Durango to KC 2016 Final Day of the West Coast Trip

In 2016, this particular ride was day 16 of our West Coast trip.  Today (yesterday since my computer died on the way home) we are driving the same route as we wrap up our 2017 Colorado vacation with friends.  It seems like the perfect day to finish up the blog from last year & add…

Ely to Durango, CO

Today I logged into the blog for the first time in months.  It has been a crazy year and although we have ridden quite a bit, I couldn’t even remember my last post.  To my surprise, I found this one saved as a draft from June 26, 2016.  I am sure I had bigger plans…

Sacramento to Ely, NV

The route from Sacramento, CA to Ely is a very diverse one.  It was a gorgeous day to ride.  The road up to the lake was curvy with amazing scenery!  It was cool as we crossed through the mountains, but once we were on the other side, it definitely heated up!  Our first noteworthy site was…

Guerneville to San Francisco

Today we woke up to another sunny, beautiful day for riding!  We had breakfast at the local diner before heading to the city.  At breakfast when I was researching where to go to board the boat for Alcatraz, I realized that reservations have to be made in advance.  I am so bummed!  That never crossed…

Arcata to Guerneville, CA

It was a beautiful day to ride the California coast!  This morning we got up early & took the Uly over to the Harley dealership in Eureka.  They were extremely nice & quick to put on our new tire for us!  While Shawn waited for the bike, I got a 20 minute head start back…

Coos Bay, OR to Arcata, Ca

Today was another day of ‘easy’ riding.  And still no rain!  Yeah!!! The ride today was really good.  We stopped at Trees of Mystery and walked the trail through the giant redwood trees.  We also took the gondola to the top.  I loved it!!!  We rode through Avenue of the Giants.  What an amazing ride! …

Medford to Sea Lion Caves

This morning we headed back towards Roseburg and up to Florence, OR to visit Sea Lion Caves.  Although Shawn wasn’t super excited about this  adventure, I really wanted to see them.  I was also hoping to see the orca whales.  In 2007 we saw the humpback whales in Hawaii and again the same year we saw…

Crater Lake

What a spectacular day!  Well, I nearly froze to death a couple of times, and for the first time ever on a bike I had slush building up on my visor, so it wasn’t an easy ride, but it was super gorgeous!! We headed out of Roseburg towards Crater Lake this morning.  The ride up…

Astoria to Roseburg

Astoria was a great little town by the water.  We spent the morning at the Maritime Museum, which was really cool!  We had fish & chips at a very cool food “truck” that was actually a boat called Bowpicker.  The halibut was delish!! From Astoria we headed South down Hwy 101 until Gardiner where we…

Olympic National Park

When we arrived at the hotel last night we noticed some oil on the right side of Shawn’s bike.  Turns out it was a bit of transmission fluid.  We spent a couple of hours this morning doing a little bike maintenance before heading out.  It wasn’t anything serious, it just took a bit longer because…

Idaho to Washington

Idaho We woke up to a warm sunny day in Priest Lake, Idaho.  We had a yummy breakfast of sausage, eggs from Colleen’s chickens, plus hash browns.  Ashly & Taylor left early to head home, so the 5 of us went out to a great beach area at the lake to take in the local scenery. …

Mountaineering. Do it!

Our mountaineering at Via Ferrata was amazing!  We arrived by 8:45am to meet Kevin, our personal guide for the trek.  He was super nice & loaned us some additional rain gear & things that we would need so we could enjoy the hike.  I joked that the ad online shows a man in shorts on…