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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

2020 TAT - Day 22

218 Miles for the day, 4,042 for the trip. Milestones... over 4,000 miles ridden since day 1, we also went over 10,000 feet above sea level today!

Paul and I discussed the day as it was winding down - riding was pretty easy overall. nothing too technical, nothing too challenging, and none of it hit on any major phobias. 

We left from Trinidad, CO and immediately stopped by Topar Racing to fix my left-handed mirror. Within 45 minutes, they had a new attachment fab'd and ready for my mirror. After-which, straight to the trail. Topar is literally on the trail, just on the outskirts of Trinidad. Call them in advance and they'll have anything you need! Paul and I took a nap in the cool shade while we waited on the fabrication of my new mount. My helmet made for a good pillow... 

After the maintenance work, we started hitting dirt. fast and dry with minimal "gravel-sway". Easy riding... 

We visited another National Forest - San Isabel. 

We did do a little slabbing today - there were about 60 miles that we should've been on the TAT that we skipped because we needed to get to the hotel so I could complete some work. But even that ride ended up being awesome. 

For the first time during this trip, we surpassed 10,000 feet above sea level - we stopped to commemorate it with this picture: (38.001167, -105.198233)

Dinner at "Quincy's" (I think) in Salida, Colorado - when we asked about their wine selection, they told us they sell one red wine from a local winery, the price was $15.00 a bottle. We asked for Vodka and Jack Daniels (not mixed together!)

More pictures from the day - I'm pretty exhausted... 

Life is good.

1 comment:

  1. Enjoying your blog and seeing you ride the 790s as I hope to do someday as well. I'll be curious to see how you do in the more technical sections. So far I am impressed that you would ride large adv. bikes as Sam suggests small and light.

    I also wanted to mention you issue with the vibration harming your iPhone a while back; I notice you don't have it in the mount. When you get a chance, take a look at the Hon Garage phone mount system. First of all it is a billet phone mount with a very robust phone holding system. But they also make an isolation damping system to prevent damage like that which happened to your phone. I use it on my dirt bike: https://shop-hondogarage.com/collections/phone-mounting-systems-motorcycle/products/buzz-kill-vibration-isolator   

    What are the new tires? Were you runnin the strock 790 Karoos?

    You guys are awesome. Stay safe.
    Rob H.Merion Station PA