Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Winchester, OR, USA
Trip back from Denver on my new trike
Flew into Denver on May 8th. Monty Luftus from Nece Trikes in Windsor, Co met me at the airport. Took an hour ride north to Windsor and to get my first look at the Dragon. Mailed off some of the left over parts to various people then took a ride up to Estes Park for dinner. Nice twisty canyon road from Loveland up to Estes Park. I think Monty just wanted to make sure I knew how to ride the beast before sending me back to Oregon. The Golden Dragon and I left Windor, CO at 7:30 AM on Wednesday May 9th headed for Bend, OR. Mostly I-25 abd I-80 over to Ogden, then I-15 and I-84 to TwinFalls, ID. Total miles on Wednesday 670. Great weather all the way through intil just before Burley, ID in I-84. Tried to out race a storm blowing in. Git just a head of the storm only to find it was pushing 35-40 mph cross winds. Very hard to keep bike on the road. Had to slow way down but kept going and got out of the storm within 10 minutes. Left this morning, Thursday May 10th from Twin Falls headed west on I-84. After Boise I took Idaho 55 down to US95 and went to Jordon Valley then on to Burns Jct and Burns. Bike has performed flawlessly. From 20-90 mph, she do anything you ask of her. Just have to hang on. Arrived in Bend about 4PM today. About one mile from my house, I down shifted in to second and accelarated across and intersecton, when I start getting a terribly noise from the rear end and I'm losing momentum. Coasted into a Chevron Station and had to have the Dragon Towed to Bend Euro Moto for repairs. I broke the right side half shaft between the differential and the A Arm. Called Monty and he is next day air shipping me a replacement. Had a tremendous ride. Very grateful I broke down in town and not between Burns and Bend. More details on the repairs. I'm dog tired. Night Night!
2005 K1200LT with a 2007 Hannigan Trike Kit "The Dragon"
It is not wise to meddle in the affairs of Dragons for thou art crunchy and good with katsup.