Leaving Cortez Coloroado, I rode on Rt 160 for a good part of the day through the mountains on my way North towards I70. The weather was pretty good with temperatures on the low 90’s for the most part.
The oil level in the bike was a little low so I told the GPS to take me to a BMW dealer. The BMW Nav IV GPS has all of the BMW dealers listed as points of interest. The closest one was in Colorado Springs so that’s where I went. I was a bit confused when I arrived to find that the GPS had taken me to a Harley Davidson dealer. As it turns out, the BMW dealership had moved across town about a year ago so I got the updated address and off I went. About 15 min later, I had found the BMW show and got a quart of oil.
From the BMW shop, I took Rt 24 East to I 70 and got on the Interstate. It was very windy, the sky was dark, and I could see lightning in the distance. I thought that the last couple of hours of riding would be through heavy rain storms so I stopped and put on my rain gear to prepare for the downpour. However, I seem to have stayed about 5 miles behind the storm so I never really hit any rain. There was heavy wind, but nothing more than a few light sprinkles.
I stopped for the night in Colby Kansas.