The objective is simple: Ride to the Columbia, Missouri and get there in time so share dinner my friends gathering for the event.Continue reading Redbeard Cruise Redux Day 2 – US24 (mostly) to Columbia
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.Continue reading 2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 15 – Parting Shot from the Weather Gods
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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.Continue reading 2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 14 – Riding Underwater
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.Continue reading 2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 13 – Dodging Storms
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
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
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?Continue reading 2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 9 – Race to Oroville
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.Continue reading 2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 6 – Summit to Surf
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?
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