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Colorado July 23-26

July 23rd, 2009 | No Comments

By Ray Parden

The trip for me begins with a flight to Denver from New Orleans. This was spur of the moment trip, which means we decided just a little over a month ago to do it, so I could get a cheap flight out. David and I plan to ride to Ouray where my sister lives and then on to Cripple Creek. The last day of our ride we plan to ride up to Mount Evans, which I believe has the highest elevation road in the U.S.

Local Rides

June 21st, 2009 | No Comments

By Ray Parden

Most of our rides are local, but that does not mean they are not fun and interesting. For some reason things just seem more interesting when you are riding your motorcycle. Perhaps because you are part of your environment you notice things a little bit more. I guess everything is better on a motorcycle.
Here are a few pictures from some of our recent rides.

Riding with a Friend

February 11th, 2009 | No Comments

by Ray Parden

When I was in college my Dad co-signed a loan for me so I could buy a motorcycle, that was my first bank loan and my first bike, a BSA 650 Thunderbolt. That was over thirty years ago. My brother David, co-administrator of this site, had a bike when he was young as well. After years of dreaming, in 2005 David and I decided that we needed to ride again and soon we each had a Harley Roadking.

Riding the Lolo Trail

February 8th, 2009 | No Comments

by David Parden

Usually the best parts of motorcycle trips are the unplanned parts. This would definitely be the case for a segment of our journey into the northwest part of the country in the summer of 2008.

Loveland to Deadwood - August 2006

January 26th, 2009 | No Comments

by Ray Parden

This was a great trip. As usual I was apprehensive about riding a rented bike, but Harley fly and ride is a pretty good deal with only 1000 in liability if something should go wrong. As luck would have it, the morning that I was to pick up the bike was the first day of the Loveland motorcycle rally, which meant there would be a crowd on hand when I went to get the bike. David dropped me off early, about 8:30 since he had to drive back home and get his bike, so I had to hang around until nine when they unlocked the doors. There were a lot of people there already for the rally, so I made a pile of all my gear and hung out by the front doors. Finally I got in, but a couple managed to get to the counter before I did, so I had to wait my turn for the bike. The paper work was short and sweet and in a few minutes I was standing next to a dark red electroglide loading my gear.