Could someone pass along a basic/rough schedule of this year's TTT?
Thanks in advance.
Thanks in advance.
Hey, that would be great. I just looked at the map to see how we could make that work, and it's easy. Walt and I had looked at taking I-45 north to 287 to Amarillo, then catching I-40 West. Going through Round Rock then up through Sweetwater, Lubbock (and most importantly, my home town of Muleshoe) is almost exactly the same mileage and offers a little better scenery. I'm looking forward to it, and will suggest that to Walt even if you don't ride with us.Glenn
I might want to slum with you guys also. I am considering doing an Iron Butt but I just got back from a ride to the West Coast and some of the TTT areas (Monument Valley and Mexican Hat and 4 Corners). I will talk to you guys later about this. Gail is going to fly into Cedar City on the 12th and join us there.
Brian, I wish you could come. However, I knew about the possibility of Kathy going to the Hague, and I think you made the right choice.I'M JEALOUS!!
I had SO planned on finally making another TTT.
But, Kathy's work is sending her to The Hague (Netherlands) and I've been told I have to tag along so she'll have someone to bug.
She flies out this afternoon and I'll be following along on Tuesday.
Once her meetings are over with noon Friday, we're headed to Amsterdam, Belgium, and possibly northern Germany.
I'll definitely be thinking of you all and hope the weather's good, the road's smooth, and both our trip's are safe!!
Glen, what is the link you were speaking of for real time updates? Get the truck/trailer problem worked out? Hugs to Edith!
Brian & Kathy
Tims, there you go, reading my mind again!!
Various ones of us have different departure times and routes to the start point, Cedar City, Utah.
Similarly, various ones of us have different plans at the end of the tour in Durango.
So, the core of the TTT is:
September 11th, Sunday, arrive in Cedar City, Utah, at the Best Western Town and Country hotel. Do not have a plan but this is 9/11/11 and we should do something to memorialize the tragedy 10 years earlier.
September 12th, Monday, tour the area, probably Zion National park, possibly Bryce Canyon. Some want to spend more time taking pictures and some more time riding.
Return to the same hotel in Cedar City. Probably this will be the best night to have a group dinner, but maybe we will have several opportunities to do that.
Sepember 13th, Tuesday, Depart early and head to the south end of Route 12, the core ride for this tour. Route 12 in Utah is billed as the second most beautiful road in the US, second to the Blue Ridge Parkway. For me the two are reversed.
One of the Aussie tourists complained that it was too slow a road. Every time he got back on the bike and went a few feet, he had to stop and take more pictures.
This road ends at Torrey, Utah and we go to the old Wonderland Inn, now called the Sandstone Inn. They have a very nice dinning hall and this may also be a very good place for us to all meet. Hopefully we will still have all the group with us and some will be just joining us there.
September 14th, Wednesday, is an easy day. We travel east on 24 and 95 to 191 and Blanding. Hotel is Four Corners Inn. Not much to do in Blanding but lots of photo opps on 24.
September 15th. Thursday, Depart early to Ouray, Colorado, the "Little Switzerland of America".
Hotel is Comfort Inn. Lots to do in Ouray as a Tourist. Lots of Walking in a tiny town.
September 16th, Friday, depart early for another beautiful ride on the Million Dollar Highway. Lots of photo ops.
Silverton is on the way and lots to see there including the Durango and Silverton Steam Railroad, due in for lunch in two trains.
Arrive in Durango. Hotel is Comfort Suites, a bit south of town.
Durango has lots to do. Big steam train town with souvenirs.
September 17, Saturday
Various riders have different plans from this point. Most of us will likely depart and ride to Pagosa Springs for lunch, then ride to Chama and the Vista Del Rio Lodge.
September 18th, Sunday. Several of us have non refundable tickets on Train #6 of the Cumbres and Toltec round trip train to Ousher. at 10:00 a.m.
This includes a lunch and steam train ride.