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NM/AZ/NV/UT/CO Ride - Eighth day (22-May-2010)

We depart Page with stiff winds from the SW. Later in the day the winds were steady at 40-50 mph. So, today we mostly had a side wind or a tail wind. We prefer the latter...

Pretty much desert riding in the wind. Miserable with the dust and sand blowing into your helmet and into your mouth and eyes.

We stop at the Anasazi Cafe for a mid-morning break. This cafe serves the best fry bread that I've ever tasted. Several of us made a meal out of just the fry bread and honey. Two years ago, we stopped here about the same time of year and had some hot food to escape the snow and cold...


As we headed towards Monument Valley, the winds picked up and picked up sand, to boot. We now understand how the buttes in the valley wore away over the many millennia...

Craig and Suzie headed for home at Kayenta, AZ. Later Craig called and said they got home about 8pm. The Vision flies when prompted...

The sand storm made for an eerie scene of Monument Valley, sometime blocking the road like a thick fog.



And, as we left the valley, a farewell...


A stop outside of Mexican Hat, UT, so named for the unique rock formation...


Then, after more desert riding we reentered Colorado. Down we road into the Delores River Canyon -- one of the best high-speed roads in Colorado, although we kept the speed down to some 5-10 over...


Greg, discussing BMW's on the back of his shirt...


The Gateway Canyons Resort was a fine respite for tired riders; green grass, red rocky canyon walls and a vintage motorcycle show...


We spent the night in Delta, CO. A great riding day, especially when the winds died down as we entered the Colorado canyons...

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Comment by John and Dee Rollins on June 9, 2010 at 10:13pm
fantastic ride LOG....hats off and safe travels...

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