Trip of 2009

Day Before

Written by admin. Posted in 2009 Stories From the Road

DO NOT GO WHERE THE PATH MAY LEAD, GO WHERE THERE IS NO PATH AND LEAVE A TRAIL.

It is the eve of day one and here i am in the shop playing on this damn computer instead of getting ready and i am so not ready.

Here is the bike i ride, its a 2005 Springer Classic  This years motto

Getting Ready

Getting Ready

save the soul
LET”S ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The art of packing a motorcycle for 2 weeks. I know some that only take a couple pair of pants and wear chaps everyday but i hardly wear chaps anymore so here is what i do. During the year i save all underwear, socks, shirts and jeans that are worn out and have holes in them. I roll up tight with rubber bands and pack. When the “holy” (I’m so blessed) clothes get dirty they go in the trash making room for all the souvenirs i buy along the way.
packing 2
Yep that’s two weeks worth right there!
Ok, i might have to do laundry once if i happen to be close to a laundromat during a rain storm

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  • admin

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    Friends, family and those of you i dont even know…….yet, feel free to leave comments
    Cole

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  • clownhesad

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    get going you stupid bastard!!!

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  • admin

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    I will clownhead and learn to spell your own name

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  • MI Gal

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    Ohhhhh the tedious rubber bands. What people really don’t know is he goes to Costco and buys a bucket of 10,000 rubber bands for this purpose. And you wonder who actually buys crap like this 🙂

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  • admin

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    MI Gal, I know where you live so be nice or i will use a few of those tedious rubber bands to pop your butt!!!

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  • Marsha

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    I found it……… and will share with your mom tomorrow

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  • Bro Bob

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    Hey Marsha, Tell me Mom I said hello. She never seems to be i n when I call anymore!

    Bob D.

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  • admin

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    Thanks Marsha, I think? I feel a lashing coming on from an Old English Major who goes by name of Mom.

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  • Sully

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    Easy to see why you are so passionate about all of this – very enjoyable, especially for someone who will only travel this trail through you

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  • Lucille

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    Jealousy is oozzing out of this biker girl. I get a two mile ride M-F and 250 on Saturday when I get to head to the farm. Same roads getting old now. Trip sounds great.

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  • AMY

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    Now I understand why we never traveled the world and I have spent most of my time in Wyoming and Colorado. I however would have enjoyed going to Mexico, Europe and so forth. The most exiting place you ever took us was Texas 🙁 Hope you are having a good trip and yes your precious dog is good and spoiled. I see she made the website, but I cant seem to find the pictures of your children and grandchildren am I missing the link? 🙂

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    • admin

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      Okay, i will post your pic as one of Sadie’s friends on Sadie’s page then, lol
      Dad

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  • Sam

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    I am quite jealous. It looks & sounds like a great trip. I really like the medicine wheel, I understand the feeling. You will have to tell me how to get there. When did you get the springer? Do you still have your other one? I am sorry I missed this one. I really thought I was getting back in time to ride up there. Listen you take care & stay in touch.

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    • admin

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      Sammy, I sold the one you knew and got the current springer in 2005. I liked the old one but really love this one for travelling. This one is pumped up but not to the point where it would be undependable. I do have to use the compression releases to start though in lower altitudes. Eventually I will have our ride written as a story in the tales section under “the flight of the delewares” The medicine wheel is located between Lovell Wy and Sheridan Wy on highway 14 alt, probably about 30 miles or so from Lovell. It is located on a good Wyoming map. Call me when you get back stateside sometime.
      Cole

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  • AMY

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    Yes you can title the pic “The one who lost her inheritance to a dog” 🙁

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  • admin

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    Friends, family and those of you i dont even know…….yet, feel free to leave comments
    Cole

    Reply

  • clownhesad

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    get going you stupid bastard!!!

    Reply

  • admin

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    I will clownhead and learn to spell your own name

    Reply

  • MI Gal

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    Ohhhhh the tedious rubber bands. What people really don’t know is he goes to Costco and buys a bucket of 10,000 rubber bands for this purpose. And you wonder who actually buys crap like this 🙂

    Reply

  • admin

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    MI Gal, I know where you live so be nice or i will use a few of those tedious rubber bands to pop your butt!!!

    Reply

  • Marsha

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    I found it……… and will share with your mom tomorrow

    Reply

  • Bro Bob

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    Hey Marsha, Tell me Mom I said hello. She never seems to be i n when I call anymore!

    Bob D.

    Reply

  • admin

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    Thanks Marsha, I think? I feel a lashing coming on from an Old English Major who goes by name of Mom.

    Reply

  • Sully

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    Easy to see why you are so passionate about all of this – very enjoyable, especially for someone who will only travel this trail through you

    Reply

  • Lucille

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    Jealousy is oozzing out of this biker girl. I get a two mile ride M-F and 250 on Saturday when I get to head to the farm. Same roads getting old now. Trip sounds great.

    Reply

  • AMY

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    Now I understand why we never traveled the world and I have spent most of my time in Wyoming and Colorado. I however would have enjoyed going to Mexico, Europe and so forth. The most exiting place you ever took us was Texas 🙁 Hope you are having a good trip and yes your precious dog is good and spoiled. I see she made the website, but I cant seem to find the pictures of your children and grandchildren am I missing the link? 🙂

    Reply

    • admin

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      Okay, i will post your pic as one of Sadie’s friends on Sadie’s page then, lol
      Dad

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  • Sam

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    I am quite jealous. It looks & sounds like a great trip. I really like the medicine wheel, I understand the feeling. You will have to tell me how to get there. When did you get the springer? Do you still have your other one? I am sorry I missed this one. I really thought I was getting back in time to ride up there. Listen you take care & stay in touch.

    Reply

    • admin

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      Sammy, I sold the one you knew and got the current springer in 2005. I liked the old one but really love this one for travelling. This one is pumped up but not to the point where it would be undependable. I do have to use the compression releases to start though in lower altitudes. Eventually I will have our ride written as a story in the tales section under “the flight of the delewares” The medicine wheel is located between Lovell Wy and Sheridan Wy on highway 14 alt, probably about 30 miles or so from Lovell. It is located on a good Wyoming map. Call me when you get back stateside sometime.
      Cole

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  • AMY

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    Yes you can title the pic “The one who lost her inheritance to a dog” 🙁

    Reply

DAY 1

Written by admin. Posted in 2009 Stories From the Road

Poudre River
Poudre River

Doesn’t feel like Day 1 because i am getting ready to head to the office. Was up late last night packing and getting the bike ready but didn’t get that done either. Somehow later today i know it will all come together. Do a few packing things this morning, head to the office, finish a few work items and patiently wait for my turn on project reviews and hopefully head out in dry weather later. Have decided to go through Poudre Canyon to Walden Colorado and maybe make Saratoga Wyoming tonight.

Hey we’re off, a lot later thanI expected but it feels good to finally be on the road.  Have never been happy with the digital camera that I currently have so I stop at Walmart to buy one that I do. Off course it needs charged so today’s pics are with the current camera. Buying the camera was a story in itself that I will save for another time!  Stop to get gas and have my first encounter, well actually my second encounter not counting the lady at the camera department at Walmart that asked way too many questions. This was my first encounter with what seems to find me on every motorcycle trip. People who want to talk! My job requires me to talk, talk talk, I have blisters on my ears from the cell phone , and have to talk to people constantly whether it is fellow co- workers or customers and one of the main reasons I enjoy riding so much is I don’t have to talk to anyone and they can’t talk to me. That is until I stop, which I do often. My wife says I have “that look” whatever that is, and  that makes people think they can walk right up and talk to me. I guess the bad ass biker look isn’t working for me or else people like to talk to bad ass biker looking people. So, “what kind of bike is that, where you going, i had a harley once, my brother has a harley, where you from, my dad has a harley, wanna buy some grass.” I think the best one ever was when i was first in line stopped at a road construction project and the flagger said “my life for yours” That one always stuck with me.

Anyway it feels great to be back on the road and now in Poudre Canyon. WOW, why has it been so long since i have been here! Following the Poudre River on a winding mountain road, a good road too! Rock walls on both sides, smell of pines in the air and lots of foliage from all the rain this year.scenic mtn lake pic 6

I even found a dirt road

i even found a dirt road

Lake at Cameron Passpoudre falls pic5Poudre Falls

I do notice smoke a couple of miles off the main road and smell it too. I hope it stays wet because there is a lot of tinder with all the early rains and the beetle kill pines.  I do run into an occasional mountain shower but nothing serious, it only enhances the smells of the forests. It is also getting colder as i get closer to Cameron Pass. I always stop to take a pic of the bike on Mtn passes with the pass sign in the background and even though i have been over this pass before i don’t remember a picture, at least not a digital picturemoose pic 9 . Sorry about the pic not being real clear but the elevation is 10,276 ft.  Shortly after i go over the pass i see what i thought was a huge boulder moving. Okay i know its high up here but a boulder moving doesn’t make sense so i turn around. As i get closer i can see a huge black brown looking thing moving in the bushes. I initially thought it was a bear but as i got closer it was a moose. I pulled over to get the camera out and it is only about 30 yards away. I was trying to be quiet (yeah on a harley, right) and in a hurry thinking it was going to run off. Whatever berries or flowers it was pulling off the bushes must have been tasty because it could care less whether i was there or not. I shot about 10 pics and then cars started stopping everyplace and taking pictures. Of course i couldn’t understand half of them and of course they kept trying to get closer until it decided it was time to go back into the woods. I try not to stereotype but does every oriental person come stock with a NIkkon around the neck?

moose pic 10

I never made it past Walden and found a rustic log cabin type motel to hole up in for the night. Seeing the moose was a real highlite of my day! I am sitting outside on a cool but nice night writing this and life is good!

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