Salida Inn & Monarch Suites
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Day Two Hundred and Twenty Two - Tuesday 16th April 2013
It was another hot day in Albuquerque but we had to wave goodbye to the warmth and drive north. We didn't have a particular destination in mind so we set the GPS system to direct us to Pagosa Springs, Colorado, turned on the cruise control and watched the scenery go by as we …
... the last two days of wind, rain, storms, mud and snow, and we worked out that we will have climbed four passes over 10,000 feet and done over 50 miles of climbing by the end of tomorrow in a five day period. It's been a tough stretch, especially weather wise, but there are only two days to go until a rest day in Del Norte. We cannot wait. Day 49. Wednesday 1st October. Upper Dome Reservoir to Storm King Campground. We both slept amazingly well but woke to a thick frost ...
... bed from Big Springs to Warm River. Today, we had all of these days rolled into one. It started with a headwind, then the rutted, wash boarded road began with some added deep gravel and sand to make sure your shoes filled with grit; then the torrential rain started and the dirt track turned to deep slippery mud so that you lost traction and skidded around (Matt came off once, along with three of his panniers), and then the drive chains started to jam. This was all just before ...
... tackled cinnamon pass, which proved to be the first major obstacle of the trip, ended up dropping the bike in a loose steep switchback, no real damage to man or machine, other than lots of clutch abuse. We fared much better than a guy on a dirtbike who had wrecked coming down the pass, and broken his arm according to the authorities who had the road shut down and blocked ...
Then spent a few days lazing under pines in the mountains. Now heading northwards towards Rocky Mountain NP. Spectacular scenery in this part of the country, but the mossies & flies are vicious... (you are so right Joyce!)
Hope all's well there....
G & D