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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by scarysharkface, Aug 30, 2013.
Very nice, ssf. Thanks for sharing your ride.
Thanks for coming along!
Morning looks good. I slept like a baby.
Perfect sleeping weather.
I got all my stuff packed in under 15 minutes.
Where are my keys?
I can't find them anywhere.
I have a spare set, but I'm not gonna go there because then they become my only set.
I unpack everything.
Whew! Packed in the tent!
I guess this explains the lack of Grail seekers.
Lots of smoke in the valley..
Ah, to be on the little DR350. Perhaps another trip..
At this point I'm basically just standing around in the road and enjoying the Zen.
I think I stopped a couple of times for pictures. I really don't remember as it was just a mellow and relaxed no-worries morning on the bike.
Riders be ridin'..
I probably could have taken a nap right here an hour ago and been okay, but traffic is picking up.
Time for breakfast in Eureka.. The waitress collapsed we couple of patrons thought at first she was having a heart attack or something by the way she was clutching her 20-ish year old chest. As the situation developed I figured it was more a case of hangover and morning sickness. Breakfast was good and no I didn't get a discount for rendering assistance.
Maybe next time I'll try this place..
Back on the road..
It's been hard to ignore just how green the desert is. I hadn't captured many pictures of the standing water from recent record rains, but here is one.
Sometimes the flat valley floor shimmered and it would take a bit for me to realize that it was water..
Heading further east toward Ely the topography changes a bit and I stop to shed a layer..
East of Ely at a pullout. I've been dodging showers like this one for the duration of the trip. The weather has been great.
Heading into Utah..
I stopped for a bit on the east side of Soldier Summit to catch some traffic through a pair of railroad tunnels..
Wanting a shower tonight, a motel in Price sounds good.
With that bike I thought you were Kevin's stunt double for a minute there...
Looks like a trip I keep wanting to do. I spent too much time working and not enough smelling the roses when we lived out west.
Thanks for putting this up.
Great RR Thanks for taking the time.
I'm nothing if not way way far behind on this..
Helper, Utah, in the morning..
I ended up pretty much ripping through Dinosaur, Colorado and on Eastward..
Nice rest stop for downing a candy bar and Gatorade..
It's pretty warm here, so I keep moving..
Sometimes the only thing that seems to change is the color of the pavement..
And then something interesting appears..
Then we're back to shades of asphalt..
I played this place back in the Spring of '83 with my little brother's rock band. The guitarist got called for jury duty, so Pete switched from bass to keys and I subbed on bass for a few days on this gig in Craig, Colorado. I have some incredibly fond memories and a couple of scary ones..
More road, but not so open as that further West. It's odd to be "back in civilization" again..
Shades of Asphalt. I like that.
It's funny how I was looking through my pictures and the only way I could tell them apart was by the color of the asphalt.
No particular place to go. One of my favorite destinations. Enjoying the report.
I decide to camp in Rocky Mountain National Park if I can make it that far and the weather cooperates at least a little bit..
But just by hundreds of feet I avoid getting wet..
It's always a trip to ride through the mountains, where weather is so different at every turn..
Inside the park just before dusk, we've got company..
It's chilly and about to get very wet..
I enjoy a drink by a smoldering fire, then sleep like a baby..