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Old 07-14-2013, 08:43 PM   #61
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Did sorta of an abbreviated cheaters version of the reverse last year. Glacier, Yellowstone, Roosevelt ...Trailered out though cuz needed to bring two bikes as my wife flew out and only had 10 days. Interested to hear your impression of our flattened out peaks. Generally the roads near the ski areas up this way offer some good riding. VT especially has a knack for letting a road go from pavement to dirt without much warning so you probably will see a little gravel but the R12R will handle it just as well as my R11R does I am sure. Watch out for deer in rural PA and NY. Know what you mean about the report. Really hard to post even our alps trip next to 800 day RTW adventures. Remember that many of us also enjoy hearing about journeys of a more broadly attainable level. Already enjoying following along. Thank you.
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I know what you mean about riding around our own country, rather than RTW adventure but we are not all capable of being self sufficient nor have the funds and time to do it. To many, a 3 day long weekend is an adventure.

I also follow those unending journeys but I realize that I would never be in the position to undertake one myself. For the past few years I have toured the PNW but I never thought it worthy to post a RR, until now. For many years I have taken progressively longer trips up to 10 day duration. I am at an age where if I don't do a longer trip now, then it would never happen.

I have already been most places within range of my vacation allotment so this is the first time in my life that I have taken unpaid leave. I am not brave enough as others who have quit their jobs, sold their possessions and live the life of a biker vagabond, but I am going to get a little taste of that feeling during my 6 weeks on the road

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Old 07-14-2013, 09:27 PM   #62
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day 4 Cody, WY to Belle Fourche, SD

I'm a day behind due to lack of WiFi yesterday.

I left Cody early with the thought of rolling the miles. I headed East on Hwy 14 it was flat with the road straight to infinity. It was so boring that I didn't bother to snap any photos but it all changed when we entered the BigHorn Scenic Byway



it sort of sneeks up on you, flat and straight soon turns into a few twisties, and then



you enter the bottom of a slot canyon



It's not easy to be snapping photos with your left hand with the twisty road ahead but there was no one behind and I slowed down. Eventually you snake your way up to the top of the canyon where they have views of Shell Falls



It is basically a narrow gorge carved out by the water. There are many observation platforms. If there can be a road with too many curves and switchbacks then this is the road for you. You eventually descend into the valley



and then there are numerous switchbacks over the next mountain until you get to Dayton. It was nearing noon and time for a snack and to refuel so I took an exit to a small town



I must say that KUMming & GOing is a pleasant experience, and didn't take long either

I head on I-90 East and then north on hwy 14 near Moorcroft



It was a nice road with little traffic and took me to



the Devil's Tower. So far the day was Hot and sweating but shortly after the black clouds rolled in and the rain was exciting for a while

I decided not to camp tonight. The rain was very heavy and felt like hail



I'm not sure what is going on in this area but I checked the closest hotel and they are fully booked with a biker group. It was just starting to pour when I stepped outside and in seconds my jacket, pants and gloves were soaked. All of my raingear was packed away and not easily accessible

I went to the next hotel and a group of bikers had just pulled in and when it was my turn to be served, the clerk said sorry, we only have "smoking" rooms left and I can't have that as I am smoke sensitive.

I mounted my bike hoping for the best and trying to find a home for the night
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:18 AM   #63
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Bob

I am going to blast off out of Shediac tomorrow and head for PA. I hope we will cross paths on the road then meet again here in Shediac NB.

I have started a ride report called "A Superior Ride"

Here is a link to it.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...9#post21868979


It should be fun to have our two ride reports intersect. I'm loving your pictures and RR. You are sure covering a lot of ground.

Looking forward to meeting you on the road, then again here in Shediac.

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Old 07-15-2013, 07:59 AM   #64
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I am enjoying your report. A trip across the US is very interesting to me, if I ever get the chance to take an "adventure" it wouldn't be a RTW due to family and work obligations, as well as vacation time restraints. It would be something similar to what you are doing. Keep up with the great pics.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:21 PM   #65
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You can find us on the tent locater page. You and Kedgi will be in the area about the same time. Hevy Kevy
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:35 PM   #66
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Hey Bob: Don't know if you have this bookmarked in your phone, but it may come in handy. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=http:...339844&t=m&z=3

Plenty of riders looking to host you....
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:05 PM   #67
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Lookin' good

Hey Bob! Lookin' like a good trip so far. Hope you found a place to dry out the gear. Tenting is not much fun if you start off all soggy before the gear's even set up - and even less fun to squelch back into wet gear the following morning.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:34 PM   #68
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Nearly defeated in Chicago area. No Internet for the past two days so I am getting behind. Made it to the Crazy Horse monument, great roads around the Black Hills of SD , and made to Deadwood for breakfast.

Photos to follow when I get Internet. Presently overheated in full riding gear in Chicago commuter traffic, had to pull off and wait it out. I am not used to humid heat, we don't get this on the West Coast.

Lots of material "on deck" . Thanks for following along . . .
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:53 PM   #69
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Enjoying your RR.

Glad to see you are on your way, hope you enjoy the lobster.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:08 PM   #70
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Bob

I am going to blast off out of Shediac tomorrow and head for PA. I hope we will cross paths on the road then meet again here in Shediac NB.

I have started a ride report called "A Superior Ride"

Here is a link to it.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...9#post21868979


It should be fun to have our two ride reports intersect. I'm loving your pictures and RR. You are sure covering a lot of ground.

Looking forward to meeting you on the road, then again here in Shediac.

Kedgi
Dwight:

sorry been off the grid. No wifi two nights ago, and then no wifi yesterday as my host didn't know the password to get logged in

Tonight I am in the middle of nowhere, no place to have dinner and I'm tired of riding the lonely Father Road, The Lincoln Highway (Hwy 30) in Indiana

I should be in PA tomorrow I-80 heading for Bellefonte (junction 220). Have oil change booked at Kissell Motorsports in State College, PA

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Old 07-16-2013, 10:14 PM   #71
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I am enjoying your report. A trip across the US is very interesting to me, if I ever get the chance to take an "adventure" it wouldn't be a RTW due to family and work obligations, as well as vacation time restraints. It would be something similar to what you are doing. Keep up with the great pics.
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I know exactly what you mean about RTW RR's . Exciting to read and make comments but I would never have the guts to do something like that. It takes a special person to let go of their assets and quit their job. It was even a bit out of the box for me to be able to take such a long trip. As you say, work and family obligations and also I can't horde them all for myself.

I am trying to spend most of my time on the Atlantic Coast rather than take too many detours along the way so soon I will slow down and smell the roses

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You can find us on the tent locater page. You and Kedgi will be in the area about the same time. Hevy Kevy
Hevy Kevy:

Thank you. I have been near Guelph before but many years ago. My parents used to live in Weston and I have relatives in London, ON not seen for a while either. I am not sure of my return route yet. I may change my mind and cross the border at Sault Ste Marie but I don't have to decide yet

and thank you for following along

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Hey Bob: Don't know if you have this bookmarked in your phone, but it may come in handy. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=http:...339844&t=m&z=3

Plenty of riders looking to host you....
Chris:

Thank you for those links. I wished I could go farther south to Lawton. I could check out your garden and your floor

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Hey Bob! Lookin' like a good trip so far. Hope you found a place to dry out the gear. Tenting is not much fun if you start off all soggy before the gear's even set up - and even less fun to squelch back into wet gear the following morning.
JB:

I decided that I would like to try camping in "LIGHT" rain for starters. NOT HEAVY rain or torrential downpours like that one. All my gear was soaked within minutes and then I knew that I wouldn't have a place to dry it so I headed for the Motel, except that the first two were full of bikers thinking the same thing

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Old 07-16-2013, 10:29 PM   #75
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Enjoying your RR.

Glad to see you are on your way, hope you enjoy the lobster.

H14:.

thanks to you I know where to go when I reach Eastport. Lobsters are very expensive here in Vancouver . Based upon your research I'm sticking with the melted butter. I'll be sure to snap a photo for you too.

Kedgi is also going to feed me handmade Lobster Rolls. I've never had one. Can't wait to get to Shediac (Lobster capital of the world)

and thank you for tagging along. Wifi is sometimes a challenge, even here in the USA

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