Today continues the US2-east mantra, crossing the rest of Montana and almost half of North Dakota.Continue reading 2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 12 – US2 into North Dakota
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Posts from the state of Montana.
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.Continue reading 2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 11 – A Cool Day along the Western Hi-Line
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.Continue reading 2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 5 – Where’d the Smoke Go?
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…Continue reading 2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 4 – Minor Derailment
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?Continue reading 2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 3 – Smokey Scenic Route
Wasting Time in Montana (on purpose)
Today I had a short distance to go and a long time to get there. What to do? Continue reading Wasting Time in Montana (on purpose)
Missoula via Chief Joseph and Beartooth
Today’s route was mostly interstate, but would start with one of the best two-lane tandems in the entire country. Continue reading Missoula via Chief Joseph and Beartooth
Mad Dash Day Two
As described in yesterday’s post, I’m trying to get home in record time so Karen and I can ride down to the SCUM run in South Carolina next weekend. Yesterday’s big challenge was heat. Today added another. Continue reading Mad Dash Day Two
The Mad Dash Begins
After two days of resting, hanging out with good friends, doing some electrical work (not on the Nightowl), and eating great food, it was time to head back east. Unfortunately, this leg of the journey would not be so leisurely as the one coming out. Continue reading The Mad Dash Begins
My Rear Tire is a Disaster Magnet
Almost everybody who rides motorcycles cross country will eventually have a flat tire on the road far from home. I had endured this challenge a mere two weeks ago and had no idea that I was due to deal with it again. Continue reading My Rear Tire is a Disaster Magnet