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Ride to eat lunch, eat lunch to ride.

*I stole this blog post word for word from Kens blog. He's a better, more diligent, more creative blogger then I am, so check his blog out too!

Looking out on the deck Thursday Oct 28.
I get a text from Jared..."Friday weather is supposed to be good......"
Sounds good to me. time for a ride!

At Fish Haven, in Idaho there is a little place that makes a delicious sandwich. That will be our destination. We head north, leaving my house at 9:20 or so Friday morning.

Our route will be north to Ogden canyon, over the Mountain Green road, stop in to see the Monks at the Trappist Monestary, north on Monte Cristo scenic highway, left at Woodruff, Utah, through Randolph, past Bear Lake, to Fish Haven, Idaho.
A stop at a RR bridge for some pixs.

Jared's baby...but he has an even better looking baby at home and another one on the way!

The weather is pretty good, but just a bit nippy. Jared hasn't seen much of this area and I had a hankering for some of the Monks delicious jam.
The monastary is on a typical country road, not much traffic, but when we stopped to take this pic I saw a lady approaching in a mini van and that we would be blocking her. I started to hurry so as not to delay her any longer than necessary, but she rolled down her window and implored us to "take your time"... Then as I was snapping the picture, I could hear her (on her cell phone) explaining what was happening; 'I'm waiting for two guys on motorcycles to take a picture of their gorgeous bikes with the beautiful mountains and fall colors in the background'...etc Except her verbal explanation of the picture was so descriptive and eloquent I knew my feeble camera skills would not be able to match her portrayel of the scene. And I was right, but this is all I have.. :)
When we finally got out of her way, she wished us a safe ride and a good day. You meet the nicest a mini van, it might have been a Honda...

Jam purchased, a dime tour to the chapel given, and we're off again. We run into these fellows and a bunch of their friends a few miles later. Mid term elections are in a few days, I hope they aren't heading to the voting booth.

Jared enjoying the Monte Cristo curves.

Photo ops abound.

Smiley faces!!

Going down a hill toward Bear Lake.

It's a steep road and can be treacherous for big trucks.

This is a 20 mph (posted speed limit) corner at the bottom of the hill. The last time I was here I was coming the other direction and a Suzuki C 90 coming down the hill, crashed on this corner right in front of me. The guy wasn't hurt, 'cept his pride, the bike was a little beat up, it can be a tricky corner. You can see the truck run-a-way lane going up the hill.

Entering Idaho.

And we make it! I get a turkey avacodo concoction....wonderful!

We've spent more time getting here than we planned so we need to take a faster route home. Logan Canyon, past Brigham City, and onto the super slab should get us home in time.

Still in Logan Canyon.

Logan. The motor cops are out, I have twenty layers of clothes on, and they are in short sleeves.

Mountain shot from the freeway; there was LOTS of traffic, We had to watch the road.

A pic taken off the Legacy Highway, and I'm almost home. Sure glad Jared suggested we get out for a ride. The company, roads, and sandwich were all super!

Life is good.


  1. What an awesome ride. I have only ridden in a small portion of Utah - from Cortez, CO to Moab, Arches NP, and then to Grand Junction, CO.

    I want to visit a lot more of the state.

  2. you told me about your blog on the forum I'm Jcurfew.. that 'mountain shots' is right where my house is! at the bottom of that mountain!

  3. Nice ride report. I don't get to ride out to Utah nearly as often as I like, but sure do enjoy it when I do. In fact, one of the random header photos on my site was taken on Nebo Loop road, not far south of Orem.

    Anyway, I thought you might find useful. will take you right to the utah map. Feel free to add your own favorite spots using the add button on the top menu of the website.


    Steve Jones