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What road/highway is that? Looks an awful lot like "Iron Mountain Road".
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Day 8 Continued-


After riding a bit and getting some video, went back to where we started (where the drone took off from). Ground view...








...coming in for landing view...








...and walking back to bike to pack it up...








...and ride on down the road.









There's always been traffic here...








...with good reason...







...as you will see, if you've not been here before.








There we go...a closer look of the last 3 shots.







After the view of Mt. Rushmore we took this road a second time...








...then turned down a little side road.





More of Day 8 in next post.


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Day 8 Continued-


On down the side road...








...the storm did a number on some of the trees...








...we got about a mile down the road and did not go any further than this. Stopped for a snack and to walk around the woods a bit.









Headed back out a different way, more trees down...









...back on the 2 lane "main" road.







What a great day of riding...







...both for the views AND the curves.








Found another good spot to put the drone up...








Mary's not riding with me this time. She is on the ground flying the drone herself, for the first time...








...she did great, got some good footage following me down the road.





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I have ridden that road a couple of times. The first time kind of by accident. I remember looking at those pigtails on the GPS and thinking WTF is that!?

Been on those side roads also. I think they are there to allow tour buses to bypass the tunnels.

http://ironmountainroad.com/
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What road/highway is that? Looks an awful lot like "Iron Mountain Road".
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I have ridden that road a couple of times. The first time kind of by accident. I remember looking at those pigtails on the GPS and thinking WTF is that!?

Been on those side roads also. I think they are there to allow tour buses to bypass the tunnels.

http://ironmountainroad.com/

That makes sense on the bus thing.



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Day 8 Continued-

We continue on down 16A...








...thoroughly enjoying...







...the perfect riding day.








We cut thru just a bit of Custer State Park...








enjoying the curves...








We have seen quite a few deer today...








...a bit closer look.








Before long it's time to take the Needles Highway...








...for more spectacular views...








...and more "fun ahead" signs!





More in next post.


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Day 8 Continued-


The sign was telling the truth...








...Curvy scenic road...









...hard to beat the enjoyment of roads like this!









Getting closer...








...the road was recently resurfaced...








...nice ride, and there we are!









Mary took hundreds of photos...








Just a few have made it here...








...the views seem never-ending...








...and new around every curve in the road.






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Lumbering around a 10mph curve is something else, ain't it? Especially when there is a 2-4ft. drop off on the inside and no guard rail on the outside!
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Never thought of it as lumbering. Yeah, it is fun riding thru them!


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Day 8 Continued-

I know this is getting long for just one day, but we rode some of the most scenic places to ride, and Mary took well over 500 pics, plus the GoPro footage, plus the drone footage...it is getting close to a wrap for the day.


The ride thru these curves...








...brings us to...








...absolutely stunning views...









...so much so that I...









...literally forget about the road for a bit, which is very unusual for me.








Being able to ride thru...








...these rock formations is...








...a joy and a privilege.







Just amazing that we can enjoy these views!








Ok, where to next?






Continued in next post.

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