Canada or Bust: Part 5

By: bluheelrtx, 8:27 PM GMT on October 11, 2010

Canada or Bust: Part 5 (9/15 - 9/17)Link to Canada or Bust: Part 4Sept 15, Day 13: Rapid City to OgallalaTemperatures today were tolerable, a nice 49 degrees. Hey! Beats the frost on the seats we've seen the past few mornings. The day warmed quickly and stayed in the mid 60's. Somehow the howling winds made it seem cooler.Our day started with a lovely morning at Mt. Rushmore. The monument is an impressive structure in itself, but to an engineering type like me, t...

Updated: 9:36 PM GMT on October 11, 2010

Canada or Bust: Part 4

By: bluheelrtx, 9:01 PM GMT on September 24, 2010

Canada or Bust: Part 4 (9/12 - 9/14)Link to Canada or Bust: Part 3Sept 12, Day 10: Island Park to Cooke CityWe woke up to 30 degree temps and a hard frost on the seats of our motorcycles. So hard, that I was able to scratch out a message and take a picture. The only morning that Jason wanted to hit the road early...! My bike did not want to start, and took a long time to warm up. We were off to Yellowstone!Getting in to the park proved to be tough as there was a ...

Updated: 9:24 PM GMT on October 11, 2010

Canada or Bust: Part 3

By: bluheelrtx, 8:05 PM GMT on September 22, 2010

Canada or Bust: Part 3 (9/9 - 9/11) Link to Canada or Bust: Part 2Sept 9, Day 7: Rock Springs to JacksonOur question for the day was, "could Mother Nature throw anything more at us?" We found that her fury had no bounds.We left Rock Springs in a blistering cross wind with gusts to 30mph or more, temperatures in the high 50's.  Showers played with us on our path, but we managed to make it to Mitch's Cafe outside of Farsen, WY.  Now, keep in mind that this was abou...

Updated: 9:22 PM GMT on October 11, 2010

Canada or Bust: Part 2

By: bluheelrtx, 4:42 AM GMT on September 16, 2010

Canada or Bust: Part 2 (9/6 - 9/8)Link to Canada or Bust: Part 1Sept 6, Day 4: Bernalillo to CortezYippee yahoo! After three days we are finally out of New Mexico...!Our day started much like yesterday... A nice, cool, scenic ride that went south fast.  It was 72 degrees and windy for the first half of the day, then it got hot and windy.  Bumpy roads, swirling winds, and impatient drivers took it right out of us.  Now I know why New Mexico roads have such wide sh...

Updated: 9:18 PM GMT on October 11, 2010

Canada or Bust: Part 1 (9/3 - 9/5)

By: bluheelrtx, 5:27 PM GMT on September 10, 2010

Canada or Bust: Part 1 (9/3 - 9/5)Some time in the last year Susan decided that when she finished the last semester of class work on her master's degree, we needed to take a real road trip . . . on our motocycles. We decided that Canada via the Rockies and back via the Plains fit that bill nicely. This is a brief log of our adventures.Sept 3, Day 1: Hockley to Midland Got up around 6:30am but were not on the road until basically 8:30.  Between packing and breakf...

Updated: 9:14 PM GMT on October 11, 2010

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