I've been thinking about some possible road trips for the future. I love road trips, camping, getting away from the routine and experiencing new places, embracing my inner dirt bag. After Arizona my mind has drifted into organizing trips for the future. These road trips are bigger than the normal, usual weekend runs to Fruita or Moab or Crested Butte or Durango, these trips mean leaving our region. Trips that don't include work, aka Art Shows, just a holiday, full of fun with no set agenda, so I will not include next years Arizona trip. So with that in mind here is what I've put into the works, hopefully it will come to fruition.
- Road Trip to the NW. This means about 10 days of exploring different riding areas in Oregon, Washington and possibly Idaho. One place that comes to mind is Bend, OR. This place is incredible and has a huge variety of riding, it's kinda like Boulder in weather and attitude but smaller. I also want to hit Mackenzie River Trail, a long and lovely ride a long a mountain river. Craig has brothers that live in Washington, we've ridden up there before and it was fun and so different than what we're used to. Buff trails among BIG trees and Ferns, you half expect dinosaurs to come wandering by. It would be very cool to visit the Olympic Peninsula as well and get some ocean love. I'd like to plan this trip for the end of May 2010, a year away but with the way times flies these days it'll be here before you know it.
- SW Utah. It's been a few years since we've been to the St. George area, Gooseberry Mesa, Thunder Mtn, Jem Trail. I want to go back in a bad way, it's lovely there and the riding is top notch and full of so many different flavors. This trip may not happen for a couple of years but it's in the works.
There will be plenty of riding and regional trips inbetween but a serious road trip is worth planning and dreaming about.