Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 10

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 5, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Vail, CO Time: 0815 Weather Conditions: 51, cloudy with threatening skies Daily High Temperature: Destination: Amarillo, TX (Originally Colorado Spring, CO) Arrival Time:2250 Daily Miles Logged: 555 Total Trip Miles: State Visited: Colorado   This day was defined by one word… RUN!  We spent the entire day running from a massive storm system that was spinning tornados all

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Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 9

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 4, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Durango, CO Time: 0815 Weather Conditions: 55 and clear Departure Odometer: 7116 Daily High Temperature: 94 degrees Destination: Vail, CO Arrival Time: 1753 Daily Miles Logged: 332 Total Trip Miles: 3832 State Visited: Colorado As I begin to write this entry, I realize how late it is and we how much there is to do before our departure

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Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 8

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 3, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Moab, UT Time: 0815 Weather Conditions: 67 and clear Departure odometer: 6714 Daily High Temperature: Destination: Durango, CO Arrival Time: 1955 Daily Miles Logged: 401 Total Trip Miles: 3491 State Visited: Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico Today marks our turn eastward and ultimately our trip towards home.  Don’t get me wrong, there is still plenty of miles and

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Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 7

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 2, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Moab, UT Time: 0916 Weather Conditions: 84 Daily High Temperature: Destination: Moab, UT Arrival Time: 2130 Daily Miles Logged: 154 Total Trip Miles: 3090 State Visited: Utah- Canyonlands National Park & Arches National Park We were blessed with a bit of a break from the typical frenetic pace of our trip with a later start, the same hotel

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Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 6

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 1, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 1 comments

Departure Location: Mount Carmel, UT Time: 0800 Weather Conditions: 51 degrees and sunny Odometer: 6179 Daily High Temperature: 96 Destination: Moab, UT Arrival Time: 1945 Daily Miles Logged: 386 Total Trip Miles: 2936 State Visited: Utah… Lovely Utah! As I begin to write this post, I realize that today is a bit of a blur and clarity of recollection may

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Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 5

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 31, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Flagstaff, AZ Time: 0600 Weather Conditions: 51 and clear Odometer: 5786 Daily High Temperature: 97 Destination: Mount Carmel, UT Arrival Time: 1956 Daily Miles Logged: 394 Total Trip Miles: 2550 State Visited: Arizona, Utah Note to self… before the next motorcycle adventure, delete songs like, “Falling Forward” (Margret Becker) “After the fall” (Journey), “Catch me I’m falling” (Pretty

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Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 4

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 30, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Show Low, AZ Time: 0800 Odometer: 5407 Weather Conditions: 66 at departure with clear skies… soon to be much hotter Daily High Temperature: 107 logged in Pheonix Destination: Flagstaff, AZ Arrival Time: 1945 Daily Miles Logged: 398 Total Trip Miles: 2154 (GPS) State Visited: Arizona “…But It’s A Dry Heat…” Don’t believe that statement if anyone tries to

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Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 3

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 29, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Iraan, TX (not a misspelling!) Time: 0717 Odometer at Departure: 4716 Weather Conditions: 62 and clear skies Daily High Temperature: 96 Destination: Show Low, AZ Arrival Time: 1930 Daily Miles Logged: 691 Total Trip Miles: 1769 State Visited: Texas, New Mexico, Arizona As I begin writing this entry, I now realize that today, our group has encountered three

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Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 2

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 29, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Kerrville, TX Time: 0700 Departure Odometer: 4258 Weather Conditions: 75 and mostly cloudy at departure.  Slight rain in Bandera, and monsoon in Iraan, Tx Daily High Temperature: 89 Destination: Fort Stockton, TX (pulled up short 61 miles and called it a day in Iraan, TX Arrival Time: 1835 Daily Miles Logged: 464 Total Trip Miles: 1071 State Visited:

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Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 1

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 27, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 2 comments

Departure Location: New Orleans, LA Time: 0545 Weather Conditions: 72 on departure and partly cloudy, to deluges of rain from Lafayette, La to Beaumont Texas. Odometer: 3657 Daily High Temperature: 93 in San Antonio. Destination: Kerrville, TX Arrival Time:1845. Daily Miles Logged: 603 Total Trip Miles: 603 State Visited: Louisiana, Texas Rain, heat, Texan Muffuletta’s, and a case of “Black

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