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A Ride Through the Rockies

In the morning we got an early start and headed 30 miles up I-25 to Fort Collins, where, after doing the obligatory freeway-to-town commute, we picked up US 14 west into the Rockies. This was a tremendous road, and it … Continue reading

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… and Back Down to the Valley

Today we were reversing our steps a little bit so we could meet an old friend of Päivi’s in the Denver area. P had been an au pair for a year in Steamboat Springs a number of years back, and … Continue reading

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Arrival in Colorado

We’d given ourselves an extra 20 miles today due to our early stop, but for once we managed to get on the road decently early and ride without stopping for long stretches. We made progress. We hit Colorado before noon, … Continue reading

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Rain, and Wyoming

We had one of those nights at the campground last night that we’ve heard stories about but always just laughed about and thought would never happen to us. The sky started growing dark in the west around 7 or 8 … Continue reading

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Nebraska, Nebraska!

In the morning I wanted to do a hike, but Päivi was itching to get on the road while traffic was low (she was not enjoying the 385 quite the way I was), and she won. The road actually started … Continue reading

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Prairie to Mountains

One of the greatest things about doing a motorcycle trip out west, as opposed to, say, flying out and renting a bike, or trailering the bike behind your car, is that every day gets better than the last. It’s like … Continue reading

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Still South Dakota

Last night another guest was out in the parking lot at our motel checking out our bikes. Of course I wanted to check his out too, since it was a non-Harley and did so while we talked. A Honda ST … Continue reading

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South Dakota!

People probably think I’m crazy when I say South Dakota is one of my favorite states, but it is. It’s a state like California or New York that has more than a bit of everything. Today we rode on US … Continue reading

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Into the Prairie

We awoke early but had a leisurely morning, ultimately heading out at 9. Still a record by about an hour. Our first road, Minnesota 60 West, was an excellent one – delicious curves, good, smooth pavement, and no traffic. We … Continue reading

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Across the Mississippi

In the morning the mosquitos were a little bit less bad, but still made their presence felt. I spent some time cleaning my bike anyway, as a lot of the oil from the chain had accumulated on my exhaust and … Continue reading

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