August 1, 2014
We would have a bigger group this year for a portion of the trip.
Kirk,Diana,Ronnie,Carla and I would be going to Glacier National Park.
Greg,Brenda,Mike and Charlie would be turning back at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
As you can see the weather cooperated with us for day 1 leaving Indianapolis.
Started off a little later than normal because of work commitments. Dam jobs!
The route plan was to take 74W to 80W for a long way before we would drop down into Colorado on day 3.
First big stop Iowa 80 Truck Stop (World Largest)
We would make it to Iowa City, Iowa and stop for the end of day one ride.
about 400 miles logged.
Iowa City – Kearney, Nebraska
Corn, Corn and More corn with a couple nice Harley Dealers thrown in to break up the ride.
Big Barn Harley
Frontier Harley Lincoln, Nebraska
By this time the temperature was slightly uncomfortably warm.
440 miles logged on day 2
Kearney, Nebraska – Loveland Colorado
Nice morning for a ride out of Kearney, Nebraska
Taking in some water and fuel
We decided to take back roads to enjoy the country that Colorado offers
We would make it to Loveland, Colorado
375 miles logged day 3, Total 1221
Day 4 Started with a Lovely sunrise in Loveland, Colorado
Loveland – Steamboat Springs
Plan for the day- Estes Park and Trail Ridge Road and continue west on back roads
Estes park stop to put more clothes on due to the elevation
Kremmling, Colorado Rocky Mountain Bar and Grill for some grub
Bring on the Grub we are hungry!
Lets get high as in 11,000 feet
Diana was loving the thin air
Trail Ridge Road is wild
Day 4, 187 miles logged today 1408 total
Day 5 Steamboat Springs – Green River, Wyoming
We took 40W through Craig, Colorado to Dinosaur National Monument and went out to Harpers Corner.
Over to Flaming Gorge and north to Green River, Wyoming for the night.
Vernal, Utah then turn north on 191
Greg, Brenda, Mike and Charlie split off from us to go have some service work done on a bike in Green River, Wyoming
The weather can and will change and fast!
We tried to out run the rain to meet the others in Green River
no such luck
This would do it for the rest of the ride to Green River, Wyoming
wet and tired we went to eat at the Krazy Moose and I would recommend anyone within 100 miles go there and eat.
Day 6 Green River – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The morning started of riding into a ground cloud or fog
Names Hill James Bridger 1844 was here.
again safe and sound in Jackson the weather changed
A quick downpour and it was gone then we continued to explore