Sunday, June 29, 2014

Old Fort, New Friends in Colorado

After breakfast at Java Jackie's in Las Animas, CO. where we had sausage gravy on biscuits, then we rode to Bent's Fort, a historic landmark on the Santa Fe Trail. When the wagon caravan's left St. Louis, it was 800 miles of walking and riding the trail. When they reached Bent's Fort on the Arkansas river, which happened to the the border between Mexico and the US in the early 1800's, they were met with civilization, peaceful traders, Indians, soldiers and merchants. Bent's fort is well worth the side trip to visit.
The fort was designed for comfort and safety by the Bent brothers who came from Missouri as teenagers in the early 1800's.
This is a living museum with reenactments every year.
After touring the fort, we rode to Pueblo West, HyMark Motorsports for Dave's Ural rig. He replaced the carb jets in Las Animas, now it isn't running right. Donnie Bilbrey, the sales manager, helped to get us back on the road. While waiting for Dave, I found a new front tire there for Da'mit. Now to mount it.

Tires all around but Da'mit's missing the wheel.

Changed the tire in the outside parking area.
 
David Springer met us at MyMark and rode with us to Florence where we met up with Dom Chang. From the Riviera motel we rode the famous Skyline Drive in Canon City.
 

Sunset from the Skyline Drive. Looking forward to some beautiful photos from Colorado this week. David, Dom, Dave, Rudy and I on the Skyline.

Before riding the Skyline Drive, we ate Mexican food in Canon City. You will notice that 60% of Ural riders are hairless. All in all a great day, warm, dry, riding with Ural friends in spectacular Country. Erika, Beast and Da'mit are all running great, again.

Tomorrow we seek out other scenic Colorado roads with Dom. David had to return home.

Nite Da'mit

p.s. Am havng problems posting photos in the blog. Seems the blogging app no longer talks to the photo handling app. Hope to get fixed asap.

 

1 comment:

  1. Great meeting you and Dave V and Rudy! My thanks to Dave S for getting you guys to Florence and getting us to the El Caporal Mexican Restaurant for a good meal. We sure lucked out with that sunset didn't we?

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