KE100 - Slow ride Chicago to Pacific Northwest

Discussion in 'Americas' started by ihatemybike, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. ihatemybike

    ihatemybike Been here awhile

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    Fellow inmates keep giving me bad ideas.

    I present The Route through NW Montana.

    According to research, each destination has fuel available. Polebridge Mercantile and Yaak Mercantile will be called before attempting to reach them.
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  2. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    this is going to be the best. I'm in. :clap

    I love little two strokes. My FIL just picked up an old IT and is about to get back into riding again. Now he's got me looking for an old smoker.

    Can't wait to see how you cross the t's and dot the i's on this one, and how it goes for you on the road.:freaky
  3. bogieboy

    bogieboy Been here awhile

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    Man... I wish i could do this ride with ya for the hell of it... And i would love to brong my wife along... She would ride the ke, i would have to pull a 4stroker though... But i seriously doubt that would happen... Shes just learning how to take off from a stop... Pribably not gonna be comfortable out on the roads anytime this year...
  4. ihatemybike

    ihatemybike Been here awhile

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    Just pulled up AT&T's coverage map of that area. :huh

    I better be pretty dang sure of my available fuel range or I'll be pushing it. Literally.

    Still not worried.
  5. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    On long stretches in AK, I wasn't sure the next place would have gas. So, I drank 2 gatorades and filled the bottles with gas. I dumped them in the tank at a good stopping place/piss break (see drinking 2 bottles of gatorade above) and had plenty of range.

    Just a thought.
  6. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    A little can go a long way. I used a 1 gallon cooking oil bottle from a restaurant I stopped at in Oururo to get me a few more kms into the trip to San Pedro. A solution is always available.

    I'm still away from the shop. Haven't forgot to look for that piece I bent up.
  7. ihatemybike

    ihatemybike Been here awhile

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  8. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    You'll be going right past my place as you leave the Cheese Trail. Yell if you need anything.

    And when they say the speed limit is 30mph, they mean it.
  9. ihatemybike

    ihatemybike Been here awhile

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    Because I am the foolish sort, I'm riding my Kawasaki KE100 from Chicago to Bow, WA where my wife will be working on a tree farm. It's not the fastest of bikes, but it's fun. Current plan is to mostly use US-2, but I love the Glacier area and plan on riding through it, I also have an affinity to ride roads where "Old" has been added to its designation.

    That said, I present The Route through NW Montana.

    This part is pretty well set, but I'm always open to ideas.

    The main trip planning thread is here KE100 - Slow ride Chicago to Pacific Northwest.
  10. ihatemybike

    ihatemybike Been here awhile

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    PM your number, maybe I'll swing by.


    Kinda looking at getting some bigger more MX style foot pegs. Worth spending the money on?
  11. ihatemybike

    ihatemybike Been here awhile

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  12. ihatemybike

    ihatemybike Been here awhile

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    Because I am the foolish sort, I'm riding my Kawasaki KE100 from Chicago to Bow, WA where my wife will be working on a tree farm. It's not the fastest of bikes, but it's fun. Current plan is to mostly use US-2. I also have an affinity to ride roads where "Old" has been added to its designation.

    Without knowing much about the area, here's The Route through N Idaho.

    I'll be coming from the Glacier National area and think I'll take WA-20 after. Open to suggestions.

    The main trip planning thread is here KE100 - Slow ride Chicago to Pacific Northwest.
  13. ihatemybike

    ihatemybike Been here awhile

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    Because I am the foolish sort, I'm riding my Kawasaki KE100 from Chicago to Bow, WA where my wife will be working on a tree farm. It's not the fastest of bikes, but it's fun. I have an affinity to ride roads where "Old" has been added to its designation.

    Without knowing much about the area, here's The Route through Washington.

    Open to suggestions.

    The main trip planning thread is here KE100 - Slow ride Chicago to Pacific Northwest.
  14. Hair

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    That is a long ride, and a long time for a 2T to be pinned. :D
  15. Trinity_Session

    Trinity_Session Been here awhile

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    SO subscribing to this!!!

    Had a KE when I was 15 and it was a fun bike on dirt roads, that fun soon departed when it got onto pavement.

    Best of luck to you.
  16. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    When are you coming through? Are you wanting to stick to pavement or do you want some dirt or gravel?
  17. ihatemybike

    ihatemybike Been here awhile

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    I leave Chicago on July 11th and hope to be in Bow, WA in about a week.

    I like to take the road less traveled, pavement, gravel or dirt. Any roads will work, just so long as I'm mostly making progress West.
  18. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    This is gunna be good :lurk
  19. Wilder

    Wilder Dirt > Pavement

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    Awesome! I love those bikes! :clap
  20. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    A better ride for entering idaho would be to turn at Tompson Falls and go over Thompson Pass. Then follow the Couer d Alene River. Then work your way back to Hwy 2