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I’m looking for info on the flowing route to CCR. I would appreciate any suggestion and comments as I have not been on most of these roads. Need to combine some work related business with my ride to CCR. Like most of us I want to avoid the slabs (Interstates) but unfortunately I don’t have a lot of time. This working for a living gets in the way of my life. I’m thinking of taking a short hop (4 hours) Friday after dark on Interstate 10 from the Southern California desert to Phoenix to avoid the high desert heat. Spend the night at my daughters and up early and onto Flagstaff, AZ and cooler temps. From there pick-up Routes 89 and 160 to Durango, CO. Then I thought I might go with 550 to US 50 across the rest of CO and into KS. After I complete my business in Kansas City, I was going to just follow US 50 to US 54 to Osage Beach, MO. by Wednesday. Thanks - Doug
 

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Just go east . . . following the trail of final drive fluid. :rotf: :histerica :rotf: The bulletproof FJRs and GoldWings will be waiting there for us.
 

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This is my first posting/reply. Being from Colorado and having traveled your planned route, here is my 2cents: 160 will be a scenic ride from Durango to Walsenburg. You will be passing over Wolf Creek Pass (10850')-great scenic drive all the way. Watch for late afternoon electrical storms from Durango to Walsenburg. Law enforcement doing their jobs in that area. Very good paved roads.
Wolf Creek Pass does have some single lanes. Weekends can be high tourist and camping traffic through the pass. Check construction through Wolf Creek Pass.
After Walsenburg, take highway 10 to La Junta. Highway 10 runs into Highway 50. Highway 10 and 50 are good paved roads (single lane each way for the most part). I believe Highway 50 is called the "lonelyest highway," and for good reason. Again, law enforcement is prevalent to the Kansas boarder. I can't speak for KS. You will go through La Junta, Las Animas and Lamar, before crossing into Kansas. Also, watch for late afternoon electrical storms on the plains.
Highway 50, in Kansas, is a repeat of 50 in Colorado. Similar two lane paved road.
 

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After leaving Kansas City on Hwy 50, you will pick your way through several small towns. There is a speed trap in Lone Jack, MO and another just outside of Warrensberg, MO. Be careful at Jefferson City. The interchange from 50 to 54 is not very well marked. 54 on in is a clear shot but LOTS of traffic on the weekends. Friday afternoons into Lake Ozarks is a bitch. Sunday afternoons out is the same.
 

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Thanks guys - hope to see & meet youin MO.
 
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