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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2012, 08:15:53 pm »
So how is the newly installed (the day before the trip) reflashed ECU and full Muzzys dual system doing?
 
How's mama doing on the back? Is she comfy on the Corbin with backrest?

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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2012, 08:53:54 pm »
So how is the newly installed (the day before the trip) reflashed ECU and full Muzzys dual system doing?
 
How's mama doing on the back? Is she comfy on the Corbin with backrest?
Keep it at cruzin speeds and the Muzzy's are barely noticeable. Drop two gears, crack open the throttle and I can make the guy on the Harley behind me cry.

3rd day both of our @$$'s get sore and tired after 200.
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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2012, 03:31:23 pm »
Day 4 - 85 miles. We did the scenic Teton Park loop. Not a good day for pictures, too much smoke from the wildfires in Idaho. 










Oh ya, did I tell you how bad ass highway pegs are?




Happy birthday to me. BBQ'n and drink'n beer at the cabin, life is good. 

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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2012, 03:58:49 pm »
Happy birthday to me. BBQ'n and drink'n beer at the cabin, life is good.

A great way to spend your bday indeed bro!  :chugbeer:

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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2012, 07:33:37 am »
I was expecting to wake up to morning showers and it looks like this :)


West Yellowstone here we come.

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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2012, 03:58:12 pm »
Day 5 - 130 miles. Another short day with many stops for pics. 






Woohoo, Big Sky Brewing. 


Look at the size of this BMW motorhome. 


This cabin is not quite as nice as the last one. Oh well, gotta roof and a bed. 

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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2012, 09:00:31 pm »
Very cool man, I'm jealous...
 
Mama looks like she needs one for herself in that pic eh.  ;)

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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2012, 10:10:12 pm »
nice thread right here, thanks for sharing the pics =)
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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2012, 06:52:06 pm »
Day 6 - 210 miles of beautiful Yellowstone Park. Long day but the scenery is worth it.








After I took this picture three Rangers and an ambulance went flying by. Somebody must have pissed him off.










Great day, but I am really looking forward to tomorrow and the trip up the Beartooth Hwy. :)

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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2012, 07:26:09 pm »
Very cool.  8) :popcorn:

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« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2012, 09:09:43 pm »
Beartooth Hwy is a great road. Ran into rain a few weeks ago and stopped at a little place called 'Log Cabin Cafe' for a really good soup and salad lunch, less than $10 and outlasted the wet stuff.

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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2012, 09:37:29 pm »
Someone is watching over that weather thing for my birthday ride this year.



 I am in a cabin, gotta bunch of wood to knock on. :)

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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2012, 04:30:19 pm »
Day 7- 165 miles to Red Lodge. Another day of riding through some of the most gorgeous country in the states. The bison slowed us down more then the construction today. We sat here for 20 minutes then the FedEx guy had enoigh and cleared the way for us. 

















Could of been clearer but its still hard to beat these kind of views. 







More later, just got my oil changed and now we need to go get the laundry. 

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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2012, 06:34:44 pm »
Over the Beartooth. 







Only in Montana is the speed limit 70 going down a pass with MANY hairpin turns. 



The local pets here at Red Lodge. 


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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2012, 06:49:04 pm »
stopped at a little place called 'Log Cabin Cafe' for a really good soup and salad lunch, less than $10 and outlasted the wet stuff.


Mac, I skipped breakfast in West Yellowstone thinking this is about half way and it would be a great stop for a late breakfast early lunch. Boy was I wrong. If anybody is in this area and hungry I suggest you go a mile or so East to Cooke City. The service was absolutley terrible and the food was worse. The highlight was the roll with the soup and salad, I bet I could of thrown one of those things from left field to home plate, and you know its bad when you have to go in and ask for your credit card back. Oh well, the ride made up for it ten fold.



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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2012, 09:06:56 am »
Big Timber MT for breakfast, gonna try to make it to Cut Bank for the night. That may be a bit to optimistic though.

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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2012, 04:26:44 pm »
Day 8 - 400 miles. A stop in Great Falls for a milkshake, and one stop to get a picture of the Crazy Mountains.



So we made it to Cut Bank, MT to spend the night, now we can enjoy our Sunday in God's country - Glacier.
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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2012, 04:58:45 pm »
Mac, I skipped breakfast in West Yellowstone thinking this is about half way and it would be a great stop for a late breakfast early lunch. Boy was I wrong. If anybody is in this area and hungry I suggest you go a mile or so East to Cooke City. The service was absolutley terrible and the food was worse. The highlight was the roll with the soup and salad, I bet I could of thrown one of those things from left field to home plate, and you know its bad when you have to go in and ask for your credit card back. Oh well, the ride made up for it ten fold.




Sorry to hear that. My experience was the complete opposite. Great food and good service. What a difference a couple of weeks can make. Looks like I owe you a beer.

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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2012, 06:37:01 am »
Great pics Gumbi! My wife is looking and she says to tell you that she's jealous! Me too!
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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2012, 03:28:38 pm »
Gotta give a shout out to my buddy Two Dogs in The Dalles.