Friday, October 22
Decided to give Brigitta, my '87 BMW R80 Airhead, a good exercise day. We'd end up covering a bit over 160 miles of city/highway riding, including some miles of sandy dirt roads which she and I hated. She's definitely a street motorcycle.
Still, managed to get to, wander around, and return from the Paint Mines Interpretive Park near Calhan, CO without dropping her (came close a couple of times due to deeper than expected sand piles) so I ended up calling it a good day.
Temperatures would "soar" into the high 60s and feel quite warm while hiking about the park but would feel quite cool while riding due to the wind chill factor of course.
Instead of parking in the main parking lot, I ended up parking at the Overlook parking lot which is seemingly closer to the main rock formations.
The picture below shows the main section of colorful rock formation, the overlook parking lot is located above it, but you really have to hike in to view the rocks up close.