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Wild West Tour, Day #4, Part 2, I missed a few things

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As I was going through the over 1000 photos/video I took on our trip, I realized that I missed the entire second half of our ride on Day #4, Tuesday, August 9, 2016. We were in the Rocky Mountain National Park for most of the day. I like this shot of the curvy roads.

The sign seems like an understatement.

The sign seems like an understatement.

An indication of how crowded all the parks were this summer.

An indication of how crowded all the parks were this summer.

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On our way through a valley, we saw a mama moose and her calf. I had to take most of my pictures from the back of the bike (remember, Bearded Biker/Road Captain doesn’t like to stop). However, the Biker Chef would slow down if he saw something of interest. We both spotted the moose, so I snapped a couple quick pics.

Mama Moose and her calf in the Rocky Mountain National Park

Mama Moose and her calf in the Rocky Mountain National Park

Thanks, Chef, for slowing down so I could get these shots!

Thanks, Chef, for slowing down so I could get these shots!

The little one.

The little one.

We did stop to snap a picture at the Milner Pass, Continental Divide. I picked up a couple postcards of this and wanted a shot of Biker Chef and me in front of the sign. I handed my camera to a friendly woman, and she got a couple nice shots. 

Mary Aalgaard and The Biker Chef at the Continental Divide, Milner Pass in Colorado.

Mary Aalgaard and The Biker Chef at the Continental Divide, Milner Pass in Colorado.

Everyone was pretty well geared up here, but it got warmer when we rode through the valley to Craig, CO.

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Kim got really cold when we were riding through the sleet at the top of the mountain range.

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You do not have to pay to ride through the Rocky Mountain National Park and it is filled with gorgeous scenery, winding roads, and wild life.

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We stopped here to take off a few layers. It was warm in the valley. Across the street, we gassed up and bought elk jerky from a vendor.

We only rode about 230 miles this day because of the winding roads, up and over mountains, and some actual stops along the way. It really was a wonderful ride. I was at a 1-2 all day, except for the sleet, but we stopped to gear up fairly quickly, so even then I barely hit a 3. We’re almost halfway through our trip at this point. 

  1. Beautiful pictures. You look like you are enjoying life so much. I love seeing you have such a great time.

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