It was an awesome ride today. There isn’t a lot to write about on this leg. I didn’t stop to see anything cute along the way. I was mainly just riding to get a bunch of miles behind me. I traveled almost 600 miles. Temps in the morning was 43F, later in the afternoon it was over 100F I think the day ended with it in the 60s. I missed getting into the 4 corners monument by just a few minutes, they were locking the gates as I rode up. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone traveling I-70 East through UT stop at every scenic pullout. The one I didn’t stop at had to be the best one. By the time I saw what was going to be viewed I was too late to make the turn out and there was nowhere to stop if you missed the pullout. Once I was in UT gas was not a problem. I thought in the more remote areas around 4 corners it would be hard to find but I think it was at least every 50 miles. I stopped at the Travellers
Inn for the night in Farmington NM, $43 total for the night, good WiFi too. Today was 5 states. I did a little jaunt over to AZ to pick it up for my ABCs of Touring. As I called in and talked to Carol to let her know where I was and where I was heading she chastized me for not stopping anywhere interesting to see. She told me to take that extra day and see some things on the way home. So I sat at the computer making another route home.
594 miles for the day. Effies odometer says 125223 miles.
I purchased a 2005 Harley Davidson 883 Low Sportster (Effie) in FEB 05 and I travel all over the country with it. In 2005 we travelled 25K miles to 34 states. 42K miles in 2006 (48 states, 9 Canada provinces). I was the winner of the 2006 ABC's of Touring an annual competition held by Harley Owners Group. The first person (and so far the only person) to win it solely using a Sportster. I slacked off in 2007 with only 21K miles (21 states). 2008 had more pleasure trips only 19K miles, only 14 states and 1 Canada province. As 2015 comes around I have 152K miles on Effie. The purchase of this... full info