Southwest Adventure 2015… Trip Overview

In less than two weeks, I will join a group of friends on another adventure of a lifetime!  This year, we set our sights on the great southwest and will experience a wide variety of terrain, altitude, temperature, and culture ...

Southwest adventure 2015 pre trip service

I am at BMW motorcycles of Baton Rouge waiting on the completion of my pretrip service. The level of professionalism at this dealership is top notch and I am confident that my bike is in the best of hands with ...

Southwest… here we come!

After numerous months of discussion and a few weeks of preparation, the day has finally arrived for our Southwest adventure to begin.  It would be disingenuous for me to even infer that I had any real part in the intensive ...

Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 1

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 ...

Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 2

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 ...

Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 3

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: ...

Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 4

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 ...

Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 5

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 ...

Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 6

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 ...

Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 7

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 ...

Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 8

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 ...

Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 9

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 ...

Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 10

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 ...