OK, I have been composing a bunch of notes about things that worked, things that didn't work, life, the universe, and 42, but what every ride report needs is pictures!
The bikes went from our homes in Oregon out to Denver, CO in my truck, with the help of my neighbor. There were a bunch of range fires in Idaho, which made for a spectacular sunset:
Bikes arrive in Denver:
Last-minute changes to the bike are never advised before a big trip. Always break the rules -- after riding around on my Beta, I decided I needed some bigger footpegs for standing on all day, so those went on the day before departure:
And somehow Tony's headlight lens cracked on the way, possibly in the epic hail storm we drove through east of Cheyenne, so the first order of business on our first actual riding day was applying a headlight protector film:
Our cast of characters:
Todd, our "local guide" in Colorado is on the left with the big "K" shirt, Crazybrit in the middle, Remarksman on the right.
And puppies, everyone loves puppies!