I will be there soon! I just found out they have paved the road all the way to the top now - it wasn't on my agenda until I found that out. I'm taking a long (4,000 miles!) road trip in my GS and Colorado Springs is on the route. Lunch at House of Yakitori is a must!
Thanks for the pix. They bring back great memories of a much earlier time in life. First time up Pikes Peak was in our VW Beetle. Almost had to push it part of the way. I wonder if we would see any difference making the same trip in our GS?
We were there back in July and the road was in great shape. Just as we were getting close to the top, a USAF C130 flew close by at eye level and we could see the pilot clearly. By the time I grabbed my camera, he was long gone.
We were up there with a Harley back in '99 or so and wanted to do it again when we rode the current Ultra there in May of this year but the rangers said the last eight miles of the ascent rode were snow covered and slippery so they wouldn't let us make the attempt. We did take the cog railroad up and found it around 17° (-3° windchill) on top with lots of snow and a brisk wind blowing; really a very nipply day.