Sunday, September 11, 2011

Headed down to the Vintage Swap Meet down in Wheatridge this morning.  Pretty good selection of Japanese, British and Euro parts, with a few H-D piles if you lean that way.  Within minutes I'd found what I was looking for.

We hung out for a couple of hours, catching up with old friends and making new friends.  The feeling of community was definitely there.  Everybody seemed to know everybody.

For me, there was a great selection of British parts.  I walked away with a rigid frame for my Beezer and a lead on a blank cylinder head.

I heard about this through a friend, so I have no idea who organized this event.  Please, let me know if you know so we can give credit and try to make it next time.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Winter is coming...

There is still plenty of summer left, but in Colorado we're always aware that winter is never far away. Here's my plan for getting through the long mountain winter:

Ought to keep me busy and broke until spring!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Berthoud Pass, CO

As summer settles in, it's time to get back up into the mountains and some twisties! This Saturday a buddy of mine and I lit out from Broomfield and headed up to Winter Park. Berthoud Pass is open, dry, and mostly free of gravel. Ready to ride.

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Both sides of the pass offer plenty of lean and swerve, with a few corners that had me puckered.

From Range to Range

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

#747 Now #2!

Newbold, seen here sporting his Winnings as well as his new Mohawk!  So 747 has gone to the wayside but #2 has again shown his true colors this past weekend in Farmington NM.  Travis seemed to be ready for the battle that is normally a 7-8mile race but in fact this time was a 10.7mile run. 
Travis seen here observing the Riders Meeting from a different vantage point

The race was sandy to say the least and the trails were brutal.  This years adventure so to speak lead them throughout most of the original trails from the previous races with a few added "fun areas". 

There were added jumps this year to allow #2 to see if it could live up to the previous title that #747 held.
Travis seen here catching some air.

Well on to the next one, Angel Fire, Taos NM.  We'll see what #2 has in store for us there.

Phil Lambert

Phil Lambert Photography

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

5th Annual Emily's Parade

I didn't wake up on Sunday with the intention of doing anything good, but one thing led to another and I caught up with a riding buddy to join in on the 5th Annual Emily's Parade. ~1600 bikes made the 45 mile trek from Columbine High School in Littleton to Platte Canyon High School in Bailey to help raise money and awareness for the I Love U Guys foundation.

Being the largest single procession of bikes I'd ever seen, I was truly impressed. What was genuinely moving, however, was the turnout of on-lookers, lined up along the highway and on overpasses the entirety of the journey. People were waving, carrying signs - I could feel a sincere outpouring of hope and love coming from every direction.

God speed, Emily.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Montrose Local Racer Travis Newbold seen here at his last race of the season in Monte Vista CO at the Hare Scramble Series. Travis put on a major battle with Ian Blythe, Cody Schafer, Paul Luce, Kevin Johnson, Dustin Rushton, Shawn Kane, Tim Warner, Dirk Hale and Brett Pike. This was approximately an 8 mile loop with 6 major water crossings with anything from Sand to Mud to Boulders throughout the course. Travis seen here on the end of his 2nd lap in the water and the start of his 3rd lap in the sand gave it hell all day long. Travis put on a hell of a race all day and pushed hard to finish. This course was brutal to say the least and he was one of the only ones that would slam into the water crossings in the fashion you see in the upper picture to the left. For FTWCO I will get some more images up of Travis in other races to see more of him in action.

Phil Lambert
Phil Lambert Photography.

Friday, July 9, 2010

4th Annunal Black Forest Poker Run

Its that time of year again in the Black Forest of Colorado.
Except no imitation this is the real one!
Hosted by The Spirit Keeper Tavern 11627 Black Forest Road, Black Forest, Colorado Springs. For info call (719) 495-3189

Electra Glide In Blue

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Four Corners Run

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I realize that there is nothing particularly "out of the way" about a trip from Broomfield to the Four Corners monument. Then again, we are talking about 431 miles of beautiful mountains and desert country, crossing five passes including the Great Divide.

This run falls into a category I would call, "mini-vacation." While covering somewhere in the neighborhood of 950 miles, we were able to pull this off on a weekend, skipping out of only half a day of work on Friday. The miles go by quickly over an ever-changing landscape.

Fuel stops are plentiful enough that you don't have to worry about running out, even across the sparse San Luis valley. Our first stop was outside of Fairplay, and we didn't need to stop again until Center. The folks at the Center fuel station are friendly enough to spend a few minutes with. One mechanic on a break was particularly impressed with my Bonneville, as they don't see Triumphs come through very often.

We left 285 for 160 at Monte Vista heading west. Having left the city at around noon, we were riding into the sunset, which reduced visibility a bit. Fortunately it wasn't long before we were in the eastern shadow of the San Juans heading towards Wolf Creek Pass. If you've ever heard the song named for Wolf Creek Pass, you'll know what to expect. It's a stunning valley, tight twisties climbing to 10,863ft. Just watch that last 25mph turn - I'd take it at 15.

Nathan at the cabin

We spent the first night at the Durango KOA. Say what you will about Kampgrounds of America, but I like'em. I've spent plenty of nights sleeping at primitive sites, but after a long day of riding, there's nothing wrong with having a cabin waiting for you.

The second day found us touring Mesa Verde. My wife and son had driven ahead to get the cabin ready and to join us for a day at the park. If you haven't been to Mesa Verde's cliff dwellings I'd highly recommend them. Just be aware that the first 15 miles into the park are currently under construction. The roads that haven't been reduced to gravel and dirt have had the asphalt surface scraped. Deep grooves and potholes make up much of the path into the park. After the guest center, however, the roads are brand new.

After spending half the day with the family and the ghosts of the ancients, we decided it was time to make the run to the Four Corners Monument. The monument lies outside of Cortez, about 40 miles into Ute Nation territory. There's not much going on in this corner of the reservation beyond a casino, and the highways are in varied degrees of maintenance.

It was hot and windy, as I imagine it must be in this part of the country most of the time. We rode on at a steady lean until we got to the gates of the park to find that it was closed!

Damned thing was closed

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cool Off

Cool off in the foothills west of Loveland up at the WindJammer Road House. Located on the North side of Carter Lake it is a well known biker hangout.

Easy access from Loveland off US 34. Heading West out of Loveland, hang a left after crossing the Big Thompson River on CR 28. Run 28 up to CR 18, hang a right, you then take a left on CR 31. Run that up the hill and the WindJammer is on your right.

Elecrta Glide In Blue

Monday, March 15, 2010

Northern Colorado End Of March

March 27th and 28th to be exact....See ya there.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Destination to Nowhere

Sometimes you just have to get out and ride with a planned destination to nowhere.
Once I cleared the snow-pack the asphalt was clear and dry.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Riding The Shovel

The snow shovel that is. Seems like every time we turn around here in northern Colorado its snowing. My old 68 FLH hasn't been out of the garage in awhile.

About the only way out to some good pavement is down the sidewalk.

The up and coming event this month would be the 32nd annual Colorado Motorcycle Show and Swap January 30th and 31st. Held at the National Western Complex, off I-70, Exit at Brighton Blvd and follow the signs.

$15 bucks for a 1 day admission and $20 bucks will get you in both Saturday and Sunday. Parking is extra.

Last year is was $8 bucks to park in the lot on Sunday. If you try to parking anywhere else I think you'll be towed.

Good sites inside the complex. Plenty of parts and parts and.....bikes and walking till ya can't walk any more.

You are bound to run into the people you only see once a year, at this show. And your bound to see some nice looking custom bikes in the bike show.

And you might just run into me. I'll be wearing the FTW tee shirt it it gets here in time.

Oh yea, almost forgot the wet tee shirt contest is held both days.

Auction on Sunday - Proceeds to Benefit Rocky Mountain Brain Injury Services.

For complete information check the official web site

Saturday, December 12, 2009