The Great Yellowstone Raid - 2015
Al Olme
Posted 8/28/2014 9:50 PM (#79836)
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Since we're going to be so close to Yellowstone for the Monumental Rally in June, 2015, it seems a shame not to push our trip a little and see a bit of Yellowstone.

Some of the best rallies I've attended were the Butterfly rallies put on by Tom Hansen in New Mexico. These were multi-day events where a group of sidecarists traveled together on tour. I want to do that again but that old stick in the mud, Hansen won't keep putting them on.

Sooo.....

TLMaryann and I will be staying in Gardiner, MT at the Yellowstone River Motel [hereinafter the YRM] www.yellowstonerivermotel.com on Sunday evening, June 21, 2015. The YRM is a Mom and Pop place with a new and an old [sorry, they say “vintage”] wing. Cheap clean rooms according to all reports, with air conditioning, free WiFi and close to lots of places to eat. I picked this place because they were nice on the phone, recommended by other motels in the area and the only place with anything approaching reasonable rates. STAYING IN OR NEAR YELLOWSTONE IS EXPENSIVE! Would you believe that the Super 8 was $160 a night? The Travel Lodge started at $545 a night, for a Travel Lodge!

Anyway, The YRM has reasonable rates for the area [$96 - $129] and they offer an AARP discount, so figure about 10% less. We'll stay there for two nights departing on the morning of the 23rd. The motel is less than a mile from the North Entrance Road to the park.

For Monday and Tuesday we'll explore Yellowstone. Plan on about 4 or 5 hours a day in the saddle with lots of time to stop and enjoy the scenery and all the natural wonders that our nation's first national park has to offer. On Monday, its 56 miles from our motel to Old Faithful but folks say it will take about 2 hours. There are wonders to see along the way either outbound or on the return. We'll be on Hwy 89 for most of the day. It will be a full day. Of course if you don't want to ride with the group that's fine, just tell us that you're striking out on your own and when to call the park rangers if you don't show up back at the motel.

On Tuesday, we'll branch off Hwy 89 to go on the east side of the park via Hwy 20 and then in the afternoon we'll head out of the park via the Grand Loop Road and Hwy 212 over Beartooth Pass to Red Lodge for the night.

Not sure about Wednesday, some advice says we should go back into the park to pick up Dead Indian Pass and Summit. It appears to be one of those special places where you just HAVE TO visit at least once. After that we'll probably push on to Sheridan, WY to spend the night. I'm thinking about the Mill Inn http://www.sheridanmillinn.com/. It's a converted flour mill with reasonable prices and a lot of historic appeal. I'll get some more info and decide soon.

From Sheridan it's just 223 boring miles back to the Elkview Campground to join up with the rally. We can do a little exploring in the morning and roll into Sturgis on Thursday afternoon.

The fine print…
1. This IS NOT a USCA rally. It’s just a few folks who are going on a ride together.
2. I’m not “in charge” I just did the leg work.
3. You are all on your own to make reservations in the places that we’re staying or where ever you’d like. I chose plain cheap places that looked clean and had air conditioning. You can go upscale or you can camp if you want. Be very careful about other places you may choose. I looked at one really nice lodge only to find out that it lacked indoor toilets. Also, NONE of the actual Yellowstone properties run by the National Park Service have air conditioning.
4. We’re going into a national park and that's not free. Most of us are seniors and if you are 62+ you can get a lifetime pass for just $10. You can probably get one ahead of time in your own home town. Google, THE NATIONAL PARKS AND FEDERAL RECREATIONAL LANDS SENIOR PASS. For the younger set, a seven day pass is $20 for a motorcycle. I don’t know what they think we are, what with the extra wheel and all.
5. If you don’t like where we’re going, when we leave or the route we’re taking, do your own thing. Please let us know so we don’t have to go looking for you or suffer the guilt of not looking for you.
6. You don’t register for this ride but it would be very nice if you told us you are coming.
7. If you think that you have a few months to think this over, you’re wrong. If you plan to make this ride you need to start making reservations. The accommodations, especially the ones normal folks can afford, fill up months in advance. It IS NOT TOO EARLY.
8. Got a question or better, a suggestion? Call me at 612-759-4666 or Al@AlOlme.com works too.
9. No, I will not be dressing up as a cowboy.
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Posted 10/12/2014 2:22 PM (#80654 - in reply to #79836)
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It's a ways off but I might be interested in joining you. Since I know you'll be monitoring this thread, Al, ( and I might completely forget about it) I'm posting this reply in hopes you might PM me next Spring and remind me to firm up my plans.

Big question is always--bring the dog or the wife?
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Al Olme
Posted 10/12/2014 6:55 PM (#80659 - in reply to #80654)
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I can't give you any guidance on the og vs. wife question but... I'm bringing mine [wife that is, I don'thave a dog]
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Posted 12/15/2014 4:54 PM (#81701 - in reply to #79836)
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I am going to talk to my wife tonight and we will start looking at ways to join in the fun. Do you have a tentative head count yet for this little adventure leading up to the rally
Yellowstone is definitely on my bucket list of places to take the wife.

EDIT: OK I am happy to say it looks like we are going to work on participating in this ride. We have to work out a few details as we camp and have a little dog in tow.
might have to tow the rig most of the way then drop off the truck somewhere until the ride home.

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Al Olme
Posted 12/16/2014 6:27 PM (#81722 - in reply to #81701)
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I'm not too proud to tow my rig to a place where I want to ride. Anybody who gives you a hard time about it can kiss my grits. I'd rather arrive and be able to have fun riding than to beat my self to death getting to a great place and be too whipped to ride when I arrive.

We'll be towing our rig out at least as far as Sturgis and then going on the rig from there. BTW, most of the Raid folks will stay in cheap motels during the Raid but you can certainly camp if you want.

How many are going to go on the Raid? Who knows? We usually find out at the starting point and go from there.
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Posted 12/17/2014 12:11 PM (#81742 - in reply to #79836)
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You need a bigger sidecar so you don't have to choose between the wife and the dog. I much prefer my wife over a dog. She has ridden with me for 45 years (and about 100,000 miles.) and I think I'll keep her. Enough about that. We will be at the Elkview at least 2 days before the rally starts and the folks there will have places to park your rig-haulers if you need such. If that doesn't work we have a big back yard in Rapid City - about 30 miles away.
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Posted 12/31/2014 1:17 PM (#81939 - in reply to #79836)
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we will be firming up our plans and making reservations soon for camping during the Raid ride. I have been working on finding the best campgrounds based on where everyone is staying each night in the Motels.
I just wanted to see if there might be others interested in camping
So far we are thinking we will trailer everything to Sheridan and leave our truck at a campsite then ride to Yellowstone and camp, Ride with the group then camp just short of Red Lodge, ride with the group and camp at Sheridan, load rig back on truck and make ride to Elkview to camp for the Rally.
This is not set in stone yet but seems to be the best plan so far
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Posted 1/19/2015 3:34 PM (#82276 - in reply to #79836)
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OK so I just confirmed a site at Yellowstone RV park for the 21st and 22nd, I was sort of surprised to hear they only had 3 spots open when I called today. Good thing I didn't wait any longer
So now I'm waiting on a call back from Perry's RV on 212 just outside Red Lodge. I spoke with Peter at Peter D's RV in Sheridan about parking my truck and trailer there for a couple days and then camping there on the 25th, looks like we can work something out on that part.
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Posted 1/19/2015 4:45 PM (#82277 - in reply to #82276)
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IF you're planning on going on the Great Yellowstone Raid...

It is not too early to make reservations. Things fill up fast [read the previous post on camping] and late reservations may be at significantly higher prices.
We [TLMaryann and I] are staying in cheap motels that seem to be friendly and clean. Here are our reservations...

Sunday, June 21 and Monday, June 22 [departing on the morning of June 23]
The Yellowstone River Motel, Gardiner, MT. They are closed now but are taking reservations by email at sleep@yellowstonerivermotel.com. Details at http://www.yellowstonerivermotel.com/

Tuesday, June 23 [one night only]
The Yodler Motel, Red Lodge, MT. They are open and you can call them at 866-446-1435 or 406-446-1435. One of the owners, Tulsa [she] is a sidecar driver! For details http://www.yodelermotel.com/

Wednesday, June 24 [one night only]
The Mill Inn, Sheridan, WY. They were once an operating flour mill and on the National Register of Historic Places. They are open and you can call them at (307) 672-6401 or Toll Free (888) 357-6455. For details http://www.sheridanmillinn.com/

On Thursday we should be back in Sturgis and you can settle into your accommodations for the rally. Call me with questions or send an email to Al@AlOlme.com. If you are planning to come, please let me know but it's never too late to change your mind and come anyway [although you may be sleeping on the ground].
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Posted 1/19/2015 5:08 PM (#82279 - in reply to #82277)
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and just like that plans get changed and or tweaked a bit, I was not real pleased with my results in Sheridan as to camping and parking my truck for a couple days. it would have probably worked out but it just wasn't a done deal for me. Also I wasn't real happy with other sites I was finding, SO I looked outward a little and found a great place in Buffalo about 30 miles south of Sheridan. I have decided we will leave our truck there and camp there while others stop in Sheridan for the night. if any one else is going to camp we will be staying at Deer Park. on the 24th
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Posted 3/6/2015 6:42 PM (#83235 - in reply to #82279)
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Here's an update and more detail on the ride...

TLMaryann and I will be staying in Gardiner, MT at the Yellowstone River Motel [hereinafter the YRM] http://www.yellowstonerivermotel.com on Sunday evening, June 21, 2015. The YRM is a Mom and Pop place with a new and an old [sorry, they say “vintage”] wing. Cheap clean rooms according to all reports, with air conditioning, free WiFi and close to lots of places to eat. I picked this place because they were nice on the phone, recommended by other motels in the area and the only place with anything approaching reasonable rates. STAYING IN OR NEAR YELLOWSTONE IS EXPENSIVE! Would you believe that the Super 8 was $160 a night? The Travel Lodge started at $545 a night, for a Travel Lodge!

NB- The Yellowstone River Motel is closed until the middle of April. They are answering email [slowly] but you can call and reserve on April 15th according to their last communication.

Anyway, The YRM has reasonable rates for the area [$96 - $129] and they offer an AARP discount, so figure about 10% less. We'll stay there for two nights departing on the morning of the 23rd. The motel is less than a mile from the North Entrance Road

For Monday and Tuesday we'll explore Yellowstone. Plan on about 4 or 5 hours a day in the saddle with lots of time to stop and enjoy the scenery and all the natural wonders our nation's first national park has to offer. On Monday, its 56 miles from our motel to Old Faithful but folks say it will take about 2 hours. There are wonders to see along the way either outbound or on the return. We'll be on Hwy 89 for most of the day. It will be a full day. Of course if you don't want to ride with the group that's fine, just tell us that you're striking out on your own and when to call the park rangers if you don't show up back at the motel.

On Tuesday, we'll branch off Hwy 89 to go on the east side of the park via Hwy 20 and then in the afternoon we'll head out of the park via the Grand Loop Road and Hwy 212 over Beartooth Pass to Red Lodge for the night. We’re staying at the Yodeler Motel, 601 S Broadway Ave, Red Lodge, MT 59068 406-446-1435 http://yodelermotel.com/ . One of the owners, Tulsa [she], has a sidecar rig and a big dog to ride in it.

Not sure about Wednesday, some advice says we should go back into the park to pick up Dead Indian Pass and Summit. It appears to be one of those special places where you just HAVE TO visit at least once.  There is an alternate route back so the group can either split up for that stage or all decide to pick one route. Either way, we'll push on to Sheridan, WY to spend the night. Staying at the Mill Inn 2161 Coffeen Avenue, Sheridan, WY 82801 307-672-6401 http://www.sheridanmillinn.com . It's a converted flour mill with reasonable prices and a lot of historic appeal.

From Sheridan it's just [possibly 223 boring] miles back to the Elkview Campground to join up with the rally.  I'm looking for things to see and do along the way.  Again, there are a couple of routes and we can decide based on personal preference.  We can do a little exploring in the morning and roll into Sturgis on Thursday afternoon.

Just a note here, we will have a chase vehicle with the trailer "just in case".

The fine print…
1. This IS NOT a USCA rally. It’s just a few folks who are going on a ride together.
2. I’m not “in charge” I just did the leg work.
3. You are all on your own to make reservations in the places that we’re staying or where ever you’d like. I chose plain cheap places that looked clean and had air conditioning. You can go upscale or you can camp if you want. Be very careful about other places you may choose. I looked at one really nice lodge only to find out that it lacked indoor toilets.
4. We’re going into a national park. Most of us are seniors and if you are 62+ you can get a lifetime pass for just $10. You can probably get one ahead of time in your own home town. Google, THE NATIONAL PARKS AND FEDERAL RECREATIONAL LANDS SENIOR PASS. For the younger set, a seven day pass is $20 for a motorcycle. I don’t know what they think we are, what with the extra wheel and all but I used the Senior Pass at the Devil’s Tower Park and it worked fine.
5. If you don’t like where we’re going, when we leave or the route we’re taking, do your own thing. Please let us know so we don’t have to go looking for you or suffer the guilt of not looking for you.
6. You don’t register for this ride but it would be very nice if you told us you are coming.
7. If you think that you have a few months to think this over, you’re wrong. If you plan to make this ride you need to start making reservations. The accommodations, especially the ones normal folks can afford, fill up months in advance. It IS NOT TOO EARLY.
8. Got a question or better, a suggestion? Call me at 612-759-4666 or Al@AlOlme.com works too.
9. No, I will not be dressing up as a cowboy.

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Al Olme
Posted 3/6/2015 7:27 PM (#83236 - in reply to #83235)
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If you want to get a taste of the Yellowstone Raid, go to http://www.takemytrip.com/statemap_yellowstone.htm . We won't see it all but there is a lot to see.
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Posted 3/6/2015 7:39 PM (#83237 - in reply to #79836)
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It did not work.
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Al Olme
Posted 3/7/2015 12:52 PM (#83242 - in reply to #83237)
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Works for me, give it another try. Start at #15 on the map. That's home base for the first two nights.
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Posted 3/7/2015 1:37 PM (#83244 - in reply to #79836)
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OK it work this time. LOL
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Posted 3/8/2015 4:24 PM (#83266 - in reply to #83244)
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It looks like the Beartooth Highway has its own facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/beartoothhighway I just can't believe the scenery we'll be traveling through. There are other pages about the highway and the pass, here are a couple of others I found http://www.bearthoothhighway.com , http://www.motorcycleroads.com/75/356/Wyoming/Beartooth-Pass.html
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Posted 3/11/2015 4:12 PM (#83324 - in reply to #83266)
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looking over the map and other links is getting me really stoked for this trip. any tally on riders joining in the raid so far
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Posted 3/11/2015 6:20 PM (#83325 - in reply to #83324)
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Since we didn't ask for registration for the ride we have no idea. The only people I'm sure of are TLMaryann and me, oh, and the chase truck driver. I've had folks say they were coming and many more ask for more info but I didn't ask for hard commitments because it's supposed to be an informal thing. If you are planning on coming, YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR MOTEL/CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS NOW. The ride will be successful if everyone who goes has a good time, not based on the number who go. If we have too big a crowd it would be a logistics issue but we've dealt with that before.

I'm hoping that the Beartooth pass will be open. If it's closed I have an alternate route.
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Posted 3/15/2015 9:27 PM (#83402 - in reply to #79836)
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AL

Thanks for putting this together. I've ridden the Beartooth and it is every bit as good as folks say. If you can, I recommend you do as others have suggested and ride back into the Park from Red Lodge, Pick up the Chief Joseph and do Dead Indian, then hitch onto WY 120 down into Cody and take either US 14 to Sheridan (or 16 to Buffalo for the folks staying there). Both 14 and 16 are nice rides too.

As you know, weather in June in that part of the country, and the elevations involved, can be iffy.

I'm planning to travel east to my mumblemumblemumble-th college reunion June 12/13 in Beloit WI, then west to the Chief Joseph Rally in John Day OR the next weekend, then back east to Sturgis before retuning home. The Google says that's over 6,000 miles round trip the fast way with no scenic roads. But I'm certainly planning on avoiding the interstate as much as possible and time permits.

I'm trying to figure out how and where to meet up with y'all. It's a couple of days from John Day to Gardiner.

I hate to over-plan stuff but you are right about making reservations and I need to get on with that.

Thanks,
Duncan
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Al Olme
Posted 3/15/2015 10:00 PM (#83403 - in reply to #83402)
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Duncan,

We are planning to backtrack over the Beartooth to take in Chief Joseph Hwy and Dead Indian pass. Several folks have said that going over the beartooth from the other direction is like riding a different road. If folks aren't up for a day that long, we have a shorter route figured out straight down to Cody and then 14 [a nice ride in itself along side the Shell River] into Sheridan.

As far as meeting up... We're staying in Gardiner at the Yellowstone River Motel on Sunday 6/21 and Monday 6/22. On Tuesday we'll be in Red Lodge at The Yodeler Motel and on Wednesday 6/25 we're at The Mill Inn in Sheridan. You can pick us up anywhere along the way [anyone can come and/or go as they wish].
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Posted 3/23/2015 3:19 PM (#83556 - in reply to #79836)
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Al:
Thanks for the info. I have reservations at the Yodeler on Tuesday 6/23 and The Sheridan Mill Inn on Wednesday 6/24. Left a message and email with Yellowstone River folks for Monday 6/21.

Hope to see you in a couple of months.

Just out of curiosity, is it really true you have the Honeymoon Suite at the Mill Inn - with the red, heart shaped, sauna tub?

Thanks,
Duncan
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Posted 3/24/2015 2:40 PM (#83571 - in reply to #79836)
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I may have to join in at some point. I am heading out from home the 17th and had planned on running up to Manitowac and taking the SS Badger across Lake Michigan. From there I will most likely head over the Mackinac bridge to the UP and then start working my way West. Not sure when or where to get to Sturgis but it is entirely possible to cross paths with this here ride most likely at Sheridan. I will be on a new rig so I guess I need to see how that is going to work out also.
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Posted 3/24/2015 2:49 PM (#83572 - in reply to #83556)
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Quote Duncan, "Just out of curiosity, is it really true you have the Honeymoon Suite at the Mill Inn - with the red, heart shaped, sauna tub? "


Eh... yeah, sure, why not?
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Posted 4/20/2015 6:05 PM (#84017 - in reply to #79836)
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Re: Al OLme.
I have already registered for the Sturgis event.
I am planning on heading for the Twin Cities to visit family after Sturgis.
Should be a good ride.
I grew up in Richfield and Medicine Lake.
Looking forward to meeting you in person at Sturgis

Del Lonnquist www.RightLaneAmerica.com
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Posted 4/20/2015 9:29 PM (#84024 - in reply to #79836)
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This sounds like a good ride Al.
I picked up a Mini Mate Tent trailer from Open Road Outfitters when I went through Virginia, and camped 30 nights on my rides through the south.
If I can get some of the other obligations out of the way I will give some thought to your ride through Yellowstone.
May your ride be long
Be Fantastic
Del
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Posted 4/20/2015 10:36 PM (#84026 - in reply to #84024)
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Del,

I don't know the mix of campers vs. motel folks but we have some of each. You're more than welcome either way.
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Posted 5/7/2015 1:21 PM (#84272 - in reply to #79836)
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Thanks to the help from AJ1200, I have all my camping reservations confirmed and will see you in Yellowstone but unfortunately with out my traveling Bassett, Tripper. She has the summer off.
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Posted 5/25/2015 5:49 PM (#84526 - in reply to #79836)
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Tripper is coming after all. Where we meeting up?
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Posted 6/4/2015 8:29 AM (#84725 - in reply to #79836)
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I'd like to see about meeting up Sun. afternoon or early evening for coffee and general conversations. How about it.
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Posted 6/4/2015 9:21 AM (#84727 - in reply to #84725)
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The "Plan" [such as it is] is to meet at the Yellowstone River Motel on Sunday as critical mass arrives. I'm guessing that'll be around 4-5 PM. The camp ground that has been mentioned so far is just down the street from the motel so as folks gather we'll send a scout down to look for silly three-wheeled vehicles and invite them down. If anyone else has a different/better idea, have at it, you won't hurt anyone's feelings with a different plan.

We'll probably look for a common place for dinner Sunday evening but that meal, like all the others, is on your own so you can join in or seek the quiet pleasure of your own company.

Sunday evening, after dinner we'll have a little meeting to set expectations and make sure everyone knows the basic route for the next day. Remember, if you don't want to go where we're going, you are more than welcome to strike out on your own. EVERYTHING regarding routes and times is subject to change based on traffic, weather and bears.
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Posted 6/4/2015 9:54 AM (#84728 - in reply to #84727)
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Now that sounds like a great plan to me
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Posted 6/4/2015 9:59 PM (#84739 - in reply to #84728)
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Yep, works for me too.
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Posted 6/19/2015 9:43 AM (#84972 - in reply to #79836)
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Hi Everybody.
I'll be leaving Helena, MT Tuesday morning at 5AM and will try and be in Gardiner by the time you are all set to leave for the Bear Tooth ride.
Should be great fun.
I had a chance to show off my sidecar rig and my new USCA Tee Shirt on local TV last night.
Check out the happy new reporter getting his first ride in a sidecar.
We talked about Alzheimer's and Long Distance riding.
See it here: http://www.ktvh.com/news/headlines/Life-After-Alzheimers--308307701...
See you Tuesday in Gardiner and Thursday at the rally.
Be Fantastic
Del Lonnquist #8504
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Posted 6/20/2015 11:40 PM (#84983 - in reply to #79836)
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If you are still planning on spending Tuesday night at the Mill Inn in Sheriden, I'll meet up with you there Tuesday night. Then ride with your group on to Sturgis Wednesday.

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dholaday
Posted 6/27/2015 6:57 PM (#85093 - in reply to #79836)
Subject: Re: The Great Yellowstone Raid - 2015



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A big Thank You to Al Olme for putting together The Great Yellowstone Raid. He did a great job selecting motorcycle-friendly motels, beginning and ending points for each days ride, and interesting routes to get from point to point.

He's also pretty good at herding cats

Well done, Al, and many thanks

Duncan
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AJ1200
Posted 7/1/2015 1:12 PM (#85163 - in reply to #85093)
Subject: Re: The Great Yellowstone Raid - 2015



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I would also like to thank Al for putting together a nice ride

I would also like to thank EVERYONE that helped us get off the road and to our next stop when my alternator failed while riding across Bear Tooth Pass
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Doug Hasert
Posted 7/12/2015 1:05 AM (#85342 - in reply to #79836)
Subject: Re: The Great Yellowstone Raid - 2015


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We were in West Yellowstone KOA on Monday 22 to Thursday 25. Did not have my sidecar but met our son from Bloomington MN. We now are AZ residents. Toured the park for 2 days but missed seeing any sidecars. I still run my sidecar daily but my wife won't take long trips in it for health reasons. Sorry we missed you Al, maybe next year . Doug Hasert
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