Kansas to the Rockies

Having fun riding the farm tracks of Kansas

After all the flat stuff I reached the stateline into Colorado and the Rockies started looming in the distance, or at least they should have been apparently, but it started to drizzle with rain and grey clouds closed in, there was no sign of the mountains until I reached the foothills themselves. I made my way up to Boulder.
Chris Ratay, looking every bit the adventure motorcyclist!!!

He and his wife Erin were my hosts in Boulder- I'd had a long-standing invitation to visit them ever since our near-miss meeting in Brazil 10 years ago when we were all on the road at the same time.

Whilst in Boulder, I also had the opportunity to meet up with and thank Shelly, the star who collected Thelma from Mexico and smuggled (ahem) transported her over the border back to America for me. Shelly rides a KLR and is an expert on Copper Canyon she's promised to take me for a ride round down there next time I travel through.
We had a fantastic lunch at the Dushanbe Tea House in downtown Boulder, it's an authentic teahouse transported from Tajikistan...and looking every inch the part. I kept looking around me with wide eyes, recognising different features as I sat there, enjoying the surroundings and discussing travel through Tajikistan with Shelly.

Here she is, heading off on her KLR.

My stay was all too brief, it was time to hit the road again.

Hey there Tiffany, We met

Hey there Tiffany, We met briefly at the Overland Expo, I know you don't remember but Tim B. introdced us.  Anyway I was just skimming over your blog  and had to chuckle  when I saw the picture of Shelly I met her in Columbas NM  back in January...  small world.




Looking forward to meeting you again in Boise,

Sam aka idahosam