Month: July 2006

2006 Bike trip to the West

Summary It’s over but not forgotten. A great trip with many memories, one of which I could do without (the valve stem debacle).  I departed June 30 in the early morning and got back home about 1:30PM on July 21. The trip had been planned to include the national BMW rally in Vermont but I opted to delete that leg due to a lot of reasons including the heat that would be involved in that 2200 mile leg, the fact that once there I was 2400 miles from home, and I was missing Jennifer more than just a little bit.  I saw a lot of country I’d not been in before as well as revisiting some favorite places. SUMMARY: Date of this writing: Monday, July 24, 2006  1:13 PM Photo Gallery:  (I need to fix this) Riding days: 17 (out of total 22 days) From:  Horseshoe Bay, Texas and back Via:  Arkansas, Kansas City, MO, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico Stops and Sights: Family reunion in Arkansas, the Keels in Kansas City, Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills of South Dakota, Devils’ Tower, Little Bighorn, Beartooth Pass and the Chief Joseph Highway, Togwatee Pass, Jackson Hole, Teton Pass, Stanley, ID, Moab, Arches NP, Bryce Canyon NP, Zion NP, Telluride, Paonia, Lake City, Creede, South Fork, Wolf Creek Pass, Pagosa Springs, Santa Fe, Roswell, and the the...

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2006 bike trip – details

FAQ and info about the July 2006 trip. Checking the blog, photos and map. 6.25.06 More details below, but if you want to “ride along” then here are the quickie instructions. This site will be updated most days with wild tales and photos as I go. Just look for the links in the left menu for  (need to fix these) 2006 trip 2006 trip gallery 2006 trip map ———————————————————————— Most of the planning is done for The Vagabond — 2006 edition. An ambitious trip is in the offing. Here is a photo of the bike (need). Attached is an Adobe PDF file of the basic route which is (subject to change) in general terms, the following: Home to Jones Valley, AR Then to Kansas City, MO to see the Keels Then to the Black Hills of South Dakota via the Badlands National Park and Mount Rushmore, up through Montana via Devil’s Tower to visit the Little Big Horn and ride Beartooth Pass, down into Wyoming to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, then west across Yellowstone to Boise, ID for Rally No. 1.  It’s the BMW Riders Association International rally. July 6-9. Depart by July 9. Then Southeastward to Paonia, CO for Rally No. 2. That is the Colorado BMW Club’s “Top of the Rockies” rally. Haven’t yet figured out all of the enroute sights. July 13-16. Depart by July...

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