By Denny SkilesJuly 7, 2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Mounted up on "steel horses," members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and their family members rode across the beautiful Colorado countryside as part of the 10th Annual Motorcycle Run to Turkey Creek. The event began at 7 a.m., June 20, with nearly two dozen participants making their way to the Newport Building rally point. After quick introductions and a safety brief, the thunder could be heard across the flatlands.
"The sun climbing the massive eastern side of the Rocky Mountains is something to be seen, makes getting up this early well worth it," reflected one of the riders.
Considered "the high ground" back in the day, the bikers basked in the beautiful scenery that envelopes the Pikes Peak region. Though the air on this particular morning was a little brisk, a stop in Cripple Creek for a warm cup of coffee kept the riders going as they covered a hundred miles of Colorado's out-west beauty. Several miles and hours later, the travelers found themselves in the southwest region of the state and realized it was time to shed some unwanted heavier garments to finish the trip in some lighter clothing.
After a pre-planned fuel stop for riders and machines alike, the group rolled into Turkey Creek, home of the 2008 SMDC/ARSTRAT Organization Day. It was a wonderful addition to an already perfect day.
Webster defines camaraderie as a "spirit of good fellowship." I wonder if he had a Harley'