Today’s Mileage: 287 miles
Total Trip Mileage so far: 4452 miles
Today I met another guy traveling alone up near Page, AZ – he was on a VFR. We got to talking and he told me that a month ago he was in the hospital with a stroke and could not move his arms or legs. He said he vowed that if he came home from the hospital that he would take a long-put-off trip around the perimeter of Arizona (he was from Phoenix). He was doing just fine and had some good suggestions for roads to check out. I figured if he could do this, then it is a no-brainer for me…
I stopped by the famous destination of travelers to this region – the Four Corners on Highway 160 – where Arizona, Colorada, New Mexico, and Utah all come together – you can stand in four states at once.
As I got closer to Durango, I went up in elevation and got a little cold. Good riding up here though. Definitely Colorado
A bunch of friendly motorcycle folks were staying at my hotel, I talked with them quite a while. They had trailered up from Phoenix. Had a lot to say about the length of my trip and that I was on a Ducati. Only one of them had ever heard of a Ducati. And the inevitable question, “you are riding by yourself?” – I must look really old and frail – I keep getting that question…
A good BBQ sandwich at this joint just down from the Hampton in Durango put out my hunger fire. Durango is at some altitude, fun road riding in but chilly – had to stop and layer up.