a quick run to the Black Hills....1680 miles in 33 hours

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by aaronrkelly, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Just found this report Aaron. I was wondering how you are doing. "Wife" 'n' kids good? Tell 'em I said "hey"...

    If the firetruck signs were for the Firehouse Restaurant in Rapid City you missed a good place... but it would have slowed you down! Holy shit, man, that was a marathon ride!

    Lets hook up when the snow thaws. Tim owes you a beer anyway. :D
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  2. aaronrkelly

    aaronrkelly Been here awhile

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    Alls well here - the snows slowed down my riding for now....hows that new job working out?

    Yeah those trucks were for that restaurant.....I wanted to go but time crunch dictated I visit "zee Golden Arches"......but Im thinking of going back.

    I bought a KLR650 off another inmate here....was wondering what I was missing out by not riding the dirt roads around The Badlands.....did you guys stick to the pavement or venture off?

    Definitely looking at heading east on my travels this year.....you can never see enough of anywhere, but Ive seen a good amount of west.....not much of the east. Hopefully we can meet up.
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  3. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Job is good. Long drive to work though, since no one wants to buy my house. 80 miles one way. :cry

    We hit some gravel on the back of the Badlands, and a bunch of gravel around Devils Tower; and then of course a veritable shitload of gravel in the rest of Wyoming, and Montana and Colorado. I'd say the gravel stuff out there is far superior to the pavement - and there is no one on it.

    The KLR is a good bike. You can have an awful lot of fun on one of those.

    Let me know if you mosey this direction. You always have a place to stay.
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  4. ramblerdrver

    ramblerdrver Adventurer

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    Well I see I'm about a year late in responding to this....but...what do you mean "ain't nothing to see here-home of corn and flat ground"?? You must be from western half of Iowa. Try the NE area of Iowa and along the Mississippi...great place to ride and plenty to see...rolling hills, valleys, caves, stylish churches, museums, etc.
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  5. aaronrkelly

    aaronrkelly Been here awhile

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    Actually from SE Iowa......there are some gems, no doubt.
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  6. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Thanks for that. Changing leaves on quiet 2 lanes are always great shots.
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