Enjoying God's creation (people and places) ........ and fulfilling our desire to conquer and explore.

Monday, July 26, 2010

New bike in the Stable

Ever since Audra was able to enjoy a short ride on a big touring bike, we have both had a desire to get something more comfortable for longer rides.

Our opportunity surfaced lately, when a friend offered us a wonderful opportunity to purchase his BMW K1200LT. One test ride was all it took to fall in love.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Northern Colorado Motorcycle Adventure

This weekend, Audra and I just got an itch to see some more of Colorado off the back of our bike. We planned a three trip of about 850 miles, looping through Glenwood Springs, Estes Park and back home.

Day 1, we rode from Falcon, to Woodland Park, to Fairplay, to Breckenridge, to Leadville and down to Glenwood Springs.

Day 2, we rode from Glenwood Springs, up the Colorado River Road, to Steamboat Springs, around to Granby and then over to Estes Park.

Day 3, we rode from Estes Park, back through Rocky Mountain National Park, down through Winter Park, to Idaho Springs, up to Mt. Evans, and down through Evergreen to home.

Enjoy the pics and the three videos.

Wilkerson Pass in between Woodland Park and Hartsel. In the background, you can see Pikes Peak. We are about 70 miles from the house.
Hoosier Pass in between Alma and Breckenridge.
Clinton Gulch Reservoir in between Cooper Mountain and Leadville.
Leadville, CO
Tennessee Pass and an abandoned mountain mining community, in between Leadville and Minturn.

Glenwood Canyon.
Nice little ranch on the Colorado River Road.
Back over the Continental Divide in between Walden and Granby.

Three pics of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Lake Granby.
Two pics of the ride up Mt. Evans. (You have to watch the third video!)

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July

After three weeks of more business travel than I care to repeat and very little time with the family, we loaded up and headed for the backside of Pikes Peak for some camping and motorcycle riding. We are the perfect mix... three riders and three passengers.

Wye Campground off of Gold Camp Road.

Sunday morning on the 4th, we rode over to Woodland Park to experience a bit of their celebration. The ride over is about 30 miles, half dirt and half pavement.

Three Videos.