|01-12-2009, 08:07 PM||#32|
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
great rr! looking forward to more!
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|01-12-2009, 08:14 PM||#34|
Gas X ready!
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Brain in Utah but homeless in Wisconsin....
Lefthand brew, a weber grill and the rocky mountains,...it all goes away!
|01-12-2009, 08:23 PM||#35|
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Oriental, NC
Where are you in NC?
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|01-12-2009, 08:43 PM||#36|
Enjoying empty roads...
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: B'ham, AL
Great ride report. It's interesting to see a ride report from the TAT where there was virtually no planning. I'm tuned in to see the rest.
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|01-12-2009, 09:11 PM||#38|
Joined: Feb 2008
Thank you! I am really enjoying your report. I like your casual and low stress approach to the trip. I was relaxing as I read it! The pix of the old trucks are really cool. I like seeing them all rusty and faded, I used to have a 51 chevy.
Four of us are picking up the TAT in OK from Austin, TX and hope to get to Utah. We have the last 2 weeks in June, I hope we can do some good passes in CO!
|01-12-2009, 11:11 PM||#40|
Joined: Nov 2008
Well, here I am in Colorado. I first was only going to Tennessee, then I thought what would Oklahoma look like?
I have to turn back now.
But riding back would be a long way.
And it would be backtracking. And this is exciting.
My granddaughters in California are calling me now wanting me to keep coming. The whole family is telling me to keep going.
But Colorado you might think is a western state, but it is really only half way to the coast.
I need a new knobby if I am going to climb mountains.
Decisions, I dont like to make em anymore.
So I figured I go one more day to see some mountains and then decide.
I could then ride to Denver and fly back, in the back of my mind.
Maybe sell the bike on ebay.
Anyway, heck with it I wanted to see the mountains of Colorado. Decide later.
First day of the trail after Trinidad. The mountain looks imposing.
What a morning. Glad I decided to keep going.
Getting Closer. Nice riding surface.
Getting in amongst them now.
This is so nice, but is that rain? Haven't had a drop the entire trip?
Now why was I looking at the scenery and hit that rut?
Down she goes. Broke the right front fairing. So that's why
Frank put on the side guards. Bungee it on the top,
maybe some JB Weld can put it back.
My first snow. Cool. Have not seen any of that in awhile being from Eastern NC (Rocky Mount). Check out the broken fairing.
Uh Oh. It's getting a little narrower.
Winter Wonderland. And it's snowing. Excuse my excitement but
we just dont get it where I'm from and I have not been
skiing in a while.
Clears up later. Man look at those snowcaps.
In amoungst again.
So glad I kept going.
Deer weren't afraid of me.
The road ahead looks promising.
Gettin up there.
Note to Self: Come back here in the fall and see what these
Aspens look like then.
Wow! Going down into Salida is just a nice as Sam said it would be.
I decide to keep going for another day since today was so nice.
Pick it back up tomorrow.
olegmc66 screwed with this post 01-28-2009 at 05:54 PM
|01-13-2009, 08:10 AM||#41|
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Diamond Bar, CA.
Enjoying the trip, for the enjoyment of it?
I'd never thought of it...
It's an interesting idea.
I'll have to subscribe to this thread and study it, to see how things progress.
|01-13-2009, 08:45 AM||#43|
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Da UP, eh! (Marquette, MI)
All of that nice green looks very appealing, compared to the frozen snow and ice here in 'da UP of Michigan.
|01-13-2009, 09:27 AM||#44|
T plus 16 months
Joined: Jul 2006
Yeah, this is great. I love the laid back style & the old trucks. All the different bridges were cool. I'd like to give this a try as a fun prep for the big RTW we're planning.
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|01-13-2009, 10:06 AM||#45|
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Yucaipa Ca. (strange but true)
keep it going !!
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