Vacation – The Route – rev. 3

** I’ve chagned the “post” date for this, so it is always at the top. I will fix this when we return, and the “vacation” blog goes back to its normal programming. **

My home page (nxtplato.com) is kind of in flux, as I’m trying to figure out exactly what to do with it during (and after) the trip.

As for “the big trip,” we’re finally making reservations, and figuring out an exact route (ish)..

So far, the route to Sundance looks like this:

Sat – July 5 – Sequim to Oroville
297 miles – h – 297

Sun – July 6 – Oroville to Libby, MT
298 miles – c – 595

Mon – July 7 – Libby, MT to Glacier National Park
172 miles – h – 767

Tues – July 8 – Glacier NP to White Sulphur Springs, MT
329 miles – c – 1096

Wed – July 9 – White Sulphur Springs to Sheridan, WY
309 miles – h – 1405

Thurs – July 10 – Sheridan, WY to Sundance, WY
166 miles – x – 1571

That gives us seven days to explore Sundance/Deadwood/Mt. Rushmore & the world out there.
Then the route home:

Thursday – July 17 – Sundance, WY to Cody, WY
367 miles – c – 1938

Friday – July 18 – Cody, WY to Teton National Park
205 miles – c – 2143

Saturday – July 19 – Grand Teton NP to Bruneau Dunes SP, ID
343 miles – c – 2486

Sunday – July 20 – Bruneau Dunes SP, ID to Bend, OR
376 miles – h – 2862

Monday – July 21 – Bend, OR to Coos Bay, OR
321 miles – h – 3183

Tuesday – July 22 – Coos Bay

Wednesday – July 23th – Coos Bay, OR to Astoria, OR
231 miles – h – 3414

Thursday – July 24th – Astoria, OR to Sequim, WA
267 miles – h – 3681

Bike Time

So, not a lot of posting activity of late. We’ve been doing a lot of work on the bikes in prep for the upcoming trip. In the past week, we’ve:

Installed running lights
wired power to the “dash”
installed communications into our helmets
installed “nerf” bars (w/ highway pegs)
re-wired the “dash” (first time was ugly & messy. Then I had a brainstorm, and we re-wired ’em so they look good).

I’ll try to post some new pics tomorrow, but no promises, as it’s Disc Golf Day!

I added a link to “Mrs. Beowuff’s” site… check out the links on the right.

Dog Park

Our Saturday ritual trip to the off-leash dog park. Its cooler out
than it’s been every other time we’ve been here, and the dog has more
energy than usual… The monster. (he’s the front one in the
picture).

long day…

So, apparently, Clinton is finally going to concede, and let the rest of us get on with our lives. Should have done it months ago, and she has yet to do it, so we’ll see on Saturday.

ANYWAYS… I was going to think of something insightful, or new to post, but it’s just been a long day, so this is it. Maybe if I can’t sleep, I post something cool from my phone, eh?

I’ve been trying to find some sort of on-line website creation tool, so I can do something cool(ish) with my domain, but the search has been fruitless thus far. Maybe tomorrow will show me the way.

MD

Do the Doo…

A fun-filled weekend! Saturday, we went down to Llama park, for a round of disc golf, and picked up some new discs while we were there. Scott (I believe the guy’s name) who runs the pro-shop is an excelent player, and a very nice guy. He gave us some quick pointers while we were there. He’s been a sponsored player for 13 years! Can’t wait for this weekend to try out the discs, and the lessons!

On Sunday, we got up early, and rode over to N. Seattle for a KLR Tech Day with a fellow KLR riders from KLR650.net. At our busiest we had about 14 KLR’s there, which was a pretty cool sight. The new tires (Avon Gripsters), and the 16-tooth front sprockets we had put on worked great. the tires are nice and quiet, and much easier to take over the metal grating on the Hood Canal Bridge. The 16-tooth sprocket dropped the freeway RPM’s a lot, and made for a quieter, smoother ride.

We had a lot of fun working on the bikes. J & I both replaced our Doo‘s. It was interesting having the side of the motor off! J’s kickstand broke when we parked on the ferry, which added a nice twist to the day. After installing a lowering-link on his KLR, we cut a section out of the kickstand, and used a piece of PVC to join the sections back together. Naturally, the PVC broke.

J’s bike hit the ground twice, once falling (unattended) off a milk crate and hitting the driveway, and once sliding down the wall while he was doing the doo.

I wish I had my camera out for the whole tech day, but no pix this time. I was pretty much covered in grease the whole day.

We’re that much closer to July, though!