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    Last week - UP 4014 Denver to Cheyenne
    (wasn't there - just seeing the vid posted)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bAN9speSsc


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    Jim previously posted:
    "Last week - UP 4014 Denver to Cheyenne
    (wasn't there - just seeing the vid posted)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bAN9speSsc

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    I was there in Greeley a couple of days prior to see it along its stop on its way to Denver.

    I love seeing old steam locomotives in operation, and this is by far the biggest I've seen. It was just surreal, especially since the side of Greeley it stopped through seems like it hasn't changed much in the last century so it felt like I could've been in the past, other tourists with phones out aside.

    My wife and I are planning to go on the Cumbres & Toltec steam train next week on Friday the 19th, doing Medano Pass Thursday the day before, stopping by Zapata falls then spending the night in Antonito - if that sounds interesting to any of y'all you're welcome to join. I've done all of the tourist trains in CO and it's my favorite given the variety of scenery, it's practically an all-day ride.

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    +1 on the Cumbres & Toltec. My pref is Antonito to Cumbres for the build-up in scenery. The remoteness really sets the mind back a hundred years. Enjoy the trip!

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    Another for Mark

    Hummer H2 v Suzuki Jimny: OFF-ROAD!


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    Jim previously posted:
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    Hummer H2 v Suzuki Jimny: OFF-ROAD!


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    Yikes @ British off-roading. Most of that looked like it would've been do-able in my Explorer in 2hi, and that last hill climb looks like a typical trail here that wouldn't be a problem with decent tires. It seems like the driver definitely doesn't know much about driving off-road or the vehicles, given his driving and his claim that the Jimny doesn't have differentials - maybe he meant lockers.

    I am jealous of the 4th gens, too bad they won't be legal here for over 2 decades. That has almost twice the horsepower as the 2nd gens legal here, plus all the modern comforts that make them good daily drivers too.

    I still much prefer my old 2nd gen over a Hummer. Mine has most of the off-road capability that a 4th gen would while still being much more maneuverable and lighter than a Hummer. Mine is also quite a bit lighter than even the 4th gens - according to the video that Jimny weighs 1100kg, though that is the non-kei-compliant (bigger/heavier) export version. My 2nd gen is the lighter kei model (3cyl 660cc) which weighs only 870kg. Driving it on the road in high winds can be quite a white-knuckle experience.

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    Got some storm clouds rolling in tonight
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    Mad Maxx previously posted:
    "I was there in Greeley a couple of days prior to see it along its stop on its way to Denver.

    I love seeing old steam locomotives in operation, and this is by far the biggest I've seen. It was just surreal, especially since the side of Greeley it stopped through seems like it hasn't changed much in the last century so it felt like I could've been in the past, other tourists with phones out aside.

    My wife and I are planning to go on the Cumbres & Toltec steam train next week on Friday the 19th, doing Medano Pass Thursday the day before, stopping by Zapata falls then spending the night in Antonito - if that sounds interesting to any of y'all you're welcome to join. I've done all of the tourist trains in CO and it's my favorite given the variety of scenery, it's practically an all-day ride."

    I'm going to be on Medano Pass on thursday as well, the weather looks wonderful and the crossings should be pretty full with the recent rains. Conditions look good https://www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvis...-pass-road.htm Looks like there's a good mud puddle in the park too. We're staying in Westcliffe the night before and heading down first thing in the morning, coming back out back to Westcliffe later in the day. IDK if you're going over early, we can meet up if you want but if not I'll likely be going over before you so if I get stuck I know backup is coming, and if you get stuck I'll find you on my way out.
    We're hoping to check out Hermit Pass and Hermit Lake while were in the area too, no plan yet.



    from just a couple of days ago


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    Java previously posted:
    "I'm going to be on Medano Pass on thursday as well, the weather looks wonderful and the crossings should be pretty full with the recent rains. Conditions look good https://www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvis...-pass-road.htm Looks like there's a good mud puddle in the park too. We're staying in Westcliffe the night before and heading down first thing in the morning, coming back out back to Westcliffe later in the day. IDK if you're going over early, we can meet up if you want but if not I'll likely be going over before you so if I get stuck I know backup is coming, and if you get stuck I'll find you on my way out.
    We're hoping to check out Hermit Pass and Hermit Lake while were in the area too, no plan yet.



    from just a couple of days ago

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    It sounds like you'll be getting out before we do - it's a bit of a drive for us and we're not morning people, but say hi if you see us! You'll see us in either an old 2-door Explorer with mismatched body panels and too many light bars or a tiny weird little blue Suzuki.

    I'm still debating which to take since my Explorer is better on the highway but its 4x4 system is less reliable - I went back to the north sand hills late last summer and it was getting stuck with neither front wheel turning - either it was just a fluke or maybe the center diff isn't locking, because it seemed to work fine throughout the winter and at least some off-road since then.

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    We're either in a grey Xterra or a red LJ, probably the Jeep. I'm going through both tonight, we'll decide after work tomorrow based on weather which one we take. Have fun and maybe we'll cross paths.

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