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Old 09-06-2017, 07:55 AM
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Today I'm embarking on a 1600 mile round trip to Colorado.
I'll be taking the boulevard.
Ii was going to take Abby, but thought better of traveling through Denver with a dog on my tank.
She's gonna be PO'd.

I'm planning on a slow trip up, and camping along the way.
I bought a new tent, in case I need it.

I'll be traveling mountains most of the way.
As the map shows, I'll be heading into the mountains starting in Flagstaff. Then up to Durango, then Montrose, then Monarch, and finally ending in Aurora.

Other than the route, which could change at any time, nothing is planned except visiting my daughter, and meeting my (arggh) grand daughter who is nine, for the first time.

My daughter is preparing to move from a real craphole apt in Denver, so I won't even be going there, I hope.

Searching the internet for a few days, I couldn't find a decent motel with proper amenities, and good bike in front of the door parking.
Everything I came across that was somewhat doable had reviews that were amazingly horrible.

Then an idea struck me. Something I've never done before.
AirBNB.
After about two hours of searching, I found a great little place I'll be staying at while in Denver.
They seem like a nice couple, and people just love them and their place. The best part, is it'll be about three times less than a motel.

I plan to update frequently, and hope to make this thread rather picture heavy.

Stay tuned.

If ya want to.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:58 AM
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Sounds like a blast. Don't start any wildfires.
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Sounds like a blast. Don't start any wildfires.
I'm really not the campfire type. And yeah, I don't want my butt kicked by smokey bear.
I'm bringing a handful of sterno type dealies, but they're a bit better and are rated at 6 hours each.
Mostly I'll use them for cowboy coffee in the morning.
I'm not taking a whole lot of stuff, just going to keep it simple.

It's getting light out, time to finish loading up.
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Sounds like fun! Are you just doing it as a road trip, or have you got somewhere you gotta be?
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Sounds like fun! Are you just doing it as a road trip, or have you got somewhere you gotta be?
The objective is to see one of my daughters and her kid, and as a really, really long shot, possibly make amends with the other.
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Watch out for deer. Should be a beautiful ride this time of year.
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The objective is to see one of my daughters and her kid, and as a really, really long shot, possibly make amends with the other.
This looks awesome Joe. Have fun!

Maybe you can make amends, I hope you can
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Well, I've made it to Montrose, 300 mi to Denver tomorrow.
I've been taking some pics with my not so smart iphone.

They post up the size of a whole page.
I'll have to resize them, and post them later.

There's some really crazy curves up there at 11,000 feet!
It started raining today, and it was cold enough that I thought it might snow.

Danm campgrounds out here want $35 to pitch a tent, and for that price, they won't even do it for you.
The world. It has changed so much.
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Blm is free!
Stay safe out there
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Hurry up with the pics, Joe!

And stay safe. Didja bring your hog leg?
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Hurry up with the pics, Joe!

And stay safe. Didja bring your hog leg?
I'm trying to resize these monster pics.
Let's see if this works.
I haven't had time to organize anything, so here's some random shots from Colorado to hold you over.
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Are you just showing me these patches, or are you gonna send me some?
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Sure why not. Christmas is coming up soon and I have nothing for you.

Are you gonna get a shabby, sheepskin lined denim vest to sew them on?
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Are you just showing me these patches, or are you gonna send me some?
Don't look like you need no patch Joe ! You pick up a hitch hiker ?


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Are you gonna get a shabby, sheepskin lined denim vest to sew them on?
Do you think I should?

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Don't look like you need no patch Joe ! You pick up a hitch hiker ?

I'd never tell!
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I'm jealous, I want to do a similar run to Shasta lake sometime, bedroll and small tent
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I'm jealous, I want to do a similar run to Shasta lake sometime, bedroll and small tent
Just stay away from the KOA's.
Those folks will charge you $35 to pitch a tent.
And for what used to be the price of a motel, they oughta pitch it for you, but they don't. I asked.

They also don't provide any meals.

It was getting dark, and I was tired.
For $15 more, the lady rented me this little home depot cabin thing.
Then I ordered a pizza delivered.
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For $15 more, the lady rented me this little home depot cabin thing.
Did she have a Texas accent? Was her name Stephanie? From Tuff Sheds? Tell her to stop calling me. I don't want to put a shed on a trailer at this time.
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For $15 more, the lady rented me this little home depot cabin thing.
Looks like a great place to get murdered.
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