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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-17-2009, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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First Wyoming Ride

Well, I am moved in, started my new job, and riding. Saturday, I put 175 miles on my bike in 3.5 hours riding from Gillette to Buffalo via Hwy 14/16 then from Buffalo to Gillette via I-90. Great ride- no cars, lots of buttes/mesas, hills, ravines, mule deer, antelope, cattle, etc.. wide open spaces. Once to Buffalo you could see the Big horn Mountains, but there were two thunder storms so I high tailed it back home watching lightning ahead of me and the rai nand lightning coming in from behind. I parked the bike, walked i nthe house, went to the bathroom and it was pouring.. perfect timing, lol..

here are some pics.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...5&l=f0abaeb4fd
the good pics of the bighorns didn't for some reason copy on the card...

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-17-2009, 04:12 PM
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Congrats on getting settled and the job and of course riding again! What great riding country you are now living in! Might have to get a snowmobile for the winter, but man you can get a lot of smiles on the bike in a short time up there! Good for ya!

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We'll be going to Wyoming next month. To Riverton to see our oldest daughter, Buffalo to visit a former coworker, and to Yellowstone. Was seriously thinking about trailering the bike out there. Your post just about cinched it. Gonna need to rig up a cover for my open trailer though.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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The beauty of Yellowstone can't be put into words, and pictures can only make you want to go there. Being there ... well, you just have to see for yourself. One minute you'll have tears in your eyes, and the next minute you'll want to sing the Star Spangled Banner! If you get to go through there on a bike, your head might explode from the awesomeness. Take the best camera you can afford and shoot lots of photos. You will look at them over and over for years!

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Congrats on getting settled into the new home and job Jeremy. Your picture gallery makes me home sick to get back to work. The open road, blue skies, foothills, rivers and mountains looks so much like the country between Lethbridge and the BC border to the west of here, where I drive truck, when I`m working.

I`m getting really tired of being stuck at home most of the time. I so wish that I could put an outrigger on my bike, so I could go riding with this still bunged up leg.

Stay safe man, and keep the rubber on the road.

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The beauty of Yellowstone can't be put into words, and pictures can only make you want to go there. Being there ... well, you just have to see for yourself. One minute you'll have tears in your eyes, and the next minute you'll want to sing the Star Spangled Banner! If you get to go through there on a bike, your head might explode from the awesomeness. Take the best camera you can afford and shoot lots of photos. You will look at them over and over for years!
I visited Yellowstone as a young teenager, but my wife's never been. Over the years (almost 50) my memories of it have faded, so it will be "almost" new to me. Think she's gonna be impressed!

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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While Yellowstone is nice in the summer you really should try a snowmobile trip. No crowds and the scenery is even more beautiful with the snow.

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I'm cold natured and have been in all the snow I want to experience. I'm sure it's beautiful, but pictures of Yellowstone in snow will have to do it for me. Too many Massachuchetts winters spoiled me on snow!

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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Grats on the move in and new job.It sure looks alot different there than it does in northern michigan! Hope you like it there. I see everyone telling you how nice it looks and how much fun a snowmobile would be there. LOL they must not know what northern MI looks like in the winter! I'm sure you have had lots of snowmobile riding up there. As that is the only way to get around sometimes in the northern MI. Enjoy the new place.

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