Unfortunately, due to a terrible internet connection, this post has to be short and w/o pictures. I will update at next opportunity.
We had a great ride yesterday with 10 riders joining Tom and me from Bismarck to the ND border. A bit windy, but great weather. Our “gathering” was covered by a local TV station and also had a live radio interview on COOL 98.7 out of Bismarck. Word is getting out — at least in ND! Great hospitality in North Dakota! Thanks to Tom and all who rode along today!
Click HERE for a link to the Bismarck TV article and video on the ride.
We had lunch together in Beach, ND before parting and I headed on to Bozeman to visit my cousin Betsy. Unfortunately, I got my days mixed up and showed up a day early, but Betsy accommodated anyway. Because of the mix-up, I ended up staying in a Super 8 hotel (with terrible internet service), but we spent a fun evening together reminiscing on old childhood memories. I expect to have lots of pictures of the day posted here soon.
Today I will be heading north on a back roads ride past Flathead Lake up into Canada then on to Yoho Park near Banff and Lake Louise. Not sure I will make it the whole way there today (660 miles) as I am getting a late start (8am) and the road promises to be clogged with folks like me. Hope to drag out the SLR camera a few times today and will post the results here. Plan on camping tonight, so that will add to the time factor. From here on, plan is pretty loose – work my way up the West Coast to Watson Lake in Yukon. Currently 40 degrees F here, so will be a chilly start. More later…