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Old 05-30-2012, 01:01 PM   #121
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Great report on your travel last summer. I think you're just having too much fun. I'm the same age as you are and I also enjoy biking in our beautiful outdoors.

We both travelled some of the same roads last year. Last July I biked through the Kootenays and Okanagan valley. I even ate lunch at Hubert's, and yes their food is fantastic.It was my first time through Needles, Nakusp,Balfour, and Crawford bay,and just loved the scenery.

I add a little adventure to my trips by riding a 34 year old bike...............1978 Yamaha XS650 SE. I think I have a picture of my bike here somewhere.

I plan to keep on biking well into my 70's and maybe even the 80's

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Old 05-30-2012, 01:11 PM   #122
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Thanks for the Great RR! Try not to hold out on us for so long next time!

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Old 05-30-2012, 02:43 PM   #123
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Inspiring !

Hats off ! Female, solo, and not exactly 25 any more, this takes some guts. Thanks for the ride report, I found it very inspiring. Good luck for your future rides.



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Old 05-30-2012, 03:12 PM   #124
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Originally Posted by Cariboostrom View Post
About going solo.....I find that if you wait around for someone to go and do something with, you can wait I just go anyway on my own, and have a wonderful time. This applies to a person of any age...
Wise words. I often find myself in that predicament, and would rather go alone than not go at all.

I enjoyed your ride report - so much so, I might have to look up some more of them. Good luck on your 2012 trip, and don't wait a year to post the report .
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:33 PM   #125
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Great ride report! Thank you!
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #126
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Thanks! Love the report, love my VStrom, and love you! Rock on.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:01 AM   #127
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Another great read with spectacular pics!! Looking forward to your next journey. We are taking off tomorrow on a little journey north on highway 1 to Oregon to see friends and maybe travel up further. Love the coast!!
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:15 AM   #128
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Really great pics. Enjoying the RR.
Hope to make it out that way in the fall.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:26 PM   #129
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Thank you to everyone who commented on my ride report... thanks for your kind remarks.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:19 AM   #130
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:34 AM   #131
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Just found and read your thread - you're awesome !

Can't wait to read about this years trip. :)

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:39 AM   #132
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Originally Posted by Sojourner2005 View Post
Thanks for sharing your ride. Can't wait to read more.
I've really enjoyed looking at your pics and narrative. Many of these places hold special meaning to me. I proposed to my wife on the Going to the Sun Highway, and Bear Tooth pass is incredible.

The wife is gone, but the roads, scenery, and memories live on!

Ride safely,
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:33 AM   #133
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Originally Posted by Cariboostrom View Post

Picturesque scenery and an interesting narrative. Thank you, I really enjoyed your ride report.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:05 AM   #134
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Now I've been to Yellowstone several times, and it seems to me to always be massively busy with traffic. I know, I'm spoiled at seeing bears quite frequently where I live, but really folks, do you have to stop, dead in the middle of the road, and cause a traffic jam a mile long, just to look at a very small bear at least a half a mile away? I rode and rode, and enjoyed the open areas, but the traffic jams looking at wildlife were CRAZY. I mean, it's hard to ride a fully loaded bike THAT SLOW! So, while trying not to let it bother me, I decided on a simple solution that wouldn't cost a penny for the US Govt. Seriously, why not make the basic figure eight roadway through the park into ONE WAY! You go one way around the two big loops, and two ways across the joining middle bit. So there is the right hand lane for those who want to stop and gawk for an hour at a squirrel, and the left hand lane for the traffic that wants to move along. Makes sense to me.

Anyway, at one point, after stop/start/stop/start for at least half an hour, I did see about 100 buffalo, big ones, small ones, beside a river....that was cool! I should have stopped the bike in the middle of the road, got off, grabbed my camera and taken a few pictures! but I didn't.

I agree with you! However, a few years back I was riding solo on a loaded FJR through the Smokie Mountains in Tenn. I was on a "one way loop" as you suggested. It was late fall, the colors were ablaze and every SUV from Florida "had to be in front of me"....! They continuously stopped to see every "fallen leaf, bear name it"! It was a cool morning yet the bike was overheating. My time was limited as I wanted to get on the road for home yet, here I was ..."held captive by Florida SUV's on a one-way scenic loop in the smokies"! Unfortunately....unless there are passing lanes...."one way roads don't always solve the problems".

I am throughly enjoying your report.....actually....I am a bit envious. Continue to ride safe....
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:15 PM   #135
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