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Posts from the state of Colorado.

Redbeard Cruise – Day 15

After yesterday’s two-day novella of a trip report, this one is blessedly short (foreshadowing; I lied). I leave the beauty of the Colorado Rockies behind and start to make my way home across the plains.

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Redbeard Cruise – Days 13 & 14 – The Labors of Hercules

Every now and then, a motorcycle tour goes sideways. Not in a physical sliding and wrecking kind of way (though that can happen too), but in perfect storm of one logistical nightmare after another. Days 13 and 14 of my Redbeard Cruise were sideways kind of days. The whole sordid story starts pleasantly enough in Durango, Colorado, peaks in its second act conflict in Carbondale, Colorado, and ends on day 14 in Leadville, Colorado.

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Redbeard Cruise – Day 12

I ride through Monument Valley, up the Moki Dugway, and end up in Durango, Colorado.

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Redbeard US50 Cruise – Day 5

I’ve accelerated my pace a bit to try and arrive a day early, so mountain passes, a nasty construction zone that closed US50, oppressive heat, and a steering instability issue with the Nightowl were not helping me get down the road.

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Redbeard US50 Cruise – Day 4

Last night, I had foolishly reserved a room for this evening in Salida, Colorado, which was almost 500 miles away. I’d better get my ass across the rest of Kansas and up in the mountains.

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2019 PITS Cruise – Day 12

I bid a sad farewell to the Rockies and start crossing the windy Great Plains towards home. Continue reading 2019 PITS Cruise – Day 12

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2019 PITS Cruise – Day 11

I aimlessly weave through Colorado to see several canyons, a few mountain passes, two wildfires, and lots of photo stops. Continue reading 2019 PITS Cruise – Day 11

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2019 PITS Cruise – Day 10

A trek from central Utah into western Colorado on a few new roads and a few that I’ve traveled before. Continue reading 2019 PITS Cruise – Day 10

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2019 PITS Cruise – Day 3

With the Great Plains behind us, today was 484 miles of majestic Colorado scenery, fall colors, mountain passes, and not quite enough daylight. Continue reading 2019 PITS Cruise – Day 3

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2019 PITS Cruise – Day 2

Another slab-blast day across the plains on the way to the Party In The Saloon (PITS) in California. Continue reading 2019 PITS Cruise – Day 2