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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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 5 – Where’d the Smoke Go?

After postponing my Lolo Pass crossing by one day, I finally get over the pass and wander across southeastern Washington state.

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 4 – Minor Derailment

Bad luck prevents me from getting a reasonable start down Montana highway 200. By the time I get to Missoula, the remaining route is drowning in rain and wind. Decisions…

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 3 – Smokey Scenic Route

Why take the direct slab route from Sheridan, Wyoming to Great Falls, Montana when you can scale several mountain ranges, tangle with a thunderstorm, and dodge deer? All it takes is a few hundred extra miles. Who’s in?

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 2 – Impromptu Iron Butt

I’m feeling more human today, but running waaaay behind. I guess it’s time to just haul ass.

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay day 1 – Life with Crohns

I’m already leaving a day later than intended and I’m not feeling my best. I’m just going to start down the road and see what happens. What could go wrong?

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Redbeard Cruise – Day 16

The last day of this trip. All I have to do is dodge a few rainclouds between Des Moines, Iowa and Ann Arbor, Michigan. What could go wrong?

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Redbeard Cruise – Day 15

After yesterday’s two-day novella of a trip report, this one is blessedly short (foreshadowing; I lied). I leave the beauty of the Colorado Rockies behind and start to make my way home across the plains.

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