Saturday, October 25, 2008

To Golden on Business

Today I rode up to Golden, CO to do some computer side-work to finance my motorcycling addiction. After all, my regular pay must go for stuff like the mortgage, bills, kids college fund....

I cut across the Denver Metro area using I-225 to I-25 to US6 which I took directly into Golden. I was not due at the customer's location till 0830, got to Golden at 0805 so I had a little time to wander about Golden and shot the following pictures:

Not as imposing as Devil's Tower in Wyoming but still, eye-catching

In the distant mountain top, you can see the M left there by students from the Colorado School of Mines which is located in Golden, CO

Here's Brigitta with the backside of Lookout Mountain in the background

I worked for four hours, enough for more repair parts and farkle for my motorcycles if I am frugal and then rode on home via the C-470/E-470 Superslabs. It was a bit windy on the way home but not bad. Brigitta is definitely a long ways from being a long distance tourer when compared to my 1150RT, Maria!


Jack Riepe said...

Dear Charlie6 (Dom)

Once again, the scenery in this pictures is very impressive. There is nothing like the Devil Tombstone her in PA, but I will be at the Devil's Tap, a bar and grill in New Jersey this week.

Fondest regards,
Twisted Roads

irondad said...

There's something famous around Golden besides you. Can't remember what it is. Coors, maybe?

Great photos. Are you still playing with the panoramic shots?

Charlie6 said...

Hi Jack and Irondad,

yep, I know about Coors and have gone through the tour a couple of times to "earn" the free sampling of their beer afterwards. Heck, midway through the tour, once used to be able sample their beer from a water fountain-type dispenser....ahhh.

not quite the stuff one gets from Germany but not bad either, specially when its free.

yet another reason for either of you guys to make it over to this state.


Charlie6 said...


forgot to answer your query, yes, still doing pano shots....whenever something becomes available.