Monday, May 23, 2022

Riding east for a change

As mentioned before I'm doing the SCMA California Triple Crown.

Additionally I also signed  up for the 15 Best roads in the US.

I got started on those this week. I'll be snagging three roads; UT 128, Colo 145, and New Mexico's enchanted circle that goes around Taos.

The place to begin these roads is in Moab, Utah.

This is the Beautiful Sr 128 from Cisco to Moab.

Next I rode to Norwood Colorado, where I spent the night in the Norwood Hotel (highly recommended) then got up to ride the Dolores Canyon Road from Placerville to Cortez Colorado.

Next road is the Enchanted Circle. The Enchanted Circle goes around Taos New Mexico.

Here's a sign for the Enchanted Circle road....unfortuantly it's not enchanted enough to keep from getting shot at.
When I stopped at this post office to get the required picture these gentleman stopped and talked to me for a while so I included them in the picture. Both very nice gentleman..the second man is hidden behind my windscreen.
There is a very nice Vietnam Veterans Memorial along the Route however rain was threatening so I only stopped for a moment for these few pictures.

And that's it for this trip. 
I was able to mark off three roads which is a good start on the 15 US best. 
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Saturday, May 14, 2022

May in So Cal

The second week in May I'm able to go to Indio, California again to check off more Triple Crown targets.

Cabrillo National Monument. If you look hard enough through the haze you can see what I'm pretty sure is San Diego

Row after row after row after..... 😢

San Diego de Acala Mission

A lonely road....

Mecca, California

Santa Rosa San Jacinto Mt National Monument

Riding through Coachella I see this statue...the compound was locked up tight and there were no signs telling its purpose.

Bev followed me in the car on the way to Indio and again on the way home. We stopped in Joshua NP for a photo op,

And on our way home we stopped at a rest stop and met these to two lovely ladies from France. A Mother and Daughter, and they were so pleasant to chat with... I even offered to take mom on a ride, but she (probably wisely) declined.  😀
They are in the States for three weeks I hope they enjoy their time in our country!

And another stop this time for gas ($8.00 per gallon) ((I should have gotten gas at Amboy, but didn't)) so I stopped at a Chevron between Amboy and Searchlight...hence the high price. I only got a gallon and a half - enough to get me to Searchlight.

While there this guy, Steve struck up an enjoyable conversation.
He lives in Az and rides that beautiful 'busa. 
If I were going to give Steve a nickname it would be simply; 
Steve the Speed!

So another foray into So Cal in search of the Triple Crown comes to a close. Next I'll start getting the north and middle Cal roads, Parks, and Missions.

Thanks for reading!