well, were finally here and settled in to our casita. So far, so good. The location, on the beach, away from the main road and I an I crowded kiting area, seems perfect. Our living room and bedroom windows face east, so we see the sunrise over the water every morning. There are three one … More La Ventana….or actually El Sargento
Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, Scottsdale, Red Mtn, Gold Canyon, Catalina Mountains, Casa Grande Mountains, and Fantasy Island So Arizona has many faces—cold weather, hot weather, rainstorms, exciting exposed mountain bike trails, smooth gravel paths, loose uphill washes with loose gravel and babyheads, great camping, mountains, attack cacti of all kinds, open landscapes, even wooded terrain and … More All of Arizona in one post!
After more than a year in close quarters and with two vehicles, it was time to take a break. I took the Jeep, bought a sleeping bag and tent and headed out from Golden for 10 days. Butch took the van and headed to Loveland. Granby was my first stop. A day in Rocky Mountain … More Ten Day Solo Southwest Jeep Tour
From Moab we headed north and east to Golden where we camped two days at Chief Hosa Park–the oldest RV park in the country. Thank goodness they had new bathrooms. A short drive put us at the light rail station that goes right into downtown Denver. We rode it the night we got there to … More Buffalo Creek-Golden and Denver
Cindy, Steve, Mike, Jack and Tom all flew to Denver and arrived in Moab to meet up with us on Monday. Tuesday we rode all of Navajo Rocks in a figure 8 pattern, about 17 miles with 2400 feet of climbing. Then into the hot tub that was at the rental house. The legs were … More Moab made better with friends
With our return to Park City, we chose two new trails. The first day we rode Mid Mtn from Empire to Park City and then added a climb up Jenny’s and a descent in the woods that was alongside the Mtn coaster. At first we thought the squeals were either injured bikers or others descending … More Park City. Even better the second time around
Well, a week in Bend, watching grand kids play soccer, riding a few of our favorite trails—Tyler’s. COD, Grand Slam, Storm King, Catch and Release, Swampy, Swede Ridge. Butch got to ride with his grandson, Finn. We left Bend with the toy hauler (Jeep) in tow and head through desolate Eastern Oregon to Boise. The … More Boise will be Boise
After months without a trace of rain, we saw three days of rain on Quadra and on the ferry back to Vancouver. From Bellingham back to Bend the weather continuously improved. Picked up Paula’s bike and camped one night at Viento (love those train horns and the light drizzle) and one night at Memaloose. Post … More back to Oregon, on to Bend
Leaving HR, we headed north to Olympia, WA (the capitol). The ferry was booked, so we had a day to kill and found a shop to rent a bike. What a way to appreciate my own bike—the only bike they had for me was a Kona hard tail with cable disc brakes…it was a good … More The Pacific Northwest and Vancouver Island
So once we started packing and getting ready to leave Hood River, getting on the road started looking better and better. Butch’s bike finally came into the local bike shop and they built it up. Mine was still going to be delayed, so Sunday afternoon we drove out of town minus one mountain bike and … More Leaving Hood River and the summer behind….