Friday, July 10, 2009

Road Trip 2009 Day 3

Today was a low mileage day. I started my day with left over green chile pizza for breakfast. I still needed my caffeine fix so I had a large Iced Mocha espresso while I waited for the first train of the day to depart Chama. I followed the train(see the photo and video) over Cumbres pass along with a small army of cars and trucks, all stopping at each photo op along the way.

After chasing the train I returned to Chama with the intention of getting a Burrito from Feliciano's (the pizza joint) and gassing up the bike, but Chama was without power and the town was closed, as in everybody locked up shop and went home at noon. I had enough gas to get to Pagosa Springs, CO. I guess I will have to return if I want to talk to Frank again and get that burrito.

I gassed up in Pagosa Springs and 4 miles west on U.S. 160 my speedo stopped working, I think everybody ask about my bike may have brought me some bad luck ( I always tell them it's 13 years old and runs great), hopefully the speedo will be my only mechanical problem...

The traffic in Pagosa Springs and Durango was quite heavy and being at only 6000 feet it was getting hot. I was spoiled with Chama's 8000 foot elevation. Over the last few days I have noticed that the temperature has a nice change someplace between 7500 and 8000 feet, anything above 8 is great.

I made it to the motel about 3 p.m. and took a break and ate some trail mix for lunch (missing that burrito). The motel is several miles from downtown, but there is a free trolley (this is a tourist town). About 5 p.m. I caught the trolley to find some supper, And find it I did. I was looking at Francisco's menu and when I saw the Enchiladas Rancheros I knew what I was having and where I was going to eat, but I did continue down the street in a halfhearted effort to see what else there was. Enchiladas Rancheros: One beef and two cheese stacked enchiladas smothered in green chili and Crowned with an egg cooked to order. You know what I say: Everything is better with a Fried egg...

Tomorrow: a Ghost Town or bust...

See you on the road.

Road Trip 2009 Highlights

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Art, Hope Harry and Tim at BASIN MOTOR WORKS in Mancos got your speedo back in order today. It was good to meet you. I wish you safe travels and GOD speed. I'm buying TACOS next time your in the area. Colin NewMex GS