Day 37 – Fri 09 Aug – Sturgis, SD to Laramie, WY
Day 38 – Sat 10 Aug – Laramie, WY to Golden, CO
Day 39 – Sun 11 Aug – Golden, CO to Denver, CO
Day 40 – Mon 12 Aug – Denver, CO to Glenwood Springs, CO
Day 41 – Tue 13 Aug – Glenwood Springs, CO to Montrose, CO
Day 42 – Wed 14 Aug – Montrose, CO to Cortez, CO
Day 43 – Thu 15 Aug – Cortez, CO to Mexican Hat, UT
Week 6 is the week Doreen arrives! She’s flying into Denver, CO, on Sunday 11th August and spending almost 4 weeks riding with me. The plan is to spend the first part of her trip touring Colorado and southern Utah, which I thought had some of the most stunning scenery of my last trip. Then to spend some time visiting friends and family between San Diego and Austin, before rounding off her trip in the southern states. She is due to fly out of Nashville, TN, on Thursday 5th September.
I’m going to stop in Sturgis until Friday 9th August, in order to see Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Buffalo Chip. I really hope they turn up this time. I’ll still have a few days before Doreen flies in, so the plan is to take a scenic route down to Denver to reunite with Doreen. Because we’ll only have the one bike, I’ll have to forward more than half my luggage on for collection in Nashville. This will include all my cold weather gear, so I hope the weather behaves for us.
Doreen isn’t going to get much time to recover from her long flight, because after one night in Denver, we’ll be hitting the road again. The plan is to take in more of the beautiful Rockies, with its waterfalls and switchbacks, riding west to Glenwood Springs. From there it’s south down to Montrose and then Durango, via the Million Dollar Highway – another of America’s great motorcycle roads, before cutting west again to Cortez.
From Cortez, it should be sightseeing all the way. Right by Cortez is the Mesa Verde National Park, then onto Four Corners Monument, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah meet. From there we’ll be heading up to Mexican Hat in southern Utah, but not before visiting the Navajo National Monument and Monument Valley.
|From South Utah|