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Old 04-30-2008, 12:01 AM   #1
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Imogene Pass via Sportsmobile

I was cleaning out some old files and found some raw video from the '06 Rally, so I put together this short video and posted to youtube.

This was the last day and a group of us did Imogene Pass from Ouray to Telluride. Most go up and over from Telluride so this was a nice change and a slightly more challenging run.

For those who may not be familiar, this is a well traveled 4WD route in the San Juan Mtns of Colorado, topping out at the summit around 13,100 feet above sea level. Nothing too hairy but a few obstacles near the top the SMBs handled with ease. Some of you may recognize a couple of the vans, even your own perhaps. Badger, Yellow Fella, and others in here.

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Old 04-30-2008, 07:45 AM   #2
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Wow, thanks for posting the video. Imogene Pass is definately on my to-do list someday (as is the Alpine Loop).
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:48 AM   #3
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Let me chime in here too with my photos of the 2006 Rally, for those who haven't seen them:

Sportsmobile Rally 2006 Photos

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Old 04-30-2008, 02:31 PM   #4
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Great video! Need to get more of that on U-tube.
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:11 PM   #5
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Wow, what a cliffhanger. I drove a road like that around Estes Park CO many years ago, it wasn't a 4WD road but it was a 1-lane dirt road perched on the edge of a cliff, winding up the side of a mountain. No guardrail. I made the journey in a 1986 Hyundai Excel hatchback. Definitely pegged my "fear of heights" meter...
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Thanks a lot, Bill! Brings back great memories If Yellow Fella isn't sold by summer we might join this year rally as well.

This photo is from that exact spot where we were climbing up that crazy hill...

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I saw that video on Youtube before I found this thread. Great video! It freaked me out in the beginning when I saw how far up you were driving - w/ no guardrails! I'd be crapping my shorts. I'm too used to road protection out here on the East Coast I guess. LOL.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:41 PM   #8
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Wow, excellent vid. After seeing that exposure, I can drop that one from my to-do list. I'm not great with heights and my wife is absolutely petrified.
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C'mon, guys, it's not THAT bad...
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It is when you're used to having guardrails up on anything with a drop of 36" or higher. And I think that video shows a drop higher than 36".

I guess we (i.e. DelDOT) doesn't have any sense of adventure around here.
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