NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 8

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 22, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Spokane, WA Time: 07:00 Weather Conditions: 62F and clear Daily High Temperature: 89 Destination: Seattle, WA Daily Miles Logged:409 Arrival Time: 18:58 States Visited: Washington Daily Highlights: North Cascades HighwayFrom our ride plan: The North Cascades Highway is rated by Rides Stop-n-Go as one of the 10 Best Motorcycle Roads in North America. Washington’s state Highway 20 from

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NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 7

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 21, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Missoula, MT Time: 0730 Weather Conditions: overcast, misty and 64F Daily High Temperature: 84F Destination: Spokane, WA Daily Miles Logged: 408 Arrival Time: 1739 States Visited: Montana, Idaho, Washington Daily Highlights: Lolo Pass.  (Ride plan notes)After Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery crossed what is now Lolo Pass, on the Idaho-Montana border in the rugged Bitterroot Mountains

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NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 6

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 20, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Cody, WY Time: 07:30 Weather Conditions: Overcast and 52F Daily High Temperature: 78F Destination: Missoula, MT Daily Miles Logged:466 Arrival Time: 19:05 States Visited: Wyoming, Montana Daily Highlights from our ride plan: Chief Joseph Scenic Byway Beartooth Highway/Pass Crazy Creek Cascade Pilot and Index Point Overlook: These two peaks located many miles west of the pullout in Wyoming

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NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 5

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 20, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Yellowstone National Park Time: 06:30 Weather Conditions: Cold, but dryish Daily High Temperature: 71F (upon arrival in Cody) Destination: Cody, WY Daily Miles Logged: 227 Arrival Time: 18:03 States Visited: Wyoming Daily Highlights: Hayden Valley Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Tower Falls Mammoth Hot Springs Back through Hayden Valley Long day, but only 226 miles of riding.  Lots of

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NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 4

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 18, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Cody, WY Time: 0730 Weather Conditions:  Wet and 62F Daily High Temperature: 64 Destination: Flagg Ranch, Yellowstone National Park Daily Miles Logged: 257 Arrival Time: 1730 States Visited: Wyoming Highlights Include: Old Faithful Fountain Paint Pots West Thumb Geyser Basin Weather was the killer today… We started in misting rain after a stronger rain had subsided, but we

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NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 3

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 17, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Loveland, CO Time: 06:30 Weather Conditions: Overcast and cool 64f Daily High Temperature: 66F Destination: Cody, WY Daily Miles Logged: 518 Highest Elevation Visited: 12,300 feet Arrival Time: 19:30 States Visited: Colorado, Wyoming Highlights Include: The Trail Ridge in Rocky Mountain National Park When we visited this area in 2015, we missed this exciting stretch of road due

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NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 2

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 16, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Moore, OK Time: 0700 Weather Conditions: 74 and clear Daily High Temperature: 98.7 Destination: Loveland, CO Daily Miles Logged: 725 Arrival Time: 1900 States Visited: Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado Today was another day where the primary focus was “getting there”, and there, today at least was Loveland, Colorado.  We had a beautiful start to the day, however, due

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NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 1

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 15, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: New Orleans, LA Time: 0500 Weather Conditions: 78F, Warm and humid Daily High Temperature: 101.4F Destination: Moore, OK Daily Miles Logged: 712 Arrival Time: 18:01 States Visited: Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma Not much to write home about on day one. Long day in the saddle getting to where we’re going. Our journey began yesterday when our fearless leader, Jon,

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NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Overview

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 10, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Since our adventure to Nova Scotia in the summer of 2017, opportunities to ride have been few and far between.  Work, life, and weather have each played their role in making riding my motorcycle “less important”, or at least that is what I keep telling myself! In an effort to make up for some lost riding time, this year’s adventure

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New Orleans to Nova Scotia 2017-Day 11

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ July 9, 2017/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Nova Scotia 2017, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Digby, N.S. Time: 0730 Weather Conditions: 63 degrees with misting rain and heavy fog Daily High Temperature: 84 Destination: Halifax, N.S. Daily Miles Logged: 252 Arrival Time:1915 States Visited: Nova Scotia Today was to be centered around a whale watching excursion that would require us to make a total of 4 ferry crossings and travel to the southern

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