might I recommend machacado, its dry shredded beef, and it is awesome in breakfast tacos. good report so far.Breakfast consisted of some peppered beef jerky chopped into bits and mixed in with some scrambled eggs. Those were honestly some of the best breakfast burritos that I’ve ever had in my life. Honest, you need to try that sometime at home. It will surprise you, I promise!!!
No... I have two or three of them. Oh wait.... two of them. The third got cut off of me while I was laying on the pavement in Arkansas. So yep... two of them.Dude, was the Deals Gap shirt worn the ENTIRE trip?
Well yes and no, about coming to my senses. On solo trips, or trips with just me and one other bike I'll just ride. But on trips with quite a few people going, I will trailer still. Like Big Bend I will be bringing a trailer just because of the number of people going. It's nice to have an option for if something goes wrong.Aren't you glad you came to your senses and left the trailer at home?
Admission is $23 to get into the place. And then you can walk or drive across the bridge as many times as you please. It was actually pretty dead that day. The tourist season is over for the most part in Colorado. Right now they are catering to the hunters and in a few months it will be ski season time.The Royal Gorge Bridge must have been dead that day. Back in the '70s there was a line of cars waiting to cross it and there was a thousand rubberneckers standing around. How much $ did it cost you?
Why yes, yes I did do the swing. Twice actually!!!! Talk about something to make Squeaker have a heart attack. Being swung out over a 1200 foot drop and hitting zero gravity for a second would have done it!!! I couldn't go out the other way because this late in the season they close down the other exit. I was there too late for most of the touristy stuff, but it was really nice to have the bridge pretty much to myself.Did you do the swing thing at the Royal Gorge? Quite a rush...! Did you ride out the back way on the far side of the bridge or did you go back out the way you came in?
Marco, I didn't go there. I was kind of on a time crunch to get to the Grand Canyon before dark. And I just barely made it as it was. But I don't think that will be the last time I'm in Utah.....Did you go to the visitors station in the park? The sight from there is awesome also.
That'd be the one. AKA, my new favorite road in the U.S so far.....Old Highway 666 between Alpine and Clifton? That Hannagans Meadow? You have my sympathy. This should be good. Did it on my TW last summer.
I'm glad you like it Jonathan! I'll try to finish it up in the next day or two.definetly enjoying this
Hmmmmmmm……. 100 miles till the next fuel stop, and right now my Strom is sitting on 165 miles. Yes I know Squeaker, that is plenty of fuel to make it another 4000 miles but for some reason I didn’t want to chance it.
Hmm... What's that on the side of your pannier Bill? The letters. Hard to make out really... Might we see a close-up?Yes, here’s another shameless photo of my pretty bike that got me all the way out here!!!
In my defense...Note to self…. Don’t ask Squeaky about the weather… LOL Her response after looking up the weather on the computer was, “Nah, it looks clear to me….” Oh great!!! I’m riding into a ghost storm that even the radar systems can’t see, oh what fun.
You can tell everyone reading this that I was right. Go on. Nothing stopping ya......trying to watch the storm and figure out which way it was moving and wondering how long till it hits me. To my surprise, it never does. It seemed to be moving north as I was moving Southwest and I must have just skirted it.
Well, for this trip she'd be SOL. The camping gear takes precedence when on trips like this one. Besides, thanks to some shameless vandals (aka Squeakers friends) the sticker is no longer on there. Ah well, now I've got a killer ADV Strom sticker to replace it. THANKS ELZI!!!!!!Where would she sit?
Eek! I saw more deer on the Interstate between Kerrville and Fort Stockton that I'd seen in my entire life!Day 7 (10-14-07)
Then to top it all off, I keep seeing signs saying “beware of animals on the roadway”, “watch for deer”, “watch for livestock”, and so on. Meanwhile, I passed three deer that had been obliterated on the freeway from hitting passing vehicles.