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Offline backroadbob

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A different kind of tour
« on: June 04, 2017, 01:09:13 pm »
In the past all of my tours had been destination driven. If the weather was hot or stormy, I just geared up and punched through. I'm riding with my son for the first time. He's on a low mileage C-10 that will replace mine when we're done.

This tour is driven by the weather forecasts. If there's no rain and temperatures are mild, that's where we're heading. We didn't bring rain gear. We started two weeks ago and had rare sunny riding from San Francisco all the way to Cape Flattery and the Hoh Rainforest in Washington.

Currently we're in Red Lodge Montana planning to head out over recently opened Beartooth Pass once the sun does it's work on any ice formed last night. Next will be Colorado... weather permitting, of course.
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Re: A different kind of tour
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 01:20:03 pm »
Sounds like a nice trip. I was in Red Lodge last summer, at the Yodeler Motel. Great place! Beartooth is a great road. Ive been watching the Youtube videos lately of the snow removal process to get the Pass open. They sure go through a lot of effort for that.
Enjoy your trip and be safe.
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Re: A different kind of tour
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 03:31:21 pm »
I loved those videos. I'd like to meet that guy. He seems so relaxed and even tempered. I imagine him saying" Friday May 17th, the video is upside down today since I rolled the blower down the side a ways. Hopin' one of the guys notices soon. This broken leg is startin' to bother me a bit. Probably set us back a few days".
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Re: A different kind of tour
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 03:39:51 pm »
I agree, he's totally laid back. I wonder if he is single :)
Ive enjoyed watching the process of opening the road
Nicole     Port St Lucie, FL.
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Re: A different kind of tour
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 08:36:06 pm »
 Another is lack of route planning.
 Used the GPS avoid major highways with a destination. It was great to me.

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Re: A different kind of tour
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2017, 03:16:01 pm »
We're just about at the four week mark now. While storms have been peppering the route we've covered, were enjoying temperatures in the 70's and sunny days high in the Rockies. I've been camped for three days in Nederland at 8600', exploring the twisty canyon roads between Estes Park and Golden. Great riding. My son's been visiting his gf in Breckenridge. We'll reunite today and make our way up the Poudre River to camp after a pit stop at Funkwerks Brewery. So far so good.
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Getting there is (more than) half the fun.