600+ mile ride
It all started out at 5am, foggy, the type you get wet in when you ride. We met at the McDonalds in Falcon. Rockiesredrosie & my grand daughter (16) and my self. We were both gassed up & ready to roll. We ran out of the fog in C/S & headed south on I25. Just as we were leaving Pueblo the sky got dark & a little bit of fog & the temps dropped down to around 40* stayed that way until just before Rye & Colorado City area. The temps went back up to the 50's as we stopped in Walsenburg & got fuel. Going up over LaVetta pass was sunny but temps dropped into the 40's then back up to the 50's around FT Garland. Aside from the passes, temps were sunshine mid 50's & up. Great ride. We turned on 285 south down to 17 & headed west to La Manga pass (elevation 10,230') then to Cumbres pass (elev. 10,022'). Down into New Mexico & at Chama got onto 64 north & back up to Colorado. Stopped in Pagosa Springs & ate then fueled up & headed up over Wolfcreek Pass (elev. 10,857') on hwy 160. Then in Del Norte we turned onto 112 over to 285 & headed north. At Saguache we turned onto 114 & headed towards North Cochetopa Pass & then onto 50 over to Gunnison, got fuel in Gunnison (good thing we did I had been running on the low light do to me not thinking). Headed back east on 50 to Salida through the Arkansa river basin & up to Canon City where the temps were up to 85* so we stopped & had some ice cream at Sonic & I fueled up. My fuel mileage is down around 30 (which I used to get 50 until I changed out some stuff, another story) Then off on hwy 50 to Penrose & up 115 to C/S & then to Falcon (home). All & all we had a great ride. My butt is still numb. Up til then I had my longest ride in one day at 450 miles, beat that by almost 200 miles. Hats off to my grand daughter who did not complain a bit (she may never ride with me again, but we will see). It was great meeting Rockiesredrosie & riding with him. His bike is nice, maybe someday, but for now I will have to keep my antique. I will try to get the few pics I have posted soon.