The East Peak, West Fork, Royal Gorge, and Black Forest fires in Colorado during the spring of 2013 were raging......all positioned to make our original plans less attractive, so plan "B" was instituted and looks something like this: As the miles and days ticked away, the adventure matured on its own. Many points of interest along the way originated from ride reports of adventurers who went before us. Endless hours of lurking here have shown me things I never would have known existed and I am grateful for the shared knowledge. "Tilting at Windmills" is an attempt to give back to the community at the time of year when the cold plants us here, looking at pictures, lusting for the road less traveled. The phrase is an English idiom meaning, "attacking imaginary enemies."