Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Welcome to the home for Honda SilverWing and everyone interested. This is a place to ask questions, share, and learn about the SilverWing and its dedicated riders. Please post an introduction when you join as a sign of Courtesy.
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Last SilverWing Ride
by oldwingguy Today at 08:36

» Air Shocks
by john grinsel Today at 07:38

» Brake lever modification
by ChrisPsw Today at 05:07

» New Honda three wheeler
by cliffyk Today at 04:36

» scottish weather
by Old Limey Today at 04:04

» Reply to Post is lost
by Cosmic_Jumper Yesterday at 23:16

» Pin Stripes
by Bairdb Yesterday at 03:44

» I taught the wife something today.
by GHM-PM Mon 16 Oct 2017, 08:36

» Fitting Side Wind Deflectors
by siataukreg Sun 15 Oct 2017, 17:58

» ram sat nav mount for sale.
by shendy40 Sat 14 Oct 2017, 10:10

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
Share | 
 

 Three Day Impromptu Trip

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
matthew
Touring Scooter Rider
Touring Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 361
Location : near Santa Fe, NM
Points : 3643
Registration date : 2008-12-24

PostSubject: Three Day Impromptu Trip   Tue 29 Jun 2010, 14:34

I decided to ride a really long day yesterday and make it home on day
three. Turned out to be almost a 600 mile day, a first for me. In fact the trip
was as much about covering miles/riding as it was about visiting places.

About 400 miles on Saturday (day one), landing in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Not much on Sunday, but rather
riding around Arches National Park/Moab, UT. Then up early and on the road
yesterday, back through Monument Valley, and a few hundred miles of the back side
of Navajo country along the 191 South, until it intersected I40, where, in the
split moment of an eye blink, I decided to take it all the way to Albuquerque
and on home. Back before dark, with about 100 miles in the rain from near
Grants, NM to Albuquerque and a little beyond. About 1150 miles all told. Not bad, for
an
impromptu road trip.

Camped in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park on Saturday,
and in the only campground in Arches on Sunday. Good luck in both cases. Well,
the Needles district is a little more remote, and not as popular as the
other areas of Canyonlands, but I was told by the ranger that Arches takes
reservations six
months in advance, so I was lucky to get a site there. Nice Ranger
programs at both places in the evening, so I got educated too.

I had to re-visit Monument Valley since I was in the neighborhood, so to
speak. It is a special place.

Pictures in the Album section.
Back to top Go down
DennisB
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2785
Age : 67
Location : NE Oklahoma
Points : 6518
Registration date : 2008-12-28

PostSubject: Re: Three Day Impromptu Trip   Tue 29 Jun 2010, 16:49

Hi matthew,

Read your post and looked at your pictures....Man, that looks like a great ride. I sure do miss the desert. So beautiful.
Back to top Go down
matthew
Touring Scooter Rider
Touring Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 361
Location : near Santa Fe, NM
Points : 3643
Registration date : 2008-12-24

PostSubject: Re: Three Day Impromptu Trip   Tue 29 Jun 2010, 21:16

Yes Dennis, I'm fortunate to be able to live and ride in the dramatic beauty of the desert southwest. And the vast open spaces, and the tremendous distances. Hey, Oklahoma isn't too far away. In fact, that's where I bought my Swing. Take a ride over one of these days.

Sorry about the confusing captions on two of the pictures. I can't figure out how edit those. The one with the bike in it is Monument Valley, not Arches.

If you'd like to read a more in depth report of this trip, see some additional photos and some very amateur video footage, here's a link to my Travelpod blog page:
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/matthewd/2/tpod.html
Back to top Go down
 
Three Day Impromptu Trip
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Recent Pilbara Trip
» Would love to tagalong with someone on a trip to Hill End!!
» Pilbara Trip
» Road trip 2009, Illinois to California...+...places yet to go
» Need a tour operator for a trip to Batam

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Riding :: Rides and Stories-
Jump to: