Thursday, June 25, 2009


This ladybug hitch hiker hung on for about 20 miles. Slowed down when entering a small village and it flew off. Hope it likes its new environment. Click on picture to expand it.
I'm bored. Doesn't this cloud take the form of an old bushy faced guy with a big nose getting ready to huff and puff and blow something down?
Or maybe it looks like an ol' guy barreling down the road on his motorcycle.
That's about it for Kansas. Not my most favorite for scenic views. Aaron, break out the steaks and the Haagen Dazs coffee ice cream. I don't want to hear any "Cats in the cradle crap!"

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


There's no order to these pictures...just pictures.
This is a popular activity in mountain streams. Looks like fun, but every once in a while, someone falls out of the raft. They're still looking for some guy who got dumped from a raft a couple of days ago.
The water is cold.
Okay Bob, put the camera down.
My eyelid did not open wide enough for the camera lens in my bionic eye to take a proper picture.

Monday, June 22, 2009


I know there are other net sites where one can upload pictures, but I'd rather select a few from the many I have taken and post them here.
Since Cheyenne, I've spent some time in and around Fort Collins, Denver, and Colorado Springs. All very busy places with lots of traffic. The around these places are not so hectic. Estes Park and Manitou Springs with all sorts of little shops selling everything imaginable, no frills restaurants, and overrun with tourists. Oh yes, and the ice cream, fudge, and candy shops. Cripple Creek where old people go to play the slots. Black Hawk, a small community all by itself with several casinos smack dab in the middle of a mountain pass. Lots of people. I've been to CO before and saw many other sights then, but this was the first time I rode my bike to the top of Pikes Peak. Cold at the top.
Line was long getting through the fee station, but it was a great day and no rain in sight.
The road doesn't look too bad at the start.
However, several miles of it was gravel. Dry and in pretty good shape, so not too bad.
The worse part was the many, many hair pin turns and wondering if the vehicle coming down the hill was within its' lane as I rounded the turn.
One strong wind gust and it's bye, bye bike. No guard rails and just a couple of feet from the drop off. Let me see...Do I suffer from vertigo?
It is cold up here and the wind is blowin'.
I hope this bird isn't heading for me to take a dump.
A little lower down the mountainside where there are a few hiking trails. The O2 is better, as well.
I think this was a reservoir that could be seen from the top of the mountain.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Ah, Motel 6. Not only will they leave the light on for you, they will also provide automatic wake-up noise.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Took a country road from Utah into Wyoming. Went over a couple of mountain passes and it was cold. Had to put on more clothes.
Break for road repair.
Trying to outrun this.

Love these low traffic country roads.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


It was starting to get hot in Las Vegas at 8am, so I decided to head north towards cooler weather.

Highway cut through mountain leaving Nevada and heading into Utah.
What a great looking sky.
It started to cloud up shortly after crossing state line. Lucky the rain was on either side of me.
Made it through the rain behind me before it got to the highway.
I'm doing the 80 mph speed limit, and cars are whizzing past me like I'm standing still.
More storms to the left and right of me.
Why stop in Nephi? This in front convinced me. Half an hour after I got checked in to the motel, it rained buckets.