I rode a lot in the 70s and into the early 90s, big bikes little bikes, road, dirt, enduro , but as things happen, wife, home, real job, kids, it got so that I felt guilty when out on the bike my myself. I should be doing something for the house, spending time with the kids etc. In fact the last bike went in exchange for paint and body work on my jeep. I never lost the desire to ride; and kept up the MC endorsement on my drivers license. Then sometime in the fall of 2004 I stumbled across this site and Glens Striking Viking Bumming the World ride report. I was hooked, that ride report and many others since have kept me inspired. Ive been looking and trying to decide what kind of a bike would suit my needs and wants, I now know. So on to my little ride. I live in the foothills just west of Denver, so first a few tight little twisties right in my neighborhood, then on down to a few little dirt roads along the South Platte River, to Deckers. Then Forest service roads and a county road to Tarryall, on to Jefferson and dirt roads again to the summit of Georgia Pass. All in all about 140 miles and many more smiles. And yes a couple of uh ohs. I found myself a little late going into some of the turns. The dirt roads were great fun, the worst part of the ride was the Sunday traffic coming back down out of the high country I hope to post more adventurous reports in the future. I want to say a very big thank you to everyone who has posted their ride reports. I dont know how some of you do it, Just amazing.