Thursday, September 13, 2012

Post WeSTOC 9/13/12 - Colorado Monument

Grand Junction.. Colorado Monument... Flaming Gorge

Rode right by the Grand Junction Depot... stopped to take a picture just before Amtrak pulled in. The Depot is the old Rio Grande depot. The Grand Junction Depot is undergoing restoration. Talked to the Engineer a bit... poor guy still works way too many hours.

Made camp at the Firefighters Memorial Campground at Flaming Gorge

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

UCT post WeSTOC continues

The Ultimate Colorado Tour continues. 2800 miles so far.

Made the decision not to go to Alabama... too far and I would never make it on time

Short 90 mile ride today over to brother Jack's in Pagosa Springs...
the weather closed in behind me, rain, lightening all of it.

man this is a nice place to live, wonder what the winters are like

I will ride the Million Dollar Highway tomorrow and slowly work my back home... hopefully the weather will be better it was not good up that way today

Garmin player map link will be here

Monday, September 10, 2012

Post WeSTOC 9/10/12 - It was bound to happen

I tipped Rick's bike over today... it hiccuped just as I was coming to a stop... it stopped suddenly and the pavement was sloped away. No where to put my foot. Very little if any damage. Water from the cooler and fuel from the very full tanks added to the yard sale scene.

Garmin telemetry here

This has turned into the Ultimate Colorado Tour
Click the map to find me right now

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Post WeSTOC - 9/9/12

The Tags and I left Leadville this morning about 11am... I ate at the joint next door last night and they could not fix me the eggs Benedict with salmon last night so I ate that this morning. It was a mistake. Went through me without passing go... but made me go and now the part I sit on is sore.Not a good thing when doing 500 mile days on a motorbike. It was cool at 36F this morning anyway so I let thing settle and subside a bit before headed out onto Tennessee and Independence Pass.

Garmin telemetry click here - includes the hike I took at the Black Canyon.

The pictures have not been uploaded to Smugmug yet

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Post WeSTOC 9/8/12

Highlands Ranch to Leadville via High Grade Road and Deer Creek Canyon.

Look for the video here

I left brother Tim's in Highlands Ranch making a stop at Progressive Motorcycles to see if I could get a new helmet. My old one is threadbare inside to the point of tearing my ears off when I take it off. Stroke of luck! 20% off. I have been using the Shoei brand for about 20 years but could not resis the trick Scorpion brand this time. It has a inner visor that can be used as a sunshade and deflects rain to. The face shield as a gizmo that allows it to lock tighter for running in the rain.

Photos starting at 9/8 are here at Smugmug


the Garmin telemetry is here 97.79 miles before the break... there was some data lost

and another 68.8 miles of Garmin telemetry here

Friday, September 7, 2012

Post WeSTOC 9/7/12

Loaded the girls into the Super Shuttle Van and left the Denver West Marriott about an hour later riding to to Highlands Ranch

a short ride via Deer Creek 78 miles total

Garmin telemetry here

and the photos starting with today are at Smugmug

Thursday, September 6, 2012

WeSTOC 9/6/12 - I have the Tags

I got a direct handoff of the tags at WeSTOC in Golden and have taken them on my ride around Colorado. Today they did Vail Pass, Tennessee Pass and Independence Pass and Black Canyon of the Gunnison both directions. Doing Grand Mesa and Delores Canyon then Telluride to Cortez and over to Pagosa Springs tomorrow. Not sure where I'm going as you can see. Original plan was ambitious but may be shortened a bit.

The Tags remember our members who have left us. It's an honor to carry them wherever I ride for a bit. I'll Geocache them at some point for the next guy.

This is Banquet Day...Link

I led Kevin and Cathee along with Mark up to Estes Park and back. Another great weather day. Cathee takes lots of pictures and we managed to get seperated for awile even though we were using the radios. Seems a pair of ST13's were already headed southbound dressed just like Mark and I. Kevin could not raise them but I could just hear his mic crack. Too funny... we were riding different directions but he figured it out and we hooked back up. We made it back with time to spare as it turned out there was no group photo much less a helicopter.

Lots of the Photos at Smugmug for 9/6 linked here are Cathee's... she has a camera just like the one I left at home... only newer. She is very good.

The Garmin route telemetry is here

Adam gave me the Memorial tags... I'll carry them with me until nearing completion of my ride at which point I'll Geocach them for the next guy

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WeSTOC 9/5/12 - Old cycling routes

with 7 ducklings. Bruce and his wife and Kevin and Cathee and Tim and Diana and Norman.

Garmin telemetry and the 226 miles route map link is here

Photos are at Smugmug starting here

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

WeSTOC 9/4/12 riding with Betty and Dave

Labor Day Monday...

Retraced my old stomping ground except many of the old roads like Stanly Parks home Rd is paved now.

Garmin 208 mile route telemetry here


Photos start in smugmug here

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

WeSTOC 9/1/12 Jackson Lake Campground to Vernal

It was wet... see pics here

It was 459 miles from Jackson Lake to Vernal, UT

Garmin route telemetry here