Preparing for ride
- that is all that fits
Riding to Crested Butte!
Riding in the rain through Breckenridge - one of four storms we rode through
A rainbow shines after we arrive in Crested Butte
Views of/from The Inn at Crested Butte
Views of/from The Inn at Crested Butte - the room was cozy and comfy
The Secret Stash
Pizza tosser extraordinaire @ the Secrete Stash in Crested Butte. The 'tinis were awesome too
Creste Butte sites
Fireweed growing on Main Street
City Hall - when a fire in a building across the street threatened the City Hall, the miners dynamited the fire to keep the Hall safe.
Many interesting benches and chairs around town
Resting on a wagon wheel chair with metalwork fencing in a small garden
The License Plate house was started by a local couple in the 'early days' of Crested Butte
Clear blue skies and comfortable adironack chairs
The town museum with a wall commemorating local townsfolk - great stories on this wall.
Time to ride this bench...
Meow - lots of character in every nook and cranny
Overlook on the way to Gothic
View from Gothic
Aspen forest going up Kebler pass - this is a special route
Coming back into town from Kebler Pass. a nice dirt and paved road.
On the way to Moab
Heading out over Kebler Pass. What was a nice hard packed dirt road was now a squishy, squirmy road as county maintenance chose THIS day to do road grading.
Coal plant in Somerset
The bleakest landscape of the trip, near Cisco, Utah
Finally, someplace with shade… and the Colorado River! near the Dewey Bridge
Entrada and Navajo sandsone glowing red
Cheesy peace, love, and 'born in the USA' photo next to the Colorado River with Arches National Park in the background
Through the dirty windshield are some amazing walls of rock!
Afternoon sun turning the walls red.
Yes, its hot. We rode with our visors up to stay 'cool'
View towards Moab
Lots of layers of red rock here! and a bit of Canyonlands in the distance
Arches at Sunset
After entering Arches National Park, the road climbs steeply through some tight switchbacks.
The picture is tilted because my bike is leaned over for the curve
After the climb, we came around a curve and found a rainbow!
Light reflecting off the rocks
Shadows made new landscapes against the rock walls.