06 June 2008

Bishop's Castle


Sunday we took a ride to Bishop’s Castle which is surrounded by San Isabel National Forest. In 1969 Jim Bishop began building his castle in the woods. He has single-handedly gathered and set over 1000 tons of rock that is used for the castle. Bishop’s Castle is a very popular place to visit and the ride though San Isabel National Forest is absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately I didn’t get many pictures of the scenery that we enjoyed while in route… maybe next time. These are a few of the castle and one that Bryan took of me… I came out a little blurry!

Our ride was just a little over 200 miles. While on CO-96 (before turning onto CO-165) I became a little concerned when I saw a road sign that read “Motorcyclist Use Extreme Caution”. I did great… because I went the recommend speed of 25 mph around those curves! It was a great ride and we’re looking forwarded to doing it again. (Ride Plan).



I did get my Mustang seat and horn cover installed and I LOVE them. I can’t believe how comfortable the seat is and I’m so thankful that I made the right choice in buying a Mustang seat. It really changed the look of my Lowrider (I’ll get a photo posted soon). Since it is wider and thicker than my previous seat I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to touch the ground. Once I put my riding boots I had no problem flat footing.







Hopefully I’ll have a couple of cards to share soon even though I haven’t done much stamping. It’s just that time of year that I rather be outside enjoying the weather instead of stuck in the basement! Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

6 comments:

  1. Great pics, Jovi. Beautiful sites.

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  2. That looks like prime riding country. The castle is a really cool destination. Sounds like a fun day!

    Bikerchickz

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  3. I haven't been to Bishop's Castle since I went several times with my grandma when I was a kid. I'd stay with her in Pueblo for a week in the summer and my step-cousin and I would be dragged all over to local-ish tourist destinations (like the Royal Gorge, Bishop's Castle, Cripple Creek, etc. I enjoyed looking at the updated photos - thanks!

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  4. Looks like there ws some "Prime Beef" on the way to your destination for this ride! Did you meet him or did your hubby do this ride with you?

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  5. Hi Jovi,

    That sure looks like a fun ride and a very cool castle. We have yet to visit it. I believe it was last summer that the MSR went there, but we went camping that weekend. Great pics.

    Have you changed the look of your blog? It looks great!!!

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