Monday, March 19, 2007

~ It Was Another Great Day For A Ride ~

It was a wonderful day and I didn't get called in to work today. I have a friend who lives up in the mountains and I needed to get something to her. Seems like great ingredients to ride, but then, who really needs a reason? It was 46 degrees, but I had to wear my winter gloves and put the liner back into my jacket. Going up into the mountains always gets chilly at this time of year. On my way was the Garden of the Gods. I thought it would be neat to stop and get a few photos. This is one of my favorite places to hike and climb. It has a great visitors center that I have visited in the past. Today I just stopped for some photos and then got on my way.

It was a great drive up Hwy 24. At 10:30 am there wasn't much traffic. It was a very enjoyable drive, but I was glad I had worn my warmer gear. I was comfortable because of it. I got the stuff delivered, had a nice visit and lunch. By the time I got back to the Springs the temperature was in the mid 60's F.

I drove 61 miles, visited a friend and thoroughly enjoyed my V-Star 650. What more can a person ask for?

Wishing you travel adventures in your part of the world,

Biker Betty :)


harleyghost said...

betty .... that sounded so fun.

be safe


Donna said...

I like to visit Garden of the Gods at sunup, when there's nobody there except a few joggers.

Gerry said...

I envy you...

I have been to the Garden of the Gods a few times, and if there is anyplace outside of Texas I would move its there.

I have never had the opportunity to ride there.

Who knows, someday I might.

American Scooterist Blog said...

Mmmmm wish I could find a day like that here. Keep writing about those nice rides, eh?

The roadbum

Dawn said...

What a beautiful view you have. If it was that pretty here, I'd write with Patt every day!!!!

glad your enjoying the nice weather!

Vinod said...

Hi Betty! Haven't visited in a while...looks like plenty has been happing over there. Great pics as usual!

Giest said...

Betty, me and Joey are coming down to move in with you guys. You have an extra room, right? All this snow is killing us!! hehe.

Sounds like you had a good time! It's always nice to get a day off and have a chance to do what you enjoy most.

moonraker said...

I'm not a biker but love reading about your bike rides, they're interesting and fun.

Enjoy Spring which starts today

Sarch said...

I'm right there with ya Betty.
Fantastic pictures! You live in a beautiful area of our country. A motorcycle heaven I'd have to say.

Glad you're getting some good riding in.

Spring is here my friend. Do you hear the collective cheer of motorcyclists everywhere?!

Biker Betty said...

Hi Harleyghost, Thanks for stopping by and yes, it sure was a lot of fun. The mountain pass has some very nice twisties that are fun to drive.

Hi Donna, I have been wanting to get there at sunrise one morning in the summertime. I can just imagine how pretty it is.

Hi Gerry, Garden of the Gods is very breath-taking in person. The photos I take just doesn't do it justice. Hopefully one day you get a chance to ride there. It's a fun ride through the park on a motorcycle.

Hi Roadbum, Hang in there, some good riding days are coming soon. We still aren't out of winter ourselves. We should get a few more snowfalls before June and then we are in the rain and thunder/lightening season, sigh.

Hi Dawn, I can't imagine that it's not pretty where you are at. Sorry to hear that his motorcycle group has been having some police problems.

Hi Vinod, Thanks for stopping by. I know you have been looking at buying another motorcycle. Have you decided yet?

Hi Giest, Hang tight, spring should be here soon. Right now Colorado weather is nice, but we will still get a few more snows before June is said and done. It's always hard to know when to plant our flowers because of that.

Hi Moonraker, Thank you for the nice comments. I'm very glad you enjoy reading my blog. I will pop over and say hi later this week. I see that you are in the UK. My husband and I spent three years in England while he was in the Air Force. We loved it.

Hi Sarch, I can't wait for summer. I'm just glad the snow has let up for a bit. Spring for us just means more snow that usually melts quicker, lol. The roads here in Colorado are great for riding, but I know there are great roads in other states as well. I do hear those motorcycle engines reving in anticipation of summer.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by and have a great day.

Biker Betty

Stine said...

Hello - just dropping by. Sounds great...

Gretchen said...

Your photos are always so beautiful!

Sharon Lynne said...

Hi Betty--Just rolling in to say HI. Sounds like a great ride!

Biker Betty said...

Hi Stine,
Thank you for dropping by.

Hi Gretchen,
I'm so glad you like the pictures. I enjoy taking them.

Hi Sharon Lynne,
It was a great ride and thanks for rolling by. I do hope your motorcycle is getting repaired.

Thanks to all for stopping by and have a great day.

Biker Betty :)

Michael said...

I'm crossing my fingers, tomorrow is forecast to be a nice day and I'm thinking of taking the day off to get in my first day ride of the year! The weather looks so beautiful in your photos!

Biker Betty said...

Hi Michael,

I will keep my fingers crossed for you and promise not to tell on you for skipping work, lol.

Have a great ride,
Betty :)

Susan said...

I haven't been to the Garden of the Gods since, well, the 1960's. Always thought it was a cool place. Bet it's even better on a bike!

Yamaha Vino 125

Biker Betty said...

Hi Susan,
Thanks for stopping by. It's hard to say if the Garden is better now. I imagine the trails are better, as they have worked hard over the years to improved them. But it's all probably more commercialized more.