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JohnBryer

21 Days, 18 states, 5,853 miles

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JohnBryer

The States - 18

North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee

 

The Route:

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The trip started out with me dropping my helmet just outside of Atlanta. It landed on the mouth vent which I didn't notice was missing until we we already on the interstate. I picked up a new one in Atlanta.

 

The one on the right is the new one.

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Our camera was having issues which ultimately got it replaced, so no pictures for the first few days. If you'd like to imagine Oklahoma and Texas winds, turn your monitor 30 degrees to the left and that's how we rode for almost 600 miles.

 

Here we are in the Carson National Forest in New Mexico

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Julia in the same spot

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Highway 550 between Durango and Silverton

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A night spent in Silverton, CO

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The road into Telluride, CO

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At the top of the mountain in Telluride (and a good shot of my advrider shirt!)

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Hwy 141 just south of Grand Junction (the best riding of our trip!) Thanks Blakebird for the tip of this road! We spent a couple hours winding through the San Miguel canyon--it was AWESOME!

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We picked up a new camera in Grand Junction and I proceeded to drop my bike in the Circuit City parking lot. Here's the damage to the bag.

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Dinosaur National Monument in Vernal, Utah.

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Julia jumping for joy as we arrive inside of Grand Teton National Park. We spent 7 very peaceful and cool days at the park before venturing back towards home. It was just awesome there. I can't wait to return again.

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And for our friends at ST.N (Jackson Lake with the Tetons in the background)

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Yellowstone NP

Watch out for the wildlife and the Buffalo patties on the pavement!

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Now, for the trip home. Leaving the Tetons and crossing Togwotee Pass, it snowed on us at 9600 feet.....scared the ___ out of me since I'm not used to snow in June!

 

Last stop of note before leaving Wyoming is Devil's Tower National Monument.

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Then on to the Black Hills of South Dakota. We skipped Sturgis out of principle of the Janklow issue.

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The Needles Highway

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Who are these guys? I wasn't that excited to see Rushmore, but it was awesome!

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Next stop, 2 nights at the Badlands National Park.

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Our Cottage for 2 nights

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And since it's on our way home, we had to ride through....who recognizes this spot??

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This will give it away.

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Here's the mileage on the GPS....(note the MAX speed!)

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Marty Hill

Great trip and pics. Thanks. thumbsup.gif

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Jake

Most excellent!

 

My guess is the spot is on the Cherohala - I'd recognize that fog anywhere!

 

Great pics of a great trip! Must have been awesome. thumbsup.gif

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JohnBryer

That's the Overlook of Fontana Dam near the end of the 129 loop.

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David

Great pix. It looks like you and your lovely wife had a wonderful time. What a great memory it'll be. thumbsup.gif

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Voodoo

Words cannot describe how jealous I am! What a great trip! thumbsup.gifthumbsup.gifthumbsup.gif

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StretchMark

Excellent! That's one heck of a trip!! thumbsup.gifthumbsup.gif

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TNT

Nice trip and report! Thanks and you where here. clap.gif

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1MPH

Great write up John, and even greater pictures. I am very

envious (in a good way) of your trip. Wishing I could do

one just like it.

 

Jack

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Brian M

Great photos!

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stevo

John,

Sounds and looks like an exciting trip. Thanx for the pics. thumbsup.gif

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Art..

Hey, I've got that same pic........ thumbsup.gif

 

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Bytes_U

You are living most motorcyclist's dreams. Great trip, great weather, and a hot wife [that also rides] to share the experience. thumbsup.gif You are very fortunate to have it all! Thanks for sharing the adventure and the images.

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