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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Cuttle, May 28, 2011.
Are you calling me an enabler???
Because my wife would totally agree with you.
And - because what do you do with a new (to me) bike you ride for the first time? Go up Pikes Peak
and test out the gravel capabilities (I just can't help it...)
turns out @knybanjo told me a route, which I rode part of it unknowingly... maybe I should have paid better attention to it, but the gravel road just seemed nice
Rocky Mountain National Park (you have to buy a ticket with "timed entry" in advanced)
Lake Granby (the only campsite I booked ahead of time)
yes. All your fault - and I thank you for that. Love the bike ... now I have to sell something else
Nice pics. Can you still see out of both eyes?
yes, and I still have a license... which surprises me the most
You make good mistakes.
You're going to love that bike
I have a 2019 Tracer GT that's very similar and it's a great bike.
Hey Doug - I haven't seen you in years!
And yes, that bike is so much fun.... almost too much
Day 2: Started out a bit cloudy and cold
still no Moose.... (same spot as last year )
Made it to Steamboat Springs to see Doug aka @Tellydoug at the Farmers Market.... I could have eaten everything in his whole booth
and turning north...
oops. Turns out the bike is limited to 115....
Dougs fantastic macaroons, his great instructions and box wine (beats warm beer).....
It's windy there... I used the trees to tie the tent too
And look who I found: @kennyanc and @PurpleJesus aka PJ (unloaded in Cody, WY)
at Chief Joseph
Top of Bear Tooth
Day 4, Cody, WY:
The guys helped me making the bike "fit" a bit better.
apparently this is 6 inches.... who would have thought
... and I am a happy camper now
nice work real Kenny... That had to be like a Mack truck visor in the wind
he did an fantastic job!
and I can finally look over it
That thing was like a barn door strapped on the front of the bike!
Day 4 cont....
Kenny and PJ called a "weather day" since it snowed on us on top of Bear Tooth and I went to Bighorn 14 and 14A
And I had some snow flurries again
I had enough time so I decided to take the road down to Dayton.... and, f-ing finally. After years of rubbernecking this cow was standing just down the bank of the road
and then, her mate walked out from behind a tree. Life Goal achieved
down to Dayton
and back with my AVL peeps in Cody.
Not the most scenic campground, but it had good people, hot showers, I could piggy back on their site and got fed
Four are missing.
i maybe a little late in mentioning this, if thats the campground sorta as ya get into town
did anybody ride to the back and the bottom?
nope... our campground was in walking distance to the Breweries (I mean, after all Kenny booked it )
lov a man with a plan
other one was ponderosa campground
Day 5: southern corner of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons
and down to the Tetons
snatched myself a good camp spot at Lizard Creek
and back to Yellowstone to see some kind of geyser people keep talking about...
and back to my campsite... bunch of slow pokes on the road, so I passed them. A few miles later someone decided to talk to me.
And all the damn cars I passed went by and probably had a good amount of "schadenfreude".
This post is brought to you by "white-middle-aged-women-privilege"
I got away with a warning for doing 63 in a 45. Young park ranger, pornstache, kinda cute.
He never checked registration, which was in the previous owner and the plate expired 2 days earlier . He also explained to me that there is a canyon coming up with curves and that I should be careful. Yes Sir, thank you so much for the heads up, I'll be careful.
There was another ranger sitting a few miles down the road - I bet he was waiting for me... nice try.
Made it back to camp just in time