S: The Rocky Mountain Rally
FC: The Rocky Mountain Rally 2011
1: We started planning this one a little over a year in advance. If you get down to it, we basically started it 2 years in advance when the Aussies where here in 09. We decided it must happen again, and the place to spend a week long adventure would be the Rockies. So there it is, that's how the 2011 Rocky Mtn Rally(RMR) got started. while I soon realized this trip would have to be renamed the WOW tour(Waiting On Will), the trip would have been flat out boring without him. Will brings out the kid in everyone | August 27&28 | Our first stop on the trip: Indianapolis, Indiana MotoGP Races Jared and his wonderful family put us up for a couple of nights. We also met up with Ferrell and Doug here, who were headed west with us. | Me and Will, my partner in crime for the entire trip! | There was an estimated 30k bikes downtown on Saturday night!
2: August 29 | After Mark and Sue (Jared's in-laws) cooked us breakfast, we were on our way! | We finally arrived in LaCrosse, Wisconsin at Smitty's! He had BBQ, homemade chips and lots of cold beverages waiting for us! It had been 2 years since I last saw Smitty, so we ended up staying up a bit too late telling stories and just having a good time! | Woke up early this morning to make our way to Wisconsin.
3: Spam Museum Austin, Minnesota | August 30 | Doug loves Spam!
5: We couldn't have hit the badlands at a better time, right at sunset. We camped out right down the road from the badlands. | The Badlands of South Dakota
6: Mount Rushmore We picked up Dan this day and did some sight-seeing around the area of Black Hills, South Dakota | August 31
8: Somewhere in Nebraska... We decided to stop here and grab a few pictures and see just who's bike was the fastest.
9: September 1&2 | Denver, Colorado ready to join the group and ride! | Liz and Angie flew to | Caught up with Dano, John, Greg, Mick, David & Dina, Bill, Stever, Keith and Jeff in Idaho Springs
10: Echo Lake, Colorado | Our growing group!
11: Never a dull moment to | Colorado Springs
12: September 3 | going up Pikes Peak
13: We made it! | A few more people joined us this day: Becky, Matt, Steve, Cody, Jim, Dan and Mark
14: Pikes Peak, Colorado The highest elevation point of our trip and a breath-taking ride!
15: Big Foot Sighting!
16: on the road to Grand Junction, Colorado
17: 380 miles this day
18: September 4 | BBopp & Julie, Dale, Brian & Sandi, Joel, and Cole joined the rally. And, thankfully, not the park ranger.
19: Colorado National Monument
23: Gateway, Colorado
24: one of our favorite rides was through the Gateway Canyons
25: Telluride, Colorado
26: September 5 | Mesa Verde National Park
28: Pueblo Cave Dwellings Mesa Verde
29: Took a break from the road and took a tour of the amazing cave dwellings. Will really enjoyed it.
31: September 6 | West to
33: Landscape looks very different in Utah
35: Piercing, Utah style | Cole has his own style
36: Goosenecks State Park, Utah
37: The Three Aussies
39: Moki Dugway overlooking the Valley of the Gods
40: Swinging Steak Grill | Mexican Hat, Utah
41: September 7 | We stayed right on the San Juan River at the San Juan Inn in Mexican Hat.
42: Monument Valley, Utah
43: Who was that?
47: The ride through Monument Valley
48: Mexican Hat Rock
49: Four Corners, USA | Colorado | Utah | New Mexico | Arizona
50: September 8 | Shenanigans in Durango, Colorado | Our group is finally complete when Bob joins us!
51: Silverton, Colorado
53: Million Dollar Highway
54: Great Ride with Jim and Cody
55: Blue Mesa Reservoir
56: Iron Butt 1000 miles in 24 hours | Riding back across the country | September 9&10 | Finished 1600 miles total in 35 hours!
57: Welcome Home Mommy!