Rally Car Way To Salida

We decided to take the Mini for a spin today, to check out some scenic dirt roads and be dry in the pending rainy weather. Man, what a great ride! These roads are made for the Mini and any other sporty rally car type rides. Just enough gravel and looseness, firm to not bog you down and not too..oo.o rough! 🙂

Salida is 13 miles down Highway 50, just a short ride away if you need to go to Walmart.

In the Mini, getting to Salida can be a whole lot of fun! Just the scenic route, “this is life in color!” as the song goes from OneRepublic. Michelle put together a short video with some of the highlights of what turned out to be an afternoon of great fun!
Here’s a link: Rally Car Way to Salida

Rally Car Way to Salida from Bob and Michelle Murray on Vimeo.

We’ve included the lyrics to the music below:

I do my best
To find some kind of glow
I’m giving it some heart and soul, now
From the darkest grays
The sun bursts, clouds break
Yeah, we see that fire
From the streets of Babylon
To the road that we’ve been on now
The kaleidoscope claims another
Oh oh oh oh (oh)
Well this is life in color (color)
Today feels like no other (other)
And the darkest grays
The sun bursts, clouds break
Oh oh oh oh (oh)
Well this is life in motion (motion)
And just when I couldn’t run this race, no
The sun bursts, clouds break
This is life in color
Well you’ve seen my worst
And yet you see some hope in me
The black and white set us free
Like the queen to the rook
Your decision was a sure thing
Honey yeah, a sure thing
No wonder I feel
Like I’m missing a heavy load
But no matter what daylight brings to us
We all know
Oh oh oh oh (oh)
Well this is life in color (color)
Today feels like no other (other)
And the darkest grays
The sun bursts, clouds break
Whoa oh oh oh (oh)
Well this is life in motion (motion)
And just when I couldn’t run this race anymore
The sun bursts, clouds break
This is life in color
This is life in color
Oh, Well this is life in color (color)
Today feels like no other (other)
And the darkest grays
The sun bursts, clouds break
Whoa oh oh oh (oh)
Well this is life in motion (motion)
And just when I couldn’t run this race anymore
The sun bursts, clouds break
This is life in color, hey
This is life in color, yeah

Michelle was driving today and I worked the camera. After all she gets the backseat on the motorcycle. She says I don’t get all the fun!

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Our drive started out on a nice paved county road but soon turned to dirt as we left civilization and got into the wilderness.

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We began to see aspens as we climbed higher.

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Very beautiful meadows and forests continued to go by.

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We continued to climb higher and higher. The road finally leveled off and we found the huge rolling grassland that seemed to go for miles and miles.

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We had crossed some areas that were dry but looked as though the could be massive mud holes. We finally found one but this one was running. Can we cross? I had to check-cold water and muddy bottom, nope.

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We headed back to the last road intersection and took the other way. We new it would eventually get somewhere…no rush.

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Some of the most beautiful views and great rally cars roads imaginable.

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Of course we had to see get pics of the flowers.

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All in all…47 of the most scenic, fun and amazing miles and only a short way from home!

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