Monday, May 20, 2013

Pie Run

Vegashotwheeler sets up a pie run to Mt Carmel, Ut.
It's raining when I get up.

Water falling from the sky, still I ride to eat some pie.
 On the road by bike or car, eating healthy will get you far.
 Rode to eat some Ho-made pies, it was hard to look at her eyes.
  Here's the guy that put out the feeler, "who wants pies?" 
After pies I still had lots of clock,
so I rode up Bryce Canyon to see the red rock.

 Back country roads are relaxing to me,
and going this pace I get good MPG.'s past time for rhyme.

The next morning.
I've always wanted to ride the Hell's Backbone, a 38 mile long dirt road connecting the towns of Escalante and Boulder.
 The Hell's Backbone bridge. It has a 1500 foot drop on both sides. The road was built in 1933 by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Core). This is the third version of the bridge (rebuilt 3 times).

 After Hell's Backbone, I fluff up my tires and head for the barn.
Old building in the town of Scipio.
And off to home, but not quickly... 100 miles from the house my oil filter has a seal failure and I have to sit by the road (in a rainstorm) for a couple hours til two of my sons come and rescue me.
I can't (or shouldn't anyway) complain, I have over 250,000 miles of riding and this is the first breakdown (of either kind...) I've had to be rescued from.
Next ride? Alaska.


Steve said...

Fantastic Photos, pity about the blown seal. Thats an unusual thing to happen. Otherwise a fantastic day riding..

RichardM said...

Wonderful photos of Bryce and Hell's Backbone. Is the seal failure very common or is something else plugged up?

Trobairitz said...

Great pictures. Love the name of the pie place. How can you go wrong with pie?

The photos of the cliffs are beautiful, I've never been through there.

I concur - bummer about the seal and having to wait to be rescued, but rain might have been better than a 100 degree day for that to happen.

Ken said...

Chiller - This is the first oil filter failure I've ever experienced. I have to wonder if I might have not lubed the seal well enough or....?
Anyway, thanks for reading!

Richard - It is uncommon. Something plugged maybe, or possibly I put too much oil in...
Thanks for dropping in!

Trobairitz - Thanks for thinking of that silver lining.
I have to admit; laying on my back in the weeds on the side of the road, wearing my rain gear, helmet on (gloves on visor to block the sun), and hearing the 'pitter patter' of rain drops on my coat was quite relaxing....
You believe me right? :)
Thanks for reading!

Unknown said...

Its so awesome to see pictures of places I've actually been. It makes me appreciate stuff close by just that much more. Nice pics.

Ken said...

Brad - Thanks for reading!

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