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Allosaurus Skull - Colorado Motorcycle Ride

Jefe’s Colorado Motorcycle Ride – Part 3

This is my kind of road: another near empty one winding up another scenic canyon in northwest Colorado on the way to Dinosaur National Monument.

About The Author

Jefe Smith continues to ride across America, 140,000 miles in the past 12 years. His irreverent storytelling of road experiences, life experiences and the America he discovers can be accessed in his first book, LIFE, AMERICA and the ROAD A Biker’s Perspective, which has been well received by the motorcycle community. The ebook is available in the Amazon Kindle Store and signed hard copies are available at jefestours.com. A second book, LIFE, AMERICA and the ROAD to KEY WEST A Biker’s Perspective is out now!

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you haven’t already, please see Part 1 of Jefe’s Colorado Motorcycle Ride.

Scenic Canyon Road - Colorado Motorcycle Ride

Skull of an Allosaurus, a 30 foot long apex predator that lived over 150 million years ago, roughly 85 million years before similarly built Tyrannosaurus walked the earth. Jurassic World makes them look real, but their reality is so far removed from ours that we almost cannot conceive of that much time.

 

Allosaurus Skull - Colorado Motorcycle Ride

Approximately 145 million years ago, this Camarasaurus came to the last large stream in a time of extreme drought and found that this stream too had dried up. She gave up, lay down in the dry stream bed and died, her jaw slightly agape searching for moisture. There were no large predators left alive to tear apart her skeleton and the sea that eventually covered her preserved her death in the rock.

 

Camarasaurus - Colorado Motorcycle Ride

Several times on this trip, I encountered huge storm cells like this boiling up in the humid air blowing up from the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. Riding straight toward this one, I raced it to shelter in Vernal, Utah and won . . . this time.

Brewing Storm - Colorado Motorcycle Ride

EDITOR’S NOTE: Check out Part 4 of Jefe’s Colorado Motorcycle Ride.

About Jefe

Jefe Smith continues to ride across America, 140,000 miles in the past 12 years. His irreverent storytelling of road experiences, life experiences and the America he discovers can be accessed in his first book, LIFE, AMERICA and the ROAD A Biker's Perspective, which has been well received by the motorcycle community. The ebook is available in the Amazon Kindle Store and signed hard copies are available at www.jefestours.com. A second book, LIFE, AMERICA and the ROAD to KEY WEST A Biker's Perspective is due out in July of this year.

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