Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 14

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ July 11, 2014/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Northwest Adventure 2014, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Madison, WI Time: 0845 Weather Conditions: cloudy and 68 degrees Daily High Temperature: 82 Destination: Bourbonnais, Illinois Daily Miles Logged:246 State Visited: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana Departure through Madison Traffic and Construction: Today’s departure took us on an exciting (more like white-knuckle) ride on I-94 on our direct route to the Harley Davidson Museum.  The amount of road construction,

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Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 13

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ July 9, 2014/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Northwest Adventure 2014, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location:O’Neil Nebraska Time: 0725 Weather Conditions: 64 and clear Daily High Temperature: 82 Destination: Madison, WI States Covered: Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin Daily Miles Logged: 634 Today’s goal was to get caught up on our itinerary as we ended last night in the red nearly 200 miles.  Our original departure time of 0645 escaped us due to fatigue and the

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Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 12

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ July 7, 2014/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Northwest Adventure 2014, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Rapid City,ND Time:11:29 Weather Conditions:79 Daily High Temperature:89 Destination: O’Neil, NE DailyMiles Logged:412 (not interstate miles… Backroads, hillbilly, hick town, 25-55mph roads in many cases through mountains, canyons, flatlands, in the rain… you get my drift) States Covered: South Dakota, Nebraska, (Note: This entry is being written two days later in the fog of what is now nearly

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Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 11

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ July 7, 2014/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Northwest Adventure 2014, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Baker, Montana Time: 08:29 Weather Conditions: sunny and 79 Daily High Temperature: 91 Destination: Rapid City, South Dakota Daily Miles Logged: 295   As we departed the Red River Inn & Suites in Baker this morning, I could not help but be intrigued by what means a small community such as Baker stays in existence.  In conversing with

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Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 10

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ July 6, 2014/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Northwest Adventure 2014, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Cody Wyoming Time:0922 Weather Conditions: sunny and 78 Daily High Temperature: 102 Destination: Baker, Montana Daily Miles Logged: 396 Our day had a later than usual departure time which I was very grateful for as I have been finding the lack of my normal sleep beginning to pile up. Breakfast at the hotel was the usual fare and

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Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 9

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ July 5, 2014/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Northwest Adventure 2014, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location:Yellowstone National Park Time:7:45 Weather Conditions: 54 and sunny Daily High Temperature:91 Destination:Cody Wyoming Arrival Time: 1945 Daily Miles Logged: 224 Today was tailor made for motorcycle riding… no two ways about it!  The weather was crisp and clear and warmed up as the sun came out to reveal the majesty of God’s creative handiwork. My cabin was quite

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Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 8

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ July 5, 2014/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Northwest Adventure 2014, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Pocatella, Idaho Time:7:55 Weather Conditions:64 Daily High Temperature: 102 Destination: Yellowstone park, Montana Daily Miles Logged: 301 The day has slipped by so quickly and I am just now finding a moment to write… However, this post will not be seen for at least a few days as we are in the middle of the Yellowstone National park

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Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 7

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ July 3, 2014/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Northwest Adventure 2014, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Baker City, Oregon Departure Time: 7:50 Weather Conditions: clear and 67 Daily High Temperature: 104 Destination: Pocatello, Idaho Arrival Time: 20:40 Daily Miles Logged: 489.2 I chose to begin my day differently than I have this past week and sleep a little later and skip breakfast at the hotel and simply eat a cliff bar thus providing me

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Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 6

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ July 2, 2014/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Northwest Adventure 2014, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Grants Pass, Oregon. Time: 7:44 Weather Conditions: clear and 65 degrees Daily High Temperature: 104 Destination: Baker City, OR Arrived at 20:23 Daily Miles Logged: 561 States Covered: Oregon, Washington   Our departure today was relatively uneventful as our group congregated in a purposeful manner after a quick breakfast at the hotel.  This particular Best Western gets two

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Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 5

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ July 1, 2014/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Northwest Adventure 2014, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: fort Bragg Time:7:20am Weather Conditions:56 degrees Daily High Temperature: 98 Destination: Grants Pass, OR Daily Miles Logged:313 Today began with a crispness to the morning air that seemed somewhat otherworldly. Most of us elected to layer up and pull out the heated liners for the brisk morning run along the coast. This was something that we appreciated until

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