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Summer Ride; part seven

Les and I left Green River bright and early…really early,  and headed off to Escalante Utah.20180801_121649Riding through this area was just plain wonderful…we didn’t get rained on! I know this is getting boring to read but those of us who ride long distances each day, triple digit speeds are normal…as are multiple gas stops.

Next stop The Grand Escalante Staircase. What a beautiful place but…you really need to take the time to stop and look.20180801_14403720180801_150114.jpgSo we ride into Escalante and Les pulls into this Palace of a hotel???? $200 a night? Yes. $200… and I think we were the only ones there besides the ones that work there. Now, we had dinner there in the hotel and it was pretty good and we had a really fun and good conversation with the Chef….he had nothing else to do.20180801_162800

Next morning off to Kanab Utah.

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Next stop Green River Utah. Summer ride part 6

20180731_110004Leaving Pinedale Wyoming it was on to Green River Utah. However, we had to make a stop in Green River Wyoming. Les was noticing oil coming out that shouldn’t be so we made a stop Flaming Gorge Harley Davidson. They were great!!! Les used his handy dandy factory HD GPS that took us right there. I wasn’t allowed to park in front of the store because I was on a “not a Harley”…Ok, just kidding, they were great people. The service manager came out to the parking lot, checked over Les’ bike and told him not to worry, it’s just blow by. I convinced Les that he had to buy a T-Shirt from them and he did. Back on the road.20180731_122159

The Ride to Green River was great…uneventful but great. Wide open spaces easy roads and you guessed it…Triple digit speeds. The Roadliner is wonderful at speed, it can pass almost anything but a gas station. And speaking of gas stations…here we are at the border and we ran into (not literally) a couple who was traveling, and get this, from Atlanta Georgia to British Columbia and back!!! Les is really good at making friends  and these folks were great. The lady had the worst case of “Raccoon Eyes” I’ve seen since my skiing days!Les and his daily Gatorade making friends at the Utah border20180731_124255From here it was onto the Motel 6 in Green river Utah. A pretty easy 400 mile day When we got to town it was smaller than small, but…the motel was just fine, met a really nice couple and their dog out in this area for some dirt bike riding…yes, the Dog did ride.

sunset Green River UtahThe restaurant next door was really good, almost as good as the view. Next morning The Grand Escalante Staircase and end the day in Kanab, Utah.