Rides in North America

Aug 19 2013

Glacier and Waterton Lakes Parks

The next couple of entries are going to be heavy on pictures and light on text. As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Our ride today would take us back into Canada via Glacier National Park in the US then Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada, the two parks being …

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Aug 16 2013

Beartooth Pass to Great Falls

Just for a change we had another early start. This time it was so we could ride the Beartooth Pass before it got too busy. As we rode out of Cooke City there were a few people around but on the whole it was sleeping off the night before. We had another glorious, if a …

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Aug 15 2013

Yellowstone

We had over 300 miles to ride to get to Yellowstone National Park, our target for the day, so once again we had an early start. Our first visit was to the Timpanogos Cave in Utah but we decided against taking the tour as it’s a strenuous walk before you even reach the cave …

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Aug 14 2013

Red Canyons

Ah bliss! A lie in and no riding today. Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the riding and I don’t mind getting up early – I actually love being out in the early morning when the sun is coming up and there are fewer people around – but we have been on the go …

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Aug 10 2013

Grand Canyons, Vermillion Cliffs and Pipe Springs

When we were working out where to go we’d discussed missing Grand Canyon as it was quite a bit out of our way. On reflection I decided we’d come all this way and if we didn’t visit Grand Canyon I’d feel a bit cheated. So Grand Canyon it was.

It was another early …

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Aug 08 2013

Ancient Indians, Red Rocks and Monument Valley…well nearly

We were on our way to Natural Bridges National Park when we saw a sign saying Butler Wash Indian Ruins historic area. This looked much too interesting to bypass so we stopped. In the car park was another bike with a couple just preparing to go into the area. We had a bit …

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Aug 07 2013

Arches, Red Sand and Tumbleweed

We weren’t aiming to get to Dan and Vicky’s until around 17:00 so planned a detour to the Rocky Mountain National Park that had been recommended by Brenda.

The first part of Colorado was not at all as I imagined, it was more prairie and seemed to go on forever. We …

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Aug 05 2013

Michigan and Across the Prairie Peninsular

Our next stop was Michigan, not far from Niagara, to visit Brenda and Tom. Our tyres were probably OK for another thousand miles or so but this was the last place we knew we’d be stopping at for more than overnight and if we changed them now they should last until we finish …

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Jul 30 2013

Toronto and Niagara

Neil picked us up from the dealer in his new vehicle – a humongous 4×4 pick-up truck. Kevin immediately started making “I’d like one of those” noises. What is it with men and their toys? 😉

We were dropped off at our hotel so we could shower and change then picked up …

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Jul 28 2013

A Little R&R then We’re Off Again

After the rally it’s all a bit of an anti-climax. The job is done, now what? For most people it’s back home, for some it’s staying at the hotel for another day or two, for us it was moving on. While we were packing the bike I spotted this rather splendid specimen of workmanship. [After …

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