The 2016 Colorado 600
Presented by the Trails Preservation Alliance and the Texas Sidewinders Motorcycle Club
By Seiji Ishii, Photos by Andrew Short, Kaleb Retz & Seiji Ishii
Trail riding, dual sport riding and adventure riding in remote areas, immersed in the sights, sounds and smells that nature provides, are some of the most wonderful experiences you can have on two wheels. Combining this with the camaraderie and disconnection from normalcy results in memories that are engrained for life. When you are exploring new trails in pristine surroundings, it can become lost that it is a privilege and not a right. It is easy in these moments to blissfully forget that not all trail users want you there.
It takes relentless work to ensure the ability to pursue these adventures. I was guilty of taking riding in such beautiful places for granted, assuming it was my right as a tax-paying and law-abiding motorcyclist. Attending The Trails Preservation Alliance’s 2016 Colorado 600 sparked my awareness of the issues that can have enormous impacts on the sport we all love.