Monday, August 26, 2013

Silos along the Santa Fe....

Santa Fe Drive that is, one of the main drags here in the Denver Metro Area, a.k.a. US85.

Sunday morning I rode my '87 R80 Airhead Beemer: Brigitta up to Northglenn to a fellow Uralista's abode.  Darrell S. had graciously given me two #42 carburetor jets for Valencia's use and I was picking them up.

As I chatted with Darrell, he even more graciously offered me the use of his Harmonizer Carburetor Sync Tool.  This is highly sought after and rare tool for owners of carbureted motorcycles.  Someday, if the guy who made the last batch ever restarts production again, I will hopefully own my own harmonizer.

On the way home, I diverged from the usual route to see what I could see.  I found myself on US85 after some twists and turns and in the distance I saw what appeared to be a big white ship, sitting on dry land.

Well, that's what my fevered imagination saw anyways, in reality it was a very large row of silos along the rail line that parallels US85.

I found a route to the location below, slightly trespassing on railroad company property for a few minutes to take the shot:

Kind of looks like a ship's profile doesn't it?  Or perhaps a very large
old fashioned submarine.

Now further south, near the junction of I-70 and Steele Street, I spotted a smaller version of the above silo complex:

Not quite as large as the first one, but still....

The weather was nice but getting warmer by the minute, so I rode on home.  It was quite enjoyable to be out on Brigitta, not only able to hold highway speeds but surpass them as needed with just a slight twist of the throttle.


SonjaM said...

What an odd architecture of the first silo. I also thought of a stranded submarine. These things are huge. You won't find anything like this in our neck of the woods.

Lucky said...

Sounds like a fun day. Those silos do very much look like a ship at first glance.

It's incredible how fast a motorcycle can feel after enough time in (or on, in the case of your sidecar rig) a slower vehicle...

RichardM said...

Does look like a sub. And the second photo must be with the hull stripped off to show off the launch tubes, eh?

Unknown said...


That does look like a huge submarine.

I think I would have stopped for a photo too

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Trobairitz said...

Wow, that first one really does look like a ship.

Nice find.