So on the 6th of July I’m leaving for a two week solo trip to Colorado. I’m super exciting and a bit nervous. After all, it will be my first long trip alone. I’m sure there will be many blog posts to come regarding my adventure but this one is mostly about my itinerary. The plan is as follows:
Friday 7/6: Leave after work and ride to Brownwood, TX
Saturday 7/7: Depart to Littlefield, TX (just outside of Lubbock). There is not way to make this leg fun.
Sunday 7/8: Make the hot and boring trek up to Santa Fe. There is not way to make this fun either.
Monday 7/9: Burn a day recovering in Santa Fe
Tuesday 7/10: Ride up to Durango, CO
Wednesday 7/11: Explore the Durango area. Most likely on foot although I won’t rule out a bit of riding
Thursday 7/12: Ride up the long way to Ouray, CO. I’m not doing the obvious route of taking the Million Dollar Highway. I mean, I want to ride it someday but it’s two lanes on the side of a mountain with large trucks using is. I’ll wait until I’m not alone to do that one. Instead I’m going over Lizard Head Pass. I’m hoping it’s a cool as it sounds. I also have the option of taking a dirt road called Last Dollar out of Telluride. I’ll make that call when I’m looking at the turn off.
Friday 7/13: From my home base in Ouray, I’ll ride the lovely Owl Creek Pass up to Cimarronn and back to Ouray. It’s dirt and I’m excited.
Saturday 7/14: Be a slug in Ouray. There may be a spa day at this point
Sunday 7/15: Head to Pueblo, Co
Monday 7/16: Ride to Dodge City, KS
Tuesday 7/17: Get the Hell out of Dodge and ride to either Yukon, OK or Norman, OK. I’ll see how I feel about that later
Wednesday 7/18 Head to McKinney, TX to see my Brother, Sister-in-Law, and my fabulous nieces.
Thursday 7/19: Spend the Day in McKinney/Dallas. See some friends maybe, rest, relax.
Friday 7/20: Head back to Austin. Fall down
Saturday 7/21: Spa Day (can they do full body paraffin treatments?)
That’s my plan folks. Lets see how it unfolds.