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Go West Young Man!! (Justin and Tim's westward adventure) Pictures and Ride Reports

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Well today is D-day(departure day)!!Rolling around 4pm today.

I decided to lock the other thread and make a thread for the trip itself for pictures and ride reports. Should make it easier for y'all to play along. 

I'll copy a paste the itinerary and maps in the second post and our tracking info will be below.....

@JustinNck1 spot tracker...



@2talltim web tracker...




Here is a link to the original thread if anyone wants to get caught up. 


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Total Mileage Estimate: 7200 Total Hotel Cost: $1350

Purchase an America the Beautiful pass pre trip: $80

Day 0: 7/27/2018

Home to Greenfield Indiana Super 8 after work on Friday ($87 Confirmation # :xxxxxxxxxx)(Cancel by 7/26 6pm)

Mileage: 208 (Tim)    247 (Justin)

Google Map(Tim): https://goo.gl/maps/tVeCRptkKyt

Google Map:(Justin): https://goo.gl/maps/WBmb72a9B352

Hotel: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/hotels/greenfield-indiana?brand_id=SE


Day 1: 7/28/2018... Greenfield. IN to Blair, NE

Depart Super 8 Greenfield Inidana. Smokey D's BBQ in Des Moines, IA for dinner. Hotel Super 8 Blair, NE ($62 Confirmation#xxxxxxxxxx)(cancel by 7/28 4pm)

Mileage... 632 

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZBjEdzwfQ5z

Hotel: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/blair-nebraska/super-8-blair/overview


Day2 : 7/29/2018...Blair, NE to Keystone, SD

Breakfast at hotel, non slab route to Badlands NP, Stop at Wall Drug for Buffalo Burgers and Sundries, direct route to Keystone. Hotel Super 8 Keystone, SD ($86 Confirmation#xxxxxxxxxx))(cancel by 7/28 4pm)

Mileage... 510 we gain one more timezone

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/8u6StpHvQwz

Hotel: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/keystone-south-dakota/super-8-keystone-mt-rushmore/overview


Day 3: 7/30/2018...Keystone, SD to Deadwood, SD

Breakfast at hotel, stop at Mount Rushmore(we can choose morning or afternoon), Needles Hwy, Wildlife Loop(Custer SP), Iron Mountain Road, Spearfish Canyon, Drive though Sturgis on to Dead Wood for some exploring Historic Downtown. Hotel: Super 8 Deadwood, SD ($125 Confirmaion#xxxxxxxxxx)(cancel by 7/29 4pm)

Mileage: 195

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/P9mWht5mn2G2

 Hotel: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/deadwood-south-dakota/super-8-deadwood/overview


Day 4: 7/31/2018...Deadwood, SD to Cooke City, MT

Breakfast at hotel, stop at the Devils Tower, Wyoming, ride to BearTooth Hwy, optional down and back on Dead Indian Rd on the way to Cooke City, MT north entance of Yellowstone NP.  Hotel: Super 8 Cooke City/Silver Gate, MT ($72 w/3000points Confirmation#xxxxxxxxxx) (cancel by 7/30 4pm)

Mileage 555

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/mwKk8bWxthA2

Hotel: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/cooke-city-montana/super-8-cooke-city-yellowstone-park-area/overview


Day 5: 8/01/2018... Cooke City, MT to Bozeman, MT (via Yellowstone)

Breakfast at hotel then tour around Yellowstone seeing the sights.  Hotel Super 8 Bozeman, MT ($96 Confirmation#xxxxxxxxxx) (cancel by 8/1 4pm)

Mileage: (at this time) 420

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/nCVigaVSY4R2

Hotel: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/bozeman-montana/super-8-bozeman/overview


Day 6: 8/02/2018... Bozeman, MT to Missoula, MT (via Glacier NP loop)

Breakfast at hotel. Head north to Glacier NP, drive though it on Going to the Sun Rd., little down and back in the park then south to Missoula near Lolo pass. Hotel: Super 8 Missoula/Reserve St. ($105 Confermation#xxxxxxxxxx)(cancel by 8/2 6pm)

Mileage: 480 to 530 (depends on how much we do in GNP)

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/u6CwzEqHr942

Hotel: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/missoula-montana/super-8-missoula-reserve-st/overview


Day 7: 8/03/2018... Missoula, MT to Jackpot, NV (via Saw tooth)

Breakfast at hotel then head south towards the Sawtooth mountins stop at Shoshone Falls and on to Jackpot, NV

Mileage: 455

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/1GREgKAgbhJ2

Hotel: https://www.cactuspetes.com/hotel/rooms/horseshu-double/   $100  Confirmation# xxxxxxxxxx Cancel day before



Day 8: 8/04/2018... Jackpot, NV to Green River, UT (Slab and Salt Flats)

Super 8 Green River, UT  ($100 Confirmation#xxxxxxxxxx)(Cancel by 8/4 4pm)

Mileage: 480 or 527

Map:   https://goo.gl/maps/t5TbvD1Xusj

Alt Route(no sygic route yet): https://goo.gl/maps/QiiinG3t77M2

Hotel:  https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/hotels/green-river-utah?brand_id=SE


Alt: Day 8: 8/4/2018..... Jackpot, NV to Beaver, UT (Slab and Salt Flats)

Delano Motel Beaver, UT ($87 Confirmation#1620362560) (cancel day before)

Mileage: 435

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/XGoigM9wa612

Hotel: https://www.delanomotel.com/en-us


Day 9: 8/05/2018... GreenRiver, UT to Cortez, CO

Day in the Dessert. Canyonlands NP, Natural Bridges NM, Moki Dugway, Four Croners Monument. Hotel: Super 8 Cortez, CO ($61 Confirmation#xxxxxxxxxx)(cancel by 8/5 6pm)

Mileage: 400 (lots we can cut out if needed)


Hotel: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/cortez-colorado/super-8-cortez-mesa-verde-area/overview

Alt: Day 9: 8/05/2018... Beaver, UT to Cortez, CO

Day in the Dessert. BryceCanyon, Route 12, Lake Powell Ferry, Natural Bridges Rd, Four Croners Monument. Hotel: Super 8 Cortez, CO ($61 Confirmation#28285818)(cancel by 8/5 6pm)

Mileage: 486 (Can cut Natural Bridges Road saves 30 miles)

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/hBUCNWP6RE72


Hotel: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/cortez-colorado/super-8-cortez-mesa-verde-area/overview



Day10: 8/06/2018.. Cortez, CO to Dillon, CO

Million Dollar Hwy, Aspen Independence Pass. Hotel: Super 8 Dillon/Breckenridge, CO ($245 for 3 nights  Confirmation#xxxxxxxxxx)(cancel by 8/5 4pm)

Mileage: 425

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/bRxLeGt6yuP2

Hotel: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/dillon-colorado/super-8-dillon-breckenridge-area/overview


Day 11 & 12: 8/07/2018-8/08/2018...Routes from Dillon, CO

Rocky Mountain National Park loop... Mileage: 250 ... https://goo.gl/maps/EJx7Lm7oUWH2

Mount Evans, Coors Tour and Golden... Mileage: 180... https://goo.gl/maps/eahvmWebsT92


Day 13: 8/9/2018...Dillon, CO to Raton, NM

Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods. Hotel: Super 8 Raton, NM ($62 Confirmtion#xxxxxxxxxx)(cancel by 8/9 6pm)

Mileage: 388

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Zz6VvwUqgPC2

Hotel: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/raton-new-mexico/super-8-raton-nm/overview


Day 14: 8/10/2018..Raton, NM to Claremore, OK

MIdwest Streetcars, Farmtruck Firehouse maybe find some of old route 66. Hotel: Super 8 Claremount, OK ($74 Confirmation#xxxxxxxxxx) (cancel by 8/10 4pm)

Mileage: 585

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/yXD8R5zx4ZD2

Hotel: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/claremore-oklahoma/super-8-claremore-ok/overview


Day 15: 8/11/2018...Claremore, OK to Evansville, IN

Headed home. Dip in to Kansas, avoid St. Louis, try Defiance Park again. Hotel: Super 8 Evansville, In ($75 Confirmation#xxxxxxxxxx)(cancel by 8/11 6pm)

Mileage: 588

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/293GgcuDDu82



Day 16: 8/12/2018...Evansville, IN to Home

Home(cancel by..cancelations not accepted)

Mileage: 366(tim) 375 (justin)

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZVVwdifTJuE2 (tim)

        https://goo.gl/maps/AA8ygeiCdA62 (justin)

Hotel: Home


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21 minutes ago, TimTheAzn said:

Ride safe!

Yea, that too 😅👌🏻


Sucks you aren't making it out a little closer to me, but you're gonna have a blast! 

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Short travel day after work just to get our road legs under us. At the hotel east of Indy now. At O'charleys and just ordered 2 steaks and 2 beers. Let the good times begin.



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Great day of riding today even though it was ALL slab. Beautiful weather perfect temps and  very little traffic. Stopped at Antique Archeology and meet us with @JustinNck1 parents at the Iowa 80 (worlds largest truck stop). Ate at Smokey D's BBQ Des Moines , it was pretty good. You get a lot of food for the money there. Braved speeding semis and deadly gravel to get the state signs in today...

Here are the pics.......














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 more pics later.



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Pics for the today will have to wait till tomorrow night. The wifi at the hotel sucks tonight. Almost all our pics for the day are on a SD card. 

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Thanks for sharing the many photos.  Great place to be riding. Brings back memories of my trip out there 2 years ago.  Some epic roads in the whole area.  Deadwood is such a cool town. The casino had great food and for a good price. Keep having fun!

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Tim had some issues with his bike yesterday. They ended up in Cooke city Montana. They drained his gas tank and found some slime on the fuel filter sleeve. They are back on the road, per Becky, tim’s wife. I sent them a text and I am waiting for a answer.

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I just heard from Tim and Justin. They just made it to their hotel. They dodged some heavy rain today. Tim said that his bike is running like normal.

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Been a busy last couple days. Finally got to a hotel with decent wifi. Everything is running smoothly as of now. Long day riding through Yellowstone today. Got a lucky break riding between storm cells. Going north to Glacier National Park tomorrow. 

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Update on the bike:

Well today she ran well.

Took the pump out last night and disassembled it. Didnt really see anything wrong. Cleaned up the pick up sock and ran the pump for a few seconds out of the bike and reassembled. Dumped all the gas that was in it just to play safe. This morning pushed to the gas station put a couple gallons in it and went on a test flogging and all was well. Decided to stick to our planned route today and 450 miles it ran perfectly no issues. Still have a pump-filter pick up and pressure regulator eroute to tomorrow nights hotel just incase.

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