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    Beartooth Highway Opens Today......

    I live about one hour from the Beartooth and after a winter of heavy snow fall, I'm excited to see what the pass looks like today.
    Riding my new F800 GS up to the top today, I'll also try out the new Go Pro.

    http://www.kbzk.com/news/beartooth-h...l-day-weekend/

    Have a great Weekend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigskyrider View Post
    I live about one hour from the Beartooth
    Lucky you. And you get the bonus run through Absaroke, on the way.

    Post some snow cut pics, if you can.
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    Nice!

    I had the opportunity to ride the Beartooth 3 years ago bringing my new (to me) '08 RT back from CO. I can't say for sure it is at the very top of the list of all-time senic rides, but I'm sure it is very near the top at least.

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    I've only ridden it once in July. Snow, slush and fog with my visor and glasses both steamed up - couldn't see much. Oh, and I am squeamish on ice. Never saw a thing so it is still on my bucket list to do-over - this time I will make sure it is hot and dry.
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    Smile Beartooth

    I used to live in Red Lodge in the early 70's and rode my 70 CB-750 over the pass then in Cooke City and Yellowstone. Great, great ride. Of course being young and not quite so bright, when we returned to Red Lodge, my friend and I who had a 900 Kawasaki used to see how far we could back riding with no hands, just using balance and low gearing to maneuver. Most of the hairpins were our downfall and we had to put our hands back on the bars, but there were a few we could negotiate. Ahhhh, good times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    ...it is still on my bucket list to do-over...
    Well it's a very nice run from Calgary, down Highways 89 and 78, to a fun place in Red Lodge, so always worth a repeat.
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    Heated vest came in handy.........

    Going back tomorrow for a second look.
    We've been having beautiful weather, but I have to stay on the primary roads for now.
    I'll post some pics tomorrow.

    Check this out: http://www.kbzk.com/news/visitors-re...eartooth-pass/

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    42 degrees at the top.

    A number of skiers and Memorial day traffic today, but sunny and beautiful ride.
    25 foot drifts in spots along the way
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    My brother and I went through there in '07, it is beautiful. However, the most admiring sight was a group of bicyclist pedaling up and over....quite a feat in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigskyrider View Post
    A number of skiers and Memorial day traffic today...
    There's the secret Beartooth Basin Summer Ski Area up there. I saw the top Bullwheel as I passed by.
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    When I went by I swear it was running. My imagination?
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    Beartooth.......

    First attempt today with the Go Pro on the Beartooth........lots of vibration in the video, I'll try a different mount.
    On my new F800 GS Adventure, magic day what a ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigskyrider View Post
    First attempt today with the Go Pro on the Beartooth...
    Nice pic.

    ...I swear it was running...bogthebasher
    The Area's season is late May to early July.
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    not My favorite road

    There is only ONE passing lane on this road. When I rode it on the way to Gillette national BMW rally, another BMW rider crashed into me. The reason he lost control, though a very experienced rider, was that he was in that one passing lane, and that passing lane was covered with sand which looked exactly like the very clear swept surfaces we had both encountered in different directions to that point.

    Maybe whoever is responsible for sweeping the winter sand off this passing lane got the message. And maybe they didn't. I pursued this issue with lots of appropriate agencies and got no response.

    It is a great road with great scenery, but beware of that passing lane whether you are tempted to use it or riding in a direction that opposes it.
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    Ski Lift was running......

    The lift is still there and was running, it was busy with young 20 somethings since the drop must be black diamond type and some 50 degrees on the face. Crazy to be sliding down a mountain with that gradient, almost as risky as say..............riding motorcycles.

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