beautiful day. Got my first flat tire after picking up a nail on a gravel rosd😝
Went to a local National Forest. Rode through dirt and rocks. Did not fall or get hurt today, so all’s good.
The sky is very blue and the contrast with the green foliage and brown/tan soil is pretty different than Maryland.
we got in last night about half past ten…
Stayed at the Gateway Inn last night and at the Days inn tonight. The town is supposed to have a terrific fireworks display set off from a hill above the town so we may enjoy that tomorrow night from where we camp.
I got the Yamaha WR250R out of Jack’s trailer and rode so dirt roAds and some trails for the first time with the load of stuff I can camp with. First time in a river bank of sand was sketchy but I did not fall, but have not ridden in that enough to really relax with my arms.
I can hear Brian Autry telling me to look up and further down the trail, why when I do helps immensely. Rain showers this afternoon
the Backcountry Discovery Routes are dirt roads across states.
I am going to try to follow the CO and UT routes this summer. Instead of starting a new blog, I’ll put some stuff here. I will not have connectivity so it will likely be sparse updates.
We got to the park as they changed the sign from all campgrounds full to blank. I talked to the ranger on best ways to get one tomorrow. Mark Gsellman, my brother-in-law, is going to meet us there and we’ll get to camp one night with them if all goes well.
Got to see the park from Glacier Point and the Valley, but did not go around to the North side yet. Just too much to do for the time we have to see it all. Life is like that, we’re bless to see all the miracles
Seems like I should be planning where to ride to this summer. I haven’t started yet, much less ridden much since I got back from the epic ride. Did a trip to visit a buddy in South Carolina to work on the car. It runs on the road for the first time in ~15 years. First time with 401 power. but that should be a different blog.
Any ideas where to head this summer? any one?
Yamaha decided to document my participation in the World Championship by including my image in this documentary on YouTube.
You can see me at the 2:15 mark standing in my teal pants next to Nathan.
That is about how close I’ll ever get to winning a World Championship.