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September 28, 2003 GMT - Day 25
Sikeston, Missouri, to Nashville, Tennessee 235 miles 6252 Total Miles All good things must pass. But not without a fight. Although Day 25 marks the end of this wonderful journey, we decided that the adventure wouldn't end until we reached...

September 27, 2003 GMT - Day 24

Strong finish underway, we shrug off adversity and end up near the big river



September 26, 2003 GMT - DAY 23

Y'all come! We go thru the Ozarks and end up in Branson



September 25, 2003 GMT - DAY 22

Oklahoma mountains (this is not a misprint), fascinating state parks and more moto troubles as we move into Arkansas and bid farewell to the Sooner state



September 24, 2003 GMT - DAY 21

Woodward, Oklahoma, to Ada, Oklahoma
OKC bombing memorial and the return of green



September 23, 2003 GMT - Day 20

Oklahoma OK!



September 22, 2003 GMT - Day 19

We turn east and deicide to head home via New Mexico and the last of the Rockies. We see Taos and glimpse the plains and their vast expanse.



September 21, 2003 GMT - Day 18

More million dollar highway and Mesa Verde, the home of the cliff dwellers



September 20, 2003 GMT - Day 17

flat tire and Telluride and a big dose of luck as we return to the canyons and twisties of Colorado



September 19, 2003 GMT - Day 16

Day 16 was our most ambitious to date. Under sunny skies with mild winds, your intrepid travelers covered two national parks, 320 miles of road, successfully completed our most demanding mountain descent yet and cruised through the center of Monument Valley, Utah.



September 18, 2003 GMT - Day 15

quick and cheap bike repair and on to Moab, Utah and the land of LDS



September 17, 2003 GMT - Day 14

Westminster, Colorado to Grand Junction, Colorado -
Bo's bike goes on the fritz and we end up near Utah.
What will happen next?



September 16, 2003 GMT - Day 13

easy trip to Boulder - great weather and interesting town



September 15, 2003 GMT - DAY 12

Adventures around Denver with Laurel and a trip on the most spectacular highway in North America



September 14, 2003 GMT - Day 11
Day 11 Buena Vista, Colorado, to Westminster, Colorado 135 miles 2501 total miles Both of your earnest motorcyclists were looking forward to weekend visits by our spouses. Bill's wife Laurel and Bo's wife Fifi were scheduled to fly into Denver...

September 13, 2003 GMT - DAY 10

Eight hours of eye candy. We decided to make a 260 loop that began and ended in Buena Vista.



September 12, 2003 GMT - DAY 9

Beautiful run across central rockies and breathtaking ascent of independence pass



September 11, 2003 GMT - DAYS 7 & 8

Gunnison and Harmel's and bad weather



September 09, 2003 GMT - DAY 6

travels from Pueblo, CO to Harmel's, a dude ranch/fishing camp outside Gunnison



September 08, 2003 GMT - Day 5

Short day in a paradise with a brief run in the rain to Pueblo to get free government information...just kidding, but why else come to this town. Great Sant Fe Trail fort visit with pictures. Check it out.



September 07, 2003 GMT - DAY 4

Another day in paradise. We got the full Kansas. Miles and miles of never-ending straight-aways, strong winds coming off the plains and lots of agriculture. Our route took us through the southern part of the state.



September 06, 2003 GMT - DAY 3
Friday, September 5, 2003 297 Miles 1002 Total Miles Another day of sunshine. And facing us, the plains of Kansas, over 500 miles of not much. Not or so we thought. Although farm fields, loooong straight-aways and flat terrain are...

September 06, 2003 GMT - DAY 2
Thursday, September 4, 2003 Alton, Missouri to Joplin, Missouri 315 Miles 708 total miles So far this web site has been clearly less than advertised. We've grappled with poor phone service and a busted iBook power adapter. But now we're...

September 05, 2003 GMT - Day 1
Day 1 Wednesday, September 3, 2003 Nashville to Alton, Missouri 393 Miles We said we were going to make this trip, come Hell or high water. Hell can wait 'til another day but did we ever see high water. Rain,...

September 05, 2003 GMT - DAY 1
Sorry for the delays. We have had multiple computer problems and have been unable to update our blog. Day 1 was 320 miles of rain and 70 miles of blue skies. We made it to Alton, Mo, where we rented...

September 02, 2003 GMT - Introduction

Epic Journey Planned; Mid-Life Crisis Blamed for Lapse in Judgment



 


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