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Heading out 5:30am the 23rd for Colorado on the motor. First night I'll stay in Durango [ 425 miles ], into my brothers late on the 24th. Next morning heading north to Sturgis bike week, but just hang there for a few hours and then take it Mt. Rushmore, then to Devils tower.

Next day, head south to the Badlands in SD, ride all day in that area, then head south again mid week 29th or so. He'll go back to work for two days, while I take day trips and climb Pikes Peak, next day over the mountains to Independence pass [ 12K feet elevation ].

August 1, we head out to parts unknown in the mountains of Colorado, who knows where we'll end up. Back to his place by Sunday night. Monday morning I head south toward home. Plan on taking 2-3 days. Throughout the trip, I'll avoid the interstates whenever possible. Might take in some of the national parks like Bruce, Canyonlands etc

Should be about 3500 miles total in two weeks give or take day or two.
 

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Ride safe. Post pics.
 
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Sounds like a great ride. Have fun, be safe, and I'm looking forward to the photos! (y)
 

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Nice to hear from you,Mr.B:)
 
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Sound's like a great ride watch your rear veiw for crazy and or bad drivers
 

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Hydrate! Hydrate! HYDRATE!! Geoff Who notes Mt. Rushmore isn't much, the Lakota do it better and their monument is still under construction.
 

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Sounds like a good time.....i know you will take pics for us...Pikes Peak on a bike!! Everytime i drive up that mountain i get anxiety...its weird, i think my body feels the air thinning at altitude...or maybe its the narrow roads. Im not sure. I remember my mom telling her story of my father scaring her while driving up to the top...dumbass!! I wonder how i would feel riding a motorcycle to the top......?
 
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You better go see these before the BLM & Antifa tear them dow.n.
Do not forget the "CRAZY HORSE" monument while your out there.
I sure miss my old Motorcycle trip days.
Ronnie
 

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I'll be making my 12th Annual Sturgis run starting on August 8th. Who knows? Maybe I'll see you out there!

Seriously, I usually spend three days actually in or near Sturgis and then hit Montana and Wyoming to see friends and places.

Excellent riding out there.

Just got two new tires and the 96,000 mile check done this week so I'm double checking my bike bags and repacking everything a few more times.

One of this years added attractions is that after Sturgis I'll be heading to the Wisconsin State Speed Steel Championship in Colfafx, Wisconsin on August 22nd. Shooting as a Master in Open Carbine (PCCO) division. Should be fun and a change of pace from the local shooting scene.

Solved the problem of ammunition by sending up 800 rounds via UPS to my lady friend in Minneapolis. She will be shooting in the match also! Rim Fire Rifle Open (RFRO).

Anyway, try not to spend too much time in Deadwood at the casino.

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Just back from the trip. Had to cut it short when I got to my brothers in Colorado. Back acted up after I rode with a long sleeve heat out shirt in 45F temps over mountain passes for an hour or so. So we stayed local after I recovered enough to do some riding in the area. Highest elevation I encountered was 11,000+
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Here's some pics of the trip.
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Nice pics, brownie! Thanks for sharing and sorry the back acted up to cut your journey short!
 
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Beautiful country, sorry the rest of the trip didn’t work out for you.
 
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