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Just got back from what I believe was a heck of a trip. Maybe the route planner ( me ) was a little overly ambitious on this one but time was limited andwe wanted to see as much as possible. Wife had never been to Canada so here we go.



Traveled in:

Texas ( home )

Oklahoma

Kansas

Missouri

Iowa

Minnesota

South Dakota

North Dakota

Montana

Wyoming

Colorado



Winnipeg and Saskatchewan, Canada



Went through Deadwood and Sturgis. Saw Mt. Rushmore.

Got lost briefly in Montana and added about 200 miles to that day.



Observations from the trip. ( Not to be taken too seriously ):



Riders in Minnesota don't wave to each other much.

A lot of Harley riders dress funny.

There's lots of bugs in Colorado.

Dunlop Elite 3's are sweet tires.

It's fun to listen to the different accents as you travel.

Mt. Rushmore wasn't as big as I expected. I wanted the heads to be bigger I guess.

Deadwood is acool little town.

Lovely roads around Deadwood too.

Riding a bike makes it easier to meet people and have random conversations.

There are places I wondered if you could get mail delivery. So far off the grid.

Farms and ranches so big it boogles my mind.

Saw some buffalo.

Fargo........Yah, you betcha.

I wish I could live in a lot of the areas we visted. Especially the small towns with the un-rushed attitudes.

Secondary roads beat Interstates hands down.

I always enjoy Canada.

There are more friendly people than grouches.

This United States of America isa pretty great country.



Thanks for reading my ramblings.

Party on,

Andy
 

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Sounds like a good trip, but anytime you get to travel on your wing is a good trip. How about some pics.:action::action:
 

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Those observations pretty well mirror my experiences through the years. I always found that if you just parked the bike and sat down with a pop and looked around, people would just come up and start talking. Pull out a map and start looking at it, and "you have to beat them off with a stick"...they all want to be helpful.



Driving an old Honda 750, I always found the opening line was always either "what year is that?", or "I used to have one of those".
 

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Photos .....maybe soon if I can figure out how to do that.
I'm from the older generation and not very computer savvy.

Maps...that is true. Draws folks to you for sure.
 

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Those are real good observations you listed. Wish I thought of them before. Folks can be curious creechers.

I hope you went to see Crazy Horse while at Rushmore. I found it to be very impressive.
 

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LARGEANDREW wrote:
Winnipeg and Saskatchewan, Canada
Andy lad - Manitoba is the province - Winnipeg is the city ;)
 

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Winger77 wrote:
Those are real good observations you listed. Wish I thought of them before. Folks can be curious creechers.

I hope you went to see Crazy Horse while at Rushmore. I found it to be very impressive.
Hi winger77 ...I am very interested in Crazy horse monument,An awesome undertaking,have read much about it....maybe someday....
 

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Winger77 wrote:
Those are real good observations you listed. Wish I thought of them before. Folks can be curious creechers.

I hope you went to see Crazy Horse while at Rushmore. I found it to be very impressive.
Hi winger77 ...I am very interested in Crazy horse monument,An awesome undertaking,have read much about it....maybe someday....
Go for it ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, you won't regret it.

And now I'll have to pull out the map to see where Denver Pa. is :cool::action:
 

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Sounds like a great trip - glad you had some great experiences. Hope you figure out the picture thing. Welcome home.
 

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Andy lad - Manitoba is the province - Winnipeg is the city ;)





You are SO right........that's kinda of embarassing. Sorry, no insult intended.
 

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Great observation and over view.. I couldn't agree with you more... Attitudes and customs are interesting also.......
 
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