Category: Leg 14 (page 2 of 3)

Day 227 Friday 27th July 0km

We were not the only members of our KTM Tour of the World that were camping last night, the Texans found themselves some tents as well.

Last night was a Night Air Show and I actually needed my big camera and lens to have captured and decent photo of it, but is basically Fire Works strapped onto the wings of the plane and the plane is also covered in Lights and Strip-LED-Lights that flickers different colours, SPECTACULAR !!!… Read More

Day 228 Sat. 28th July 5km

Yesterday the air-show kicked it up a notch and apart from just the normal aerobatics displays and the endless Fly-Pasts of all the old planes and funny looking planes, the Airforce arrived in force and the afternoon was filled with Stealth Jets and F35 Fighter Jets burning-up the sky with impressive sharp turns, dives and vertical climbs.

Yesterday all the people from different Nationalities attending the Show has a Walk-By under their countries flag, like with the Olympic Games, there are people from 68 countries and RSA has the 2nd biggest contingent, 240, just beaten by the Australians who have 100 more.… Read More

Day 229 Sunday 30th July Oschkosh to Mankato 606km

They kept the best for last yesterday at the air-show as we were mezmerised for over an hour yesterday as for the 1st time ever in history the Air Force showed what their F22 Stealth Fighter Jet can do in the air, it is built to be “Dynamically Un-stable” which means it should not be able to fly and it is only because a computer is doing millions of calculations per second correcting the controls of the plan that allows it to fly, and I cant explain how fast that jet moves as I also did not know how fast something moves when it is going at over twice the speed of sound, (its real speed is still a secret.)… Read More

Day 230 Monday 31st Mankato to Pierre South Dakota 683km

Last night we decided to push hard today to get close to the Sturgis Area, this town is famous for hosting the biggest Motorbike Rally in the world, and we are going to be one week too soon to be able to attend, but I am relieved as it attracts so many visitors that all the accommodation in the surrounding towns are booked-up a year in advance.… Read More

Day 231 Tue 31st July Pierre to Rapid City 328km

We had another early start, this time we woke up feeling even better as I think we are now starting to “catch-up” with all the sleep we lost during those three days at Oshkosh. The problem was not just the early noise from the aircraft coming in to land or take of (all the “Fly In” attendance that fly in and out for the show has a very early window in the morning in which all the new people arriving and those departing has to land and take off.)… Read More

Day 232 Wed. 1st August Rapid City & Sturgis (Playing Tourists) 382km

Not all of the 382km belong to today as we rode to Stirgis late yesterday afternoon via one of the many little routes around this area and had dinner in Sturgis and then rode back on the highway last night, (so 130km was done yesterday and not today.) I was totally blown away with the riding, it feels like Switzerland with Alpine Cabins, Pine Trees and winding mountain roads, everything is green and the road surface is in mint condition and excelent road markings and a small run-off area on the side on some roads.… Read More

Day 233 Rapid City to Worland 741km Thurday 2nd August(160km done yesterday evening)

Yesterday we went to our motel around 15h00 for some of us to do the Blog, others to do the washing and some to talk nonsens to all out Harley Neighbours. Even I was enspired when I saw how “old” some of them were, I guess over 70, and the couple started cleaning and polishing their Trike after they had their afternoon nap.… Read More

Day 234 Friday 3rd August Worlands to Red Lodge 349km

Yesterday Peens took Selfie with Biso, and last night we ordered Bison Burgers and Steak. I did not enjoy it as I kept on remembering all the flies that sat on their faces.

We first went to a “Drive Through Help Yourself Liquor-Store\pub, which is legal in Wyoming, the state we spent most of yesterday and today in, and you can either sit inside or drive-through and the Draft Beer is poured yourself and then you pay at the counter.… Read More

Day 235 Saturday 4th August Red Lodge to West Yellowstone 375km

Last night we jumped on the bikes and rode to Bear Creek about 10km out of town to a the Pig Races. This is a local charity event organised by the restaurant and in the summer the pigs race from Thursday to Sunday. Most of the money go to funding kids to go to universaty and study, but a portion of the money is paid out to the winner who betted on that pig.… Read More

Day 236 Sunday 5th of August West Yellowstone to Polson 658km

Last night before diner one of the group was given a lesson in washing laundry

Then we walked to the restaurant where the Bison had to be ridden, a local stopped and told us that there was a fine of $1000-00 for riding the Bison and we quickly left, leaving our Friendy to make his way down.

My day startred very bad as I under-dressed completely for the 4 Degree temperature when we left, I had also not closed the vents on my Riding Jacket, and this I only discovered a few kilometers out of town, not wantingto stop to close the vents, I took off the left hand glove and closed the vents on my right shoulder and right arm, then I put back the glove and took off the right glove and clamped it against my fuel-tank with my knee, but during a Blonde Moment it blew away, I looked in my mirror as the 18 Wheeler Truck behind me drove over my glove, so I made a U-Turn and went looking for it, it had blown down the grass embankment.… Read More

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