Mt Evans – The air is rare up there!

Friday, 15 August 2014 by

I would not stand at the edge of near vertical cliff without a barrier so what are doing riding a nearly half a ton of motorbike on a crumbling bitumen road less than a meter away from one? Mt Evans, at 14,123 ft is the highest paved road in America and a ride not to

2009 American Trip In Summary – 5 Things

Thursday, 27 August 2009 by

Mel’s five favourites: ROADS: Going to The Sun Road – Glacier National Park Montana Beartooth Highway – North east entrance to Yellowstone The highways heading east and west out of Cody Wyoming Highway 2 from Spokane Washington to Glacier National Park Montana Needles Highway South Dakota SIGHTS: Custer’s Last Stand Battlefield Montana Glacier National Park

Heading west again we made a small detour south to visit Mammoth Hot Spring, the northern most part of Yellowstone National Park. Mammoth Hot Springs is one of the world’s best example of travertine-depositing hot springs. Like the rest of Yellowstone it didn’t disappoint. It also meant that we had visited Yellowstone by all 5

Deadwood, a town which in the 1800s was known for its lawlessness and was a frontier Gold town. Deadwood is now the resting place of Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickcock. A visit to the No 10 Saloon where Wild Bill Hickcock was shot is a must. We stayed in the historic Franklin Hotel which

Three hours riding south we arrived in the twin cities of St Paul / Minnesota for a day’s visit including St Paul Harley Davidson from where we have bought a lot of our accessories and clothing via mail order. We also visited the Mall of America, Chris was in seventh heaven, this Mall is the

The Going To The Sun Road

Monday, 27 July 2009 by

Well two days ago as I stood astride the continental divide (see photo) facing north I realized that if I had a pee and quickly went from west to east all the left side would go via various creeks & rivers into the Columbia and out into the Pacific while on my right would flow

Corn Syrup, Ribs & Glacier National Park

Wednesday, 22 July 2009 by

Can you believe that in a country that put men on the moon and pretty well invented the petroleum industry you can buy such crap fuel, Have not been able to buy better than 92 and some of that has been pretty badly adulterated  – Left Portland last Friday and not long into the trip