I just love the culture in the great plains, like how they give directions. go down this road for few miles then turn left at the big rock. we are the first white house on the left.
Well that's all fine and great if it was day time and i had a speedo to track miles. but it was 8pm, pitch black out, I was having fun over driving my one head light on a country road with no mile markers to get a feel for speed or distance. Guess I completely missed the entire town let alone a big rock cause I see my cell phone light up with text message saying "Dude you just blew right past us". I saw nothing to blow past at all. since smoke signals dont work at night so a few flashes of the outdoor lights got me to the house in one piece.
Day one of road trip, only 2 weeks late start and left town unprepared and with only 40 bucks in my pocket. but at least i got out of town on vacation finally.
Bike still not right, got hacked in Coils and push rod or lifter issues but it's not that far from Denver to worry about it.
Stopped at the Clark's home near the Pawnee National Grassland in Weld county Co. for the night. I met them via the J4J Journey4Justice group when I attended their national rally in Topeka, KS. a month before. 30 years of riding and I finally found a bunch of people in the J4J community where I feel comfortable with and they dont look at me like I am too off balance to have in their home.
Wanted to get some nice star shots cause it was a clear night in the fall with an close to new moon but was actually too dark for that with gear i had with me in that the stars moved too much while the shutter was open for several minutes causing them to become lines not dots. but what a view of the milky way and some deep sky objects via binoculars. Saturn is great this time of the year as well.
I will bring the 6" reflector telescope with tracking motors up next time and get some good star shots.
So i decided to take some sunrise photos with the bike and myself silhouetted with the sunrise colors behind. what a colorful show it was..