Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Moab, Utah, Here We Come!

Less than 48 hours out from our long anticipated trip to the Desert Mountains of Eastern Utah and the Moab and Canyon Areas of the Western Front....this trip has been in the works since October, and it now appears that 30 or so of us, from Ohio, Indiana, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, California, Washington State, and other areas will converge on the Mormon State.

The weather is looking perfect for the trip and riding...70s for highs most days, 30s and 40s overnight...and very little rain in the forecast, let's hope it holds.

Nick and I headed over to Auburn, Indian, on Monday,  taking some of our gear and with temperatures near 70 and some sun, we rode about 40 miles on the dirt and gravel roads around Kurt's
place, to finally get some quality riding time in on the TWs....afterwards we headed the 15 miles over to Rick Pearson's place and stayed for about 90 minutes and downed a couple of beers with our old High School buddy.....

So the time is nearing....and we head out for our 8 days of riding.  Hopefully the computer WiFi will be working at the Moab KOA and we can shoot some photos back as we progress.....

Back After Moab>>>>>>>>

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Edging towards Spring and Moab

The brutal winter weather has finally taken a break...plenty of fog, rain, and wet grounds abound, but it appears that the long string of snowy days and below zero temperatures are least for the foreseeable future.  Not that it won't dip into the teens for lows and many a few inches of snow will come and go, but the majority of winter appears to be past.

This means baseball{my first scrimmage is slated for next Monday the 16th, my 66th birthday} is near...I've already got my required number of local rules meeting finished, along with my state meeting online.  The Northwest District has already handed out many of the Sectional and District Assignments, and I have 6 games so far...three on the Sectional/District play-ins and the Coldwater D4 District as well...the 2nd time in three seasons I will work that quality district along with BG and Ed...the same guys that worked it with me in 2013...not often I work with guys with more experience than me....but in this case, they both do....I will also work the 3 District play-in games with BG, using a two-man crew.

Not sure if we will get any games in during the scrimmage portion next week, but regardless I will be heading out to Moab, Utah, for some Dual Sport Motorcycle Riding in the Desert Mountains around the National Parks in that area....Nick, along with a couple of guys from Auburn, Indiana, Kurt and his nephew, will drag us along to Utah, and we will join another 2 dozen guys from around the country{Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, and California} for 8 days of camping and riding...about 2/3rd of us will be "camping" in Cabins at the Moab KOA...the rest will be doing tent camping, some 10 miles away...

We hauled the TWs over to Kurt's last weekend, and now all we need to do is make final plans and packing for the 1500 mile trip across the Rockies into eastern Utah.

Hopefully I will have plenty of adventure stories and photos to share when I return....back later>>>