Vegas to Denver
Just returned home to the UK after my ride from Vegas to Denver with my wife pillion. Picked up the rental Harley Electroglide from Eagle Rider late in the day and did a short hop to Mesquite. The temperatures were unusually high at 114 F and we soon decided to buy hydration vests to help cope with the heat (good move). We then headed for Hurricane and the 9 (Zion), 89, 12 Bryce and Escalante, the 95 south 191/163 to Mexican Hat and on to Monument Valley. Then we headed north to Arches, back south to Monticello and east to Colorado (where the landscape suddenly became green) and Cortez (Mesa Verde) then Durango. The 550 to Montrose, 50 to Black Canyon and Gunnison, the 92 and 133 to Glenwood, and then the 82 to Aspen, 24 to Leadville and the I 70. South thru Breckenridge, Fairplay, and Buena Vista. The 285 towards Denver and turning north to Evergreen. With time running out we managed to ride a few pretty roads around Nederland, Boulder, Golden and Morrison before making our way to the Eagle Rider shop in downtown Denver to return the bike. Well over 2000 miles and some fantastic scenery made for a great ride. The bike ran well and we had no bad experiences over the two weeks. The route was planned after some great input from forum members with knowledge of the areas, a big thank you to all who gave advice. Its now time to plan the next vacation/ride in the USA, where to,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, any suggestions?