I wanted to get this ride report out, but was unsure how to write it . Initially I thought it might be about a decision to take on the challenges of this ride with being less than a month and a half out from prostate cancer surgery, and hopefully the success of that endeavor. But that all changed on the first day of the ride,when I met the ultimate motorcycle rider. No sorry , AZ Mt Thumper, it’s not you, your close. And I didn’t run into Chris Birch or Lyndon Poskitt. I had stopped to relive myself in the Chuska mountains on the Navajo reservation, and there he was, Cowboy Bob. After nearly drowning him, he took his place on my windscreen bracket and there he remains to this day. He became a legend by staying on the bike though mud, wind, rainstorms, and even when I and the bike became separated in several tough sections of high mountain passes. So ride along with us and I will tell you the tale of Cowboy Bob and his 14 day, 2,900 mile journey from AZ to NM, CO, UT, WY, and ID, and the amazing country we saw and great people we met. DAY 1- Flagstaff AZ to Haviland Lake CO Once again AZ Mt. Thumper and I headed out across the Navajo Nation, but this time on a different route for a change of scenery. The route took us through Chinlee, Tasale, and into the Chuska mountains. Then it was on to Shiprock, NM. There we received, for $1 an Eagle Blessing from a Tribal member who at first wanted to hook us with some women. No thanks, the blessing was pretty lengthy but I was later grateful for the protection I think it gave us. We spent the first night at the Forest Service campground, that is north of Durango CO.. We had stayed there in the past and it has some nice views of the lake.