Just back from 9 days in the saddle, and it was GREAT!!!
Someone asked for details in my previous post, so here goes...
Leaving Spring Branch, TX. ( Just north of San Antonio ), Hwy 281 North to Blanco, 1888 to Fredericksburg, 87 north thru Mason, Brady, San Angelo, Big SpringLamesa, 385 north to Leveland, Littlefied. Stop for night.
385 north Hereford, Dalhart, between here and the OK border, the road was perfect! It was like a closed racetrack with 80+ MPH sweepers, not much to see, so lets have some fun!! Got the OK border and the road was in terrible condition!! Good thing it only took 30 mins or so to get thru OK. Still on 385 to Lamar, Co, 50 West to La Junta, Pueblo, I-25 North to Colo Springs. Stop for night.
Ride to top of Pikes Peak, 14,110 feet. Above the clouds, it was cold, 38 degrees on top and made us all a little dizzy due to elevation. CAREFULLY ride back down into breathable air, stop at halfway point and catch or breaths. Go thru Garden of the Gods, and then continue West on 50 to Salida. Stop for night.
50 West to Gunnison, 149 South Lake City, Creede, South Fork. This was probably the most scenic and enjoyable part of the entire ride, if you haven't been here, you need to do it. 160 South to Pagosa Springs. Stop for night.
Continue West to Durango, 550 South to Aztec, NM, Bloomfield, 64 East to Dulce, Chama, Tres Piedras, Taos, pick up the enchanted circle and go around to Red River, stop for night.
Finish circle, back in Taos, 518 South to Las Vegas, 104 East to Tucamcari, ride some of old Route 66 and stop for night.
209 to Clovis, 84 South to Lubbock, 87 South to Lamesa, Big Spring, San Angelo. Stop for night
87 to Fredericksburg, 1888 to Blanco, 281 South to Spring Branch, Home.
A little over 2600 miles and a Great ride. Weather was almost perfect, only got rained on twice, and it was more of a sprinkle, had 40 mph crosswinds in East COLO for about 80 miles, ( that wasn't fun ), nobody laid it down, and we all saw some beautiful scenery and had a Great Ride!!
Just wanted to share this experience with others who can appreciate it... Later...