Motorcycling

Maps: Tour du Colorado

August 29, 2009

A leisurely weekend ride from Aurora to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, up Mt. Evans (at 14,220 feet the highest paved road in the U.S.), stopping in Idaho Springs for a Buffalo burger lunch followed by a quick stroll through downtown Boulder, and back home in time to catch an evening showing of the G.I. Joe movie […]

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Maps: California to Denver

August 29, 2009

Check out our exact riding route from California to Denver. The markers represent our final stops each night. Click “view larger” link at the bottom of the map to view the map at full size along with the marker descriptions. View Walnut Creek, CA to Aurora, CO in a larger map

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Travelling the Backroads

August 28, 2009

Our adventure began with us leaving Walnut Creek, California and heading northeast towards Sacramento with an ultimate destination of Aurora, Colorado – located just south of Denver. Because there’s no rush and no reason to spend our days riding the 8-lane slab of Highway 80, we looked for alternate routes – which quickly turned into […]

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To Bonneville and Beyond

August 14, 2009

To Bonneville and Beyond: Cruising though the lonesome Nevada landscape of hwy 50, we saw handfuls of motorcyclists passing us by in the other direction. For the most part, they were huge outfitted motorcycles consisting mostly of dressered Harley Davidson’s, Honda Goldwings, BMW’s, and a smattering of sport tourers. For these long stretches of straight […]

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Historical Context: Lawrence of Arabia and Motorcycle Helmets

May 29, 2009

We recently watched the film Lawrence of Arabia as part of our ongoing movie research. The film starts with the death of Lawrence as he’s zooming through the English country side on his motorcycle. According to Wikipedia: “A dip in the road obstructed his view of two boys on their bicycles; he swerved to avoid […]

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