Pretty much all the suggestions given here are good. Then again, it's hard to find a bad road in Colorado . . .
You just have to figure out how much time you have, and come up with a good loop that hits the highlights.
Originally Posted by Foiler
Has anyone been up Pikes Peak on their LT?
Well, here's something I wrote up after our trip to CCR in 2004:
The road up Pikes Peak is like this:
It's paved part way, and dirt/gravel the rest. The non-paved portion of the road was in fine shape and we made good time on the way up, even passing several minivans who were being especially timid. Visions of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb vied with the incredible views as we ascended into the clouds. After the obligatory pictures at the top we went into the gift shop for lunch and souvenirs. While perusing postcards, there was an announcement that the weather had changed and that the ranger was escorting folks back down the hill. We went outside and found this:
Now the LT's power-assisted ABS are arguably the best brakes ever designed for a motorcycle. But when the ground is constantly slick, the power assist is just too much and the ABS just keeps activating which is worse than having no brakes at all. I really wished I could have disabled the ABS like on a GS bike. Instead, I coasted very slowly down in first gear using only engine braking, and waved cars past so I could ride in their tire tracks. I'd wave a car around, then ride in his tire tracks until I couldn't see them anymore, then wave the next car around. After almost an hour and maybe 5 miles, it dried up again like nothing at all had happened.
Once we got below the storm, the rest of the ride down was fine. We stopped at the lower gift shop to finish our shopping, where several folks commented about those crazy folks on the motorcycle. All I could think was that I'd still rather be on the bike, even in those conditions, than to be stuck in a cage for the whole trip.
It was a challenging ride but those are the ones you remember, and how you get those great desktop pics for your computer, like this one: