Rivers Deep Mountains High

Trip Start Aug 28, 2011
Trip End Sep 30, 2011

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Flag of United States  , Colorado
Friday, September 9, 2011

Wow I didn't think it could get any better but it keeps doing it on me. Today I wend from the desert landscape of Pueblo through the the mountains getting to a height of 11,300 ft and a temperature of 7C into the lush green valleys climbing back out via mountain passes and into the desert landscape once more around Grand junction. There were so many spectacular views but traveling at 60 mph it is hard to stop. Also I find that the roads I traveled on are not set up for tourists and photography. You have to steal the pictures. Just to make my day interesting, I was stopped in a traffic jam for about three hours and while stopped a truck driver recommended a different road that was made for bikes and it was...the road followed a deep river gorge that was spectacular  but no shoulder to stop and take a picture from and the road at this point was 25 mph twisties I didn't want to stop. Once the road straitened out Mother Nature didn't want me to get bored so it arranged for a rather large thunder and lightning display complete with BIG drops of rain. I had seen the storm on the horizon so I had my rain gear on and didn't get to wet. So I straggled into Grand Junction and my 'trusty' GPS (note how my mind changes on it) got me to the hotel we were having the Bike Rally at and I quickly settled myself in. Before getting into the meet-&-greet though I hightailed over to the Dennies and had something to eat. The Meet-&-Greet after was fun getting to know everyone after. Plans were made to go for long rides tomorrow but after my long rrides I think I need a shorter one. But we'll see.
I'll put up more than usual of the photo's today as I am too tired to edit....sorry
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