Monday, August 6, 2007

August Rains Don't Spoil Beauty

It was the most beautiful area I have seen in Colorado. Heading North out of Durango toward Silverton.
The iron horse will always be a nice time, rain or shine. This is a pull over looking down on the town of Ouray. This road was insane and the views far more amazing.
My rain suit really brings out the red and green. Ouray, CO.
For the moment we were not wearing our rain suits. We would put them on and get slammed with rain and then 10 minutes later we were sweating. Matt's bike just broke down here and the view was nice. We learned to check the battery terminals when you have electrical problems on a bike.
The town of Silverton is a place where I should have a house. It is 9,500 ft. above the sea and unique. It has a guided only ski resort and lots of silver to be mined. The rain was coming down and Matt's bike was barely working. I will return to go down the mountains on a board.
Our first stop of the trip was this. We rode about 250 miles on Friday night through some down pouring rain. It was the kind or rain were the a hilly road is a river. We tried to camp without paying but we got busted five minutes before we were about to leave. $28 for a camp site is ridiculous. I would pay $1000 to see this though. 800 ft. sand dunes surrounded by 12,000ft. peaks. Only one place in the world like this.
Piss break just outside of Carbondale. We just finished ripping over a pass with a smile on our face.
Our bikes took a beating on this trip. We definitely aren't the type of biker's that polish our shit. If it doesn't have some scratches and dirt then you didn't go for a 700 mile ride in the August rain.
I didn't mean to add this picture but it is nice. A quaint park in Silveton,
The second night was spent in the hills just outside Durango. Only $16 this time. We were drinking some beer and sitting by our fire when a we notice a new guy had moved a tin piece of shit trailer in a spot near by. He had his lights pointing at the trailer while he unloaded his car wearing a full red jump suit. He was carrying all sorts of weird shit and then a young kid started spinning a bow staff. It looked like a helicopter blade was attached to his hand. He was unreal good. We just watched the ninja for a while when we notice that the old red jump suit sensai was placing mirrors all around him. The old jump suit sensai was handing the ninja a new staff every few minutes too. He must of had 15 staffs. It was so weird. I am glad we made it out.