On Friday, August 20, my friend Jeff and I headed out on an overnight ride. Our route took us along the rolling Colorado Front Range, around the beautiful Horsetooth Reservoir, up to Wyoming, over the spectacular Snowy Mountain Range to a peaceful B&B right on a river, and then back home through some amazing locations such as Rabbit Ears Pass, Winter Park, and a very crowded Mt. Evans summit.
We rode through fog, blue skies, stopped for intense lightning, rode through heavy rain, crazy wind, freezing fog, smoke from a forest fire, a little snow, and back up to 85F temps and sun!
Come along as I share about our ride – “2 Days, 2 States, 2 Friends, and 2 Motorcycles”!
Friday morning dawned with beautiful colors, no wind, the feeling of excitement in the air. I get to go on a long ride today! In fact, this would be my first motorcycle ride to another state!
We found a nice, shaded spot to enjoy a snack while looking at the lake It was an absolutely beautiful day
Stallion was running great and loving the ride
Right as we finished lunch, it started to rain. We stayed on the patio for a little bit, but then it rained harder so we headed inside to order some coffee and wait it out. Do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched?
As we were suiting up, a guy on a Goldwing pulled in and put a tarp over his bike because he had a cloth seat. As soon as he walked up the stairs to where we, lighting struck the hill behind the bikes! It definitely wasn’t worth getting right back in the saddle with lightning that close
We waited about 40 minutes for the lightning to calm down, and even though the rain had only let up a little, we got on the bikes and headed for Wyoming. For the next hour and a half we rode through the rain, crazy wind, and rapidly dropping temperatures. In fact, at one point we pulled over so that I could put on my winter gloves as my fingers were starting to go numb. After putting on my water proof/insulated gloves, I turned up the heated grips and settled in for the leg that would take us to Centennial, Wyoming!
(To be continued…)