Monday, September 10, 2007

New Toy...KTM 640

My husband has a new toy. This is his first "adventure bike". I will say is has been an adventure already. A friend of his pointed out the fact it was up for auction on ebay, with no reserve. So, let the adventure begin, he bid , not thinking he was going to win it, there were 35 others fighting for the same bike. Well, he did it, he won it.

He flew to Denver, CO, from there the owner of the bike drove from Boulder, CO to pick him up. Once in Boulder money was exchanged for his new bike. That night he set out for his ride home.

The plan was to ride for Golden around 1 hour; however his thoughts were for Buena Vista 3 hours away. The trip to Golden went smooth, until he made a right and headed into the mountains. That is when he hit the road construction and the bumper to bumper holiday traffic. It got dark and started raining. He made it about 2 hours and pulled over to a small dive “ma and pa hotel”. The old lady in her bath robe pulled out a metal box, which held the money and a calculator. Pa was also in his bathrobe and between watching wrestling; he would make comments about the weather. At least, it was a roof over his head.

The next day he was headed to Durango, CO. That is a 6 hour drive. Along the way he saw deer and antelope and they were playing together. I booked him the only room in Durango, due to the fact it was Labor Day weekend, a Harley rally and such short notice. He found a brewery and a $.50 trolley ride back to his hotel. There was a strange man outside the hotel playing bagpipes. That was quite entertaining.

The final 396 mile back to Phoenix, started with no breakfast, no clean clothes, but a full tank of gas. After a couple of hours, he stopped in Shiprock for an egg mcmuffin. Back on the bike, he trotted to Gallop, NM, for gas and lunch. From there he got on the interstate headed back to PHX, right at Holbrook and within an hour on the Rim. He made a few adjustments and repairs to his bike and down the mountain he began into the desert heat.

All in all it took 2 days and 840 miles.

The next question is; when will he talk me for my first trip. I don't know when, but I do know, it will end at a 5 star resort!


Heather said...

That sounds like quite the journey. Did David dance a jig for the bagpiper????

Candy said...

Hey David- Sounds like a great way to see my favorite parts of Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Remember our visit to Durango with Hank to buy hiking boots?! And the fabulous fresh salsa at the mexican restaraunt! Yum!
--Cousin Candy