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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DockingPilot, Dec 30, 2010.
I've been anxious for this report.
What a great mix of bikes.
This looks really good!
Love the history aspect. Very cool.
We mount up and continue up the Medicine Lodge Creek Rd towards the ghost town of Bannock Montana
This was a revisit to Bannock for a few of us. John, Duane and I were here in 06' when we toured Idaho.
The real deal. This town was so lawless in it's heyday life expectency while living here was very short.
The equivalent of a Ford F150 pick-up back in the day...cool bear-claw cloud formation in the sky.
It was getting late in the day and Dillon was not far. So we headed for it. Fuel, food and a motel would be waiting.
After supper Duane finds the Macy's of Dillon Montana and does a little shopping. We loved it. We really did.
Tomorrow we will head up onto the Gravelly Range, a jaw dropping experience not to be missed.
maybe he thinks he is buying an ADV shirt?
1st day and already a couple front page pix this is gonna be good!
I'm All In I've been waiting for this...you go DP!
As far as photos, you fellas havent seen anything yet !
I like your way of doing things with the opportunity to feel alone yet riding with others. There are may places in the west as well as other areas where being alone is the only way to really experience it to it's fullest.
The nice thing about winter is people have time to write ride reports about their great adventures during the riding season and I have time to read those reports.
Subscribed and waiting for more.
This was our best trip to date. Great riding, scenery and camping. You won't be disappointed.
Got to do this ride soon, This just might push me over the edge
This will help give everyone a general oreintation of where we are going. Riding the loop clockwise. The beauty of the route is that it at times takes us very far from from civilization giving us the true experience we all seek. The other thing is it takes us to little known western historical locations one normally does not even know exist and they are still intact due to little vistation due to location. So the trip has a 2 fold appeal. Its more than just a ride from point A to point B. It has an added bonus of these little gems along the way.
I should also say, we went the last 2 weeks of Sept. A big gamble on weather. But as you will see, the weather could not have been better. Perfect temps and skies!
Subscribed. I love these epic ride reports from you Frank.
Bad part is they show just how bad my riding life sucks.
The weather gods were with this group.
While Sept. and Oct. are the driest months typically, it rained a lot in the region of their starting point -- eastern Idaho and southwestern Montana -- right up to their arrival date. Really had me concerned.
Then barely a cloud in the sky once they arrived. But then it resumed raining right after they completed their great journey and returned to the old country.
This adventure was meant to be ...
Looks just like the Pine Barrens.
I'm in ,awesome start.
Bill's Cycle Shop in Idaho Falls really did treat these guys and their bikes well. A big "Thanks!" from this homeboy.
Check 'em out on Facebook.
Right... so let's get the show going.
I've ridden around SW Montana several times over the years and it's great seeing your pics of Bannack.
Reading your RR right now, a cup of coffee with a splash of Baileys makes it feel warmer than the -8 outside