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scarysharkface 08-30-2013 11:10 AM

No Particular Place To Go
Heading out this evening after work on my wife's V-Strom..

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Give me a couple of weeks and I'll try to fix the embedding. *sigh*


scarysharkface 09-10-2013 07:59 AM

Uploading pics now. Going to take awhile. Ran into so FF's out and about and had an excellent ride. Clicking the link above will show my SPOT track..


scarysharkface 09-10-2013 02:58 PM

Plan is to leave town immediately after work Friday. I choose a pay lot near the buildings I'm usually in so that I can occasionally take a peek at the bike to make sure it's still there and of course to make sure I still have something left to live for to get me through the day. :deal

The whistle blows and I'm out of here!

Some bits of weather to watch as I ride off into the sunset.

Dinner will be at a non-descript truck stop Taco Bell. I gotta make some miles tonight.

It occurs to me that I can kill two birds with one stone. I've always been curious about the Katy Trail, and I bet there is a bench I can sleep on.

Of course, it's a brazillian degrees and humid. I can't sleep and it's just as well because the facility closes a couple of hours ago. As I'm getting back on the bike, security comes to likely check me out. Heading up the road a bit, there's a Roadway Inn that's got my name on it. The guy who checks me in has a pile of Arduino stuff back on the desk and tells me all about it when I ask. Pretty cool, and I regret not getting a couple of pictures of it and him.

Not bad progress for an evening's ride.


scarysharkface 09-12-2013 07:39 AM

I guess it means something, but I'm not sure what. I don't think I've ever had anti-perspirant melt before?

I figure it out and am on the road before too long.


And some service area fixin's for breakfast..

Kansas, Baby!

Today it's a little bit warm.

Eventually Colorado makes an appearance..


scarysharkface 09-15-2013 01:20 PM

So I'm keeping an eye on those clouds and that column of rain, mentally reconciling perceived distance and scale to the map in my head as the miles pass.

I pass just to the West of it at Limon, then soon mountains come into view..

And then I'm in 'em. People can moan and complain about I-70 all they like, but it has brought me to some very nice places over the years.

It's starting to rain, but I know a place. Turns out they've got new management this year and rates are up. Also turns out it's Labor Day weekend, and a Saturday at that, so I pays my money.

And gets a room off the back along the creek..

What a difference a bit of elevation makes..

Grabbed some Mooshi next door..

Then call it a night..

Oh yeah, no 700-miler for me today..


scarysharkface 09-15-2013 03:55 PM

I sleep like a baby and the sun comes around the other side as it is wont to do.

Facebook does what it does and before I know it I'm looking at Salida. From Georgetown, one can take the pass and it's supposed to be scenic.

Woot! So off I go, up the hill past the joggers and dog-walkers and the small-yet-mostly-empty town reservoir..

This side of the pass is all paved, and it's a popular destination..

It's nice up-top though, jacket weather and just the right amount, too.

Nice views..

Did I say chilly?

Time to head down the other side..


Klay 09-15-2013 04:42 PM


Wdwrkr 09-15-2013 06:04 PM

Well..... The other side??? I'm in

scarysharkface 09-20-2013 11:09 AM

After some miles the road becomes nice high-speed graded dirt, although this morning it's a bit wet and a bit slick..

Did I mention it's a bit slick?

But nice and scenic..

It pops out on a main road and I follow the front wheel more or less South..

Rolling into Salida and, what the hell?

Bike gets parked on some new-fangled motorcycle parking across the street nearly right out in front of Fat Tees..

Where a crowd will soon form...


Stretch67 09-20-2013 11:27 AM

Bumped into RTW Doug, did you?

Rapid Dog 09-20-2013 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by scarysharkface (Post 22375781)

Rolling into Salida and, what the hell?


Cool...ADVrs crossing paths... :norton

scarysharkface 09-20-2013 05:50 PM

We chill with Hayduke and company..

Gawk at the rig a bit more..

Then I hit the road again. Looks like rain..

It gets better soon though, much better in fact..

Some tunnel business later..

And I find myself at Mesa Verde National Park..

Where I get to watch the rains instead of riding through them..

Home for the night..


scarysharkface 09-20-2013 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by Klay (Post 22337403)



Originally Posted by Wdwrkr (Post 22338085)
Well..... The other side??? I'm in

The other side. I should have taken more pictures. The riding was enjoyable!


Originally Posted by Stretch67 (Post 22375912)
Bumped into RTW Doug, did you?

Yes! Serendipity and all that. It was a very good day!


Originally Posted by Rapid Dog (Post 22376186)
Cool...ADVrs crossing paths...

I love it when it happens!


RedDogAlberta 09-20-2013 06:14 PM

In as usual scarysharkface be it bike or Jeep. :clap

scarysharkface 09-21-2013 01:32 PM


Originally Posted by RedDogAlberta (Post 22378583)
In as usual scarysharkface be it bike or Jeep. :clap


I'm so far behind on this that when I look at the gallery on smugmug I have a hard time remembering where I took the pictures!


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