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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-06-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
August 4, 2012 Decatur, IL to Lebanon, TN ...

August 4, 2012 Decatur, IL to Lebanon, TN

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-29/i-5n8MCtH/0/L/Day-29-Route-L.jpg

This was our final day of...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-06-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
August 3, 2012 Ames, IA to Decatur, IL ...

August 3, 2012 Ames, IA to Decatur, IL

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-28/i-DKf9sQp/0/L/Day-28-Route-L.jpg

Today was pretty warm (note...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-02-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
August 2, 2012 Valentine, NE to Ames, IA ...

August 2, 2012 Valentine, NE to Ames, IA

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-27/i-vkm2kQR/0/L/Route-Day-27-L.jpg

Today was a travel day. We...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-01-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
August 1, 2012 Rapid City, SD to Valentine, NE ...

August 1, 2012 Rapid City, SD to Valentine, NE

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-26/i-gFgkcsR/0/L/Route-Day-26-L.jpg

We left this morning...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-31-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 31, 2012 Sundance, WY to Rapid City, SD ...

July 31, 2012 Sundance, WY to Rapid City, SD

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Park-Tour-Day-25/i-jDPPDDV/0/L/Route-Day-25-L.jpg

We left this morning at...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-30-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 30, 2012 Laurel, MT to Sundance, WY ...

July 30, 2012 Laurel, MT to Sundance, WY

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-24/i-kjnGx38/0/L/Route-Day-24-L.jpg

When I attached the GPS to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-29-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 29, 2012 Cranbrook, BC to Laurel, MT ...

July 29, 2012 Cranbrook, BC to Laurel, MT

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-23/i-X5dzd4T/0/L/Route-Day-23-L.jpg

I left Cranbrook, BC this...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-28-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 28, 2012 Cranbrook, BC to Kalispell, MT and...

July 28, 2012 Cranbrook, BC to Kalispell, MT and back

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-22/i-Cnzs3KN/0/L/Route-Day-22-L.jpg

This morning,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-27-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 26, 2012 Kalispell, MT to Invermere, BC...

July 26, 2012 Kalispell, MT to Invermere, BC (although for me it was Cranbrook, BC)
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-25-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 25, 2012 West Yellowstone, MT to Kalispell,...

July 25, 2012 West Yellowstone, MT to Kalispell, MT

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-19/i-tL7jh4c/0/L/Route-Day-19-L.jpg

Today was another...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-24-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 24, 2012 Tour of the Grand Canyon of...

July 24, 2012 Tour of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and the Lower and Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-23-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 23, 2012 Yellowstone Tour ...

July 23, 2012 Yellowstone Tour

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/18-National-Parks-Tour/i-n2DKg4q/1/L/Route-Day-17-L.jpg

Our first visit this morning was to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-22-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 22, 2012 Tour of North Yellowstone National...

July 22, 2012 Tour of North Yellowstone National Park

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-16/i-S6BNxqB/0/L/Route-Day-16-L.jpg

This morning,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-20-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 21, 2012 Pocatello, ID to West Yellowstone,...

July 21, 2012 Pocatello, ID to West Yellowstone, MT

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-15/i-Bfx5x3S/2/L/Route-Day-15-L.jpg

Ron and I left...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-20-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 19, 2012 Richfield, UT to Pocatello, ID ...

July 19, 2012 Richfield, UT to Pocatello, ID

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-13/i-bDp6wZZ/0/L/Route-Day-13-L.jpg

We left Richfield, UT...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-18-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 18, 2012 Mt. Carmal, UT to Richfield, UT ...

July 18, 2012 Mt. Carmal, UT to Richfield, UT

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-13/i-ZqK7F8d/0/L/Route-Day-12-L.jpg

We awoke this morning...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-18-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 17, 2012 Hurricane, UT to Mt. Carmel, UT ...

July 17, 2012 Hurricane, UT to Mt. Carmel, UT

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-12/i-9dMdFCS/0/L/Route-Day-11-L.jpg

We left the hotel at...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-16-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 16, 2012 Kingman, AZ to Hurricane, UT ...

July 16, 2012 Kingman, AZ to Hurricane, UT

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-10/i-FSvrtvK/0/L/Route-Day-10-L.jpg

We left at 7:00 a.m....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-15-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 15, 2012 Sidetrip on Route 66 to Oatman, AZ...

July 15, 2012 Sidetrip on Route 66 to Oatman, AZ

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-day-9/i-mkSBVkM/0/L/Route-Day-9-L.jpg

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-15-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 14, 2012 Winslow, AZ to Kingman, AZ ...

July 14, 2012 Winslow, AZ to Kingman, AZ

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-8/i-HZKTD4R/0/L/Route-Day-8-L.jpg

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-13-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
ArizonaRoadscout - thanks for the link to your...

ArizonaRoadscout - thanks for the link to your site. I'll look forward to reading about your travels!

Sidney - thanks for the suggestions. In fact, I have aleady visited these National Parks -...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-13-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 13, 2012 Tucson, AZ to Winslow, AZ ...

July 13, 2012 Tucson, AZ to Winslow, AZ

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-6/i-RjC4w9D/0/XL/Route-Day-7-XL.jpg

We left Tucson, AZ at 6:30...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-12-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 12, 2012 Alamogordo, NM to Tucson, AZ ...

July 12, 2012 Alamogordo, NM to Tucson, AZ

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Park-Tour-Day-6/i-CsfLdPd/0/XL/Route-Day-6-XL.jpg

I got up at 5:00 a.m.,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-12-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
ArizonaRoadScout - sorry about the pictures not...

ArizonaRoadScout - sorry about the pictures not showing. They show up for me - all I can suggest is to try again at another time or on a different computer. Sometimes flushing your Internet...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-11-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 11, 2012 Carlsbad, NM to Alomogordo, NM ...

July 11, 2012 Carlsbad, NM to Alomogordo, NM

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Park-Tour-Day-5/i-FW9Fd63/0/XL/Route-Day-5-XL.jpg

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-10-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 10, 2012 Fredericksburg, TX to Carlsbad, NM...

July 10, 2012 Fredericksburg, TX to Carlsbad, NM

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-Nationsl-Parks-Tour-Day-4/i-fG6XHN6/1/L/Route-Day-4-L.jpg

Once again the day...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-09-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 9, 2012 Marshall, TX to Fredericksburg, TX ...

July 9, 2012 Marshall, TX to Fredericksburg, TX

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-3/i-TTChTmg/0/XL/Route-Day-3-XL.jpg

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-08-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 8, 2012 (continued) The town of...

July 8, 2012 (continued)

The town of Vicksburg is strategically located, with high bluffs on the sides of the river. Confederate soldiers were able to stop Union ships from passing this...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-08-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 8, 2012 Jackson, MS, through Louisiana to...

July 8, 2012 Jackson, MS, through Louisiana to Marshall, TX

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-day-2/i-h28CkN5/0/XL/Route-Day-2-XL.jpg

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-07-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 7, 2012 Lebanon, TN to Jackson, MS ...

July 7, 2012 Lebanon, TN to Jackson, MS

http://johnmsnyder.smugmug.com/16WesternNationalParksTravel/16-National-Parks-Tour-Day-1/i-4PzvqR4/0/L/Route-Day-1-L.jpg

I got up at 5:00 this morning...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-06-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
July 6. 2012

I spent most of yesterday organizing what I was going to bring and packing my Gold Wing. It's amazing how long it can take to find things I haven't used in a while and to check to see if everything...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-05-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 37,639
Posted By JohnSnyder
I hope you make your route available - either by...

I hope you make your route available - either by posting a detailed route or by allowing the gps file to be downloaded. This is a trip I've thought about doing for several years, and I'd be VERY...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-04-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,101
Posted By JohnSnyder
SIXTEEN NATIONAL PARKS in THIRTY DAYS

This week I will join Country Roads Group Riding (http://www.countryroads.org/index2.htm) members for a National Parks Tour. We leave from Lebanon, TN on the morning of July 7, 2012. Information...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-18-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 118,455
Posted By JohnSnyder
Hi, ChiriLeo!! I'm glad you enjoyed reading...

Hi, ChiriLeo!! I'm glad you enjoyed reading about our adventure! It's hard to believe that this all happened three and a half years ago!

I, too, have been impressed by the specs of the Moto...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-06-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 118,455
Posted By JohnSnyder
I believe you DO have my old bike! ...

I believe you DO have my old bike! Congratulations! I hope it provides for you the same amount of fun and excitement as it did for me! And I hope that you do take it to Alaska ... again!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-04-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 118,455
Posted By JohnSnyder
Yesterday, six weeks and one day after my...

Yesterday, six weeks and one day after my bilateral total knee replacements, I sat on my Honda ST1300 and rocked it side to side between my knees. Truthfully, it didn't feel any different than it...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-29-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 118,455
Posted By JohnSnyder
I have purchased three Day-Long Russell...

I have purchased three Day-Long Russell motorcycle saddles (for a BMW F650 - which I still have if anyone is interested in buying it!, for a Honda ST1300 and for a BMW R1150 GS), and I've loved each...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-15-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 118,455
Posted By JohnSnyder
If I rode to Alaska again, I'd take a V-Strom. ...

If I rode to Alaska again, I'd take a V-Strom. In addition to being reliable and having sufficient power, there are lots of dealers who can service the Suzuki brand. I had a chain break on the F650...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-14-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 118,455
Posted By JohnSnyder
Hi, sonoran rider, I had an aftermarket seat...

Hi, sonoran rider,

I had an aftermarket seat for the F650GS, and it was VERY comfortable. However, as loaded down as I was (luggage plus me), the single cylinder motor simply wasn't powerful...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-15-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 118,455
Posted By JohnSnyder
A final note...

With my purchase of the 2004 BMW R1150GS, I found myself riding the BMW F650GS Dakar less and less. So, despite my reluctance to part with an old friend with whom I had shared a six-week adventure,...
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