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Re: International Versys Meet 2018 - Cody, WY
« Reply #50 on: Jun 20, 2018, 02:46 PM »
Blimey, that traffic sounds Grim. I didn't have that in Yellowstone in 2003.
Commiserations guys.
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Re: International Versys Meet 2018 - Cody, WY
« Reply #51 on: Jun 20, 2018, 03:23 PM »
I love the fact you dumped TM!!!!

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Re: International Versys Meet 2018 - Cody, WY
« Reply #52 on: Jun 20, 2018, 03:35 PM »
Breakfast and the motley crew 😳





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Re: International Versys Meet 2018 - Cody, WY
« Reply #53 on: Jun 20, 2018, 08:31 PM »
At least you have coffe but the rest  :004:
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Re: International Versys Meet 2018 - Cody, WY
« Reply #54 on: Jun 21, 2018, 06:18 AM »
So the four amigos had breakfast (which apparently, not everyone approves of, but was actually quite decent  :1:) and we headed out of town, in search of the elusive Beartooth Pass.  It seems every time Rob gets near this area, some massive snowstorm closes the pass.  I have to admit I considered sending him in the opposite direction, just in case he really is jinxed, but it seems a bit much, so we let him tag along...    :whistle:

Leaving Cody:


Note the blue patches in the sky.  That had us confused for a bit there, as we hadn't seen anything like that in a couple of days.   :008:


First order of business, Chief Joseph Hwy.  The views of the mountain ranges are spectacular in all directions.



A bit of the history of why the pass is known as the Dead Indian Pass or why it carries Chief Joseph's name:







And why every motorcyclist should know that history?


Because as Tim said after we got back from the return trip - this was epic!   :celebrate:


Rob playing hard to get:



Traitor Richard with that bike:






The power of nature.  Looks like a forest fire decimated the trees and later rains caused a massive landslide.  Those houses didn't look to be where they were built...



Despite Rob's best effort, Beartooth Pass was open today.   :001:  This is going up from the south side:





Blind hairpins with 8 ft. snowbanks...   :33:



We made it to the pass:



Like kids, showing off their new t-shirts.,.. 



This seems to be a popular spot to xc-ski with telemark skies:



Beartooth, heading down the north slope:



I think he is going in the wrong direction...    :whistle:



OK, Tim to the rescue...



If you are brave enough to ski on an icy very steep slope, Beartooth has a sport for you:



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Re: International Versys Meet 2018 - Cody, WY
« Reply #55 on: Jun 21, 2018, 06:41 AM »
Beartooth pass has three distinct personalities.  The initial climb from the north side is sort of paved.  It's the kid of pavement that has long passed the repllace-by date.  Add to it tons of gravel to aid with traction in winter conditions and it adds up to something you have to treat with a lot of respect, as it can easily bite you.  Higher up the conditions improve, but then it's all snowy and you have both limited visibility and snow melt that runs across the road and can be frozen under the right conditions.  And then you enter the Montana part and the pavement is as good and perfect as they come.  And it is nothing short of epic...    :celebrate: :biker1: :celebrate: :biker1:

We did several sections back and forth, just for the heck of it...   :biker1: :biker1: :biker1: :biker1:





Rock Creek:





We stopped in Red Lodge to get some gas for the bikes and refreshments for us.  We found this place by following the roasted coffee smell...    :1:



And we are back attacking the pass:



Dueling on the fly cameras:









More snow banks:



Going down the south slope:






Beartooth Lake is still partially frozen:



Yellowstone from the Wyoming/Montana border:



I think I made a new friend:



Back in the Lamar Valley:









Lamar River:



Road hazards in Yellowstone:



Afternoon break in Cooke City, where Rob and Richard had a bit of pie...



We backtracked our way on Chief Joseph Highway.  The pace was brisk.  The riding spectacular.  The views too.  As Tim said when we go tto the end of that road - this was epic!   :celebrate: :020: :celebrate: :020: :celebrate:

 :biker1: :biker1: :biker1: :biker1:

We ended the day at Bubba's BBQ.  Someone mentioned it was teh last supper.  I hope nobody gets crucified tomorrow...   :008:
I think Richard and Rob have some pics from that, for those so inclined.  Of the dinner, not a Crucifixion, of course...   :008:

That concludes the IVM riding parts, bit not the end of the report, we all have quite some distance to go to get to our destinations.   :biker1: :biker1: :biker1: :biker1:


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Re: International Versys Meet 2018 - Cody, WY
« Reply #56 on: Jun 21, 2018, 09:32 AM »
And some more important pictures







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Re: International Versys Meet 2018 - Cody, WY
« Reply #57 on: Jun 21, 2018, 12:15 PM »
More envy and cravings for me.  :028:

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Re: International Versys Meet 2018 - Cody, WY
« Reply #58 on: Jun 21, 2018, 12:23 PM »
I have managed to take a time lapse sequence of both routes ( each way) of a picture every 3 seconds.  😁

Once back in the UK I will upload them to the Versys photo web site where you can all view them 😎 if Admin allows bulk uploading of several ,000 pictures 😳
              

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Re: International Versys Meet 2018 - Cody, WY
« Reply #59 on: Jun 21, 2018, 12:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
I have managed to take a time lapse sequence of both routes ( each way) of a picture every 3 seconds.  😁

Once back in the UK I will upload them to the Versys photo web site where you can all view them 😎 if Admin allows bulk uploading of several ,000 pictures 😳

stitch 'em together as a movie clip might be a smarter call