IF MY ENTRY IS LESS THAN 2 HOURS OLD I MAY STILL BE EDITING
I've tried to keep a log before but 3 days into a month trip is as far as I got. So here goes
rode the 82 Honda Postie (ct110) thru the Bank (rock formation in S.CO) today. 15 miles there in 20 min. 10 miles thru the Bank took almost 2 hours.15 miles and 20 more min home.
It was one of those sweltering June days here in Southern Colorado, almost 90F late afternoon. So off to the mountains I go. Not quite cool enough to put on jacket, bout 65 here.
On the ride to the Bank I notice that Fremont county has done a lot of repairs to Garden Park road since I was there last month.
Turn on Bank road THIS IS HORRIBLE. The BLM has put down new gravel??(rocks about 3 inches in dia 4inches deep) At the campground gravel seems to stop as I take right fork. After going 2 miles the road is now closed to motor vehichles. I go back via an atv trail (last year this was open to 4wds, next year will probable be open only to foot trafic)and take left fork. No gravel here as roadway runs on solid rock for about 2 miles. Rough as hell.
I then leave the rock and wish I was back on the gravel. Here they just ran over road w/cat now loose rocks,some basketball size, cover road. Road was much better before they "maintained" it. Ride this krap for about 6 miles often having to use lowtow (cts have hi/lo range trannys) Because of low speed due to rocks I have to stop several times to let bike cool. I could make better time on single track but they are now closed to motor vehichles (and this is wasteland not pristine wilderness) But that damned endangered mouse lives here (next time I'll bring decon HAHA)
Back down near Sand Gulch and the roads are graded (this time with grader not cat) Never saw another person entire loop (PEACEFUL)
Get back to main road and head home. See somthing laying in the road, slow down and get the willies. Its a 5 foot rattler. I go clear off road on sholder to get arround him. He don't even coil or rattle at me. I would shoot him but season don't start till next week. Too bad he was a big one nice skin and rattles lotta meat.
Well supper is done and so is today's blog! Tomorrow another bike another ride----------------wait yard work damnit