The morning on the Canyon's south rim was compensation enough for all the unpleasantness we had the evening before. The landscape was just breathtaking.
We went on to Cameron for breakfast and then continued through Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation to Monument Valley, following Billy and Wyatt's route through the Painted Desert.
Here is a movie taken by Andy driving through Monument Valley.
Route 163 and 191 brought us to Four Corners, the place where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet.
What a chance to visit four states in less than 10 seconds by bike... On we went to Cortez.
Ute found her name immortalized in the Ute mountains.
In Cortez, we stopped at a gas station. When I left there, I thought I had missed a shift because my engine just revved up, but no... my chain was gone, luckily at low speed, so no further damage was done. It turned out that the master link had given in. To my luck, Elwood had brought a spare master link with him (I didn't - shame on me) so I could fix my chain while Mark and Ute got their necks "fixed". Today's episode of Ghetto Garage.
After that break (literally!) we continued to Durango and set ourselves up in a Motel.