- Oct 19, 2006
Getting in to my favorite part of the country. Great pictures!
Hmm. I'd say it was probably around 30 miles from the pass overlook to 212. Once off the switchbacks, you can pretty much move nicely. I'd probably allow at least 1.5 hours for the out-and-back.I have two questions while they are fresh in your mind.
My route takes me from Cooke City to Red Lodge via 212. I plan to take a detour down 296 to ride Chief Joseph. Now to my questions.
First, How long, time wise, is the ride from Dead Indian Pass to 212.
Second, I am trying to decide whether to turn around at the Pass or go another 6 miles on 296 thru the next set of switch backs. What do you think.
I would also consider the Wolfman Expedition series if I were you -I've looked at dry bags here http://www.altrec.com/shop/compare?mode=S&pid=19848 and here http://www.ortliebusa.com/cartgenie/prodList.asp?scat=10 , but have yet to make a decision.
She doesn't detail the bag on her website, but from memory that's a generic stuff sack that she uses to keep her sleeping bag dry and small.Since you have logged many miles on the road as a camper, I would welcome any advise you could provide in the way of waterproof stuff sacks or duffel bags.
Sorry guys. I got behind (as you will read on this last post) and have been playing catch up ever since. This made for some extremely long days and I've been feeling more like just going to bed at night than doing my trip report. Of course, being behind on my trip report adds just as much to my anxiety levels as being behind on my route...Last update was Sunday's report and was posted on Tuesday (but essentially late Monday night).
I'll give her 'till tomorrow night before I start calling out the dogs. There's a particular bloodhound that I know already has her scent....
I am glad you are enjoying your trip. One of the main reasons I leave the laptop at home when I go on these adventures is that I don't put pressure on myself thinking that I have to use it for trip reports and stuff.Sorry guys. I got behind (as you will read on this last post) and have been playing catch up ever since. This made for some extremely long days and I've been feeling more like just going to bed at night than doing my trip report. Of course, being behind on my trip report adds just as much to my anxiety levels as being behind on my route...
Hehe...I am glad you are enjoying your trip. One of the main reasons I leave the laptop at home when I go on these adventures is that I don't put pressure on myself thinking that I have to use it for trip reports and stuff.
I understand completely. If I traveled by myself I would probably do the same thing to occupy my non-riding time. Since a buddy of mine from my home town back in NY flies in to ride with me every year I would feel guilty sitting in front of a laptop instead of sitting with him a bar roomHehe...
But for me, the trip report is half the fun!
Safford - Staying at the state park? That's the one we got locked out of and almost got THROWN out of!I'm about to head east from Safford, AZ. I decided to get home a day early and have some time to recover before I have to be at work on monday.
Yup. I'm now home safe. A great trip with many great memories made.I understand you are home now and I'm glad all turned out well. WHAT A FANTASTIC TRIP!
Also glad to see you had lots of great blue sky and white fluffy clouds the last few days.
Thanks for sharing!
I'll be interested to hear how many total miles, fuel consumption, problems/solutions, bike wear, things learned on the road etc...
There will never be another pie run like this one.I'm moving into an apartment this weekend, so this month's pie run is out. Solution: Get the BF to move your stuff into your new apartment so you can make the pie run. Sunday night when you get home just give him a big hug and every thing will be OK.
+1. I went from Durango through Silverton and Ouray to Breckenridge in a S2000 for a national carmeet there once with my former boyfriend. It was fun but I got a bit motionsick from the up and down through the mountains.Nice reports Becca!
The Durango/Ouray area is just beautiful. I've gotta get up there on the bike sometime.