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Sep 16, 2010 - Keystone and Loveland Pass

This morning we got up to a very cool 40 degrees, but the sky is so blue and the mountains so beautiful, the crisp air feels good! We turned the generator on just long enough to make coffee and put it in the thermos decanter, then we took a walk down to the lake. It is so pretty, clean and cold! We went into town after breakfast to find the part for the water inlet so Rick could fix it, and we can fill the fresh water tank back up with water. This all took a little bit of our day, since we had to close all the slides and drive up the road...

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Aug 22, 2009 - Final Day of Women and Motorcycling Conference

Saturday August 22, 2009 Today I took a short trip on a scenic route between Interstate 70 and Estes Park. Kim took an introductory dirt bike course at the Conference. I didn’t take many pictures on my ride. Halfway I stopped by a nice creek at the side of the road to eat some lunch. And on the way back, I happened to take a picture of two guys “hiking” is up a hill on the shoulder…not walking, not riding bikes, but riding Segways. I nearly laughed my helmet off. The second half of the day we relaxed a bit before heading out to the...

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Aug 21, 2009 - Day 3 of the Women and Motorcycling Conference

Friday August 21, 2009 This morning was a relaxing one for me. Kim went out to demo a few bikes, and I walked around and did some shopping. I also decided to go to the nearby forest, and take some pics of the dead trees that were being cut down due to the Pine Beetles. This whole side of the hill was cleared out because of this epidemic. Soon the whole side of the mountain facing Dillon will look the same. It is a shame. When Kim was finished, we went to lunch at a nearby Bar and Grill, where they had chairs in the waiting area that were...

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Aug 20, 2009 - Day 2 of the Women and Motorcycling Conference

Thursday August 20, 2009 Liz’s Day: This morning I took the time to relax a bit and update the journal website. The last four to five days have been pretty busy, and I needed to slow down a bit. Around 10, I headed out with a plan. I wanted to hit as many passes as possible. The mountain passes in this area go across the Continental Divide, which snakes around this area in many places. Looking on the map the initial part of my route took me from Keystone on Route 6 West to Interstate 70 West. Then I got on 91 South to go through the...

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Aug 19, 2009 - Day 1 of the Women and Motorcycling Conference

Wednesday August 19, 2009 Ah, our first day without having to ride a great distance anywhere. We woke up relatively late and had breakfast in the café at the lodge. Don’t think we’ll do that again though, as the bill came out to a little bit more than what we would like to pay for breakfast. After that we walked around to the Conference Center, and checked out the bikes parked out on the parking lot. We also wandered out to the demo area to see what manufacturers were there to put on demo rides. Coming back to the lodge, we checked...

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Aug 18, 2009 - Colby, KS to Keystone, CO!

Tuesday August 18, 2009 We woke up to a chilly morning in Kansas, but at least it was a clear sky. Before hitting the road, I gassed up and Kim got some Starbucks for the road. We weren’t far from the border of Colorado, so while we were still in the Sunflower State, I thought we should stop and check out the prairie daisies (we thought they were a kind of sunflower until we were told otherwise by a concierge in Keystone). Now nobody can say we didn’t stop to smell the flowers, because we did. They were everywhere, and they were beautiful. ...

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Aug 1, 2009 - Crazy horses

Mount Rushmore was first today - really beautiful weather finally so it was perfect picture taking! The monument was pretty impressive, though like most similar places, a bit smaller than anticipated! They had a good trail round the bottom of the mountain though so managed to walk off a few of the calories although because it was so warm, I think they were then replaced by a ridiculously large portion of ice cream to cool off! We then headed to the Crazy Horse monunment (work in progress) which I have to say I found much more impressive. It...

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Jul 31, 2009 - Bad

We're now starting to head into the National Park section of the tour which I was most looking forward to. Today we first stopped in Mitchell, South Dakota, which has the worlds only palace made of Corn! Bizarre place!! Lunch was in a town called Wall, famed for Wall Drug which is bascially a glorified cafe/shop that has the USP of free water and cheap coffee...another bizarre place! It was a surprise then when we reached the Badlands National Park - after days of endless straight roads/flat scenery, coming across this place was a bit of a...

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Mar 26, 2007 - Keystone, Colorado.

After experiencing the 'real' slopes, Dan felt it was his responsibility to pass on this experience to Em. We headed down to Denver Friday night and arose early to get up the hill in time to catch the first lifts. With snowboards tucked under our arms and fresh snow falling we strode through Keystone talking up our day, with every intention of skiing from opening at 9am through to close, 9pm. After a couple of weeks with no snow around the resorts we were lucky to have a fresh 6 inches fall throughout the day. This did little, however, to...

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