Day 14, Friday, August 8, 2008
Trip Start Jul 26, 2008
22Trip End Aug 17, 2008
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Well we should be hitting the road soon. I just got up extra early to update my travelblog as this is the first hotel that we come across in days with a business center and acceptable internet access speeds. We intend to take US160 to I-25 that will take us to Denver, and we shall then cross over to I-76 and end the day somewhere in Nebraska. Either today or tomorrow we shall officially have criss-crossed the nation !!! Woohooo :o)
Bye for now amigos !!!
Update No. 2
We departed Monte Vista at 9:30am
A3 C14 odometer reading 8280 miles
Rusty 1200 RT odometer reading 29746 miles
Well here we are at the end of day 14. Can't believe we have been riding for two weeks now. We made some changes in our route planning today and decided to head east out of Colorado Springs (http://www.springsgov.com/), instead of Denver. So we finnished up our ride on SR160 and hopped on I-25 to Colorado Springs where we got on SR24 till Limon, Colorado (where we had lunch) and then hopped on the I-70 eastbound.
I-70 is just farm land after farm land after farm land. Potatoes, Corn, Wheat, Alfalfa (Hay), and Sun Flower fields is all we saw for hours and hours. Other than the enormous Sun Flower fields, which were spectacular to see, the ride was quite monotonous.
Ok, I am going to tell you a story of something that happened today, but promise not to tell anyone; ok? We stopped off on the side of I-70 because I wanted to take a picture with the Sun Flower fields, but when we were done with that I had to ......
We stopped off in Colby for a great steak dinner (finally) at Montana Mikes (http://www.stockadecompanies.com/OurRestaurants/MMHome/default.aspx). We finnished the day at 8:30pm CST in Hays, Kansas at the Baymont Inn & Suites (http://www.baymontinns.com/Baymont/control/home).
We rode a respectable 514 miles today; less than we had hoped to accomplish, but not bad considering all the small towns and low speed limits we had to traverse through
I'm already planning a few rides (shorter ones) for next year; Arizona/New Mexico (5 days) and Norther Colorado and Utah (5 days). Whose in?
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