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Old 06-13-2008, 08:30 PM   #12
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2008_06_13 Monroe, NC to Denver, CO Ray and Doug start their trip!

For a number of years, Ray, along with friends and family, has travelled from North Carolina to Colorado in order to enjoy those twisty Colorado mountain roads. He's developed a routine in which he trailers the entire riding party's bikes to Colorado. The other riders fly out after Ray has arrived, ride throughout their entire vacation time, and then fly back home. After the others have left, Ray trailers all the bikes back to North Carolina. (Sounds like a nice plan - for everyone else!) I've ridden across the midwest at least four times and have found it to be hot, windy, exhausting, and having virtually no redeeming qualities! (Sorry, those of you who live in Kansas! If there are redeeming factors, please let me know!) So Ray offered, and Doug and I quickly accepted, to trailer the bikes out to Denver.

In fact, Ray will drive his diesel Dodge pickup, pulling Doug's trailer. Ray and Doug decided that Doug's enclosed trailer was better suited for hauling three bikes. Ray and Doug are going to drive to Denver together. I have family obligations over the weekend, but I'll fly out to Denver on Monday. We will leave from an airport hotel on Tuesday morning.

Here's a few pictures of our activities today!

Ray with Suzuki DL1000...

John with BMW F650GS Dakar...

Three bikes loaded into the trailer...

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