Mount Evans

Today the car and I climbed Mount Evans (to be honest, the car did all the work). Mount Evans is the highest paved road in the US at 14,260 feet at the summit. So my Atom has now been on both the highest and lowest roads in the US.

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In front of the ruins of the Crest House:

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The sign in this picture is a warning about altitude sickness:

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I’ve had some requests for a few more “arty” shots of my Atom. Here’s 3 to keep you satisfied:

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This little fellow is a yellow-bellied marmot. They’re all over, and love to mug for the camera.

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And a mountain goat, busily ignoring me:

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5 Responses to “Mount Evans

  • 1
    Driver
    August 23rd, 2006 01:18

    Way to go Terry. So is it the highest Atom in the World or just in the US. SwissAtom may have at you. Regardless it is a great many firsts for you this trip and I’m just green as all heck sitting here living vicariously through your accounts. Drive safe, keep the reports and pictures coming.

  • 2
    Jacob Potts
    August 29th, 2006 17:03

    Wow, Terry. You are really doing it. Are you tired out? Is the Atom wearing on you? What changes to the Atom have you been able to make to make your trip more comfortable or, at least, more bearable?

  • 3
    Terry Kennedy
    August 29th, 2006 20:09

    Before I left Ashland, Brammo made some adjustmnts to the Atom to make it more confortable for me – moving the pedals forward, adding some padding to the seat, and removing the dead pedal so I can tuck my left foot under the pedals instead of folding my left leg up.

    With those changes, the Atom is pretty comfortable, though I do get out every 100 miles or so to stretch, or I get stiff from sitting in one position for too long.

    I’ve had a good deal of rain these last few days, but it is mostly a pattern of 10 minutes drizzle, 10 minutes downpour, 10 minutes drizzle, and then half an hour or more of sunshine. That’s likely to continue through this week. If you don’t mind getting soaked and then drying out, it isn’t bad, though visibility (with the helmet, etc.) isn’t great when it is in downpour mode.

  • 4
    Jacob Potts
    September 4th, 2006 05:02

    This is a serious question, all carping from UK Atom owners aside 🙂

    In view of your experience so far, if you lived in the really hot places of the US (or maybe the hot places of the world, like the Middle East, the Arabian Penninsula (sp?), or Australia), how vital (i.e., how necessary to _sustaining life_) would it be to have air conditioning for your Atom?

    The Gadfly of the Atom Fora,

    Jacob 🙂

  • 5
    Any CO Atom owners want to meetup this week?
    July 22nd, 2013 00:03

    […] Brought my atom with me on vacation to Estes Park, CO You'll have a lot of fun! I suggest: Mount Evans Scenic Byway (14,260 feet, drivable all but the last 60 feet or so). You'll probably run into camoflaged test […]

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