My Bud Did Not Blink - Tombstone - GoPro Goes Flying

by eric 22. August 2014 15:44

So me and my buddy Mike decide to take a ride down to Tombstone. The day we are going to leave it's raining and it's raining pretty hard. So I'm waiting for the call from Mike, you know the call do you really think we should go on this trip? Well Mike shows up at 8am dressed in rain gear it's pouring out and it looks like we might get some clear weather in a 100 or so miles. No such luck, 325 miles of rain or wet. Turn on the news after arriving in Tombstone and it turns out there was major rain all over the state. At least when we got to Tombstone it stop raining for a while, we did the tourist thing and had a decent dinner.



On the way back we had good weather except for about 20 miles of light rain. I noticed that my GoPro camera seemed to be shaking around a bit, more than normal. I only had about 6 miles to go and kept riding. Of course the mount broke and I was able to catch it momentarily with my foot and give it a little punt away from the bike. It hit the ground and I saw it explode into pieces, I was bummed. Well it turned out the case did its job, found the battery, camera, LCD back and it was still working. So now I'm bummed because I lost the memory card and I think I had some good video of the walls of water we were riding in. Need a new case, but I'm impressed that it survived the impact at 60 mph.







Five National Parks In Utah And Good Eats

by eric 12. August 2014 04:49

Even though we experienced rain everyday it was still a good road trip. Visiting Caynonlands, Arches, Capital Reef, Zion and Bryce National Parks and we rode through Escalante Grand Staircase. By the way Capital Reef is a park that you don't pay to enter and if you miss the sign you might not know that you were there.


We stayed in Moab, Escalante and Kanab and rode about 1200 miles in four days; it was a relaxing road trip. If you go to Moab I recommend the Moab Brewery, in Escalante I would go to Escalante Outfitters they had good pizza and in Kanab I've always liked The Rocking V Cafe.









Bryce and Zion National Park Never Disappoints

by eric 11. August 2014 14:09

These are repeat parks for me, I'm partial to Bryce it's just an easier park to see the sights from the road. Zion is a really nice park to ride through and it makes for a good loop to Kanab coming out of the park and dropping into Arizona and back up to Kanab.











Arches National Park & Canyonlands National Park

by eric 11. August 2014 03:52

Day two with my buddy Mike, we head out to visit a few National Parks. I've never been to these National Parks and we've decided to make this road trip about visiting the parks. If you get a chance you should visit these parks, but I say that about every National Park.


Arches National Park Canyonlands National Park










Monument Valley The Road To Moab

by eric 5. August 2014 02:08

We had a planned a ride to Colorado with our first night in Moab. We almost made it to Moab without any rain, but in the last 75 miles we got plenty. Luckily it wasn't raining during the most scenic part of the ride. After having a few beers and a bit to eat at the Moab Brewery we went with plan B, instead of Colorado we would stay in Utah.






Riding On The Million Dollar Highway

by Eric 22. June 2014 04:06


530 Miles And The Million Dollar Highway

by eric 22. June 2014 04:02

Waking up at 5am in Rico I can tell you it's cold, frost on the seat and I knew heated gear was in order and after plugging in it was up the San Juan Skyway across through Ridgway and onto the Million Dollar Highway. I was there last year but had to ride it in the rain; it's much better when it's dry. This is my third time riding this spectacular road and don't ever think I'll tire of it. It was a long day covering 500+ miles on mainly secondary roads.




Riding On The San Juan Skyway

by Eric 21. June 2014 13:56

Rico Colorado & The San Juan Skyway

by eric 21. June 2014 13:50

I've never rode on the San Juan Skyway and never been to Rico. So after talking to a guy at a Pub he told me I should check it out and off I went. Rico is a small town of about 200 located on Highway 145. I stayed at the Rico Hotel and had one of the best dinners I've had in a long time at the Argentine Grill located in the hotel.







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