my favorite. I bet the 1200's suspension soaks up the chewed-up spots on that road. I went up Lookout Mountain this morning before the wind started. We'll have to go for a ride someday.
Thanks everyone. And certainly, let's connect. The KS suspension does sort out this road well, as well as the Peak to Peak. Plus, this thing has that ESA option, so the damping rates can be adjusted on the fly. Truly a revelation to experience.
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Wow, that one building on the left still looks the same as the old pic. Cool thread and nice pics. Rept.
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Wow, that one building on the left still looks the same as the old pic. Cool thread and nice pics. Rept.
Yes, that building remains.

I have a similar ride report that does much, much more of the before and after but it is on a bike not represented here. . Not sure where to post it.
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I bet your bike hade NO pull at 10K feet.
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My bike pulls like a Mack truck at 10,000 feet.



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My bike pulls like a Mack truck at 10,000 feet.
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love the pics and video ...stupid bugs

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I bet your bike hade NO pull at 10K feet.
I might do that... if members here can overlook the presence of product from Milwaukee .

For sure, FI enables great acceleration above 10K. Might not be the same as at sea level, but it can still lengthen the arms and press the eyeballs deeper into their sockets.
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