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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*

John

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..

John

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

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The whistle blows and I'm out of here!

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

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

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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.

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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.

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John

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?

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

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Woohoo!

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And some service area fixin's for breakfast..

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Kansas, Baby!

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Today it's a little bit warm.

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Eventually Colorado makes an appearance..

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John

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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What a difference a bit of elevation makes..

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Grabbed some Mooshi next door..

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Then call it a night..

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

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John

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.

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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.

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

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

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

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Nice views..

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Did I say chilly?

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Time to head down the other side..

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John

Klay 09-15-2013 04:42 PM

:lurk

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..

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Did I mention it's a bit slick?

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But nice and scenic..

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

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Rolling into Salida and, what the hell?

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

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Where a crowd will soon form...

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John

Stretch67 09-20-2013 11:27 AM

Bumped into RTW Doug, did you?

Rapid Dog 09-20-2013 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scarysharkface (Post 22375781)

Rolling into Salida and, what the hell?

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...

Cool...ADVrs crossing paths...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=910213 :norton

scarysharkface 09-20-2013 05:50 PM

We chill with Hayduke and company..

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Gawk at the rig a bit more..

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

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

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Some tunnel business later..

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And I find myself at Mesa Verde National Park..

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

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Home for the night..

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John

scarysharkface 09-20-2013 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Klay (Post 22337403)
:lurk

:wave

Quote:

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!

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

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

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

I love it when it happens!

John

RedDogAlberta 09-20-2013 06:14 PM

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

scarysharkface 09-21-2013 01:32 PM

Quote:

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

:wave

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!

John


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