Monthly Archives: June 2016

Closing the Loop, Heading Home

Scott and I took a relatively long drive, yesterday: from Cottonwood Hot Springs to Pagosa Springs. We split up and took two different routes. I wanted some of the US 50 experience and he wanted to try out a barely-marked … Continue reading

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Old Colorado, New Colorado

Yesterday, I passed through Vail, never one of my favorite places in Colorado. The last 20 years have been tough on that part of Colorado. 1%’ers have cluttered up the mountains with their litterbox condos and incredibly ugly shopping centers. … Continue reading

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Only Mortal

All Rights Reserved © 2008 Thomas W. Day In 2008, a few weeks before I took off on a month-long bike trip to eastern North America, I accidentally ran a test on my self-confidence. You’d think that a 60+ year … Continue reading

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Our Own Worst Enemies

Yesterday, on the way up to Steamboat Springs via CO 14, I got a taste of why the MMSC keeps publishing those silly “Start Seeing Motorcycles” stickers. The road was pretty packed with bicyclists for the first 40 miles. RVs … Continue reading

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And Into the Mountains

Yesterday, I rode from Valentine to Sterling, Colorado. I started early and stopped often. US 20 and US 83 are old stomping grounds for me. Back in the late-70’s, this was US 83 and I drove that path to death. … Continue reading

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Tires Make the Man

All Rights Reserved © 2013 Thomas W. Day I am officially retired as of this summer. “No more pencils, no more books, no more rules, no more teacher’s dirty looks.” Ok, the dirty looks came from me, but I’m done … Continue reading

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Is This A Good Thing?

For those of you who still imagine there is such a thing as “German Quality,” the news that “Ducati Is Not For Sale” is probably a good thing. For those of us who wouldn’t consider an overpriced, overcomplicated, barely-supported Ducati … Continue reading

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