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Title: The Last Trip
Post by: 01rk on July 21, 2019, 04:41:20 AM
Planning our last road trip west. Since our fall in 2017 I have had trouble riding long distances but have decided to try one more trip, it's been two years since we have rode this far.
A couple Cortisone shots and I think I will be okay.
The plan is to ride through Montana and over the Beartooth highway into Yellowstone down to the Grand Tetons then on to Laramie where I was hoping we could meet up with Craig, AKA Webbtron, and his wife.


 
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: AbueloBill on July 21, 2019, 07:09:42 AM
Sounds like a great trip.

Suggest keeping eye on the weather.  Does not take much adversity to close Beartooth Pass.

But if you can add a couple days, consider riding up to Glacier NP and the Going ToThe Sun road.  Same issue though, watch the weather.

Keep us posted on your progress.

Bill
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: HDBitchin on July 21, 2019, 08:11:53 AM
@01rk (https://hdbitchin.com/index.php?action=profile;u=11)
That is a great ride. I did Beartooth, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons a few years ago and on the way back home I stayed in Richfield UT on the same night that you were there but we didn’t know we both were overnighting in the same town.

Here is the post from that day we discovered that we both stayed the night in Richfield...

https://hdbitchin.com/index.php?topic=3935.msg36012#msg36012

Have a great trip Dave!
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: 01rk on July 21, 2019, 08:48:38 AM
Sounds like a great trip.

Suggest keeping eye on the weather.  Does not take much adversity to close Beartooth Pass.

But if you can add a couple days, consider riding up to Glacier NP and the Going ToThe Sun road.  Same issue though, watch the weather.

Keep us posted on your progress.

Bill
Been to Glacier at least 4 times over the years, that is where we fell coming out of the park 2017. Been over The Beartooth several times as well, probably 6 or 7, just want to do it one last time.
I am low tech so I will not be able to post anything until we return home.
Larry I don't remember Richfield, but then again I don't remember what I had for dinner last night, not joking, so if you say so I guess it happened.
Loss of memory has been getting worse this past year.
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: NoSuperSlabs on July 21, 2019, 09:28:56 AM
I wish you a safe ride @01rk (https://hdbitchin.com/index.php?action=profile;u=11)
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: Rider Ron on July 23, 2019, 09:01:36 AM
Have a safe ride, @01rk (https://hdbitchin.com/index.php?action=profile;u=11) .
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: bc45 on July 23, 2019, 07:36:14 PM
Hope you have a safe and a great experience and   @01rk (https://hdbitchin.com/index.php?action=profile;u=11) 
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: 01rk on July 24, 2019, 04:21:05 AM
Thanks to all for the good wishes for a safe ride.
This is important since my  confidence in riding has been very low since we went down.
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: Rider Ron on July 24, 2019, 07:47:46 AM
Ya gotta get back on that horse and ride!   ;)  Show him no fear.   8)

Again, wishing you a great trip.  👍

Ron
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: 01rk on August 10, 2019, 04:30:25 AM
Home from our trip. It turned out okay although we never made our final destination. Having not ridden more than a hundred miles at any one time over the last two years trying to ride four thousand miles in one shot was ill advised. I had extreme difficulty handling the bike at low speed and getting caught in stop and go traffic was really bad.
Anyway I gave it my best shot.
Hate to say it but any future trips the bike will have to go in the truck.
 
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: HDBitchin on August 10, 2019, 12:56:40 PM
@01rk (https://hdbitchin.com/index.php?action=profile;u=11)

Regardless you did it!

If you have any pics that you would like to share you know you can send them to me and I will post them for you Dave. I have enough geek in me to share.
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: AbueloBill on August 10, 2019, 08:21:11 PM
Home from our trip. It turned out okay although we never made our final destination. Having not ridden more than a hundred miles at any one time over the last two years trying to ride four thousand miles in one shot was ill advised. I had extreme difficulty handling the bike at low speed and getting caught in stop and go traffic was really bad.
Anyway I gave it my best shot.
Hate to say it but any future trips the bike will have to go in the truck.
 

It is good that you are  home, well and safe. 

Remember that it is the journey and not the destination that is important.
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: WantMore on August 12, 2019, 06:01:37 PM
You made memories @01rk (https://hdbitchin.com/index.php?action=profile;u=11)!
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: 01rk on August 13, 2019, 08:44:23 AM
An original Pony Express Home Station in Maryville, Ks.
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: 01rk on August 13, 2019, 08:46:47 AM
The original Pony Express Office in the Patee Hotel in St. Joseph, Mo.
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: Rider Ron on August 13, 2019, 12:56:56 PM
Those are cool pics.  So glad you were able to take this ride and that you returned safely.

Ron
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: HDBitchin on August 13, 2019, 01:00:42 PM
Thanks for sharing those pictures Dave! We have come a long way from the days of the Pony Express.

It made me think about some deliveries that I have this week... today FedEx came to the house, tomorrow DHL and UPS will make deliveries and Friday the USPS is bringing me a package.
Title: Re: The Last Trip
Post by: WantMore on August 22, 2019, 08:47:04 PM
Glad you had a safe ride 01rk! Great pictures.