Posted 8/23/2014 10:42 AM (#79661 - in reply to #78506) Subject: Re: 2016 rally
Location: Edwards, CO
Hotchkiss is 20 miles East of Delta, CO on Hwy 92. Delta is 40 miles SSE of Grand Junction, CO on Hwy 24.
There will be lots of great riding from snow at 10,000' plus up on Grand Mesa to desert riding just West of Delta. Moab, UT is 100 miles West of Grand Junction if you want a great day trip. As a 4th generation Coloradoan and a motorcycle rider for 40 plus years there are not many places in Colorado I have not been and I have a long list of rides laid out that I am sure will entertain everyone. Hotchkiss is smack in the middle of Colorado wine country and there are a lot of winerys around for those who are partial to the grape.
Enough of Colorado lets make next years rally in Sturgis a great one first then we can see what trouble we can cause in Colorado.
It can get in to the 90s and it can get down to the 70s. It is unusually hot right now in the mid to high 90s but it still gets into the 50s at night. As it warms up the humidity drops and today should be mid 90s with less than 20% humidity. We still have some mountain passes that are just now opening up from Winter's snow and if you take a 30 mile ride from Hotchkiss up the Grand Mesa you can still find some of that snow to play in.