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Day 10 and 11 Ouray to Salida to Denver

15 Jul

Ok so off the bat i have to say SORRY we did not get day 10 posted this morning. We had a great day 10 and played a bit of cat and mouse with a few storms.

We left Ouray at about 8 ish, blue skies and brisk temperatures, to Silverton via the Million Dollar Highway then onto Durango for lunch at a place called “Serious Texas BBQ” and as it turned out an oil change on Deans bike (5k service pre-empt).

If you haven’t been on the Million Dollar Highway you need to drive it, it is “marvelous darling”. Once we hit silverton we filled up with gas and onto Durango.

There were storms all around us, in fact we could see lightning in the distance. We got held up in traffic but made it just in time to shelter at a gas station in South Fork before the storm was right over the top of us…it even hailed! After about 45 minutes we put on our wet suits and hit the road. We did not get rained on all the way to Salida where we stopped for the night. Cajun food for dinner then games in our room because of COVID we weren’t allowed to gather in the lobby.

Wednesday morning we started the final leg of the journey for the six of us together. Beautiful weather and fabulous scenery. We ended the day in Denver at the biggest Harley dealership I have ever seen. Robert bought a much needed pair of riding boots, his current ones were ten years old with a worn out sole and previous repairs.

Checked into the Hyatt House hotel near the airport so that the ladies could take a shuttle to the airport in the morning. The guys will be getting a real early start on the bikes to be home by Friday.

We’ll write a wrap up in a few days. Wow! What a great trip!

 
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