This is a little bit of a long video, but it’s well worth watching! If you can, watch it in HD and FULL SCREEN!
Here is the GoPro video of our ride on Skyline Drive in Canon City, Colorado. The road is just off of U.S. Highway 50 and is well worth visiting. The views are incredible – it is quite an experience as long as you pay attention to the road!
On Saturday, August 17th, I had originally planned to ride with folks from Compassion International up to Estes Park. However, with family coming in to visit that afternoon, all I could do was a half day ride which was not enough time to head to Estes. That half day ride turned about to be absolutely incredible!
I ended up riding with my brother-in-law, and three of his co-workers. We started in started in Colorado Springs at 7:30am and headed down Highway 115 to Canon City. We ate breakfast, then went down through the Bighorn Sheep Canyon, up Highway 11 towards Florissant, through Divide into Woodland park, and then back to the Springs. Even with all of that, I was still home at 1:55pm!
We had amazing weather for all of the journey and the scenery was absolutely spectacular. The trip took us up along the somewhat intimidating Skyline Drive then down into the amazing Bighorn Sheep Canyon which follows the Arkansas River. Once we headed up towards Divide, we were back in the mountains and driving through amazing areas with super lush and green ranch lands. This is another highly recommended ride!
Fun facts from the ride:
5 = motorcycles…2 Beemers, 2 Hondas and 1 Suzi (further classified as 3 touring bikes, 1 cruiser, and 1 dual sport)
203 = total miles ridden door-to-door
46 = pictures taken
15 = GoPro videos captured
1 = very tasty breakfast at Good Thyme Cafe eaten
Map highlights – click for a larger version!
Historic Canon City
This place was pretty tasty!
The amazing drop off view from Skyline Drive
I caught Dana by surprise getting this image!
Doug and his beautiful 1600GTL
Jack and his very shiny Goldwing
This is the view on the other side of the road – the drop off is on BOTH sides!
Al kept us laughing!
After riding Bighorn Sheep Canyon, we turned around here
I received a wonderful surprise when I got home from work this evening. My wife met me at the door with a nice hug and kiss as she usually does, then said, okay let’s go! I didn’t know what she meant, so I said, “What do you mean? Go where?”
Her reply? “For a ride!” 🙂
This was my first ride with her, and I enjoyed every minute! It wasn’t very long, and it wasn’t very far, but it was pretty special to me! I hope it’s the first of many more in the future.