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The Nightowl is a 2015 BMW K1600GTL. Six cylinders of smooth effortless power coupled with all the electronic safety and comfort features you could want on a mile-devouring sport-tourer. Yeah, baby!

2021 Snarl Par-Tay – Summary, Map, and Stats

A single-post summary of the entire 2021 Snarl Par-Tay trip, with all the usual trimmings.

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 15 – Parting Shot from the Weather Gods

Today I finish following US2 east and turn south across the Mackinac Bridge for a nice slab blast home on I75. Then the weather decides to throw me one last curve.

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 14 – Riding Underwater

Yesterday I flirted with two storm fronts and managed to stay dry. Today, the weather gods had me right where they wanted me. All I wanted to do was take a swing by my alma mater and get part-way home.

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 13 – Dodging Storms

Yet another day of US2 east. This one features carefully timed merging between two storm fronts to arrive in Duluth without needing to don raingear.

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 12 – US2 into North Dakota

Today continues the US2-east mantra, crossing the rest of Montana and almost half of North Dakota.

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 11 – A Cool Day along the Western Hi-Line

Today’s route is simple: US2 east. The scenery is far from simple: through the foothills to the continental divide at Glacier National Park to the endless grain fields of northern Montana.

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 10 – Crossing on 20

Today I’ve cross the remainder of Washington eastbound on State Highway 20 through the mountains.

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 9 – Race to Oroville

I decide to ride the North Cascades highway and visit friends who couldn’t make the Par-Tay, but I need to arrive before evening or their region turns into Wild Kingdom. Will I make it?

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 7 and 8 – No Joy for Covid Tests

Today I team up with Bob to try and obtain a Covid 19 test on our way to the Par-Tay.

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 6 – Summit to Surf

With a day to kill before arriving at the Par-Tay, I choose to ride by Mt. Ranier and then out to the Pacific coast before returning to Puget Sound.

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