They'd come down from the Brainard Lake area yesterday evening and stayed overnight visiting.
We left the house at the crack of 9AM and by 11AM we were at the fee station at the base of Pikes Peak, sunny conditions, not much wind, pretty much perfect weather conditions except for hazy conditions which affected how far out we could see. This outing I was riding Brigitta, my '87 R80 Beemer.
BeemerGirl led the group up to the summit, seeming to display a special fondness for being near the double yellow lines separating the traffic going up and down the mountain. ;)
I kid of course, she and Oilburner did great on the way up, around and then down the mountain. And yes, we were NOT the slowest folks on the mountain today, plenty of drivers in big manly pickup trucks were bypassed by us as they drove slow and nervous.
Lori and Chris at the requisite Summit Sign picture
BeemerGirl atop Pikes Peak
At the Bottomless Pit
Incoming storm started masking the peak as we made our way down
After a nice lunch at Rudy's BBQ near Old Colorado City, we made our way for a quick tour of the Garden of the Gods.
Garden of the Gods
Soon it was time to hit the I-25 Super Slab northward to the exit to Colorado 105 Highway near Monument, CO. We cruised on this nice motorcycling road for a while, happy to leave the chaos of the interstate behind. It did rain on us a little bit but nothing to get excited about before we made it to Sedalia where we fueled up.
About 200 miles of riding with Lori and Chris, and I believe fun was had by all. We chatted all during the ride through our helmet intercom units, taking turns assuming (quite involuntarily) the title of "Captain Blinkie" whenever one of us forgot to turn off a turn signal after making a turn.
I said my goodbyes at Sedalia as Lori and Chris were heading back towards Brainard Lake where they've been staying. I entered rush hour traffic on eastbound C-470 but once I got on the E-470 tollway, it was smooth sailing all the way home, under sunny skies.
Finally a few pics of tonight's "fair" sunset. A good day of riding with friends, showing them a little bit of Colorado, making memories.