Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway, Leadville and Independence Pass

Colorado has more Nationally designated America’s Scenic Byways than any other state in the Nation.Since I’m here in Colorado visiting my Pop, I think should check as many of them out as I can.Pop and I had done the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and Trail Ridge Road Scenic Byway a few weeks ago.And we … More Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway, Leadville and Independence Pass

Guanella Pass Scenic Byway – and almost the earliest snow in CO ever.

  The Guanella Pass Scenic Byway is another one of those Scenic Byways that’s been on my list for awhile.From the Evergreen Parkway I took the Lariat Loop Scenic Byway around Evergreen Lake and made a right at the stop light onto CO-73 and headed towards Conifer.At Conifer I got on Highway 285 west towards … More Guanella Pass Scenic Byway – and almost the earliest snow in CO ever.

Oh my God Road, Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and Rocky Mountain National Park

Pop and I had a road-trip adventure planned. We planned to drive “Oh my God Road” up to Central City; take the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway to Estes Park, make a left into Rocky Mountain National Park and the Trail Ridge Road Scenic Byway and then onto the Colorado Headwaters Scenic Byway before heading … More Oh my God Road, Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and Rocky Mountain National Park

Update on The 55

I had been planning to leave for weeks now. I had the route all set. All the stops were planned out. I was gonna start at the Santa Monica Pier – the “end” of Route 66 – and take it all the way to Flagstaff, AZ hitting all the important Route 66 stops along the … More Update on The 55

Old Car Frustrations

December of last year, just before I left for Colorado, The 55 died on me. It all started with the Torque Converter Clutch not engaging in the transmission. And not only was it not engaging, but it was downshifting the transmission into 3rd gear. Jimmy the transmission-guy & Holley figured it out and now they’ve … More Old Car Frustrations

The 55 2.0 …or is it the 6.0? SEMA, Pleasanton and the Duel in the Desert.

The new engine is in and it is a running and driving machine. Well, it is running… And it does drive. But the damn thing wouldn’t let the torque converter lock up on the freeway. At 60 mph the tach reads 3100 rpm. Not good. Over the years I’ve become friends with some of the … More The 55 2.0 …or is it the 6.0? SEMA, Pleasanton and the Duel in the Desert.