The last leg of my trip on Weds the 26th was just a nice morning ride of 140 miles. I got home rite after noon, good timing, egg salad sandwitch for lunch.
I only took a few photos on the last leg home. Pictures.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Today I got up and had a light breakfast saw the resident deer, and got a couple pictures. Then it was time to pack up and head on down the road. Not much stopping today. I'm in the, "I want to get home mode". I did finally stop in Granite Falls MN. It was the third town that I tried to get a room in. I think summer road work and other construction is eating up alot of the lower priced motel rooms. I did get a room at the casino for a decent price. I totaled 475 miles for today. Tomorrow I will be home.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Today I took a well deserved day off. Had cereal and coffee for breakfast then sat on the deck. Helped Rich move an old hot water heater, then sat on the deck. Went into town for some great chinese lunch and then came back and sat on the deck and visited. I got a few pictures of the resident turkeys but none of the local deer. Though I saw them, just didn't have my camera with. After a supper of chickenfried steak and fresh local corn on the cob I went for a walk up their driveway to look for the deer and to figure the best track out of their much to be desired gravel driveway. There are a few soft areas that are better off avoided on a big roadbike like the FJR. I figured it out and went back and got in the hot tub for a little relaxation. Came in and rinsed off and here I am blogging and having fresh canalope. A most excellent day off. Tommorow I will head for home and be home weds. A couple pics.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Today, Sunday the 23, I got one of my earlier starts of this trip. I think I was on the road before 9am. I'm sure part of the reason for the early start was the prospect of doing a 500 mile day. It ended up being 535 miles. I went from Kemmerer WY to Belle Fourche SD. I basically went from the southwest corner of Wyoming to the northeast corner. I will list the roads traveled today if you want to look at a map. From Kemmerer I took US189 to WY372 to WY28 into lander WY. Then WY789 to US26 to casper WY. In casper I got on I25 north to WY259 to WY387 to WY50 which took me into Gillette WY. At that point I got on I90 east to Spearfish SD, then north on US85 to Belle Fourche SD to visit friends. Pictures for today: Green river. Interesting bluffs, and open range. I had two antelope cross the road in front of me today and the third one turned back.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
This morning, Sat. the 22nd I left Ely Nevada and headed north on US93. AT Lagas Station, I followed Alt93 to the northeast, This took me to Wendover NV, where I got on I80 and headed east. Wendover is at the Utah border on the interstate. A nice little gambling community with several casinos. I stopped at the Bonneville Salt Flats and took some pictures and then blasted across Utah on the interstate. Their speed limit is 80mph. My bike seems to cruise the best at 75>80, so that was the speed I drove. There was still the fire related haze in the air, so yes I do believe, that this has become somewhat of a theme for this trip. The temp was ideal for riding today mid 70's to mid 80's. I hope that when I get to the Black Hills in SD, (sun or mon), I will be out of the smoke. I plan to visit friends there for a day or two and then head home.