Monthly Archives: March 2012

Montrose Adobes to Peach Valley: Road Now Open

Below is a rather big GPS map showing that the road from the Montrose Adobes to the Peach Valley area is open. There used to be a rather large “in-holding,” meaning private land surrounded by BLM. The main road travels … Continue reading

Posted in Montrose County, Motorcycling | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Montrose, Colorado, Free Riding Area

It’s snowing today. Too bad. Yesterday it sure wasn’t. In fact, Montrose (Colorado) sported temps of 70 degrees! And the adobe formations north of Montrose were dry! What’s that mean? Go riding! So I trailered my Yamaha XT-250 up to … Continue reading

Posted in Montrose County, Motorcycling | Tagged | Leave a comment

Hill Climbing in the Montrose Flattop Free Riding Area – Wild Stuff!

I took this video yesterday while dirt riding in the free riding area north of Flattop, which is north of Montrose. Access to the Flattop free riding area is via 6530 Road.

Posted in Montrose County, Motorcycling | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Old Railroad Road Bed – New Section I Haven’t Seen Before

For most of the distance between Montrose and Colona (Colorado), the old Denver and Rio Grande Railroad right of way runs straight and true just to the west of US Hwy 550. The line was built in 1887, upgraded to … Continue reading

Posted in Motorcycling, Ouray County | Tagged | 2 Comments

Power Line Roads Still Muddy

With temps well into the 60s, it was time to unlimber the Yamaha XT-250 and head for the hills! With a bit of aid from the Blazer’s battery, it started right up. I had to top off the tire pressure … Continue reading

Posted in Montrose County, Motorcycling | Tagged | Leave a comment

2012 Riding Season Begins! Ridgway to Norwood

Woohoo! It was warm today! 53.6°F! After some pretty serious work that involved jumper cables, not to mention adding air to the tires and a little oil to the engine, my trusty 1994 Yamaha Seca II was ready to roll! … Continue reading

Posted in Motorcycling, Ouray County, San Miguel County | Tagged , | Leave a comment

By Popular Demand: Ham Radio General Class Training

Got your Technician Class ham license? Want to upgrade to General? Here’s your chance! I’ve had excellent feedback regarding my series of video introductions for the Technician Class License, and several have asked when the General Class series is coming. … Continue reading

Posted in General Class License Training, Ham Radio blog entries | Tagged | 1 Comment