2014 Adventure Tour

Fruita, Colorado

Fruita, Colorado

I had plans to do a few things this summer… One was to visit my Aunt and cousins I had not seen in years in Sheboygan, WI., and also to take a trip to paddle and ride around the west. It made sense to pack up my gear and make a trip out of it. I’d stop each day at a destination, to ride or paddle and move on.

Helpful in planning my route was Garmin Basecamp, Riderplanet.com and Bing Maps. My gear consisted of a Husqvarna TE 310 R, SIC Maui X-14 Pro, and a Specialized Epic MTB. Lake or mountain trails were destinations I needed to find daily. First day out was Flagstaff, Arizona, as I had done this route last fall and provides cooler temps at altitude and 2 great trail networks north and south of town open to dirt bikes and mtb.

Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff, Arizona

This time instead of a direct route to Durango, went east and up to Santa Fe for a night. Great place to relax for the night and morning as I planned to ride up to 60 miles near Taos on the Husky.

Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico

After Taos was to Pueblo for a day to paddle the reservoir and re-supply. Dillon, Colorado to paddle and ride the Husky above Breckenridge…

Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge, Colorado

Lake McConaughy, Nebraska to paddle after the prior nights storm…

Lake McConaughy, Nebraska

Lake McConaughy, Nebraska

Council Bluffs Lake, Madison, Wis., and into Sheboygan, Wis., my furthest east destination.

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Returning I tracked further north towards the Black Hills, then Cheyenne, Dillon, Fruita and Ouray, Colorado.

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Last night was in Flagstaff once again so I could ride the Husky in the morning before heading home. All in all an excellent trip. Missed the tornados and storms and no breakdowns along the way. It is a bonus today to be able to map routes efficiently with time to destinations and satellite imagery. So many great places to visit here in the USA. A gallery of my adventure shot with my Nokia Lumia Icon (dng files)…