Ride to there and back again

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Dave MP, Jul 4, 2021.

  1. Tripod66

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    Pics of the MGB?
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  2. Dave MP

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  3. Dave MP

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    Day 14
    Removed and installed 2nd storm door, drained, cleaned, & refilled hot tub

    Ordered pizza and had dinner with some friends.
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  4. Tripod66

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    Thanks, lovely car.
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  5. Dave MP

    Dave MP Retired USA

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    Thank you,
    I had a lot of fun driving it when I was growing up.
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  6. Dave MP

    Dave MP Retired USA

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    Day 15
    Tidy things up and get ready for my Sister and her daughter to celebrate my sisters 50th birthday.
    An Uncle and Nephew is joining us (from Connecticut).
    Good times.
    Caught some decent pics of the Family.
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    Olympic Mountains at sun set, a view I had while I was growing up.
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  7. Dave MP

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    Day 16
    Caught the 0755 ferry from Kingston in typical WA weather, drizzly.
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    Got to an Army buddys house, in Blaine in time for lunch.
    Caught up on the goings on, played with the dog & Cat.
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    Headed out to The Rustic Fork for dinner.
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  8. Dave MP

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    Day 17
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    Wandered around some nearby trails.
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    Video Of The Walk
    Came back and had salmon burgers.
    Dinner was sushi
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  9. sledrydr

    sledrydr Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a great family get together. Outstanding food!
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  10. Dave MP

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    Days 10-17 have been amazing. Two Army buddy's (one who I have not seen since 95) and my Mom. I think I have gained weight from all the good food.
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    Looks like a great ride! Sorry I didn't see this sooner.
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  12. Dave MP

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    Day 18
    386 Miles
    Sunny, cool morning send off
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    Left Blaine and stopped outside of Everett for breakfast at the HWY-2 Fusion Diner (http://www.hwy2fusion.com)

    Good to see the Cascades from US-2 (HWY 20 was closed due to fires on the eastern side), still had fun once past the construction and slowpokes.

    Lunch at the Corner Cafe in Creston, WA (turkey on sourdough & fresh brewed iced tea).
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    Right across the street from the cafe is the town hall.

    Got situated at a KOA in Spokane
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  13. Dave MP

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    Day 19
    403 Miles
    Chilly Morning & cooler in the mountains of Idaho

    Breakfast at Sams Restaurant in Kellogg, ID
    Looks like it once a old time car hop type place.
    Food was good!

    Did not take pictures along the ride due to the high speed limits and fun roads.
    Landed at the Bozeman Trail Campground
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    There is a rail yard close by. Don't mind the rumble of the tracks and the engines, Not used to the whistle yet.
    Did a bit of laundry, had dinner, then crashed.
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  14. YRU

    YRU Hear today, deaf tomorrow Supporter

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    Great adventure you’re having Dave. Jealous! Thought I’d share this helpful product I’ve used for cross country rides. Really helps.

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  15. morsetaper2

    morsetaper2 Long timer

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    Mick alerted the LoPL crowd to this. Enjoy your trip, looks like fun, great pictures. My sister lives in Seattle. Between her and her husband they have 4+/- motorcycles. I have done some riding over the years in WA, OR, ID, & MT. Always amazing! Kingston Ferry looks familiar from a trip into the Olympics a few years back.

    Will be watching this.
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  16. Dave MP

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    Day 20
    280 Miles (short day)
    Launched @ 0630
    Another cool morning (trending??), by 0930 75 and rising.
    Stopped in Big Timber, MT for gas and breakfast.
    Big Timber Bakery
    Had the Plate breakfast. Everything was fantastic (5 slices of bacon!!!)

    I-90 is the typical super-slab, Montana and Wyoming helped make it not horrible. Able to keep decent speeds and through the hills some fun turns.

    Yellowstone is around / behind the mountains in the distance. Pics were shot from the right side of I-90 westbound. (Most of the photos in this ride report have been shot with a Galaxy S20+)
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    Landed at @Carl Stark house.
    (Quiet, except an occasional train whistle in the far distance)
    The Tent Space Sign-Up Thread Is awesome!!!!!!!!
    The 2 inmates (so far), I have had the honor of enjoying their hospitality, have been the most gracious hosts.
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  17. Dave MP

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    Day 21
    440 Miles

    Stopped for gas and breakfast in Gillette Wyoming.
    Ate at the Stagecoach, Food was decent, nothing spectacular.

    Got to the KOA @ 0930 (Check in is 1100), my spot was still occupied. Waited until 1100, and overheard that the current occupants could not be located.
    Got set up with a new spot, dropped the 2 dufflebags (covered with the tent groundcloth), and made the 200 mile RT to capture North Dakota.
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    Got back, set up camp
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    met the neighbors (Mark? & Edna 80+ yo partners in life)
    He rides a large Indian.
    Now waiting for the sun to set and hoping a breeze will kick in to cool things down (currently 93 degrees).
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  18. Dave MP

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    Day 22
    450 Miles

    Woke up feeling like crap, something I ate or the smoke blowing around. Stopped in Wall South Dakota (tourist trap), failed at finding a proper diner / cafe (Subway to the rescue).
    Lunch at Sissy's Cafe
    Stuffed BLT and sweet potato fries. Yummy
    Captured Nebraska
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    Landed in Tyndall, SD (not far from where I had planned to camp). Staying in a motel so I can have easy access to a toilet (gastric issues - food/wildfire smoke/???)
    Sure to be up all night due to all of the Gatorade / water I have been drinking.
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  19. Dave MP

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    Day 23
    478 Miles

    Felt better today, launched ~0700
    Fuel and food at gas station (mehh)
    Via Iowa
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    Landed at Ft McCoy, WI campground, place is huge!
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    Minnesota & Wisconsin can both piss off with their state bird. Little vampiric spawns of satan need to be burned out of existence. On a good note, I can see the bats doing their best to help eradicate the little shits.
    Need Mor Bats!

    And in the distance, I hear what I believe is mortars being fired.
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  20. Dave MP

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    Day 24
    446 Miles

    Launched early to avoid the mosquitos
    Gas & Breakfast (Ihop) in the Wisconson Dells.

    Down through Chicago to Sturgis, MI.
    Landed at @epix1718 home.
    Made friends with these 2
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    Dinner at a small Mexican restaurant, very tasty!
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