The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

We’d had a pretty spectacular day at The Arches but Canyonlands offered the chance at some serious off road action. How serious became really apparent once I walked out onto the Promontory and looked down.   But I’m getting ahead of myself. Before you do anything in this park, you have to pay your fee …

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As we exited the cool temperate confines of rock that surround the Sandy Arch we were once again subjected to the harsh morning Sun. Temperatures were already in the mid nineties and we weren’t even at 10am yet. We decided to do the loop for Broken Arch. It should be noted that the distance on …

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Our campsite. There’s only so much shade and as the sun sinks lower on the horizon, even that disappears. The Sun keeps up its intensity right up to the point where it slips below the horizon. You’ve got a brief window of pleasant temperature each morning before it begins its assault on you the second …

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I’m not going to go into my time in SLC on the blog as I want to dedicate more time and space to it in another format. However I did finally get to meet my friend David and spend some time with he and his family and that was cool. David’s a pretty deep thinker …

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Leaving Torrey, Utah I climbed quickly into the mountains. You get used to always having to deal with changes in temperature. The bike for the most part doesn’t care. The loose nut behind the handlebars is another story. These days I pack for all kinds of weather. So while my jacket might be mesh, it has …

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Well wifi has been an issue this trip and it’s been hard to keep up with uploading pictures. Still, that just means I’ll need some time after I’m home to finish updating everything I’ve seen and done on this trip. Meanwhile I’ll try to keep it interesting with what I do have, picture wise. Colorado …

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Seepapoo Bridge, the largest natural bridge in the world. Us491 Brought me to Montecillo and then I took US 191 down through Blanding to US 95. Needless to say I was riding through some pretty stunning scenery. This of course was going to be the mainstay of riding through Colorado and Utah. Everything is stark, …

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Welcome back. I’ve been having trouble finding decent wifi at the places I’ve been staying. Right now I’m at the Airport Ramada in Salt Lake City and you’d think, big chain hotel. It should have decent wifi. I does not. It comes and goes like the wind. Needless to say, this post is a few …

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Yesterday, I visited Mesa Verde National Park. Home of numerous cliff dwellings of the Ancient Pueblo Ancestors. A people that lived in and around the area from 600 AD till about 1300AD after which they moved on. The cliff dwellings started up around 1200AD but I’ll get to all of that in a sec. The …

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And by we, I mean, myself and the bike. The day dawned bright and clear. It was as if the storm from the night before had not only knocked the humidity from the air but also the temperature. Of course I’d barely gotten any sleep the night before. Between the thunderstorm, which was pretty impressive …

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