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Old 07-15-2020, 09:53 PM
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Got across Kansas in three Nonstop Legs. All on 2 lane highway. Rolled off 230 miles, then coffee & gas. Rolled another 170 mi then gas & quick break from with soup I was packing. Then 170 miles got me to Joplin.

This AM was damp cold foggy 64 and I wore my heavy gloves and liner in my jacket until 3pm. Storms that went through last night sure made it cold. After 3pm it was nice.

Hwy 96 is a great ride. Mostly B+ pavement. Only a few miles of C pavement. Some A too. NO WIND so no wind means NO semi shockwaves. That went well.

So 570 miles on two lane ain't a bad day. Should be in Tennessee tomorrow night.



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Must have been the storm I chased into Tulsa. It was moving slow, almost caught it. LOL
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Old 07-16-2020, 07:18 PM
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Yeah, those storms sure pack a punch. Ferocious lightening to boot
Not a tree for 200 miles and the top of your helmet is the tallest thing around.
Glad you were parked when it went over Woodward.

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Old 07-16-2020, 07:25 PM
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Greg, you got home on Monday right? Or did you do some venturing around before you got home and were still on the road yesterday?
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Old 07-16-2020, 07:35 PM
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So far, so good. Started off in Joplin MO this morning and rode the green green rolling hills of southern Missouri. 78 and sunny. Quite a stark contrast from the severe drought brown of Eastern Colorado. And all the trees and hills vs. FLAT as a pancake. NO Wind today either. Yippie .... Flags all a drooping with 0 mph winds.

Decided that today I should make time to stop for lunch. So saw a store front and stopped in Poplar Bluff Missouri at Mike & Zack's. Excellent and a proper pulled pork succulent BBQ. Just at 1,000 miles out from Castle Rock CO on i25 where I started east.

So today was 437 miles. Now in Lexington Tennessee. Didn't get too awful nasty humid this afternoon as some T Storms popped up and provided some shade and nice breeze. It looks like 365 miles tomorrow will get me back to Atlanta. Just in time for the Friday afternoon traffic follies. Probably head into to north Georgia mountains and approach from the north. Hope the air isn't too hot and steamy for my last leg of this trip.

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Old 07-17-2020, 09:23 AM
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Hi,
It has been fun following along with the posts from Colorado. The border remains closed until at least the 21st of August and the way things are going probably even longer.
special thanks to Jeff for your reports from the road. I am not sure I would have survived the high temperatures you have endured

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Old 07-17-2020, 10:08 AM
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Greg, you got home on Monday right? Or did you do some venturing around before you got home and were still on the road yesterday?
No wandering. Too hot. Got home Monday noon cranked the AC and cracked a beer.
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Old 07-17-2020, 10:09 AM
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Got you. I was just wondering how you chased the storms into Tulsa on Wednesday the same day Jeff was dealing with them? LOL.
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Old 07-17-2020, 05:04 PM
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Got you. I was just wondering how you chased the storms into Tulsa on Wednesday the same day Jeff was dealing with them? LOL.
The storm i was chasing hit Woodward at 2 or 3 AM and had moved just East of Tulsa as I rolled in. Didn't hit any rain but the road got wetter and wetter the closer I got to home. Puddles in my driveway when i pulled into the garage.
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Old 07-17-2020, 05:27 PM
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Seems Oklahoma is action central and can't stop having those bad storms.

I woke up early Thursday AM in Joplin MO and weather folks said huge line of nasty storms were in Enid / Tulsa heading NE towards Joplin. At 6 AM, so that's some powerful stuff holding together all night and still going at it the next day. That's what pounded Greg I think on Monday night in Woodward. A 2 AM bunch of nasty.

So I got rolling out of Joplin and enjoyed that cool sunny green hills ride east across southern Missouri.

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Old 07-17-2020, 05:43 PM
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back home in atlanta

4,013 mile trip
1,593 miles west to Colorado / 1,565 miles east back to Atlanta
554 miles at the Rally / 301 miles on my Mon / Tues Bonus Ride (Leadville, Vail, Mt Evans area etc.)

Sure enjoyed Cottonwood Pass. Quite a transformation from a gravel road to super engineered mountain 2 lane.

12 Days of twisting the throttle

Last Gas Stop of the trip for some Chevron and load of Fireworks

Near Chattanooga

Sure great to see everyone. Had a very good time.
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Old 07-18-2020, 06:14 AM
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Thank you Jeff for once again making this supreme effort to attend the rally. As always everyone enjoys the play-by-play of your trip and thanks for that. Enjoy your fireworks!
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Old 07-18-2020, 05:28 PM
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Seems Oklahoma is action central and can't stop having those bad storms.

I woke up early Thursday AM in Joplin MO and weather folks said huge line of nasty storms were in Enid / Tulsa heading NE towards Joplin. At 6 AM, so that's some powerful stuff holding together all night and still going at it the next day. That's what pounded Greg I think on Monday night in Woodward. A 2 AM bunch of nasty.

So I got rolling out of Joplin and enjoyed that cool sunny green hills ride east across southern Missouri.

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Been hot and dry here since I got home Monday. Not sure where you get your weather but I have a perfect view from where i sit
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Old 07-18-2020, 07:14 PM
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Been hot and dry here since I got home Monday. Not sure where you get your weather but I have a perfect view from where i sit
"a perfect view"..........my guess would be, AC and an adult beverage.
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Old 07-18-2020, 07:32 PM
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I bet Greg, and all of us for that matter, would still like to be sitting on the deck of the cabin facing west at sunset with said adult beverage!
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Old 07-26-2020, 07:05 AM
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Will try and post a few more Colorado Pics
as time allows



Zipping along Hwy 86 near Kiowa and got hungry (Advertising Works)

They sure were looking - like they were Lobsters in the tank at Red Lobster

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