Friday, July 14, 2017

Day 70 - Salt Lake City, UT

Yesterday evening, Ry author of the Two Wheels to There blog, met Dom and I for dinner and ride up a canyon in search of cooler weather. He brought his very nice Moto Guzzi with the chrome tank that could be a real fingerprint magnet. We had dinner at a small Vietnamese place before heading up Cottonwood Canyon towards the ski resorts. It was a very refreshing 61°F at the pass.

Dom had spotted a promising sunset location just about a quarter mile from the summit. We stopped and waited for sunset. Please see Dom's post  for the real sunset photos as opposed to the iPhone version shown here. After sunset, we headed back down the mountain and got back to the campground after 10pm. It was still over 90°F at that time. Thank you Ry for taking the time to meet up and ride up into the mountains.

This morning, I went back to the fairgrounds for the BMWMOA rally. The Airhead tent was a good spot to re-hydrate and talk to like minded individuals. I talked to a number of Ural riders including one of the seminar speakers talking about off road touring with a sidecar and found it to be quite a mixed bag as far as knowledge and experience. I checked out the demo ride area again and not a sign of the new 310cc BMW anywhere. But all in all, the rally was a great experience.  

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  1. Quite a difference in temperature, sounds like a good way to cool down. And another blogger meet up. Awesome.

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    1. After the blistering temperatures in town, it felt wonderful up on the mountain.

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  2. It was my pleasure, Richard--a real delight to meet you and Dom. I don't think the evening could have been spent in a better way. Safe travels to you and yours. ;-)

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    1. Thank you! It was great to meet up with you.

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  3. 90˚ after 10 at night, no thank you. A very cool blogger meet up though and you got a sunset ride in too.

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  4. Awesome that you got to meet Ry! Cool guy, eh? Richard, you and Ry seem to be winning the blogger meet up contest this year! 😁

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    1. Lynne, it was tons of fun meeting internet moto-folk this year (you and Jerry, Dar, Tracy, Richard, and Dom), and in every case, it was like we were old friends. I did feel a bit bad about dragging Richard and Dom through the city in that stifling heat, but I think we all felt that it was worth it once we got into the canyon.

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  5. I agree Ry, it was like we were old friends! Nice of you to take the guys into a cool canyon after the city sweat-fest πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€ We need to make sure and schedule meetups in cool areas in future, Lol!

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