Riding Pikes Peak Highway

I and 2 other guys rode our motorcycles to the top of Pikes Peak last Saturday. We couldn't have asked for better weather. It was a very enjoyable ride. It's 19 miles from the gate to the top. It took us 47 minutes to reach the summit; I think we could have done it in 40 minutes but we got behind some slow traffic.

Watch in High Def.

The summit of Pikes Peak is at 14,115 feet. It is one of Colorado's 54 mountain peaks that are 14,000 feet or higher and it is the eastern most fourteener in the United States. The Pikes Peak highway is paved part of the way but there are still 2 sections of gravel road.

I took this video with a GoPro HD mounted on the front of my windscreen. The video covers the entire route from the toll gate to the top of the summit but the speed of the video has been increased 480% to compress 47 minutes into 10 minutes. I might post a shorter edited version later.

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