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Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 08-06-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 08-02-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 08-01-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-31-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-30-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-29-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-28-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-27-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-25-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-24-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-23-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-20-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-20-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-18-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-18-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-16-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-15-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-15-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-12-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-12-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-11-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-10-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-09-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-08-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-08-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-07-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-06-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 07-05-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 34,203
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: Ride reports 07-04-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,465
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: Ride reports 12-18-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 114,647
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: Ride reports 07-06-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 114,647
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: Ride reports 04-04-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 114,647
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: Ride reports 03-29-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 114,647
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: Ride reports 03-15-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 114,647
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: Ride reports 03-14-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 114,647
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: Ride reports 08-15-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 114,647
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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