On the road to Sturgis:
the Low Rider and left Santa Fe under cloudy skies. In and out of rain
all morning. First gas stop was Russells Truck Stop north of Springer,
NM on I 25.
by Elvis at Russell's. It's always good to take a break from the road
and meet up with old friends. Amazing how this guy just does not seem
to age. I wonder what his secret is?
the interstate slab and onto the blue highways at Trinidad, NM.
Following the original Santa Fe Trail across Colorado. Braked to a stop
in Model, CO. Almost missed the entire town. Once was a thriving
community. Almost a ghost town now.
Onto the High Plains Highway (HWY 385) at Lamar, CO. Down the road at Cheyenne Wells, CO the highway was blocked with police cars. It was the annual city fair parade. As of the 2000 census Cheyenne
Wells has a listed population of 1,010 fair folks. They were all at the parade. Because of the limited population, the parade circles
the court house twice. It was a short stop. About five minutes.
At Julesburg, CO the Ford Dealer had a select collection of unique models with real "fixer up" potential.
into Nebraska the wind on my back, sun on my face. State Patrol behind
every tree. Constantly rolling off the throttle to maintain the speed
of Bridgeport, NE clouds quickly formed into a storm filled with
lightning and wind. Dust filled the highway. Debris blowing across the
road. No place to stop. Head down. Hit the throttle. Seemed as I
was in the heart of it forever. Passing out of the storm noticed there
was grass and small branches wrapped around my handlebars.
Kickstand down in Bridgeport, NE tonight. Blue Highways across America. Nothing better.
be strong, be safe, Carlan