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    Tentative route to Gillette

    I've been doing some brainstorming over the route to WY and trying to mix it up with some haulin' on the first two days and then some moderate crusing and enjoyment. Here it is (subject to change...):

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    July 10: Dunedin, FL to Atlanta, GA (or thereabout) Interstate 75 474 miles,
    (8hours) Motel probably.
    July 11: Atlanta to Dover TN (Kentucky Lake) Camping, fly fishing. 329 miles
    (6 hours)
    July 12: Dover to Granite City, IL (just outside St. Louis) camping, more fly fishing.
    250 miles, (6.5 hours)
    July 13 Granite City to Kansas City, MO 255 miles, Interstate 70 (4hours 20 min)
    Lunch, KC BBQ. Investigating best of KC BBQ.
    Kansas City to Nebraska City, NE 164 miles (4hours 20 min) scenic,
    State recreational area, 30 miles south of Omaha. Camping. Yep, more
    fly fishing!
    July 14 Nebraska City to Yankton SD 204 miles (5hours 30 min). Lewis and
    Clark Lake. Camping and maybe some....fly fishn?
    Jyly 15 Yankton to Hot Springs SD 359 Miles (8hours 45 min) On the edge of
    Black Hills Natl Forest, several places to camp or camping cabins.
    July 16 Hot Springs to Gillette WY 144 miles (3 hours 30 min). Less any
    excursions we may want to do to get there.

    I like to ride safe and stay around the speed limit or just sprout over a few mph.
    As you guessed, I love to fly fish, (fresh fish dinner!) so I tried to pick places that have water for just that, and add to the spendor of camping, "cabining" sometimes. Most of the campgrounds being considered have the option of cabins vs camping. I prefer stopping about every 2 hours, hydrating, and a power/protein bar if not lunch at some Mom and Pop establishment. All the routes are State or US highways unless otherwise noted. All the destinations selected have been done on the Tom-Tom. Just input the data and you'll probably get the same routes I have. One and all are welcome to ride partway or all the way out with myslef and friend James. Thoughts and suggestions are welcome!!! Peace to all, Semper Fi ; Anthony

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    I just posted a tentative route and departure date. Take a look and let me know if your interested. Ride safe and ride happy. USMC69

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    USMC69
    The route looks good.
    We can meet on I-75 on the way to Atlanta.
    Since I do not like Ocean fish and prefer freshwater fish, we will gladly join you for the portion of the trip up to the KC BBQ. My son needs to be at Rally on the 15th. I hope you will be catching lots of fish. I don't like to go to bed hungry.
    P.S. How do you cook the fish? Should I bring a fry pan?
    Count us in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC69 View Post
    July 15 Yankton to Hot Springs SD 359 Miles (8hours 45 min) On the edge of
    Black Hills Natl Forest, several places to camp or camping cabins.


    check out custer state park.

    ian
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    104: looking forward to the ride with you. No fry pan needed, I have everything.
    I like to poach, sautee, fry, bake...just whatever tickles my fancy.
    Sometimes, I might even get a little gourmet with a reduction of some sorts.
    None the less, I just have to catch it first. Always have a plan B. Ride safe
    and ride happy.

    Visian: thanks for the heads up. Custer is on the list !!!

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