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Old September 13th, 2015, 01:15 PM   #1
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CO-WY-MT-WY-SD-NE-CO (2,000 miles - 6 days)

Hey All,

I blasted around Middle America for a few days on the Hyperstrada.

Beautiful ride... Went to:

Steamboat Springs, CO then
Walden, CO then
Lander, WY then
Wind River Nat'l Forest (camped) then
South Pass City, WY then
Jackson, WY (hotel) then
Jenny Lake, Grand Teton Nat'l Forest (camped) then
Blasted through Yellowstone (too many fat tourists in RVs) then
Cooke City, MT then
Clark's Canyon, Shoshone Nat'l Forest (camped) then
Blasted through the Big Horn Mountains (great riding - few cars) then
Thunder Basin Nat'l Grassland, WY (camped) then
Newcastle, WY then
Custer, SD then
Black Hills Nat'l Forest, SD (Camped)
Spent a day and a half riding all around the Black Hills (hands down the most fun roads to ride I have experienced in 30,000 miles of mostly mountain riding) then
Blasted through the Nebraska Panhandle and Easter CO back to Denver.

I met some cool folks along the way including a German fellow who flew his KTM over from the Deutschland to tour across the US and down to South America and a fellow from GA who had ridden 20,000 miles across the US this year on an old school Kawasaki Concourse with 300,000 miles on it. Badass.

Click here for more photos:
Middle America Tour (CO-WY-MT-WY-SD-NE-CO - 2000 miles in 6 days) - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum
(Sorry Admin, but your uploading procedure on this site is painstaking at best.
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Old September 13th, 2015, 01:17 PM   #2
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Old September 13th, 2015, 03:40 PM   #3
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Carrying that load.....what changes did you make to the rear shock?

Great photos
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Old September 13th, 2015, 05:27 PM   #4
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Very nice photos. Looks like one hell of a ride.

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Old September 13th, 2015, 05:47 PM   #5
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Hey All,

I blasted around Middle America for a few days on the Hyperstrada.

Beautiful ride... Went to:

Steamboat Springs, CO then
Walden, CO then
Lander, WY then
Wind River Nat'l Forest (camped) then
South Pass City, WY then
Jackson, WY (hotel) then
Jenny Lake, Grand Teton Nat'l Forest (camped) then
Blasted through Yellowstone (too many fat tourists in RVs) then
Cooke City, MT then
Clark's Canyon, Shoshone Nat'l Forest (camped) then
Blasted through the Big Horn Mountains (great riding - few cars) then
Thunder Basin Nat'l Grassland, WY (camped) then
Newcastle, WY then
Custer, SD then
Black Hills Nat'l Forest, SD (Camped)
Spent a day and a half riding all around the Black Hills (hands down the most fun roads to ride I have experienced in 30,000 miles of mostly mountain riding) then
Blasted through the Nebraska Panhandle and Easter CO back to Denver.

I met some cool folks along the way including a German fellow who flew his KTM over from the Deutschland to tour across the US and down to South America and a fellow from GA who had ridden 20,000 miles across the US this year on an old school Kawasaki Concourse with 300,000 miles on it. Badass.

Click here for more photos:
Middle America Tour (CO-WY-MT-WY-SD-NE-CO - 2000 miles in 6 days) - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum
(Sorry Admin, but your uploading procedure on this site is painstaking at best.
Man, this sounds pretty awesome. Looks like you killed a few bugs along the way.

I've thought about doing some longer trips like this before and was wondering:

- About how much do you budget?
- How much planning to do you do, or do you kind of wing it as you go?
- Do you camp at sites (like KOA) or just find a nice spot?
- Tips? Haha.

In any case, sweet pics!
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Old September 14th, 2015, 12:04 AM   #6
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Cool pics and looks/sounds like a great trip. Here's a question, how do you get more than 1 picture up at a time? Maybe it is because I am using an iPad or am I missing something? Cheers.
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It was fun. No real planning. I had Grand Teton and Black Hills in mind whne I left but all I really did was point the bike NorthWest and rode.

Personal preference, but I think KOA campgrounds are the worst... full of idiots in RVs with their generators running all night. Even the "tents only" campground at Jenny Lake wasn't my style. $24 a night to be surrounded by people? No thanks.

I camped in national forest most of the time. There is nothing quite like being totally alone in the middle of nowhere, waking up and digging a hole to take a shit in. Beautiful scenery!

I didn't have a budget. I figure I spent about $20 a day on gas, $60 on food. I could easily have cut the food budget down.

Tips? Go the speed limit in small towns Cops there are typically wanna-bes who write traffic citations all day.
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Cool pics and looks/sounds like a great trip. Here's a question, how do you get more than 1 picture up at a time? Maybe it is because I am using an iPad or am I missing something? Cheers.
I just uploaded them one at a time. There is an 8 picture limit per post. Other sites have a drag-and-drop feature where you can upload more than one at a time.
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Old September 14th, 2015, 07:55 AM   #9
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awesome pictures. great trip. i desperately want to do something similar. the problem i have is that it is two days of boring interstate to get to colorado from here. that's four days of my vacation burned on just droning along the freeway.
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awesome pictures. great trip. i desperately want to do something similar. the problem i have is that it is two days of boring interstate to get to colorado from here. that's four days of my vacation burned on just droning along the freeway.
Just double your velocity, cut the time in half
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