...spend a few days days at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. If the mountain itself doesn't serve up a healthy dose of humility, its heroic inhabitants surely will. Pikes is one of those places that feels overly dangerous, even to a mild speed demon like me. Guardrails seem to appear only when the drop-offs hit four figures. Every turn reveals a laundry list of conditions that would warrant a permanent closure anywhere else. The road changes from paved to dirt and back, snaking up the mountain like a trick question.
And we would experience it in all its twisted glory.......more