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Old 10-25-2004, 05:27 PM   #1
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Road Trip: 7 states, 2600 miles

Also known as the flat in the middle tire trip:

I had vacation saved up that I have to use before the end of the year, so Friday, October 15th I left on a little motorcycle ride. Wasn't sure exactly where I was going, but I ended up leaving Pittsburg and riding north east, via highway 88. Seems there were forest fires up in the mountains because I rode through smoke all the way from around Jackson until almost the end of 88. Had to take a detour on 88, part was closed for the fires, so I looped up some road I forgot the name of and came back down on Mormon Emigrant trail. Many hours of a smoky ride. This picture has no fog, only smoke...

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From 88 I hooked up with highway 50 through the Neveda desert. I would have been bored stiff if I was in a car. Luckily I wasn't. HUGE straights, plenty of visibility. It would theoretically be a good place to take the Busa on a top speed run and see an indicated 187 MPH...and feel like my eye balls are going to be ripped from the sockets because with the tankbag I can't duck fully behind the screen...theoretically of course. The desert was wonderful at night, I pulled over just to look at all of the stars...amazingly clear...and somewhat spooky!

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I spent the first night in Eureka, NV. This picture was taken the next day on highway 93 in the desert...more huge fun straights. This land was made for the Busa!!! Somewhere after this I went in to Salt Lake City Ut. to get some fresh tires put on the bike. I still had miles left on my current ones, but I knew rain was coming on my trip and didn't trust what I had for rain riding. Spent a large part of the day in Salt Lake waiting for the new tires. No helmet laws there. Tripped me out seeing the packs of helmetless sportbikes. After I got the new tires I booked up Highway 15 to spend the night in Pocatello, Idaho.

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The next day I planned on visiting Yellowstone, so, I continue North/East and happen upon this sign...fitting...and I would think common sense...

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The trees were changing colors, I was too lazy to stop for any great pictures though, so this is the only one you get of the color changes.

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Bike. Wyoming.

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The Grand Tetons. Looked crazy. The pictures doesn't do it justice.

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Yours truly. Heated jacket is visible in this picture...came in pretty handy!!

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There's LOTS of signs inside of Yellowstone marking the continental divide, this was one of them. I really thought the elevation would be higher actually.

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All around Yellowstone there's these heated pools (thermals?). Makes for an amazing landscape.

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When I got to Old Faithful it was errupting as I was parking. People were running to snap their pictures. I was in full gear and wasn't going to run for anyone. I ambled up, watching it as I was walking, but by the time I got there it had petered out. I figured everyone knows what it looks like spouting off, I'll take a picture of the little steam vent it is the rest of the time, because I'm not going to sit around for another 1 and 1/2 hours waiting for it to blow again! So, I present to you, Old Faithful...and surrounding areas.

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Lots of wildlife in Yellowstone. Here's some Elk booty for you.

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I saw lots of Bison/Buffalo also. These three were just SLOWLY walking down the road. I didn't want to ride by them because I wasn't prepared to get run over by a buffalo (which can sprint 30 MPH). So, I just took this blurry picture. In Yellowstone you don't have to look for the wildlife, you just look for traffic and stopped cars. Where there's a stopped car, there's wildlife. I want to spend more time in Yellowstone and hope to return again in the spring maybe.

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Bike. Montana. This is the town I spent night number 3 in.

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This was what I woke up to on day 4...SNOW!!! It doesn't look too bad here BUT:

So after the picture above it started clearing up a bit, I thought I'd better get out of these mountains while I can. I left. A while later it started snowing. Heavy. I was testing traction with the rear brake noticing it getting worse and worse, eventually there was next to none. I, being an idiot, decided if these cars can do it with no chains I can too, plus I was out in the middle of nowhere! SO, I went down, about 35 MPH, SLID for days, got up, couldn't get the bike up 'cause it was too icy, someone helped me pick it up and told me there's a lodge about 3 miles up the road I can pull off at. I get on the bike, ride up to the lodge and drop the bike AGAIN on the other side pulling into the lodge. It may well have been the worst day I've had in years. Wasn't one of my finer moments, but at least I wasn't hurt and now I realize I'm not Superman. No pictures. Too depressed. I only made it about 30 miles this day, and didn't eat once all day. Spent the night in some God Forsaken Idaho town glued to the weather channel stressing on how the hell I was going to get out of the mountains with snow and a slightly leaky case cover.

The next day watching weather channel I saw on the radar my area of Idaho was due for a few hour break in the storm. I left. Headed south to stay away from as much weather as I could. Didn't want to stop to eat, so AGAIN went all day with no food, but ate the best meal of my life that night in Beaver, Ut. which is about 220 miles or so from Vegas.

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