just puttin' around in WNC

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Cuttle, May 28, 2011.

  1. kennyanc

    kennyanc Long timer

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    No plan, just a nose for hops!
  2. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Day 6

    1mil star hotel.... with bear spray

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    my personal "old faithful"



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    Lamar Valley. Absolutely beautiful (the pic does not do it justice) all the little black dots are buffalo

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    Chief Josef

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    And back in Cody for a last night with Kenny and PJ

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  3. Laconic

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  4. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Day 7 - heading east...

    cool aviation museum but I would have had to wait almost an hour for it to open - so onward! :pynd

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    Big Horn Mountains

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    Prime Rib Food Truck... lousy pic, great food

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    Spearfish Canyon

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    that stuff got a tad squirly on these tires at times :lol3

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    and dusty....

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    that's all for that day...

    found a cheap camp-spot at the Firehouse Brewery

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    and saddlebag-leftover-primerib for dinner :dukegirl

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  5. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Day 8

    stopped at Robbles memorial marker

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    left a bit Hunter there and had a little drink with the boys...

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  6. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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  7. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Day 8 cont... Black Hills

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    Badlands

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    and south of the Badlans - COVID stop. You check-in, get instructions not leave the Hwy and that's pretty much it.

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  8. norton73

    norton73 drinkin' in the garage Supporter

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    Where's all the Harley's?

    I thought the Badlands were full of them?
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  9. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Sturgis is over... they all at home with respiratory issues. :hide

    I did see only one other bike - a harley - at an overlook in the Badlands. Cute guy, too bad he was on a vrod :lol3


    Actually, I didn't see many bikes at all. None at Pikes Peek or RMNP, tagged behind some beemer guy in northern CO for 30 miles or so, a few in northern Yellowstone (fun lunch break crowd). And I met @helicrazyjared and his buddy at a gas station in KY. That's pretty much it.

    Maybe it's just too late in the season? It got cold - 30th - at some nights in CO and WY and I used my heated grips quiet a bit riding, but nothing to bad.
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  10. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

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  11. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Day 9.

    Reality set in... I was behind and had to do a lot of interstate to make up for it.... I got a couple hundred miles back roads and

    one lousy pic :lol3

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    800+ miles later I found a "Bates Motel" in MO... cheap, but close to the ferry. There was one other occupant and one long term renting couple. The clerk was drunk, the owner couldn't find the key to the room, so he gave me another room - but had not key either. It was "clean-ish"
    ... I had wine :lol3

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    and I made a friend

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  12. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Day 10. Homestretch

    Dorena - Hickman Ferry (just as 2 years ago on the Fly and Ride on the Guzzi)

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    and my spot ping in the middle of the river :D

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    Welcoming Committee.... that's the hardest part about the road trips



    done.

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  13. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Summary.

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    4300 miles - 10 days without any issues.
    I love that bike - it handles great, easy to ride, and great power (too much)
    Seat-height is fine in the lower setting, but I may get a pull-back for the handlebar (cables could be an issue).
    One drop at a campsite (got the foot hooked in the luggage getting on) - not hard to pick up, even fully loaded.

    I guess it's a keeper: tagged it the day after I got home, oil change done and fender eliminator on order.

    Anybody wanna buy a V7 racer (the black guzzi) or the TigerXC (lowered for shorties)????
  14. Chuck Pryce

    Chuck Pryce Been here awhile Supporter

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    Great adventure, thanks for sharing.
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  15. danh600

    danh600 Long timer Supporter

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    Some great pictures!

    I love the new bike. It looks good in red.

    I have the MT09 in black. It's a fun bike.
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  16. tarbaby3

    tarbaby3 Been here awhile

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    Very nice trip, assume you bought a bike out West. I love the Dorena Hickman ferry and surrounding area. Badlands are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your journey !!1
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  17. Ken Hooligan

    Ken Hooligan aka Hooligan LT

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    Great report Silke!

    Bike was found on 9/30
    My ride was stolen last night in East Asheville, hope you don't mind if I post on here for the AVL peeps to keep an eye out. 2012 DRZ.

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  18. bigfoot2222

    bigfoot2222 The red hair makes it exciting

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    Ken that sucks to hear man. Glad you are alright.
    Hope all is going well down there. I was cleaning out the top case and found the sticker I was to get to you from RDV when you stopped by for a couple hours.
  19. Ken Hooligan

    Ken Hooligan aka Hooligan LT

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    Forgot about that, never got a chance to get to a RTE before I left but sure to see you guys once events can happen again.
  20. Chuck Pryce

    Chuck Pryce Been here awhile Supporter

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    We will keep our eyes out down here in Flat Rock
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