Joan Bliss 02
1. When was this photo taken?
2. Where was this photo taken?
3. Who took this photo?
4. What are we looking at here?
It was July 2004 and I recently bought my first big motorcycle, a black 2003 Victory Classic Cruiser, 1507 cubic centimeters of pure power. It was which handled beautifully despite its weight of 700 pounds. After a couple of days riding with my Colorado high school friends, I headed to Ouray to ride in the Southwest Victory Riders Rally. The ride went from Ouray to Durango. The total distance was only 70 miles but it was through some of the most beautiful scenery in Colorado. I thought I could handle it with no problem. I forgot that this route included the Million Dollar Highway, a narrow two-lane road that featured many switchback curves, no shoulders and sheer drop-offs. This 25 mile stretch is rated one of the most dangerous roads in the world. http://www.dangerousroads.org/north-america/usa/635-million-dollar-highway-usa.html. It is a perfect example of why Coloradans say there are no guardrails, the tourists keep knocking them down. These pictures were taken during a much needed break after the dangerous stretch of road to let my heart stop racing. This beautiful mountain valley overlooked several mountains including the ones I had just traversed.
5. How does this old photo make you feel?
Makes me want to get on my motorcycle and explore the country.
6. Is this what you expected to see?
7. Does this photo bring back any memories?
Brings back a memory of how terrified I was on the ride in the Million Dollar Highway
8. How do you think others will respond to this photo?
Will want to visit the area.
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