Journey to the High Country, Pt. 6

Million Dollar Highway

Well, here we are, Part 6 of my Colorado ride report. This is the closing chapter of my ride, but it’s a big one! Looks like I’m still in Salida… July 1, 2013 – Million Dollar Highway, Part 1 Waking up in Salida, the day looked like it’d be a good one…for awhile at least. […]

Journey to the High Country, Pt. 5

Mt. Evans

Welcome to Part 5 of my ride report! At this point in the story, I’m nearing the end of my adventure; however, I still had a few days of fun left. Let’s pick it up in Georgetown, where I’d spent the last 2 nights… Sunday, June 30th – Mt. Evans and South, beginning the final […]

Journey to the High Country, Pt. 4

Loveland Pass

Welcome to Part 4 of my Colorado ride report! At the moment, in this trip, I’m holed up just north of Buena Vista, CO…let’s get the show on the road! Friday, June 28th – Mmm, Loveland Pass I woke up to a dusty campsite; the wind was blowing and dust was coating everything…almost as bad […]

Journey to the High Country, Pt. 3

McClure Pass - Colorado 7/2013

Welcome to Part 3 of my Colorado ride report. The scenic hits keep coming in this edition! In the last part, I had pitched my tent for the night in Glenwood Springs, CO; we start there… Thursday, June 27th – Black Canyon of the Gunnison & Cottonwood Pass I woke up at a somewhat more […]

Journey to the High Country, Pt. 2

Rocky Mountain National Park, summit

Welcome to Part 2 of my Colorado Ride Report. Things start to get adventurous from here on out; enjoy! Two days are covered and there are a ton of photos… Tuesday, June 25th – Rocky Mountain National Park Today was a free day as my brother and nephew were going out mountain biking, so I […]

I Miss My Roadcrafter

Me cruising on US129, aka, The Dragon

I’m an unabashed fan of Aerostich gear having owned my Roadcrafter one-piece suit for 8 years and using it almost exclusively ever since. In fact, until recently, I could count the number of times I didn’t use it on any ride over the past 8 years on ONE hand. 4 weeks ago today, I sent […]

The Weather Gods Conspire Against Us


Well, it figures. For the previous week and a half, we’ve enjoyed spring/summer type weather with temps in the 70’s and 80’s, but now it looks like the weather gods have decided that we need to revert back to late winter for a bit, lol. We’re currently saddled with temps in the 30’s and 40’s, […]