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Old 09-27-2013, 02:08 PM   #46
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Day #23 cont....

Fun ride through Yellowstone except when the traffic log jams or when there is road work and it becomes 1 lane only. But the views and peaceful scenery hit you on every turn. I just love being in the wilderness.

Mama got a little artsy fartsy on the back:



We get to the mammoth springs lodge and our room has a private jacuzzi so I'm stoked to be able to soak the bones a bit.

We got here early so not much to do but go check out the hot springs which are similar to the ones by the Old Faithful Inn but they are a different temp and different minerals/bacteria.

Pretty cool cascading event with white milky pools:



Another one:



It was nice being at the last few destinations early so we had time to relax and get some down time. I'm not a huge fan of having reservations on motorcycle trips since so many things can change your course/time frame.

Whether it be break downs, meeting cool people you want to go somewhere else with, you partied too hard and shouldn't be riding a motorcycle since you'd still blow a DUI etc.... Having non stop reservations makes it much more stressful as you HAVE to be at the next destination so you can make the next days reservation etc... etc...

After the next stop we are reservation free minus one night at the Buffalo Chip. Can't wait! Freedom!!

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Old 10-02-2013, 09:47 AM   #47
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Just an FYI.... There is going to be a LOOONG delay on updates to this ride report as I am leaving for a 33 day/9000 mile ride in Africa in a couple days.

I'll finish it up when I get back on Nov 14th. I'll also do a ride report on the Africa trip.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:46 AM   #48
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Wow, good for you! Looking forward to that RR. Have a great trip.

In case you haven't come across it yet, this guy is on his way there
as well.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=922561

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Old 10-03-2013, 04:41 AM   #49
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Ride Africa, if I had the money that's what I'd do during the gov shutdown ;) Hey look for radioman while ur there, great guy to meet.

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Old 10-03-2013, 03:14 PM   #50
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Yeah I was following him too as I'm a lifelong surfer and have been all over the world chasing waves. That board on the back looks like a nightmare waiting to happen. One fall to the left and sianara skegs and the amount of fiberglass damage might be un-fixable.

I'll keep an eye out for him!


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Wow, good for you! Looking forward to that RR. Have a great trip.

In case you haven't come across it yet, this guy is on his way there
as well.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=922561

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Old 10-03-2013, 03:16 PM   #51
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I've been following his thread too and it would be cool if I could meet up with him. He's doing my dream ride!


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Ride Africa, if I had the money that's what I'd do during the gov shutdown ;) Hey look for radioman while ur there, great guy to meet.

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Old 01-14-2014, 04:00 PM   #52
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Whew!!!

Made it back from Africa and finally got my life back in order.

I'll get back to updating this ride report and then I'll start the ride report for mennleo's and my 9,000 mile/35 day ride through 9 countries in Southern Africa!

What a blast that was!!!



Here's a hint on how that trip went:

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Old 01-16-2014, 03:55 PM   #53
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can't wait! put a link in this report for your next one so we can follow it also
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:32 PM   #54
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FINALLY getting around to the Africa report and one day I'll get this ride report done too as there is lots of naked Sturgis women/pics and other crazy stuff that happened (fights etc...)

Here is the Africa link:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=966306
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:02 AM   #55
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O.K. This is going to take some serious memory skills after 9 months, the Africa trip and planning my next 1.5 year trip through 20+ countries!


Anyhoo... Back to Sturgis trip....
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:08 AM   #56
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So we roll out of the Yellowstone Hotel ready to start pounding some miles. We know Sturgis is getting close now and we're ready to get our party on!

So we did read about the BearTooth Highway being rated the #1 scenic drive in America so we had to go check it out.


On the way out of the northeast exit from yellowstone we ran into a bunch of Buffalo so that was cool. BIG basterds so you have to be careful and respect their space.





And then we got up into the Beartooth Highway and it did not dissappoint!


Sweeping vistas over and over again with insane mountain backdrops.

Steep, sharp hairpin turns and steep drop offs. You'll be using the heck out of all of your brakes and engine compression if you want to rail this road but beware as there are a lot of deaths.

Also pay attention to the weather forecast as you get up high and snow, sleet, rain etc... is very common. We hit a nasty little storm up top that had black clouds over us the whole time threatening to drop on us but it didn't. Got lucky there but it didn't make for good pics so that sucked.


Was beautiful though!!

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Old 05-31-2014, 10:33 AM   #57
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Shot across Montana down into Wyoming. Across Wyoming into SD.

At this point we were just trying to bang miles. We were sturgis bound and after seeing so many awesome natural wonders we were ready to get some drinks in us and hear some good concerts


Along the way I slaughtered an entire generation of bug families:






We also passed a few things along the way that were cool.



Big Horn National Park Montana:




Mount Rushmore South Dakota:




Devils Tower South Dakota:




Crazy Horse Memorial South Dakota.

Pic was right when they were blasting. See the dust? This thing is going to be crazy big when it's done. Sadly the whole thing feels like a money grab profiting from the indian nations demise.




Jewel Cave South Dakota:

30 stories beneath the surface of the earth. One of the largest caves in the world sq foot wise. Not the huge caverns of Carlsbad Caverns but still cool crystal formations.








Got to camp at a FAT campground near Jewel Cave.




Seen some interesting road signs too:







But nothing like the signs in Africa!





And they are there for a good reason!!!


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Old 06-02-2014, 08:47 AM   #58
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Shot across Montana down into Wyoming. Across Wyoming into SD.

At this point we were just trying to bang miles.
Who the hell is miles? First time I've heard that guy's name in the RR...


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Old 06-02-2014, 03:26 PM   #59
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He's a wiley old coot with an incredible ass. Kind of like the sasquatch. Hard to find but when you do.... Oh boy!


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Who the hell is miles? First time I've heard that guy's name in the RR...


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600 photos that look like pro shots, and the one picture of your wife in a bikini was taken with a 35mm Potato. WTF Man!?

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