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Fish HaidFish Haid Posts: 8,417 Admiral
Colorado rocks!!!

I just got back from a week in Colorado. My dirtbike club drove our bikes out there. I flew out and rode in the Rockies for 5 days. We stayed around Gunnison / Crested Butte area. Rode from 9,000 up to 12,000+ feet! Hard to breathe up there.

The people are so nice. Low crime too. I stopped at a liquor/convenience store. It was two separate stores, but connected inside. Both front doors propped open. I went into liquor side and got a 12-pack and took over to convenience side because NOBODY was working in the liquor side. I could have strolled out the door with anything, including the cash register.

The guy behind the convenience register said to go back to other side and wait because he can't ring-up alcohol on this side. Well, he was counting money behind the register. He had stacks of bills on the table ($100 each stack). I counted at least $1,300. He left the money right there on the counter (10 feet from open front door), and came over to liquor side to ring me up.

White-water rafting on the Arkansas River was fun. Class 4 rapids, they said. Water temp was 48 degrees!

Pot shops everywhere!!! Amazing! Ads for dope in newspapers and radio commercials. One store had 12 varieties of Sativa and 12 of Indica, plus 3 hybrids. Also, edibles, hash, shatter, wax, kif, and other stuff I never heard of. You can buy and ounce, take it to your car, and go back and buy another all day long.

Locals say homeless 20-something hippies are a big problem.

Curvy hilly roads just 4 feet from 200+ foot cliffs without any guardrails!!!

This is not my photo, but I was standing in same place a few days ago. Will post my own photos when I have time.



  • surfmansurfman Posts: 6,017 Admiral
    Like that in Alaska too, you can buy alcohol in the grocery store but they have a separate register in another part of the store for that. Stupid laws.

    You also see people walking around with side arms.
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

    Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers
  • tankardtankard Posts: 7,030 Admiral
    Spent some time in that area when I toured with a bluegrass band. It is a nice change in the summer, and yes the driving freaked this flatlander out, can't imagine being comfortable on a dirtbike out there.

    As for the weed, this was 2003, it wasn't "legal", but the cops didn't give a crap about it.
  • mustang190mustang190 Posts: 10,104 AG
    Gunnison area is a whole lot different than Denver.
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 12,222 AG
    I lived in Montrose for 5 years , what a great place but the California folks have changed it a lot...for the worst..
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • MadbeachMadbeach Posts: 1,050 Officer
    That looks like really, really,
  • hotrailshotrails Posts: 440 Deckhand
    I lived in Montrose for 5 years , what a great place but the California folks have changed it a lot...for the worst..

    When doing loop from Sturgis we always stayed at Montrose RV park,then had to do the Million Dollar Highway down to Silverton, the roar of the water at Black Canyon of Gunnison is Un Real, was Joe Cocker till up in Crawford when you lived there

    Calif invade Montrose,yep ued to be a Vacant lot on N side of town and Juan/Joe/Pablo ?? one of them had a big rotating wire cage and was roasting Peppers over coals and the Dippy Broads from Calif had LEO run him off we would eat a bunch of peppers on Friday and sunday evening start to feel alive again Ate a lot of ice cream on Saturday,Great Area and Montrose was nice place,drifted down to Cortez go back again well not in winter

    Just dont think I coud follow you guy off road on a Goldwing
  • stc1993stc1993 Posts: 10,864 AG
    I've read some on that they're a lot of folks leaving California.

    It wouldn't post my picture of the California debt clock. $461 billion in debt.
  • TeamTekeTeamTeke Posts: 993 Officer
    My home for 41 years. Summit County, 75 miles west of Denver. 9,000' elevation.

    But winter is long and cold. I have seen snow in all 12 months of the year.
    Happiness is the journey, not the destination.
  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,291 AG
    Did you smoke pot?
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