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April 08 Trip – Day 10

Day 10Saturday, April 12, 2008Alpine, TX319 miles We had a big group for breakfast this morning at a diner just down the street from the meet motel. Afterwards, many of the riders split up for day rides on their own. … Continue reading

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April 08 Trip – Day 9

Day 09Friday, April 11, 2008Socorro, NM to Alpine, TX411 miles “Screw that!” was my immediate thought this morning when the GPS presented me with an ETA of ~9 PM. I threw out my original highly optimistic route that was going … Continue reading

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April 08 Trip – Day 8

Day 08Thursday, April 10, 2008Flagstaff, AZ to Socorro, NM432 miles In a way, the snow encounter in Utah, while unwelcome at the time, actually simplified and removed some potential stress from my trip. From the first days of planning, I’d … Continue reading

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April 08 Trip – Day 7

Day 07Wednesday, April 9, 2008Zion NP, UT to Flagstaff, AZ288 miles The day dawned breezy and cool with patches of gray clouds rolling over. While packing my camping gear, I continuously switched between jacket and jacket-less. I’d get just cold … Continue reading

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April 08 Trip – Day 06

Day 06Tuesday, April 8, 2008Death Valley NP, CA to Zion NP, UT294 miles I only had two waypoints in my route for today: start and end. I wanted to get to Zion National Park as fast as possible to have … Continue reading

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April 08 Trip – Day 05

Day 05Monday, April 7, 2008Cupertino, CA to Death Valley, CA475 miles It was a parade of the Beemers as Carolyn led me out of her subdivision this morning. She was on her way to work. I was on my way … Continue reading

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April 08 Trip – Day 4

Day 04Sunday, April 6, 2008Santa Barbara, CA to Cupertino, CA341 miles Waving goodbye to my parents, my first attempt to leave the hotel parking lot resulted in a stalled bike and a sheepish grin. I started (successfully) the day’s ride … Continue reading

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April 08 Trip – Day 3

Day 03Saturday, April 5, 2008Santa Barbara, CA50 miles Today was a much needed day of rest (at least from the bike). My parents and I got up early and had breakfast in the restaurant at the Doubletree resort we were … Continue reading

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April 08 Trip – Day 02

Day 02Friday, April 4, 2008Lordsburg, NM to Santa Barbara, CA788 miles I watched the sun rise in my mirrors as I jetted across New Mexico. The desert was cold at dawn. My flaky thermometer (which can usually be trusted below … Continue reading

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April 08 Trip – Day 01

Day 01Thursday, April 3, 2008Houston, TX to Lordsburg, NM918 miles The skies were still dark as I made my departure. The R1200ST and I hummed down I-10, making good time yet very aware of speed limits. I don’t think I’ve … Continue reading

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