Saturday, July 17, 2010

July 16 & 17 2010

We ended up leaving a day early, or should we say half a day early and took off for the Big Apple on Friday, July 16th at around 3:00 PM.  First leg of the tour was to get to Osoyoos,BC and we did.  Camped out at a very crowded campground and tried to get some sleep.  Woke up really early today after a somewhat OK sleep and headed out to Glacier National Park in Montana.  We road for 11 hours today in about 28 to 31 Celsius or 86 too 90 degree heat.  Not long into the ride we noticed Cheryl had a screw in her front tire and I had a very long nail on my rear.  Cheryl's tire was fine mine had to be plugged.  Nice guy in Castlegar fixed the tire and we got to learn how to plug a tubeless motorcycle tire for $10.  Good part it only took 15 mins to fix.

The weather has been great but a little hot....the bikes are running well but our butts are getting really sore.  Pulled up to a gas station not far from the KOA near Glacier, YES a KOA for WIFI and it is nice.....anyway, this guy saw our HD motorcycle cam and thought we were gnarly.  Folks in Montana ride motorcycles without helmets or gear.  Either they are crazy or know something we don't.  I think we will continue to wear gear and  our helmets throughout this HUGE state.  We are having difficulties trying to really fit in leisure activities without worrying about getting to NY and back home in 28 days.  But we will work it out.  
So, day 2 comes to a close and we are still not sure what we are going to do tomorrow....head East, drive up a mountain rode in Glacier?  That would be 4 hrs out of the's time to pack it in...more when we get another hotspot!


  1. Good blog and some real nice pictures on facebook. Nice to be able to follow you along. And yes, GOOD idea to keep on with the helmut and gear wearing!! Be safe, and have fun.
    Love, Dad & MamaLynda

  2. the blog is hopefully going to get better with more pics...working on is good and my family are all well!