Riding Across Colorado – Prologue

Several months ago, my friend Shawn and I started talking about riding our motorcycles throughout Colorado. Ideas were discussed, dreams were hatched, and plans were made. All we had left to do was tackle the logistics of it all.

Due to a recent job location, Shawn was in Atlanta.

Oh yeah…and his motorcycle was in Virginia.

However, a transport company assured him they could ship the bike to our home in plenty of time before he would fly here on September 19th. Two days before his flight, Shawn found out the company hadn’t even picked up his BMW yet!

He canceled his flight and worked with the company to get a new delivery date. And then another one. And then another. It was frustrating to say the least. At one point, life started creeping in and we talked about scrapping the entire trip. Both of us really wanted to make this happen, so we kept trying to work it all out.

Finally, after even more drama, his R1200GS was delivered safe and sound, and Shawn re-booked his flight for mid-October. I was excited, but really nervous for the weather. In Colorado, October weather can be beautiful, or it can be cold and windy.

We prayed and prayed for good weather, and when Shawn landed in Colorado on the 16th, the 7 day forecast showed 70’s and clear skies every day.

It was time to ride!

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting stories and images from our ride around this beautiful state. I’ll be posting according to what we did each day, and some days will take multiple posts to share everything!

In addition, I’ve asked Shawn if he would be willing to be a guest blogger here on MV. Our time spent riding together really was incredible, and I want you to hear some of his thoughts and perspective as well.

Click on the image below to see a sneak peek of some of my favorite pictures from the 1,300 mile trip. Stay tuned…we’ve got some amazing MotoVentures coming right up!


Riding Across Colorado


4 thoughts on “Riding Across Colorado – Prologue

  1. Ry Austin says:

    I’m looking forward to your ride reports, Moto-V.

    Over the last four years I’ve done some riding in western Colorado, specifically on the breathtaking dirt passes of the San Juan Mountains (I love that range). Though my home state of Utah and its neighbor to the west offer spectacular deserts, from what I’ve experienced, nothin’ beats Colorado for mountain motorcycling, pavement OR dirt. You are mighty fortunate to be able to call that great state your home.

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    • motoventures says:

      Thanks so much Ry! The San Juan’s are gorgeous and I would love to ride those high dirt passes one day. I would also love to come visit your Moab and Bryce Canyon at some point! Yes, I really am blessed to be here in Colorado. Ride safe!


  2. PhotoPops says:

    Well, if these teaser pics are any indication, I can’t wait to see the rest and hear about your great, adventure ride with a great friend. Bring it on, ride safe and keep calm on your Stallion!

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