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Old 11-14-2012, 07:27 PM   #5791
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King of the hill!





At Melstone, we gassed up at Jake's

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Old 11-14-2012, 07:48 PM   #5792
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Some good sections

between Melstone and Custer



we crossed the Yellowstone river, just before we hit I-94 at Custer,



Is it just me, or does the water level look really low?





In order to cross the Bighorn river, we had to hop on the innerstate for one exit. ONE. At Custer we were supposed to take a frontage road to the next interchange, get on, and get off at the next one. Apparently, though, if you have a WR250R, you actually like to ride innerstate -- The Big Dog in front was navigating so perfectly up to this point, I refuse to believe it was an oversight that he jumped on the innerstate at Custer and made us ride it for two whole exits.





Once back on the dirt, we had another cool little ride-along with these guys,





Not as much fun as riding with the horses, gotta say.

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Old 11-14-2012, 07:58 PM   #5793
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I ask you,

Does this...



look like a good place for a rest stop...



for a girl?



Something tells me the Big Dog doesn't have a whole lot of experience riding with wimmin.

We laughed about it later.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:12 PM   #5794
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The section

between Custer and Colstrip got a little twisty,



and a little less wide.



just some tasty two-track



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Old 11-14-2012, 08:16 PM   #5795
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Good to have you back

Wonderful news on the return to near normality. East coasters are too tough to stay down for long. Keep up the good fight.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #5796
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As we got

closer to the "Coal" of Colstrip, land use got a little tighter. We had a re-route, and then tied in to a bigger dirt road... there were some cool rock formations,







In the distance we could see the heavy metal that digs the dirt,







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Old 11-14-2012, 08:41 PM   #5797
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At Colstrip



we gassed up, and got a couple of rooms at a motel. This would be our rendezvous with the next member of the Mobius team...



MTRider, Dave W! Our local ringer. We set him up with his anti-hassle tassels... and he gave us our requested replacement spare rear tube... and for Dingweeds, a very much appreciated new visor to replace the one he scratched in his crash.



We enjoyed some local wildlife, had some dinner, and got some showers.



It was a pretty awesome day.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:53 PM   #5798
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M10, Day 6 stats



Not a super-long day,



Not a whole lot of elevation changes, either,



.GPX track for the day available here.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:17 AM   #5799
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The Big Dog in front was navigating so perfectly up to this point, I refuse to believe it was an oversight that he jumped on the innerstate at Custer and made us ride it for two whole exits.
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Hey-----I was just making sure that 5th and 6th gear still worked
Made me nauseous--------but they still worked .

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:01 AM   #5800
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Always wondered how they move those buckets around.
Glad to see you're back again.

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:45 AM   #5801
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Finally got caught up with this thread, and I've gotta say that it was one of the most entertaining things I've read in a while. Doc, your photography is incredible and your storytelling is right up there too. Glad you all were able ride out the storm, too.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:21 PM   #5802
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Great ride Doc !!

When you'r planing the trip how many miles or how much time do try to ride each day?
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:37 PM   #5803
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:04 PM   #5804
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Always wondered how they move those buckets around.
Glad to see you're back again.


The company is out of Bozeman MT, well Belgrade actually; but that little shovel handler is pulled by a medium sized haul truck.

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we gassed up, and got a couple of rooms at a motel. This would be our rendezvous with the next member of the Mobius team...



MTRider, Dave W! Our local ringer. We set him up with his anti-hassle tassels...
LOL, Are you sure these will go on a BMW? Of course my silly skepticism was incorrect, and the next day I was enjoying the increased power and speed and big grins enjoyed by the rest of the gang.
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