I'm headed out on a three plus week adventure on Tuesday. Tuesday morning we (a buddy and I) will leave Spearfish and head South down through the Rockies to Alamosa CO, we will camp somewhere in Northern Colorado Tuesday night and arrive in Alamosa on Wednesday evening after touring the Rockies. On Thursday we plus two more friends will ride North and then up over Independence Pass and on to Glenwood Springs CO for the weekend NAFO 2021 (National FJR Owners Meeting) event. I used to have a Yamaha FJR 1300 and still have lots of friends in this group. Due to one of my friends changing jobs and moving from Chicago to Phoenix I ended up the chief organizer for the event. I kind of have to go. While in Glenwood Springs we will ride 2-300 miles each day seeing the sights etc. On Sunday Aug 29th my friend Kip and I will leave Glenwood Springs and work our way West to an event just South of Bridgeport CA for Labor Day weekend. We plan on staying up as high as we can before making an early morning blast across US 50 or US 6 on Wednesday, then riding South to Bridgeport CA trying to avoid any fires en route. We will be at the Virginia Settlement Thursday- Sunday AM for a really special event put on by a great lady. While here we will ride as many Sierra passes as we can certainly Sonora, Luther, Ebbetts, Carson, Tioga (if we can get a Yosemite Transit permit), Kingsbury Grade, and maybe others, we will try to visit the ghost town of Bodie while we are there. On Sunday we plan on leaving the Settlement and heading South down US 395 before turning West and riding over the Sherman Pass. I think I've ridden over all of the Sierra Nevada passes but the Sherman Pass, I want to fill that box. We will probably camp up high Sunday night before blasting across the San Joaquin Valley en route to the coast at Morro Bay on Monday, and up the coast on CA 1 to San Francisco on Tuesday. A kind friend has offered us dinner and a place to lay our heads on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday morning my friend Kip heads back to Alamosa CO while I will continue up the Coast as far as Oregon. I hope to visit the Lost Coast before cutting over to La Pine OR (just North of Crater Lake) arriving on Thursday evening. La Pine is the location of the "Tenth Annual Reuben Run". You can get just about the best Reuben sandwich in the world at "The Depot" in La Pine, just ask the 100 some motorcyclists that will show up this weekend to eat one or two. After riding central Oregon, I'll leave La Pine on Sunday and take a couple of days to get to a friend's in Helena, MT. After a day or so in Helena, I'm heading home to Spearfish. I haven't ridden the "Highline" on my bike, it adds a few miles but if the weather isn't too hot or too wet, one can only hope for some rain up there in Northern Montana, I might just do it. I'll be looking for UJer's hunting the Highline. If you will be out there somewhere. PM me and let me know, maybe we can share a few lies and a beer or two one evening. Here are the planned routes, all good until the first stop sign or the first interesting looking road along the way, can you spell "serendipitous"? Gravel is part of the adventure but Google Maps doesn't like to show or do gravel. we have a fair bit on our schedule. Home to the Virginia Creek Settlement https://goo.gl/maps/Edf2Ckp9Pfduy6Y87 Virginia Creek Settlement to La Pine OR -"The Reuben Run" https://goo.gl/maps/1Bmobe78nwJbPyRd6 La Pine OR to Helena https://goo.gl/maps/poqUoxh1LGCFmqf3A Helena to Home via the Highline https://goo.gl/maps/sYMNvFqLnY9H7YkU9 Looks like about 4,400 miles of "Travel" and I figure another 1,400 miles of "Recreational Riding" at the three events. Should just about burn up another set of tires and about 135 gallons of Premium. Glad to try and meet any inmates along the way for a beer or a coffee. The first update will be from Alamosa next Wednesday night. SPOTWALLA Link goes active on Tuesday - https://new.spotwalla.com/trip/6b52-450d77-e9e6/view?p=Trifecta 2021 The Password is "Trifecta 2021"