My half day Rocky Mountain motorcycle & fiber tour

purlyman's picture

Yesterday was one of those amazing days with beautiful weather and clear skies so I headed west and up into the mountains with the motorcycle. It was Sunday so many places would be closed but I decided to do a "fiber" tour to stop by LYSs, alpaca farms, etc.

My route covered about 160 miles roundtrip and went through:

- Golden
- Golden Gate State Park
- Nederland (The Alpaca Store)
- Allenspark (Sunshine Mountain Lodge where we'll have MRMKR)
- Estes Park (Switzer-land Alpacas)
- Lyons (Paradise Valley Alpacas)
- Boulder (Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins LYS and Schacht Spindle Co.)
- then back down to Golden and Denver.

The attached files include some of the pics I took along the way. It was a wonderfully spent 5 hours I have to say!!

Motorcycle & Fiber tour1.pdf1.23 MB
Motorcycle & Fiber tour2.pdf1.18 MB
Motorcycle & Fiber tour3.pdf1.38 MB
Motorcycle & Fiber tour4.pdf1.34 MB
Motorcycle & Fiber tour5.pdf1.2 MB


Aaronknits's picture

Ditto on the jealous.

Ditto on the jealous. Beautiful pictures!

rc_in_sd's picture

What a fantastic trip - and

What a fantastic trip - and all in one day. Thanks for the vicarious outing, Frank!

Bradferd's picture

so, that is how you keep

so, that is how you keep from buying yarn... you just take your bike!

purlyman's picture

Believe me - I can get quit

Believe me - I can get quit a bit on that bike and in that backpack!! :-)

PaulJMC's picture

Yup - jealous!! ;)

Yup - jealous!!


WillyG's picture

Gosh! That's beautiful!

Gosh! That's beautiful! Jealous.

purlyman's picture

yeah, it's pretty beautiful!

yeah, it's pretty beautiful! I could do this every weekend I could!

WillyG's picture

I can't believe you fit that

I can't believe you fit that all into an afternoon!!! I would think this was a several-day excursion!

purlyman's picture

Yep - left the house around

Yep - left the house around 9am and got back at about 2:30pm.