Alaska to Argentina - N69S54A

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  1. freefallen

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    so great to read :clap
    I just completed my cross country. I was crossing Cody, WY as well, camped Yellowstone and hiked 5 days in Grand Teton park. what are amazing places!
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    This is great. keep going, thanks. :clap
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    great 1st RR....love seeing the places we just went....I think we were before you...left June 29th and hit the Dempster on July 8th and then the Dalton a week later.....love the pics and narration!:clap
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    Great RR! I also rode much of those roads this year, enjoy the rest of your trip, it goes too fast! :freaky
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    Awesome pics and report!
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  7. FredGarvin

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    REALLY enjoying your posts/pics. Let me know when you get into Colorado. I'd love to buy you both lunch and just chat a little. I promise I won't delay your progress at all.

    By the way, those were "black bears", even though they are obviously brown in color.
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    <section class="entry-content"> After a shot of cowboy culture in Cody we rode south through the prairie. We went what felt like forever through this desolate and dry landscape and decided to head west for the Sinks Canyon mountains to find a place to camp.
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    Camping at beautiful Frye Lake in the Sinks Canyon State park mountains.
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    I prefer cooking breakfast over the fire rather than using the cooking device. It helps keeping the bugs away, and while you pack your stuff down, there’s always a bit of trash that you can burn on the fire.
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    Doing the dishes in Frye Lake
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    Beauty all over.
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    From the mountains we headed back into the prairie towards Eden and the Great Divide Basin.
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    Pronghorn deer all over the place.
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    Awesome sandy dirt roads in the Great Divide Basin that just goes on forever.
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    Since our maps were not detailed enough we kept getting lost and at the first sign towards the highway we chickened out and went in that direction out of the basin. When we hit highway 80 we realized we had only cut a little corner through the basin. We could easily have spend 2 days in there and seen nothing but prairie dogs.
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    In Rawlins we ran into a family of four riding their 73 Moto Guzzi with sidecar and 73 BMW: Verena, Christian, Frederic (11) and Emily (8).
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    They were returning home to Colorado from a motorcycle vacation when they had some mechanical problems with the Moto Guzzi. Christian was working on it, as we pulled up besides them. We helped pushing the bike and it got started again.


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    Verena and Christian are originally from Switzerland.
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    We immediately fell for this sympathetic family and asked if we could tag along with them and camp together for the night. So we took of 4 bikes and 6 people towards Saratoga Lake.
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    Verena & Christian had been traveling on a motorcycle since they were young. In the seventies they came to North America from Switzerland with a plan to travel 2 months. They experienced that their saving took them much further than planned and they ended up with a 2 year journey through the USA inkl. Alaska, Canada and central America.
    Coolest kids ever: Freddy and Emily.
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    We really enjoyed hanging out with the Schmid family and they invited us to come and stay with them in Florence Colorado, when we got further south.
    The next morning we said goodbye and agreed to meet again and we headed south towards Medicin Bow National Forest.
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    Lars taking a rest at Lake Marie.
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    In Laramie we spend the entire afternoon calling dealers to get some new tires. We headed out of there into the prairie, just in time for a vicious afternoon thunderstorm – not the time to be in the middle of a no where. We could see an enormous black thunderstorm coming towards us and at some point we literally got blown of the road. To our luck there was 2 small houses just there, where we could seek shelter.


    A combination of a clear blue sky to the north, sunset and the vicious storm cloud to the south made this incredible sight. No way we were going to ride into this monster!
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    We ended up being so delayed by the storm that we had to ride in the dark through prairie over the state border to Colorado. We normally never do that, since there’s so much deer. Finally we made it to Pudre Canyon in Colorado and found a place to camp.


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    Early next morning heading for Denver, we met Melinda, Vince and Mike at a petrol station. They were taking their shiny Buells and Ducati for a fast ride in the canyon.
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    They invited us to come and stay with them in Longmont outside Denver the same evening. Meanwhile we drove to Performance Cycles in Denver to get some new shoes for Lars’ bike. Good store and serious people.
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    The multiple purpose ammo boxes serve a panniers, bear proof food containers, lifts for the bikes and camping chairs. $ 15 a piece – best buy ever!
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    I killed the waiting time cleaning my chain and air filter.
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    We spend the night at Melinda and Vince’s house and had a laugh listening to their crazy stories. Melinda is a former competitive slalom skier and and Vince is a former motorcycle racer. They have ridden together for many years and would always ride side by side – no matter the curves or speed – and these guys do make their Buells work hard.
    Breakfast in Longmont in very good company
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    Even the bikes had fine company.
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    Mike joined us as we headed for the Rocky mountain National park.
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    In Estes park we went by the beautiful old Stanley hotel – which inspired Stephen King to write The Shining. Stephen King never liked Stanley Kubricks version of the movie and later made a TV series in this hotel.
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    We headed for the Old Fall River dirt road to the top of Milner Pass that crosses over the continental divide. A very step dirt road with numerous hairpins and stunning views. Mike and his Ducati handled the dirt road very well.
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    Elk resting in the sun near the pass.
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    Chubby Mrs. Marmot was totally indifferent to the photographer.
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    Elk mommy in Rocky Mountains Nat. Park.
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    Baby elk. – Isn’t he cute!?
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    From The Nat. park we headed south to Fraser and camp in the mountains at Elk Creek, in Shoshone Nat. forest. Elevation: 2600 m / 8530 feet – in other words frickin cold! Do you see the Hummingbird in the middle of the picture?
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    Cooking breakfast in a nice warm place in the sun.
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    I am as always busy picking berries.
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    From there we went south to Mt. Evans (4.348 m / 14.265 feet) the legendary highest paved road in North America. You go through beautiful green forest, sections with ancient twisted trees, and windblown rocks, snow and ice above the tree line where the mountain goats amazingly manage to feed on the scarce vegetation.
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    Mountain goats carry an extremely thick fur and prefer the cold.
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    Still young but on the top of the world!
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    You can almost see the end of the world from Mt. Evans
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    Stunning view over Chicago Lakes on Mt. Evans
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    Ancient twisted mountain threes.
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    The elusive Jackalope.
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    Hummingbirds all over the mountains.
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    From the pass we headed for a town to do some grocery shopping – but shopping in the US is hard – what cereal to choose? If what you’re looking for is kids with weight, concentration and learning problems…..take them both!
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    And don’t forget calcium – we all need calcium! But which is the healthier cheese? Isn’t it awesome how modern technology is able to transform perfectly normal and healthy food into something with absolutely no nutrition value what so ever.
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    After this awesome shopping experience we headed up towards Guanella Pass to camp. With the sun going down we saw a lot of deer beside the road.
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    We found a spot at 3300 meters elevation and it was pretty cold.


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    Hard to get out of the sack in the morning! Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!
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    Icy beauty.
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    We got out of there and found a sunny spot at the Guanella pass trail head to eat breakfast.
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    From Guanella pass we headed down to the South Park plains toward Como and Boreas Pass.
    Large herds of pronghorn deer where ever we looked, in South Park.
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    Boreas pass, formerly a railway to the gold mines is a beautiful dirt road that leads over the pass to Breckenridge
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    Beautiful red rocks.
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    Breckenridge is a nice little posh ski town with a Starbucks cafe – yay – that means good coffee and wifi. I think second to gas, coffee is the biggest post on our travel budget. We just love a break and a good cup of coffee.
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    Our good friend Annette Birkmann had sent an email that we had to go and visit her friends Chris & Erin in Denver. We got hold of them and found out that they were just 50 miles North of us in Winter Park. We decided to head back north to visit them.


    Having another coffee break in one of the numerous old mining towns of the Rocky Mountain. Like many of these towns, the populations shrinked when the mines were mined out. Georgetown once had a population of 10.000 and is today down to 1.000.
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    Georgetown had a cute little store filled with touristy stuff from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. We had to pay them a visit of course and had a long chat with the sweet couple in the store.


    Arriving in Winter Park, we got a warm welcome by Erin & Chris and their two friends Leslie & Ron. They are all very social and outgoing and love to share their travel experiences and we had a blast.


    Erin & Chris traveled on motorcycles round the world in 1999-2003 and earned a Guinness World Record for it, in 2008 they travelled through Patagonia and in 2009 and 2010 they traveled twice in Africa. They are very experienced adventure riders and we recognized them from the Horizons Unlimited motorcycle adventure DVDs.
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    Peter and Barbara came over for dinner. Paul is a hardcore motorcyclist as well and Barb as super dedicated triathlete.
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    I was generally demoralized by the fact that I have quite severe sciatic nerve pain in my right leg. I have had an ongoing and increasing problem since the third week of our travels and I had come to a point where I was no longer enjoying the ride. It caused numbness and a burning sensation in the leg and a tingling sensation up the back. Sleeping was a problem, so I wouldn’t get proper rest either.


    Because of this problem, we appreciated Paul and Barb’s invitation to come and stay with them in Denver. From there, I would try to find a solution to my seat and find a medical center.


    Paul and I at his place in Denver. They were wonderful hosts. They took really good care of us, but would let us mind our business and do what we had to do while we were there.
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    Barb, Paul and their beautiful dogs Kacey & Mojo.
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    I went to see a doctor and had one of those awesome butt shots with an anti inflammatory drug + some pills. The diagnose was a sciatic nerve inflammation.


    I decided to go for an airhawk seat cushion. I considered this product earlier on the trip but didn’t like the wobbly feeling or the material. It’s expensive ($100) but the fabric is thin and not waterproof. The straps look more like bra straps and will not last more than a few weeks. But since I was pretty desperate I decided to test it out at least. I would do a few adjustments to the cushion to make it last longer.


    Leaving Paul and Barb and Denver, we had to go and visit the recently opened IKEA store in Denver. It’s enormous!
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    Heading South we made it to Florence and found the dirt road taking us to Verena & Christian Schmid’s farm.
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    The dogs Pushkin, Wally, Hunter and Clifford gave us a warm welcome at Capra Una Farm.
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    Staying with the Schmids at the Capra Una Farm was an amazing experience. They are warm, welcoming, outgoing and very interesting people. Their kids are the sweetest ever. We played with the dogs, played chess, shot potates from the potato canon, rode the horses up in the mountains, did motorcycle repairs, made a purse from sheepskin for Emily, braided hair, cooked pancakes, went for a company BBQ, went fishing and a whole lot more the 4 days we were there. It was awesome!
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    Putting new tires on with Freddy and Emily. Both kids were amazingly skilled and knew a lot about motorcycles – and many other things.
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    Verena & Christian had this legendary book on their bookshelf. It’s a book by the Danish couple Nina Rasmussen and Hjalte Tin. In 1980 they rode from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro with their 2 kids Nina and Emil. Nina was only 1 year old and sat in front of her mother. Emil sat behind his father.


    Just like Verena & Christian they traveled at a time where you didn’t have Internet, Google earth, GPS or any of all the other convenient devices that makes traveling a whole lot easier today.


    They have been traveling all over the world on motorcycles ever since. Lately Nina & Hjalte went round the world in an electric car – the first ever to do this. They also run a super cool expedition company Moto Mundo.
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    Christian helped me modify my side stand. It was too long and lacked a stump that I can kick to kick it back easily. He did the welding, but other than that he let me do most of the work myself, under guidance of course. Which was awesome.
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    Emily and Marocka
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    Verena taking us for a ride in the mountains behind the farm.
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    Easy for Lars to smile. He’s not carrying 200 pounds up the mountain in the burning sun! It was in fact Lars’ first time on a horse and he did really good. Luna was nice and calm and didn’t beat him up too hard.
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    Christian managed to fix his old dias slide machine and Verena found their dias pictures from the 70&#8242;es when they crossed the USA, Canada, Alaska and all the way down to Panama on a Suzuki GS 550.
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    Visiting “Bishop’s Castle” in the Wet Mountains is a crazy Tim Burton like structure, with scary winding staircases and crazy towers. Like something taken out of “Nightmare before Christmas”.
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    Christian and Verena are having a go at the Bunny bike.
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    Fishing at Lake Isabel, Colorado.
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    Freddy enjoys the fame and glory!
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    Lars and Christian.
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    Spending some days with the Schmids was great but as always we had to hit the road again.


    We headed south-west towards Westcliffe in the Wet Mountains Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, where we wanted to hit the Medano pass over the mountains to the Great Sand Dunes Nat. Park. Unfortunately the road was closed due to heavy rain and we had to go all the way south around the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
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    Great sand dunes Nat. Park.
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    Yummi!
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    The following day we crossed the San Luis Valley, a huge completely flat area of prairie or round irrigated farming fields. It’s a weird remote area, with little beauty to compensate for a tough farm life.
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    Seen from the sky, the irrigation circles in San Luis Valley are beautiful. (We didn’t fly over it. This is a picture from the net)
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    From here we headed west to South Fork and The Rio Grande River towards Lake city over the Slumgullion Pass.

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    In Lake City we met Angie & Paul on their Yamaha XT’s. They are on a 2 year trip around the world, and they do the US section on the Trans American Trail (TAT). Check out their web site.
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    Drinking beer with Brits is always a pleasure! Angie & Paul are super nice and we were very inspired by their dirt road stories.
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    Lake city is a cute little mining town with awesome old time shops.
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    Like this soda cafe.
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    Lars ran into the local artist and he set up an interview with the Grant, the editor of the towns newspaper: Lake City Silver World.
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    Heading for an awesome ride over Engineer pass to Ouray. It takes you through several old mining structures to an elevation of over 3.600 meters / 12.000 feet.
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    Deer on the Engineer pass.
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    Unfortunately we hit the pass on a day with thick clouds, rain and poor visibility, and missed the views from up here.
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    Snow on Engineer Pass.
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    Darn. Bike need a rest. Engineer pass was the hardest riding we have done so far. Steep, rocky and slippery with poor visibility and it took us half a day and some body building to pass it.
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    Arriving in Ouray we were super tired and got ourselves a nice little hotel.
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    Ouray is beautiful located in the mountains.
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    From Ouray we took the Ophir over the San Juan Mountains pass to Telluride. A nice and easy dirt ride much different from the challenges the day before.
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    Can you see Lars? He’s the tiny black dot.
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    A nice break in Telluride and the last of the Rockies before we headed west towards Utah.
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    Our plan was to ride into the Uncompahgre Nat. Forest from Naturita, but the weather turned ugly again. We had rain in the morning, sun and heat in the afternoon, thunderstorms in the afternoon and freezing cold in the night.
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    It was a pretty angry storm cloud and a we found shelter next to at farmers barn. He came out and opened the barn, so we could push the bikes in there. Just as we were talking to him, there was a loud boom and we all jumped in the air.
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    A lightning stroke just 50 feet away from us and hit the telephone post!! You could feel the jolt in your body – scary!
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    The road from Naturita to Bedrock.
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    We were hoping for fuel in Bedrock, but like many other places, downtown Bedrock was past struggling to survive.
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    “Hole in the rock” just south of Moab is a nice little tourist trap. The founder of the place was Danish, hence the “Herning” sign.
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    Moab, Utah is located in the dessert in the middle of a surreal landscape of green mountains, river cut canyons, red limestone pillars and arches, and the Colorado River. There’s a unique atmosphere in this place where everybody’s either into skydiving, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, off road dirt biking and much more. The number of Jeeps and dual sport bikes in this town is amazing. We planned to spend 2 days here doing some day trips.
    We found a really nice forest camping spot at Jaycee Park near Potash, just North of Moab.
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    Arches Nat. Park, Utah is amazing.
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    Double Arches in Arches Nat. Park.
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    Arches Nat. Park.
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    Delicate Arch is amazing and well worth the hike.
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    Angie and Paul were in town and we enjoyed hanging out with them again.
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    Amazing view from Pucker Pass road with the La Sal Mountains in the background
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    Pucker pass.
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    A short section of the Pucker pass turned out to be a bit difficult.
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    We took our bags off and tried to push the bikes up. But they were just too heavy.
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    We were getting a bit tired, when the Canadian Army Rescue Team turned up in the shape of these two well trained testosterone pack alpha males. Jack & Zack were out playing in their cool Jeep and gladly offered to help us get the bikes up.
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    4 x 4 for definitely an advantage here.
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    The prize for all the hard work was this amazing view back where we came from.
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    Heading for Dead Horse Point
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    Breathtaking views from Dead Horse Point over the Colorado River.
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    In the afternoon we headed south to Monticello heading for a camp ground in the Abajo Mountains.
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    Deer all over the place. We saw more than 100 this evening.
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    It’s always nice and pretty to see deer, but it’s scary at the same time – especially on a motorcycle.
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  11. kareblak

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    Love the RR so far. Great pictures of beautiful roads and scenery. So, all the people you've met? Friends from before or just people you meet as you go along?
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  12. the darth peach

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    FANTASTIC!!
    looking forward to more and best of luck with the rest of the trip.
    Great photos!
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  13. Daily Rider

    Daily Rider Life's a Garden...Dig It!

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    Awesome! Keep it coming :clap
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  14. larshoejberg

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    Thanks a lot and thanks for following our blog. The people are all some we meet on our way. It's the absolute most incredible part of this trip that we have met so many awesome people. I think the fact that we are very flexible in terms of our itinerary, we can allow time for these "meetings" and go and visit people.

    Lars & Henriette
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  15. Foot dragger

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    Hah! You two are simply having too much fun! You certainly find some interesting things to do and people to meet,its nice to have time to relax a little while your traveling rather then blasting along trying to burn miles.

    Nicely done and I'll be reading along.
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  16. larshoejberg

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    If you have read the previous post, you will know that we have seen a LOT of wild life on our way through Colorado and Utah - elk, mule deer and pronghorns.

    We love seeing deer and always stop to get pictures, but we like them best at a distance.
    In the Morning on September 19th we were coming down from Abajo Mountains towards Monticello. We had camped and as we got up in the morning, there was 2 deer right outside our tent. Nice!

    As we hit the road, we took it easy. The night before we had seen more than 100 deer on the same road, so no reason to race here.

    Like riding through a zoo.

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    These pictures are all taken within half an hour, the evening before. We must have seen hundreds.

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    Suddenly there was a deer right next to me in the side of the road. I slowed down. Less than a second later, there was another deer right in front of me. I hit the breaks as hard as I could and heard the rubber squeaking against the pavement. The deer took of and I hardly hit it, but then I was hit from behind.

    Lars was also looking for deer, when he registered my break lights. But it was to late. In my attempt to avoid the deer I got over in his lane. He couldn't avoid me and his left front hit right into my right rear. I went down on my right side, shoulder first and he went down on the left and we both took a slide on the asphalt.

    I took a big hit to my head and right shoulder, but was able to get up right away. Lars was laying on his back with his hands against his chest, obviously in a lot of pain.

    Two bikes on the ground, scattered broken parts, luggage all over and cooler liquid and petrol was leaking from the bikes. - Not a pretty sight.

    After a while Lars got on his feet but was not able to help me raise the bikes.
    A German couple in an RV was coming down the same road and stopped to help us. We got the bikes up and to the side of the road.

    Lars' bike had a big dent into the cooler and tank and could not be ridden out of there. Plastic from the fearing and the front fender was scattered all over the road. The German couple gave me a lift to the visitor center in Monticello where I called road service and the insurance.


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    I felt horrible leaving Lars, but also felt I had to take control of the situation, since he was hurting so bad. So I tried to stay cool, but as I arrived to the visitor center, I just broke down and cried. My immediate reaction might have been "All right we are both relatively OK, no one's killed, so no big deal". But your system gets pretty shaken up, when you take a slide on the asphalt and see you loved one lie in pain on the ground.

    I called the insurance. They were nice, but couldn't get hold of the person who would handle the claim and order the tow truck. "They will call you back before 5 pm"! What kind of road service office calls you back before 5 pm?? I wasn't too happy about that answer and expressed my dissatisfaction with this kind of service.

    Meanwhile another driver had called the police and informed them of the accident. Deputy Jamin Bradford came by the visitor center and talked to me and then headed up to Lars. I got hold of a local tow company. They were super fantastic and went up to Lars immediately.

    At the place of the accident, they put Lars' KLR on the tow truck. The Suzuki could still drive, so Lars rode it behind the tow truck.

    - When the SECOND deer hit him!!

    Just when he passed a cattle guard, a deer came out from the side. It plumped into the cattle guard and therefore just bumped into Lars' leg!!! Surely that guard saved him. Had it not been there, the deer would have gone out in front of the bike. - This was just too much action for one morning.

    Down at Monticello, we waited at the tow truck garage for the insurance company to call us back. When they finally did, we agreed to have the bikes towed to Moab to a place called "Moab Powersports". We knew this store from our recent visit in the town and were pleased with that choice.

    Deputy Jamin Bradford was really nice and helped us the best he could.


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    Bunny didn't like the stunt too much either.

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    At 4.30 pm we finally arrived at the Powersports shop. We dropped Lars and the bikes and all our luggage and helmets and gear off at the ramp to the shop. (The shop was closed on Mondays) The tow truck driver (George) was an awesome guy, and despite the fact that he was super busy that day and other cars were waiting for him, he took me to the airport, where the insurance company had made a reservation for a rental car.

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    He drove me 35 km North of Moab to the airport and dropped me off there. Now Moab is not a big town and as soon as you are out of town, there's NOTHING! The airport is a small structures and obviously not a busy place. I was dropped off and when I got to the shed, that had a sign saying "Terminal" on it and pulled the door, I realized that it was closed! Damn! Here I was, way out of town in the dessert with no ride, and a hurt boyfriend waiting for me outside a shop in Moab.

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    So what does a wise woman do? I started banging doors, walking around the buildings, seeing if any employees were still there. After a while I saw a guy coming out of a hangar, and luckily he was heading in my direction. When he came closer, I bluntly asked if he was going to Moab and if I could get a ride, since I was stuck. He agreed and drove me back to Moab Powerports where Lars was waiting.

    We were both tired and Lars was in pain, so we decided to get a room in the motel just on the other side of the street from the repair shop.

    From here on, it has been hospital visit, endless talks with the insurance, parts ordering, mending gear and so on. By the time the insurance adjuster came and looked at the bikes a whole week had gone by. In all fairness I have to say, that when he got there, he was extremely efficient and very fair.

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    On the good side we are in Moab. If you have to get stuck anywhere, this is the place. We are both well, but you don't wanna give Lars the big bear hug right now. Angie & Paul were still in town and were a great support. Moab Powersport proved to live up to their reputation. They are serious, sympathetic and trustworthy. The kind of mechanic you dream about. So parts are on their way, and if we are lucky, we'll be out of here by Saturday.

    Lessons learned: Wearing safety gear works! Slowing down works! In the future we will keep more distance to each other. Insurance companies will sell you insurance in half an hour - it will take quite a bit longer to get their help.
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  17. larshoejberg

    larshoejberg .

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    Thanks for an awesome offer! I'm afraid we won't come back to Colorado - even if we would love to go back there. Colorado was simply amazing. If you ever come to Europe, we would love to return your offer. :)

    Lars & Henriette
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  18. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    that sucks - I hope you are back on the road soon!
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  19. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    sounds like you guys managed to keep your shit together under that type of stress. Hope you mend and get your bikes back on the road soon. Rest up and like you said lessons learned. Take care!
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  20. WakeDude

    WakeDude Been here awhile

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    Whoa! What an adventure. I'm glad to hear you guys are ok. Keep up the great report! Hope all is well.

    -Alex
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