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Old 06-02-2012, 10:17 PM   #39
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Torrey, Utah to Littleton, Colorado

The big finish.

I left the bucolic town of Torrey by 6 am Friday morning. Riding east, into the cornea-burning sun, the canyons of Capitol Reef National Park have been burned into my mind.

Exiting the twisting sandstone canyon along Utah 24 at Hanksville, on one of the fastest production motorcycles ever produced, I stretched my legs... Not the first time on this trip to be well into triple digits, but I made some time to say the least.

While enjoying breakfast in Green River, waiting for the sun to get higher, I planned my route home.

Sorry for the

But, it is because of these two that I had the pleasure of riding the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway. Breathtaking almost comes close.

From CO 65 to CO 133 over McClure Pass,

then in to Carbondale, Aspen and over Independence Pass,

to Buena Vista, Fairplay, and home on the High Grade;

it was an outstanding road trip. One that I will remember for the rest of my life. One that I won't take for granted. Who knows when the next time I will get to ride with my dad might be.

2722 miles on my 2000 Honda Blackbird with absolutely ZERO troubles.One could write an essay covering the virtues of sport touring on a budget with this bike. I just bought/ stole it this winter with 10k miles on it. Why pay $16K for a comparable new sport touring bike?

Until my next day trippin'

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