Day 9 – Collision III Group Ride

•June 14, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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Day 5 – Grand Junction to Manitou Springs

•June 9, 2015 • 1 Comment

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Day 4 – Kayenta to Grand Junction

•June 8, 2015 • 3 Comments

A 355 mile day, from Kayenta, AZ to Grand Junction, CO. Amazing day.

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A game of mountain bike polo happening in Durango:

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Day 3 – Vegas to Kayenta

•June 7, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Today was an unbelievable day. Not only Zion, but every mile of the ride. I’m too tired to write so I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

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Day 2 – Paso Robles to Vegas

•June 6, 2015 • 1 Comment

Been a while, old friend.

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Only 5 1/2 hours of sleep last night but that’s par for the course lately. My room was lacking coffee of any kind (oh, the humanity) so I shook the fog off and headed out. Denny’s was a beacon of light shining through the darkness.

Today it’s a 400 mile bomb through the Mojave to Vegas.

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Really doing my best on this trip to not get a sunburned nose. I always end up like Rudolph. We’ll see how long I make it. Sunblock isn’t enough on days where it’s all sun all day so I busted out the hanky.

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The heat got to be too much with the jacket and gloves on so I went down to just a t-shirt. Felt great!

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Pulled into Mario’s around 4:15. Great to be here!

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First stop – Paso Robles

•June 6, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Made it to Paso Robles in just over 3 hours. Traffic getting out of the Bay Area was insane, of course, being a Friday afternoon. But thanks to the beautify of lane splitting I was able to keep cruising through, even when traffic was at a dead stop.

Made it to my hotel, unpacked the bike…

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…and headed to the venue, which was beautiful.

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And it was a perfect night for a show.

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Strangest thing… when I bought my ticket, according to the seating chart on Ticketmaster it looked like I was going to be 12-15 rows back, in row EE. But when I got to my row tonight, it was 5 rows from the front, and with the way the rows arched around, and my seat being the last one on the end, I was actually, somehow, front row. I couldn’t believe it.

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Could not have been happier with my seat. It was amazing.

The venue wouldn’t let me in with my real camera so all I got were iPhone pics, but they’ll have to do.

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Unbelievable show. So, so good. Wow.

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And I’m off…

•June 5, 2015 • Leave a Comment

It’s easy enough to talk about riding 4,000 miles in 16 days, but now it’s time to actually do it. I’m off for my great adventure. First stop, Paso Robles for a Tedeschi Trucks Band show tonight at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre.

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