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    Thumbs up Road Trip

    Hello Everyone,

    Between May 24th and June 10th, I rode my '98 K1200RS 6200 miles around various parts of the northwest and midwest reaching as far east as Memphis, Tennessee.

    The trip included traveling secondary highways and byways beginning in San Mateo, California; then, heading through Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and back to California...Accomodations included everything from a couple nights in a five-star hotel (The Peabody in Memphis) to a cabin in Dubois, Wyoming, to camping in national forests and KOA's...lots of fun...

    The following posts are some pictures from that trip...

    Hope you enjoy them...

    Looking forward to my next trip...soon.
    C R Valley
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    Wendover, NV

    Here is yours truly (now you know) on day one after I had set up camp in Wendover, NV...I was having fun with the self-timer on my new digital camera...
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    Middlegate, NV

    Still on day one...the ride to Wendover also included a lunch / refuel stop in Middlgate, NV...Neat place frozen in time with rattlesnake skins hanging from the ceiling joists and locals who say please and thank you...great BLT's, also...
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    Between Utah and Colorado

    Here is a nice scenery pic of my loyal ride just east of Jensen, Utah along Hwy 40 just before I entered Colorado...
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    Seeing Old Friends

    While in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, I hooked up with my old high school buddy Kelly (author is on right). This pic was taken during a ten mile hike we did just outside of Steamboat...I strongly recommend the Strawberry Hot Springs just outside of Steamboat if you ever get to the area...
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    Rocky Mountain National Forest

    From the deserts of Nevada to the snowy mountains of Colorado, I experience all road and weather conditions...fortunately I came prepared for anything Mother Nature chose to throw my way...
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    Boulder, CO to Memphis

    I met up with another high school buddy in Boulder and we rode from there to Memphis over a 3-day period...Here we are taking a break from the 30-40 mph gusty sidewinds in Kansas...
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    Route 66

    You can't ride to Memphis without traveling at least a little bit on Route 66...This picture was taken just outside of Joplin, Missouri.

    Hwy 76 into Branson, Missouri is the next best thing to a rollercoaster on wheels...a very memorable stretch of asphalt peppered with dead armadillos. Hwy 7 south of Branson through the Ozark National Forest in Arkansas is another must drive experience, again peppered with assorted roadkill...
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    The King's Bikes

    No trip to Memphis is complete without the "Platinum Tour" of Graceland. Here is yours truly with Elvis' AMF-era Harley Davidson collection...

    Beale Street was a lot of fun also with great live blues music, and the Rock and Soul Museum in the Gibson Guitar Factory is a must see, as well...
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    BMW I met along the way...

    I had to include this tastefully setup BMW that I found in Northfield, Minnesota...my home town where I went to high school...
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    Somewhere Between Madison and Chippewa Falls, WIS

    The nice thing about traveling the midwest is that it gets you away from the rat race that becomes our lives on a daily basis. Sometimes you just have to stop and enjoy the scenery...and take another picture of you and your bike...
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    The Badlands, South Dakota

    I hadn't been to this area since I was about 8 years old (30-years ago)...you do the math...
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    George Washington and my K

    After I paid my $8.00 to actually step foot in Mt. Rushmore, I found this scenic overlook that was far more interesting and made for a better shot of our first president and my mode of transportation for this trip...
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    Entering Dubois, Wyoming

    I would have to say some of the more memorable riding was through western Wyoming...just watch out for large four-legged animals that jump infront of vehicles...
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    More Wyoming

    Bored yet? I wasn't...
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