Ed & Beth Harvey

Ed & Beth Harvey
The Namesake of Our Group

Friday, August 7, 2009

Headwest 2009 Day 8

We have left Sturgis this morning and are now in Estes Park, Colorado. The weather when we left Spearfish was a little hairy this morning, but it cleared up as we drove down through Wyoming. It was a beautiful ride with some awesome scenery once again. We encountered a few fellow bikers that didn't quite share our caution philosophy as they weaved their way in and out of traffic on the two lane road through Wyoming. We thought for sure that one of them was going to end up as a hood ornament of a dump truck.

As we made our way into Colorado the weather finally caught up with us and we had about a 15 minute storm that we got caught in. We made a stop in Fort Collins at the New Belgium Brewing company. For those of you that are not aware, that is where Fat Tire Beer is brewed. It's mine and Mable's favorite beer. We all got some samples and one of the employees was gracious enough to give us some Fat Tire stickers and memorabilia. It was awesome.

Then it was off to meet up with Perry's brother Brad so that Courtney could go and spend a couple of days with him and Vicki. She was a little excited!! We visited with Brad for a little bit in Loveland and wouldn't you know it, there was a liquor store right there in the shopping center. Needless to say we stocked up on some local refreshments.

Then we made our way up the mountain to Estes Park. I know that every day we say that we see some incredible scenery and today was no different. We are staying at the Discovery Lodge in Estes Park and kudos to Bob for finding this place. These are great rooms with spectacular scenery. The mountains still have a little bit of snow left on them!

Tomorrow we are sleeping in and then it is off to Dillon, Colorado. It's going to be a nice easy day. Below is the track for the day. There are some skips, but the beginning and ending are there.

1 comment:

  1. Perry, Pam and all - sounds like you are having a great time - sure would like to know what's not being told....:) Love ya, Mustang Sally