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Day 8 Continued-

Doing it old school. Yeah, I finally started using GPS on the TG a few years ago...but on the Sporty and the Softail it is still done the old way. lol








Ok, this way looks like more fun!








Pulled over for a battery change, and to let the slow-pokes get way ahead of me so I can proceed at my preferred pace.









Back rolling...








...and thoroughly enjoying it...









...but all good roads eventually come to an end.









Time to head back to camp. We had a bit of a hold up at some road construction near Hill City...15-20 minutes...








...but soon we are back rolling.









At 60, I've tried numerous times to figure out what the allure of the open road is, especially curving ones...








...I've not figured it out, but it has been in my blood for over half a century, and it does not get old! I'm just happy Mary likes it almost as much as I do.





Day 8 will be concluded soon.

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It is a unique and beautiful place. I have ridden through the area twice. Seeing your pics stirs memories and lets me know I must return!

Great write up. I wish I had the presence of mind to document the great rides. I know it must take a LOT of time. Thanks!
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It is a unique and beautiful place. I have ridden through the area twice. Seeing your pics stirs memories and lets me know I must return!

Great write up. I wish I had the presence of mind to document the great rides. I know it must take a LOT of time. Thanks!
Cool, good to read you're enjoying.

Yeah, takes some time, but besides being on the forums for you and others to see, it is also our own reminder of our rides.


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Day 8 - Some missing shots.

Found a few photos...







...that were already cropped....







...and resized...








...that I meant to post from earlier in the day.








What a great ride it has been...








...today has to be one of the most enjoyable days Mary and I....









...have spent on 2 wheels.








We don't know how many years we have left...







...we are definitely making the most of them...








...fantastic scenery, great roads, memorable day!






Day 8 concluded in next post.

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Day 8 Conclusion-

As we head back to base camp...








...we are savoring our last day riding in the Hills.








We have seen a lot of deer today, including a bunch that ran in front of us.

This is the best action shot we got of one.





Headed down to Cheyenne Crossing.








When we got back to camp we...








...put the drone up in the air one last time...
(look at this shot closely, you will see a bald eagle in it...it circled the drone 5 or 6 times before losing interest)







Got a bit of footage riding down...






...out little "private drive".






That's it for the Black Hills. Video below is a little recap, along with us loading up for Day 9, headed for Grand Teton National Park.






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Day 9-

Today we're headed for the Grand Teton National Park.

Saying goodbye to base camp...








...beautiful area, but time to move on.








We're chomping down the miles...








...and we stay dry, weird feeling.








Before you know it, we're getting close to Dubois...








...last time we passed thru here (a couple of years ago) we stopped and had lunch...









On that trip we met decman, from XLForum, and stayed the night in the Super 8 there. This time we're passing right on thru.

Crossing the Continental Divide as we get close to the GTNP...








...I "had" to stop and get a pic of me in my flip-flops standing in the snow.








Yeah, it was cold, wet, and windy...








...but this is where we're riding tomorrow!






That's it for Day 9. Will begin posting up Day 10 in the Tetons soon.


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Day 10-

Last night we stayed at Colter Bay in the GTNP. First place we've paid to stay, but inexpensive at $17.

But this morning it is time to ride!


Headed for a scenic spot to unload the bike...







...came across this pullout...








...perfect place to unload the bike and start exploring!









Bike is out and Mary is ready!








Looking back as we pull out for a day of riding.








We have all day to ride...








...the roads are nice...







...and the views are spectacular.








Sweeper after sweeper...








...and view after view.





More on Day 10 soon.

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Day 10 Continued-

What a great time riding around...








...not a lot of roads...









...but we took all of them, even wooden bridges...








...and gravel roads...







...to get closer to the mountains.








Walked around a bit at the end of this road.








Riding back out to the asphalt...








...stopped for this pic of the super clear water.








Back rolling...







...thoroughly enjoying this day.





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Great pics of a beautiful area!
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