This year our loose riding group completed its seventh trip to attend the annual Valkyrie Owners Association (VOA) meeting in Crawford, Colorado. On the way, we had a chance to tour Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks in Utah. There were only three of us this year--a significant point since one member lives in the Boise, Idaho, area and the rest of us reside in Portland, Oregon. The Portland contingent met at 5 a.m. on a Wednesday to ride the 420 miles to Boise. Two hundred miles were spent on Washington Highway 14, which offers a more scenic view of the Columbia River than you'll find riding Interstate 84. At 6 that evening, we picked up our Idaho member, which completed our group--at least for this trip.