Today was one of the reasons I’m on this journey. When I showed up here in Colorado, I reached out to riders in the area on social media and it didn’t take long for Pete West at “Blinky’s Mountain Riders” to invite me on a day ride. We met at Pete’s house in between morning showers and was greeted with waffles and coffee by his lovely wife Lisa. Already there was George on Woodys old GS, Tana also on a BMW and Brady on his KTM. It’s such a small community because George hosted me on my 2016 four corners trip the day before “Woody Stock” at Woodys wheel works . Tana and Brady were at Woodys that day also! Not much longer at Pete’s we were joined by the rest of the gang: Kevin on an Indian, Leon on a Suzuki, Triston on a GS, Ken on a Goldwing, Mike on a KTM and Jeff on a Can Am. It’s so refreshing to ride with so many different kind of bikes!
We headed north up to the Glen Echo resort/campground on Poudre Canyon Rd. It’s north of the Rocky Mountain National Park. One rest stop was planned on the way in Masonville. There is a cool old Mercantile with a little mini old west town across the street.
The scenery was amazing! It was tough trying to keep up with George in the lead to stop and get pics, but my mouth was open most of the way in awe of the beauty!
A great lunch in Glen Echo, then George and a couple of the Adventure guys headed north on the fire roads into Wyoming while the rest of us stuck to the pavement to just about retrace our route south. I peeled off before the road gang made it to Golden Colorado for dinner.
I did however stop for a pic in Colorado’s cleanest town 😉
Thank you Pete and your gang for letting me join y’all!