... a little of this and a little of that.

July 31, 2009

Fairplay & TESSA

A couple weeks ago I dragged Bryan along with me, Karla and Christine to Frankie's Too! 3rd Annual Wild Card Run to benefit, TESSA. TESSA is a local agency that is dedicated to serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The ride started at Frankie’s, in Colorado Springs and ended at Frankie’s Too in Falcon for an after party.

This year’s route was fantastic, so much so that I will be riding it again in a couple of week with the Mountain Shadow Riders (MSR). We rode though Deckers with a lunch stop at the Bucksnort Saloon. The Bucksnort is tucked 1 ½ miles up a narrow, dirt canyon east of Pine, CO (Sphinx Park), the building is built on a rock pile overlooking a creek. The atmosphere inside the Bucksnort is fabulous, the walls and ceiling are practically wallpapered with a collage of dollar bills, napkins, business cards, photographs and pennants.

After leaving The Bucksnort we made our way onto CO-285 heading east for a short distance, we turned off onto Turkey Creek Rd which lead us into Deer Creek Canyon. I couldn’t believe the twists in this road, my pegs scraped a couple times. I always hate when that happens, the noise of the pegs scraping against the asphalt freaks me out. After leaving Deer Creek Canyon we made stops in S. Littleton, went through Sedalia and headed to O’Malley’s in Palmer Lake off of CO-105, and then it was to Falcon for the after party.

Bryan


Deckers, CO


Me, Bryan & Christine at the Bucksnort Saloon, Sphinx Park, CO


Parking at the Bucksnort Saloon


Inside the Bucksnort Saloon




A few weeks ago I rode along with a few MSR ladies to the 23rd annual Ladies Run of Colorado. Even though we didn’t participate in the actual run, we did take a leisure trip to Fairplay, CO to have lunch and to see what the vendors had to offer. We weren’t very impressed with what we saw and I doubt that I would return in the future.

After leaving Fairplay we had to make a quick stop to get our rain gear on. We made a coffee stop in Woodland Park and then it rained on us again into Colorado Springs. Even with the rain it was a nice ride and it was equally as nice just to spend time with the ladies I rode with.


Shari, Donna & Carrie


Fairplay, CO




A guy with his cool bike.


Donna & Shari with rain gear.


Beautiful Colorado mountains.
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July 21, 2009

Cruising the Street Glide

Cruising the Street Glide
Bryan let me take his Street Glide out for a cruise… huge mistake because now I want a bigger motorcycle! I wanted to ride it for awhile be...
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July 20, 2009

Evian Roller Babies

Evian Roller Babies
A lot of riding and not much blogging, hopefully I will have a post with pictures to share by the end of the week. Until then, here is a cut...
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July 11, 2009

2027 Miles

2027 Miles
Last week Bryan and I returned home from another amazing road trip. We traveled by motorcycle through southeast Utah and the northern tip...
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July 11, 2009

Day 1 -- Destination: Moab, UT

Day 1 -- Destination: Moab, UT
Day 1 Destination: Moab, UT Riding Miles: 435 Our first day on the road wasn’t very eventful. Our plan was to get to Moab as quick as pos...
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July 11, 2009

Day 2 -- Destination: Blanding, UT

Day 2 -- Destination: Blanding, UT
Day 2 Destination: Blanding, UT Riding Miles: 228 Every day we were on the road before 7:30 and today we visited Canyonlands National Park...
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July 11, 2009

Day 3 -- Destination: Torrey, UT

Day 3 -- Destination: Torrey, UT
Day 3 Destination: Torrey, UT Riding Miles: 193 Just a bit outside Blanding we stopped at Natural Bridges Natural Park, since it was close...
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July 11, 2009

Day 4 -- Destination: Hurricane, UT

Day 4 -- Destination: Hurricane, UT
Day 4 Destination: Hurricane, UT Riding Miles: 248 We left Torrey via UT-12, Utah Highway 12, also known as Highway 12 Scenic Byway, is o...
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July 11, 2009

Day 5 -- Destination: Page, AZ

Day 5 -- Destination: Page, AZ
Day 5 Destination: Page, AZ Riding Miles: 267 This day brought us into the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and to Glen Canyon Dam. Before ...
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July 11, 2009

Day 6 -- Destination: Cortez, CO

Day 6 -- Destination: Cortez, CO
Day 6 Destination: Cortez, CO Riding Miles: 217 This time around we didn’t make a stop at Four Corners. The Four Corners is the only plac...
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July 11, 2009

Day 7 -- Destination: Gunnison, CO

Day 7 -- Destination: Gunnison, CO
Day 7 Destination: Gunnison, CO Riding Miles: 229 Last August we made the trip up the Million Dollar Hwy (US 550) which is also considered...
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July 11, 2009

Day 8 -- Destination: Falcon, CO

Day 8 -- Destination: Falcon, CO
Day 8 Destination: Home – Falcon, CO Riding Miles: 210 A couple hundred miles from home… this was a route that Bryan and I have taken man...
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